The World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion has been live for just 2 days now. So far the community seems to be enjoying the latest expansion.
At least more so than the previous Battle for Azeroth xpack.
However, just like every new game or game update goes through, there are some existing progression breaking bugs & glitches that are hindering player progress.
Through the Fire & Flames Glitch / Bug
If you’ve made it to this point in the Shadowlands expansion, you may have run into an issue where the unfinished blade does not appear after you interact with the stone.
After some research online and within the Blizzard bug report forums, this glitch is not a glitch or a bug at all.
When the blade becomes visible to you, it is also visible to other players as well.
The unfinished blade is actually on a 7 minute timer. So if you were on a highly populated realm when you tried to complete the quest, there is a good chance someone sniped it from you.
So worry not, there is no bug or glitch stopping you from picking up the unfinished blade, just a not-so-great design feature of this quest.
Your best bet is to hang tight and be fast enough to snipe the pickup from other players.
Players in the Blizzard forums suggest that you temporarily turn War Mode ON before attempting to pick up the unfinished blade.
This will help you reduce competition and help you skip the line of people waiting around in line trying to snipe the drop from each other!
Read updates about this quest on the official Blizzard forums.