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by Published on 2019-03-18 08:38 PM

Welcome Back Weekend - Return Free From March 21 through March 24
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Battle for Azeroth™ is in full swing, and everyone is needed on the front lines. This weekend, we’re upgrading all inactive World of Warcraft accounts, granting returning players full access to the game* and all their characters—including;the Battle for Azeroth trial experience, for those who don’t own the latest expansion—through March 24.

Spread the Word!
As the war in Azeroth rages on, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance look to their in-game friends for help. Whether it’s levelling up for experience, gearing up for combat, or mounting up to see the world, World of Warcraft is always best enjoyed in groups, however big or small. If you have guildmates, friends, or family who haven’t been in Azeroth for a while, let them know they can play for free this weekend.

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Save on World of Warcraft ® and 30% off Select Game Services
If you’re a returning player, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our current sales. We’re offering 30% off select game services** and $20 off World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth or the World of Warcraft Complete Collection.

  • Character Transfer
  • Faction Change
  • Race Change

Learn more about the Welcome Back Weekend and game services sale.

*Offer available through March 24, 2019. Player is responsible for any online connection fees. Game access will be granted at the last expansion purchased or World of Warcraft®: Legion®, whichever is greater. The Battle for Azeroth trial experience ends after three hours of game play in Battle for Azeroth, or after the quest "We Need Each Other" (for Horde) or "A Nation Divided" (for Alliance), whichever comes first. Players can repeat the trial experience with up to 12 characters per qualifying account during the welcome back weekend.

**Sale does not include Guild Services, WoW Token, Character Boost, Pets, Mounts or Transmog items.
by Published on 2019-03-18 04:43 PM

Live Developer Q&A Thursday - Ask Questions Here
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Join us live on Twitch on Thursday, March 21 as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A, where he’ll be answering your Battle for Azeroth questions.

Submit your questions by posting here in this forum thread or via Twitter using the hashtag #WarcraftQA.

We’re looking forward to getting the chance to dive in and answer as much as we can; we hope to see you Thursday at 11:00 a.m. PDT! March 21, 2019 7:00 PM (Europe: Paris), March 21, 2019 10:00 AM (America: Los Angeles)
by Published on 2019-03-17 08:29 AM

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - March 15, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Allied Races
  • Regeneratin' is no longer interrupted by Stagger damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused male Zandalari trolls to get stuck while walking up stairs.
  • Race or faction changing a Druid to Kul Tiran or Zandalari will no longer remove your Cenarion Circle reputation.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players who completed the Zandalari Troll unlock questline from accepting “Discreet Discussions.”
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zandalari Druids in Moonkin form to miniaturize their mounts if they shapeshifted into another form.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from turning in quests to Queen Talanji after completing the Zandalari unlock quest line.
  • Fixed an issue that caused boosted characters to be incorrectly phased when trying to complete “The Battle for Broken Shore.”

Brawler’s Guild
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Penguin Stampede brawl from starting.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving the Brawler title after earning the Brawler for Azeroth achievement.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from being able to start the Brawler’s Guild trial if another player started the trial when they were in the same queue.
  • Rumbles will no longer be included in Random brawls. Too hard, no fun.

Classes

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Assassination
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Rogues to remain in stealth if they cast Fan of Knives but did not strike a target.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Fan of Knives to generate a combo point when no targets were hit by the ability.

Player versus Player
  • Fixed a bug that caused building health displayed to fluctuate randomly in Wintergrasp.
  • Arathi Basin wins will again count toward the Arathi Basin Veteran achievement.

Items
  • The Horde and Alliance Gladiator Quartermasters have restocked their Saltwater Potions and Glider Kits supplies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Boodsoaked Skullforge Reaver heirloom to require a Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing to scale to level 120.
  • The Champion's Salute toy has returned from some much-needed rest and relaxation and is ready to impress onlookers once more.

Quests
  • Paxton has been given a leg up so players can complete “Getting a Leg Up”
  • Hungering Plaguehounds can be fed once again during "An Undead's Best Friend."
  • Players who became stuck after closing all the rifts on Seam Stress should be able to log out and back in to continue “Saving Nine”.
  • The “Calligraphy” Tortollan quest givers are now more understanding of your misteps. You do you, boo.

Un'Goro Madness
Un'Goro Madness allows players to defeat group bosses in Un'Goro Crater to obtain temporary buffs from Dino Mojo. Open your map to see the locations of the bosses that are currently up.

  • Adaptation - Become strong, like a dinosaur.
    • Sharp Claws - Damage increased by 3%
    • Bony Carapace - Damage taken decreased by ?%
    • Lightning Speed - Movement speed increased by 3%
    • Massive - Size increased by 4%
  • The buffs listed above stack up to 20 times. Afterwards, you gain stacks of:
    • Awesome - Awesomeness increased by 10%
  • This buff persists through death and lasts for 3 days.



