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Community Manager Ythisens confirmed that world scaling impacts older raid content. The bug most notably affects Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor raids. As a result, their health will be significantly reduced in a future hotfix that Blizzard plans to release before the weekend.
As many players have noticed, changes to how creature health is determined in Patch 7.3.5 had a meaningful impact on some older raid content. This has been particularly noticeable in Warlords of Draenor and Mists of Pandaria raids. We’ve been discussing this topic constantly since the first threads popped up after the patch.
We want to be clear: our intention was never to greatly increase the difficulty of soloing old raid content for transmog or mount runs, but a side effect of the creature health tuning we did for leveling players. We’re currently working on a fix that will significantly reduce the health of Warlords and Mists raid bosses.
Thank you for all of your feedback and discussion on this issue. We’re sorry for the frustration, and we’re working to have you all back in there beating down those old raid bosses as soon as possible (hopefully before the weekend).
We compiled a list of undocumented changes in Patch 7.3.5.
Patch 7.3.5 Undocumented Changes
Below is a list of changes that were not found in the official Patch 7.3.5 Patch Notes. A list of known issues that will be fixed soon via hotfixes can be found here and the latest information about 7.3.5 here.
Uuna has a new secret scenario in Patch 7.3.5. (More Info) Lunarwing can now /sit. (More Info) Similar to how Glory of the Ulduar Raider rewards both mounts, so does the Observed title award <The Starcaller> & <The Astral Walker> titles at the same time. Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal received a new model. (More Info) Leveling
Cold Weather Flying, Flight Master's License and Wisdom of the Four Winds have been removed. You can now fly in Northrend, Pandaria and Cataclysm zones with Expert Riding. (More Info) Primary and secondary stats on heirlooms have been decreased, but the XP increase remains unchanged. All zones now have chapters. You no longer have to complete a fixed amount of quests to get credits toward The Loremaster achievements. (More Info) Micro-Holidays
Trial of Style got a couple of new decoration items and set rewards. (More Info) Call of the Scarab received two new temporary qiraji mounts: Ruby Qiraji Resonating Crystal & Sapphire Qiraji Resonating Crystal. (More Info) Pets
There's a new achievement from Pet Battles (Family Brawler) that rewards Master Trainer's Tabard. (More Info) A new quest chain is available in Dalaran that grants the Mailemental pet and the Postmaster title. (More Info) There's a new companion pet that should be available from the phased version of Silithus: The Wound - Silithid Mini-Tank. (More Info) New Hunter tames are available in Patch 7.3.5. (More Info) PvP
The first battleground win of the day rewards Wakening Essences. (More Info) Vicious War Fox (PvP mount) can be purchased for 1 Vicious Saddle. (More Info) Quests
Argus weekly quests Invasion Onslaught and Fuel of a Doomed World now reward 1,000 reputation with both Argussian Reach & Army of the Light factions. (More Info // More Info) Elite and Profession World Quests on Argus now reward reputation with Argussian Reach & Army of the Light factions. Many low-level items have been added to the game along with world scaling. (More Info) Ogmot the Mad is a new rare mob that can be found in Silithus. He drops Ogmot's Dream Journal, where we learn how eager he is to become the vessel of the Old Gods. The journal has ten pages and covers interesting events. (More Info) Toys
Orb of Deception can turn Pandaren into Allied Races characters. (More Info)
The release date of Patch 7.3.5 draws close and our content hub contains all necessary information to guide you through it.
The latest information about Legion's final content patch.
Patch 7.3.5 is Legion's last content patch. The most prominent features are world scaling, Ulduar Timewalking and the Seething Shore battleground.
Update: (January 17)
Patch 7.3.5 is now live in all regions and the first bugs started to emerge. World scaling crippled soloing old content and Blizzard is currently working to fix the issue. We also reported about Orb of Deception transforming Pandaren into Allied Races characters. At this time we don't know if that's intended, but expect a round of hotfixes soon! We also compiled a list of undocumented changes that can be found below.
