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New events for this week include Wrath Timewalking and the Glowcap Festival micro-holiday.
Mythic Keystone Affixes
Raging Volcanic Tyrannical Weekly Quests
Below is a list of all relevant weekly quests that should be completed this week:
Fuel of a Doomed World and Invasion Onslaught (Argus weekly quests) reward 1,000 reputation with both Army of the Light and Argussian Reach. Unlocking Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves is gated behind Exalted reputation standing with both Argus factions. You can find more information here. Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons for "A Frozen Path Through Time" to receive a Seal of Broken Fate & Cache of Antoran Treasures (contains 1 piece of Normal difficulty Antorus loot). World Bosses
Assorted Dragonscale Bracers Drugon's Snowglobe Ettin Fingernail Giant's Handkerchief Snowdrift Bracers Vantus Rune Technique: Guarm Wax-Sealed Leather Bracers Matron Folnuna
This week's world boss is Matron Folnuna. Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for bonus rolls.
Accursed Defiler's Mantle Crown of Burning Resolve Essence of the Burgeoning Brood Fel-Absorbant Wristbands Frigid Earring Gauntlets of Barbaric Cruelty Gloves of Barbarous Feats Helm of the Vigilant Eye Imp-Overseer's Vest Nefarious Light-Step Slippers Shoulderguards of the Despondent Masses Vile Drifter's Footpads Waistguard of Fel Magics World Events
During Wrath Timewalking, you can get mounts like Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake from Skadi in Utgarde Pinnacle. Reins of the Infinite Timereaver has a chance to drop as personal loot from all Timewalking dungeon bosses. Auzin Items (Wrath Timewalking Quartermaster)
The Wrath Timewalking vendor is Auzin. He sells various items for Timewarped Badges. A full list of items from the quartermaster can be found here. Among the most notable are:
Items that upgrade heirlooms Weathered Heirloom Armor Casing Weathered Heirloom Scabbard Ancient Heirloom Armor Casing Ancient Heirloom Scabbard Timeworn Heirloom Armor Casing Timeworn Heirloom Scabbard Mounts & Vanity Items Bridle of the Ironbound Wraithcharger, Grizzlesnout's Fang, Will of Northrend and Hourglass of Eternity. Reputation Tokens Commendation of the Alliance Vanguard Commendation of the Argent Crusade Commendation of the Ebon Blade Commendation of the Horde Expedition Commendation of the Kirin Tor Commendation of the Sons of Hodir Commendation of the Wyrmrest Accord Items of Interest
Wrath faction quartermasters offer a wide variety of items you can buy, such as mounts or gear for transmog. We've highlighted the most interesting items below.
Is comprised of several factions and only The Silver Covenant has a quartermaster named Hiren Loresong. He is located in Icecrown and sells vanity items, but you also need to collect plenty of Champion's Seals to get them.
Reaching Exalted awards the The Winds of the North achievement.
Gnomish Magician's Quill Hammer of the Alliance Vanguard Plans: Titanium Plating Sawed-Off Hand Cannon Schematic: Mekgineer's Chopper Vanguard Soldier's Dagger Argent Crusade
Reaching Exalted awards The Argent Crusade achievement that's required for The Argent Champion. Don't forget to buy Tabard of the Argent Crusade at Friendly.
Boots of the Neverending Path Helm of Purified Thoughts Polished Regimental Hauberk Knights of the Ebon Blade
Reaching Exalted awards the Knights of the Ebon Blade achievement. Don't forget to buy Tabard of the Ebon Blade at Friendly.
Belt of Dark Mending Darkheart Chestguard Death-Inured Sabatons Reaper of Dark Souls Runeblade of Demonstrable Power Unholy Persuader Horde Expedition
The faction is comprised of multiple factions, but only The Sunreavers have a quartermaster named Vasarin Redmorn. You will need to collect enough Champion's Seals to get the items. Reaching Exalted awards The Winds of the North achievement.
Charged Wand of the Cleft Schematic: Mechano-Hog Sin'dorei Recurve Bow Warsong Punisher Warsong Shanker Kirin Tor
Reaching Exalted awards The Kirin Tor achievement. Don't forget to buy Tabard of the Kirin Tor at Friendly.
Boots of Twinkling Stars Flameheart Spell Scalpel Lightblade Rivener Mind-Expanding Leggings Robes of Crackling Flame Spaulders of Grounded Lightning Stave of Shrouded Mysteries The Sons of Hodir
Stalactite Chopper You can buy two mammoth mounts from Lillehoff in the Storm Peaks. Buying them awards the Ice Mammoth or the Grand Ice Mammoth achievement. The grand ice mammoth is a three-seater mount.
Reins of the Ice Mammoth Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth Horde
Reins of the Ice Mammoth Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth The Wyrmrest Accord
Reaching Exalted awards The Wyrmrest Accord achievement. Don't forget to buy Tabard of the Wyrmrest Accord at Friendly.
