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Leveling Alts Through the Threads of Fate Leveling System in Shadowlands

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Your alt can ignore the Shadowlands' main narrative linear arc and level up by completing bonus objectives like world quests and killing rares.

Leveling on your first character in Shadowlands will be linear, so you must complete the new zones in a fixed order: Bastion > Maldraxxus > Ardenweald > Revendreth.

After completing the Shadowlands Intro Questline on your second character (alt), you will be able to choose from two leveling options when you arrive at Oribos. An NPC appears and freezes you in place.

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Fatescribe Roh-Tahl gives you the "Threads of Fate" quest, and you can choose whether you'd like to level up your character through world quests, side quests, and bonus objectives, skipping the main narrative, or moving from one zone to another through the main narrative arc, just like you did on your first character. If you pick The Threads of Fate, your choice cannot be undone.

  1. The Threads of Fate - Level up by doing world quests, side quests, bonus objectives, and dungeons. Main storyline quests will be skipped, and you will choose your covenant immediately. You will have access to all Shadowlands zones except the Maw. This choice is final and cannot be undone.
  2. Replay Storyline - Level up by playing through the main Shadowlands storyline, just as you did on your first character. You will move zone by zone through the narrative arc before reaching level 60 and selecting a covenant. If you change your mind, you can return to the Fatescribe at any time and choose to follow the Threads of Fate.

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Choosing the Threads of Fate makes you immediately pick a Covenant, and you can also select a zone where you'd like to start your journey.

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Here's an example of the quest from Bastion, and the main quest of the zone revolves around aiding the Kyrians by completing side quests, bonus objectives, world quests, and slaying rare creatures, including dungeon bosses.

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The new feature is fantastic because you have more flexibility and won't be forced to complete the same story repeatedly!

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this is an excellent way to handle alts imo, I only wish we had this during bfa were a lot of toons got neglected. I for one hope they keep this system moving forward in future expansions to help keep Altaholics like myself from feeling forced to play 1 toon exclusively all the time. now if they want to go one step further and have all reputation gains be account wide so alts don't have to grind individually for rep locked stuff that would be just wonderful

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Huh. Well, I started moving my alts into Oribos already so I could train professions, before completing the storyline on my first. So I didn't get informed of this option, and it sounds like I will never get it.

I wasn't sure anyway if I wanted to use it because of the permanence of the lockout, and the fact that no source I've seen talks about what else you may be locked out of (accidentally or not) if you go that route.

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10 hours ago, solitha said:

Huh. Well, I started moving my alts into Oribos already so I could train professions, before completing the storyline on my first. So I didn't get informed of this option, and it sounds like I will never get it.

I wasn't sure anyway if I wanted to use it because of the permanence of the lockout, and the fact that no source I've seen talks about what else you may be locked out of (accidentally or not) if you go that route.

I did something similar but saw a separate post wowhead (but quoting from warcraftdevs twitter I think) that you can still get the choice even if you started leveling the alt in SL (after you complete the story once).

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12 hours ago, Momadance said:

 

I did something similar but saw a separate post wowhead (but quoting from warcraftdevs twitter I think) that you can still get the choice even if you started leveling the alt in SL (after you complete the story once).

Yeah, I saw that too. I'm still leery about it though. I don't want to get locked out of anything ?

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