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Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#1 Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:26 am

Starting up a thread where we can gather knowledge specific to the Allied Races of BfA :)

Wowhead is gradually posting the customization for Zandalaris and Dark Irons. Here is the link to the former http://www.wowhead.com/news=281097/zand ... on-options

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#2 Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 am

According to data string INV_Belt_Armor_OrcClan_D_01, we may be getting Mag'har either at launch or later on. This data string was located in the same area as the rest of the Allied Race heritage armor.

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#3 Unread post by Quiv » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:50 pm

I am hearing more and more rumblings about tomorrows Q&A and what might be announced. Also apparently Wowhead shows the Void Elf and Nighborne crests got changes:
http://www.wowhead.com/news=281233/void ... craft-site


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#4 Unread post by Valnaaros » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:26 pm

I don't think we'll be able to play them tomorrow (though would love if we do), but I would be very surprised if they didn't start pre-orders and announce when we can play the allied races :)

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#5 Unread post by Vephriel » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:07 pm

I'm so excited for tomorrow, I was skeptical of those rumours at first but now I'm almost completely convinced they're going to announce something.

I'm not going to assume that we'll be able to play allied races tomorrow (but wow it would be amazing if we could), but I expect pre-orders might go live, and hopefully allied races soon after. :>

My only qualm right now is that the Highmountain and Nightborne feel like they have far less customization options than the Alliance races, and the Zandalari. I hope they add more, or are planning on it.

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#6 Unread post by Sarynotsorry » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:56 am

I’d be very surprised if they didn’t open up the first four allied races as an instant preorder perk. I’d probably also cry.

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#7 Unread post by SlickrockGhost » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:12 am

Valnaaros wrote:I don't think we'll be able to play them tomorrow (though would love if we do), but I would be very surprised if they didn't start pre-orders and announce when we can play the allied races :)
Indeed.. the ultimate tease... (or they change the requirements to add something new that we'll have to grind out first...)

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#8 Unread post by Qraljar » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:39 am

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Man, the Zandalari just have me completely floored.

From the models, to the customization, to the animations (the ones that are new/adapted/custom), to the druid travel and flight forms.
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#9 Unread post by Tomb » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:16 am

I'm guessing they are gonna announce when the new battleground is out. + Start pre-orders. And then in November or something we get a pre-launch event and get to start making allied races.

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#10 Unread post by Nachtwulf » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:18 am

I'm just so frustrated there's been no noise about the Dark Iron.

Apparently enough that last night I actually dreamed about the Horde moving into a Zandalari temple and putting up their banners and everything and all this pomp and ceremony, then I switched to Alliance and they were being put up in a run-down 1970s roadside motel...

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#11 Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:01 am

A pre-launch patch in November and then a launch in December or January would be a terrible idea on Blizz's part. They said that they want to get content out faster, but without sacrificing quality. Besides, if they do a pre-launch in November, what will they discuss at Blizzcon? No, August or September are our best bets.

@Nacht I posted a video over im the General tab that shows off Boralus, the Alliance capital. It is a beautiful place! As for Zandalar, according to datamined info, there won't exactly be pomp and ceremony.

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#12 Unread post by GormanGhaste » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:30 pm

A party with a bunch of Dark Irons at a roadside motel sounds kinda fun. I bet they all drove up on their choppers.
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#13 Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:34 pm

Pre orders are up!! If you pre order, you can play the new races!!!!!!

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#14 Unread post by Quiv » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:54 pm

:lol:

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Edit: It refreshed to 912 in line with 51 minutes, thats more reasonable.

Edit2: Now its 390 with 2 minute wait.
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#15 Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Wow :lol:

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#16 Unread post by Tomb » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:37 pm

Mine say 4 days. :'D

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#17 Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:43 pm

Just so everyone is aware, you need a 110 to play that faction's allied races. For example, if you main Alliance and have no 110 Horde, then you won't be able to roll a Nightborne or Highmountain.

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#18 Unread post by Tomb » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:01 pm

But the pre-order comes with a 110 boost. So that is a easy solve.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#19 Unread post by Inay » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:11 pm

If you use the boost on an Allied race, you will not get their armor. (Just a reminder)
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

#20 Unread post by Vephriel » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:13 pm

I'm so excited that allied races launched today with the pre-order!!! At least I was, but that's been a bit dampened now.

Unfortunately I'm experiencing connection issues today with Blizz servers specifically it seems, my game refused to update, and when I tried a reinstall of the bnet client it just won't connect at all to install again. I imagine this is related to the many server issues they're having right now because of the pre-order hype, but it's still frustrating. :(

Also I'm, uh, not sure if I can afford to buy it at the moment anyways. T_T It's been a very slow month at work post-xmas, and I'm not getting many hours.

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