World of Warcraft: Legion uses scaling enemy levels to make playing through the latest MMO content as convenient as possible. One exception to that rule is the Suramar zone, which players visit after hitting level 110. This area was a sort of single-player end game for World of Warcraft players after immediately Legion launched and the reputation required to progress through it was painful to say the least. It may be a little late for most players at this point, but Blizzard is finally doing something to take some of the sting out of the Suramar grind.
The latest big World of Warcraft hotfixes patch brings a list of changes that impact classes, dungeons and raids, and the Suramar zone. One of these changes is the removal of the reputation gate for selected quests, which should make leveling through the zone much more enjoyable. Suramar still won’t be a cakewalk for players without stealth or mobility, but at least they won’t have to grind the dailies over and over just to unlock the next piece of the story.
Here’s a look at the full patch notes, including the piece about the changes to Suramar quests…
Dungeons and Raids
- Tomb of Sargeras
- Fallen Avatar -Fixed a bug that prevented Explosive Shot and Stampede from correctly dealing damage to Fallen Avatar.
Player versus Player
- Demon Hunter
- Havoc – PvP template Stamina reduced by 5%.
- Vengeance – Demonic Trample now provides a 50% movement speed increase while carrying a Flag in battlegrounds (was 100%).
- Death Knight
- Frost – PvP template Stamina reduced by 7%.
- Unholy – PvP template Stamina reduced by 7%.
- Frost – Chilled to the Core increases Frost damage by 10% in PvP situations (was 20%).
- Arms – PvP template stamina reduced by 5%.
- Fury – PvP template stamina increased by 3%.
- Nightfallen requirements removed from several Suramar quests, making it possible to complete the Suramar campaign without reputation gates.
- Protection Paladins who obtained Truthguard without receiving credit for taking the hippogryph to Stormheim should now receive credit for doing so when they re-enter the “ Shrine of the Truthguard” scenario.
Although this may sound like too little, too late; this change actually will be a nice quality of life improvement for players who have been avoiding the Suramar questline on their alts (which can be leveled easily using the companion app). The lack of a reputation gate will make this storyline much more approachable.
Most players are looking forward to the latest content that takes place outside of Suramar, but it’s good to see that Blizzard is still concentrating on making improvements to all of the Broken Isles.
World of Warcraft: Legion is available now for PC.