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Game files contain a male character model named "ThinHuman" with various customization options. The model provides a good example of how Kul Tiran Humans would look if they weren't all chubby.
Blizzard probably uses the character model to generate NPCs for the outdoor world, same thing we've seen with the Lightforged Draenei on Argus before they have been added as an Allied Race. It would be really cool to see this as a customization option for Kul Tiran Humans, what do you think? Here's an overview of all "ThinHuman" customization options:
The fall season of 2018's Arena World Championship is bringing two new BfA arenas to the table, Mugambala and Hook Point, set in Zandalar and Boralus, respectively. 6 cups await this season, with each bringing a $10,000 prize pool and a whole bunch of AWC points, so check out the full schedule and requirements to join in the competition:
Arena Fall Season (source)
The Arena World Championship is a 3v3 tournament that takes place in the iconic battlegrounds of Azeroth. In this Fall Season, we are introducing Mugambala and Hook Point, two asymmetrical arenas which were released in the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
Mugambala is set in Zandalar, a region that was once a part of ancient Kalimdor and the birthplace of troll civilization. This arena features an upper level, and a lower level with a large pillar in the middle. Hook Point is an area in Boralus, where only the bravest battle for the right to call themselves true Kul Tirans! It features four pillars for players to dance around—one with a shark hanging from it—and two smaller pillars. This season, there are six Cups up for grabs—three in North American and three in Europe—each with a prize pool of $10,000 and an increased amount of AWC points on offer, more than any season this year!
No Arena ranking is required for teams of three to four people to sign up. Once you are deemed eligible to compete, you will have access to the Tournament Realm, where you and your teammates will have the ability to create whatever class, talent, and gear combinations you see fit, to practice taking down all who oppose you! If you think you have what it takes, sign up here, and check out the table below for the cutoff times for each of the Fall Season Cups.
Remember, the top three point-earners of the year from North America and Europe will earn a spot at the Arena World Championship Global Finals at BlizzCon, where they will fight on the biggest WoW esports stage of the year for their share of the $280,000 prize pool.
If you’re coming back to World of Warcraft for Battle for Azeroth and want to see how the pros handle the new PvP talent system, join us! The Top 8 from each Cup in North America and Europe will be broadcast live on Twitch. Watch as the greatest heroes from across North America and Europe adapt to the changes—it might give you some tips and tricks for your own Arena adventures!
AWC Fall Season Schedule
Event Signups Close Play Begins Top 8 Broadcasts EU Cup #1 September 3
(18:00 CEST) September 12 September 14 & 16
(19:00 CEST) NA Cup#1 September 3
(18:00 CEST) September 12 September 15 & 16
(19:00 CEST) EU Cup #2 September 17
(18:00 CEST) September 26 September 28 & 30
(10:00 CEST) NA Cup #2 September 17
(18:00 CEST) September 26 September 29 & 30
(19:00 CEST) EU Cup #3 September 24
(18:00 CEST) October 3 October 5 & 7
(19:00 CEST) NA Cup #3 September 24
(18:00 CEST) October 3 October 6 & 7
(19:00 CEST) Check out the Warcraft Esports site for current standings, the global broadcast schedule, and the latest news about AWC, and follow @Warcraft for all things Battle for Azeroth!
Today's roundup of blue posts covers Allied Race boosting through Recruit-a-Friend, the Azerite system, Flight Master's Whistle working in Legion zones & more.
Allied Race Recruit-a-Friend Boost
If your play an Allied Race and your friend grants you levels through RaF, you will be ineligible to receive Heritage Armor.
Receiving granted levels from Recruit A Friend would make the character ineligible for the heritage armor set.
If your friend grants levels to one of your Allied Race characters, it makes your character ineligible to receive the Heritage Armor.
If you grant levels to one of your friend's characters, that won't effect your eligibility for the armor.
But only the recruited player accumulates levels that can be granted, so that would be your friend. If they were to grant any of those levels onto your Void Elf, that would make your Void Elf ineligible for the armor.
