not how World of Warcraft‘s legion and Battle for Azeroth Expansions where players could choose which zones they would like to upgrade their characters in, ShadowlandsThe story campaign is very linear. Fortunately, you only have to play it through once. With the new Threads of Fate mode, players who have reached the maximum level can skip the story with their alts and jump straight into the call of the covenant. It’s such a good idea.
Before my colleague brought Ashley Parrish the Threads of Fate mode I was scared of the thought of having to play through Shadowlands‘linear plot over and over to level my alts. While the story is entertaining enough, it’s an easy introduction to it Shadowlands
In the Threads of Fate mode, players who have already selected a fret for a character can skip the story parts and go straight to the good things with their alts. My villain went through the whole story and learned about the lands of Bastion, Maldraxxus, Revendreth and Ardenweald as he went from level 50 to 60. At level 60 she was able to choose her covenant, the night fairies. Thanks to my villain’s heroic sacrifice, my warlock, a gnome named Murlock, was able to jump straight to the selection of a covenant.
Murlock still had to go through ShadowlandsThe opening quest, the escape from the “inevitable” gulch, but when it reached the hub of the Oribos expansion, the choice was between repeat the story or speed up the covenant selection via Threads of Fate.
Rather than going from 50 to 60 through story quests, characters choose the Threads of Fate level by completing world quests and side quests, completing bonus objectives, and completing dungeons.
Threads of Fate players choose their fret from the four available. Then they choose a starting adventure zone. Players take part in quests and events in their chosen zone and slowly fill a progress bar. Once the gauge is full, players will receive rewards and be able to choose a different zone for the adventure. Eventually they reach level 60 and can explore the Maw and keep collecting resources for their chosen covenant.
For gamers who prefer a guided experience, the Threads of Fate mode might disappoint. There is no narrative to follow as all story quests are marked complete. It is up to each player to decide which activities to participate in. He’ll have to search the map for world quests, queue up for dungeons, and watch the chat to keep up to date with the latest reward spawns from the elite bosses. There is still more to be done.
I love Threads of Fate mode. I have so many level 50 (or close to) characters and I am excited to see what each of the four alliances has to offer. I am overjoyed that they don’t have to suffer the same Early expansion slog like my poor villain.