Patch 8.1.0 PTR - Build 28048
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New Models



New Icons








New Maps



New Difficulty
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • World PvP Scenario



New Quest Lines
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Norwington Assault - The Alliance and Kul Tirans have gathered their Azerite weapons in the Norwington estate. Stealing these weapons will help turn the tide of the war.
  • Adventures of Gallywix and the G.M.O.D. - Gallywix needs help fighting the Alliance using his mech of death, the G.M.O.D.
  • The Fury of the Zandalari - The Alliance attack on Zandalar has begun! Their forces march through Nazmir under the guise of a mysterious fog.
  • Diverging Paths - King Rastakhan is dead, and the Zandalari fleet is crippled. Lady Sylvanas Windrunner seems to have a plan to recover the Horde from defeat.
  • Beware the Daughter of the Sea - Lady Jaina Proudmoore is now Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras and needs help ensuring her home is safe from the Horde.
  • Fog of War - The Kul Tiran fleet is preparing to attack Zuldazar. To guarantee victory, the Alliance must create a distraction in Nazmir to lure away the armies of the Horde and Zandalari.
  • The Price of Victory - The Alliance have decimated the Zandalari fleet and killed King Rastakhan, but they have paid a heavy price.
  • Escape from Tol Dagur - Sylvanas Windrunner has ordered Priscilla Ashvane be broken out of Tol Dagor. She believes Ashvane has information critical to her master plan. There are also resources to be had.
  • The Treasury Heist - The Horde have stolen the Abyssal Scepter, an artifact capable of destroying the Kul Tiran fleets. The Alliance must retrieve it to have any hope of attacking Zuldazar.



New Map
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Icecrown Citadel (8.1)



New Dungeon Journal Encounters
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Ivus the Corrupted - Ivus the Decayed
    • Ivus the Forest Lord often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrified Bark when at low health.
    • Ivus will cast Plague Breath in your direction, leaving a Plagued Bog on the ground beneath you.
    • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
    • Plaguelings summoned while Ivus is Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation.
    • Hurl Blight will hit players at random.
    • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
    • Plaguelings will channel Devour on a random player until they are dispatched.
    • Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrified. Dispatch all active Plaguelings to make Ivus end the Petrification.



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_379 - This item's level is too high for this upgrade.
  • UNITNAME_SUMMON_TITLE39 - %s's Evil Twin
  • ERR_TRAVEL_PASS_NOT_SAME_REGION - You are not in the same region, or have incompatable versions.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_FROM_COMMUNITY_QUICKJOIN - %s from %s has requested to join your group through Quick Join.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_FROM_COMMUNITY - %s from %s has requested to join your group.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_COMMUNITY - %s's community mate %s has requested to join your group.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_COMMUNITY_QUICKJOIN - %s's community mate %s has requested to join your group through Quick Join.
  • COMMUNITY_REFERENCE_FORMAT - [%s]



New Factions
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Voldunai (Paragon) - Comprised of exiles and scavengers, the Voldunai use their knowledge of the sands to thrive where others would wither and die.
  • Order of Embers (Paragon) - An ancient Kul Tiran order resurrected to battle the threat of witchcraft, the Order of Embers fights with knowledge guiding their blades.
  • 7th Legion (Paragon) - A elite special force delegation of the Alliance army, currently focused on disrupting Horde operations in Zandalar.
  • The Honorbound (Paragon) - A special delegation of the Horde army, focused on disrupting Alliance operations in Kul Tiras.
  • Champions of Azeroth (Paragon) - Enlisted by Magni Bronzebeard, the Champions of Azeroth seek to heal the wounds caused by Sargeras' burning blade and save a dying world.
  • Tortollan Seekers (Paragon) - Traversing the world, the Tortollan Seekers wield their immense wealth to catalogue and preserve forbidden knowledge.



Adventure Journal Entries
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Battle for Darkshore - The war effort intensifies. Report to the Port of Zandalar to depart to the front. Make the Alliance regret their return to Darkshore! For the Horde!
  • Battle for Darkshore - The war effort intensifies. Report to Boralus Harbor for transport to the warfront. Save Darkshore from the ravages of the Horde! For the Alliance!