Black Qiraji Battle Tank Model Update
Scarab Lords rejoice! The Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal mount received a new model.
Legion Epilogue Cinematics
Two new cinematics are available to all players that start the new quest line in Silithus.
A list of undocumented changes that were omitted from the official 7.3.5 patch notes.
Update: (January 15)
Patch 7.3.5 goes live this week. Here are the official patch notes.
Patch 7.3.5 Release Date Speculation
Ruby Qiraji Resonating Crystal and Sapphire Qiraji Resonating Crystal are new Qiraji mounts that have been added to the game in Patch 7.3.5. They will be available only during Call of the Scarab micro-holiday. Call of the Scarab is scheduled for January 21, 2018, so Patch 7.3.5 should go live before the event.
Possible Release Dates
Extended maintenance is scheduled for this week. We'll update this hub with additional information as they become available (official patch notes, background download, etc.)
January 2 January 9 January 16 New Qiraji Mounts (Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday)
Patch 7.3.5 contains files for Allied Races, giving Blizzard the opportunity to enable them at any time after the patch goes live. During PTR testing, we looked at unlock requirements, special Heritage Armor, racials, tabards, and unlock scenarios. Four Allied Races will be available before Battle for Azeroth launches. Dark Iron Dwarves and Zandalari Trolls are gated behind the new expansion's campaign. We still have no information about their class options, but in a Q/A, Blizzard mentioned they are exploring the option to allow Dark Iron Dwarves to be Death Knights and Zandalari Trolls will be able to roll Druids.
You must purchase Battle for Azeroth and have an existing character of at least level 110 on the destination realm of your Allied Race character. Allied Races are also gated behind reputation and various achievements. All requirements are account-wide.
Level up an Allied Race character from 20 to 110 and unlock special account-wide armor that's not restricted by type.
Highmountain Tauren Druid Forms
Highmountain Tauren have unique Druid forms. In our preview, we looked at their travel, cat, bear and flight forms!
Four new racial mounts have been added for Allied Races. Check them out!
Explore new Racial abilities and passives available to Allied Races!
We datamined four tabards for Allied Races and a new tabard from Pet Battles (Master Trainer's Tabard).
Alleria & Turalyon Reunion
After a bittersweet victory on Argus, Alleria & Turalyon return back to Azeroth.
Dalaran Mailroom Quest Guide for Patch 7.3.5
A new quest line is available in Patch 7.3.5. Pet collectors will be interested in the Mailemental pet and a portable mailbox (Katy's Stampwhistle) always comes in handy!
Flying Changes in Patch 7.3.5
You can now fly in Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Pandaria, Northrend and Deepholm just by purchasing Expert Riding.
Legendary Items in Patch 7.3.5
While there are no new Legendaries in Patch 7.3.5, you can now purchase an item for 175 Wakening Essences that allows spec-based Legendary item targeting.
The devs also posted additional clarifications for the Purified Titan Essence token.
New Companion Pets
A new Pet Battle meta-achievement and two new companions can be earned in 7.3.5.
New Hunter Pet Tames
Hunters can tame new pets in Patch 7.3.5. Find out more by visiting the link below!
Blizzard added new Allied Races Scenarios, faction embassies and there's even a scenario for Uuna! Please note that these Scenarios haven't been tested on PTR.
Allied Races & Uuna Scenarios
A preview of Fate's Veil, Forge of Aeons and other zones added in Patch 7.3.5.
Faction embassies have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind. They serve for recruiting Allied Races; almost all faction leaders can be found there. Additionally, Baine Bloodhoof, Saurfang, Trade Prince Gallywix and Nathanos all received new models.
Faction Embassies Preview #2
Our second preview focuses on changes to embassies throughout 7.3.5 testing.
