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We've joined forces with exceL Esports to support their first WoW team!
With the MDI All-Stars event at Blizzcon just around the corner, we felt this was the perfect time to announce our partnership with exceL Esports and their Mythic+ team, exceL's Angels, the 2018 MDI winners!
exceL Esports has been a core part of the scene built around multiple games since 2014, fielding teams in League of Legends, Street Fighter V, and more. With the presence of their organisation continuing to grow, exceL picked up Kjell's Angels after they won the MDI back in June, making their first move into the World of Warcraft competitive scene.
The Managing Director of exceL Esports, Kieran Holmes-Darby, had this to say on the partnership, as well as the first goal for exceL's Angels:
Below, you can find the announcement video that exceL posted to their YouTube channel:
At the time of their acquisition and still to this day, the Mythic+ team consists of Divinefield, Cirra, Ashine, Dorullkjell and Herudra. With their stellar performance that led them to a win at the last event, we felt that the Angels would be a perfect match to bring new content to Icy Veins, in the form of Mythic+ guides.
Their strategies are no doubt effective and, after being tested at the top Mythic+ stage this Blizzcon, we will be working with the team to translate their efficiency and precision into guides that can help players of all levels to complete their Mythic+ dungeons and push to achieve the highest keys possible for their group.
In the run-up to the event in November, you can stay up-to-date on all things exceL by following them on their social media accounts, all of which are linked below:
Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Twitch / Website
Alongisde Icy Veins, exceL has also formed a partnership for their WoW team with Enthusiast Gaming, one of the top events, content and advertising companies in the gaming industry and the company behind the largest games expo in Canada, the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo. You can find out more about them at their website link below or on any of their social media accounts.
Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube
You can also keep on top of everything Angels-related by checking out the players themselves on Twitter and Twitch:
Divinefield (Tank): Twitch / Twitter
Cirra (Healer): Twitch / Twitter
Ashine (DPS): Twitch / Twitter
Herudra (DPS): Twitch / Twitter
Dorullkjell (DPS): Twitch / Twitter
Looking to the future, we hope that you will all join us in cheering for exceL's Angels at the All-Stars event next month and cannot wait to showcase the new guides we will be working on together!
Guild: Dawn of the Dead | http://www.dotd.org Faction: Horde | Server: Zul'jin (PvE) | Timezone: EST Current Progression: 4/8M Uldir We've been raiding max size raids continuously since WoW has been released and are the only guild to have done so here on Zul'jin. We have strong leadership, no drama, and plans to keep raiding for years to come. Unlike many guilds, we're not recruiting for the short term, and we don't over-recruit. Website: www.dotd.org
Raid Times: Our schedule is 8-11 EST Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Needs: We are a small guild, and we expect high attendance. As such, we recruit people to raid, and desire people who can step in and contribute immediately. We don’t recruit people to sit around, so all spots are for raiders who can expect to be in most every raid. We are currently looking to add skilled and reliable: Ranged DPS:
Medium: Mage, S.Priest, Boomkin
High: MW Monk
*ALL exceptional applicants will be considered regardless of the class. What we ask of you: Effort: Not all applicants come from highly progressed guilds, and that’s okay, but it does mean that you need to be prepared. We recruit the player, not the gear, but we do ask that you have some current experience and be a minimum iLvl of 370. You need to have the best gear available to you, (BoE, Crafted) with gems and top end enchants. You also need to be able to display an understanding of your class mechanics, role in a raid, and ability to learn new fights. Attitude: It’s a game. We play for fun. How you fit in with the guild is taken very seriously. We’re a bunch of mostly 18-30 guys and girls who have fun playing together. While we have a good time, we also know when it’s time to buckle down and work hard. Skill: The best way to determine skill is to see you in a raid. Because we don’t wish to have anyone transfer that we’re not serious about, be able to express your knowledge of your class and why you’re an exceptional player who would be an asset and is worth a shot. Gear will come with time. Skill will not. Impress us with your knowledge of your class and gameplay mechanics. Feel free to share any logs, theorycrafting, or other work you've done. Commitment: We make a commitment to you, and ask you to do the same to us. A raid takes a team of more than 20 individuals working together. We rely on you to show up to raids, research your class and new fights, respect your fellow players, and notify us when you are unavailable. You rely on us for gear, experience, and coordination. It's a large investment of our time to train and gear new players, and we ask the same investment on your part so that we can each benefit. We have a variety of informational resources available to prospective applicants on our web site: http://www.dotd.org-- please refer to our "Applications" forum for detailed information. Also feel free to visit us on WoWProgresss for more information and kill videos! http://www.wowprogress.com/guild/us/...wn+of+the+Dead Should you wish to speak to someone in-game, please don't hesitate to reach out to an officer directly, whisper Xanah (Xana#1662) or Jeare (Jeare#1759). We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Tides of Vengeance is available for playtesting and our hub contains all the latest information!
Welcome to our Tides of Vengeance hub. Here, you'll find all the latest information about Battle for Azeroth's first content patch 8.1. We will keep the hub updated throughout PTR testing with the latest coverage.
Patch 8.1 called Tides of Vengeance was pushed to PTR on September 21. Players are still unable to log in to the game right now (September 26). The patch will be released later this year.
