Fresh 110; Priorities before xpac?

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As the title states, I have returned from a 10-12 month hiatus, and needless to say have alot to accomplish (rep, pathfinder, broken shores, Argus, etc). Given that I have a limited schedule/play time, what should my main areas of focus be to prepare for the new content? I am largely unfamiliar with much of the game at this point, so the more descriptive you are in your response the better.

Also, I have several ALTs that are level 95-100. Is it worth leveling them to 110 as well or focus only one character?

Thanks for the help!
Hard to advise unless we know what your goals may be for the new xpac (beyond you have tolevel to 120 I think).
My 2 cents...

I would focus on your main character for the Broken Isles Pathfinder (http://www.wowhead.com/broken-isles-pathfinder-flying-guide).

This will give you and your alts the ability to fly in the Broken Isles which is huge. This series of quests can take time. In pursuing this, do every Wardens world quest that comes up. It was the last faction I raised.

I would also suggest pursuing your class hall quests. The hall has a map that will run you through the BI zones also. Accomplish those feats and then it is nice to play the alts.
01/16/2018 01:39 PMPosted by Brightbrown
Hard to advise unless we know what your goals may be for the new xpac (beyond you have tolevel to 120 I think).


Well, I guess that's hard for me to answer. Admittedly, I haven't done much research into the new xpac, so in general, I just want to be able to handle the initial content as far as leveling and questing are concerned.

I see talk of legendary items, etc. Is there anything special to obtain these? Even worth the effort to obtain this late in the game as I assume they'll be obsolete with the new expansion?

As originally stated, I consider myself "new" after a year away and everything seems greek to me. I'm strictly PvE at this point, so I guess I'm just looking for some basic things to accomplish so that I'm not playing catch up when the time comes.
01/16/2018 03:46 PMPosted by Kiandron
I see talk of legendary items, etc. Is there anything special to obtain these? Even worth the effort to obtain this late in the game as I assume they'll be obsolete with the new expansion?
Legendaries can drop from any content, most often from the reward caches we get from WQ emissaries and group content, and they're definitely still worth having. It's rare and very random, so just do whatever content you enjoy and eventually one could appear. Not sure if the ilevel was raised with today's patch but they'll be at least 1000.

Haven't looked into it yet but 7.3.5 has added the ability to save up Waking Essence that can be used to buy and upgrade legendaries from Arcanomancer Vridiel, one of the Blacksmithing trainers. Apparently it's 1000 essences for a token to randomly create any of those legendaries, and the essences also drop from doing the content.

You could also look into buying (or making) one of the crafted legendaries as well, but expect it to be expensive.

As far as what to do, ditto on Pathfinder if you'd like to fly in the Broken Isles. It's account-wide so your alts would benefit too. Looks like you just need to finish exploring the zones and do the quests in Highmountain and Suramar, then Part 2 which is much easier because there wasn't much to Broken Shore. This'll help with Suramar:

https://wow.gamepedia.com/Suramar_storyline
https://www.icy-veins.com/wow/the-nightfallen-reputation-farming-guide
https://www.ownedcore.com/forums/world-of-warcraft/world-of-warcraft-guides/585194-easy-withered-army-training.html

Watch the world quests for gear rewards, and do invasions whenever possible to earn nethershards that can be used for 850 gear tokens on Broken Shore (unless that was changed or removed today). That'll make Argus a lot easier to handle on your way to earning 910 gear tokens. And of course there's the usual heroics, mythics, and raids if you're into them, should get plenty of gear that way too once you get your ilevel up.

You can start also working on unlocking the allied races coming in BfA:
https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/35052-allied-races-unlock-requirements-in-patch-735/
01/16/2018 11:56 PMPosted by Jakjak
01/16/2018 03:46 PMPosted by Kiandron
I see talk of legendary items, etc. Is there anything special to obtain these? Even worth the effort to obtain this late in the game as I assume they'll be obsolete with the new expansion?
Legendaries can drop from any content, most often from the reward caches we get from WQ emissaries and group content, and they're definitely still worth having. It's rare and very random, so just do whatever content you enjoy and eventually one could appear. Not sure if the ilevel was raised with today's patch but they'll be at least 1000.

Haven't looked into it yet but 7.3.5 has added the ability to save up Waking Essence that can be used to buy and upgrade legendaries from Arcanomancer Vridiel, one of the Blacksmithing trainers. Apparently it's 1000 essences for a token to randomly create any of those legendaries, and the essences also drop from doing the content.

You could also look into buying (or making) one of the crafted legendaries as well, but expect it to be expensive.

As far as what to do, ditto on Pathfinder if you'd like to fly in the Broken Isles. It's account-wide so your alts would benefit too. Looks like you just need to finish exploring the zones and do the quests in Highmountain and Suramar, then Part 2 which is much easier because there wasn't much to Broken Shore. This'll help with Suramar:

https://wow.gamepedia.com/Suramar_storyline
https://www.icy-veins.com/wow/the-nightfallen-reputation-farming-guide
https://www.ownedcore.com/forums/world-of-warcraft/world-of-warcraft-guides/585194-easy-withered-army-training.html

Watch the world quests for gear rewards, and do invasions whenever possible to earn nethershards that can be used for 850 gear tokens on Broken Shore (unless that was changed or removed today). That'll make Argus a lot easier to handle on your way to earning 910 gear tokens. And of course there's the usual heroics, mythics, and raids if you're into them, should get plenty of gear that way too once you get your ilevel up.

You can start also working on unlocking the allied races coming in BfA:
https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/35052-allied-races-unlock-requirements-in-patch-735/


Perfect - thanks for the info.

As for Pathfinder, completed exploring the zones yesterday and attempted to pick up the suramar quest line but it seems that is a problem all in of itself - and probably for another thread! Lol - thanks for the help everyone.
01/16/2018 01:44 PMPosted by Mjölnir
My 2 cents...

I would focus on your main character for the Broken Isles Pathfinder (http://www.wowhead.com/broken-isles-pathfinder-flying-guide).

This will give you and your alts the ability to fly in the Broken Isles which is huge. This series of quests can take time. In pursuing this, do every Wardens world quest that comes up. It was the last faction I raised.

I would also suggest pursuing your class hall quests. The hall has a map that will run you through the BI zones also. Accomplish those feats and then it is nice to play the alts.


I just came back about a month or so ago and tend to agree. I've been doing nothing but trying to get the flying achievement so I can finally level the DH and my rogue alt without running around getting pwnd by trash mobs.
01/16/2018 01:05 PMPosted by Kiandron
As the title states, I have returned from a 10-12 month hiatus, and needless to say have alot to accomplish (rep, pathfinder, broken shores, Argus, etc). Given that I have a limited schedule/play time, what should my main areas of focus be to prepare for the new content? I am largely unfamiliar with much of the game at this point, so the more descriptive you are in your response the better.

Also, I have several ALTs that are level 95-100. Is it worth leveling them to 110 as well or focus only one character?

Thanks for the help!


1: finish all the questing area quest lines
2: finish suramar quest line
3: work on pathfinder
4: finish legionfall/argus campaign
5: work on upgrading gear in your spare time
Optional
1: Work on alts/professions\

my priorities atm

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