The World of Warcraft (WoW) 9.0.1 pre-patch is now out. It was launched on October 13th in the US and October 15th in Europe. So much has changed, and you might be wondering where to start. In this article, we will focus on some of the things that you can do in pre-patch as you wait for Shadowlands.
Leveling in Shadowlands is now 60 to 70 percent faster than before. Some World of Warcraft pros are taking 4 to 10 hours to get a character from level 1 to level 50. Getting to the new level 50 is not as tough as getting to level 120 in the previous patch. However, if you are not a pro gamer, it might take you some days. So if you have been wondering what you need to do as you wait for the new patch itself, this is the best time for you to level up some new alts and try new classes.
The fastest way to get to level 50 in Shadowlands
Life is busy. You might not be having an opportunity to spend an hour or several hours a day in front of your screen playing games. There are other things that you need to do, especially if you are working. Your schedule might be so tight that you even lack time for gaming.
If you fit in that category, you need to be getting the most out of your available gaming sessions. Focus on enjoyment and communicating with your friends, but not getting to the next level. Shadowlands service will level up your character up to your desired level in a matter of hours. If you are in a hurry to get to the new max level (level 50), they have pro players that are ready to give you that boost.
2. Character customization
Shadowland’s new character creation is amazing. There are a lot of new customization options available for you at the barber shop. Some of the new customization options available in the pre-patch include the new hairstyles, hair colors, face shapes, and skin colors.
There are also several new facial features like beards, mustaches, and jewelry. Some body jewelry available for you will depend on your race, but for sure, we have never had such many customization options before.
The pre-patch is giving you so much choice when it comes to crafting or tailoring the character that you want to play. You can also change your gender by just visiting the nearest barbershop.
3. Tidy up your quest log
Have you been holding on to quests waiting for the right moment to finish them off? There is no other better moment than now. This is the perfect time for you.
But if you don’t want to finish the quests now, dump them. You can always go back and get them later. Having a clean quest log is going to feel great going to the new expansion and you don’t want to end up with that dreaded quest log is full of error messages. Having to decide which quest to get rid of on the fly is annoying and it breaks up your gaming experience.
So, do yourself a favor. Tidy up that quest log some time in pre-patch. Get done all the quests that you want to be done and then abandon the rest.
4. Play about with the changes in your main character
The pre-patch has brought many class changes with it. Some of these changes include new talents, spells, and abilities. Some old spells are being brought back while others are becoming available for all specs. The item levels and numbers are also getting squished. Your class is most likely not going to play the same as it did before. Even if it is still similar, you need to get used to the new numbers.
The removal of corruption will also affect how your character plays hugely. Whether you are stacking twilight devastation for those crazy AoE procs or straight stats to get over 100 percent haste or whatever, that is all gone. No more corruption so you will once again adjust to the Azerite traits and essences.
For some folks, this won’t change much, but you won’t get the free damage procs. For others, this will drastically change how you play and might even upset the balance of specialization even further. Some specs relied so heavily on corruption and they will probably not do very well without it.
So if you have been wondering what you should be doing as you wait for the new patch itself, this is the perfect time for you to play with all the characters that you want to play with in Shadowlands.
The corruption removal also lets you do something many have been dying to do for so long. It will all you to clean out your bags. If your bags have been getting a chock-a-block with spare pieces of corruption gear effects that might have worked better in certain situations except for AoE, now corruption means nothing and absolutely nothing. You can now streamline your gear set up and clean your banks ready for Shadowlands.