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The Burning of Teldrassil intro is now available on Battle for Azeroth Alpha. The most recent build added a portion of the scenario that results in the Battle for Lordaeron.
The Burning of Teldrassil Intro
It all starts with Anduin offering the initial quest in Stormwind Keep.
A Short-Lived Peace
As the Legion's presence wanes from our world, a new threat has arisen. It is with a heavy heart that I must ask you to lay your life down for the Alliance once more.
I have received a disturbing message from our operatives stationed in Orgrimmar. It seems that the Warchief has already began spinning the gears of war.
I await your arrival at Stormwind Keep to discuss matters further.
You, as my father's champion, have fought bravely in the name of the Alliance time and time again. For that, I owe you a great debt of gratitude.
The Horde Uprising
Reports have indicated that the Horde is mobilizing an army towards Silithus. Given the potential that azerite has to change the face of war, it should come as no surprise that the Warchief would want to lay her claim on it.
The only surprise is that it has begun so soon. The Horde and the Alliance have both suffered unimaginable losses on Argus.
Speak with Mathias Shaw. I want you to oversee Stormwind's presence in Silithus.
<Master Mathias Shaw appears>
A Disturbance in Ashenvale
The Horde! They diverted at the North fork of the Barrens! They have marched on Ashenvale!
Most of Malfurion's troops have already set sail for Silithus, but Darnassus has sent its city guards to help reinforce Astranaar. Their captain goes by the name of Delaryn Summermoon.
Find her, <Player Name>. Hold the city for as long as you can. King Anduin and I will send a fleet as soon as we can muster.
Now you must take the boat to Darnassus from Stormwind Harbor and fly from Rut'theran Village to Astranaar. Once you enter Astranaar, you'll see the village on fire and notice a bunch of Night Elf corpses that have been poisoned by Rogues.
The Light of Elune
My sisters lie slain on the soft earth of Ashenvale. We are trained to expect losses in battle, but I have never seen something so horrific -- something so -- cowardly. The Horde have sunk to a new low in this war.
We do not have time to grieve, but we are not savages as the horde have proven to be.
Please, <Player Name>, will you help me say a prayer to Elune so that we may honor the fallen? Their wisps deserve the light of her blessing.
The next step is to honor the bodies of the fallen soldiers in Astranaar. This quest is really simple. All you need to do is to click six corpses.
A Soft Glow
This light of the wisps... it is all around us. Why does the forest awaken?
I hear... something. That sounds -- could it be our Shan'do?
Quickly, <Player Name>, Malfurion beckons!
You go to Twilight Vale, where you find fallen Orgrimmar Raiders, Sylvanas and Malfurion. Malfurion roots everyone and the Horde soldiers try to rush through the wall of wisps and attack, but get killed in the process.
Malfurion informs you that you can pass through the wall unharmed while Sylvanas escapes.
The Warchief has come for us. I knew this day would come.
Our forces have been gathered in Darnassus, though many of them have already set sail for Silithus. Meet with Shandris Feathermoon and alert her of the Warchief's presence.
Elune be with you, <Player Name>.
<Captain Delarym Summermoon appears>
You learn that most of the Alliance troops have been sent to Silithus and the Alliance may be outnumbered and not able to defend Teldrassil. Go to Darnassus and find Shandris Feathermoon to tell her that the Horde have invaded Darkshore.
The intro ends here, with the requirements to mount a fey dragon and slay 50 Horde soldiers.
You can visit the Barber Shop and change your skin color for 300 Gold and 54 Silver in Battle for Azeroth.
The option to alter your skin color is only available to older races and the four Allied Races right now on Battle for Azeroth Alpha. We tried Humans, Orcs and Void Elves. All races could change their skin color for 300 Gold and 54 Silver.
We noticed that Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag'har Orcs were not able to change their skin color in the Barber Shop for now. The option wasn't there. Hopefully, it's just a bug that will be fixed in a future build, because both Allied Races just became available for playtesting on Alpha.
Who We Are
Tequila Sundown is a mythic raid team formed within the <Karma Horde> guild on US-Stormreaver. Lead by a husband/wife team with high-level raiding experience dating back to WotLK, we're a "positively determined" progression team that maintains a light-hearted atmosphere while tackling mythic difficulty content. We're mature adults with jobs and family seeking like-minded players who have a passion for the game but want to avoid the needless angst or drama that often gets associated with progression raiding. We log on to have fun - so come have some fun with us!
