Dragonflight Patch 10.2.7 Dark Heart Development Notes: Hunter Stables, Group Finder UI, & More

Dark Heart Development Notes

As we reported earlier today, Dragonflight Patch 10.2.7 will feature a new limited event that will allow players to relive the Mists of Pandaria expansion in its entirety. This patch is titled Dark Heart and will also contain the features that were previously listed for it on the World of Warcraft Roadmap.

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria is the big news from this update, but there’s plenty of other content to look forward to which should be available on the PTR at any moment. Included in the content are new heritage armor sets for Draenei and Trolls. These questlines will not be on the PTR, so you’ll have to wait until the patch goes live to see what they will entail. Kul Tirans will also be getting six new hair colors in the update.

The update includes a major revamp of Hunter pet stables, making it easier for hunters to organize and utilize their collection of combat pets. Most notably, hunters will now be able to rename their pets directly in the stable without needing an item to do so.

Dragonflight quests that previously required a certain Renown level will now be available to any level 70 character. There’s also a new questline in Bel’ameth for level 70 characters to continue the night elves’ post-Teldrassil story.

A major update to the Premade Group Finder will add several filters for Mythic+ and other groups, providing useful functionality that most players had been getting from addons for several expansions now. You’ll be able to filter for specific dungeons and difficulty levels, groups that have your role open or don’t already have one member of your class, groups that already have a tank and/or healer, and the minimum M+ Rating of the group leader. There is also a lot of info being added to tooltips inside the UI.

There is no release date yet for Patch 10.2.7. It’s expected to release sometime after Dragonflight Season 4, which launches on April 23rd.

Linxy – (Source)

This Public Test Realm (PTR) is a testing environment for the content coming with the Dragonflight: Dark Heart update.

Dragonflight: Dark Heart 10.2.7 Update Development Notes


WOW REMIX: MISTS OF PANDARIA EVENT

World of Warcraft Remix is a time-limited event which allows players to re-experience the entirety of the Mists of Pandaria expansion at an accelerated rate from level 10 through 70. All loot has been completely overhauled and has powerful new effects allowing players to shape their experience, power up, and power on. Features include:

  • Accelerated Leveling and Content allowing you to take on nearly every quest, scenario, dungeon and raid.
  • Create a new WoW Remix character starting at level 10 to adventure through the event up to level 70.
  • A mountain of loot: Get powerful items from everywhere— quests, chests, creatures, bosses.
  • Customizable items allowing you to power up as far as you can go to take on tougher content.
  • Convert unwanted items into Bronze which can be used to upgrade items or purchase cosmetics.
  • Keep what you collect: Take your collection of transmogs with you into The War Within.

Read more about the event in our development article 14.

CHARACTERS

  • Added heritage armor for the Draenei and Troll races. The heritage armor questlines will not be available for testing on the PTR.
  • Added six new hair colors for Kul Tiran.

CLASSES

  • HUNTER
    • The hunter pet stable has been updated:
      • The pet preview window is now larger.
      • More information about the pet is displayed, including a list of abilities.
      • Pets can be favorited and added to a separate group at the top of the stable list.
      • The stable list is now searchable and sortable by name, specialization, abilities, and more.
      • Pets can now be renamed directly from the stable without certificate items.
      • Pets can now be released directly from the stable without needing to be summoned.
      • For the Beast Mastery specialization, the pet that is summoned by the Animal Companion talent now has a dedicated slot next to the Active pet list. The tooltip has been updated to reflect this change.

QUESTS

  • All Dragonflight quests that previously became available with Renown levels are now available to all max-level player-characters, regardless of Renown.
  • SINS OF THE SISTER
    • A night elf has arrived at Bel’ameth to bury the family she lost at Teldrassil. But when her deceased sister is revealed to be a traitor, will the night elves show her sister forgiveness or demand accountability for her sins? Level 70 players can speak with Malfurion Stormrage at the Terrace of the Moon in Bel’ameth to accept the quest “An Uncommon Request” and start this questline.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Several changes have been made to improve the experience of finding Mythic+ groups in Premade Group Finder:
    • A filter button has been added that lets you filter results for:
      • Specific dungeons
      • Your role available
      • None of your class already in group
      • Tank and/or healer already in group
      • Minimum Mythic+ Rating of the leader
      • Difficulty
    • The role icons on each listing now show class colors, so you can see the current group makeup at a glance.
    • The listing tooltip now shows the leader’s info in a more readable format: their Mythic+ Rating, their highest key for the listed dungeon, and their highest key for all dungeons.
    • The listing tooltip now shows info for all members of the group, including their specialization and Mythic+ Rating (implementation pending).
    • The listing tooltip now shows the dungeon/raid name and difficulty.
    • A helptip tutorial has been added to teach players that they can search a key range for precise results (for example, 6-10 or 7-7).
    • Groups that no longer fit your filter criteria are marked with a red background (for example, if you selected “Damage role available” and a listed group filled up on damage dealers).
    • Groups you are hard declined from are automatically marked in red and sorted to the bottom.
    • In the leader applicants pane, the applicant tooltip now shows the applicant’s info in a more readable format: their Mythic+ Rating, their highest key for the listed dungeon, and their highest key for all dungeons.
  • Recipes can now be tracked from the Crafting Orders window.
  • An option has been added to the Auction House filters to show only current expansion items.
  • The location of Dragonriding Races can now be toggled in the Map filter.
  • You can now create or find a group participating in a Scenario by clicking the Group Finder icon on the Scenario objective.
  • The number of helptip tutorials that appear when logging in on a new character has been reduced.
  • Mount tooltips now show the category the mount belongs in: Ground, Aquatic, Flying, or Dragonriding.
  • TRADING POST
    • Mount categories (Ground, Aquatic, Flying, or Dragonriding) will now be shown in the Trading Post details panel.
    • Level requirements for using a mount will now be shown in the Trading Post details panel.

About the Author

Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.

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Jubilation
Jubilation
1 month ago

i’m so, so damn excited for this!

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