Coming Next Week -- New Source for Azerite Essences

Building on a great deal of feedback and discussion, we’re working on an update to the game. With the next regularly-scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, players who have earned a given Rank 3 Essence on one character will be able to directly obtain that Essence from MOTHER on any subsequent characters.

When playing an alt character that is missing Essences that have already been earned on a different character, most ordinary Visions of N’Zoth activities, such as Horrific Visions, Assaults, raid bosses, Mythic Keystone Dungeons, or BFA Season 4 PvP, will award a new soulbound currency – Echoes of Ny’alotha. These Echoes can be brought to MOTHER in the Heart Chamber, and exchanged directly for eligible Rank 3 Essences. While ordinarily each specific Essence must be learned in order to unlock it for other characters via MOTHER, all Essences associated with Nazjatar and Mechagon reputations will be available if any other different character has earned any of the Essences available from that reputation.

Our goal with this update is to preserve the efforts that players put into unlocking a given Essence through its associated activity the first time, while offering subsequent characters far more flexibility in pursuing that goal. We’ll have additional details in a forthcoming hotfixes update that goes out around the same time as maintenance, but we wanted to let the community know ASAP that this change is in the works.

As always, thank you for all your feedback on this topic!

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By the light…

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Good news everyone - Putricide

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Good change. Pretty surprised, too, because it really seemed like the hearing over there was very selective.

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finally BoA essences like players ask since the start of patch 8.3

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And then the next patch …

  • Nerf essences.

lol

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Thank you void lords!

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:smirk: Farm new currency for your alts. :beer:

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Suddenly I am feeling ok about leveling some alts. I wanted to unsub because the grind for alts is so bad in bfa once you’ve done it on your main. Thanks!

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Literally playable.

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Finally, thank you.

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FINALLY
10char

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it’s been 84 years…

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thank you so much, blizz. Going to be playing exponentially more. so excited!

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Wonder what the complaining will change to now.

“But I have to buy them, I should just get them for free!”

The cynical side of me aside, this is a nice change that I am sure will make a lot of people happy.

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It is…ABOUT TIME!!!

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About God Damn time.

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hell, it’s about time

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What is the point of these extra hoops to jump through? Either the essences don’t cost much of this new currency, making acquiring them trivial and the currency relatively pointless, or they cost a stupid amount of the currency which is just going to annoy everyone and not really fix the problem.

At this point, what is so bad about just making them available on alts for free? Why the hoops and extra work to implement this? You guys bored or something?

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Omfg it finally happened!!! YESSSSSS!!!

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