Well yes, my preparation - leveling and gearing up step - took me the long 3 months from the expansion launch. And this week I'm finally feeling it to pay off - big time! This week was the first time when I launched all my roster through Castle Nathria, and all the raiding is done … Continue reading …Like a Protoss Carrier!
Campaigns now out of the way and finished in the first 2 reset days, I'm now totally plunged in the LFR routines, chain-running for transmogs. My typical character weekly session now includes queuing immediately for Castle Nathria wings where a character might mine the remaining transmogs, and while in queues I would do the souls … Continue reading The First Week of Raid Grinds with Increased Drops: Alt Management
Head on, they do not build up for a strong system. Don't get me wrong, inside every Covenant the theme pulses perfectly. Every Covenant has a strong flavor, has a strong visual and ambience theme - but together they do not form anything whole, they are simply not parts of a single realm. Whatever approach … Continue reading My Problem with Covenants Lorewise
Well, let's start with the juiciest part: the new cinematic Kingsmourne! https://www.youtube.com/embed/cbkQEgf_TAs First of all, it's good to see that we're not left in guessing until the mid-patch or raid what happened to Anduin - a lesson well learned from vagueness and mystery of BfA. His story has got an immediate development, and intriguing as … Continue reading BlizzConline 2021: Shadowlands 9.1. Chains of Domination Review
Alright, speculations are over now :) Blizzard have preliminary published the press-release for 9.1.: Chains of Domination. Here goes: The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated . . . but the power of the Maw still grows. In Chains of Domination™, the upcoming first major content update for World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands, players will delve … Continue reading Shadowlands 9.1. Leaked: Chains of Domination
My prep journey comes to an end upon next reset: This week I've done all I could considering campaigns. As you see, I've got a range of climactic steps 7-9 to complete across my roster, and this is us done with the story and gearing up for Castle Nathria! I had 8 Nathria runs this … Continue reading It’s About Right
Starting with the next reset on February 16/17, the developers decided to fix a vital problem: loot amounts in raids. The number of drops will be increased by 33%, also weapon tokens are rumored to drop more often. I think they're doing it before Blizzcon, fixing all casual stuff (anima, loot, class, conduit, and all … Continue reading More Loot in Raids!
Renown is a super important metric in Shadowlands expansion, as it provides access to many, many things: Covenant Campaign lore chapters;Covenant Campaign armor - which is the greatest and fastest way to gear up 8 slots to 197;Soulbinds tree levels;Souls from Maw currency income upgrades, which is required to build Covenant buildings; Renown armor access … Continue reading How to Catch Up with Renown in Shadowlands?
This week's reset has brought a small but important change, indicating a small relief in anima drought. You can now get 105 anima per Castle Nathria boss, and 175 from Denathrius/Stone Generals. I presume mythic dungeons have also got similar changes, but I don't know, I haven't been there and not going to. Technically this … Continue reading Reset Ramps Up Boss Anima Rewards
The one undocumented happiness I've discovered in completing Covenant campaigns, here goes: every replay on another alt has a trick up its sleeve. And that trick is: gearing up. With every next step you complete you get 1-2 pieces of Covenant armor, which not only upgrades one-two of your slots, but allows to improve the … Continue reading Trivia: Gear Curve & Gearing Up Philosophy