Not entirely gone.
For example, when Arthas was the Lich King, all that remained of his past self was his humanity, and even that was lost when his frozen heart was destroyed. Remember, Arthas' soul was Frostmourne's first victim. When we kill him in Icecrown, he says to the ghost of his father "I see only darkness before me". Sylvanas goes to this same darkness, what we can only assume to be the Void, when she commits suicide after ICC. So we can only assume that whatever entity it was that called itself Arthas the Lich King had no place in any afterlife.
We find out later that Arthas' spirit is actually still lingering around inside of Frostmourne as part of the Frost DK Artifact Quest.
But in Bolvar's case, he lost his humanity to the dragonfire ("The dragons' flame... sealed my fate... The world of the living can no longer comfort me.") and is for all intents and purposes undead, kept 'alive' by the red dragonfire. But his soul is still wholly intact, and is likely what is keeping the new Lich King 'good'.
Nathanos Blightcaller (formerly Marris). Here's the short story that references their relationship.
TL;DR Nathanos is a lucky guy, minus the whole dead thing.
I have only seen one man with this transmog set. And holy shit, it's awesome. I forgot his name. But he is on Sargeras. He has the Scarab Lord title, but wait he has more. He is the only person i've ever seen that has the WoW tabard. The real deal. It's the legit thing. I have played this game since early BC and I have never seen it ingame untill I saw this guy. He is a walking legend!
Found his armory!
Context: Mythic Kil'jaedan has singularities and extreme knockbacks which can push you right off the platform. While present in Normal and Heroic, there are far more singularities and some really nasty timings to the point where top guilds feel you need some form of movement ability to deal with it and Priests don't really have that.
Keep in mind that on August 11th hotfixes Mythic Kil'jaedan received a nerf to singularites during the Deceiver's Veil phase (when everything goes dark) where they now spawn in fixed locations rather than at random. You can discuss the hotfixes here.
text version has a bit more details: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth
> PLUNDER UNCHARTED ISLANDS
>Set sail for the previously unmapped isles of Azeroth. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders—or enemy players—to collect the island’s resources. Constantly evolving challenges await as you traverse frozen landscapes near Northrend, open the gates of an abandoned Gilnean castle, navigate a war between elementals and more.
> STORM THE WARFRONTS
> Head to the frontlines and take part in a large-scale 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Build up your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to the objective, and battle the enemy commanders as they make their last stand in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
>INFUSE ARMOR WITH TITANIC MIGHT
Take control of the Heart of Azeroth—a legendary neck piece entrusted to you by Magni Bronzebeard. Imbue it with Azerite, an invaluable resource that’s emerged in the Legion’s wake, to customize your armor with new powers and traits.
> STORM THE WARFRONTS
> Head to the frontlines and take part in a large-scale 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Build up your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to the objective, and battle the enemy commanders as they make their last stand in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
From the Battle for Azeroth page
Lightforged Draenei are just Draenei who have gone under some kind of "ritual to become Lightforged". There's no requirement for them to be from main universe as far as we know.
Yes please, here is pretty much the reason i have not re-rolled and i can't let go of my rep tab. and it is getting insanely boring.
There was some server transfer bug in WoD where the temp name on server transfer was a valid name so you kept the 4 capitals. my DK has it too.
On your second point, Garrosh was a last resort. Originally Thrall had wanted Saurfang's boy to be the next Warchief but the Wrathgate happened. He knew the Horde liked Garrosh, after all, he was the leader of the Horde's offensive in Northrend, and the Lich King was slain and victories for the Horde were won, plus he is the long lost son of the great Orcish hero Grommash Hellscream. He also left him the wise council of Cairne, Vol'jin, and Eitrigg.
It just went really poorly.
Edit: On the first one, in the Leader Short Story Heart of War Garrosh gets told by an angry orc woman about how living in Durotar sucks and how the Night Elves attack their caravans, the humans of Northwatch Hold and the Dwarves in Bael'modan are too close for comfort, and some of Admiral Proudmoore's old goons are still hanging around in a fort and occasionally raid Razor Hill. Garrosh thinks that's bullshit and that's when he starts hating the Alliance.
Semi-related Side Note: All the short stories are back on the Main Website. I highly recommend this one.
Going to go in a different direction here. If you are someone wanting to swap roles and start tanking, but there's something holding you back, please feel free to talk to me to help you get past those nerves.
Tanking can be stressful - you're the unofficial leader of the group, you're expected to know what to do and your mistakes can cause a wipe; yet I haven't looked back ever since I switched earlier this year, so I'll try to help people overcome those worries as someone who had (and still has) those worries.
