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Alliance Allied Race Zone Previews - Telogrus Rift and Vigilant Quoram in Vindicaar - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:14:11 -0600
Each Allied Race has a small faction hub, and earlier in the 7.3.5 PTR, we highlighted the changes to Thunder Totem and Suramar. Today we are previewing the Alliance areas - Telogrus Rift for the Void Elves and the Vindicaar for the Lightforged Draenei.

Learn more about Allied Races in the Allied Races Survival Guide.

Telogrus Rift

Telogrus Rift is the special area for the Void Elves.

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Patch 7.3.5 Hotfixes for January 31 and Blue Tweets - More Characters Slots Per Realm, Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:11:00 -0600
In today's Patch 7.3.5 hotfixes, more characters slots were added per realm to accommodate the additional allied races, the Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl has been extended and fixes have been applied to bugs with the Allied Races and their quest lines.

All accounts now have 16 character slots available per realm (was 12).

The Mountaineer racial ability now correctly grants Highmountain Tauren 1% Versatility.

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Four Extra Character Slots Per Server Now Live - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:37:48 -0600
Four extra character slots per server are now live! Just restart WoW for the update:

This does not require pre-purchase of Battle for Azeroth. Simply restart WoW to pick up the update.

Following Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase and Allied Races launch yesterday, Ion announced at the Battle for Azeroth Q&A that the extra character slots would be hotfixed in asap, and they were 24 hours later.

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Special Void Elf Interaction in the Cathedral of Light - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:11:14 -0600
Even though the Void Elves, an Allied Race available through Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase, have joined the Alliance, they are not completely welcome in the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind.

This interaction was initially datamined through Broadcast Text and found yesterday on Reddit in-game.

We datamined some other lines implying the Alliance are still upset with the Void Elves - let us know if you find out which NPCs say these!

Oh! Hello there... fellow member of the Alliance.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth System Requirements for Windows and Mac - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:37:42 -0600
Blizzard Support created a Battle for Azeroth System Requirements article yesterday. The requirements have increased and we have compared them to the current requirements for Legion.

Recommended requirements have not fully been listed yet for Battle for Azeroth, so expect this post to be updated closer to Battle for Azeroth's launch.

Blizzard

Below are the minimum and recommended system specifications for World of Warcraft® on Windows® and Mac®.

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Battle for Azeroth Interview Roundup - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:42:32 -0600
Following Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase and Allied Races launch yesterday, there were multiple interviews about the current and upcoming content released.

This post links to all the interviews that we could find, as well as provide a brief summary of the interview.

Click here to view Wowhead's interview with Senior Game Designer Paul Kubit and Game Producer Shani Edwards.

Forbes - J. Allen Bracket, Jeremy Feasel - Classic Servers

Forbes' first interview is with J.

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Allied Race Unlock Scenario Videos - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:20:44 -0600
With Battle for Azeroth available for pre-purchase, players can access Allied Races, as well as special scenarios that explain why each faction joins the Alliance or Horde.

We've recorded each scenario so you can follow along with the lore! We've also datamined and added the related quests to our database, so you can leave comments and tips on how to complete them.

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Doomsayer's Robes Toy Discovered by Secret Finding Discord - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:28:39 -0600
The Doomsayer's Robes toy has been discovered by the WoW General Secret Finding Discord! This is a toy which dresses your character up as a Doomsayer with red robes and a sandwich board.

Doomsayers have a history of popping up every expansion and saying funny things. Prior to 7.3 they reappeared in Dalaran and had a number of wild predictions, ranging from treats as a threat to Azeroth to visions of a crooked serpent feeding on stars.

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Racial Trait Spell Effects for Allied Races - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:05:56 -0600
With Battle for Azeroth now available for pre-purchase, players can unlock and create Allied Races, each with unique racial traits.

Some of their racial traits are quite distinctive, so we've made videos showing them off!

Learn more about Allied Races in our Comprehensive Allied Races Guide, or the guides to Void Elves, Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, and Highmountain Tauren.

Void Elf

In this video, we're previewing:

Spatial Rift: Tear a rift in space.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Now Available for Pre-Purchase - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:16:23 -0600
Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft's latest expansion, is now available for pre-purchase on the Blizzard Shop for $49.99 USD. When you pre-purchase, you'll be eligible to start unlocking the Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei and Void Elf Allied Races immediately, by completing specific requirements in game.

Click here to head to the Blizzard Shop to pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth.

Note:

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Liveblog of the January 30 Battle for Azeroth Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:52:22 -0600
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is back with another developer Q&A and answering questions about the upcoming expansion, Battle for Azeroth. We'll be liveblogging all the answers from the Q&A and highlighting any important questions and answers from the stream.

Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase is now available. Click here for more information.

The VoD is now linked below.

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Allied Race Survival Guide - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:40:23 -0600
Allied Race Survival Guide

Battle for Azeroth preorders have gone live on January 30th and with them Allied Races have unlocked on the live servers. This update allows players to unlock 4 new Allied Races by completing various unlock requirements and a related scenario. Each Allied Race comes with its own Heritage Armor, Mount, Customization and more!

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Blizzard Interview - Allied Races Available with Pre-Purchase of Battle for Azeroth - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:10:25 -0600
Wowhead interviewed Paul Kubit, Sr. Game Designer, who was very involved in bringing level scaling design to all zones, and Shani Edwards, Game Producer, focused on creating Allied Races from an art perspective and managing character artists, animators, and riggers.

