I've been doing these with a friend, and I've see this mentioned a few times:
Still have to actually finish the vision to actually get your boxes with pages in them or did I misunderstand completely?
Do you have to kill thrall to get the rewards from the corrupted side areas?
You need to kill the final boss for the vision to reward the gear piece, but the quest items are from the individual area chests looted at the end of the run (These chests also still have mementos and pieces of your Tier 3 Spark essence), not the central chest which has the final boss loot in it. Next week you need 2 pages to get level 7, you can get those pages from medium zones, and you can clear 2 medium zones in 1 run. To get these pages you do not need to kill Alleria. If you want the X ilvl piece of loot from the vision, you need to kill Alleria.My personal plan is to clear 2 medium zones in my first run next week, then save the rest of my keys until we are back in Orgrimmar the week after. On the PTR Stormwind was harder, and I'd rather be able to rack up full clears solo as quickly as possible.
After completing a side objective, a new chest will appear for you to loot at the end of the vision. For example, If I complete the two corrupted objectives but then die, I won't get a chest from Thrall, but I will get one chest each from Zekhan and Garona (or whatever the stormwind alternatives are). You get the book and pages for ranks 6+ from these chests, and not the one from Thrall or the lost objectives. So you don't need to kill Thrall to upgrade your cloak, you'll just need to complete the corrupted objectives.
I know on the PTR you could clear 2 corrupted areas and get a torn page of flesh from each chest -- is this expected to remain the same on live or is there a good possibility that Blizzard has further gated it to a single torn page of flesh per HV?
when i did my rank 6 on live, i did 2 zones plus thrall, in my two zone boxes, each one had the quest item, althou only one was lootable as i only needed one.
No news on the catch-up mechanic if any?
as far as i know you can continue the week after if you have no infact hit rank 6 this week
Has anyone tested the MOTHER research item "Gift of the Titans" on PTR? It's hard to know how it compares to other options without knowing its PPM.
I can confirm that you only need to complete the bonus areas to receive the page/s. On my last run I completed Valley of Spirits, then pushed into The Valley of Wisdom not realising that it was a hard area and subsequently died. I had a large chest (which had the page) and a small chest in front of Thrall in the final room.
The "catch-up mechanic" is just a result of the time-gated cloak limit. Someone who starts this tier late will be able to get 3x upgrades every week until they're at the cap, while someone who has been playing every day will only be able to get 1x upgrade each week.
So I cleared a wing didn't kill trall and there was no fear and flesh book for my r6 so take this article with a grain of salt I opened a ticket we will see what a GM has to say
Our group completed two medium areas, but did not kill Thrall. Three of us got the rank 6 upgrade piece, and one of us did not. We got two chests at the end, one large and one small. So, unless that was a bug of some sort, or some other mechanic was in play, it seems to be a bit random.
I'm confused.. My cloak is upgraded to 6 already, and I've seen a few others as well.https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/us/skywall/jebek