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Unlocking Mechagnomes, January 14 Hotfixes, New Trinkets in PvP, Eye of N’zoth

Patch 8.3 – Visions of N’Zoth Content Hub

Patch 8.3 – Visions of N’Zoth – Intro Cinematic

Clarifying the Process for Unlocking Mechagnomes

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re seeing some confusion on how to unlock mechagnomes, we have applied a change this evening and want to take a moment to clarify the process. First off, the following achievements need to be completed on any character on the same account:

If you have done these achievements on any Alliance character(s), you can head to the Alliance Embassy in Stormwind on that character and start the unlock questchain with Aysa Cloudsinger and accepting the quest “Urgent Care”.

If you have done these achievements on a Horde character, you will then need to login on a level 120 Alliance character.

  • If this character has already completed the Mechagon Island intro questline that ends with the quest “Welcome To The Resistance”, then the character can head to the Alliance Embassy in Stormwind and pick up the quest “Urgent Care” from Aysa Cloudsinger to start the Allied Race unlock questline.
  • If this character has not unlocked Mechagon Island, you can head to the Alliance Embassy in Stormwind and Gila Crosswires will have the quest “Fame Waits For Gnome One” which will lead the character through the Mechagon Island unlock process which then leads to the mechagnome unlock questline. If you are in this situation, you will not need to go to Nazjatar.

We are also currently in the process of resolving a bug that is affecting the Allied Race banner UI and causing additional confusion, but in the meantime the steps outlined above should help unlock the Mechagnomes for those who qualify.

Thank you for your understanding!

Patch 8.3 – January 14 Hotfixes

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • Void Conduits now grant credit toward Assaults.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Knockback reduced on Magni Bronzebeard’s Reverberating Clap.
  • Blastatron X-81 no longer taps, so all combatants can receive credit.
  • Kames, Blade of the Dawn’s Sun’s Retribution ability now has a 3 second cooldown.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed a bug that allowed some Honorbound and 7th Legion items to both Corrupt and Titanforge. N’Zoth works in mysterious and terrible ways.
  • The Kernel of E-Steam now correctly awards reputation to characters not yet Exalted with the Rustbolt Resistance.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the weekly Brawl quest “Something Different” from starting when entering the Deepwind Gorge Battleground highlight brawl.


  • Players investigating Blackwing Descent with Wrathion should no longer be blocked from entering the instance during “Beginning the Descent” and “To the Catacombs!”.
  • Highland Worgs are no longer endangered and can be readily slaughtered to fulfill “A Little Goodwill.”
  • Fixed an issue that caused the first Lesser Vision daily quest, “A Dark, Glaring Reality” to incorrectly reward 1,000 Coalescing Visions instead of 2,000 Coalescing Visions for some players. Players affected by this issue will be offered the quest rewarding 2,000 Coalescing Visions tomorrow.
  • Zahra Sandstalker should no longer disappear for nearby players when someone accepts “To The Moon.” Additionally, multiple copies will no longer show up.
  • Locating the anomalous source for “Deeper Into Darkness” now shares credit with all party members.
  • “Against Overwhelming Odds” now grants credit for slaying enemy players in Uldum when Assaults are active.


  • Players should no longer disconnect when traveling on the boat between Booty Bay and Gadgetzan.

WoW Classic

  • Alterac Valley
    • Spirit Guides now apply Honorless Target to the players they resurrect.
      • Developers’ note: We observed some behavior in Alterac Valley that can only be described as griefing—a violation of the In-Game Code of Conduct. If this had taken place in original WoW, it would have been seen as either a situation that needed to be fixed preventatively or a circumstance that called for account suspensions. We feel that the preventative solution is the more amicable one.

New Trinkets in PvP

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Please note that several new trinkets coming in Ny’alotha (and one extant trinket from Underrot) will be adjusted as follows in PvP activities:

Lingering Psychic Shell

  • The damage required to remove Psychic Shell has been reduced by 50% in PvP.

Void-Twisted Titanshard

  • The absorb shield provided by this item is reduced by 40% in PvP.

Sigil of Warding

  • This item will be 30% effective in PvP.

Bloodthirsty Urchin

  • This item will be now 30% effective in PvP.

Lingering Sporepods

  • This items is now 30% effective in PvP.

Eye of N’Zoth in Patch 8.3

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I never did the quest to purge it and it has stuck with me since then but with the new patch, it’s gone. Why’s that?
To be clear – it’s not gone. The only way to remove it is to complete the quest that cleanses you of its wicked curse.
Which is something I’ll never do.