Nightborne Hub (Uninstanced Nighthold)
The uninstanced version of the Nighthold has been updated with new NPCs and portals. Pandaren are teaching the Nightborne the way of the Monk and more!
Both factions have established base camps in Silithus. Will the price of victory be the very lifeblood of Azeroth?
Ogmot the Mad Foreshadowing Riddles
Ogmot the Mad is a new rare mob that can be found in Silithus. He drops Journal of Ogmot the Mad, where we learn how eager he is to become the vessel of the Old Gods. The journal has ten pages and covers interesting events.
Seething Shore Battleground
The new battleground is located off the coast of Silithus. It's a resource battle and both factions need to collect Azerite nodes to claim victory.
Trial of Style Season 2 Rewards
A couple of new items and rewards have been added to the Trial of Style micro-holiday. New sets cost Trial of Style Tokens.
Ulduar is the second Timewalking raid, available during Wrath Timewalking. Defeating Algalon now rewards both titles (Observed) and completing the Ulduar raid achievements both mounts (Glory of the Ulduar Raider). There are probably no plans to introduce a transmoggable Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings and the raid now has a single difficulty.
Vicious War Fox Mount
The PvP mount datamined back in Patch 7.3 is finally available for 1 Vicious Saddle.
A highly anticipated feature of 7.3.5 is the introduction of zone scaling. Zones have level caps, difficulty and quest rewards scale with your level. At level 58, you can choose between Outland or Northrend, at level 80 it becomes a choice between Cataclysm zones & Pandaria. Find out more about zone scaling below!
In addition to zone scaling, all zones now have chapters and completing a fixed number of quests is no longer required for Loremaster achievements.
World scaling has brought many issues to the game and the most crucial change is related to dungeons and soloing old content. The health pool of bosses, even at max level, has been increased within raids and according to some reports, players are having difficulties to solo certain bosses.
Update: Blizzard is currently investigating the issues with performance in raids. So it's not working as intended!
Placeholder for tweet 953726563270279168 The base health of bosses in raids has significantly increased across all difficulties. Bosses that previously died within seconds now take more time, because abilities start to kick in. Siege of Orgrimmar (Mythic) is notably harder and even decently-geared players are unable to get past the fourth boss (Sha of Pride).
Redditor Omugaru noticed that Gahz'rilla in Zul'Farrak has over 304K health for players at level 50 and it takes a solid 15 minutes to down the boss.
Tomhap wiped on Marrowgar in Icecrown Citadel with a level 100 Demon Hunter, because he did not avoid his spike mechanic.
Hezkezl noticed that dungeon mobs have less health on Heroic difficulty than on Normal. He visited Iron Docks and Everbloom Wilds.
We don't know if the changes are intended, but hopefully it's just a bug caused by applying world scaling to raids. Let us know about your soloing experience in 7.3.5 in the comments!
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The Postmaster has an important job for you! Check out our guide for the Postmaster quest chain of Patch 7.3.5.
A new quest line is started by looting Lost Mail in Dalaran in Patch 7.3.5. Earn a pet, the Postmaster title, and a portable mailbox on a 3-hour cooldown!
To learn more about Patch 7.3.5 check out our content hub here.
The quest is started by looting Lost Mail that spawns every two hours at the mailbox near the stairs to the Violet Citadel (Dalaran). Alternatively, players that have completed the quest line will have a tradable Lost Mail in their inventory.
Note: The quest chain can only be started after you either loot Lost Mail, or get one from other players that have completed the The Total Package achievement.
Lost Mail is started by looting Lost Mail. The first objective is to deliver the Lost Mail to Madam Goya in Dalaran Underbelly. She's at the Black Market Auction House. If there i a lot of PvP going on, it's a good idea to hire an Underbelly Guard for 5 minutes from Raethan for 5 Gold.
