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Patch 7.3.5 PTR - Allied Races Unlock Requirements
The latest PTR update updated the banners in both factions' embassies that list the unlock requirements for each Allied Race. These requirements are account wide and not faction specific, meaning you can earn them on an Alliance character and still unlock the Horde Allied Races and vice versa. On top of this, you need to have purchased Battle for Azeroth and have an existing 110 on the server in which you are creating an Allied Race.


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World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Contest Winners!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
After 13 years of World of Warcraft, we continue to be WoWed by all the amazing talent in the community. We’re pleased to share with you the grand-prize winner and 10 runners-up of the World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Contest. We hope you like what you see. Make sure to congratulate them all!

Grand Prize Winner




Tim Guo

Runners-Up


Justin Schmandt


Lily Grasso


Katharina Rose Stalzer


Tina Wei


Phong Le


Michael Rookard


Justin Bechtold


Christian Stewart


Louis Ayson McKeown


Jeanna Dewberry

Patrick "Vanion" Michalczak Passes Away
Patrick Michalczak ran the German WoW fansite Vanion.EU and passed away on January 2. It was always a pleasure to work with him and he will be missed.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Sadly I have to tell you that Patrick "Vanion" Michalczak passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. With this article I once again direct my heartfelt condolences to his family. I am sure that, as members of this community, you guys are as shocked as I am and every other person that has been in contact with Patrick. A lot of questions have followed after the shock. I ask that you give the family time to mourn and stray away from any sort of speculation. Vanion was a well known person and it would be sad if rumors and false news were spread.

Patrick was not only a loved member of the German WoW Community, but also a loved brother, son and friend. I personally can't and won't share further details about this tragic event. Privacy has clear priority in such a matter and I only wrote this article because there was already speculation in the German community and I did not want it to spread further. Please be considerate of the mourning family members and friends. We will talk about the topic in more detail when the time is right.

The work on Vanion.eu will continue just like it has been the past few days. It is also too early to talk about the future of this site, but you will hear from us in the coming weeks. I wish the best for all community members that have to stomach this sudden announcement and suggest lighting a small candle, even just a tea light, in honor of Patrick "Vanion" Michaelczak today. That would be a lovely gesture.



Dark Legacy Comics #615
DLC #615 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.3.5 - Allied Race Unlock Requirements, Art Contest Winners, Vanion, DLC #615 started by chaud View original post
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  1. Soluna's Avatar
    Wait a second, you say 'achievements', what about the reputation? Does that count too?
  1. Hutmacher's Avatar
    RIP Vanion
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valaut View Post
    Wait a second, you say 'achievements', what about the reputation? Does that count too?
    You need both the achievement and reputation at Exalted.
  1. xskarma's Avatar
    Elevator boss xD
  1. monopoly man's Avatar
    Allied races definitely not coming in 7.3.5, u guys
  1. exeetor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by monopoly man View Post
    Allied races definitely not coming in 7.3.5, u guys
    havent they said that you need to get the expansion to be able to play the allied races?
  1. Connal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by exeetor View Post
    havent they said that you need to get the expansion to be able to play the allied races?
    Or pre-order. Old zone level scaleing and new races both being in the same patch, gives it a good chance that pre-orders will start soon after which gives people that buy BfA something to do (level/gear new characters) while they wait for release.
  1. Samin's Avatar
    I hope they don't change their mind on the requirements being account wide, I wouldn't want to have to farm that rep again.
  1. Dark Titan 1996's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by exeetor View Post
    havent they said that you need to get the expansion to be able to play the allied races?
    The allied races are coming in 7.3.5 but not right away, similar to how DHs came, mate. It will be a pre-purchase thing.
  1. Austilias's Avatar
    Still barely any news on Dark Iron Dwarves, which is very odd.

    They're beginning to feel like 'the afterthought' where side races are concerned.
  1. Soluna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    You need both the achievement and reputation at Exalted.
    Yeah I know, but account wide, I have all my reps exalted on alliance, will that count for nightborne/highmountain?
  1. Boem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Austilias View Post
    Still barely any news on Dark Iron Dwarves, which is very odd.

    They're beginning to feel like 'the afterthought' where side races are concerned.
    Dark Iron Dwarves and the Zandalari are the 'BFA' races in that we'll have to do BFA content in order to unlock them. It's not too surprising we haven't received a lot of information about then, and makes it all the more likely that the other four are in fact being released sooner rather than later.

    That said, I feel like they should increase rep gains for the Army and Reach by quite a bit. Make it so that the Argus campaign takes you all the way to revered at least, and have the WQ's that award rep tokens active more frequently. I play Horde myself but right now it doesn't exactly seem fair that Alliance players will have to farm for 1/2 months to get their reputations to exalted, when the Horde races can be unlocked within a week.
  1. Vargulf the Happy Husky's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    You need both the achievement and reputation at Exalted.
    am i seeing these requirements right?

    if so, a lot of us have had these for a few months
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Austilias View Post
    Still barely any news on Dark Iron Dwarves, which is very odd.

    They're beginning to feel like 'the afterthought' where side races are concerned.
    aka "holy shit we need a third race for the alliance WTF could that be"
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Austilias View Post
    Still barely any news on Dark Iron Dwarves, which is very odd.

    They're beginning to feel like 'the afterthought' where side races are concerned.
    Just stop already. Zandalari and Dark Iron are irellevant when it comes to 7.3.5.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vargulf View Post
    am i seeing these requirements right?

    if so, a lot of us have had these for a few months
    Yup, many players have had the requirements for some time.
  1. monopoly man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by exeetor View Post
    havent they said that you need to get the expansion to be able to play the allied races?
    Then why add them in 7.3.5? Pandaren weren't added in the final Cataclysm patch, the new character models weren't added in the final Pandaria patch, DH's weren't added in the final WoD patch... it has always been the x.0.1/x.0.3 updates
  1. Meat Rubbing Specialist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    aka "holy shit we need a third race for the alliance WTF could that be"
    One of the 2 Dwarf subraces that people have been asking for since Vanilla? Pretty good choice.
  1. rikerulez's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hutmacher View Post
    RIP Vanion
    *lights a candle*
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by exeetor View Post
    havent they said that you need to get the expansion to be able to play the allied races?
    I don't recall Blizzard stating as such.

    What I do know is 7.3.5's UI has code in there that checks if

    (a) You have the achievement needed
    (b) That hasExpansion is true - this variable could either be if your expansion level is BfA or if you've pre purchased (the code isn't clear on that)

    Before it allows you to create an Allied Race.

    The code's probably going to be dormant in 7.3.5 but further discussion on if Allied Races are coming to 7.3.5 is moot - Blizzard isn't going to drop 7.3.5 then at the same time release the expansion LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by monopoly man View Post
    Then why add them in 7.3.5? Pandaren weren't added in the final Cataclysm patch, the new character models weren't added in the final Pandaria patch, DH's weren't added in the final WoD patch... it has always been the x.0.1/x.0.3 updates
    Groundwork bud.

    Both in technological behind the scenes patching work as well as plotting and story details.

    It's possible we'll see Allied Race NPCs coming in to build the story elements and establish a plot arc.

    But actually create Allied Race Characters.

    LOL Nope.

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