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Here comes some anima drought relief, as Blizzard have added an increasing rewards system depending on how far along players are with their Covenant upgrades, but with some specific rules. Each rank upgrade of all Covenant structures will add 1 anima item to all anima rewards:

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Since we increased Anima drops a few weeks ago, we’ve seen a lot of feedback that obtaining Anima still feels as though it becomes too difficult as you progress into the later tiers of the features of your Covenant. We don’t want players to feel as though spending 10,000 Anima on a feature upgrade is ever the wrong thing to do. The heroes of Azeroth have made a great impact in the Shadowlands, and continuously defeating the Jailer’s forces should make Anima more plentiful.

With hotfixes that have just gone live in all regions,

  • Three new Achievements have been added for upgrading all four of your Covenant Sanctum features to tiers 1, 2, and 3.
  • Anima rewards now scale upward when you earn each new Achievement for unlocking a tier on all four of the features in your Covenant Sanctum.

Now, when you upgrade all of your Covenant features (the Adventures system, transportation network, Anima conductor, and Queen’s Conservatory/Ember Court/Path of Ascension/Abominable Stitching) to tier 1, you’ll receive an Achievement and see all uncommon and rare Anima rewards increase by 1 Anima item. This means that after you hit tier 1 on all four structures, a World Quest the previously rewarded 4 Anima items worth 35 Anima each (for a total of 140 Anima) will now reward 5 items for a total of 175 Anima. When you upgrade all four Covenant features to tier 2, that same World Quest will reward a total of 210 Anima, and with the tier 3 Achievement, it will reward 7 Anima items, for a total of 245 Anima.

The new Achievements will be granted to player-characters who already have the required Sanctum feature tiers when you next log in, and you can start earning the additional Anima immediately.

As always, thank you very much for your feedback!

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But it's just character based and not account wide...basically go farm more Anima to unlock the increase of Anima gain per Character.

I get annoyed with doing it on just one character let alone on a series of alts.

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9 minutes ago, Ragingwolf said:

But it's just character based and not account wide...basically go farm more Anima to unlock the increase of Anima gain per Character.

I get annoyed with doing it on just one character let alone on a series of alts.

I have 10 level 60s and I'm DONE. I got all 4 Covenants maxed and there is no way I am going to do it again and again and again and again...

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45 minutes ago, Wildwitch said:

I have 10 level 60s and I'm DONE. I got all 4 Covenants maxed and there is no way I am going to do it again and again and again and again...

You're quite the over-achiever :)...I don't even have one maxed Covenant. 

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1 minute ago, Calysia said:

You're quite the over-achiever :)...I don't even have one maxed Covenant. 

Um...well...um...sorry...I have over 55 characters that are 50 plus. (20 are Horde) I had nothing else to do in BFA but level characters LOL Sadly they will all sit and collect dust. Even my Horde. They are not unique in this XPAC and I can't do the same story 55 times.

(Stuck at home with chronic pain. I choose WOW as my drug instead of prescriptions.) No reason to play for the last month though...

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+35/70/105 per one loot/quest is pretty good boost.At least for ppl who didn't expect to build fully upgraded sanctum and own all anima sets/cosmetic items before first major patch.
But still. those achievements should be account-wide because keep progress with alts is much more difficult and time consuming than it was in prev. expansions.

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is this achievement account bound or just for the character who upgraded the tiers?

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This doesn’t feel like enough. I’ve stopped playing because there’s nothing to do except grind and spend anima right now. 

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7 hours ago, Hagersen said:

is this achievement account bound or just for the character who upgraded the tiers?

It's Blizzard we're talking about. Take a wild guess! Yes, that's right... character only.

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" We don’t want players to feel as though spending 10,000 Anima on a feature upgrade is ever the wrong thing to do" cuz even with this hotfix it will take months to recoup the loss of upgrading . no way 100% increase will net u 40k anima in a few months

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1 hour ago, elmurufdd said:

" We don’t want players to feel as though spending 10,000 Anima on a feature upgrade is ever the wrong thing to do" cuz even with this hotfix it will take months to recoup the loss of upgrading . no way 100% increase will net u 40k anima in a few months

I feel like it should take some time for each one, personally. If it's just instant and doesn't take any work, it isn't rewarding for me.

It is funny that this comes out about 3 days after I finished maxing my main's covenant sanctum, though. I had been grinding WQs for anima so hard, now my map has 3k available on it, haha.

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