I don't have mythic clears like others in this thread, but my Demon Hunter does try to push endgame content.
I would agree with you, but if you look at the Ilvl of some of his gear you can see that they're well above the ilvl that still drops today. The highest ilvl item I could find were a few things from c'thun at 88. The ilvl90+ items are for sure from old naxx. Also... I could "stalk" him.
Started playing in June 2005 in Classic, my first character was a Night Elf Druid, Cybeles.
Her name came from a misremembered Summon from Golden Sun on the GBA, thought the name was Cybeles and the summon was a goddess of nature, turned out to be an orange frog called Cybele. The emotional attachment I have to this character is ridiculously huge, I still mostly identify to her when I think of WoW because I've played her for so long, she will always be "my face" in WoW because all of my long time friends ingame knew me through her.
I do have loads of stories on her, how I levelled in Cat Form up to level 45 while putting all my talent points in the Balance tree because I hadn't noticed the tabs for other specs or how in BC/start of WotLK I thought Crit was the best stat ever and took any trinket with procs (eventually got to a more or less steady 80% crit doing wet noodle damage in Naxx which was where my raid group at the time got me to switch to Resto instead of Feral and I learned I loved healing). It's been a long trip really, she's been Horde, she's changed servers and back, she's still in the first guild I joined back during Classic, I learned English through her and I still love the character even if I don't play her much anymore.
Legion's iteration of Druid specs was the one thing that finally pushed me off my Druid. None of them clicked, and so I made a story how my Druid got corrupted/blinded by Fel Embers in Hellfire Citadel and became a Demon Hunter, changed her name to Xelyres and went on to fight the Legion.
Even though it took them way longer than it should have, I don't think you're being fair to Blizzard. They've come out and essentially said "we don't always know what's best." That is the implicit message of announcing classic servers. To claim that the devs just don't know what they're doing isn't fair.
You have to understand that it's been a very, very long time. The people playing WoW now are a breed apart from those who played classic. Even the players who've played the game this whole time unabated have been reconditioned and spoiled by the current game.
Blizzard can't just release a new expansion and say "hey, we're going vanilla style this time, lol!" That was how they marketed Cataclysm. "A return to hard," they said. There was even this gem where Ghostcrawler (lead systems dev at the time, now works at Riot) tried to justify (and rightly so, in my opinion) the difficulty of heroic dungeons at the start of the expansion. Do you know what happened next? The playerbase rioted and then heroics were blanket nerfed like two weeks later.
Then there was flight in Warlords of Draenor. Blizzard tried to remove flight. WoD was initially designed under the assumption that flying mounts would never be allowed. But the playerbase cried and cried and Blizzard caved. That is the playerbase they have now. It's their fault, of course, but you can't just go alienating your playerbase, even if you think they're wrong.
Let's not go looking the gift horse in the mouth. Blizzard has finally promised to give us what we want. I think it takes a lot of humility to say "you guys were right."
>The distant clash of steel against steel grew into a cacophonous din as they entered the War Quarter. Trainers barked at a fresh batch of newly raised recruits hacking away at target dummies—and the occasional Alliance prisoner.
That takes place around the beginning of Legion.
The itemization right now is fucking stupid and it forces people to grind M+ for titanforged RNG BIS gear. I saw some motherfucker with 950 plate bracers from MOS today and seethed.
Like what the fuck is this shit. Meanwhile I'm stuck using base 900 bracers from M Skorp since like the start of NH progression.
No, if both character is equally geared and players are somewhat equals in strength, a rogue could not beat anyone with just auto attacking
Glaives or not. And before jumping to conclusions, i'm a rank1 player from S4
Here is an example of what a 101 twink looks like. The items he has have the item level of someone in the now early 110's, but can be worn at 101.
Alot of people still haven't read Edge of the Night despite it being extremely important to Sylvanas' character development and motivations. Definitely worth a read if you have the time.
Blizzard announced they would be selling a plush of an ingame pet at Blizzcon this year (scroll down some). It genuinely looks like a plush fursuit
"Q. Why do you think a player would want to start in this zone first?
Don: Sylvanas vs. Genn Greymane.
Trevor: How about Vrykul, dragons, Kvaldir, oh, and lest we not forget, grappling hooks. Basically, when we set out to do Stormheim our general goal was to try and create this Norse epic where the player is the character in the middle of it. So if you’re a fan of Vrykul culture, if you want to learn more about the Kvaldir, if you dig dragons. . . .
Don: Storm Dragons.
Trevor: What else do you need to hear other than Storm Dragons?
Ely: This zone has such a great main storyline, but it has such great side stories, too—some really cool and funny ones that lend charm to the zone.
