World of Warcraft artwork for the new Mechagon comic

[Update]: WoW's Update 8.2.5 has now brought with it the epic conclusion to the War Campaign.

World of Warcraft's Patch 8.2 arrived a little while ago, bringing with it a whole bunch of new content spread across two zones: Nazjatar and Mechagon. Usually that would be no problem at all, but since some of the new quests require you to kill numerous rare enemies or loot a dozen rare items, the overabundance of players quickly resulted in a lot of frustration for everyone involved. Doubly so considering the quests themselves offer a rather measly amount of reputation.

In order to correct this problem, as well as make the whole daily quest system just a little bit less annoying, Blizzard has now greatly increased the health of rare enemies and made it so they scale faster when new players start to attack them. This should give you plenty of time to figure out where a rare enemy has spawned, walk over there, and still have enough time to tag it for kill credit. And best of all, the "kill three rare enemies in Nazajtar" quest has been reduced to only one, which should make it a lot easier to complete while doing other tasks around the zone.

As for the second hotfix, this has made it so the PvP focused "Battle for Nazjatar" will now only become active when Nazajtar has a good mix of both Horde and Alliance players in War Mode. The reasoning behind this change, as you might imagine, is that far too frequently the 'battle' for Nazajtar would involve Horde or Alliance players capturing territory in complete silence, all isolated due to the sharding system.

That said, if you find yourself in a shard with imbalanced factions, worry not as there will be an alternate event - Azshara's Elite Commanders. This one will also be available to players not in War Mode, and much like the Battle for Nazajtar, will award the fairly valuable Nazjatar Battle Commendation currency. From what I've seen they're a bit under-tuned right now, so hopefully that'll get sorted out in the next few days.

The final thing worth mentioning is that Blizzard has now also reduced the requirements for the rare item quests in Nazjatar. So if you're like me and you were losing your mind searching for 10 incredibly rare starfish, the latest hotfix should bring with it some much needed relief!

Once Blizzard releases any more major updates I'll make sure to let you know, but until then I wish you the best of luck with the new mounts!

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