5.2 PTR Update

So I blast out all these tweets and no posts go up with details. I know, I'm with you on the frustration. I've been working on the new dailies at the Isle of Thunder, but they moved the quest hub a couple of weeks ago to a boat. You know it's a bad sign when you're on a boat instead of getting an actual town.

They also added an annoying zone counter to the top of the window which showed massive amounts of resources we were collecting. As of two days ago the count was at 35k/38k and nothing had changed with the content. In this new build, the counts are gone, but we are still on the friggin' boat. My zone map tells me that we are now on Stage 4 but I have no idea what this means. Clearly this will be a server-wide event with all players contributing to progress. But I don't know what the stages are or how many stages we need to complete.

At this point my Blacksmith is 4k into Friendly with the Kirin Tor Offensive (you start at Neutral). There are about a dozen daily quests you can do for 250 rep each, but I've only been doing 4-6 each day. Some of the quests are harder than others and there are quests that involve elite mobs. I suspect you will need a buddy or two if you want to get all dailies done.

I have yet to find the new forge or

Jewelcrafting is supposed to have some new recipes as well, but no sign of those either. I visited the trainer this afternoon and there is nothing new there. I also did the daily research to see if the new recipes are gained through discovery, but I learned nothing new from that. I'm not ruling it out at this point, I'll keep working on it.

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  1. My guess is that at least one of those JC recipes is a data mining error (since alchemists already make primal diamonds), and the other might be a cool recipe and might as likely be mis-categorized from a quest.

    The stages should be how far into the island your faction has unlocked. If I gain sudden insight in the next day or so I will come back and comment with real substance. ;)

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    1. I look forward to your findings - so far I can't make much sense of the Isle progression at all!

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    1. They have moved this access point several times but I believe the current method is from a new quest you pick up at the Shrine (auto-activate as I recall). You are instructed to fly to the Shado-pan Garrison in Townlong. Once there you turn in the breadcrumb which should activate a portal to the Isle. Access is by portal only, there is no flight path in.

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  3. I had assumed the Thunder Forge opened up like the Gates or the Isle of Q.

    But then I read where it was part of your 5.2 legendary progression. Please say it is not so!!!!! I.e., could it be that if a crafting alts has not done the legendary quest chain, they don't get to make the 5.2 gear????

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    1. I'm not sure, I'm still stuck on the killing the blacksmith part (volunteers?) My hunter has not worked on the legendary chain other than the first one that lets you start earning rep.

      Just got lucky and logged in as another player had the blacksmith down to 50% health. Helped her finish him off and now I'm working on the quest!!

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