Don: Tension between the Horde and Alliance has been building since the Broken Shore and the demon invasions, and this is the zone that kicks off more of that. It’s red versus blue right out of the gate, which then leads off into this epic story. It then returns to Alliance versus Horde again later. If that’s still fresh in your mind and you want to chase down Sylvanas, then this really is the zone for that."
There isn't exactly one character named Asmongold, and since your screenshot is from a < level 5 character it doesn't show up on the profiler so we can't see what server you're on. https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/search/character?q=asmongold
However, given there is a channel send from someone on the Gnomeregan server we can figure out that you are on Moonrunner though because it's connected. The Asmongold on Moonrunner is not the Asmongold youtuber. He is on Kel'thuzad
In or around the beginning of 2011, I sent a picture to Blizzard for the Core Hound contest during Cata... Needless to say, I forgot about it.
Flash forward to July 2011, and as I'm getting ready for work, I hear a knock on my door. I answer it and sign for a package labeled 'Orange Juice'. Strange, I didn't order anything, maybe a room mate did? Either way, I opened the box, and there's a brand new iPad (when they were new, before iPad 2). Confused and thinking maybe it was for another apartment, I check the shipping label. From Blizzard Entertainment, to Me!
Yes, it's possible.
People forget that we have never had this much information, data, models, world changes (new buildings, revamped outdoor Suramar/Nighthold and Thunder Totem) about features for a future expansion feature in a patch before the pre-patch for that expansion. We don't even have an initial Beta build yet and already we have all this stuff.
Each of these 4 races fits into the Legion storyline, and fits as a finale to a lot of the story progress we made with certain races/characters in Legion.
In 7.3.5, we know that we're getting a new leveling scaling revamp, and that on the Allied Race page on bnet it says: "Once an Allied Race is recruited, you can rediscover Azeroth through a revamped leveling experience featuring zones that scale as your character grows in power. "
Almost all of the groundwork for these races is being laid on the 7.3.5 PTR. If they were coming as a late Preorder bonus like the DHs, or only coming with the Pre-patch, there would be no reason to include everything.
The blue post people use against the idea stated that "Because BfA development is in full swing, a few of the assets may pop up in datamining that are intended for BfA (such as Allied Races).
The thing is, if they're a preorder bonus, they're still technically BfA content because you need to buy BfA in order to play them. Nothing about the statement confirms or denies that they can come in 7.3.5 to people who pay for them. Another thing to remember is that Blizzard lies and misdirects often.
TL;DR it makes absolute sense to include them as early as 7.3.5 in a preorder bonus. The leveling revamp is coming, all the assets are being added bizarrely quickly, and the four races even require Legion content to get. Blizzard lies.
Hats off to whoever made that trailer, the editing was pretty fantastic. You might want to let them know the “greatest Legion server” is actually retail 🙄 here’s a link https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/
I also recently had someone come in my live stream saying “Wow-freakz is better than retail”... So yeah. There’s that
More specifically, as is explained in her short story from the start of cata, Sylvannas tried to suicide after Arthas' death. But she was terrfied by the experience of true death and accepted the offer by a group of valkyrs looking for a new master to be brought back to life.
Where are you getting that from? The official page for the DH wep says it was Sargeras himself
>In ages past, the dark titan, Sargeras, offered the mighty aldrachi people a place in his Burning Legion. But the aldrachi proved incorruptible: they slew innumerable demons before their race was wiped out. Sargeras personally killed their greatest champion and seized his weapons.
> The army of undead that surrounded and protected the Dark Lady was still hers, body and soul. But they were no longer arrows in her quiver, not anymore. They were a bulwark against the infinite. They were to be used wisely, and no fool orc would squander them while she still walked the world of the living.
Its not a bug its a feature!
"Fashion conscious citizens of Azeroth can also take advantage of Transmogrification and Barbershop services for free during the Trial of Style. Even if you don’t participate, you can adjust your hairstyle and transmog for no gold cost while the event is active."
It's because every hunter and their mother complained on Battle.net their dislike for the gun and guns in general during the reveal of the BM gun.
There's easy information on this:
They took away the ability for customer service to release names in 6.2 and just released any names for characters that had been inactive since 2010 ( see this post here )
They release names for inactive accounts now starting every expansion (presumably with a similar timeframe of being inactive). See this post here
They were actually posted alongside the audio, just not with the news post. Compare:
According to the allied races page none of them can be DK so far.
I could see maybe the new dwarves getting it though because they haven’t released their classes yet.
Brewmaster here, 10/10 mythic nighthold, bit slow start in Tomb, only 2/9.
