If you want to learn more about Boralus and see how it's visually evolved through the alpha, check out our initial preview, updated preview from 26175 which added the marketplace, and updated preview from 26131 which added people and boats.
Uldir Raid Mail Armor Models - Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:32:51 -0500 We have our first look at armor from the Uldir raid - the mail set. These sets are not class-specific, so they can be used by Hunters and Shaman.
As a reminder, Blizzard is moving away from traditional tier in Battle for Azeroth. There will be no class-specific tier bonuses or class-themed armor sets per raid. Instead there will be armor sets reflecting the lore and story of each zone. More details in this post.
Uldir, Halls of Control is a titan facility found in Nazmir, Zandalar.
Special Guest Nobbel87 Nobbel87 is our guest for this week's show, specializing in the lore of Warcraft. We recently collaborated with Nobbel on The Story of the Zandalari Trolls. At the start of the show we'll be running down a few lore topics in the BFA alpha, including:
Krolusk Trilobite - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:23:44 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Krolusk (Black) PH 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 like MountSpecial.
If you want to see a full list of mounts as well as options to access them in the model viewer, check out the Battle for Azeroth Mount Models post.
We don't know too much about the Krolusk (Black) PH yet.
Ready for War Quests on Battle for Azeroth Alpha 26231 - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:54:00 -0500 New quest chapters have been added to the Battle for Azeroth alpha. These Ready for War quests take you into enemy territory to give you a taste of the other faction's storyline. Story spoilers in post.
In Battle for Azeroth build 26231, some Alliance quests were open, primarily in Nazmir, for the Ready for War achievement. We learned at the recent Battle for Azeroth Q&A that this campaign was tied to the BFA champions and currency War Resources.
In Battle for Azeroth, any crafts you’ve learned in the past will still be there and not need to be re-learned, with the exception of First Aid. Tailoring and Alchemy crafts, bandages, and anti-venoms that used to be in First Aid will have to be re-learned.
Season 6 Elite Ensembles Availability - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:09:52 -0500 Blizzard is planning on releasing the S6 Elite Ensembles earlier rather than later via a hotfix - hopefully before the end of Season 7.
These sets are not available to purchase via vendors, which still require a PvP season rank, because they share appearances with the current Season 7 set.
Check out all these appearances in the Transmog Set Database.
Here's a forum post explaining the situation:
Hey All -
I am posting this here instead of the arena forums for visibility.
Sharkbait's Favorite Crackers from Freehold - Battle for Azeroth Parrot Mount Preview - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:50:12 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Sharkbait's Favorite Crackers Mount! This can drop from Skycap'n Kragg, a boss in the dungeon Freehold. Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations like MountSpecial.
Method Jdotb Q&A #3, Weekly Affix Advice - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:41:53 -0500 Our third Q&A with Method Jdotb is now live which includes advice on M+ gear sets, time saving strategies and more! Jdotb also provides his advice on this week's affixes.
Check out our previous Q&As with Jdotb: Part 1, Part 2.
Method Jdotb Q&A #3
Want to ask Jdotb a question? Leave a comment below and we'll pick some questions for Jdotb to answer in the next Q&A!
Kim Jung Gi and Blizzard Art Collaboration - Siege of Lordaeron - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:44:20 -0500 Blizzard has collaborated with famed graphic artist Kim Jung Gi to depict the Siege of Lordaeron, a critical event that kicks off the conflict in Battle for Azeroth. Click on the image, and then "Original" to see a much larger version.
Blizzard has released a timelapse video so you can watch his progress creating this work of art freehand:
Kim Jung Gi is an internationally-acclaimed graphic artist who is well known for creating his art without visual aids or preparation.
March 20th Hotfixes - Cross Realm Mythic Antorus - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:48:20 -0500 March 20th hotfixes announced the start of cross realm Mythic Antorus, as well as allowing the Ivory Feather to be used in the Seething Shore which should help with Talon's Vengeance reputation.
Back in Hellfire Citadel, we had roughly 5 months of regular Mythic raiding and 9 months of cross-realm Mythic raiding. With a Q3 launch for Battle for Azeroth on the horizon, this cross-realm change could mark the mid-way point of Antorus raiding.
Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: Class Changes and State of Shamans - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:14:29 -0500 Welcome back to the Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions series. This series will span the Battle for Azeroth Alpha and will cover multiple topics including but not limited to the state of a class, questing, dungeons, raids and Mythic+. We will focus on a specific topic every week and for this week, we've decided to delve into the Shaman specs! Let us know what you think of this type of article in the comments.
Mummified Raptor Skull from King's Rest - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:21 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Mummified Raptor Skull Mount! This can drop from Dazar, the final boss of the dungeon King's Rest. Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations like MountSpecial.
Siege of Boralus Final Boss Dungeon Updates in 26231 (Spoilers) - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:51:02 -0500 The Siege of Boralus is a dungeon in Battle for Azeroth that has undergone some changes in build 26231. Previously we speculated on the story of Boralus using a mix of questing, broadcast text, and the datamined encounter journal for our analysis. Now the final boss of Boralus has changed and reveals more of the story.
If you'd like to read up on more Battle for Azeroth bosses, check out the Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Boss Abilities and Encounter Journal.
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 Zandalari Trolls.
Vanion.eu noticed that the Scrapper was added to the crafting area in Zuldazar. Clicking on the Scrapper gives you the Scrapper Attunement buff - "Attuned to the scrapper, allowing you to scrap without confirmation. Moving too far away will cancel this effect." Using the scrapper turns an item to raw materials.