World of warcraft: battle for azeroth

With Battle for Azeroth around the corner, many are asking whether now is a good time to jump back into World of Warcraft. Here are our thoughts.

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Void Elves: Void Elves are a faction of High Elves and Blood Elves who were shunned out of the Horde for experimenting with Void shadow magic. Led by Alleria Windrunner, these Elves are infused with shadow magic, và enjoy shelter in the Alliance.

Lightforged Draenei: Lightforged Draenei are an offshoot of the Draenei race, having thrown their lot in with an intergalactic army dedicated to lớn ending the Legion. Now that the Burning Legion is (or well, seems) defeated, the remainders have joined the rest of their race lớn find a trang chủ on Azeroth.

Dark Iron Dwarves: The Dark Iron Dwarfs of Blackrock Mountain were once the evil (although, enslaved) minions of the iconic elemental Ragnaros. Having freed themselves, the Alliance has finally accepted them back into the fold, albeit with suspicion.

Kul Tiras Humans: Hardened generations of sea-faring humans grew separately from those on the Eastern Kingdoms. These naval humans are bulkier and less pious than those on the mainland, và it"s on Alliance players to lớn win them to their cause.

Island Expeditions

Much of the new expansion revolves around traveling at sea, specifically to unique uncharted islands not yet found on the game"s world map. These procedurally-generated islands are ripe with loot to lớn plunder, should you meet their unique challenges. Blizzard has developed advanced A.I. That more closely resembles unpredictable player behavior, so you"d better bring your A-game if you want khổng lồ defeat those who are also seeking the island"s treasures.

There are a set amount of landscapes, but each island has hundreds of unique challenges, elite bosses, & other events that might appear as part of your expedition. The main aim of these scenarios is to lớn gain Azerite to empower your equipment, but the events also spawn quests that can reward special mounts, cosmetic gear skins, and unique companion pets.

There are three difficulty tiers, each offering greater rewards in exchange for greater difficulty, in addition khổng lồ a PvP tier, where the advanced A.I. Enemies are placed with a team of players.

There are no quest objective markers on an Island Expedition, instead you must explore, follow clues, và chart the island maps shrouded in an RTS-like Fog of War, as you attempt to lớn gather Azerite faster than your enemies.

Battle for Azeroth: New Areas

Battle for Azeroth adds two continental landmasses each comprised of three large areas. For the first time in WoW history, Alliance và Horde players will cấp độ to cap separately, with Horde players starting on Zandalar, and Alliance players starting on Kul Tiras. At max level, Horde & Alliance players will invade each opposing isle to continue the story.

Kul Tiras

Kul Tiras is an ancient island nation belonging lớn a group of humans who isolated themselves from the Alliance after it felt they had been abandoned by it. A veteran of the early wars with the orcs, the leader of Kul Tiras, Daelin Proudmoore, had led his dominating navy against the new Horde. His own daughter, Jaina, stepped aside và allowed the Horde khổng lồ kill Daelin. She had wanted to lớn prevent a genocide of the new Horde, after their help had secured victory against the Legion in Warcraft 3.

Kul Tirans didn"t take this news lightly. The nation attributed Jaina"s betrayal khổng lồ the Alliance itself, and vilified Jaina as a traitor. It won"t be easy for Alliance players khổng lồ win over Kul Tiras lớn their cause. Filled with regret over how the Horde evolved, Jaina looks set lớn be a major character in this expansion, possibly taking up her father"s old goals of eradicating the Horde.


The island of Zandalar suffered immensely after the Cataclysm, where natural disasters warped the island and awoke new threats from beneath its dense swamps and barbarous deserts. The Zandalari Trolls are among Azeroth"s oldest civilizations, with Aztec-inspired architecture và access lớn powerful primal magic.

Horde players will attempt to aid the Zandalari against a vicious sect of corrupt Blood Trolls, who have taken khổng lồ worshipping a gargantuan horror lurking in the depths of Battle for Azeroth"s first raid, the Titan containment facilities of Uldir.

Battle for Azeroth: New Dungeons và Raids

Battle for Azeroth will feature ten new 5-man dungeons at launch, epic world bosses, và a new raid "Uldir" for groups of up khổng lồ 25 players.

Atal"Dazar: Atal"Dazar is an ancient Zandalari tomb housing the remains of the empire"s kings of old. Dark forces have entered the tomb, resurrecting the dead for their evil agenda.

Freehold: Freehold traditionally served as a safe haven for all of the ocean"s scum & villainy. A port steeped in piracy, Freehold has come under the brutal rule of the Irontide Raiders.

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King"s Rest: King"s Rest is another Zandalari tomb, the final resting place of some of the empire"s greatest champions, rulers, và conquerors. Dark magic has taken hold there, & players must dive into the depths to eradicate it.

Shrine of the Storm: The Kul Tiran fleet might be the most powerful naval force Azeroth has ever known. Before sailing into battle, the fleet docks at the Shrine of the Storm khổng lồ receive powerful blessings. Ancient forces are attempting khổng lồ wrest nguồn from this sacred place, và perhaps gain control of the Kul Tiran fleet itself.

Siege of Boralus: Lady Ashvane"s Azerite weapons và summoned horrors threaten the ancient Kul Tiran city, & it"s up to lớn players lớn step in and help liberate the populace.

Temple of Sethraliss: An ancient god-like Snake Loa known as Sethraliss is buried deep in the temple"s tombs. Evil forces have infiltrated the temple khổng lồ attempt to lớn steal the Loa"s powers for themselves, & it"s up to lớn you to stop them.

The MOTHERLODE!!: The Isle of Kezan, a goblin player"s starting zone, got utterly destroyed during the Cataclysm by a gigantic volcanic eruption. The catastrophe, however, has produced tonnes of pure Azerite khổng lồ bubble up on the lava-blasted island. Players must head there lớn stop their enemies from getting the Azerite first.

The Underrot: Deep in the swamps of Zandalar, a supernatural blight is spreading outwards across the island. If players don"t uncover the source fast, it could leave the island in ruin.

Tol Dagor: Once a Kul Tiran prison, Lady Ashvane has taken it over, using it as a dungeon for her enemies.

Waycrest Manor: Waycrest was once the seat of power for one of Kul Tiras" most powerful ruling families. Now, dark rumors hang over the manor, with tales of undeath, vile rituals, and kidnapped travelers running amok.

Uldir: The first of Battle for Azeroth"s raids is an abandoned Titan laboratory, where the cosmos" most powerful beings experimented on ways to eliminate Azeroth"s corruptive Old Gods. After the Titans were defeated by Sargeras, the facility remained abandoned, but the festering horrors within endured, growing ever stronger. It is deep within Uldir that players will encounter G"huun, a manufactured abomination the Titans had inadvertently created during their experiments on the Old God"s endless corruption.

Will you join the Battle for Azeroth?

Battle for Azeroth launches on August 13, 2018 for U.S. Customers, & August 14, 2018 for the rest of the world. Priced at $49.99, Battle for Azeroth is adding a vast amount of fresh content for players khổng lồ digest & enjoy, with one of the biggest focuses on end-game activities seen in the MMO"s aging history.

Will you be joining the Battle for Azeroth? Let us know in the comments!

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