PTR Our own Shadowlands Alpha Q&A

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  1. Eleannor

    Eleannor The Twink Paladin

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    So, I was luckily called to test the Shadowlands Alpha! If any of you want to ask something, I will check if any changes were made and try to post screenshots to proof it.

    1. Classes
    1.1. Hunters at Exile's Reach learn Tame Beast after doing a quest, at ~ lvl 4. Some other spells work the same way, like Divine Shield and Polymorph.
    1.2. Your "Get +5% Stats if you wearing the correct armor" spell is bugged. Leather requires lvl 27, but Cloth, Mail and Plates require lvl 50.

    2. PvP
    2.1. Normal Battlegrounds available at lvl 10. Epic Battlegrounds at lvl 20.
    2.2. Only Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin available at lvl 10.

    3. Zones & Dungeons
    3.1-A. I made a spreadsheet of the new Zones and Dungeons' levels (Last update in 03.07.20).
    3.1. Edited: Many dungeons of all expansions are unlocked at lvl 10.
    This includes Classic, TBC, WotLK, Mists, WoD, Legion and BfA (Credits to @Kórnikus20 and @Reidor)

    4. Professions, Riding and Items in General
    4.1. Fishing and other Professions and its expansions skills can all be trained at level 5.
    4.2. Various profession items can be crafted with different level requirements through the "Relics of the Past" system.

    4.3-A. Items from Kul'tiras and Zandalar are able to proc gem slots for low levels.
    4.3-B. Low levels can gem their items.
    4.3-C. Most of gems still retain the present item level requirements and their scaling is reasonable, except for selected non-crafted ones.

    4.4. Pandaria's legendary cloak requires level 35.

    4.5. Riding Skills:
    - 60% Ground Mount requires level 10.
    - 100% Ground Mount requires level 20.
    - 150% Flying Mount requires level 30.
    - 310% Flying Mount requires level 40. (Credits to @Kórnikus20 and @Reidor)

    5. Tech
    5.1. The game can dynamically decrease graphics to increase FPS if it drops bellow a certain number ("Target FPS").
    5.2. You can chose to hide non essential spell effects by set amounts (I believe it removes proc effects and spell impacts from other players).
    5.3. You can disable AoE looting.

    6. Other
    6.1. NPCs move their heads to look at you when close.
    6.2. Default Male and Female Night Elves likely get new hair colors, possibly the DK ones.
    6.3. Artifact Weapons and items from Battle for Azeroth and previous expansions are 'moggable by lower levels.
    6.4. The NPC that turns XP-off is on the Alpha.
    6.5. Can a level 10 kill and loot Zandalari Warbringers?
    Likely not, as both Warbringers and Scouts have a skull level and don't downscale at this time.
    6.6. Corruption is said to be removed entirely during Shadowlands prepatch.

    7. Lists of questions I will try to answer and provide proof:
    7.01-B. Is it possible to escape Exiles Reach?
    7.01-C. Can low levels enter BfA dungeons through the entrance?
    7.02. Do Raids scale and are available at lower levels similarly to Dungeons?
    - No. All their items have set level requirements, as the ones seen in posts at Wowhead etc.

    7.03. Which are the Brackets for PvP?
    7.04. Are non-tier set bonuses working (Vanilla DGs, Professions etc.)?
    - Some, most likely the ones that work in Retail (Devilsaur, Slither-scale, Fang, Whitemend, Spellfire, Frostwoven, Dustweave, Frostsavage). Most likely not final.

    7.05. Are XPOff and XPOn two different queues?
    7.08. Can quest rewards upgrade to epic and what is the ilvl difference?
    7.09. How sockets and gems interact with scaled gear?

    Once again, let's see how to terribly break this game apart.
     
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  2. Counsel

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    With regards to battlegrounds at 10, can you see if EoTS is available? I noticed when Asmongold dingged 10 in his stream yesterday that it did not pop-up in the unlocked notifications (only Warsong and Arathi Basin appeared).
     
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  3. zazzyfraz

    zazzyfraz Member

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    Character copy still possible? Maybe you can copy some bankers with items over (scaled items, epics, etc)

    If you don’t have anything I can provide some items for test
     
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    Eleannor

    Eleannor The Twink Paladin

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    It has not been enable yet. You can only create a lvl 1 or a "lvl 110" from a template.
     
