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Factions and Reputations in Legion!

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As with every expansion, Legion will bring with it a heap of new friends and allies to work with in the Broken Isles. We've given you the history of the different factions you'll be meeting, as well as guides on how best to gain reputation with them!

Court of Farondis

The Court of Farondis faction is led by Prince Farondis, a Highborne who lived under the rule of Queen Azshara. If we go back to the time of the War of the Ancients, we have a society where Queen Azshara ruled absolute. None of the Highborne challenged her, since she had the large majority trapped, either through power or affection, or both.

Prince Farondis was one of the few that truly realised what was going on. He acted as an advisor to the Queen, but his real role was as a Prince outside of the capital in Azsuna. As he watched the Highborne fall under Azshara and the Legion's power, he realised he had to do something about it.

He attempted to destroy the Well of Eternity and stop the demons coming into the world, but he was betrayed by one of his followers. A member of his court, Vandros, reported his plans to the Queen. She went on to punish him by destroying one of the Pillars of Creation, the Tidestone of Golganneth. 

The true punishment was what came after the destruction of the pillar; all the elves of Azsuna that lived under the Prince were cursed, never truly being able to pass on after death, instead forced to wander the land, forever seeking the embrace of truly dying.

If you want to find out more about the reputation itself and how to earn rep with them, check out our Court of Farondis guide!

The Dreamweavers

This faction is rather simple to explain, as long as you know what the Emerald Dream is. The Emerald Dream is essentially a spirit world, located on another "plane" of existence. It is home to the aspect of the Green Dragonflight, Ysera, and all of her children. The land in the Emerald Dream represents what Azeroth could have been, had there not been in the interference of its inhabitants. 

After a pact was made between Malfurion and Ysera during the War of the Ancients, the Druids of the world can freely move between the Dream and reality, pledging themselves to safeguard the Dream in return for their powers over nature.

The Dreamweavers are a group of druids that have worked together in Val'Sharah to keep the Emerald Dream safe.

If you want to find out how you will be gaining reputation with them in Legion, you can check out our Dreamweavers reputation guide.

Highmountain Tribe

The Highmountain Tribe are another faction that date back to the War of the Ancients; this is due to their ancestral leader, Huln Highmountain. He was chosen by Krasus to represent the tauren when fighting the Legion alongside the Night Elves, furbolgs and earthen. After the war had ended, Cenarius bestowed upon him a blessing which turned the horns of the tauren into antlers, the mark of the demigod.

Huln returned to his people as a champion and freed both his own people and the drogbar, their neighbours, from the reign of Deathwing. The region became known as Highmountain because of his bravery.

Fast forward to the present day and the drogbar and tauren are no longer living happily together. The drogbar king, Dargrul, has stolen the artifact which Huln used to free them all. This has caused a rift to form between the tauren tribes and one tribe, the Bloodtotem, have joined the Legion's forces.

If you want to find out how you'll be gaining reputation with them, check out our Highmountain Tribe reputation guide.

The Nightfallen

The nightborne were a race of night elves that were forced to feed from the Nightwell for sustenance; they fed off the Nightwell for centuries until the energy within became corrupted. This led to them slowly becoming unable to feed from anything else except the corrupted energy. In time, they became malnourished and began their transition into something known as the withered. These are fallen nightborne that have made the full leap into a mindless, corrupted creature. 

The Nightfallen are in the transitional period between nightborne and withered, not yet fully corrupted but they still have the change to become nightborne again if they can drink from the pure Nightwell once more.

If you want to find out more about the reputation, you can find it here in our Nightfallen reputation guide.

The Valarjar

These mighty warriors served Odin in life and now they serve him after death too; only the strongest of the Vrykul can become a Valarjar. They were once intended to fight and protect Azeroth from all of the threats it faces, but the ruler of Hellheim, Helya, cursed Odin and his warriors so that they could never leave the Halls of Valor once they had passed on to serve him in death.

If you want to find out more about the reputation and how you can earn it, check out our Valarjar reputation guide

The Wardens

As some of the most talented fighters in the Elven realm, the Wardens were tasked with hunting down demons and imprisoning them in the Vault of the Wardens, including Illidan Stormrage and his Demon Hunters. 

