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World of Warcraft 8.0 | Q&A Panel Highlights

World of Warcraft 8.0 | Q&A Panel Highlights
Battle for Azeroth Sylvanas and Anduin

Developers said they didn’t want players to feel forced to delete characters on the realms they play on just to make a new character once they’d unlocked their new allies. So, there will be six additional slots with Battle for Azeroth to accommodate the Allied Races. No word yet on if they’re also going to raise the character limit — at present, the character limit is 50.

Question was asked, is the backpack going to get any updates? “We are very close to allowing you to slightly increase your backpack size.” In a future patch, if you have an authenticator attached to your account, your backpack size will increase.

Developers confirmed Battle For Azeroth would mimic how Legion allowed players to unlock flying. Flight will not be allowed at launch, but like Legion, will be unlocked later in the expansion.

Question was asked, will our friends list be updated, it is currently capped at 200. Yes but theres no timeline as far when to expect this update. Increasing the cap will require work from every game connected to Battle.net. It’s a concerted effort issue.

Developers said Worgen and Goblin models are being worked on, but will not be live for patch 8.0.

Question was asked, will the new race transmog armor sets be able to be worn on other characters? For example can the new Nightborne armor be worn on a Blood Elf? Answer was simply, No.

MORE Q & A
http://blizzardwatch.com/2017/11/04/blizzcon-2017-wow-qa-live-blog/

BETA sign-up is open!
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth

World of Warcraft 8.0 | What’s New

BATTLE FOR AZEROTH

6 zones on 2 NEW continents:
Kul Tiras: Home of the most powerful Navy on Azeroth. By nature monster hunters Kul Tiras is ruled by 4 houses who have issues of their own including invading pirates. Made of up 3 zones Stormsong Valley, Tiragarde Sound, and Drustvar.

Zandalar: An old civilization of trolls who were forced to adapt to island life and have since mastered the sea. They now have a Navy that rivals if not surpasses the human Navy. It’s ruled by King Rastakhan and is also made up of 3 new zones, Nazmir, Vol’dun, and Zuldazar. Note: Nazmir has a quest line with Loa, AND a frog mount!

We’ll be leveling to level 120 where an epic “War Campaign” becomes available as well as new world quest and emissaries.

NEW RACES

We’ll be questing to bring new ally races into the faction(s) eventually opening that new race up “to play” starting at level 20.

Character Boost will be available however if you level these new 6 allied races yourself you will unlock a level 110 (universal) Heritage Armor for transmog.

Alliance: Void Elves, Lightforged Draenei, and Dark Iron Dwarves
New Alliance Races

Horde: Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, and Zandalari Trolls
New Horde Races

LEVELING IMPROVEMENTS

Scaling is coming to all of Azeroth with some exceptions. Some zones will have level ranges with caps. For example new characters shouldn’t venture out past their starter zones without danger. So starter zones which will be capped at a maximum level, but lower than the current 110. Examples: Westfall 10-60 and Tirisfal Glades 10-60.

Expansion zones will also be flexible allowing you to choose which expansion you want to level through. This applies to dungeons and rewards along the way. These changes will be BEGINNING in 7.3.5!

– Outland 60-80
– Northrend 60-80
– Cataclysm 80-90
– Mist of Pandaria 80-90

HEART OF AZEROTH

A gift from Azeroth herself, an artifact quality medallion replacing the current artifact weapons. The medallion will adsorb Azerite which in turns unlocks latent properties of the armor collected as we journey through this new expansion.

ISLAND EXPEDITIONS

Exploring uncharted isles across the Great Sea will lead to Horde and Alliance skirmishing over resources. These will be 3 player cooperative game play (scenarios??) where you must complete varied and dynamic objectives against advanced AI opponents. However, a 3 vs 3 player PVP option will be available.

WARFRONTS

The battle for Azeroth is taking place in large scale battles on the home-front. This is the fight we need to win, the reason for the all the resources and new alliances. This is a PVE 20 player cooperative raid versus NPC armies reminiscent of Warcraft 2-3.

Lead an alliance expedition force into enemy lands securing an outpost, building your base, upgrading your building, training troops, building an army and then leading them further into enemy territory and crushing the enemy!

PVP UPDATES

New Arenas: Tiragarde and Zuldazar these 2 new arenas can be found in the new zones.

New battleground: Seething Shore can be found off the coast of Silithus. Fighting over Azerite nodes popping up all around the map. PREVIEW coming in 7.3.5!

The old World PVP ruleset changes are being made to update to reflect today’s players. Removing the server lock for PVE or PVP, giving individuals the option to change to PVP. There will be bonuses for those who switch to PVP while questing and leveling.

DUNGEONS

10 New Dungeons coming with this expansion with four in Kul Tiras and four in Zandalari. All are available to both factions at level 120.