Next go to a mailbox. You will receive the following letter from the Postmaster:
It has come to my attention that you handled the delivery of a missing parcel. For that, you have my gratitude! We are in somewhat of a crunch here in the mailroom, and I have need of a capable courier. If you are interested, please visit my office. You will find the entrance behind the Magus Commerce Exchange.
The mailroom can be accessed by clicking the Mail Tube (flower pot) near the pet graveyard. You will be teleported to the mailroom and the Postmaster will have a new quest for you.
Return to Sender
Accept Return to Sender and return 9 Rejected Letters that have broken loose in the mailroom.
A Huge Package
For the next quest, you need to deliver 1,362 pieces of solid stone to the Ethereal Portal in Dalaran. Heft the solid stone in the mailroom, use the Mail Tube to return back to Dalaran and deliver the stone to the Ethereal Portal near the Antonidas Statue in Dalaran. After picking up the stone, you will only be able to walk really slowly (Encumbered), but abilities like Blink or Sprint can still help you to move faster for a brief period of time. At the portal you learn that Nexus-Prince Haramad is mad, because he received another delivery of the blasted stone. Return back to the mailroom to turn in the quest.
An adventurer of another time has forgotten to loot Invincible's Reins from the Lich King. Use the mailroom portal to the Frozen Throne to recover it, go to Steam Pools in Feralas and find Johnny Awesome. The fastest way to get there is by using the portal hub in Dalaran to teleport to the nearest city or Cataclysm portals in Stormwind / Orgrimmar.
Service with a Smile
You find out that Johnny already looted the steed during his raid last week and he orders you to sell Invincible's Reins to Gott Weedlespan in Feralas.
Note: During PTR testing, we found out that Gott Weedlespan is hostile to everyone that is at war / hated with Gadgetzan. We can't verify, if Blizzard already fixed this bug, but you simply can't sell Invincible's Reins to him. If you worked toward Avast Ye, Admiral! last year to purchase the Jolly Roger toy, chances are you are still hated by the Bilgewater Cartel and cannot continue the quest chain until a hotfix is released.
Anyway, Gott gives you Bulging Sack of Gold in exchange for Invincible's Reins. Return back to Johnny to turn in the quest.
Go to the Sludge Fields in Hillsbrad Foothills and place Twinkles' favorite toy by his grave in honor of his memory. Johnny Awesome sends you a Timeworn Heirloom Armor Casing when you complete this part of the quest line. Teleport back to Dalaran and go back to the mailroom.
The Mail Must Flow
Help the Postmaster sort at least 15 leters within 60 seconds. Speak to the Postmaster to start the mini-game. 6 mail tubes appear with names of the continents (Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, Broken Isles). Letters with addresses (zones) will appear at the botom of your screen and you must match letters with the correct mail tube.
Examples: Cosmowrench, Netherstorm > Outland, The Argent Stand, Zul'Drak > Northrend, Astranaar, Ashenvale > Kalimdor, Deliverance Point, Broken Shore > Broken Isles, Altar of Sha'tar, Shadowmoon Valley > Outland, Gadgetzan, Tanaris > Kalimdor, Conquest Hold, Grizzly Hills > Northrend.
At this point, we had two letters from the Postmaster in the mailbox. The latest one rewarded a Bulging Package that contained Katy's Stampwhistle, a tradable Lost Mail and 24 Solid Stone.
Completing The Mail Must Flow quest grants the The Total Package achievement. After completing the quest, you can start the mini-game again and sort 30 letters with partial addresses in one minute to receive the Priority Mail achievement that grants the Postmaster title. To get the Mailemental companion pet, you must sort 30 letters the standard way in one minute (Post Haste).
The pet has the following flavor text:
"The Postmaster is often described as esoteric, mystical, even inexplicable. For the precious little known about the enigmatic mail-master, perhaps none outside of the wax seal can confirm the existence of the fantastical letter-loving Mailemental."
Package Drop Snail Mail Return to Sender Express Delivery Junk Mail Hate Mail