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Stormsong Valley and the Old Gods - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:07:02 -0500
In this preview of Stormsong Valley, we're highlighting interesting quests related to the presence of the Old Gods. If you are interested in a spoiler-free zone preview of the environment, check out our Early Look at Stormsong Valley post.

Story spoilers in the post.

Highlights

Previously in the Battle for Azeroth alpha, we've learned that Zul has teamed up with Azshara as part of the plan to overthrow the Zandalari Empire.

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SpartySmallwood Interview with Morgan Day - Lead Encounter Designer - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 15:12:00 -0500
PAX East 2018 is coming to an end today, but more interviews are happening, showing more details and developer insights about Battle for Azeroth. Today we have the interview from Sparty Smallwood with Morgan Day, Lead Encounter Designer.

Highlights

PvE Design

The number of tiers in Battle for Azeroth will depend on what makes sense to the story, Legion you had the Pillars of Creation and Nightborne storyline, which lead to the possibility to close Tomb of Sargeras and finally to Argus.

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Arena World Championship 2018 Spring Finals Recap - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:19:47 -0500
On March 31st and April 1st, Blizzard went live from Columbus, Ohio with the Arena World Championship Spring Finals! With 8 teams, 4 European Teams and 4 North American Teams, this is the biggest battle of western teams to happen outside Blizzcon.

The winner of the AWC Spring Finals received a large chunk of the $100,000 dollar prize pool and a guaranteed spot at the year-end WoW Arena World Championship Tournament, slated to happen at Blizzcon!

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Dark Hound Mount - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:26:31 -0500
Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Dark Hound Mount! The source of this mount is unknown, but we are speculating it is the Dark-Iron themed Vicious Saddle mount as the build which added the Dark Hound mount also updated the Mag'har Vicious Saddle mount.

Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations.

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WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up: Battle for Azeroth Updates, Remote Auction House, Noble Garden & April Fool's - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 10:01:52 -0500
WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up
Welcome to the thirty-fourth edition of the WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-up! In this edition we're taking a look at the recent Battle for Azeroth Alpha builds and updates, retiring of the Remote Auction House, gold-making during the Noble Garden event, plus some April Fool's in the WoW Economy community!

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User Guide Spotlight: Everything about Ashran by HelloKitty - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:13:21 -0500
Welcome to the fourth edition of the guide feature! You know of the over 1500 user-submitted guides on Wowhead, but have you considered writing one of your own? With so many topics to choose from and a multitude of ways to display the information, how do you know how best to tackle the concept?

As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides on the site, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system.

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Slootbag's Live Battle for Azeroth Interview with Morgan Day - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:16:42 -0500
Slootbag interviewed lead encounter designer Morgan Day at PAX East! We liveblogged the event.

Watch ALPHA and BfA Dev interview with Morgan Day - Live from PAX EAST !schedule from Slootbag on www.twitch.tv

Morgan Day announced that beta is actually coming soon.. Not Blizzard soon, but actually Soon!

Q: There's concern that the first row of Azerite Armor is rather bland. Can you tell us more about the feature?
A: Azerite Armor is currently on alpha and a small piece of a larger picture.

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Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition Novellas: Elegy and A Good War Excerpts (Spoilers) - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:23:15 -0500
Blizzard announced the Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition contents yesterday and today has followed it up with a closer look at the two novellas - Elegy and A Good War.

The Collector's Edition is available for pre-purchase on Amazon. If you purchase via the link in this post, a small percentage of the revenue will kickback to Wowhead and help with news and dev costs.

Edit: updated with excerpts from both novellas (spoilers).

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Pre-Purchase Battle for Azeroth and Get Legion Free - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:51:33 -0500
Blizzard has two special deals running related to Battle for Azeroth. You can pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth and get Legion for free ($49.99 / EUR 44.99) or buy the Complete Collection (base version of WoW, Legion, and BFA pre-purchase) for $59.99 / EUR 49.99.

We also recently learned that the Collector's Edition Box retails for $99.99 and comes with an illustrated two-sided novella, collectible Mark of Allegiance, and Digital Soundtrack.

BFA + Legion

Purchase Links:

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Female Mag'har Orc Jewelry Customization Update - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:46:10 -0500
The female Mag'har Orcs have recently received some customization updates! When we first previewed them, their Jewelry Feature options were incomplete as they were lacking textures.

Now you can preview all of the earring and necklace options with proper visuals in the Wowhead Dressing Room.

We also recently learned at the BFA Press Event that Mag'har Orcs would be available as an Allied Race after completing the War Campaign in Patch 8.0. Learn more in the Mag'har Orc Allied Race Guide.

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Mage Tower Now Active Again on EU Realms - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:34:00 -0500
The Mage Tower Building is now active again on EU realms! Players that have at least 35 traits on their Artifact (Power Unbound) can work on solo challenges for an Artifact Appearance. We have guides to beating the challenges for all 36 specs as well as detailed comments on all challenge quest pages.

The Artifact Appearances from the Mage Tower will not be obtainable after Legion, so we are publishing articles reminding players when this building is up as Legion draws to an end.

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Xorothian Cultists Channeling Countdown Once More - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:58:23 -0500
On the Broken Shore, the Xorothian Cultists are casting Fel Channeling once more. With a countdown that leads to a date in late April, what are they counting down to this time?