New Areas
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 81OutdoorRuinsofMathystra - Ruins of Mathystra
  • 81OutdoorRuinsofAuberdine - Ruins of Auberdine
  • 81OutdoorTowerofAlthalaxx - Tower of Althalaxx
  • 81OutdoorCliffspringFalls - Cliffspring Falls
  • 81OutdoorBashalAran - Bashal'Aran
  • 81OutdoorAmethAran - Ameth'Aran
  • 81OutdoorGroveoftheAncients - Grove of the Ancients
  • 81OutdoorTheMastersGlaive - The Master's Glaive
  • 81OutdoorRemtravelsExcavation - Remtravel's Excavation
  • 81OutdoorMistsEdge - Mists's Edge
  • 81OutdoorTheLongWash - The Long Wash
  • 81OutdoorWildbendRiver - Wildbend River
  • 81OutdoorLorgal - Kor'gar
  • 81OutdoorCliffspringRiver - Cliffspring River
  • 81OutdoorTwilightVale - Twilight Vale
  • 81OutdoorTheVeiledSea - The Veiled Sea
  • 81OutdoorAuberdineRefugeeCamp - Auberdine Refugee Camp
  • 81OutdoorLordanel - Lor'danel
  • 81OutdoorRuinsofLornesta - Ruins of Lornesta
  • 81OutdoorCliffspringHollow - Cliffspring Hollow
  • 81OutdoorShatterspearWarCamp - Shatterspear War Camp
  • 81OutdoorWitheringThicket - Withering Thicket
  • 81OutdoorTheEyeoftheVortex - The Eye of the Vortex
  • 81OutdoorBlackwoodCamp - Blackwood Camp
  • 81OutdoorMawoftheVoid - Maw of the Void
  • 81OutdoorShatterspearVale - Shatterspear Vale
  • 81OutdoorTheBlazingStrand - The Blazing Strand
  • 81OutdoorMoontouchedDen - Moontouched Den
  • 81OutdoorShatterspearPass - Shatterspear Pass
  • 81OutdoorEarthshatterCavern - Earthshatter Cavern
  • 81OutdoorWreckageoftheSilverDawning - Wreckage of the Silver Dawning
  • 81OutdoorGloomtideStrand - Gloomtide Strand
  • 81OutdoorTwilightShore - Twilight Shore
  • 81OutdoorNazjvel - Nazj'vel
  • PredatorPass - Predator Pass
  • EmmasRetreat - Emma's Retreat
  • WarfrontsDarkshoreAllianceTheVeiledSea - The Veiled Sea
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Comments 54 Comments
  1. azka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Julaes View Post
    So, basically, you're proving his point.
    The Alliance has 5 races that can be paladins while the Horde only has 2 but the Horde has 6 races that can be shamans while the Alliance only has 3, is the same difference of 3 races in both cases. As originally paladins were Alliance only and Shaman Horde only, I do not see any problem in how things are at the moment, but I believe that if the Zandalari got paladins the Kul Tirans will receive shamans to keep the balance.

    Interesting fact, ignoring Kul Tirans and Zandalari that we are still not sure of the classes that they can be and Pandaren that is equal for both sides, follows a list of combos between race and class currently existing within the game:

    Equal on both sides:
    Hunter - A = 9 / H = 9
    Rogue - A = 7 / H = 7
    Warlock - A = 6 / H = 6
    Warrior - A = 9 / H = 9
    DK - A = 6 / H = 6

    Allaince have more:
    Mage - A = 9 / H = 7
    Paladin - A = 5 / H = 2
    Priest - A = 9 / H = 7

    Horde have more:
    Druid - A = 2 / H = 3
    Shaman - A = 3 / H = 6
    Monk - A = 7 / H = 8
    (psst, you forgot DHs)
  1. Greyvax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crookids View Post
    Because it's probably TW raid ICC.
    That would be nice. Pretty sure we're due for a TW raid. Sadly since next week is northrend timewalking we won't see it for another 14 weeks
  1. Julaes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by azka View Post
    (psst, you forgot DHs)
    DH is only one race each side, not much of a choice, thats why I didnt put them here.
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Murkrage View Post
    You got a link to that? Or just a general direction of where to look.
    Well, the Lich King Voice Over that was published recently:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLaaBa96lmI

    And this post:
    https://www.mmo-champion.com/content...TR-Build-27826
  1. keyboardshinobi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Julaes View Post
    So, basically, you're proving his point.
    The Alliance has 5 races that can be paladins while the Horde only has 2 but the Horde has 6 races that can be shamans while the Alliance only has 3, is the same difference of 3 races in both cases. As originally paladins were Alliance only and Shaman Horde only, I do not see any problem in how things are at the moment, but I believe that if the Zandalari got paladins the Kul Tirans will receive shamans to keep the balance.

    Interesting fact, ignoring Kul Tirans and Zandalari that we are still not sure of the classes that they can be and Pandaren that is equal for both sides, follows a list of combos between race and class currently existing within the game:

    Equal on both sides:
    Hunter - A = 9 / H = 9
    Rogue - A = 7 / H = 7
    Warlock - A = 6 / H = 6
    Warrior - A = 9 / H = 9
    DK - A = 6 / H = 6

    Allaince have more:
    Mage - A = 9 / H = 7
    Paladin - A = 5 / H = 2
    Priest - A = 9 / H = 7

    Horde have more:
    Druid - A = 2 / H = 3
    Shaman - A = 3 / H = 6
    Monk - A = 7 / H = 8
    You cannot include Panderan for horde and not count them for alliance as well. That mean Ally has 4 shamans vs the hordes 6, meaning the disparity for paladin is greater.
  1. Tankorr's Avatar
    He didn't count Pandaren on Horde side. If he did, Horde has 7 Shamans - not including the upcoming Zandalari (Pandaren, Orc, Mag'har Orc, Troll, Tauren, Highmountain Tauren, and Goblin).

