Battle for Azeroth: Horde Starting Scenario (Spoilers!) - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:41:28 -0600 The Zandalar Recruitment quest line was available on the Battle for Azeroth alpha for a short period of time. Thanks to Nobbel for running through the scenario and sharing the footage with us!
This post includes spoilers for the Horde introduction scenario for Battle for Azeroth.
You can watch the full playthrough of the opening scenario on Nobbel's YouTube channel.
Freehold: Battle for Azeroth Alpha Dungeon Preview - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:08:33 -0600 Our second dungeon preview of the day is Freehold, a new dungeon open for testing in the Battle for Azeroth alpha. This is a dungeon Alliance players encounter as they level up; it is available for both factions at max level.
Freehold has traditionally served as a haven for pirates, scoundrels, and those who wish to live free of Kul Tiran control.
Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Class Raid Buff Abilities - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:11:17 -0600 With the Battle for Azeroth Alpha underway, we've noticed that the implementation of the class raid buffs seen at BlizzCon have changed. Now, only 5 classes have a specific raid buff, instead of every class having one.
The only remaining raid buffs only buff Primary Stats and apply a damage modifier on enemies hit. All utility and secondary stat raid buffs have been removed. If you want to see the removed buffs, you can see our BlizzCon Class Buff post.
Atal'Dazar: Battle for Azeroth Alpha Dungeon Preview - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:09:18 -0600 Today we are previewing Atal'Dazar, a new dungeon open for testing in the Battle for Azeroth alpha. This is a dungeon Horde players encounter as they level up; it is available for both factions at max level.
For millennia, the Zandalari kings were laid to rest within the tombs of Atal'Dazar, secluded high atop the mountain Mugamba. These pyramids grew more elaborate with each passing ruler, as new rooms were constructed to house the deceased's vast wealth.
Zandalari Troll Allied Race Jokes and Flirts - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:19:06 -0600 Yesterday we covered the Dark Iron Dwarf flirts and jokes, and today we have an early look at the Zandalari Troll Allied Race Jokes and Flirts.
We've covered much more datamined dialogue, including major story points in our new Battle for Azeroth Broadcast Text post.
Who do you think has better lines - Zandalari or Dark Iron?
Zandalari Male Jokes
How loa can you go-a? Ha! You call DAT a ship? DIS is a ship! Troll healers have such an easy job.
Battle for Azeroth Build 25976 Broadcast Text (Spoilers) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:02:40 -0600 With playable Battle for Azeroth alpha comes a huge amount of datamined broadcast text. Piecing this text together, we can learn what NPCs say during important storylines and get a sense of the upcoming quest plots.
Story spoilers in the post.
We've tried to highlight the most important lines in this article, but there are still thousands of lines. Some highlights include:
Dialogue related to the Battle for Lordaeron and Burning of Teldrassil.
Battle for Azeroth Datamined Alpha Quests - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:08:26 -0600 The Battle for Azeroth alpha is now playable, and we've datamined several hundred new quests. We are still sorting through the quests, but you can click on each one below to learn more!
Updated Destruction Warlock Spell Effects - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:00:51 -0600 Legion started a process of updating all class animations. It started all the way back in 7.0 with a few classes, mostly melee, receiving new Casting Animations. Afterwards, during patch 7.3, most casters received updated animations, but a couple were left off, one of those being Destruction Warlocks.
Today with the launch of Battle for Azeroth Alpha we've had a first glimpse of the Updated Visual Effects of four Destruction Spells: Chaos Bolt, Immolate, Conflagrate, and Incinerate.
Battle for Azeroth Alpha - New UI Changes, World Maps - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:51:05 -0600 The Battle for Azeroth playable alpha is now live! This post will cover UI changes in the alpha including new zone maps, new Friendly Nameplates, Heart of Azeroth, Azerite and more!
You can compare the two base UIs below. Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Alpha Development Notes - February 6 - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:35:41 -0600 Blizzard has posted the first round of Alpha Development notes for Battle for Azeroth. Drustvar and Nazmir are open for testing. We have articles rounding up all the expansion details as well as links to our early alpha datamining. Last night a new build hit and it included Dark Iron Racials and Customization, as well as the usual class changes.
Welcome to the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth alpha test!
Battle for Azeroth Invite-Only Alpha Now Playable - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:30:52 -0600 Battle for Azeroth, the next WoW expansion after Legion, has started its playable Alpha phase. This alpha is invite-only and we've received an invitation to join, shown below:
The invitations may take a while to arrive in your email, but you can check if you are eligible to play the Alpha by refreshing your Battle.net client and checking for the Alpha tag.
We will keep you posted if there are any beta key giveaways available later in the testing process!
Battle for Azeroth Build 25976 - Profession Updates - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:52:40 -0600 The latest beta build included many profession updates, with most profession reagents now having a name instead of a placeholder tag. Some professions also received exciting changes, like new mounts and new consumables!
New Alchemist Tinctures are trinkets with combat buffs either healing you on kill or granting you a bonus based on the Flask you're currently using.
Inscription received new buff scrolls that give you lesser versions of some of the new class buffs.
Vulpera Customization Options Now Available in Dressing Room - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:15:47 -0600 Customizable Vulpera are now up in Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Dressing Room! Now you can preview all of their customization options and dress them up in your favorite transmog armor. Earlier today we also added support for Dark Iron Dwarves.
Make sure to check out their animations in the Dressing Room; sleep is particularly cute!
Note that while this race can be loaded up in Wowhead's Dressing Room, they are not a confirmed Allied Race.