Essence of the Immortals was for some time on the PTR for Patch 2.4 a drop from 25-person raid bosses in the Sunwell Plateau. Also, end-game bosses such as Lady Vashj, Prince Kael'thas, Archimonde and Illidan were dropping one essence per kill. Blizzard replaced the Immortals-system by having the three gates open automatically over time at equal intervals on all servers.
Re: Essence of Immortal plea for help..... | 2008-03-07 20:48 |Tigole
Apologies that this update is coming so late but we pulled the Essence of Immortal quest chain about 2 weeks ago. That's why you haven't seen it on the Public Test Realm. The 3 gates will open automatically over time at equal intervals on all servers.
Regarding the taking back of the town on the Isle, however, that will still be dependent on completion of daily quests. Servers can race to see who can open their quest hub the fastest. But access to raid bosses has been made equal.
We really like the concept of cross-server competition. But the concept of the gates being tied to specific boss kills was not playing out as we had hoped. We plan to do future things that involve servers competing with one another through major events.