Azsharan Medallion Quest
The Xal'atath quest line won't appear for a while.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
So now that 8.1.5 is live I went straight to the first Naga invasion and killed like a million of em and no medallion, is the quest live? Anyone know the drop rate? Even Wowhead doesn’t have much to say on this. Anyone?!!! I really want the Xal Atath chain to unlock my gift of N’Zoth
Confirmed – the beginnings of this questline will start appearing closer to the opening of the Crucible of Storms raid in April.
by Published on 2019-03-15 09:03 AM

Kul Tiran Human Allied Race Unlock Quest
  • The quest Made in Kul Tiras starts at the Stormwind Embassy. Jaina wants you to meet her in the Harbormaster's Office of Boralus to discuss finding a shipwright, Dorian Atwater, to build Anduin a ship.
  • Cyrus believes Dorian retired to Stormsong Valley and has you meet him in Brennadam to find out the location from the talkative locals. You discover they are somewhere in the Deadwash and Cyrus leaves to let Jaina know what you have discovered.
  • When you discover the house, you question the man outside only to find out that Dorian is his wife. She agrees to come out of retirement to fulfill Jaina's request. You help her saddle up Hurricane, her horse, and meet her at Port Fogtide.
  • There, she has you kill 12 drowned forces and place 3 fog wards to set the location for her slip, and then requests to meet you at Algerson Lumber Yard in Tiragarde Sound to get lumber for the construction.
  • You collect the lumber and bring it up the hill only to find that it is haunted. Dorian has you seek out Chelsea Wright and Thornspeaker Birchgrove in Drustvar.
  • Birchgrove has you kill enemies to charge a vessel with Drust magic. You then take it to Ulfar and help him cleanse it.
  • Meanwhile, Chelsea loses her storage key to a wicker beast and you have to chase it, get the key back once it stops in a cave, and eventually collect its suspiciously dog-friendly belongings. You find out the beast is actually her deceased dog, and use the key to get what you need. If you did both quests, an air elemental appears and sends you back to Port Fogtide to meet Dorian.
  • The ship is complete, but now it needs a crew. Jaina arrives to inspect it, and says she has the perfect captain in mind, her brother Tandred. Tandred wants you to recruit Brother Pike, Lt. Tarenfold, and the outriggers as his crew. Once you collect them, you meet back at Port Fogtide and Tandred convinces Dorian to be the last crew member.
  • All that is left is to name it. You are given the choice, and the options are:
    • Dawnstrider
    • Tiffin's Melody
    • Lionheart
    • Anduin's Wrath
  • Your choice strictly affects what the NPCs call the ship, nothing else.
  • Brother Pike then blesses the ship and you present it to Anduin, who is moved by the gift.
  • Finishing this quest unlocks the Kul Tian allied race, the Allied Races: Kul Tiran, and Kul Tiran Charger.










Zandalari Troll Allied Race Unlock Quest
  • The quest A Royal Occasion starts in the Orgrimmar Embassy. Rokhan wants you to pay a visit to the Zandalari emissary in the Great Seal. The emissary tells you that Princess Talanji is about to undergo the ritual of kings and queens at Zacalo and has requested you at her side.
  • Once there, you join Talanji's procession to the temple as crowds gather. Some support her rise to queen while others call her cursed and Bwonsamdi's puppet.
  • Before the ritual can begin, Zolani rushes in saying a riot has broken out. You are tasked with quelling the masses and stopping the instigator, Enforcer Malzon, before returning to Talanji.
  • Talanji understands and respects the people's anger. She wants you to rescue bystanders and subdue more angered devoted.
  • You then meet Talanji's new council, which consists of Wardruid Loti, Lashk the Tortollan, Jo'nok, General Rakera, and Hexlord Raal. Again, the ritual is delayed by a priestess of Shadra, Samara, who taunts Talanji and attacks with spiders. You must survive the attack and kill Samara to head up to start the ritual with the Loa.
  • The first Loa is Krag'wa, who wants Talanji to prove that she would give her life to defend her people. You are turned into a firefly and must avoid frogs while Talanji protects you.
  • Next is Gonk, who tells Talanji to consider who is part of her pack. Is it more than the Zandalari? Does it include the Vulpera, Tortollan, and Horde? She receives his blessing soon after.
  • Pa'ku is next, who gives Talanji her blessing after you dodge tornados up a set of stairs.
  • Finally, you reach Bwonsamdi, who has taken the highest position of the Loa. Talanji wants him to test her and be done with it, and he says that he will free her from her father's bargain if she brings him the head of Sylvanas, to which she declines. Bwonsamdi is disappointed, but accepts her answer.
  • Talanji is now officially made queen and gives a stirring speech to the crowd below. Vol'jin's spirit can be seen watching for a few moments before bowing and fading away.
  • Talanji summons Sylvanas to her throne to discuss the Zandalari joining the Horde, and says that they will stand as equals. Sylvanas questions this statement, but welcomes them anyway.
  • Completing this quest unlocks the Zandalari Troll allied race, the Allied Races: Zandalari Troll achievement, and Zandalari Direhorn.










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