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Taking The Battle To The Burning Legion In World Of Warcraft Update 7.2

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World of Warcraft’s massive Tomb of Sargeras update went live this week, giving players a chance to unlock the new Broken Shore zone and punch the demon invaders right in the junk. Here’s a quick look at how to do that when you’re a warlock who’s forgotten how to warlock.

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I’ve been neglecting my gnome warlock for some months now, and that’s why I decided to take her through the Broken Shore event. It had nothing to do with already going through on two characters I like more but somehow not recording any audio. That would be stupid.

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Upon logging in post update 7.2, characters of the proper level, like my rogue and druid, who may have gone through first, are given a quest to lead the army of Legionfall to Broken Shore to end the invasion of Azeroth once and for all. Eventually, that is. First we have to establish a beachhead.

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Archmage Khadgar awaits us in Dalaran, ready to deploy us to the front. Who died and made him boss? Several people, really. Sad. Moving on.

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The event begins with players flying down to the Broken Shore zone to thin the demonic forces crawling over the beach like giant ants. It’s a simple matter of killing enough things to make the meter go from no percent to all of the percents.If you’re a warlock who has forgotten how to warlock, just spam dots. Even the one that’s permanent until the target falls. Spam all the dots.

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What’s more refreshing after grinding a horde of demons than a boss battle? Lord Kalgorath or whatever here would be quite intimidating if not for the horde of NPC characters that follow you through much of this event. I’d suggest standing back and spamming dots.

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Once big red is down, it’s on to the plains of glowing green shit, where we must fill another meter while clicking three portals closed. A good strategy here is to maybe try some of the other buttons on your hot bar. The one with the shadowy face looks pretty cool.

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Another boss fight? Man, how many boss fights does this event have? Three. It has three. Technically two and a half. Try using melee attacks on this boss. Why the hell not? It couldn’t hurt. Besides, by this time you’ll have remembered you can Soulstone yourself. Maybe.

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Once you’ve stabbed Dread Commander Arganoth Stephens to death with your sickle looking thing, it’s time to take the battle to the enemy. The player is tasked with planting seven bombs in the command ship that’s keeping the good guys out, in order to make it stop doing that. The massive NPC army doesn’t follow, so be extra careful when hitting the same four or five keys over and over again.

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Now it’s time for the final showdown. Bad warlock versus Mephistroph. One shall stand, one shall leave the battle early to go be a boss at the update’s new dungeon. Just hit buttons til he leaves.

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Good old Khadgar teleports the player to safety before the bombs go off, and the Broken Shore is now their oyster. Gather resources to build fortifications and perform world quests for fabulous cash and prizes! Just don’t forget to switch back to your rogue or druid before doing so.

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Check out the video below for a quick play through the special event. For extra credit, watch the spells on my hotbar activate in an order that makes absolutely no sense.

See you on the Broken Shore!

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DISCUSSION

conordalgarno
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I’m a little disappointed in the lack of content really. There’s a very slow drip of world quests, a couple dull bigger bosses and a new dungeon (which is admittedly a pretty great dungeon). For such a big patch I wanted more.

Now Tomb is still on the way and a lot of the content is spread over the next 11 weeks I just expected a little more to do right now rather than for the next 2 and a half months. WoW really needs a bit more in the vein of Guild Wars 2 where you had little platforming challenges and stuff.

And no, not those bloody Kirin Tor missions. c_____c