Logs - Armory.
Edit: just realised I posted on my reddit porn account. Doh.
Did you see the story comic prior to legions launch? The Legion isn't rofl stomping them with minions BECAUSE they agreed to give up the well and serve the Legion in exchange for not being annihilated. The Demons in Suramar are just a small occupation force.
that''s not even the end of it, have a look at this one they even have kil jaeden' sburning wish legendary, not the crafted one. also relinquished vendor can procc to boe relics at ilvl 910 equippable at lvl 101... that's why the weapon is that high ilvl.
this shaman is better equiped than some of my alts :( :)
Yeah, it's been a requested feature forever, but it's even been announced as Coming Soon™ by Blizzard themselves. I think this is the original announcement, dated 20 September 2012. Well, I guess five years is better than never.
I can't remember if it was ever discussed as to what happened with this before now. I know Jeff Kaplan from the Overwatch team answered a question about it awhile ago saying that they couldn't implement Appear Offline specifically in Overwatch until it was a feature in Battle.net as a whole due to how the system works. I wonder if they encountered some kind of issue with how it worked between each game and had to rework it or put it on the shelf for something else?
Seems odd they'd announce it before it was essentially ready to go, but then again this is five years ago. Ben Brode (or was it Mike Donais?) mentioned they don't announce changes or patches or expansion release dates until very late in case something goes wrong that causes a delay. I don't disagree with this method considering the public reaction whenever there's a delay of just a couple of hours past an expected release time.
You absolutely have to read her leader short story. During Cataclysm they wrote these for each of the racial leaders and there's a ton of important character motivations contained in them. This will give you a lot of insight. It takes place immediately after the fall of the Lich King.
Beforehand, everything she did was because of the Lich King. From securing a place in the world for her people when she & the Forsaken were freed from his control, to participating in the campaign against him and making sure the monster that was responsible for everything was eliminated. But what then? Once he's gone, what's the point of her continued existence? This story answers that question.
You should read it first, but as far as your question for if she's after personal power: [She's doomed to hell. After everything, when she dies, an eternity of torment is what awaits her. So she's trying to secure immortality to avoid this fate. That's what's up with her and the Val'kyr since Cataclysm and what she was doing during the Stormheim quests. So this is a huge motivation for her, and trumps a lot of other priorities.](/spoiler)
> The fact that they're not giving away Medivh with the movie
> For untold millennia, the Army of the Light waged war against the Burning Legion throughout the Twisting Nether. The draenei most committed to their long crusade would undergo a ritual to become Lightforged, infusing their bodies with the very essence of the Holy Light. After finally achieving victory on Argus, the Lightforged draenei have undertaken a new mission: protecting Azeroth from rising threats and helping the Alliance push back against Horde aggression.
The BfA website seems to imply it's the actual Army of the Light that's joining the Alliance.
He was solely responsible for the ever-famous blog post, though. That probably played a large part of why he was controversial (that post was extremely... polarizing, to put it nicely).
Yeah, they released it like 14 years ago
Whenever I encounter a fellow blue shirt / brown pants / no shoes player I get crazy happy. Twinsies!
Me in case anyone is wondering:
There's a short story on the official WoW site called "Edge of Night" that talks about Sylvanas' actions after the death of the Lich King. It's been a long time since I've read it but basically she commits suicide by jumping off ICC and goes to a horrifying, agonizing void version of WoW hell. One of the val'kyr makes a pact with her and takes her place in void hell and resurrects her.
I tanked the 3 wings of LFR Antorus for the first time last night. Haven't raid tanked since vanilla (or played at all since WotLK) so it was a special moment for me. Went pretty smoothly. Got 2 drops and someone gave me a neck piece they didn't need.
Only dinged 110 on new years day so I'm happy with progress so far!
That would make sense, especially since on the Allied Races page here -
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth/features/allied-races - it is mentioned that Dark Iron Dwarves and Zandalar Trolls will be unlockable in BFA content.
Why would they make that distinction if the ones mentioned now wouldn't be released today?
The proper plural of the real world shaman is shamans, but Blizzard has used Shaman as a plural specifically for their warcraft-universe Shaman. That's probably where your confusion stems from.
For example, the very first sentence on the official Shaman class page uses "Shaman" as the plural.
Most races have some background in Shamanism, it comes from observing the elemental spirits of a world. In some, like Draenor with weaker-than-average elementals, it takes longer - it's why it didn't take off until the Orcs, rather late in Draenor's development. On Azeroth they're much more powerful, and early cultures like the Trolls recognized the elements and honored them as Shamans.