Freehold, located in Tiragarde Sound.
Atal’Dazar, located in Zuldazar.
Tol Dagor, located off the coast of Kul Tiras.
Waycrest Manor, located in Drustvar.
Shrine of the Storm, located in Stormsong Valley.
Siege of Boralus, located Tiragarde’s capital city, Boralus.
Temple of Sethraliss, located in Vol’dun.
The Underrot, located in Nazmir.
King’s Rest, located within Atal’Dazar.
Kezan, those greedy little goblins!

Mythic Keystones are here to stay. They will be making UI improvements for finding mythic groups a bit easier. However NO mention of making them queue-able, so don’t count on that.

RAID

Uldir, Halls of Control features 8 bosses inside this Titan quarantine facility which has been shut down for thousands of years.

AND yes, we will eventually be facing off against Queen Azshara.

My Week in World of Warcraft

My Week in World of Warcraft

So it was TW Cataclysm this last week and of course once again I let the week get away from without TW on anyone. I’m never gonna finish collecting those mounts this way!

And dang if I didn’t also miss Pirates Day!! I wanted to have a pirate trivia nite with the guild. /cries

It’s BREWFEST … yah, no. There’s nothing new this year that’s pretty disappointing if I say so myself.

Balance of Power

My Shaman finished her Balance of Power this week.

Currently my Shaman, Warlock, Hunter, Priest, Mage, and Druid have completed the Balance of Power quest line for the weapon appearance.

  • Monk: Needs to quest in Azuna.
  • DH: Needs Emerald Nightmare.
  • Paladin & DK: Need to quest in Suramar.
  • Rogue & Warrior: Needs mythics.

Concordance

I’m still just a little short on having concordance on every character and every weapon.

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

These are the set I still need to complete: Heart of Fear, Siege of Orgimmar, and Tomb LFR sets. Hellfire Cutadel, Nighthold, and Tomb Normal sets. Heart of Fear, Throne of Thunder, Seige of Orgimmar, Nighthold, and Tomb Heroic/Mythic sets.

I’m currently showing 47/50 on the appearance tab but if you count them all (and I do) it’s really 58 PVE set’s and so far I have completed 41 of them.

ACHIEVEMENTS

I did a little more cleaning up on achievements that my main didn’t complete herself. And in doing so I learned I’ve got to go all the way back to doing Pandaria Tiller daily’s! Why?

Because I never got the young Nomi on my druid whose always been my main except during MoP in which case it was my Mage. So back to the grind of collecting Ironpaw Tokens so I can buy the [Cooking School Bell].

It looks like I’m going back to Stormwind for the daily cooking quest as well. At least that will be a short grind because I only need 4 recipes. LUCKY me, I got over there and had just enough Epicurean’s Awards to buy all four recipes I was missing.

I ended the week with 23,880 achievements points and the guild roster says 19,980 for Starrefyre.

 

COLLECTIONS

I’m now the best of friends Akule Riverhorn, one of the new Fisher Friends found around Broken Isles. And to prove it he graciously gave me access to the [Trawler Totem] and [Floating Totem] toys.

After running the Deadmines Pet Battle Dungeon this week I added [Tricorne] to my collection.

I finally picked up the toy [Legion Invasion Simulator] as well as the [Legionfall Tabard] from Broken Shore vendor after realizing I had over 75K Nethershards on my hunter.

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  • Complete the class hall quest line for all toons. DONE!!
  • Complete the class mount quest for my Warrior and DK.
  • Complete all the Legion profession quests/dungeons.
  • Farm Underbelly Rares for the Rogue and Shaman hidden appearances. Farm Ursoc for my last hidden appearance for my Hunter. Farm TOV on my Warrior for that hidden appearance.
  • Finish the last four TWO Brawlers Guild ranks bosses for rank 8.
  • I STILL need to start working on the Chromie Scenario.

So comment below and share what your working on? And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook =}

My Week in World of Warcraft

My Week in World of Warcraft

It was world quest bonus week in WoW this last week so I jumped on the chance to pick up 5K class hall resources. I did all 20 world quest on ten out of thirteen characters. So yaa I didn’t finish them all but I got the one’s who we’re the lowest on resources so I’m happy.

Blizzcon Tickets went on sale!! The goodie box and virtual ticket in-game goodies we’re announced!! IF you missed it, go watch the BlizzCon 2017 Pre-show Livestream Global Event video HERE.

Balance of Power

I had the worst luck this last week! It hasn’t taken more than two weeks to get all 20 nightshards since before they made changes to the drop rate back in like Patch 7.2 I think it was. My shaman went into Nighthold needing 10 nightshards and came out sill needing 2, not a single cluster the whole run!!

