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PCGamesN Interview with Production Director John Hight - Allied Races and BFA Story - Thu, 03 May 2018 23:29:18 -0500
PCGamesN published an interview with World of Warcraft Production Director John Hight earlier today. This interview discussed Allied Races and how Blizzard has created a story in Battle for Azeroth very different from the one in Legion.

Catch up on the latest BFA info with our expansion overview and datamining.

Click here to read the full interview

Battle for Azeroth Story

Expansion plots are usually developed two to three expansions in advance.

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Wowhead Weekly #159 VoD - Battle for Azeroth Beta Updates - Thu, 03 May 2018 15:13:33 -0500
Wowhead Weekly #159 recaps the latest Battle for Azeroth news! We have a ton to cover this show including lots of broadcast text, Kul Tiran Travel Form, and a possible 8.1 raid.

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Activision Blizzard First Quarter Financial Report - BFA Preorders Ahead of Plan - Thu, 03 May 2018 14:39:42 -0500
Activision Blizzard has released its financial report for the first quarter of 2018 earlier today.

The report leaked before the schedule time with an incorrect headline, causing their stocks to drop 5%, which lead to Nasdaq to freeze their stocks for an hour and 20 minutes. Activision Blizzard posted record-breaking First Quarter results.

World of Warcraft was mentioned briefly noting that pre-orders for Battle for Azeroth are ahead of plan.

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Boralus City Updates in Build 26530 - Col. Tenders, Docks, Tradewind Markets - Thu, 03 May 2018 12:59:53 -0500
Boralus, the capital of Kul Tiras, continues to receive visual updates on the Battle for Azeroth beta. In build 26530, many NPCs and objects were added to the docks and Tradewind Markets, like Col. Tenders the Chicken Vendor. Gardeners and off-duty cadets were also added to Unity Square.

Our past Boralus updates include:

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Blue Post Roundup: Prestige Levels Merging, Mistweaver Monk and Protection Warrior Feedback - Thu, 03 May 2018 08:16:32 -0500
As Battle for Azeroth Beta testing progresses, more questions get answered by the day. Blizzard clarified one of the most frequent questions about the new PvP System changes, in regards to what would happen with Legion Prestige Levels coming Battle for Azeroth, and provided replies to Mistweaver Monk and Protection Warrior feedback threads on the official forums.

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Battle for Azeroth Reputation Tabards - Thu, 03 May 2018 05:23:51 -0500
Alliance and Horde can earn reputation with six factions in Battle for Azeroth, each rewarding a unique tabard at Exalted. In this post we'll highlight all of the tabard models, which can also be previewed in the BFA Dressing Room. Most factions will also reward mounts at Exalted, which we've covered in a separate post.

Interested in collecting tabards in Legion? Check out our Tabard Transmogrification Guide.

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Returning Player Guides - If You Quit During Cataclysm - Wed, 02 May 2018 17:24:23 -0500
With Battle for Azeroth looming around the corner, there are many old players that get motivated to play World of Warcraft again, but, as we know, WoW is a game with constant change over the years, being pretty difficult for a player that quit the game long ago to return.

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Heroic Uldir Testing - MOTHER and Vectis - Wed, 02 May 2018 15:12:00 -0500
Heroic Uldir raid testing continues with MOTHER and Vectis on Wednesday May 2nd.

Learn more about Uldir on our Uldir Encounter Abilities Page and Armor and Weapon Models.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 2nd-4th we will be conducting raid tests of Uldir.

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Siege of Boralus and King's Rest Mythic Dungeons Now Open for BFA Testing - Wed, 02 May 2018 11:27:39 -0500
The final two Battle for Azeroth dungeons are now open for testing on the beta - Siege of Boralus and King's Rest. These dungeons are only available on Mythic difficulty.

Blizzard

A new Battle for Azeroth dungeon – Siege of Boralus - is now available for testing on the Beta. This dungeon is only available on Mythic difficulty. In this thread, we'd like to gather as much of your feedback as possible regarding the new dungeon, once you've had a chance to run it.

