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Brewfest will be overhauled in Patch 8.2 and while we don't know the exact details yet, Blizzard added mug icons for multiple Allied Races in the initial Build 30080, including the Vulpera. They confirmed no new Allied Races would be coming in Rise of Azshara, so we assume they're leaving them for .5 patches in Battle for Azeroth.

New Brewfest Icons

We've got new Brewfest icons for Dark Iron Dwarves, Lightforged Draenei, Highmountain Tauren, Mag'har Orcs, the Nightborne, Void Elves and the Vulpera.

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At the same time, Blizzard added Mechagnomes to the table of playable races in Patch 8.2, so we can speculate that Alliance counterpart of Vulperas will be them.

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You can check out our preview of the Vulpera here

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The Vulpera was speculated to be a Allied Race back in beta even, seeing them coming soon (™) isnt that much of a surprice to me. The "Goblin" version of Allied races instead of the Vulpera could just have been another of the goblin trading companies like the Venture CO or something alike so im happy with something different like the Vulpera even though im prob not going to bother leveling one or race swap.

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

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I was expecting something more like Jeeves and Mimiron, but this looks pretty darn nice.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

I was expecting something more like Jeeves and Mimiron, but this looks pretty darn nice.

Agreed, a bit disappointed they still got some fleshy bits.

I am more hyped for the Vulpera, since they would be the only truly "new" race of all the allied so far. I hope they use this opportunity to flesh them out some more.

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40 minutes ago, lChronosl said:

Agreed, a bit disappointed they still got some fleshy bits.

I am more hyped for the Vulpera, since they would be the only truly "new" race of all the allied so far. I hope they use this opportunity to flesh them out some more.

Yeah that would look better

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I was really hyped for this feature before release, but it seems to be getting a bit out of control. If they keep allied races coming in the current pace in a few expansions time we will have 40+ playable race in total and 20/faction! That's crazy and while they all had some nice introduction quest to them so far, they certainly don't have such an epic entry to the world as say pandas had (I'm not a fan of pandaren, but they had their own dedicated starting zone, lore, art, etc. to make them feel relevant). I don't know how will they try to develop the story of the races in the future, but they surely don't make it easy with such a multi-cultural setting.

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Mechagnomes are again, just another reskin of something that we got. Vulpera on the other hand is completely new. It uses the goblin skeleton but it looks 100% new. The better counter for that would be those snake people for alliance, the sethrak. 

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Hope we get something like the Mok'Nathal or the Broken one day. And if the leak is right, we might get a playable race based on the worgens (cat trolls a la Claws of Shirvallah)

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Vulpera seem to be like many other races that will be forgotten after recent expansion is over, they don't have anything interesting going on with them. Good for people wanting to play something small and (I guess) somewhat cute.

Many people seem to be hyped about them, but forums aren't to be trusted with, because also according to these same forums no one wanted and asked about void elves, they are the worst addition ever etc. Yet they are the 4th most played race on Alliance... Mechagnomes likely won't be popular, as even normal gnomes are one of the least played races. Vulpera probably more popular, but few people would end up maining them, unlike the cases with void and blood elves, which to this day remain popular.

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24 minutes ago, PatrickHenry said:

...dat racial tho

And visuals! Small part of playerbase cares about racials (even though that's what mainly affected faction balance in the beginning), but they also look better in transmogs than most of the other races, less clipping due to their posture etc.

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Currently in the game we have the following:

2 Versions of Humans (Alliance Only)

2 Versions of Dranei (Alliance Only)

2 Versions of Dwarf (Alliance Only)

2 Versions of Tauren (Horde Only)

2 Versions of Orcs (Horde Only)

2 Versions of Trolls (Horde Only)

1 Version of Pandarean (Neutral)

1 Version of Goblin (Horde Only)

1 Version of Gnome (Alliance Only)

1 Version of Worgen (Alliance Only)

1 Version of Forsaken Undead (Horde Only)

4 Variations of Elves (2 for the Alliance: Night Elves and Void Elves/ 2 for the Horde: Blood Elves and the Nightborne)

Do we honestly need another Allied Race?  To be honest I rather Blizzard focus on updating the character models and for some the animations for the Goblin, Worgen, Forsaken, and the Gnomes before contemplating on releasing a brand spanking new race anywhere in the near future.

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42 minutes ago, Ragingwolf said:

4 Variations of Elves (2 for the Alliance: Night Elves and Void Elves/ 2 for the Horde: Blood Elves and the Nightborne)

Do we honestly need another Allied Race?  To be honest I rather Blizzard focus on updating the character models and for some the animations for the Goblin, Worgen, Forsaken, and the Gnomes before contemplating on releasing a brand spanking new race anywhere in the near future.

Depends how you count it, we've also got 4 versions of humans in total (counting Worgen, since they are cursed humans) and Forsaken (only undead humans available to play). Yeah, some races could use more customisation options instead of adding it as "new races". At least elves are somewhat justified by "faction swap", giving playable model previously exclusive to that faction. Something like Lightforged or Highmountain technically isn't a new race. Neither are Kul Tirans, who aren't biologically different (with playables only offering a different body type) than other humans, just a different nation, like worgen/Gilneans.

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1 hour ago, Arcling said:

but they also look better in transmogs than most of the other races, less clipping due to their posture etc.

oh psh, who cares about spending 450g on a sweet xmog only to find out the one helmet is the size of the front end of a toyota carolla on your Cow's skull?

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Mehhhh.....

I just can't get behind the Vulpera.    Lorewise "Once upon a time, a few Vulpera helped a few Horde and Zandalari who got lost in the desert.    This was enough for King Anduin of the third reich to create Vulpera Purge squads."    

I wish I was joking, but that's literally the lore behind them joining the horde.     They are desert nomads, with no central authority figures (in fact, most have children's voices with the occasional young adult thrown in, there are no "old" Vulepera).    They have no cities, control no important territories, and their reasons for joining the horde are extremely sketchy.

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2 hours ago, Ragingwolf said:

Currently in the game we have the following:

2 Versions of Humans (Alliance Only)

2 Versions of Dranei (Alliance Only)

2 Versions of Dwarf (Alliance Only)

2 Versions of Tauren (Horde Only)

2 Versions of Orcs (Horde Only)

2 Versions of Trolls (Horde Only)

1 Version of Pandarean (Neutral)

1 Version of Goblin (Horde Only)

1 Version of Gnome (Alliance Only)

1 Version of Worgen (Alliance Only)

1 Version of Forsaken Undead (Horde Only)

4 Variations of Elves (2 for the Alliance: Night Elves and Void Elves/ 2 for the Horde: Blood Elves and the Nightborne)

Do we honestly need another Allied Race?  To be honest I rather Blizzard focus on updating the character models and for some the animations for the Goblin, Worgen, Forsaken, and the Gnomes before contemplating on releasing a brand spanking new race anywhere in the near future.

6 Versions of trolls since all elves are just mutations of trolls and mutations of other mutations

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I don't mind allied races, There could be a 100 for all I care. What I do care about though is, if a race is added make it relivant to the warcraft story and lore. Don't just add a race because it looks cool (plus a OP racial). Like someone said earlier, Panda ppl (IMO suck) but they have great lore and the story to back them up. As long as we get interesting races that expand the warcraft mythos Im all for it. 

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2 hours ago, Borgoff33 said:

6 Versions of trolls since all elves are just mutations of trolls and mutations of other mutations

Humans

     -Worgen

     -Forsaken

     -Kultiran

Zandalar Trolls ------Blood Trolls

    -Trolls (Forest, Ice, Jungle, and Sand)

        -Dark Trolls

            -Night Elves------Nightborne

                    * Blood Elves

                            *Void Elves

Dranei

    -Lightforged Dranei

Tauren

  - Highmountain Tauren

Mag'har Orcs

    -Orcs

Dwarves

   -Iron Forge

   -Wild Hammer

   -Dark Iron

Gnomes

     -Mechagnomes

Goblins

Pandaren

 

Not on the bullseye but close enough if we have to get 'technical' about the races of WoW.

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