A Team Within a Community
Our raid team is one of three within the larger guild of <Karma Horde>, which was formed back during WotLK. As such, the guild and Discord are very active and social. There are always people around online and in-game. The community atmosphere is welcoming and friendly to players of all levels. The guild enforces a Code of Conduct that has zero tolerance for hate/offensive speech.
We are always looking to add players with a friendly personality and lots of passion for the game. We want players who are going to log in on non-raid nights and be down for all the other things we're into: pushing mythic+, doing world quests, PVP shenanigans, achievement hunting, hyper-competitive fishing.. there's so much to do and so many ways to enjoy the game. This is our favorite hobby and we'd like to play with you if it is yours, too.
We are 6/11 Mythic, Heroic AOTC Antorus progression.
We strive for a fun environment that takes the challenges of mythic seriously and giving the content the respect it deserves. Our aim is, as all mythic teams, full clear of content but with always keeping the friendly spirit of camaraderie alive. Performance matters, but so does staying positive and finding the fun in the difficulty of a raid. We do not require mythic raid experience to join our team but we do expect mythic-level dedication and accountability from all of our raiders. You must be able to take constructive criticism and have ownership over your level of play, and be willing to put in the effort to be a contribution to the team.
Our mandatory raids are:
Tuesdays 8:45pm PT - 11:45pm PT
Thursdays 8:45pm PT - 11:45pm PT
Sundays 8:45pm PT - 11:45pm PT
Sundays are for farming the previous raid difficulty.
Healer: We need to add a healer to our core. Holy Paladin preferred.
DPS: We are looking for DPS with the gear/experience to contribute immediately. Will consider all specs but we currently lack a dedicated Mage, Elemental Shaman, and Windwalker Monk. Bonus points for good healing offspec.
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:
You can reach us on bnet: joat#1832 & lambkill#1856
or Discord: joat#1832 & saever#4432
Redditor krainz noticed that the novel's description has been updated with more details about Azerite and the conflict. Before the Storm is an official prequel novel to Battle for Azeroth written by Christie Golden.
The novel will be available starting June 12, 2018 and here's the updated description taken from Amazon:
A new Alpha Build went live yesterday and we have a bunch of Monk changes. Windwalkers gained some Brewmaster talents, there's a new single-target Vivify for both specializations, and Soothing Mist can no longer be cast while moving.
We also updated our Battle for Azeroth Class Changes to correspond with all changes listed below. We looked at two new Allied Races, racial nerfs and new Azerite traits earlier today!
Astral Communion (level 90 talent) removed. New Moon is a new level 90 talent. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Starlord Warrior of Elune Force of Nature 30 Tiger Dash Renewal Wild Charge 45 Feral Affinity Guardian Affinity Restoration Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Stellar Flare Incarnation: Chosen of Elune 90 Shooting Stars Blessing of the Ancients New Moon *new* 100 Nature's Balance Stellar Drift Fury of Elune Feral
Elune's Guidance (level 100 talent) removed. Feral Frenzy is a new level 100 talent. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Blood Scent Predator Lunar Inspiration 30 Tiger Dash Renewal Wild Charge 45 Balance Affinity Guardian Affinity Restoration Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Jagged Wounds Incarnation: King of the Jungle 90 Sabertooth Brutal Slash Savage Roar 100 Moment of Clarity Bloodtalons Feral Frenzy *new* Restoration
Moment of Clarity (level 100 talent) removed. Photosynthesis is a new level 100 talent. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Abundance Prosperity Cenarion Ward 30 Tiger Dash Renewal Wild Charge 45 Balance Affinity Feral Affinity Guardian Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Cultivation Incarnation: Tree of Life 90 Inner Peace Stonebark Spring Blossoms 100 Photosynthesis *new* Germination Flourish Hunter
Serrated Shots (level 15 talent) removed. Serpent Sting is a new level 15 talent. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Master Marksman Serpent Sting *new* A Murder of Crows 30 Careful Aim *new* Volley *new* Explosive Shot 45 Trailblazer Natural Mending *new* Camouflage 60 Steady Focus Streamline *new* Hunter's Mark *new* 75 Born To Be Wild *new* Posthaste Binding Shot 90 Lethal Shots *new* Barrage Double Tap *new* 100 Calling the Shots *new* Lock and Load Piercing Shot Monk