The story on how the Draenei got Shamanism can be read in "Unbroken" by Mickie Nelson, an official short story detailing how Farseer Noboundo went from Paladin, to Broken, to Shaman.
> WoW's PvP isn't even being normalized, they are just taking stat customization out. A mythic geared player will still have a massive advantage over a fresh max level.
> In Legion, as soon as you zone into a PvP instance, the stats on your gear will be nullified, and you'll be given a pre-determined set of stats that's uniquely configured for your specialization. Furthermore, any set bonuses, enchants, Legendary bonuses, or trinket effects will be deactivated (although your Artifact and its related Artifact Powers will remain active).
> The only contribution your gear will make to your overall power is through a small modifier based on your average item level. For every point that your average item level increases, your pre-determined PvP stats will increase by 0.1%. That means a 25 item level difference between two players only results in a 2.5% difference in stats, compared to the 25% difference it makes today. There’s still a little incentive to improve your gear – a concept we think is important for World of Warcraft – but the benefits are much less pronounced.
So you'll still have an advantage, but an incredibly small one.
> Also, taking gear out of PvP is retarded, it makes your PvP less of an aspect of an RPG game and more of some kind of standalone mini game. The problem only comes when you have no way to get gear but facing those already geared players
It makes PvP about skill rather than who has more time to sit around and grind for gear. Right now skill means nothing in the Dark Zone. A better geared player will kill a lesser geared player 99.9% of the time simply because of numbers. And with Destiny the RPG elements are still there. You can still find a god roll weapon which will be a beast in PvP, and certain perk combinations that work really well in PvP.
Blizzard considers Khadgar, Magni and Maeiv Alliance characters:
Jarod also formally rejoined the Night Elves in Wolfheart.
Kalec should also be considered Alliance since he fought against the Horde at Theramore, and is in a relationship with an Alliance character.
Brann Bronzebeard is still Alliance, he can move up.
If we are assuming Rastakhan is Horde we should also probably assume Lorthraxion is Alliance.
Also, if we are dividing by relevancy I think Rokhan, Velonara, Gorfax and Nazgrel should move down a tier.
As much as I wish it wasn't true, Aethas should move up .
Just after Arthas was defeated. It was released as a short story on the official site back then, and is still available here.
> Sylvanas stepped back, the wind whipping her hair and snapping her frayed cloak. The memories of who she had been and what she had become closed a knot in her stomach, and she moved now to unravel it. No more would she be the vengeful leader of a mongrel race of rotted corpses. Her work was done, and her long-denied reward awaited her. Longing for that forgotten bliss, she allowed herself to fall backward from the top of Icecrown Citadel. The wind rushed past her, a growing wail. The pinnacle, and the silent Val'kyr at its peak, disappeared…
> Her body burst on the saronite stones below with a crushing finality.
The Nightholds preview was released the January 3rd in NA and the raid was released two weeks after January 17th.
That's two weeks and we have two weeks left on the Broken Shore quest chain, so Tomb might come out June 6th for NA and June 7th for EU.
The Nighthold: Raid Preview
The Nighthold Release Dates
The latest short story regarding her makes her enemies secretly being attracted to her, in some cases, canon. It's a single line, but appears in the middle of the third page. Story in question.
No druid for them, sorry. Druid will be available for the Zandalari and Highmountain Tauren though. Zandalari and Dark Iron classes arent on that page yet, but they talked about Zandalari druids and raptor ground travel form.
It's at the last page: link
Sadly there has never been more information revealed about the immortal Orcs and the war against Old Gods and Legion. Love to see the horror in cinematic or something.
Blizzard posted this in September 2012, so it has almost been 5 years. but thats all part of blizzards soon™ which is anytime between today and never :)
^^^see ^^^dance ^^^studio ^^^announce ^^^with ^^^wotlk
Thanks! Sure thing :) Here is my mage > https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/nagrand/andothar
And here is my Druid (Whose transmog has changed since I started this painting) > https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/nagrand/f%C3%A1el%C3%A1n
So because two characters have similar names, they are owned by the same person?
Using the same logic that person must control all of these players too.
People have level 60s on Elysium, why couldn't someone have leveled engineering to 215 in that time and crafted the goggles, gotten a rare drop, and 1.5k honor kills at level 37?
This post is entirely bullshit with no actual evidence.
>Barrage now fires in a tighter cone, and its visual has been improved to better show its area of effect.
