What levelling changes does the World of Warcraft Patch 10.1.5 update bring?
Welcome back, adventurers! In this guide, we'll delve into the exciting levelling changes and updates coming to the game in Patch 10.1.5, also known as "Fractures in Time". This patch brings significant adjustments to various aspects of levelling, including riding, Exile's Reach, Chromie Time, Allied Races, and more. So, let's dive right in and explore these changes that will enhance your leveling experience!
- Automatic Riding Training
- Free Flying Mount at Level 30
- Exile's Reach Enhancements
- Streamlined Tutorial Experience
- Improved Quest Tracking in Battle for Azeroth
- Dungeon Quest Updates
- Chromie Time Enhancements
- Easier Unlocking of Allied Races
- Other Notable Changes
↖ Automatic Riding Training
One of the major changes in Patch 10.1.5 is the introduction of automatic riding training. Starting from the launch of this patch, you will no longer need to purchase riding training. As you level up, all types of riding training will be taught automatically. At level 10, you'll acquire Apprentice riding. At level 20, Journeyman riding. At level 30, you will be Expert riding, and at level 40, you'll be automatically taught Master riding. This change streamlines the levelling process, eliminating the need to visit a riding trainer and enhancing the overall flow of levelling.
↖ Free Flying Mount at Level 30
Upon reaching level 30, you will receive a brand new quest called Time to Fly. Completing this quest will reward you with a free flying mount based on your faction: Harbor Griffin for Alliance players and Scarlet Pterodactyl for Horde players. If you already have a character at level 30 or higher, you can obtain this mount by simply visiting Boralus or Zandalar and initiating the quest. This generous addition allows you to soar through the skies and explore Azeroth from a whole new perspective.
↖ Exile's Reach Enhancements
Patch 10.1.5 brings improvements to Exile's Reach, the introductory leveling experience for new players. With the update, Exile's Reach now features campaigns, allowing you to easily track your progress and pick up where you left off. This addition enhances the clarity and structure of the questing experience within Exile's Reach. Additionally, starting from level 10 in Exile's Reach, you can now mount automatically, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of transportation and customization earlier in your journey.
↖ Streamlined Tutorial Experience
The tutorial experience in Exile's Reach has been refined in Patch 10.1.5. Upon reaching your faction's capital city, you will now receive guidance from a guard on how to reach the stables. Instead of chasing after a gnome, you can simply hop on a mount with the guard, saving time and frustration. This updated tutorial experience provides a smoother transition into the capital city and offers valuable information about the location.
↖ Improved Quest Tracking in Battle for Azeroth
For those leveling through Battle for Azeroth content, Patch 10.1.5 introduces convenient quest tracking enhancements. When questing in Battle for Azeroth zones, the quests will now be displayed on the zone map, making it easier to locate and complete them. This quality-of-life change ensures a more streamlined questing experience, allowing you to focus on the adventure rather than hunting for quests.
↖ Dungeon Quest Updates
Previously, dungeon quests for expansions were obtained outside the dungeons. However, Patch 10.1.5 modifies this system for Dragonflight, Shadowlands, and Battle for Azeroth dungeons. Now, upon entering a Battle for Azeroth dungeon, you will find quest givers inside the dungeon, offering quests specific to that dungeon. This change aligns with the design of older dungeons and further improves the questing experience for dungeon enthusiasts.
↖ Chromie Time Enhancements
Chromie Time, the feature that allows you to level in a specific expansion's timeline, receives notable improvements in Patch 10.1.5. Chromie now provides new dialogue options that introduce you to the concept of Chromie Time, suggest timelines to explore, and even showcase the opening cinematics of those timelines. This change aims to educate and engage players, especially those new to Chromie Time, by providing valuable information and a glimpse into the rich lore of different expansions. Additionally, the maximum level for Chromie Time has been raised to level 61, offering an extended levelling journey within specific expansions.
↖ Easier Unlocking of Allied Races
Exciting news for aspiring Allied Race players! Patch 10.1.5 removes all restrictions, except for the level requirement, for unlocking Allied Races. Previously required achievements, quests, and reputation grinds have been lifted. The level requirement for unlocking Allied Races has also been lowered from 50 to 40. This means that if you have a level 40 character on your account, you can now unlock any Allied Race available, making it easier and more accessible to explore the diverse races of Azeroth.
↖ Other Notable Changes
Patch 10.1.5 includes several additional changes worth mentioning. The questline for Mechagon now starts at level 30, allowing players to utilize Mechagon as a leveling tool. Alliance players can now enter Nazjatar after completing the quest "A Nation Divided," which unlocks the world. These changes provide more flexibility and options for players during their leveling journey.
With the forthcoming Patch 10.1.5, leveling in World of Warcraft is set to undergo significant transformations. The automatic riding training, free-flying mounts, Exile's Reach enhancements, improved quest tracking, dungeon quest updates, Chromie Time enhancements, easier unlocking of Allied Races, and other miscellaneous changes all contribute to a more streamlined, immersive, and enjoyable levelling experience. So gear up, adventurers, and embrace the new horizons that await you in Azeroth!
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