Nearly fourteen years given that its release, World of Warcraft continues to iterate on and refine its fundamentals. This morning a brand new balance patch went live, bringing with it new quests, battlegrounds, products, and alterations towards the greater leveling systems.
As noticed in the patch notes, essentially the most important change could be the introduction of a “scaling world.” A system previously utilized only in zones introduced in Legion, the whole world of Azeroth will now use a level-scaling model. All quests, monsters, and loot in an region will scale towards the player, opening up the world map and allowing players to break off in the predetermined paths from the past. However, this does not imply a new toon can run straight in to the Burning Steppes – all zones nonetheless retain their minimum level specifications, and have level caps as well.
Leveling modifications aren’t the only newsworthy items in the patch. Players who have conquered Legion’s Antorus, The Burning Throne can embark on a new questline called Silithus: The Wound. This will also unlock a brand new battleground, Seething Shore, which brings a 10-on-10 king in the hill scenario into the fold. Rounding out the added content is actually a previous piece of content: Ulduar Timewalking, a legacy raid from Wrath with the Lick King that may be enjoyed once more by players level 80 and above.
The enormous patch continues with changes to legendary item transformation, resurrection charges in Mythic Keystone dungeons, and the stat budget for and weapons and armor at reduce item levels. The Hunter, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior classes also received some balance tweaks to their skills, although the patch notes specify that these are for “low-level balance, and are neutral at level 110.” And naturally, players will be happy to hear that the critical and meta-defining S.E.L.F.I.E. camera can now be unlocked earlier.
This patch brings a host of top quality of life changes for players, and might assist entice these around the fence, specifically together with the seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, promised later this year. If you’ve by no means taken the dive in World of Warcraft, the game is at 1 of its most accessible points in decades. And if you’re a longtime faithful, then sit back, get pleasure from the new content, and wait for the true bomb to drop sometime in 2018.