I’ve changed hosting companies and have encountered a few issues recovering my website. Specifically there’s about ten years worth of entries making the site file sizes quite large. Much larger than what can easily be recovered, apparently.
So after a couple of days trying to find a work-around to the situation I’ve finally reconciled myself that it’s pretty hopeless and I’ll have to either start from scratch or take what I’ve got and move on.
Luckily, I did have an export file of all my previous post here but it only imported the text so while I have the images that we’re attached to those post – they aren’t showing in the post anymore. I’ll have to edit each and every single post in order to fix the missing images — sad face. But I think at this point I’m just happy to have anything because not all my sites we’re even this lucky.
OK so let’s be honest, WTP (Warcraft Trading Post) has been over run with more than a few dust bunnies! Many of my guides are either very outdated or just plain defunct now especially with all the other great WoW sites out there offering bigger and better versions of basically the same information.
Maybe, just maybe, not being able to do a full recovery is a good thing. Because now I’ll HAVE TO do some cleaning up!! Stay tuned …
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.
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.
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
Horde: Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, and Zandalari Trolls
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m still just a little short on having concordance on every character and every weapon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 =(
OMG, I also didn’t do any achievement farming this last week! Shame shame on me …
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