Isle of Thunder Preview: PvE and PvP Dailies, Troll Transmog, Single-Player Scenarios
The 5.2 PTR is up to testing Stage 2 of the Isle of Thunder questing! We last previewed it during Stage 0, so there are some new things available such as the option to choose between PvE and PvP dailies, single-player scenarios tied to each phase, and the addition of troll-themed drops like
from Zandalari mobs.
PvE or PvP Daily Quests
let you choose between PvE and PvP dailies from a battle map near your respective faction leader. The following Quest UI pops up:
PvE quests send you to various areas around the zone to battle the Mogu, Trolls, and Saurok--which we've
, along with quirky things like dps buffs and disguises.
As for PvP quests, accepting any of these quests will flag you for PvP, even on a PvE realm. These quests send you into the heart of the enemy's base and while none of them specifically ask you to kill enemy players, you'll definitely be running into them as you kill enemy guards and free your faction's prisoners.
Click the cut to read more about PvE and PvP questing, the Isle's single-player scenarios and new troll-themed transmog gear!
Here's the PvP quest series that was available yesterday for the Horde:
Also be sure to check out WoW Insider's
detailed writeup on completing these dailies as well
To access various stages of
, you'll need to complete a single-player scenario first in which your player aids lore figures in capturing more of the island and fighting the enemy.
When moving from your faction's naval base to the main island, you'll complete
, in which you ambushed by trolls and break their protective barrier to secure parts of the island for your own faction. You'll take a lot of damage at points, so thankfully there's
scattered around to help out with healing.
When beginning Stage 2, you'll secure the lower part of the citadel away from the trolls with
. This is a short four-part scenario that has you finding explosives, destroying a wall, and fighting through some troll reinforcements to defeat
Troll Transmog Gear
Oh, and remember those
? We saw one drop yesterday from a Zandalari mob in Za'Tual, the troll city area, and found a few more on the PTR AH.
The datamined troll-themed gear replicates gear from old Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman that was removed in Cataclysm. We've got a detailed writeup of all the new drops in our
Troll Transmog Guide
, so here's just a taste of what looks to expect. Mouseover the links to see a picture of the transmog set:
Amani Regalia (blue)
Amani Regalia (pink)
Amani Raiment (black)
Amani Chain (red)
ZG Warlock Set
--now with new pants.
ZG Paladin Set
ZG Warrior Set
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