Fang of Truth Gavel of the Brewing Storm Reins of the Red Drake Cielstrasza is the quartermaster and she's located in Wyrmrest Temple. When you're here, you can also stop by at Sartharion in the Obsidian Sanctum for another free mount and a title if you haven't done that already. Don't forget to kill Sartharion with all three drakes up. He drops Reins of the Black Drake on 10-player mode and Reins of the Twilight Drake on 25-player mode.
Glowcap Festival (May 27)
Today, the sporelings of Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh hold their annual mushroom festival. Help them keep the great Fshoo alive as long as possible.
And here we have the official preview for the Drustvar zone in Kul Tiras, with the focus being on the lore aspects and geography of the zone itself. A misty land of witchcraft and rituals, let's take a look at what looms ahead.
In the land of Drustvar, the stalwart protectors of House Waycrest hold fast along the western border, but recently all contact with them has been lost. Travel beyond the frontier to learn of their fate and battle the resurgence of an ancient and terrifying enemy.
Drustvar is a region known for the tenacity of the soldiers who protect it. Long after the defeat of the mysterious Drust who once dwelled there, the descendants of Arom Waycrest and his people continue to eke out a living in this unyielding land. They are known throughout Kul Tiras as being a hearty, stoic, and deeply superstitious people, and would make keen allies in the fight against the Horde—but now it’s up to you to discover why they’ve gone silent.
Welcome to Drustvar.
When first arriving in Drustvar, you’ll be greeted by a dark and foreboding shoreline on the eastern border. Drustvar is a rugged land plagued by superstition, and signs of witchcraft are everywhere. The pathways through Glenbrook to Fallhaven are fraught with danger, so you’ll need to stay on your guard. Dark rumors swirl as to what may have befallen the Waycrest family—and if the Alliance has any hope of convincing the Kul Tirans to join them, you’ll need to untangle the mysteries that lay ahead.
Verdigris roofs and awnings adorn buildings of brick and wood, their amber window panes alight from within. The sea’s intrinsic role in Kul Tiran culture is reflected in the architecture, and anchors and other symbols of the sea decorate doorways and awnings.
A stygian pallor looms over the town of Fallhaven, reeking of mystical meddling. A large and ominous construct stands as sentinel in the center of town, and the townsfolk are . . . unresponsive. You’ll need to work diligently to break the curse on the town before you can make any progress toward getting to the heart of the troubles in Drustvar.
Cobblestone paths wind through the region and in and out of the various villages and towns. History and culture are deeply woven into the fabric of Kul Tiras, but so too are the workings of dark witches. Cursed and hopelessly twisted townsfolk and creatures work in servitude to these mystics’ machinations, set to a task you’ll need to decipher and put an end to—if you have the stomach for it.
Visitors to this region will need to rely on their wits, solve a few not-so-small issues the citizenry faces, and hopefully make some inroads with the people along the way.
There are more mysteries to unravel, and an ancient enemy is stirring in the land, causing a tremendous slew of trouble.
Take the Highroad
Traveling westward will lead to a large chain of rugged snow-touched mountains running from the northern border of the region to the southern Iceveil Glacier, nearly bisecting the region in two. Along Highroad Pass, you’ll come across various wildlife and creatures, including Chillwind Yetis who find the cold of the mountains to their liking and food sources plentiful.
The road is fraught with danger, but you’ll eventually arrive in the town of Arom’s Stand, which overlooks a valley to the west. A tribute to Arom Waycrest stands vigil even as the people here struggle against the darkness that has swept over the land.
Did you Know? Arom Waycrest was the first Lord of Drustvar, who helped his people overcome great opposition from a powerful enemy: the Drust. On the southwestern coast you’ll cross into the Crimson Forest. Various shades of red assail your eyes and bear witness to the veracity of the name. The town of Falconhurst sits on the coast, and as in your previous travels through the region, you’ll find this settlement is under siege by dark forces.
North of the Crimson Forest, the Ashenwood Grove bears witness to creatures adorned with fungi and strange creatures known as Fungarians patrolling the pathways. Farms dot the area and mines can be found dug into the mountainsides, but what should be bustling enterprises have ground to a halt as the witches’ special brand of pestilent creatures wreak havoc.
Each clue found and mystery solved only puts forth more questions as to what could be ultimately manipulating events in Drustvar. Perhaps you’ll find the source of the troubles within Waycrest Manor*—ancestral home of the Waycrest family who watches over Drustvar.
*Waycrest Manor is a 5-player dungeon in Drustvar.
A vast coastline surrounds Drustvar to the east, south, and west, where those brave enough can fish, boat, swim, and hunt for treasure. Inland, the mountains and forests provide a chance to hunt a variety of . . . interesting . . . creatures. To the north, the rolling hills and mountains of Stormsong Valley await, while eastward lies Tiragarde Sound—and even more opportunities to earn your way into the good graces of the Kul Tirans.
You can also check out more zone previews and everything else about the upcoming expansion in our Battle for Azeroth hub!
Hey guys, I'm doing a small study looking into why players chose to play in PvP realms and why others chose RP. It would be much appreciated if you all could just post a quick reply with a few words regarding why you chose which and your age (if you feel comfortable). Thanks you!
There's more alt space coming with Battle for Azeroth, as the character limit per server will go up by two, leaving the paltry 16 slots in the dust.
So thanks a lot to the new allied races and hopefully the number will grow as even more get added, especially the Zandalari and Kul Tirans (who unfortunately won't be coming immediately with BfA's release). For more info on all the upcoming allied races, check out one of these articles:
Allied Races Official Page Update: May 4 Dark Iron Dwarves & Mag'har Orcs Overview Dark Iron Dwarves & Mag'har Orcs Official Preview Kul Tiran & Mag'har Orc Heritage Armor Kul Tiran Customization Options Kul Tiran Druid Bear Forms Kul Tiran Druid Cat Forms Kul Tiran Druid Travel Forms Zandalari Troll Druid Forms Zandalari Troll Druid Forms Animations Zandalari Troll Shaman Totems
Enter now for your chance to win one of the 75 keys we are giving away!
The time has come for our beta key giveaway for the upcoming expansion, Battle for Azeroth! This post will have everything you need to not only enter the giveaway, but make sure that your entry has the best chance of winning one of the 75 keys we are giving out.
How to Enter
With the information that has been spreading through datamining and now on the beta servers, it's obvious something big is brewing for the home city of the Night Elves, so our contest will be sending you to Darnassus! In order to enter, you will need to have a level 1 Night Elf and bring it to Darnassus - specifically, The Howling Oak.
Once you have arrived, position yourself at the entrance on the first platform, as shown below:
Once you have done so, you should click on the in-game clock and then click the "Show Stopwatch" button that appears in the Clock window. This will show you an in-game timer that you'll need to use for the contest.
The objective is to follow a route through Darnassus and time yourself from start to finish, following the steps we have outlined in the instructions below. Once you have your time, you will then choose from one of five times in the poll at the top of this post; you should select whichever time is closest to the time you recorded while completing the run through Darnassus.
Users that selected the "correct" time will then be placed into a pool of players that will be eligible to win a key. The winners will be chosen at random from those that have selected the correct option in the poll. As long as you follow the route, there should be no issues with your time being too far off the average we found while running the route.
So, without further ado, let's get running!
Instructions for Route
Follow the steps below exactly as detailed in order to keep your time as close to ours as possible. There are a few things to note before starting your run:
Read the full instructions before starting your run. It will make things much easier for you. Use the WoW in-game timer. It's likely more reliable than your years-old egg timer. Stick to the path as much as you can on the map's route. We stayed in the middle of the path for the whole route, so cutting corners too often might ruin your chances. The red route on the map below should be followed as precisely as possible until you reach the Temple of the Moon, at which point you should follow the instructions for where to go. We typed out each emote in order to give players a fair chance in case they did not want to use macros for the emotes. You should do the same. When you see an "or" between two emotes, you can choose which one to do. We felt we would give an option for the Alliance players that wanted to show respect to their comrades, but also leave the possibility for Horde players to show their disdain for the Alliance. Here is a map of the route you will follow:
The steps for the route are as follows:
Start your timer. Emote with /salute or /spit at one of the guards next to you (you can do this at either guard, it does not matter). Follow the route around Darnassus until you reach the entrance to the Temple of the Moon. Enter the Temple, then turn left immediately and follow the path with lamps on either side that leads to a ramp guarded by two Sentinels. Once you reach the top of the ramp, turn right and follow the path until you reach Tyrande and Malfurion. Stop just before them. Emote with /bow or /laugh at Tyrande. Emote with /salute or /spit at Malfurion. Run through them and jump off the balcony into the water below. As soon as you land next to the statue of the fountain, stop your timer. Once you've got your first time, you can either try again and average your times, in case you felt you made a mistake, or you can enter with your first time. Come back to this page and select the option in the poll that you think was closest to your time for the route. Your entry will be your poll selection, so choose wisely and good luck!
Rules and Information
As for every contest, we have a set of rules that will apply for the duration of the contest:
The contest will finish as soon as the poll closes on Friday, May 25th, 2018. Users will be selected at random from the pool of players that choose the "correct" poll option. This will be done by a random number generator and we will not change the choices unless a user has broken one of the rules. You may only enter the competition once; if you attempt to enter with multiple accounts from the same IP, your entries will be void. Do not use any speed enhancement buffs, gear or mounts. You should complete the route at the running speed of a Level 1 Night Elf (any class) in their starter gear. Do not use any race other than Night Elf for the challenge; they have a passive increase to their movement speed that other races do not have. Good luck to all that enter and we hope you can come to appreciate the beauty of the city while completing the challenge (or scout out a few weak points for future battles if you will be returning as a Horde player)!
EDIT: The poll results that are displayed after voting should all be at 0 votes. Your vote is still counted, but we have done this to remove the possibility of users simply checking the results for an easy method of entering, rather than actually participating.