This section contains contains the most recent coverage. Whenever there's a new PTR build, we'll move the previous builds down to the "Datamining Archive [PH]" section.
Patch 8.1 Build #28151
Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Overview Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Blood Elf Heritage Armor Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Marksmanship Hunter Changes Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Restoration Shaman Changes Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Marsh Hopper Mounts The Story of Varok Saurfang in Patch 8.1 Orc Running Animation Updated Patch 8.1 Content
Blizzard recently announced improvements to Azerite Armor acquisition from Mythic+. You can find more details here. Heritage Armor will be added for non-Allied Races; Blood Elves & Dwarves are first on the list. There's no reputation grind behind this. If you're at max level and Exalted with Ironforge/Blood Elves, you can start the quest and complete a scenario to get your Heritage Armor. Reputation Paragon for BfA factions is coming. Champions of Azeroth reputation will be made account-wide. Incursions are a new feature similar to Legion assaults. Darkshore Warfront (Night Elves vs Forsaken theme) The outdoor zone will be updated just like Arathi Highlands with new quests, rares, etc. War Campaign continues with the Alliance leading a direct strike at the Zandalari Fleet. We can expect two new raids in 8.1: Siege of Zuldazar is a nine-boss raid where the foe is the opposing faction. Alliance players will join Jaina and her forces to fight their way up to the pyramid to confront Rastakhan. Horde players will try to defend the pyramid, fighting Jaina in the High Seas as the final boss. Crucible of Storms is a two-boss raid located under Shrine of the Storm that hints at Queen Azshara. It's Battle for Azeroth's "Trial of Valor" raid. Allied Races: Kul Tirans and Zandalari Trolls will become available for gameplay after the Siege of Zuldazar raid. You can find more details about how to unlock them here. Two New Islands: Jorundall (Vrykul-themed Island) & Havenswood (Gilnean-themed Island) Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon Profession Changes New Scenarios Tyrande's Ascension - players will unlok new Night Elf Warrior customization options with dark eyes. Cooking Scenario with Nomi Unknown Tol Dagor Scenario Heritage Armor Scenarios Vol'jin's Story Continues - The Shadow Hunter is looking for answers s in 8.1 as he tries to figure out why he appointed Sylvanas for Warchief. Allied Races
You will be able to unlock Legion Allied Races faster in Patch 8.1.
Multiple Classes are subject to changes in Patch 8.1. These include Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Protection Warriors. So far, Blizzard outlined plans for Elemental Shamans. They haven't decided what to do with Protection Warriors just yet.
Elemental Shaman Changes Model Updates
Draenei totems received new models with a higher polygon count in 8.1.
Draenei Shaman Totems Model Update Interviews/Livestreams
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas unveiled Patch 8.1 on September 18.
Tides of Vengeance Livestream with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Tides of Vengeance Live Developer Q&A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Datamining Archive [PH]
As with previous patches, there's going to be a new PTR build every week and to keep things organized, we're going to post build overviews below.
Patch 8.1 Build #28048
Patch 8.1 Build 28048 Overview Patch 8.1 Build #27985
Patch 8.1 Build 27985 Overview Patch 8.1 Build 27985: New Creature Models Patch 8.1 Build 27985: New Paladin Animations Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Solo Queue for Legion Raids Enabled Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Dwarf Heritage Armor Preview Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Siege of Zuldazar Weapons Patch 8.1 Build #27826
Patch 8.1 Build 27826 Overview (Datamined Broadcast Text, Zones, Strings, Scenarios) *Spoilers* Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Vol'jin's Story Continues (Datamined Broadcast Text Analysis) *Spoilers* Patch 8.1 Build 27826: New Creature Models Patch 8.1 Build 27286: New Night Elf Warrior Customization Options Patch 8.1 Build 27286: New Druid Forms (Highmountain Tauren/Kul Tiran Moonkin Forms, Zandalari Aquatic Form) Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Kul Tiran Horse Racial Mount Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Nightsaber Mounts Patch 8.1 Build 27286: The Hivemind Mount Returns Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Vicious PvP Mounts Tides of Vengeance is Battle for Azeroth's first major content patch and we created a hub to keep track of everything.
Here's a preview of two toad mounts added in Patch 8.1 Build 28151.
Check out our Tides of Vengeance content hub for the latest Patch 8.1 information.
Toad mounts are finally coming in Tides of Vengeance, as Blizzard added two tints in the latest 8.1 PTR build. At this time, it's hard to tell the exact source of both mounts, but they could come from Glory of the Battle of Dazar'alor Raider or reputation paragon caches.
Blue Marsh Hopper
Yellow Marsh Hopper
The toad mount jumps while running and has a cool /mountspecial animation!
Game files also contain a green tint of the toad mount with no source indicated yet [PH].
Spawn of Krag'wa
Bellular's video series of guides for new and returning players comes to an end with the final installment about abbreviations and terminology used in World of Warcraft.
If you're new to the game and don't understand abbreviations used in chat or the game's terminology, check out the final video which covers most of them.
New and Returning Player Guides
Part One: What is World of Warcraft? Part Two: Character Creation Part Three: Movement & User Interface (UI) Part Four: Leveling Up & Mounts Part Five: Social Features & Communities Part Six: PvE Content Part Seven: PvP Content Part Eight: Additional Features Part Nine: Gearing Up & The Endgame