When Gul'dan attacks the Vault of the Wardens, he forces the Wardens to free the Demon Hunters in the hope that they might help to defeat the demons. The Legion forces win the battle and free countless incredibly dangerous demons.

The Wardens, at least what is left of them, now hunt the demons in the hopes of imprisoning them once more and freeing Azeroth from their threat.

If you want to learn how to gain Wardens reputation, you can read it here in our Wardens reputation guide.

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surprised to see not many, if any, mounts on the rewards pages for them. that was usually a thing with at least one or two of the factions. i feel i should like the high mountain tribe more than i do, all my toons that are possible are tauren, even my rogue is tauren (he's so stealthy you'll never see him though) but i think i like the wardens stuff the best. Im particularly interested in the legion pocket portal. I'm curious to play with it and see if it takes you anywhere fun or if its just a cosmetic thing. 

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It is good to see they have standardized the reputuation gain for all factions, which generally means do quests, world-events and dungeons and you will eventually reach exalted.

For players with limited game time, it's good to get reputation while levelling, doing other content, etc, and you don't have to get out of your way to get that low grinding rep :)

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5 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

surprised to see not many, if any, mounts on the rewards pages for them. that was usually a thing with at least one or two of the factions. i feel i should like the high mountain tribe more than i do, all my toons that are possible are tauren, even my rogue is tauren (he's so stealthy you'll never see him though) but i think i like the wardens stuff the best. Im particularly interested in the legion pocket portal. I'm curious to play with it and see if it takes you anywhere fun or if its just a cosmetic thing. 

I was pretty surprised by the lack of cosmetic rewards as well, especially on the mount front. Hopefully we'll see some in the future!

2 minutes ago, Tectonn said:

It is good to see they have standardized the reputuation gain for all factions, which generally means do quests, world-events and dungeons and you will eventually reach exalted.

For players with limited game time, it's good to get reputation while levelling, doing other content, etc, and you don't have to get out of your way to get that low grinding rep :)

Agreed! I love that you earn the reputations by simply playing the game, rather than having to go kill 1500 of X elite mob.

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4 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Agreed! I love that you earn the reputations by simply playing the game, rather than having to go kill 1500 of X elite mob.

yeah grinding mobs for hours upon end doesn't exactly = compelling gameplay  (why is diablo fun then?) especially a lot of the reps in the past had little to no quests associated with them so it was just mob slaughter for hours, remember farming black prince rep for cloak? pepperidge farm remembers. 

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5 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

yeah grinding mobs for hours upon end doesn't exactly = compelling gameplay  (why is diablo fun then?) especially a lot of the reps in the past had little to no quests associated with them so it was just mob slaughter for hours, remember farming black prince rep for cloak? pepperidge farm remembers. 

I remember doing the Emperor Shaohao rep and got it as the first group on my realm. It was hell farming that tbh

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

I remember doing the Emperor Shaohao rep and got it as the first group on my realm. It was hell farming that tbh

still not finished with mine, got to revered and said nope

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19 hours ago, demonardvark said:

still not finished with mine, got to revered and said nope

Should be a breeze with the new expansion gear, content from 2 Xpacs ago is ridiculously underpowered, so you will be able to dance through the timeless and just ravage those cows for exalted rep :)

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7 hours ago, Tectonn said:

so you will be able to dance through the timeless and just ravage those cows for exalted rep :)

How can anyone in their right mind not "like" this. 

I know not how it could be even thinkable.

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      DPS: Will consider all specs, but would love to add a dedicated Shadow Priest & Elemental Shaman.