Developers’ Notes-- Barrage fulfills a fantasy of a wild spray of shots in a large area. Of course, that can be dangerous, and often Hunters accidentally pull additional enemies with Barrage, especially in Legion dungeons. We saw this as a failure on our part to convey what it actually does. This hotfix should allow Hunters to get a feel for the shape and size of it and build a reliable expectation of what will happen when they cast Barrage. No change was made to Barrage’s damage. We hope that this helps Hunters and their groupmates to have a more pleasant dungeon experience.
The novel War Crimes by Christie Golden. Focuses on Garrosh's trial in Pandaria and bridges the gap between Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor. Sylvanas isn't the main character but she has a few chapters dedicated to her and her relationship with her sister Vereesa Windrunner.
The short story Dark Mirror which explains how Nathanos Blightcaller got a new, not rotting off the bone, body.
There's a new novel coming out called Before the Storm (also by Christie Golden) that bridges the gap between Legion and Battle for Azeroth. It explains what lead up to the burning of Teldrassil and the siege of the Undercity by Alliance forces. Sylvanas is one of the main characters.
The guy is 7/9M and used to be the GM of Elitist Jerks. I'd say he's more aware of the games issues than 90% of the playerbase. The guy has been playing WoW since vanilla so I don't know why you would act like he doesn't give a shit about the game.
Hi /u/kevalaarkaananda, Leeroy is named after Leeroy Jenkins of wow fame. Even though it has been denied that the Ethereum name is related to wow, the fact that Vitalik was a big wow player leads me to believe it isn't entirely true ;)
7/9M 937 Frost / 939 Fire Mage. Currently Rank 1 US Allstars for Frost Mage.
Will try to answer any questions about Frost or Fire.
Sorry to break this to you, but your Blue Tracker links are from May. If you check the 7.2.5 patch notes (June 9th) you'll see this. Looks like they're working as intended.
10/10 M brewmaster.
Armory - Logs
Be warned, I have a pretty laid-back attitude. It's better to take a nap before raid and be rested than to farm AP for another hour.
Hi, Gladiator feral druid from S2-S6 here.
Horde racials are objectively better in arena in TBC, you are wrong. WotF, Arcane Torrent and Hardiness are all better than anything Alliance has; the only racial that comes close is Escape Artist.
Feel free to check my credentials.
Leveling itself will give you some background on the High/Blood Elves. I also recommend the short story of Lor'themar Theron (Blood Elf racial leader). https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/story/short-story/leader-story/lorthemar-theron
No novels focus on them that I can think of. Maybe Day of the Dragon would help by seeing how Vereesa treats humans in the first half of the book. A lot of High Elf story-telling is either in-game or in the comics/manga.
Link to the page.
Seems just silly that old legendaries can still not be transmogged, everyone can run around with Ashbringer now but people can't use an item that took weeks or even months to farm.
Even more odd is that the pre-legendary weapons for Wrath and Cata can now be transmogged such as Shadow's Edge.
A lot about allied races can be learned from the official page: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth/features/allied-races
Basically, they're a sort of form of subraces, with their own unqiue racials, mounts, etc. They start at level 20 and are NOT available be default. For each allied race, you must do something to unlock them, whether that be reaching exalted with their corresponding rep, via a questline, etc. Details about how you unlock each one hasn't been released yet. Once you unlock an allied race, you can level it up to max level to unlock its heritage armor - a transmoggable set that only they can use.
That's about the gist of them.
No, I actually mean that they aren't in the game. That person may have linked the wowhead achievement, but that doesn't mean they are active.
For instance, check someone who consistently gets Realm Firsts as evidence.
I'm being downvoted above for saying that, but I don't believe they've been in the game for a while. I get Cutting Edge every tier but its been a while since Realm First
Also notice on the website how the trolls and dwarves are put at the end as a footnote, unlike the other four. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.
Definitely official! As they were released up to hype Legion's. Here's a link to the page for one of them (also has links to the rest and the one above) which you can download: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20167292/new-comic-world-of-warcraft-legion-1-magni-fault-lines
And FFXIV's had transmogrification since March of 2014.
WoW didn't have saved sets or specification specific transmogrification until Legion, in August of last year.
Do GW2 and Diabolo 2 have multiple classes/specializations on the same character?
This link is relevant to your interests, specifically:
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This is Ion's character. The whole dev team probably plays, but that doesn't mean they have to agree with whatever this subreddit thinks.
Ion plays a Resto shaman that used to raid with Elitist Jerks (One of the earliest and most popular theorycrafting websites run by a guild of the same name).
In TBC they were one of the top 10 in the US usually, and sat in the top 25 worldwide.
The man cleared old 40 Naxx and was one of the few to full clear Sunwell as well.
He still plays his Shaman, its still Resto like it was back in the days of TBC. Same server. Same guild. Its currently 5/9 Mythic. I think that's less because he isn't as good as he used to be, and more that he and his guild don't dedicate as much time as they used to towards playing the game.
