With just one week remaining until the sixth World of Warcraft expansion releases, the anticipation of both players and developers has certainly heightened. Legion is set to launch on August 30, ushering in a new continent for players to explore, an increased level cap for heroes to reach, an array of powerful artifact weapons to customize, and much more. At the new 110 maximum level, players can expect new instances, an overhauled PvP experience, and the game’s new World Quests.
Instead of reaching the maximum level and working on daily quests to earn more reputation with factions, players in Legion will complete World Quests for faction reputation, gold, Order Resources, profession items, Artifact Power, and other rewards. Blizzard developers briefly previewed the new system on the World of Warcraft website, stating that players will need to reach the friendly tier of faction reputation with five of the expansion’s main factions before World Quests can be started.
Reaching that level of reputation with those five factions will probably come naturally to most players as they level through the expansion’s four zones that adjust to a player’s level. After hitting level 110, and reaching the appropriate faction reputation, players will be rewarded with the Flight Master’s Whistle giving that character easier access to the newly unlocked World Quests in each of the expansion’s zones.
“The Flight Master’s Whistle is one of the most-useful items around—when you activate it, you’ll be (almost) instantly whisked away to the nearest known flight master. More than ever before, you’ll want to get to know all of the flight masters in every zone!”
Since players will not be able to immediately fly in Legion, the whistle will be very important for players looking to complete World Quests. The quests appear in the five major zones in Legion, and each quest has its own timer. The duration of each World Quest often relates directly to its reward with quests available for a longer period time featuring the best rewards.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 16, 2016
World of Warcraft players will find many different types of World Quests when they reach 110. Some can be completed alone, others might require a small group, and there are even those that task players with entering a dungeon. Profession quests, pet battle quests, and PvP quests will also appear in the World Quest rotation with rewards appropriate to the type of quest. Each day, a faction’s Emissary will ask players to complete a number of World Quests for a boon of reputation. These quests last three days and multiple quests can be active at one time.
As players complete World Quests, they will find that the rewards are not exactly static. The character’s item level will influence the reward’s item level keeping World Quests meaningful to players throughout the expansion. Gear rewarded from World Quests even has a chance to become Warforged or Titanforged according to the World Quest guide on WoWhead. Rewards are not unique to World Quests either. The same World Quest may offer different rewards each time it is completed, and the items rewarded from World Quests can also be found elsewhere in the Legion expansion.
All World Quests can easily be viewed by simply opening up the World of Warcraft map. Players can do as few or as many of the quests that are available, and all players on a realm will see the same World Quests. Completing a World Quest will not make a new one appear, and a player that does not complete World Quests for a few days will find more available to them when they return. As explained in the developer question and answer overview on MMO-Champion, this will keep many players from falling behind while always offering something for players to complete.
Until Legion releases on August 30, players can enjoy the current pre-expansion events including the Broken Shore scenario and the demon invasions. As The Inquisitr reported, Demon Hunters are now available to play for those that have pre-purchased Legion. The demon invasions are currently a quite popular way to level characters or gear high-level ones before the World of Warcraft expansion releases.
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