Blizzard has posted that upcoming beta changes are on the way to Frost Death Knights, Unholy Death Knights, and Protection Warriors - but otherwise they are finished with severely overhauling talents at this stage of BFA development.
I wouldn't call anything "locked" during testing and active development.
Battle for Azeroth Beta Started - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:40:26 -0500 The Battle for Azeroth alpha has moved into beta, following today's early morning build. This included a character wipe for existing characters.
Learn more about Battle for Azeroth with our Expansion Feature Overview and Datamining Updates.
Edit: Blizzard has sent the first wave of Beta Keys, check your Battle.net Launcher to see if you gained access! There will be more invites sent later on. Make sure you've opted in to beta if you'd like to be selected.
Zandalar Forever Scenario Preview (Spoilers) - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:56:41 -0500 The Zandalar Forever scenario on the Battle for Azeroth alpha wraps up the Zandalari storyline from Horde questing and sets the stage for the Uldir plot. Learn what happens next to King Rastakhan, Zul, and Talanji in our scenario preview! Story spoilers.
To access this scenario, you must first complete the rest of the Horde quest content on Zandalar:
Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: Class Changes and State of DKs - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:44:14 -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. We will focus on a specific topic every week and for this week, we've decided to delve into the DK specs!
We've invited some members of the community to give their thoughts and opinions on the current state of the DK specs on Alpha including, but not limited to some of the following topics:
Returning Player Guides - If You Quit During Wrath of the Lich King - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:13:26 -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.
Druid Form Models for All Races - Now Live on Wowhead - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:56:12 -0500 With all the attention Allied Race druid forms have been receiving, the Wowhead team decided to make a centralized location to view Druid Forms and their animations in the model viewer for all races!
Now you can see all of the tints for a race's Bear Form and Cat Form on one page, open up the animations in the modelviewer like /dance and /sit, and also browse the forms for Moonkin, Flight, Travel, and Incarnation: Tree of Life.
Battle for Azeroth Horde Intro Scenario Updates (Spoilers) - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:07:41 -0500 The Battle for Azeroth Horde intro scenario has received updates since the last time we previewed it in early alpha. This scenario takes place following the Burning of Teldrassil and Battle for Lordaeron.
We have played through the scenario again and marked dialogue that has changed since earlier builds. Story spoilers.
Saurfang's prison dialogue no longer mentions a meeting with Anduin.
Mecha-Mogul Mk2 - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:38:41 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Mecha-Mogul Mk2. This mount is crafted by engineers and the schematic drops from the final boss of the MOTHERLODE dungeon.
Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations.
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.
Battle for Azeroth Alliance Intro Scenario Updates (Spoilers) - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:38:27 -0500 The Battle for Azeroth Alliance intro scenario has received updates since the last time we previewed it in early alpha. This scenario takes place following the Burning of Teldrassil, Battle for Lordaeron and Horde intro scenario.
We have played through the scenario again and marked dialogue that has changed since earlier builds.
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 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.