My death knight finished Emerald Nightmare and needs to quest in Suramar now. Speaking of Suramar, my rogue and warrior completed that this week and need to go through the SIX mythics before starting NH. AND My demon hunter completed the two starting mythics and is now ready for EN.

Currently my Warlock, Hunter, Priest, Mage, and Druid have completed the Balance of Power quest line for the weapon appearance.

  • Monk: Needs to quest in Azuna.
  • DH: Needs Emerald Nightmare.
  • Paladin & DK: Needs to quest in Suramar.
  • Rogue & Warrior: Needs mythics.
  • Shaman: Needs Nighthold.

Concordance

I made some real progress on concordance this week. I finished hitting concordance level 1 on SIX more characters on ALL weapons. OF course the jump in AP with Patch 7.3 is what had made this huge push successful because I’m still not farming AP.

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

I’ve been doing the keto diet these past few weeks and because of that I’ve had some nasty headaches so didn’t do much xmog farming this last week just a quick mythic HFC and BRF with the guildies. AND nope I didn’t finish a single set =(

ACHIEVEMENTS

OMG, I also didn’t do any achievement farming this last week! Shame shame on me …

COLLECTIONS

I spent a few hours on Argus and while questing I tagged a couple rares and got LUCKY! I was in Mac’Aree and like I always seem to aggro this rare Instructor Tarahna every time I get anywhere near that zone. We’ll this time it was worth it because she gave me the toy Yellow Conservatory Scroll

Maddened Chaosrunner

And just a few minutes later I tagged Wrangler Kravos and he gave me the Maddened Chaosrunner mount.

Barla and I spent like 3 HOURS working through the newest PUZZLE mount: Lucid Nightmare.

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  • Complete the class hall quest line for all toons. DONE!!
  • Complete the class mount quest for my Warrior and DK.
  • Complete all the Legion profession quests/dungeons.
  • Farm Underbelly Rares for the Rogue and Shaman hidden appearances. Farm Ursoc for my last hidden appearance for my Hunter. Farm TOV on my Warrior for that hidden appearance.
  • Finish the last four TWO Brawlers Guild ranks bosses for rank 8.
  • I STILL need to start working on the Chromie Scenario.

So comment below and share what your working on? And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook =}

My Week in World of Warcraft

I feel like I just posted my week in WoW yesterday not like a week ago. I guess its true time does fly when your having fun!

There’s not any real reason to even talk about raiding this week because besides a few TOMB bosses for achievements I didn’t really raid.

Balance of Power

I did do Nighthold on my shaman for Balance of Power. And Emerald Nightmare on my Death Knight.

Currently my Warlock, Hunter, Priest, Mage, and Druid have completed the Balance of Power quest line for the weapon appearance.

  • Monk: Needs to quest in Azuna.
  • DH: Needs to do EoA & DHT mythics.
  • DK: Needs Emerald Nightmare.
  • Rogue, Warrior, & Paladin: Needs to quest in Suramar.
  • Shaman: Needs Nighthold.

Concordance

My druid’s feral weapon hit concordance this week making that all four weapons at 52 or more. I think several others are very very close to finishing their last weapon as well.

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

A few guildies went with me to LFR mode Siege of Orgrimmar and Throne Of Thunder this week, and I finally completed that ToT set.

We also ran Hellfire Citadel and I got NOTHING I needed, bummers!

ACHIEVEMENTS

I mentioned above that I went into tomb for some achieves this week. It was a raid in progress but I still managed to get two of the three we we’re after.

I also went back to Seige of Orgimmar and picked up the few achieves I was missing.

COLLECTIONS

I started working on this new achievement [Fisherfriend of the Isles] this week. While doing so I picked up a bunch of new toys.

ALL are fishing bobbers, how cool is that!! I also got 2 new pets while fishing as well [Trashy] & [Ghost Shark].

I finished one more class hall mount quest, the paladins [Glowing Reins of the Golden Charger]. Only TWO more left now!!

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  • Complete the class hall quest line for all toons. DONE!!
  • Complete the class mount quest for my Warrior and DK.
  • Complete all the Legion profession quests/dungeons.
  • Farm Underbelly Rares for the Rogue and Shaman hidden appearances. Go for my last hidden appearance for my Hunter from Ursoc. Do TOV on my Warrior for the hidden appearance.
  • Finish the last four TWO Brawlers Guild ranks bosses for rank 8.
  • I STILL need to start working on the Chromie Scenario.

So comment below and share what your working on? And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook =}

My Week in World of Warcraft

It’s a new week, so what did you do in WOW!?!

What did I do, let’s see I did a very few xmog runs and even fewer mythics but only on my death knight. What didn’t I do, well once again I did not do a single mythic plus, or a battleground, nor did I do the weekly quest on anyone.