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Comprehensive List of Abilities Added to the GCD in Battle for Azeroth - Wed, 02 May 2018 09:24:34 -0500
In Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard is modifying many offensive, mobility and utility abilities to be on the Global Cooldown. We've compiled a list of all the abilities that have been added to the GCD in Battle for Azeroth and the GCD duration.

A question about the GCD was covered in the recent Developer Q&A which goes in-depth as to why Blizzard is making this change.

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Tribute to BlizzCon Talent Contest Winner Jay the Tavern Bard in Battle for Azeroth - Tue, 01 May 2018 23:18:39 -0500
Jay the Tavern Bard, the winner of the BlizzCon 2017 Talent Contest, has been honored in-game in Battle for Azeroth!

Jay the Tavern Bard can be found near one of the buildings in Boralus, near the bridge to Fernwood Ridge in Tiragarde Sound, playing his trusty guitar. As of build 26530, he has no interactions, but you can listen to him riffing on his guitar in-game!

Jay won the BlizzCon 2017 Talent Contest with one of his classic Bard Tales, "Tales Of Azeroth".

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Broadcast Text for 26530 - Vol'jin, Shandris, San'layn, Gallywix, Mia Greymane, Can't Hug Every Cat - Tue, 01 May 2018 20:45:23 -0500
Datamined broadcast text for build 26530 continues with dialogue related to Vol'jin, Shandris, the San'layn, and Gallywix. There's also a humorous parody of "Can't Hug Every Cat."

We learned some pretty major things about the Burning of Teldrassil so well, which we covered in a separate post.

Story Spoilers - Note that this is all datamined dialogue and is subject to change at any moment and the order of lines spoken may change in game.

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Broadcast Text for 26530 - Burning of Teldrassil, Malfurion, Saurfang, Sylvanas (Spoilers) - Tue, 01 May 2018 19:09:45 -0500
The Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26530 added more details on the Burning of Teldrassil, including important dialogue spoken by Malfurion, Saurfang, and Sylvanas. Previously we knew about the tactics leading up to the assault but now we learn more about the climatic moments. Story Spoilers.

The Burning of Teldrassil and Battle for Lordaeron will be 8.0 Pre-Patch Content.

Note that this is all datamined dialogue and is subject to change at any moment.

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Battle for Azeroth Beta New Spell Animations: Agony, Shadow Bolt, and Fireblood Racial - Tue, 01 May 2018 19:02:00 -0500
With the latest Battle for Azeroth Beta Build hitting the test servers, we were able to see that a couple of spell animations were added along with it.
The animations added were for the Warlock spells Agony and Shadow Bolt and for the Dark Iron Dwarf racial Fireblood. Below you can check the preview of these animations.

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Druid Travel Forms Separate Buttons on BFA Beta - Glyph Multiple Travel Forms - Tue, 01 May 2018 18:06:52 -0500
Aquatic and Flight Form on the Battle for Azeroth beta now have separate entries in the spellbook. While the general shapeshifting button remains, that automatically transitions between forms based on swimming, flying, and running, the separate entries will allow players to apply multiple cosmetic glyphs modifying travel forms at once.

Check out more BFA beta 26522 class changes here!

NEW   Your Travel Form increases your swimspeed by 100% and allows you to breathe underwater.

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Method Jdotb Q&A #9 - Weekly Affix Advice, Catweaving, Trinkets - Tue, 01 May 2018 16:07:27 -0500
Our latest Q&A with Method Jdotb is now live which includes advice on the weekly affixes, catweaving, trinkets and more!

Check out our previous Q&As with Jdotb: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

Jdotb is currently streaming high keys on live servers! Make sure to check them out.
Watch live video from jdotb on www.twitch.tv

Method Jdotb Q&A #9

Want to ask Jdotb a question?

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Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Armor - Leather Kul Tiras and Mail Zandalari - Tue, 01 May 2018 15:27:22 -0500
Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26522 adds two armor sets for dungeons - Leather Kul Tiras and Mail Zandaiari. Check out the tints below!

We've previously covered other Battle for Azeroth dungeon sets:

Zandalari Dungeon Cloth and Plate

Zandalari Dungeon Leather

Kul Tiras Plate

Kul Tiras Cloth

Leather Kul Tiras

Based on the chest icon, this shirt could be turned into a coat later on:

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May 1st Hotfixes - PvP Tank Survivability Nerfs and DPS Adjustments - Tue, 01 May 2018 15:24:35 -0500
Blizzard has just updated their Hotfixes Blog with new PvP template-focused hotfixes, adjusting the power from Blood Death Knights, Feral Druids, Monks, Destruction Warlocks and Protection Warriors.
Tank specs aforementioned received some survivability nerfs, while DPS specs received slightly damage reductions.

Player versus Player

Death Knight

Blood
Vampiric Aura now grants 8% Leech to you and your allies in PvP situations (was 20%).

PvP Template Stamina reduced by 10%.

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World Bosses in Battle for Azeroth - Kul Tiras, Zandalar, Warfronts - Tue, 01 May 2018 13:27:15 -0500
Battle for Azeroth has several world bosses on the continents of Kul Tiras and Zandalar. The recent build also aded Warfronts world bosses to the journal. This is likely what the winning team encounters after they gain temporary control of the zone.

Note that the loot tables are placeholder.

Warfronts

The Lion's Roar

Overview: The Lion's Roar is a mobile war vehicle that switches in and out of a siege mode.

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New Events in WoW for May 1: Burning Crusade Timewalking, Warsong Scramble Brawl - Tue, 01 May 2018 10:03:18 -0500
New World of Warcraft Legion Events for the week of May 1 includes Burning Crusade Timewalking, Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl, new Mythic+ Affixes and new World Bosses.

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

Mythic+ Affixes

This week's Mythic+ Affixes are , , .

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Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: Class Changes and State of Demon Hunters - Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:07 -0500
Welcome back to the Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions series. This series will span the Battle for Azeroth Beta and will cover multiple topics. We will focus on a specific topic every week and for this week, we've decided to delve into the Demon Hunter specs!

We've invited some members of the community to give their thoughts and opinions on the current state of the Demon Hunter specs on Beta including, but not limited to some of the following topics:

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Warfronts Weapons and Tier 1 + 2 Armor Now in the Dressing Room - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:14:20 -0500
Several Warfronts armor tints and styles were added to the Wowhead Dressing Room in Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26522. You can now preview several Tier 1 and Tier 2 Armor tints, as well as most weapons, in the Dressing Room.

See how these armor sets look on your own character, pick your favorite Warfronts weapon, or preview the armor on an upcoming Allied Race.

See more weapons and armor styles here.
See all Gladiator Armor and Weapons here.

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Item Highlights for Build 26522 - New Mounts, Toys, Glyphs, Bags - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:44:02 -0500
In this post, we're highlighting the most interesting items datamined from Battle for Azeroth Build 26522, including new mounts, toys, glyphs, and bags.

Click here to see the full list of 700+ items.

Gladiator Armor

Many Gladiator Armor and Weapons were added to the database, many with correct models! We will have a separate post highlighting what is up in the Dressing Room, but for now you can explore all the pieces here.

Bags

There are two new 31 slot bags.

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Details on War Mode in Battle for Azeroth - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:12:56 -0500
PvP War Mode is not open for testing yet on the Battle for Azeroth beta, but Blizzard has posted some details on how this World PvP system will work, including permanently turned-on Honor Talents when War Mode is enabled outdoors.

For more PvP news, check out recent coverage including:

Large Battlegrounds Queue

Ashran Temporarily Removed

Strand of the Ancients Removed

Account-Wide Prestige and Conquest Points

Blizzard
We hope to have War Mode up very soon for everyone to try out.

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