The Dragonflight story continues in patch 10.2.5, Seeds of Renewal, which goes live on January 16th, and we've got so much to look forward to.
We'll be able to dragonride in all the zones, earn new rewards in the Outland Cup, we'll explore the story of the Dragon Isles after the defeat of Fyrakk, and the Gilneans are finally preparing to retake their lost kingdom.
There are new features, like Follower Dungeons to open up group content to everyone, and the Azerothian Archives brings us new content with an archaeology flare. Then, there are also new customizations to look forward to, more holiday updates, and so much more.
Hurry up and take your WoW Dragonflight Gold to start a new journey in Seeds of Renewal!
Dragonriding is finally opening up to the rest of the world, so you'll be able to take wing and zoom through any zone where you could previously fly.
In Patch 10.2.5, if a regular flying mount is permitted in a specific area or zone, you will also have the ability to utilize a dragonriding mount in that zone. This means that, from here on out, you will get to choose which flying mode you want to use to get around in all of those old zones.
The Dracthyr Soar capability will undergo adjustments to seamlessly integrate into this expansive dragonriding environment. The cooldown has been reduced to just 10 seconds. You can use all of the same dragonriding abilities and you can use and generate Vigor, so Dracthyr can choose between using a dragonriding mount or just relying on their own wings going forward.
Additional opportunities to acquire Riders of Azeroth Badges will be available during the Outland Cup event. Zoom through Shattrath, soar over the Netherstorm, and see Outland from a new perspective. Each race completed will earn you more Badges that you can trade in for a new color variation of the Drake Rider's transmog set, as well as 2 new tabards.
New Story Quests
With the Primalist threat quelled for now, and Amirdrassil safely blossoming into Azeroth, the night elves can finally start building a new home for themselves.
When Amirdrassil bloomed at the conclusion of the raid in 10.2, it brought itself and the land about its roots from the Emerald Dream into Azeroth, and beneath the boughs of the new World Tree, the night elf city of Bel'ameth is starting to take shape.
Bel'ameth is connected to other important night elf areas throughout the world, including Darkshore and Feralas. Despite being a night elf city, the Horde is encouraged to explore, and there's a convenient portal from Hyjal for their use.
But when Amirdrassil took root, heroes of the Horde and Alliance heard a mysterious voice, ancient, beautiful and almost song-like, calling out to them. At the same time, Khadgar has received reports of dark whispers. Something is moving in the shadows. An ancient enemy stirs, incited by some harbinger.
But what are they planning, and where will they strike first? New story quests will unfold in the old world as the Greymane family endeavors to reclaim their lost kingdom, with the Forsaken offering assistance upon the request of Calia Menethil. You can earn yourself a new mount and some cool transmog rewards by helping the Gilneans reclaim their land from the domination of the Scarlet Crusade.
A new feature that a lot of folks are already very excited about is Follower Dungeons.
You'll be able to queue for all 8 Dragonflight dungeons on Normal difficulty with between one and 4 players, and the game will fill in your group composition gaps with NPCs.
So, if you don't have a tank in your group, you can still queue up, and you will have an NPC tank to take all of those heavy hits. You can even queue up all by yourself and have a full group of NPCs to explore the dungeon with. You have the option to personally guide the NPCs or designate them to take the lead, particularly if you are uncertain about the direction.
Follower Dungeons are going to be a great way to learn how group content works. Embarking on dungeons for the first time can be daunting, but Follower Dungeons provide an opportunity to ease into this aspect of the game. It allows you to familiarize yourself with mechanics, encounter bosses, navigate dungeon layouts, and obtain valuable dungeon loot.
They're also going to be great for experimenting with new roles, classes or specs. You can explore tanking or venture into healing without the constraints of time or performance expectations. I am definitely going to take advantage of that to try and get back into healing and test out any class changes in the future.
We'll also have new content to explore in the Azerothian Archives.
Engage with distinctive characters, immerse yourself in new narratives, and delve into the iconography of zones and local cultures through archaeology-themed activities.
There are smaller sites that you can work through by yourself, uncovering lost fragments to piece together the past. Then, there are also large sites, which are group activities similar to public events. Work through multi-stage scenarios together to properly excavate the area, fend off enemies, and see what lies beneath the soil.
There are also plenty of rewards to collect, including new mounts, battle pets, and transmog.
Patch 10.2.5 continues the trend of adding in new customization options for a couple of races.
Trolls will get 5 new vibrant hair colors to play around with, and the draenei will have a darker skin option, which fits in with their Man'arian locks from the previous patches.
Warlock demon customization options will also be expanded to include new color variations for your demonic tyrants, as well as new color and model options for your Darkglare summons, so you can pick and choose exactly how you want your floating eyeball to look.
We also have more holiday updates to look forward to in the new patch.
Love is in the Air will have new quests to work through and all-new rewards to collect, so we're going to have even more ways to get into the WoW holiday spirit in 2024.
So there's something for everyone to get excited for in the new patch, and it's going to be an interesting adventure as we start exploring what's next for the World of Warcraft.