Battle for Azeroth Alpha Preview: Zone Maps - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:04:04 -0500 The latest Alpha build has finally added the artistic maps for each zone in Zandalar and Kul Tiras. The main archipelagos still do not have a final art, only the inner zones.
In this latest build, a War Campaign section has been added to the Quest UI. This allows you to see what part of the War Campaign quest line you are currently on and how to proceed. Note: Right now on the Alpha build, past a certain point, the quests will not show up in the War Campaign UI.
Before the Storm - Updated Product Description - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:29:24 -0500 The product description for the pre-patch novel Before the Storm by Christie Golden has updated again recently, emphasizing the reactions of Anduin and Sylvanas to Azerite.
This novel covers the transition from Legion to Battle for Azeroth, exploring how faction leaders react to Azerite. After the novel concludes, the plot continues in the Collector's Edition Novellas - Elegy and A Good War.
This detail came to our attention in a Reddit thread by Krainz.
User Guide Spotlight: Riddles with Purgatorywolf - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:10:51 -0500 Welcome to the fifth edition of the Wowhead user guide spotlight! There are over 1500 user-submitted guides on Wowhead to date, but have you considered writing one of your own? There are so many ways to convey the information for a guide to the greater population of Wowhead, though readers will agree that they appreciate a clear and comprehensive guide!
In this feature, we'll be looking back at a guide written by a Wowhead user on an unfamiliar topic that could use some more attention!
It would seem you have guests, Lord Stormsong. You dare to interfere in my affairs? What makes you think you can oppose my will? Drown these insects, my children. Show yourselves worthy of my pride. Enjoy this victory. It will be your last. How tenacious!
Early Look at Battle for Lordaeron Cutscenes - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:43:54 -0500 Most cutscenes for the Battle for Lordaeron scenario are now added to the Battle for Azeroth alpha, featuring Anduin, Sylvanas, and Saurfang. While these cutscenes are missing voiceover audio, they still do a good job at filling in some of the plot blanks!
To recap, the Alliance retaliates the Horde destroying Teldrassil by attacking Lordaeron. This will play out in a special pre-patch event leading up to the expansion. Check out our full playthrough of the scenarios last week here.
Burning of Teldrassil Intro Questing (Spoilers) - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:40:14 -0500 An early segment of Burning of Teldrassil questing is now available on the Battle for Azeroth Alpha. These quests cover the Night Elves learning about Sylvanas' early attacks, but stop before the actual attack on Teldrassil.
We also previewed the Battle for Lordaeron cutscenes added in the recent alpha build.
In the available quests, we first see the Alliance discussing the military focus on Silithus.
Ben Brode Leaving Blizzard - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:08:49 -0500 Ben Brode, current Game Director for Hearthstone, has announced that he is leaving Blizzard to embark on a new journey. His early worked involved QA testing WC3 and Warcraft! Best of luck on your future projects.
From the official Blizzard Press Site:
Brode joined Blizzard Entertainment in 2003, and joined the Hearthstone team in 2008 as an Associate Game Designer.
Mage Tower Now Active Again on NA Realms - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:20:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is active again on NA realms as of Thursday 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.
Blizzard Balance Gifting Now Available - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:07:30 -0500 Blizzard balance can now be gifted via the Blizzard Shop! Simply select a suggested value, or make your own custom value, hit the "Gift Balance" button, and select a friend.
As with all other Blizzard gifting, you have to be friends for seven days and you must be friends on their region.
How Battle.net Balance Works
Battle.net Balance, as described on the official site, "is an electronic balance players can use to purchase Blizzard Entertainment games and services.
World of Warcraft Cooking with Lulaboo! - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:01 -0500 Ever curious about the food you eat in World of Warcraft? Come watch Lulaboo cook recipes from the Official World of Warcraft Cookbook!
Watch Sponsored By Wowhead! Forest Strider Drumsticks, and Frybread From The Wow Cookbook from Lulaboo on www.twitch.tv
Every month or so Lulaboo cooks a recipe from the official cookbook! Past highlights include Fel Eggs and Ham, Delicious Chocolate Cake, and Beer Braised Boar Ribs.