Azerite System Underwhelming
It's too early to consider the Azerite system underwhelming. Quest gear only contains generic traits and Azerite Armor from raids has better traits.
Surely im not the only one who feels this way? The azerite gear is essentially the netherlight crucible. Most traits are passive and boring. Does it get better as the xpac goes on or..?
Some of the default Azerite items from questing don't have a lot of variety because you're still leveling up. Once you're at 120 and getting them from vendors, WQs, and dungeons you start seeing a lot more variety and some pretty neat stuff.
Like there's one for Ret that reduces the cooldown of Divine Steed and it gives a speed buff to your entire raid when you use it. Which I thought was pretty rad.
It's definitely early, but I'm eager to see how it plays out and how this system shapes up as well as what else we might do with it. It has potential, and I'm pretty excited about that alone as a player.
Unintended Conquest Cap
A bug in the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch caused players to receive Conquest from certain PvP activities, but that was never intended outside of Seasons.
With the Battle for Azeroth Pre-Patch, we incurred a bug that caused some PvP activities to reward Conquest. Conquest was never intended to be accessible while the season is not active, and while Conquest did appear for some players on their Character Currency tab, it wasn’t useable. There aren’t any items that can be exchanged for it in-game right now.
We’ll be deploying a hotfix soon that will change any activities that are currently awarding Conquest to award Honor instead.
When BFA Season 1 begins, players will start earning Conquest as planned. At the same time, we’ll convert any unintended Conquest that players earned during the post-season to Honor or gold.
Additionally, new one-time PvP quests will get reset when BFA Season 1 begins. We want to make sure you can complete those quests to earn Conquest from them as intended. These quests are located in the same place where you turn in Conquest quests, so they should be easy to spot.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and we’re working to make the fixes and conversions as seamless as possible.
We look forward to everyone engaging with the new Conquest System upcoming in Season 1 of Battle for Azeroth! Click here to learn more.
Thank you! Flight Master's Whistle
Flight Master's Whistle will be upgraded to work in BfA zones when you unlock world quests. If you didn't play Legion or destroyed your whistle, you'll receive a new one that will work in Legion zones as well.
When you unlock Battle for Azeroth world quests, your Flight Master's Whistle gains the ability to work in the new lands. if you didn’t play Legion or destroyed your whistle, you will receive a Flight Master's Whistle that works in Legion and Battle for Azeroth zones.
I usually sim my characters to get the best possible results. I enjoy the process quite a lot and since I reached 120, I wanted to find out the best build of the spec. (Note, I didn't want to find out what to play, but rather how my own build fares in comarison.) I rarely mind a 1-2% difference. If it goes above 2%, I really mind a change. What this thread is about is mainly to bring something in the attention of those who help making the class guides, especially the talent choices. To my surprise, I was awed to find out that certain talents outperform previous "Standard" choices in the endgame, probably due to the stat squish.
The Frost go-to build (top dps) would probably be along the lines of <Icy Talons / Cold Heart - Runic Attenuation - Frozen Pulse - Gathering Storm - Breath of Sindragosa>. What I found out primarily was that after the removal of legendaries, Cold Heart severely underperforms at most given situations resulting in a major dps drop due to the low mastery. Gathering Storm also suffers from the same problem and most of the times, Frostwyrm's Fury is better overall. The biggest surprise of them all, however, was that Inexorable Assault overperforms quite a lot, and is the first reason why I made the topic. I then started simming with the above in mind and I came across a build that some would not consider on par with top dog builds around the meta, which is the use of Horn of Winter which overperforms both its other two options when using the Breath build. Talent Sim can be seen here. Another intresting thing, which I loved, was that the 2nd best build uses Obliteration as a lvl 100 talent and no other build surpassed it (Other than the first one, obviously). So, I encourage frost players out there to give their other, less common talents a try. To the class guide author(s), I believe that the two "underdog" talents will earn their spot in the class guides.
