Legacy Raid Content

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WoW Community Council
#1 - March 29, 2023, 4:53 p.m.
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I’m sure this is largely niche and much lower priority than a lot of current content stuff going on right now, but I’d like to revisit an idea that was proposed on reddit a few years ago about a Legacy Raid talent tree.

I love the general concept of this, and I think variations of it could function outside of a talent tree as old achievement rewards. For instance, the achievement reward for obtaining a raid’s tier set appearance (such as That’s So Last Millennium) could allow you to unlock appearances of all armor types in that Legacy raid on that character. As someone who has played largely one character for years, the transmog state of my non cloth-wearing alts is truly tragic.

I can see reserving raid teleports for end of expansion content like they did with SL, and that’s great since we already have so many dungeon teleports as well (that I desperately wish would be account wide like their raid counterparts). I think it is also time they add skips to exceedingly long raids, like SoO, ICC, Dragon Soul, etc, either in the form of a quest like all the modern raids have or an added reward for the raid meta achievement.

As a someone who plays a slow class, I would also love the movement speed increase :sob:.

Tangentially related, but as a reward for What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been I think it would be awesome to be able to use the holiday transmog all year. The original achievement rewarded a 310% speed mount (one of like 3 ways at the time to obtain them in the game), which reflected the length of commitment required to obtain all of the achievements, and since 310% speed has been normalized for a long time now, I think it would be fitting to add this extra little reward.

What do you guys think?

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#2 - June 14, 2023, 12:01 a.m.
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The development team spends the majority of their time on the latest content which includes both brand new things and iterating on the latest additions to the game. That said, legacy content is something we cherish and do try to make some focused improvements on it when possible. In this week’s PTR update, a new update is available for testing:

  • Players that have defeated Garrosh Hellscream in Siege of Orgrimmar may now skip directly to The Inner Sanctum on all characters on the account by reading the scroll hanging on the wall near Loremaster Cho at the entrance.
    • Developers’ note: Siege of Orgrimmar is a long, linear raid with a rare mount and plate shoulders held covetously by Garrosh Hellscream, its final boss encounter. We hope that the shortcut implemented here will allow players who’ve experienced this part of the story before to skip directly to the final showdown for a chance at earning those unique collectibles.

Hopefully this helps a bit and thanks for the feedback on this content.