Still though, he's gotten Cutting Edge for as long as its been a thing. He killed 10m Algalon when it was current, and did the Tribute to Immortality on 25man.
The guy has done harder content over his WoW career than most of this sub, and done it all while climbing the ranks in Blizzard all the way up to game director (after getting recruited by them because of his work with EJ. He was a lawyer, and keeps his license active on the bar).
A lot of people may not see eye to eye with him. To try to say that he doesn't play the game, or doesn't understand it, or is just out to grab money. That's just naive. The man clearly loves as much as anyone and understands the game far better than most of the readers in this sub.
So I guess I'm due for a minor correction. He never "was" one of the best players in the world. He still is.
Edit: His character Gurgthok. Interestingly enough its using Prydaz (a legendary that gets a lot of flak)
That is nonsense. I'm leveling a druid right now and was level 23 before leaving the northern barrens (when the quest chain took me to ashenvale). Ashenvale is 20-25, but by the time I leave it I expect to be about 30, which happens to be the top of the level range for stonetalon, so I'm probably just going to skip that zone entirely to stay relatively on track.
I started northern barrens at 10. I still have 6 quests from there in my log that were grey or green when I left. As you can see from the armory, I am definitely not using heirlooms or doing dungeons. This will be my third pseudo-ironman character (Arthas is a PvP server, so fuck the death rule), and over-leveling zones is an eternal annoyance, even without XP amplifiers.
If you feel insecure about a dungeon don't pick Seraphim. Seraphim is an offensive talent at the cost of defense. You give up SotR charges to deal a LOT more damage, but you are missing SotR. It is another buff to track, another button to press, and if you don't feel comfortable yet with the basics than I wouldn't recommend the talent.
(Basics include your rotation, cooldowns, keybindings, knowing which abilitiy/bosses require Active Mitigation checks and when, as well as which route to run)
Personally I run with Blessed Hammer/FA/FoJ/Cavalier/Final Stand/JoL/Righteous Protector. The build gives you great defenses, as well as self-sustain with RP and JoL. Final Stand is a clutch so you can freely use Divine Shield to avoid mechanics without loosing aggro. I switch to Consecrated Ground during Necrotic week to kite.
If you are doing low keys (at iLvl 904 myself, I consider everything below 10 minor) you can use Seraphim freely as the damage incoming isn't threatening to begin with and you can practice using it properly for higher keys.
TL;DR: Yes, FA + Seraphim is STRONG. It lets you deal a lot of damage, but to learn the basics try out a defensive build that is more towards passive and let's you focus on mechanics first and foremost.
My Paladin for reference, though I think I am in Holy gear right now
Here's your character. You've never set foot in any normal raids, and you don't even have the mythic achievement for half of the dungeons.
You may be somewhat unlucky, but definitely not overly so. You don't even show up yet on wowprogress so I can't really find out how many m+ you've done, but you're alredy exagerating how much you've raided.
My Shaman has a good name/title combination.
Braeker of the Four Winds. I have the /fart emote macroed into random spells, so i'm occasionally "brushing up against" the raid boss and "farting loudly" all through combat...
(sadly the game wouldn't let me have the name "Breaker")
it is kinda funny how you call monks op when resto druid is basically untouchable in 2s
just take a look at the leaderboards lol.
it is almost comically.
you are basically at a point where druid can't get any better, so if you still struggle it is you and not the class.
the only changes happening would be a druid nerf
It seems to be gone from the WoW website with the new revamp they did, but its still up on madefire
EDIT: Still on WoW site, just different page. https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/story/comic/son-of-the-wolf
My mage is 934 from just argus questing and rare farming, as you can see i havnt done any raids other than old ones for legendaries. https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/tarren-mill/dinglel%C3%B8g
9/9M Resto druid here to answer questions. I am an avid believer that helmet will be BiS in Antorus, with probably prydaz. Velen's will be outshined by all those insane trinkets that we're gonna get.
The best guide for resto druid for your basic questions: link
I still use t19 NH because it's better on all the harder bosses (Mistress/maiden/avatar/KJ)
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It's all right here: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/story/short-story/leader-story/sylvanas-windrunner
So far as I know, there hasn't been anything to overturn this perspective of Sylvanas and her motives.
Between Tyrande and her mate, Malfurion has displayed by far the most power. For example, on Sardor Isle he called down multiple bolts of lightning, each of which killed at least two dozen naga:
"How easily these fools forget defeat," the high priestess muttered through clenched teeth.
