First things first:
- Remember to update your addons
- Remember to check the "Load out-of-date addons" checkbox in your character screen
How do I hide my helm / my cloak / my shoulders? The option to hide isn't in the Interface menu anymore!
Short answer: Go to a Transmogrification NPC. When you'll select the slot for your helm, cloak and shoulders, the option to not display will be the very first one at the top left.
Long answer: With the appearance collection system, they decided to take these options from the interface menu and put everything related to your character's appearance in with the Wardrobe, because another thing that they've done is do a pass at un-cluttering the game's menus that were getting filled with too many options.
Yes, it does come at the very minor inconvenience of not being able to not display your helm whenever you want, but it makes sense as a system and there's multiple Transmogrification NPCs spread at key places in the game now plus the Yak mount.
Where are the Demon Hunters? I've pre-ordered Legion, why can't I create one?
Short answer: Be patient, keep an eye on your WoW news, they could be available at any time between now and August 19th, but don't expect them in the first 2 weeks after the patch.
Long answer: This pre-patch contains so many changes to the existing game, the developers want to play it carefully. First they'll fix all the broken things (there's always broken things on a live server, no matter how much testing you can get in), then make sure all the class changes are okay, the numbers are balanced, they do hotfixes and patches and make sure everything is stable - and then they'll flip the switch to allow Demon Hunters to be created.
What's the point of pre-ordering anyways?
You get to create a Demon Hunter before players who will buy their copy of Legion on or after launch day. You'll be able to play their starting zone and then be able to play the rest of the game content. So, you can already start farming your Blades of Azzinoth from the Black Temple if you want. It's just a head-start for your character to be ready and jump into Legion content when the expansion goes live on August 30th.
What's the time limit to pre-order?
Game goes live on August 30th, so any time before that is a pre-order. (Don't ask me about Collector's Edition - I don't know.)
I'm looking for "this spell" or "this ability" and I can't find it anymore. Where is it?
The pre-patch introduces huuuuuuge changes to classes and specializations, so if you're not finding your usual spells or abilities, it's possible they've been either removed or moved to a different spec. For most people, this is the beginning of an entirely new way to play all of your characters. I'd recommend you take the time to read everything about your specs in-game and maybe have a look at the Legion class guides that are posted on Wowhead before you make a decision on what to choose.
I'm not doing enough damage / My character feels broken / I'm not healing as much as I used to / etc.
It could be many things:
- these are new specs and we all need to adjust to them;
- don't worry about the numbers because these are Legion numbers and we aren't playing the expansion yet, which also means we're not wearing Legion gear and don't have Legion full abilities;
- could be that the way that spec is played now just isn't your cup of tea so maybe look at a different class or spec.
Where's the glyph tab? Where did my glyphs go? What's happening with my cosmetic glyphs?
The glyph system as we knew it is removed from the game.
BUT cosmetic glyphs still exist, not exactly the same ones, but you'll be able to use them by applying them directly on your spells in your spellbook.
And Scribes are still very useful, don't panic, don't go changing your profession without looking into what you can do now.
Where do I get my Artifact weapon?
That's in the Legion expansion, not the pre-patch.
Why did my hunter receive a polearm in the mail?
Survival hunters are now melee and their main weapon is a polearm. So if you want to try it, the devs are giving you a weapon to try it, because trying to melee with a gun or bow isn't quite as effective.
Where's the Demon Invasion event?
It's not in yet. Same explanation as I gave earlier for Demon Hunters.
They are meant to start happening around the 2nd or 3rd week of August (but no later than Aug. 17th) and will last up until Aug. 30th when Legion launches.
Important thing to know: there are things you can get from this event that will never come back again.
There's transmog sets, a mount, a pet, 16 unique weapon appearances, toys, feat of strength achievements - get them while you can when this will be active.
(Check out this guide for more info)
What about that Broken Shore event?
That is the intro quest for Legion.
What happened to all the gold missions I used to get at my garrison?
The gold has been replaced by garrison resources.
Same thing goes for the Jewelcrafting follower daily quests.
Some of my mounts and pets in my collections are in gift-wrapped packages - what the hell?
They're trying a new thing for you to easily find your new mounts and pets you've received either as gifts or that you bought from the in-game store. It used to be they were added to your collection and you'd have to take a long time to find out where they're hidden in your collection. I think it's cute, but give your feedback to the developers!
Might as well add these questions if you have them in the future...
OK imagine that you can create Demon Hunters now - your questions will be:
I'm looking at the Character Creation screen and I'm not seeing Demon Hunters anywhere - how do I make one?
Only Night Elves and Blood Elves can be Demon Hunters for the Legion expansion.
(Also check if you've pre-ordered Legion.)
Why only them?
Because of Demon Hunter lore (I'm not going into that here).
Will other races be able to be Demon Hunters in the future?
Developers have already thought of that and hinted that now that Night Elf and Blood Elf Demon Hunters will have been roaming on Azeroth for a while, it certainly would make sense for them to end up teaching people from other races who would want to volunteer to become Demon Hunters. So most likely yeah. In a patch this expansion? Don't think so, it could be possible, but I wouldn't keep my hopes up.
Hope this answers all of your burning Legion pre-patch questions!
If I've forgotten anything that you think might be a popular concern, let me know and I'll add it to this post!