Battle for Azeroth's Pre-Order Has Started! Pre-ordering Battle for Azeroth unlocks access to the Allied Races!

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Patch 7.3.5 Hotfixes for January 30 - PvP Tuning, Raid and Dungeon Bug Fixes - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:00:32 -0600
In today's hotfixes, the PvP changes that were announced yesterday were applied and various raid and dungeon bug fixes have been applied including the Karazhan raid chess event.

For more recent news, check out the Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition Items.

Blizzard
January 30, 2018Achievements

In Ulduar, Razorscale should once again properly award achievement credit.

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Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition Rewards Visible in Game - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:48:06 -0600
The Battle for Azeroth collector's edition rewards are now visible on live servers. The Collector's edition of Battle of Azeroth will reward one faction-specific mount and a pet.

Battle for Azeroth's Pre-Order Has Started! Pre-ordering Battle for Azeroth unlocks access to the Allied Races!

We previously datamined the Collector's Edition rewards, but now in game you're able to find these items by searching in the Pet and Mount tabs. By purchasing the collector's edition, you will receive:

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New Events in WoW for January 30: Arena Skirmish Bonus Event, Necrotic Affix Replaced with Volcanic - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:44:46 -0600
New World of Warcraft Legion Events for the week of January 30 includes the Arena Skirmish Event, new Mythic+ Affixes and new World Bosses.

For the day-to-day updates on Emissary quests, Xurios, Mythic+ Affixes, Violet Hold Mythic and more, please visit the Today in Broken Isles section of Wowhead's front page.

Mythic+ Affixes

In Patch 7.3.5, Combat Resurrections are now on a shared resource pool. Click here for more information.

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Kul Tiran and Thin Human Customization Options - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:18:56 -0600
Battle for Azeroth adds Kul Tiran and Thin Human Models. A few days ago, we added them to the Dressing Room and today we have a look at all of their customization options.

This is not an Allied Race, but the Kul Tiran and Thin Human races have data marking them as both player and NPC races.

Check out the rest of our model viewer coverage:

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Upcoming PvP Tuning - January 30 - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:34:00 -0600
With tomorrow's maintenance, Blizzard is applying a hotfix to adjust tuning for a couple of classes in PvP. Affected classes are Druids, Hunters, Mages, Monks, Paladins, Priests, Rogues and Shamans.

Blizzard

Hi all,

Tomorrow (January 30th) we plan to apply a few PvP-focused tuning changes via hotfix. Details below.

Thanks!

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Void Elf and Nightborne Allied Race Crests Updated on Warcraft Site - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:36:07 -0600
The Void Elf and Nightborne Allied Race crests have been updated on the Official Battle for Azeroth website. When you mouse over each Allied Race on the webpage, the crests are different.

Credit to the eagle-eyed Byotan on Reddit for noticing this.

Using the Internet Wayback Machine, we can compare the old and new versions of the crests and webpage:

Old New

If Blizzard is sprucing up their website, could this mean Battle for Azeroth preorder and/or Allied Race access is soon?

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Allied Race Racial Abilities - Zandalari Names, Changes to Void Elf and Nightborne - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:11:05 -0600
With the start of Battle for Azeroth datamining, Allied Races are once again in the spotlight. Through datamining, we've learned the names of the Zandalari Troll racials! We also thought it would be a good opportunity to refresh players on some useful updates to Nightborne and Void Elf racials that slipped in earlier in the 7.3.5 PTR.

Zandalari Trolls

Through datamined icons, we've learned the names of the Zandalari Troll racials. What do you think they will do?

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Battle for Azeroth 25902 Creature Models - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:07:36 -0600
This Battle for Azeroth model post contains a master list of all the creatures in the first beta build, as well as links to open each model and preview their animations in the model viewer. Over the course of the first few days of the Battle for Azeroth beta, we have continually updated and reformatted this post with more models and tints.

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Updated High-Definition Creature Models in Battle for Azeroth - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:07:36 -0600
Many common critters are receiving visual updates in Battle for Azeroth. In this post, we'll compare all the old and new looks for prairie dogs, cats, and more!

Check out Wowhead's other Battle for Azeroth model viewer coverage: Vulpera Race, Blood Troll Race, Tortollan Race, All Creature Models, Horse Mounts, Zandalari Customization, Weapon Models, Armor Models, Dressing Room.

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Tortollan Models and Animations in Battle for Azeroth - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 14:49:13 -0600
The Tortollan is a new faction in Battle for Azeroth, with a baby tortollan, Tottle, as one of the Collector's Edition Rewards.

There are different types of Tortollan models and colors, which you can preview in our post below!

You'll be seeing a lot of the Tortollan in Battle for Azeroth as they're a faction you can grind reputation with, Tortollan Seekers (8.0), and scribes can create Contract: Tortollan Seekers to speed up reputation gains with world quests.

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Blood Troll Models and Animations Now in Model Viewer - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:31:32 -0600
Battle for Azeroth features the Blood Trolls, a group found in Nazmir who draw their power from a corrupted titan monster. We've covered everything we know about their story in the Zandalari Troll Broadcast Text post.

We now have their models and animations available for viewing in our Model Viewer. Like the Vulpera, the Blood Trolls have quite the range of animations, including some class-specific combat effects.

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