Stormwind and Org upgrade to game lobby: 50% complete.
So there will be no portal to Ironforge/Thunder Bluff except in Zandalar/Kul'tiras? (If they are removed from Legion Dalaran, too.) This is highly disappointing, since getting to those cities with lowbie characters is clunky enough already. Because, for some reason or another, the nice map heirlooms that give plenty of flightpoints, don't give flight points in your faction's major cities.
Wait so no portal to Dalaran or Hellfire P. anymore as they are right now in the Cleft? Please dont tell me they are making me fly from Shattrah in the future to get to The Eye...
This is somthing I was waiting a lot, but I do expected more portals.
I like the new portal in SW/Orgrimmar but they should at least add the caverns of time.They could have placed it closer to the Cataclysm portals or integrate those into the portal chamber.
Not worth the loss of the Dalaran portals. At least give us the damn Kara portal back!
All portals and Dalaran or it is just nerf and useless room.
I had imagined the horde "room" would be up on that ledge, where many past-expansion portals are/were located. There is lots of unused space up there. Now that there is a dedicated room for portals, I hope Blizzard crams every existing portal in there.Back in WoD, if I had really been the master of my garrison, it would have featured just such a room below the main hall.
That is just amazing!
Finally , waiting a long time for that it makes travelling so much easier , hope there will be portals for more destinations when it comes life .
Well, so Farondis will return to Azuna to fight his former Queen.(that based on the portal do Azuna)
I always used the blasted lands portal if I wanted to get to southern Stranglethorn. But if that's gone too...Where does the Orgrimmar teleport cloak (off guild vendors) land you? And can we get a version of that that isn't an equipment piece? One of the reasons Broken Isles Dalaran is currently so convenient is the dedicated hearthstone.
You would think they'd have just stuck with the Wyrmrest Temple/New Dalaran options that they have currently. At least those ones make a fair degree of sense in the current timeline, as opposed to Old Dalaran and a random quest hub!
just popped onto the PTR to check this out myself... thoughts and findings thus far:I only checked alliance side, was going to check horde too but then got a string of disconnects... ooft.- Legion Dalaran portals all gone, except to SW/Org. I don't like this one bit, nope. having portals to wyrmrest, caverns of time and kara were super useful. they've also removed the caverns of time port in northrend dala- portals in boralus to ironforge and exodar have also been removed (WHY?). so only way to ironforge now is to fly there from stormwind (or use the deeprun tram... ), or have a mage bestie... urgh- portal to ashran from SW doesn't do anything atm (probably just a bug though). haven't checked to see if the ports to darnassus and ironforge still exist in ashran yet. - teleports (inc the guild cloak) to stormwind take you to that new room (cool). - the portal to boralus from SW now takes you to... just behind the alliance boat. this is kinda cool I suppose, but a bit weird and feels jarring to me. should just keep it taking you to the portal room imho. - lots of mage npc's in this room, but bar the portal trainer, none do anything really. It'd be really nice to see an innkeeper in there, or maybe a new hearthstone (TOY, make it a TOY for the love of the light!) to take you to this point... that'd be a nice quality of life change. - the cata portals are all still where they were (and oddly the pawdon portal next to it is too, even though there's a new port to it in the new room). - no portal to hellfire peninsula anymore (so have to go to shatrath...) :(- no portal to blasted lands :(Overall, I'd say this has some interesting ideas and promise... but I damn sure hope there is a lot more to come before it goes live. portals to kara, caverns of time, wyrmrest, ironforge and darkshore/darnassus are a must. heck, they've clearly made the area expandable (as stated at blizzcon), so would be really nice if they could add in more portals than before for more obscure areas (like silithus, theramore, plaguelands, 7stars/2moons, thunder isle, argent tournament etc... ). And some form of toy (with a nice short cd please!) to hs out to our new portal hub would be ace.
Really awesome work :)