World of Warcraft: Shadowlands artwork for The Maw

[Update #2]: Blizzard has finally increased Anima rewards from World Quests!

[Update]: The major Update 9.1 - Chains of Domination has now made its way to the PTR.

In part due to the inability to mount, and partly due to the very limited array of daily quests, the Maw is by far the most hated and controversial zone in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Unfortunately, it's also the only zone that's tied to player power thanks to conduit upgrades and sockets you can purchase with Stygia once you have enough reputation with Ve'nari.

Going through all of that once is quite a and arduous long journey, as I've experienced while working on my review, but doing it for every single character you play on is absolutely nightmarish. The issue is that not only do you need to gather enough Stygia to be able to afford the items themselves, but each of your characters also needs to individually farm the Ve'nari reputation which is a seriously time-consuming ordeal.

Thankfully, Blizzard has realized how troublesome this whole process was and has now decided to set things straight. As such, I am incredibly happy to say that the Ve'nari reputation is now account-wide! So if you've done it already on your main character, you can now simply walk up to her on your alts and purchase whatever upgrades you need without having to go through weeks and weeks of daily quests!

While this has only been done for the Ve'nari reputation, I can only hope that some day soon all of World of Warcraft's reputations will be made account-wide. After all, most of the items you'll find in the reputation vendors are only really relevant to fresh and undergeared characters, so having them be available from the get-go for veterans would be a welcome addition and would make farming these reputations a lot more appealing.

Should any of that happen, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, keep an eye on the upcoming Patch 9.1 - Chains of Domination PTR as it's likely to bring in a brand new batch of quality-of-life changes.