This post contains spoilers for patch 5.1. Proceed with caution!!!
Patch 5.1 is on the PTR right now. There is a little problem with character copies not working, leaving us with only our characters from the last PTR (Which for me was back during 4.2 testing for 4.3). I was not very happy with the prospect of leveling my main from 85 to 90 again so I was pretty pleased when they added level 90 pre-mades. I immediately went and created Zalatwo.
Anyway, if you are level 90, then patch 5.1 opens with an auto-quest that pops up on your screen telling you to go find the Horde scout in western Krasarang Wilds. She’s set up a small beach-head where the Horde fleet will land.
So I flew there. Blizzard was very kind and gave the PTR testers (at least the pre-mades) Sandstone Drake mounts this time.
When you get there you don’t really see very much. A few boats turned over on their sides to act as shields from the Alliance gunfire. But then Garrosh’s gig lands on the beach.
Garrosh sends you off on a quest to kill Alliance and find some key Horde members.
And you have the unique opportunity to have Warchief Garrosh Hellscream accompany you on a quest. The whole time I was plotting and thinking to myself, “What were you saying about Vol’jin? I could end this conflict right now.” But you can’t attack him at all. When you finish the quest and turn it in the screen goes black for a few seconds, a place-holder for a cut scene probably, and when you get back the new Horde outpost has been completed.
This is the quest hub for the Dominance Offensive faction. And it’s populated by a few of our old friends like General Nazgrim and Shokia.
I’m not too sure about the goblin-ization of the Krasarang Wilds.
At this point Garrosh moves to the Shrine of the Two Moons and learns a little about the Mogu. [cue the ominous music]
I was surprised to find Lor’themar Theron in Garrosh’s party. I wonder what’s going on there?
That’s as far as I got last night during the wee hours. I did play around with the Brawler’s Guild a little. More soon.
- Patch 5.1 coming to the PTR soon (wow.joystiq.com)
- Patch 5.1 PTR patch notes update for Oct 23 (wow.joystiq.com)
- The Future of the Sha (summerinazeroth.wordpress.com)
- Patch 5.1 adds new music tracks for Alliance, Horde (wow.joystiq.com)
- World of Warcraft updates to be smaller and more frequent, says Blizzard (vg247.com)