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  • World of Warcraft: Legion Pre-Patch Launches on the 19th / 20th of July



    We all knew it was coming with the traditional "end of the PvP season" two week warning, but the Legion pre-patch has officially been announced by Blizzard. Coming to US realms on the 19th of July and EU realms of the 20th of July, the pre-patch has been heavily anticipated for months. As usual with these types of patches, there will be a large number of game play and mechanic changes that are coming to World of Warcraft, so let's go through them.

    Account Wide Transmogrification

    Perhaps one of the most widely praised features announced for Legion, the account wide transmog feature will be launched with the pre-patch. For those unaware, this update to the system allows you to collect an items appearance, and be able to use it on any of your characters without having to keep the item. This counts for items you already own, items from quests you've completed in the past (even if you no longer have the items) and items you'll earn in the future.

    However there are some caveats. Firstly, items will only be added to your "wardrobe" if it is your main item type - such as Plate for Warriors, Leather for Rogues and so on. For weapons, it will only be counted if you can equip the weapon. That doesn't mean it's all subtractive, though! Items such as Gladiator tabards and cloaks, "elite" PvP gear and Challenge Mode gear will also become account wide.

    You can read all about the transmog updates here.

    Class Changes

    As with every expansion pre-patch, the class changes are coming. New spells being added, old spells being removed, talent tree overhauls and more. This time Blizzard has gone a bit further than usual by adding some quality of life changes to the way that specialisations work.

    One specific example given is the ability to queue for content as one role while playing in the world as another role, and upon entering that content as the queue pops, they'll automatically be switched to that role, and switch back when they leave. While it's nice for a majority of players, it's also very likely it was added to help curb the amount of DPS players queuing as healers for faster queues.

    If you haven't had the chance to play Legion on Beta or the PTR, Blizzard has a writeup about each of the class changes on their site, which you can read here.

    The Future

    As the release date for Legion gets closer, there will be further content unlocked. This includes the Burning Legion Invasion event, where the demons of the Burning Legion will roam the world and players can collect tokens and drops for items and transmogrification appearances. Those who have pre-ordered Legion digitally will have their promised early access to the Demon Hunter class, and eventually all players will be able to access the Broken Shore scenario.

    While there are no specific dates set for these events, Blizzard assured players that they'll be able to play Demon Hunters no later than the 17th of August. More information, including dates, will be shared in the coming weeks.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: World of Warcraft: Legion Pre-Patch Launches on the 19th / 20th of July started by Smitten View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Ashoran's Avatar
      Ashoran -
      Finally... Thanks Smitten
    1. Sklug's Avatar
      Sklug -
      Just a reminder, this means Challenge mode goes away and it is the last chance to get your transmogs for gold, and your mount for silver.

      Silver is easy to get. No need to even buy a run, just have some time with some people. Since gear normalizes in challenge modes, it's not even like you need the most geared players, just competent. Get your mount. Gold might require some resets, but forcing everyone to watch a video guide on how to do it can make the runs quite easy.

      Also, the Moose mount, if you have not gotten your Heroic Archimonde kill yet, does not go away until Aug. 30th, so you still have 6 weeks. The biggest thing going away is going to be Brawler's guild achievements/FoS and Challenge mode.
    1. Bomboclat's Avatar
      Bomboclat -
      Quick question,

      With honor being reset/going away, how much gold do the points convert to? Should we spend all our points on mutilators or will the gold per honor point be better? Also, what was that vendor piece of gear called that you can disenchant to large brilliant shards?
    1. Smitten's Avatar
      Smitten -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bomboclat View Post
      Quick question,

      With honor being reset/going away, how much gold do the points convert to? Should we spend all our points on mutilators or will the gold per honor point be better? Also, what was that vendor piece of gear called that you can disenchant to large brilliant shards?
      35 silver per point of honour and conquest.
    1. OliB's Avatar
      OliB -
      Be sure to:

      • spend your honor points for heirloom updates
      • spend all garrison ressources for the gold bag when you have a trade post (gold bag is changed to be bought with savage blood and you won't need any garrison ressources after tuesday)
      • sell all garrison follower update items to the vendor (price will be greatly reduced)

      before tuesday.
    1. jimmyamd's Avatar
      jimmyamd -
      Salvage creates will need to be opened before pre patch as well to unlock the transmog items.
    1. OliB's Avatar
      OliB -
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmyamd View Post
      Salvage creates will need to be opened before pre patch as well to unlock the transmog items.
      That is not true, you can leave them unopened: https://twitter.com/WarcraftDevs/sta...31512083202048
    1. advanta's Avatar
      advanta -
      Quote Originally Posted by Smitten View Post
      35 silver per point of honour and conquest.
      Exactly, so by implication 350 gold per 1000 honour substantially better than converting the honor via brutal mutilator.
    1. noid4u's Avatar
      noid4u -
      am i still gonna be able to get lord of war title??
    1. jimmyamd's Avatar
      jimmyamd -
      Quote Originally Posted by OliB View Post
      That is not true, you can leave them unopened: https://twitter.com/WarcraftDevs/sta...31512083202048
      Oh god, wish I saw that earlier lol spent 3 hours yesterday opening 5000 of them and mailing items to different classes lol