    I feel like they could definitely add Kul'Tirans and possibly Night Elves as Paladins if they want to also create Zandalari Paladins. If they did that, Horde would have one fewer Paladin than Alliance has Shamans (3H vs 4A), but Horde would have 1 more Shaman than Alliance has Paladins (8H vs 7A). That would bring about an even class/race distribution between Shamans and Paladins combined on each side to 11 : 11
  1. Sorotia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crixes1 View Post
    Don't even start that. Once they find out they aren't getting Zandalari Paladins, they will Cry cry cry.
    Can you give me this week's lottery numbers? Tell me if Shaman will get the buffs and fixes they said they would in 8.1? Oh and while you're at it tell me if I will be okay waiting till January to work on getting my operation done?

    Oh mighty seer.
  1. Enkrypt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crixes1 View Post
    Don't even start that. Once they find out they aren't getting Zandalari Paladins, they will Cry cry cry.
    Based off your post, it seems like you'll be the one crying when it happens.
  1. Crixes1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Enkrypt View Post
    Based off your post, it seems like you'll be the one crying when it happens.
    I could care less if they got it or not, but just because you wish for something so hard and think you have so much proof and evidence, its still at very low/slim chance which will most likely NOT happen. The paladin community will be butthurt and cry. Just annoying to see people bitch and cry.
  1. Ramz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Asylinna View Post
    People crying that zandalar don't get paladin are in so much denial. Without Rezan they have no more reason to be paladin which is perfectly fine the horde are supposed to have fewer paladin choices then alliance seeing as it used to be an alliance only class much like alliance have fewer shamans.
    Alliance has now 4 shaman choices with Dark Irons getting them and there is high possibility that Kul'Tirans will get shaman too. While Horde eithrer can pick Tauren, and a lot of people aren't fan of being this big or elf, and most of old school Horde players dislike them a lot.

    Zandalari brings something new to the table and their Prelates have nothing to do with human/ draenei stuff. This is why they're so anticipated because they're original, got no ties to anything. And bring out new exotic theme.

    Also, this is a proof Prelates are doing fine in 8.1 Rezan was just one of many loas, true he was the strengest but even Shadra was able to grant light-based powers.

  1. Enkrypt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crixes1 View Post
    I could care less if they got it or not, but just because you wish for something so hard and think you have so much proof and evidence, its still at very low/slim chance which will most likely NOT happen. The paladin community will be butthurt and cry. Just annoying to see people bitch and cry.
    It's really annoying to see people make predictions about things they really don't know anything about. The truth is, you don't know what's going to happen and you're just lying.

    We have been wishing for it. There are precedents of Trolls wielding the Light. Ion Hazzikostas left the door WIDE OPEN, and nearly hinted at it. There are many clues and indicators of a strong chance of it happening.

    What do you have other than a shit attitude and a fake crystal ball?
  1. Crixes1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Enkrypt View Post
    It's really annoying to see people make predictions about things they really don't know anything about. The truth is, you don't know what's going to happen and you're just lying.

    We have been wishing for it. There are precedents of Trolls wielding the Light. Ion Hazzikostas left the door WIDE OPEN, and nearly hinted at it. There are many clues and indicators of a strong chance of it happening.

    What do you have other than a shit attitude and a fake crystal ball?
    Do you always speak out your ass or just enjoy being a hypocrite. You literally said you hate when people make predictions yet that is exactly what you are doing. Im not making a prediction, Im simply stating my opinion on my feelings toward people who cry and complain about things they don't get. smh. Try harder kid.
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crixes1 View Post
    Don't even start that. Once they find out they aren't getting Zandalari Paladins, they will Cry cry cry.
    But Zandalari Paladins are very likely happening.
  1. Enkrypt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crixes1 View Post
    Do you always speak out your ass or just enjoy being a hypocrite. You literally said you hate when people make predictions yet that is exactly what you are doing. Im not making a prediction, Im simply stating my opinion on my feelings toward people who cry and complain about things they don't get. smh. Try harder kid.
    Yeah, because saying "Once they find out they aren't getting Zandalari Paladins" is totally not talking out of your ass. And no, you were being a douche to people who want the race/class combo. Your opinion on your feelings, huh? wut?

    Why try harder when I've already succeeded in what I set out to do.

    Cheers to you when we get Zandalari Paladins.

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