Edit: Simca has posted an explanation on Reddit as to how the backend of the Xorothian Cultists might work. If so, the Xorothian Cultists may not actually be counting down to anything.

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Method's Affixes Guide, New M+ Guides for Prot Paladin, Boomkin and Resto Druid - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:28:13 -0500
For today's Mythic+ roundup, we have Method's latest video guide on Mythic+ Affixes, and we're happy to announce three new M+ guides for Protection Paladin, Boomkin and Resto Druid.

We're excited to be partnering with Method in 2018 for Mythic+ videos, a set of Mythic+ class guides and interviews with Jdotb!

Method, originally known for their raiding achievements, has grown into a professional Esports organization spanning more aspects of WoW and many games.

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Wowhead Weekly #156 - Battle for Azeroth Release Date and Media Day Info! - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:58:16 -0500
Wowhead Weekly #156 covers the Battle for Azeroth info dump including the release date, Media Day, new cinematic, and islands info! We stream every Thursday on Twitch.

Watch Wowhead Weekly with AnnieFuchsia and Perculia!

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PvP Updates in Battle for Azeroth - Account-wide Prestige, War Mode, and Conquest Points - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:47:00 -0500
Many systems are receiving updates and quality of life improvements in Battle for Azeroth, with a couple of them happening to PvP systems. We have learned more about those changes at the PAX Press Summit, where we also learned about Battle for Azeroth's release date! Most of the announced changes are part of the list of changes asked ever since the original systems were implemented, a signal that Blizzard is listening to player's feedback!

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Battle for Azeroth Media Day Interview Roundup - Weather 2.0, More Collection Achievements - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:51:21 -0500
At the recent Battle for Azeroth media day, many influenceRs and press outlets were able to interview WoW Developers. Here is a roundup of all the interviews that we've found and a quick summary of each.

There was also a general Q&A session with Ion Hazzikostas and we also had an interview with Muffinus to learn more about Wrathion and Islands Expeditions, including Islands will be account-wide meaning you can level alts through them!

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BFA Press Event - Talanji Cinematic, 8.0 Pre-Patch, Mag'har and Dark Iron Unlock Schedule - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:29:02 -0500
We were invited to attend a special Battle for Azeroth media event earlier this week at Blizzard HQ. At this event, we learned many new things about the expansion such as the timeframe for Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag'har Orc Allied Races. We even got a sneak preview at a Horde cinematic featuring Talanji, Rezan, and Zul.

We also learned about the Battle for Azeroth Release Date and Collector's Edition! Learn more about the BFA release date here and the special CE rewards here.

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Battle for Azeroth Muffinus Interview - Island Expeditions, Wrathion - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:19:02 -0500
We recently got to interview two members of the World of Warcraft team about the upcoming expansion Battle for Azeroth! With questions for Wowhead and the sites' users, we got a lot of new information from Jeremy "Muffinus" Feasel, Senior Game Designer for World of Warcraft, and Frank Kowalkowski, Assistant Technical Director on World of Warcraft.

Highlights include:

Island Expeditions will unlock via the War Campaign and this will be account-wide.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Release Date Is August 14th - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:06:08 -0500
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the next WoW expansion after Legion, will release on August 14th, 2018. Not sure what to do to prepare? Check out our Things To Do Before the BFA Prepatch Guide.

Blizzard also just announced Collector's Edition box details! This will cost $99.99 and comes with a Alliance and Horde novella, faction coin, and more!

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Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition Rewards and FAQ - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:03:37 -0500
The World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition rewards have been revealed. Acquire a special Alliance/Horde novella, faction coin collectible, and more for $99.99. The best part is that if you've purchased the Digital Deluxe edition and wish to now purchase the physical collector's edition, you will be refunded in Battle.net balance.

The Collector's Edition is available for pre-purchase on Amazon.

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March of the Tadpoles Micro-Holiday - April 5th - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:19:37 -0500
The micro-holiday March of the Tadpoles runs through April 5th! Visit the cute baby Winterfin murlocs in Borean Tundra.

March of the Tadpoles Video

Event Preview

When you arrive at WInterfin Retreat, you can pick up the quest Adopt a Tadpole. There are dozens of baby murloc around; pick your favorite to adopt:

One day every year, usually in mid-spring, the Winterfin tadpoles are given free reign of the village.

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Azerite Power Calculator Now Live! - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 23:19:37 -0500
Blizzard has finally added the first UI elements to the Heart of Azeroth system in the April 3rd Alpha Build. In order to help players explore this new system, our developers have created a brand-new calculator that adds the same UI elements to our item pages!

The calculator is really simple to use, all you need to do is go to the page of the item you want to see the traits from, for instance Robes of the Champion, and then select the class that you want to see the traits from!

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Kul Tiran Allied Race Female Face Customization Options - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:04:20 -0500
New face customization options have been added for the Kul Tiran Allied Race female models! You can preview these in Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Dressing Room along with all the other customization options.

These faces don't just mimic the existing Human options, but provide new customization details such as freckles, wrinkles, scars, and a damaged eye. What other customization options are you hoping to see added?

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Updated Bear Animations in Battle for Azeroth - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:56:31 -0500
Bears in Battle for Azeroth, including Druid Bear Form and bear-themed mounts, have received updates to their stand, walk, and run animations!

Byne from Reddit noticed the Bear Form had received an update, so we investigated further!

Wowhead's model viewer is now updated to show these different postures, including but not limited to the following:

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