      The Nitty Gritty
      If you're intrigued, please check out our wiki on the <Karma Horde> subreddit. This will give you a deeper dive into the raid team.
      https://www.reddit.com/r/FTH/wiki/tequilasundown

      Contact Us
      You can reach us on bnet: joat#1832 & lambkill#1856
      or Discord: joat#1832 & saever#4432
    • By Stan

      The latest Alpha Build added Blight - a new Mythic Keystone affix. Damage and healing done is increased when injured, and reduced when healthy.
      Blight is a new interesting Keystone affix added in Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26032. Damage and healing done is increased when injured, so it will be up to the healers to find the sweet spot between having party members deal more damage and dead, because healing a player to full health will not be efficient if your party wants to utilize the damage increase.
      Affix Description Blight Damage and healing done increased when injured, and reduced when healthy.
      Relentless is a second affix that might be added in Battle for Azeroth. It has been around for a while, but hasn't been implemented yet. When the affix is active, trash mobs are temporarily immune to Loss of Control effect, meaning they can't be feared, mind controlled, stunned, rooted etc. for a short period of time.
      Affix Description Relentless Non-boss enemies are granted temporary immunity to Loss of Control effects.
      We'll keep you updated about new affixes as they become available.
    • By Stan

      Battle for Azeroth goes back to standard weapon drops. Check out new faction-themed weapons from Warfronts!
      Warfronts in Battle for Azeroth drop faction-themed items and our first preview covers weapons!
      We datamined the following weapons related to Warfronts so far (Alpha Build 26032):
      Alliance
      Bows

      Daggers

      Guns

      Maces (1H)

      Maces (2H)

      Off-Hands

      Polearms

      Shields

      Staves

      Swords (1H)

      Swords (2H)

      Wands

      Horde
      Axes (1H)

      Axes (2H)

      Bows

      Daggers

      Guns

      Maces (1H)

      Maces (2H)

      Off-Hands

      Polearms

      Shields

      Staves

      Swords (1H)

      Wands

      Warglaives

    • By Stan

      The WoW MVP program will be moved to an application-based recruitment system soon. Existing MVPs should reapply for the process. Open recruitment begins early next week, after the President's Day holiday in NA.
      Blizzard (Source)
      <This is going to be a bit of a meta discussion, and not something focused on World of Warcraft, as a whole. Those of you who are active on the forums and among the other World of Warcraft communities will probably have more thoughts on this than those who visit the forums on rare occasion.>

      Hey guys!

      Over the past year we've had it on our plate to breathe a bit of life in the MVP program for World of Warcraft (you may have seen me mention it here and there, and I know the MVPs have been eagerly waiting for movement on this). After nearly a year of discussions, we're finally ready to start moving forward with a refresh of the MVP program for World of Warcraft!

      Most of our active posters here know that when the MVP program was founded, it's goal was to recognize active forums poster who contributed to our community through things like high-quality class guides or assisting and guiding new players with helpful information. While being active and posting in a constructive manner will still be something we take into account, we realize that we now live in a world with Icy Veins, Wowhead, Reddit, and numerous other communities that didn't necessarily exist at the onset of this project. This leads our MVP group to not being able to actively fulfill it's original purpose on our singular forums platform.

      All of this led us to think we needed to be realigning the purpose of the program slightly, as we want to more actively empower the group to engage in discussions with us on various community issues, happening on the forums and in our greater community. This would also include working to provide insight into community and gameplay feedback they may see around the community, with direct conversations between the WoW community team and the WoW MVP group as a whole on a regular basis, much as we do in our conversations with folks on Reddit, Discord, etc., something that hasn't been utilized to its best.

      To facilitate this, we will be moving the WoW MVP program to an application-based recruitment system, which will address a few concerns we have currently with the recruitment process, as well as letting us asked targeted questions to candidates during certain recruitment periods, and hopefully widening the audience. We expect to open recruitment early next week, after the President’s Day holiday, so be on the lookout for a thread if you're interested!

      Of note, these changes DO NOT affect any region or franchise outside of World of Warcraft in North America, and these changes also do not apply to our awesome Customer and Technical Support MVPs who do great things.

      We look forward to getting to work on the program and hearing your feedback!
      I hope this doesn't mean Crepe is losing his MVP status. I notice community MVPs are not listed as being spared these changes.
      We're asking the MVPs to reapply for the process, but we will be keeping everyone who is able to meet the newer standards going forward! 

      I wouldn't expect any of the familiar faces you know to go away unless it's their own choice.