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Arathi Highlands Updates - Battle for Azeroth
With the introduction of the Stromgarde Keep Warfront there have been some updates to Arathi Highlands.








Before the Storm Novel Graves
Those who have read the Christie Golden Battle for Azeroth prequel novel Before the Storm will recognize a small graveyard north of Stromgarde. You can click each grave to see who is buried there.




Faction Warfront Bases
Stromgarde is the hub for the Alliance while Az'Gorok is the hub for the Horde.



Stromgarde Keep
Stromgarde Keep has received many visual updates.




Az'Gorok
The Horde now have their own hub in Arathi Highlands called Az'Gorok. It is situated slightly Northeast of Stromgarde.



Azerite War Machine World Boss
To the East of Az'Gorok and North of Refuge Point is an empty field. An Azerite War Machine world boss spawns and is Horde or Alliance themed depending on which faction controls Arathi Highlands.


Refuge Point
The Alliance hub of Refuge Point has received a face lift.


Hammerfall
The Horde city of Hammerfall has also received some visual updates.


Witherbark Village
The troll village in the Southeast of the zone has received upgrades in the form of Zuldazar art.



Official Forum Maintenance - 6/20
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FinalBossTV - Mages in Battle for Azeroth
FinalBossTV made a few videos recently on Mages in Battle for Azeroth!



This article was originally published in forum thread: Arathi Highlands Updates - Battle for Azeroth, Forum Maintenance, FinalBossTV - Mages started by chaud View original post
Comments 51 Comments
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    The WCIII themed bases makes me hard
  1. Coconut's Avatar
    I love these updates and I can't wait to see changes made to (Southern?) Barrens and hopefully Ashenvale once more warfronts are released!
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    It's so gorgeous! I wouldn't mind more of the world changing like this.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    This area looks so beautiful
  1. Luciferstwin's Avatar
    Is it just me, or do these screenshots look like they are taken on a potato computer?
  1. Aerisot's Avatar
    I like that warfronts are bringing the other zones back into the forefront, southern barrens is built for this I feel like, also Ashenvale, and Blasted lands.
  1. MikeBogina's Avatar
    I'm hoping that the amount of time they're taking to do this, isn't bad news for other Warfronts throughout the expansion. We don't even have the Alliance attacking version yet

    Also cool that the trolls are getting some updates in the zone, but weren't they all killed?
  1. AnonEntity's Avatar
    I can't help but to notice the same grey+green terrain scheme as in Kul Tiras, and a greyish fog. Can't help, but after Pandaria, Warlords and Legion visually improving the game, they end up with this?
  1. Alanar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBogina View Post
    I'm hoping that the amount of time they're taking to do this, isn't bad news for other Warfronts throughout the expansion. We don't even have the Alliance attacking version yet

    Also cool that the trolls are getting some updates in the zone, but weren't they all killed?
    Wmye we killed thousends of them while leveling back then, but they are here and they are upgraded!
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    I really want them to re-do all the vanilla zones like this..
  1. MikeBogina's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    Wmye we killed thousends of them while leveling back then, but they are here and they are upgraded!
    i haven't played the Death Knight's storyline in Legion, but I could have sworn you massacre like all the trolls. Could be wrong though.
  1. Narruin's Avatar
    Mage videos outdated
  1. Alanar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBogina View Post
    i haven't played the Death Knight's storyline in Legion, but I could have sworn you massacre like all the trolls. Could be wrong though.
    That was the scarlet crusade, also that wasnt in arathi highlands bit in eastern plaguelands.
  1. Kellorion's Avatar
    Why isnt Hammerfall the Horde base?
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    I wonder why Blood Elves never taught the horde how to build real buildings. Hell, Nightborne could give them a lesson or two as well.
  1. Cæli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    I really want them to re-do all the vanilla zones like this..
    If they preserve the zones yes. Otherwise no. Situations like cataclysm or vale of eternal blossoms are quite sad. Hoping for zidormi to be there, since the essence is quite different on this arathi. the colors feels different. Gladly arathi will be on classic, and I don't think there were huge changes from vanilla to cata on arathi.
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    We been knew. MMO-champ is really behind on posts these days.
  1. MikeBogina's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    That was the scarlet crusade, also that wasnt in arathi highlands bit in eastern plaguelands.
    In Legion? I'm talking about when they go to get Thoras Trollbane in Arathi.
  1. Leonheart327's Avatar
    Stormgarde looks better than SW does nowadays lol
  1. Scroolooseuk's Avatar
    I've just been to Arathi Highlands on the beta and there are no changes? Unless the article refers to just the warfront map?

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