Battle for Azeroth Launch Testing on Beta This Week - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:51:27 -0500 Blizzard has announced that they will be performing Launch Testing for Battle for Azeroth on the Beta servers this week. They'll be testing to check for bottleneck issues and server performance under high demand.
This seems to confirm that the Teldrassil scenario and Battle for Lordaeron are Pre-Patch content. Players will have from Tuesday to Thursday to complete this if they wish to participate in the test on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Check out our coverage of the Burning of Teldrassil:
Argus the Unmaker Defeated by Three Players - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:02:26 -0500 Argus the Unmaker has been defeated by a team of three intrepid players--Durendil, Rextroy, and Yenko. This completes the project to clear all Antorus bosses with only three players, save for Varimathras.
Durendil has just released the Argus kill video and you can click here to see past Antorus boss kills on YouTube! Rextroy has also posted a video.
They have also graciously written a guide to clearing Antorus, including preparation, useful abilities, logs, and difficulty rankings.
In-Game Advertising Policy Changes for Group Finder - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:31:02 -0500 Blizzard has announced policy changes to advertisements made in the in-game Group Finder. Advertisements for in-game services like carriers are boosts will not be permitted, including those being offered in exchange for gold.
Vills has written a guide on Wowhead as to content you can use the premade Group Finder for, including dungeons, raids, questing, and battlegrounds.
Zandalari Direhorn - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:37:26 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Zandalari Direhorn! This is a reward for completing the recruitment scenario for the Zandalari Troll Allied Race in Battle for Azeroth.
Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations.
If you want to see a full list of mounts as well as options to access them in the model viewer, check out the Battle for Azeroth Mount Models post.
Wowhead's Artist's Corner and Giveaway - June Jenssen - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:46:22 -0500 Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist's Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art - drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun.
In an effort to share what our wonderful community does, about once a month, we will feature an artist and their craft.
New Scrapper UI on BFA Beta - Source for Profession Reagents and Expulsom - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 12:03:17 -0500 The Scrapper is a new profession helper that is being introduced in Battle For Azeroth. The Scrapper destroys armor and weapons, yielding some BFA crafting reagents as well as a chance at Expulsom, a BoP item required for numerous high-end crafting recipes. This provides an alternative to disenchanting your gear.
The Scrapper is different from the Obliterum Forge in that you can scrap most equippable BFA gear, not just crafted gear, and you can't scrap consumables.
Updated Druid Cat Form Running and Walking Animations in Battle for Azeroth - Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:01:06 -0500 Druid Cat Form has received updates to their running and walking animations in this week's Battle for Azeroth beta update! The cat's back is curved less in motion and the overall animation is closer to that of an actual cat. Thank you to the multiple users who emailed feedback about this discovery.
Wowhead's model viewer is now updated to show these different animations.
User Guide Spotlight: Create a Guide by Keldesh - Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:17:15 -0500 Welcome to the fourteenth edition of the guide feature! By now you're aware of the user-submitted guides on Wowhead, and although there are over 1500 guides published on the site right now, have you ever considered writing your own?
As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system. In this feature, selected impressive guides are being brought to your attention in a quick newsflash.
Conversion from Legion Prestige to Battle for Azeroth Honor - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:31:21 -0500 In Battle for Azeroth, the Prestige system is being removed and new Honor Levels will be added. Honor Levels will be account-wide and all Honor earned on any character in Legion will be converted to the new system. However, Prestige 20+ Rewards that are not earned in Legion will require a lot more Honor in Battle for Azeroth.
At the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, all the characters on your account will have their Honor merged and converted into the new system.
Artifact Instability is Increasing - Stronger Concordance of the Legionfall - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:50:58 -0500 With our Artifact weapons unstable with power, their power seems to be increasing as time passes. Earlier today players noted that the instability had further increased their powers, with Concordance of the Legionfall now reaching rank 76. This likely indicates that the instability will further increase our Artifact's power until the pre-patch release, when the power will overload and turn our weapons into stat sticks.
The History of World of Warcraft, Explained by Blizzard Entertainment - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:22:58 -0500 Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, Lead Gameplay Engineer Patrick Magruder, and Visual Development Supervisor Jimmy Lo tell the entire history of World of Warcraft to WIRED. This video touches upon major lore points from every expansion, but also explains major features added in every expansion.
Which was your favorite WoW expansion and feature described in this video?
Unfortunately you are just limited to small areas of Boralus and Zuldazar, getting a No Man's Land debuff if you travel too far. The target dummies and most NPCs in the cities also appear to be phased out.
WARNING! This post contains spoilers to the Battle of Azeroth Alliance storyline!
As shown on the Alliance Starting Scenario in Kul Tiras, Jaina was treated by everyone in Kul Tiras, including her mother and Lord Admiral, Katherine Proudmoore, as a traitor to the nation of Kul Tiras.
Battle for Azeroth Preview: War Mode, PvP Talents, and More - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:52:53 -0500 Blizzard has posted an overview of updates to PvP in Battle for Azeroth! This includes the new outdoor War Mode system, Prestige transitioning to Honor, Conquest Points, PvP Talents, Dueler's Guild, and more.