Brewmasters now have access to Vivify (Single-target heal). Tiger's Lust is now a level 75 talent (down from 30). Mystic Vitality is now a level 30 talent (up from 75). Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Burst 30 Celerity Mystic Vitality Chi Torpedo 45 Light Brewing Gift of the Mists Black Ox Brew 60 Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Summon Black Ox Statue Ring of Peace 75 Healing Elixir Tiger's Lust Dampen Harm 90 Special Delivery Rushing Jade Wind Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox 100 High Tolerance Elusive Dance Blackout Combo Mistweaver
You must now remain stationary while channeling Soothing Mist. Moving interrupts the channel. Zen Pulse (level 15 talent) removed. Mist Wrap is now a level 15 talent (up from 45). Mana Tea is now a level 45 talent (up from 100). Diffuse Magic is now a level 30 talent (up from 75). Tiger's Lust is now a level 75 talent (down from 30). Essence Well is a new level 100 talent. Rising Thunder (level 100 talent) removed. Rising Mist is a new level 100 talent. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Mist Wrap Chi Wave Chi Burst 30 Celerity Diffuse Magic Chi Torpedo 45 Lifecycles Spirit of the Crane Mana Tea 60 Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Song of Chi-Ji Ring of Peace 75 Healing Elixir Tiger's Lust Dampen Harm 90 Summon Jade Serpent Statue Refreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane 100 Essence Well *new* Focused Thunder Rising Mist *new* Windwalker
Windwalkers now have access to Vivify (Single- target heal). Healing Elixir (level 30 talent) removed. Diffuse Magic is now a level 30 talent (up from 75). Chi Torpedo is now a level 30 talent (up from 75). Power Strikes is now a level 100 talent (down from 75). Fist of the White Tiger is now a level 45 talent (up from 60). Tiger's Lust is now a level 75 talent (down from 30). Tornado Kicks (level 60 talent) removed. Tiger Tail Sweep is a new level 60 talent. Combo Breaker (level 60 talent) removed. Summon Black Ox Statue is a new level 60 talent. Ring of Peace is no longer baseline, but available as a talent at level 60. Dampen Harm is a new level 75 talent. Wind Strikes (level 100 talent) removed. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Burst 30 Celerity Diffuse Magic Chi Torpedo 45 Ascension Fist of the White Tiger *new* Energizing Elixir 60 Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Summon Black Ox Statue *new* Ring of Peace *new*
75 Inner Strength *new* Tiger's Lust Dampen Harm *new* 90 Hit Combo Rushing Jade Wind *new* Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger 100 Power Strikes Whirling Dragon Punch Serenity Priest
Power Infusion (level 90 talent) removed and has no replacement now > Coming Soon! Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Fortress of the Mind Shadowy Insight Shadow Word: Void 30 Mania Body and Soul San'layn 45 Twist of Fate Misery Dark Void *new* 60 Last Word *new* Mind Bomb Psychic Horror 75 Auspicious Spirits Shadow Word: Death Shadow Crash 90 Lingering Insanity Mindbender Coming Soon! 100 Legacy of the Void Void Torrent *new* Surrender to Madness Rogue
Dispatch (level 15 talent) has been renamed to Blindside. Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Master Poisoner Elaborate Planning Blindside 30 Nightstalker Subterfuge Master Assassin *new* 45 Vigor Deeper Stratagem Marked for Death 60 Leeching Poison Elusiveness Cheat Death 75 Internal Bleeding Iron Wire Prey on the Weak 90 Venom Rush Toxic Blade Exsanguinate 100 Poison Bomb *new* Hidden Blades *new* Crimson Tempest Previous Talent Changes
We're covering talent changes every Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build. Here's a history of our previews so far:
Alpha Build 26433 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26367 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26310 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26287 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26231 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26175 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26131 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26095 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26032 Talent Changes Alpha Build 25976 Talent Changes