PvP Itemization System in Battle for Azeroth - Tue, 08 May 2018 22:38:27 -0500 Blizzard has shared details on the new PvP itemization system in Battle for Azeroth. There is a new ranking system, new ilvl reward scheme, weekly conquest rewards, and more.
Earlier today we covered the War Mode system on the beta, which is another new PvP system in Battle for Azeroth.
Blizzard In BfA we are doing some meaningful re-structuring of the PvP itemization system, as well as the ranking system.
As previously announced, War Mode is a feature that players can enable, only in Stormwind or Orgrimmar, that enables PvP Talents in the open World, increases rewards received, at the cost of enabling World PvP. Players will be phased accordingly to their War Mode selection during Battle for Azeroth, so those looking for more rewards, like increased experience, and PvP action are always in the same type of realm shards.
Read more of the dialogue leading up to this moment here.
Saurfang: The warchief faces Stormrage alone! I must... Malfurion: ARGH! Saur...fang?! Saurfang: A dishonorable blow. I... I regret it. Sylvanas: Regret nothing. You did well. Saurfang: It was not my place to interfere. Sylvanas: My victory was inevitable. He was merely wasting my time.
Highlights include new maps for Uldir, Loading screens for Arathi Warfronts, Shrine of the Storm, and Zuldazar Arena, and a map named "Zuldazar Alliance Bombing Run." Could this be related to the 8.1 Zuldazar Raid?
Check out more of our datamined 26567 coverage - Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and World Maps, Class Changes, New Models Including Baby Octopus.
Mage Tower Now Active Again on EU Realms - Tue, 08 May 2018 14:55:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is now active again on EU realms as of Tuesday afternoon! 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.
Uldir Boss Voice Over Audio - Vectis and G'huun - Tue, 08 May 2018 13:10:50 -0500 Our Uldir raid previews continue with the audio for two bosses--Vectis and G'huun. While seven bosses in Uldir have been tested so far, G'huun remains a mystery. However, this Friday, G'huun will be available for raid testing.
Possible raid story spoilers.
We know that G'huun is the result of titan experiments gone wrong, worshipped as some sort of Blood God or Old God by the Blood Trolls.
World of Warcraft Player Sentenced to Jail for DDoS Attacks Against Blizzard - Tue, 08 May 2018 08:29:15 -0500 As BBC reports, the Romanian citizen, Calin Mateias, was extradited to the United States to face charges for Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Blizzard back in 2010. Calin Mateias had already faced charges for his alleged role in a hack and rob of a California-based computer store Ingram Micro, back in 2004.
Returning Player Guides - If You Quit During Mists of Pandaria - Mon, 07 May 2018 22:57:05 -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.
Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: Class Changes and State of Hunters - Mon, 07 May 2018 19:43:44 -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 Hunter specs!
We've invited some members of the community to give their thoughts and opinions on the current state of the Hunter specs on Beta including, but not limited to some of the following topics:
Wowhead Client Now Updated for Battle for Azeroth Beta - Mon, 07 May 2018 14:21:10 -0500 The Wowhead client is working now for for the Battle for Azeroth beta. If you have the client installed you can update the Client + Looter Addon for beta automatically by just launching the wowhead_client.exe.
By installing the Wowhead Client and uploading data, you can help the Wowhead Battle for Azeroth site gather and display more data throughout the beta. You can also use the Wowhead Looter to see your character's map coordinates in game as well as the IDs for NPCs.
Uldir Raid Environmental Preview - Mon, 07 May 2018 09:50:43 -0500 Uldir, the first raid of Battle for Azeroth, was open for three days of testing last week. In between testing the bosses, we previewed the raid environment. Here you'll find Stiven's video preview of the raid and many screenshots by Maylin.
Uldir is an abandoned titan experimentation facility, now inhabited by a creature the Blood Trolls worship. The raid has some familiar Titan architecture, interspersed with disturbing mutant corruption.
The Story of the Mag'har Orcs with Nobbel87 - Sun, 06 May 2018 17:03:10 -0500 It's time for Wowhead's monthly lore collaboration with Nobbel87! In this series, Nobbel will examine the lore behind popular content on Wowhead, and we'll provide database links and guides so you can experience the lore and content in-game.
With Allied Races now available through Battle for Azeroth Pre-Purchase, we are highlighting different Allied Races. Today we are focusing on the lore behind the Mag’har Orc Allied Race.
Darkmoon Faire (May 5 - 12th 2018) - Sun, 06 May 2018 05:47:28 -0500 The Darkmoon Faire is back in town for one week. Make sure to get Darkmoon Top Hat and WHEE!, which provide 10% experience and reputation buffs, to help you either grind out reputation for Allied Race Unlock Requirements or level an Allied Race for Heritage Armor.