"We must give them a reminder, then," Malfurion said. Tyrande gave a quick nod. Lightning crackled through the air as the archdruid began to craft his spell. The clouds above the isle blackened even further, and the naga's heads shot up in alarm. Szenastra hissed out an order, and the naga army advanced on the pair of night elves.
Malfurion watched, unperturbed, waiting for the energies to coalesce. When the storm was fully formed, he slowly tilted his antlered head to the sky, and the heavens poured their wrath down upon the naga forces. Lightning shot to the earth—each bolt splitting into forks that seared through dozens of hapless myrmidons. As the troops dispersed in chaos, Tyrande began closing in on the sorceress."
-Seeds of Faith, page 4.
He also kept an entire corner of a continent from collapsing into the ocean after the Cataclysm:
"There is no time to waste, <class>. It is taking every ounce of my power to keep Darkshore's entire landmass from being shattered and swept into the ocean... you must listen to me very carefully."
And if you've read Stormrage (which is written poorly, but still) there are some very impressive things in there as well.
Found this island a while back. Pretty sure it has to do with a pet called Squirky. Not yet available in game as far as I can tell.
It's been released now https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20783381
Convergence of Fates, a trinket from Grand Magistrix Elisande. It was nerfed to proc 70% less often for Retribution Paladins (other specs unaffected).
To be precise she committed suicide by throwing herself off Icecrown Citadel but the Val'kyr convinced her. You can read it here: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/story/short-story/leader-story/sylvanas-windrunner
5/9m holy priest here \o
Without logs it’s difficult to say, however a quick glance
Too much haste, too much mastery not enough crit
Ideally you want 30-35 in crit 35-40 (40 more for mythic) in mastery and around 10-15 haste. Vers around 9-12 is ideal but don’t hunt it as you should get it passively from gear similarly
Your spec seems off as well unless you have logged out in m+ talents your running an old build from the start of legion and also one I use for m+. It doesn’t lend itself to the way damage is dealt now and limits your healing potential massively
Here is my Armory, https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/darkspear/clickalore
we are very similarly geared. I am 944in bags however waiting for a few pieces to swap some bits around, but you can see my raid build there. My mastery is a little lower than I’d ideally like but I got a 955 gnawed thumb ring that was too good to turn down that lead me to drop a bit of mastery.
Here is Jaks website, https://automaticjak.com
he is a very experienced priest and has great guides that are worth a read. Also look at the specs and relic priority he has
Personally I’m a fan of binding heal as it promotes a more active play style and allows me to conserve mana for later on. Piety is also an option if you want to be more passive. Both choices are viable but for me BH is stronger (perhaps because I play it better)
In the Varian Wrynn: Blood of our Fathers on the official site, Varian gets mortally wounded by an attack orchestrated by the Twilight Hammer. Anduin holds off the summoned drakonid with power word: barrier long enough for Varian to kill it, only for the king to succumb to his injures. He's described as "cold" and "immobile" before Anduin's prayers and channeling of the Light bring him back from the brink. It's about as close to resurrection as the lore will allow, and it seems like the story was a clear inspiration for Anduin's part of the opening cinematic.
Yup, they do: http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2017/november/WoWWhatsNext100.jpg
Although we don't know what all classes the new trolls will be able to be... https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth/features/allied-races
Lord of His Pack, page 5.
>Crowley had not accepted the [Greymane Wall] with grace. He had defied Greymane and had even aided the Alliance during what was now known as the Third War by sending the “Gilneas Brigade” to Lady Jaina Proudmoore.
10/10m Balance druid willing to offer help
Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the spec. I can help analyze logs and go over some rotational issues. I have all legendaries for the spec and can help with the ED rotation if needed.
I prefer direct DM, or a bnet add. You can reply to my post here but there is a large chance someone else will pick up the answer and they could give you misinformation. :D
Well, here's the post:
They aren't really specific about what they will do, but it sounds like they think the brand is obsolete.
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Check out the descriptions in the legion class preview
TL;DR holy priests stand in the back to heal, holy Paladins take up armour to stand in the front lines to heal. Basically just like their in game play style
Closest you'll get from them. Blizzard releases official patch notes only when the patch actually comes(or within a few hours from it) in order to avoid situations where they had to change something at the last minute.
Wowhead is an officially endorsed Blizzard fansite, so you can trust their information.
The Illidan questline bs mentioned on this thread was purely a rumor that started from an user on mmoc.
Not since the hotfix on September 6:
> Fixed a bug that could cause players, who were simultaneously both very lucky and very unlucky, to receive the same legendary item more than once.
(Unless it's actually still broken, which wouldn't be a surprise.)