Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: State of the Warriors - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:36:15 -0600 Welcome back to the second installment of 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 second week, we've decided to delve into the Warrior specs! Let us know what you think of this type of article in the comments.
Queen Azshara's Presence in Battle for Azeroth Story (Spoilers) - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:10:46 -0600 At BlizzCon 2017, we learned that Queen Azshara will be a boss in an upcoming Battle for Azeroth raid. With new zones open for questing on the Battle for Azeroth alpha, we learned a little more about her story Horde-side leading up to the raid. Thanks to Nobbel87 for the quest tip.
In Zuldazar Harbor, the Tortollans have their own district of Little Tortolla. You can pick up a few quests from them like Who Seeks the Seekers?
Troll Tribes of Terrace of the Speakers in Zuldazar - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:34:09 -0600 Zuldazar, capital city of the Zandalari Trolls, is located in Zandalar, and within the city you will find The Terrace of the Speakers, a place where varying troll factions from all across Azeroth come to share information and purchase goods. Wandering through the Terrace we come across many familiar Tribes that you may have encountered in your past adventures--including hostile ones like the Amani and Sandfury.
Early Look at Boralus, the Alliance Hub in Battle for Azeroth - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:07:24 -0600 Boralus is the Alliance Hub in Battle for Azeroth, which recently opened on the BFA alpha. This city is not as polished as the Horde hub, but we can at least preview the architecture, layout, and some NPCs. There are fun nautical elements to the city, such as houses shaped like boats and fish statues.
Note that this city is unfinished, as it is missing many NPCs, has terrain issues, and several placeholder objects like elven statues from Tomb of Sargeras.
So far it looks like Paladins are for the Alliance and Shaman are for the Horde, but players held out hope that Zandalari Paladins would be added due to Zandalari Prelate, a mob in Throne of Thunder with abilities like Light of the Loa, Judgment of the Loa, and Seal of the Loa.
Trading Game with Griftah for the Zandalari Effigy Amulet - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:13:24 -0600 The Zandalar city hub of Zuldazar is a sprawling capital filled with many notable NPCs and fun interactions. Earlier in the week we previewed the Zuldazar Harbor and Royal Chambers, and today Nobbel87 found a fun trading game starting from Griftah down by the harbor, ultimately rewarding Zandalari Effigy Amulet!
Uldir Raid and Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Boss Abilities - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:40:28 -0600 Battle for Azeroth includes ten dungeons at launch, as well as the Uldir raid which furthers the story in Nazmir. Every beta/PTR cycle, Wowhead sets up a special page listing the Encounter Journal abilities for those who are interested in brushing up on fights, testing encounters, and developing features related to the upcoming group content.
Our Battle for Azeroth Encounter Journal pages are now up!
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Early Look at New PvP Talent UI in Battle for Azeroth - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:23:11 -0600 The PvP Talent system is undergoing a revamp in Battle for Azeroth. Several weeks ago, we learned about the basics at the Battle for Azeroth Q&A. Now we have an early look at the UI.
This system is very likely unfinished and may undergo changes during alpha.
In Legion, Honor Talents are unlocked as you acquire more Honor from Ranks 1 through 50.
Battle for Azeroth Item Level and Stat Scaling Changes - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:36:08 -0600 Ever since BlizzCon 2017 we've known about the upcoming Item level and Stat squish in Battle for Azeroth. It's been a while since Blizzcon, and the information found there has since been changed. Below, we will look at how item levels and stat scaling will change between Legion and Battle for Azeroth.
Note: This is all Alpha Testing information and subject to change at any moment.
This is the second of a new article series focused on covering Mythic+. Make sure to check in every week for new guides, records, skips and highlights from the week. Check out our first article by clicking here.
Class Changes for Battle for Azeroth Build 26095 - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:40:46 -0600 In this post you'll find a list of class changes for the latest Battle for Azeroth build. Check out our other datamining post for more updates like new models!
Edit 2/23: Every week Wowhead posts a list of the datamined changes from each alpha/beta update, but the cumulative changes guide will allow you to see a full comparison of spell changes between the live version of Legion and the current Battle for Azeroth build, to better keep up with how the classes are evolving.
Exploring Zuldazar Harbor in Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:19:46 -0600 Our exploration of Zuldazar continues with a look at the Harbor, a boisterous area featuring Griftah and Bol'dar. Earlier today we previewed The Royal Chambers in Zuldazar as well.
Thank you to Flora on Discord for sharing some of these NPCs with us!
We also explored the area on Twitch yesterday if you'd like to watch the VOD: Watch BFA Alpha:
Hatching of the Hippogryphs Micro-Holiday - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:47:46 -0600 The micro-holiday Hatching of the Hippogryphs runs through February 23rd. During this micro-holiday, you can befriend the hippogryphs and even get a baby one to sit on your shoulder.
Acquiring the Frayfeather Hatchling
Head to the Frayfeather Highlands in central Feralas, south of Dire Maul. Here you will find nests with Frayfeather eggs!
Go right up to one of the nests and start incubating one of the eggs. You will see emotes in chat indicating your progress on the egg.
Burning of Teldrassil Broadcast Text Updates (Spoilers) - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:38:47 -0600 In Battle for Azeroth Build 26032 we datamined some initial dialogue related to the Burning of Teldrassil. Author Christie Golden cautioned on Twitter that the dialogue was not yet final, and more changes were recently added.
We also have broadcast text posts on Warfronts Insults and Healing Azeroth and Mag'har Orc Jokes and Flirts.
Sylvanas starts off her dialogue the same, explaining to the hero why they must control the Azerite:
Currently on live servers, players are at the mercy of RNG when trying to get a dungeon they want. In addition, in order to downgrade a keystone, players must reset a dungeon multiple times dropping a keystone one level at a time.
Mag'har Orc Allied Race Jokes and Flirts - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:54:57 -0600 The Battle for Azeroth Broadcast Text added Jokes and Flirts for the upcoming Mag'har Orc Allied Race. Previously in the BFA alpha we datamined Zandalari and Dark Iron Dwarf Allied Race Jokes and Flirts.
Based on this dialogue we can speculate on a few things:
These orcs are from AU Draenor, as they joke about the Garrison and Warchief Hellscream.
They are likely Horde as they joke about a chiropractor in Orgrimmar.
Alpha Development Notes February 22 and BFA Stream - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:00:22 -0600 Blizzard has opened up Zuldazar, Tiragarde Sound, and Tol Dagor for testing. Check out the Alpha Development Notes and watch us explore the new content on Twitch! Watch live video from Wowhead on www.twitch.tv
Battle for Azeroth Alpha: New Holy Light Animation - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:28:39 -0600 Previously on the Battle for Azeroth alpha, the Holy Light animation was unfinished and represented by a pink checkered box, but it has now been replaced with a new animation.
During the cast, the paladin pulls out a tome and rapidly flips through it while making circular arm motions.
What do you think of the new Holy Light? Let us know in the comments below.