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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.


Highmountain Tauren Requirements

The Nightborne Requirements



Lightforged Draenei Requirements

Void Elves Requirements



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. nanoneo's Avatar
    RIP Vanion, even that I don’t know you by person, you’re interviews, posts and regular updates made me being interested in your work and your person. Farewell
  1. Astalnar's Avatar
    I feel like the quality of fanart has really fallen. Half of these pictures seem to be only half-finished.
  1. leviathonlx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    *lights a candle* RIP Vanion. Shame that it's usually drug related if no speculation is wanted.
    Or alcohol given when it occurred.
  1. Plehnard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Astalnar View Post
    I feel like the quality of fanart has really fallen. Half of these pictures seem to be only half-finished.
    That's what they get for making it for North America only. I would have participated if I could've.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boem View Post
    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.
    I'm waiting for the "horde" bias for unlocking the allied races. Its been what 2 years to get the rep for the horde ones but a few months for the alliance?
  1. Dracullus'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.
    News for you: you will unlock Dark Iron during questing in Kul Tiras. So it will be datamined in 8.0 Alpha, not 7.3.5 PTR.
  1. balatro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    *lights a candle* RIP Vanion. Shame that it's usually drug related if no speculation is wanted.
    German news sites are saying it's a suspected accidental overdose but cannot rule out suicide due to "current events" that they don't wish to release to the public yet.

    As someone who works in psychology with "suicide survivors," it's never an accidental death when families/friends get angry to the question of "How'd they die?"
  1. Explicit Teemo Nudes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boem View Post
    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.

    How do I get exalted with Highmountain Tribe in a week?
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    aka "holy shit we need a third race for the alliance WTF could that be"
    Yea, cause that's how that went down. Gj.
  1. Faroth's Avatar
    To unlock void elves and lightforged Draenei, I'm assuming those factions are the last two introduced in Legion? I'll need to come back and play through all of Legion's final patch stuff and get to exalted to unlock them, yes?

    I think I've already got both Horde Allied Races unlocked and I don't have a single Horde character. D'oh!
  1. psiko74's Avatar
    Allied races are the only thing that will get me to resub before BfA.
  1. Sapphiraz's Avatar
    Hey if i have 2 of the achievments ( and the rep) on 1 char and then the 2 other achievments ( and rep) on another char i should be fine right ?
  1. lichbane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Connal View Post
    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.
    Fuck pre-order being a requirement. Physical CE orders get screwed again.
  1. Osseous's Avatar
    Why do we need to have an existing 110 on the server?

    I currently have all my characters on 2 servers... one horde, one alliance. All slots full of highly leveled characters. I don't have any 110 characters off on another realm, and I don't have any slots available to create a new character on the realms I play on.

    So, right now, unless I pay for a character transfer, I won't be able to level up the new races.
  1. Connal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lichbane View Post
    Fuck pre-order being a requirement. Physical CE orders get screwed again.
    Usually if you buy a "preorder" for the physical CE you get the preorder key code in an email... though I could be wrong.
  1. Theodarzna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Connal View Post
    Usually if you buy a "preorder" for the physical CE you get the preorder key code in an email... though I could be wrong.
    I'll pre-order for the Void Elf aesthetic and the Chad Forged Draenei.
  1. Connal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theodarzna View Post
    I'll pre-order for the Void Elf aesthetic and the Chad Forged Draenei.
    Same... I am race changing my Blood Elf Shadow Priest, to Void Elf Shadow Priest... makes sense Lore wise, and I love the space theme... and their music.

  1. tkioz's Avatar
    So do connected realms count for this server unlock stuff?
  1. Connal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tkioz View Post
    So do connected realms count for this server unlock stuff?
    Account wide supersedes realms. So if you unlock on one character, it will unlock for all realms/characters.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Osseous View Post
    Why do we need to have an existing 110 on the server?

    I currently have all my characters on 2 servers... one horde, one alliance. All slots full of highly leveled characters. I don't have any 110 characters off on another realm, and I don't have any slots available to create a new character on the realms I play on.

    So, right now, unless I pay for a character transfer, I won't be able to level up the new races.
    I thought we were getting 6 character slots per server added?

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