Thank you for your time reading this.
The hotfixes continue as we hit a 3-day streak, and we have the previously announced big Arms Warrior changes, dungeon fixes including XP issues with mixed groups of level 120 and lower, and the now standard massive amount of profession and quest fixes.
August 16 (source)
Fixed an issue where Ruinous Bolt would sometimes damage enemies that the player was not in combat with.
Warrior Arms 1 point of Mastery now increases Mastery: Deep Wounds damage by 10% (was 1%). Damage of all Arms abilities decreased by 14%. This excludes Arms Azerite Traits. Creatures and NPCs
Da White Shark has turned a new leaf and has fully renounced the fighting tactic of beating someone with another person's body. Players should now always be able to see the reward treasure chest after defeating Da White Shark in the Grand Bazaar. Slickspill in Stormsong should now be much easier to loot. John J. Keeshan has decided to once again wield his old bow instead of the bow of a certain warchief. Dungeons
Fixed a bug where a group of players below level 110, when partied with a level 110 player in a Legion dungeon, would receive heavily reduced experience. Fixed an issue that caused Alliance players who had completed The Pride of Kul Tiras to be unable to access Siege of Boralus. Fixed an issue that caused Horde players who hadn’t completed Zandalar Forever to be able to access Kings’ Rest. Clarified the error messages shown when attempting to zone in to Kings’ Rest or Siege of Boralus without meeting the requirements.
Salty Dog Crackers are now consumed on use. The Stormsteel Saber now has a level requirement of 120. Player versus Player
Steel Strongboxes now drop Dread Aspirant gear for all valid armor slots during the offseason. Factionally-aligned guards should no longer attack you for attacking members of the opposite faction. Call to Arms: Vol'dun will now correctly count Horde players slain while in Vol'Dun. Professions
The Forgotten Techniques of Kul Tiras/Zandalar items now properly restore recipes that were learned and subsequently unlearned. Fixed a bug preventing some Draenor profession books from properly teaching all introductory recipes. Archaeology Digsites in the Port of Zem’lan are no longer partially obscured from view. Cooking Crafting Swamp Fish 'n Chips should now give credit towards the achievements "The Zandalari Menu" and "The Kul Tiran Menu". Fishing Akan now teaches Battle for Azeroth Fishing. Quests
Fixed a bug that caused a few Tortollan quests in Stormsong Valley from awarding Tortollan reputation as intended. Completing "All Laid Out For Us" now awards its part of the Stormsong and Dance achievement. Upon accepting “Back to the Lab”, Raimond Mildehnall will no longer attempt to fight every enemy he sees while returning to the basement. Fixed an issue where the Lightforged Warframe used during "Dawn of Justice" was weaker than intended. Felecia Gladstone will now offer the remainder of her quests in Warfang Hold only once all her tasks for the Saltstone Mine have been completed. When unlocking World Quests in Zandalar and Kul’Tiras, Halford Wyrmbane or Nathanos Blightcaller will now give you a fresh Flight Master's Whistle if you left yours in the bank. Players are no longer stuck after abandoning “Into the Dunes” mid-flight. Scout Mckellis is now available at the turn-in location for "Powder to the People" and "One Man Against the Horde". "WANTED: Anchorface" should now be available to Alliance players before they unlock World Quests. "Wiccaphobia" should now proceed as expected for players who group up with other players on the quest. Players may now complete "Spell Bound" after first completing "So Long, Sister". Lucille Waycrest should no longer disappear for some players on "Of Myth and Fable”. Eligible party members now receive Azerite along with “Azerite Mining” quest credit when a member of the party interacts with an Azerite node. World
Fixed a bug preventing some Inns from granting rested experience to characters in War Mode. The Royal Treasury in Dazar’Alor is now flagged as a rested area. The second floor of the Snug Harbor Inn is now flagged as a rested area. The Flight Master's Whistle can now be used on the non-dungeon island of Tol Dagor. Previous Patch 8.0.1 Hotfixes
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