(First publication: October 14, 2015)
Blizzard Entertainment´s just released their preview about the upcoming Patch 6.2.3 for World of Warcraft. The new patch should be on the PTR in very near future. So, what´s the most interesting points and what do I like and dislike:
New timewalking dungeons (I):
-> (“The Burning Crusade”): Magister´s Terrace
-> (“Wrath of the Lich King”): Pit of Saron
-> (“Cataclysm”): Grim Batol, Stonecore, Lost City of Tol´vir, The Vortex Pinnacle, Throne of the Tides and End Time
-> furthermore, it will be possible to loot a so called Infinite Timereaver from any timewalking boss encounter
Cross-realm mythic raiding (II)
Return of valor points as currency (III):
-> you can earn valor points by doing heroic and mythic dungeons (5 man content), via various bonus events in game and the first run of LFR each ID
-> you´ll need those points to upgrade your gear once again -> 2 upgrades per item -> so 10 more item levels for each specific gear slot
Gift of the Grove Warden (mount) attainable via killing Archimonde Heroic in Hellfire Citadel for a certain time frame (IV)
Better item rewards in mythic dungeons (even a chance for items of item level 725 and a specific BoA trinket, scaling up to level 110) and Tanaan Jungle (chance for Baleful Items of item level 695) (V)
Arena Season 3 (VI)
Well, honestly, this patch is by no means something big. Of course, there could be a chance to finally start raiding mythic HFC but the release won´t happen before end of November or the beginning of December 2015, that´s my personal guess, at least.
I generally like doing timewalking dungeons and mythic dungeons for a few times but this could become very boring as quick as possible. Furthermore, the BoA trinket seems ok for leveling in WoW: Legion later. When it comes to the mount, yes it´s quite cool to have a new mount via 5 man dungeons but I personally don´t care too much.
Because of that, I´m also not hyped for the Grove Warden by killing Archimonde Heroic. Nevertheless the fight itself is still quite fun, so I´m ok with this change also.
In a nutshell, I´m not hyped for the release of Patch 6.2.3 at all but it´s something new, at least.
Cross-realm mythic raiding could be the only feature being able to bind more players to the game, and that´s something positive for the actual state of World of Warcraft.
Due to this announcement I´m a bit sad right now. All the features mentioned above underline the fact that the start of WoW: Legion could be postponed. I just hope that I´m wrong and that the beta will be around the corner right after Blizzcon this year. I just don´t like to feel forced to log into World of Warcraft and do awkward content, just to wait for the release of the next expansion set.
Please, Blizzard, don´t do so !
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