We see an announcement that starts paving the way to Classic servers, the Battle.net Restoration feature makes its debut, we get a whole lot of trolling with the Rise of the Zandalari, and some of the first World Firsts happened on this week!
There will be a new Pet Battle currency! At the Battle for Azeroth Media Day, the developers talked about the charms with Hazelnuttygames and clarified that the existing Pet Charms can be used to buy old pet items.
New pet battle mechanics are on the way like Weather effects. Pet Battle World Quests are on the way and these will scale to the highest level pet on your team.
Emerald Nightmare Full Clear Solo by a Single Class - Interview with Shoot - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:50:36 -0500 The Emerald Nightmare was the first raid zone opened in Legion, roughly a year and a half ago. Ever since, much has changed, from our gear being around 140 ilvls higher to our artifact having about 60 more traits. With those power spikes, many players have ventured into the zone alone to solo the bosses.
Blood Zul Reborn Model for Uldir Raid - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:12:17 -0500 Zul, Reborn is a boss in the Uldir raid in Battle for Azeroth. His regular model, which we see while questing in Zuldazar, has been known for a while. However we recently found an alternate Blood model which is likely used in Uldir.
In the Zuldazar storyline, we must prevent Zul's coup for the Zuldazar throne. Along the way we save King Rastakhan from an assassination attempt and try to prevent Zul from raising the deceased kings of the Zandalari Empire for his rule.
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.