World of Warcraft: Dragonflight’s 10.1 patch—dubbed Embers of Neltharion—has just dropped, and it’s been a wild ride.
Sure, new releases can be a bit rocky, but this patch had some unexpected twists and turns that left players puzzled.
Public Test Realm: Missed Bugs and Glitches
We all know that players are invited to test new content in the Public Test Realm, but sometimes, a few oddities slip through.
This time around, Embers of Neltharion came with a discount for WoW: Dragonflight, a massive new zone, and loads of content. Still, it wasn’t what players expected—some bugs seemed game-breaking, while others were just plain strange.
Mailbox Mayhem: A Funny Little Surprise
The most amusing glitch was the mailbox bug. Players logged in to find mail waiting for them—inside were two items: a single Vibrant Shard (used for enchanting) and one piece of Wildercloth (used for tailoring).
Neither item is particularly rare nor valuable, but they came with a note explaining that they were “recovered” on the player’s behalf.
Every single WoW player received these materials, which left them scratching their heads in confusion.
More Serious Glitches: Gameplay Affected
While the mailbox bug was harmless enough, other glitches in patch 10.1 had a more significant impact on gameplay.
Some players lost Dragonriding abilities or couldn’t progress in the Embers of Neltharion storyline.
Other obscure bugs included Pandaren players unable to apply a race-change purchase or anima going missing in Covenant Reservoirs from WoW: Shadowlands.
Additionally, a new shop transmog was mistakenly added to the Trading Post, and players who bought it found it completely glitched out when worn.
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Slitherdrake
One particular change wasn’t a bug, but it sure felt like one.
The Winding Slitherdrake is a new Dragonriding mount, advertised as available the same day the patch arrived.
But when Embers of Neltharion went live, the Slitherdrake was nowhere to be found, despite its customizations being up for grabs.
Understandably, players were upset.
Blizzard later revealed that the drake would arrive in another week, as part of a story campaign quest that would progress after the weekly reset.
To make matters worse, a Blizzard rep mistakenly misnamed the required chapters of the Embers of Neltharion campaign, causing even more confusion.
Dragonflight: A Fan Favorite Despite the Hiccups
Dragonflight seems to be a hit among players, and these bugs will likely be forgotten soon.
For now, though, players are left wondering how these glitches happen and, more importantly, how they end up in the live game.
These hiccups are expected in a game as vast as World of Warcraft, but it’s still a bummer when they happen.
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