The World of Warcraft site has been updated with the Tides of Vengeance update notes to give players a peek at what they can expect after today’s maintenance (tomorrow for EU). Players will find a number of new features, updated class abilities and activities in which to participate as the faction war gets back underway.
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When v8.1 “Tides of Vengeance” launches in World of Warcraft next week, players will be able to level and gear up characters through the newly added “Faction Assault” points. Those who played the Legion expansion will be familiar with the mechanic. Specific assault points will appear on the map in a single zone. “A Horde or Alliance crest on the map will indicate the type of invasion that is occurring and the available quests associated with it.”
When the v8.1 “Tides of Vengeance” update launches on December 11th, players will have a second warfront to participate in with the opening of Darkshore. The Battle for Darkshore provides players of both factions with an up close and personal viewpoint of the war between Horde and Alliance. Arathi Highlands and Darkshore warfronts will run independent of one another and players can participate in both at any given time through the contribution phase or the more active phase.
The World of Warcraft Twitter has a new post that reveals some mechanics changes coming to the random cosmetic item drops in island expeditions. The post has been further expanded on the WoW forums to inform the community that random cosmetic items will no longer be exclusively dropped by rares players defeat. Instead, these items will be a potential drop from any monster encountered / defeated during the course of an island expedition as part of an overall change to the drop system.
The World of Warcraft site has been updated with a post to show off the heritage armors coming for both Blood Elves and Dwarves. Players of level 120 and who are exalted with either Silvermoon or Ironforge will be able to embark on a quest and, once finished, will earn the racial armor similar to Allied Races added in Legion.
From today through November 30th, World of Warcraft players can celebrate the game’s 14th birthday. Everyone logging in will receive a special gift that contains Timewarped Badges, items that boost XP and reputation gains for an hour, and a letter from the Timewalkers that sends players off on a quest to their capital city.
The World of Warcraft team has announced that the Classic demo length has been extended and players can check it out through Monday, November 12th. In addition, the playtime limits have been removed (earlier this week). You will have either had to have been a BlizzCon attendee or to have purchased a Virtual Ticket in order to participate.
If there is one thing World of Warcraft developers love to do, it is to place well-hidden secrets in the game. There is even a dedicated group on Discord that charges itself with deciphering the clues and getting them organized properly to reveal cool new things. In the past, this has included pets and mounts. The latest secret uncovered is in Waycrest Manor, a dungeon found on Kul Tiras in Battle for Azeroth.