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  5. zazzyfraz

    zazzyfraz Member

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    Ah okay it’s been removed

    you could copy for a little bit but it didn’t seem a copied toon could start SL opener so they obviously would removed until working. Soon!


    I’d like to see a general look of what gear looks like scaled in the dungeon journal at 10, Wowheads scaling is broken for SL database
    Would also like to see what kinds of stuff 10 can get from their first BfA zone, or from chromie leveling
     
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  6. Goohd

    Goohd born good

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    Mastery stacking might be bis instead of versatility. Never thought this day would come for low levels.

    Only thing I hate is it seems well be pruned overall in terms of abilities. No kill command until lvl 11, harpoon is lvl 17, no serpent sting, etc. Doesn't feel good.
     
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  7. altelie

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    Based off of this current 19 twinks won't be able to que bgs?
     
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  8. Sponsor

    Sponsor <>< Moderator

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    19s would be lvl 9 so no. Even the old minimum requirement of BFA lvl 10 for BGs are scaled to SL lvl 5. But SL Bgs will be lvl 10...
     
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  9. selkit

    selkit Veteran

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    What are the levels for the different zones?
    My understanding is that some zones still level gated. Or are all of them no restrictions for the older expansions?
     
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  10. Chops

    Chops Soccer Dad Moderator

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    Surv getting gutted was probably the saddest thing to see. I've been having so much fun playing it lately. rip bouncy spec.

    @Eleannor I have some questions, in no particular order:

    1 - when you say classic dungeons at lvl 7, does that include raids? Are raids maybe level 10? if they cant be qued for, can they be walked into?

    2 - Is anyone queing BGs? Is there anyway to determine the bracket breakdown? I know thats probably impossible with only being able to make 1s and 110s but it would be nice to know.

    3 - are old vanilla set bonuses still active (IE, have they broken fang set)?

    4 - Similar to question one, if BFA dungeons are level 10, I assume this holds true for all expansions? What about their raids requirements? Could a lvl 10 walk into, say, Kara?

    5 - Can you settle the mount/riding question for us. Seems to be some confusion re: learning riding at level 1 but mount requiring 17?
     
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  11. Bestworld

    Bestworld MBA

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    Any info on which current BFA lvl one must be to scale to 19? Could be an idea to level a char to that lvl and gear it out to get the proper scaling etc. for once Shadowlands hit.
     
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    Are xpoff separated from levelers in BGS????
     
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  13. Sponsor

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    That's assuming pvp brackets stay 10-19, 20-29, etc. They might turn it into something similar to the AV event (10-59). Idk which I would prefer at this point..
     
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  14. Winterly

    Winterly Level 1 1-10 Coordinator

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    For Level 1 Twinks :D

    • Transmog, do we have access to all of it? Should be able to Shift+P and hover over high level gear and see if it says requires 40
    • Fishing, is it still level 5? :/
    • Are there any zones besides the starting zones that scale 1+? Should be able to hover over map and see
    • Party sync, anything changed?
    • Can we loot mobs again? Like in BC areas, BFA areas etc. etc.
    • What level of mob can we hit up too? Is it just miss miss miss etc.
    • What level can you enter dungeons? or Raids


    I know thats a lot to ask and will take time, I appreciate it.
     
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    Eleannor

    Eleannor The Twink Paladin

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    Got some new infos in. Will have list of which things I am going to seek next on the main post.
    Edit: ... and some brief answer to it w/o photos proofing it.
     
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  16. championlo

    championlo Grandfathered

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    1.Transmogrify ,Are there any level restrictions?
    2.Is there still random epic reward equipment?
    3.Can missions be performed on different continents?
    4.Can go to other continents to unlock other dungeons?
     
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  17. icehawk

    icehawk The Beast Within

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    Seems a little strange they will give 10’s a lot more PvE options, but are taking away PvP bg’s. If 10’s can get into all the X-Pacs surely we should have access to more bg’s. Fingers crossed they give us more bg’s.
     
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  18. Sketchbag

    Sketchbag ❤️OVOXO Super Moderator

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    Al those new dungeons with scaled loot is really going to open up options... hopefully?!
     
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  19. Kórnikus20

    Kórnikus20 Coordinator F2P Coordinator

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  20. icehawk

    icehawk The Beast Within

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    Most important question I have - can lvl 10's do the farming in Pandaria........
    If so, I will spend years in Pandaria.....
    Love it :D
     
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