Dang AND I just realized, I forgot to run the pet battle dungeons!! I normally do them first thing Tuesday but I’ve noticed I tend to wander off afterwards since they kinda take awhile to do. By the end of the day, instead of having done any LFR or xmog runs those pet dungeons are sometimes all I’ve gotten done on a Tuesday. So this past week I didn’t do them … apparently at all UGH!!

Balance of Power

I finished Emerald Nightmare on my paladin so that’s now three characters that need to quest in Suramar (yuck). I got the death knight ready to start on Emerald Nightmare for essences and my shaman is still ready and waiting to go into Nighthold for nightshards.

Currently my Warlock, Hunter, Priest, Mage, and Druid have completed the Balance of Power quest line for the weapon appearance.

  • Monk: Needs to quest in Azuna.
  • DH: Needs to do EoA & DHT mythics.
  • DK: Needs Emerald Nightmare.
  • Rogue, Warrior, & Paladin: Needs to quest in Suramar.
  • Shaman: Needs Nighthold.

Concordance

With the huge increase in AP Patch 7.3 brought us I’ve decided to focus more on concordance the next few weeks.

TRANSMOGRIFICATION

We we’re hijacked! I love the ability to be able to just right click on any party member and request to join the group but it does have its hazards. For example, while headed to heroic Throne Of Thunder I got a request that someone wanted to join our party. Now we’ve had mishaps once to often so we tend to prefer to just do our own thing when it comes to xmog farming, so I didn’t immediately accept.

But then Barla says it must be one of your friends so without checking first (or thinking about the fact that I’m not queued for anything) I accept knowing she’s prolly right since my friends list is kind of excessive. Of course it doesn’t take long to realize neither of us knows this person!

Ok so do we not invite (rude) or play nice, well of course WE play nice because WE are nice people. The new person tells me they could not get past council so I’m like ok not a problem. Only they didn’t exactly say they had just tried!!

So upon entering we’re immediately aware it’s an in-progress instance with 2/14 bosses dead. Seriously not cool, but being too nice I say whatever and we just accept the popup and move one. We go on and kill council only then did I realize were not even on heroic!! Now this is the kind of reason randomly inviting yourself to someones group is just plain RUDE!!

At the end of the week I had an ALT or maybe two complete a set but nadda for my main!

ACHIEVEMENTS

I finally finished those zones I didn’t do after the Cataclysm. But in doing so it made me realize I need to go back and do them again on the other armor classes .. so much xmog I don’t have!!

COLLECTIONS

Imagine my surprise when I got the holy Pally hidden appearance: Lost Edicts of the Watcher while out questing. WooOOooT!!

I picked up 4/5 of the new wild pets from both Krokuun & Antoran Wastes.

I finished the Monk class hall mount quest.

AN hour later, I finished another mount quest, only three left to go!!

The patch introduced a brand new Raiding with Leashes V: Cuteaclysm where fifteen new pets are scattered about five Cataclysm raids just waiting to be collected. I only ran it once this last week (dualboxing) but I was lucky enough to pick up 3 of these new pets.

  • Blackwing Descent (3 pets) 2/1
    • Discarded Experiment – Maloriak x1
    • Rattlejaw – Nefarian
    • Tinytron – Magmatron
  • Dragon Soul (3 pets) 2/0
    • Corrupted Blood – Spine of Deathwing
    • Faceless Mindlasher – Yorsahj
    • Unstable Tendril – Deathwing
  • Firelands (4 pets)  2/1
    • Blazehound – Shannox
    • Cinderweb Recluse – Beth’tilac
    • Infernal Pyreclaw – Majordomo Staghel
    • Surger – Baleroc x1
  • The Bastion of Twilight (3 pets) 2/0
    • Bound Stream – Elementium Monstrosity
    • Faceless Minion – Cho’gall
    • Twilight Clutch-Sister – Valiona
  • Throne of the Four Winds (2 pets) 2/1
    • Drafty – Nezir x1
    • Zephyrian Prince – Al’Akir

All together I added seven new pets to my collection this week. You can check out my pet collection here.

STILL ON MY TODO LIST

  • Complete the class hall quest line for all toons. DONE!!
  • Complete the class mount quest for my Warrior, Pally, and DK.
  • Complete all the Legion profession quests/dungeons.
  • Farm Underbelly Rares for the Rogue and Shaman hidden appearances. Go for my last hidden appearance for my Hunter from Ursoc. Do TOV on my Warrior for the hidden appearance.
  • Finish the last four TWO Brawlers Guild ranks bosses for rank 8.
  • I STILL need to start working on the Chromie Scenario.

So comment below and share what your working on? And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook =}