I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm working on the new Tournament event on the Test Realm and I finally have something concrete to share. I don't want to give away too much because it's nice to actually discover new content when Blizz puts in the time to create it. I thought I'd just give a general overview of the process for those who've been wondering how it will work. This isn't normally the sort of thing we cover here at the Kaliope Blog, but I know many crafters are also avid Achievement Hounds as well as collectors of novelty items and the Tourney has a good supply of both.
There are three levels of quests, in my mind it has some similarity to the Shattered Sun progression in terms of unlocking the next wave of content. You start out as an Aspirant (noob) and collect tokens which you use to 'buy' your way into the next level by completing daily quests. You'll be able to earn about 4 tokens a day and you need 15 tokens to move up the ladder.
The next tier of quests work in the same fashion, you do some dailies to collect tokens and save them up for your faction leader. Only the second level requires you to give 25 tokens, but has the same output of about 4 tokens a day from dailies. So you can expect to spend at least 6 days on this step of the progression. The nice part is that you'll be getting rep with the Silver Covenant + your home factions when you turn these quests in, so even though you're a scrub you are still getting something out of it.
Once you turn in your 25 tokens you'll finally be a Champion of your home faction. Initially you can't select which faction you represent, but once you unlock the Champion level you have the opportunity to switch. I haven't actually done that yet, but I'll try if I get a chance while this PTR is up. Phase Three is when you are able to earn those Champion tokens that you may have seen for buying the goodies.
I don't really want to go into details on the quests, but there are some fun ones and some challenging ones. In addition to the dailies there's a more lore-oriented quest chain that's worth doing because you gain a good amount of Argent Crusade faction from it. I'm not certain how they all tie together yet, but I'm still working through to see where it goes. I plan to continue working on this, I'm curious how it's going to play out.
Feel free to post ANY questions you have about the tourney or professions on the PTR!