So i decided to buy dragonflight and it came with a level 70 boost.
I have no experience playing retail at max level, So i’m wondering am i supposed to do all these quests in my map ? Are they required for me to get gear/upgrades and end game activities?
This is really overwhelming and the zones are huge, And even with dragon riding i’m finding myself really struggling to know what i’m supposed to do…
I imagine Blizzard have marked the levelling campaign as done as part of the boost, but since I don’t know your Retail character, I can’t look it up.
You should be seeing World Quests on your map, in circles around the Isles. If you hover over one, it will show the quest and the reward. You can do these any time. They change twice a week, on Wed morning and Sat afternoon. You might see some small gear upgrades, and there will be OK gold rewards.
Next, it is critical to realise that the 10.2 patch comes Wednesday. This will obsolete a whole lot of previous content, at least as far as gearing goes.
You SHOULD, I think, be able to score most of a set of 402 gear on Tuesday if you have a couple of hours.
Fly to the Ruby Life Pools flight point
Just opposite the Flight Master, you will see Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem and a couple of pals, who will give you a quest to collect 100 Dreamsurge Coalescence and complete a Dreamsurge.
A Dreamsurge happens every 30 minutes. An orange circle appears towards the south of the Waking Shores. You kill all the mobs, then a big mob comes and you kill that. There will be a crowd doing it, so just get your hits in. That should give you 40-50 of the Dreamsurge Coalescence. You can get 10 Dreamsurge Coalescence for doing each World Quest in the zone, and by flying throughthe glowing green orbs you see around the zone.
You can keep doing Dreamsurges and collecting orbs and killing mobs to get more Dreamsurge Coalescence. You can buy one piece of gear for 100 Dreamsurge Coalescence at Celestine beside Gamuul.
It’s a but rushed, but you have only one day before the patch!
But I’m not sure if you get the 10.2 quest on Wednesday if you haven’t done the earlier questchain Campaigns.
So let me show you the quest Campaigns that bring you up to date.
The first is the Forbidden Reach. This starts from behind Alexstrasze at the top of the Seat of the Aspects.
The next is Zaralek Caverns,
When you have completed those, you are up to the Dreamsurges that I mentioned at the start.
But the question is whether you get the quest to start the new patch on Wesnesday. If you don’t, I’m pretty sure it will be because you haven’t completed these quest chains.
I’m sorry I don’t know exactly whete the boost leaves you in the chain.
If you have more questions, PLEASE post again, and either on your new character or give us the name and realm so we can look it up.
Normally, according to Wowhead, you must have finished the 10.0 l;evelling Campaign, the 10.0.7 Forbidden Reach Campaign, the 10.1 Embers of Netharion, and the Dreamsurge questline on at least one character to start the Emerald Dream.
(Linear questlines are OUT OF CONTROL!)
This is what I was expecting you would have to do. And it’s a lot.
My guess - and it is only a guess - is that Blizzard looked at all that and thought that a returning player who used a boost would look at all that and say “Hell, no!” And so they used some internal magic to mark the Emerald Dream patch open for you even though you haven’t worked your way toit.