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World of Warcraft 8.1.5 - Zandalari, Kul Tirans & Wintergrasp Making a Comeback - MMORPG.com

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World of Warcraft's Public Test Realm has been updated for players to try out patch 8.1.5 that contains some fantastic new additions to Battle for Azeroth. Of particular note is the arrival (FINALLY) of the Zandalari and Kul Tiran Allied Races. In unexpected news, developers have announced that Wintergrasp will be joining the Epic Battleground Queue -- a player favorite from Wrath of Lich King.

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 31,351
    Oh...WINTERGRASP! That's actually great news and the first thing in months that piqued my interest in WoW! :)
    swaghole

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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCMember RarePosts: 4,124
    They make professions into a bad joke and yet they put in quests as if that adds meaning to something they more or less stripped from the game.

    Suzie is it sad that something 6 yrs or so old is what has you interested?

    Good to see that the allied races are finally going in. If I was playing would love to make a fat beer drinking Kul Tiran.
    Zenislav
  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 31,351
    Oh @parrotpholk it IS sad, but I still love that it's coming back. :)

    The profession quests from what I understand are designed to make them as viable as gathering but we all know how that's gone in the past!

    At least with the Zandalari coming I can finally use my stockpile of gold to race / faction change my Nelf Druid. :)

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  • halfmystichalfmystic Gainesville, FLMember UncommonPosts: 237
    Eh..

    I'm playing WoW currently but I can't say this news excites me really. Another allied race to level from 20 to 120 and an old battle ground. 

    Okay.
    natpickMargrave
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 5,628
    edited January 8
    Acti-Blizz's new slogan needs to be "Better late than never" Most of this expansion so far has been mostly QoL stuff that either should've been in the expansion at the start or in the game 5+ years ago (yeah I'm talking to you rep 'update').
    Post edited by Albatroes on
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  • Viper482Viper482 Somewhere, FLMember EpicPosts: 2,236
    Reverse the GCD changes and I'll think about it
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  • KalebGraysonKalebGrayson Harrisburg, PAMember RarePosts: 419
    edited January 8
    Imagine starting Burning Crusade and there being no Draeni or Blood Elves until the equivalent of 8.1.5. lol BFA is a disaster. Hope they are all aboard on the next expansion.
    Post edited by KalebGrayson on
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 5,628


    Imagine starting Burning Crusade and there being no Draeni or Blood Elves until the equivalent of 8.1.5. lol BFA is a disaster. Hope they are all aboard on the next expansion.



    Better yet, they were rep gated as well.
  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCMember RarePosts: 4,124
    Imagine starting Burning Crusade and there being no Draeni or Blood Elves until the equivalent of 8.1.5. lol BFA is a disaster. Hope they are all aboard on the next expansion.
    It is my belief that they will go all out with the next expansion.  They could have milked this cow for 10 more years but will manage to make it a 2 legged, no milk giving cow in the next year.  

    I hold to my previous comments that the old Blizzard is dead and gone but I also think that they horrible year that was 2018 will motivate them to at least try and make whatever comes next the last gasp ultimate experience.
  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember EpicPosts: 2,714

  • GameolioDanGameolioDan SydneyMember UncommonPosts: 47
    .... Wintergrasp in the BG queue ....... at last! :)
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  • KooturKootur Lynchburg, VAMember UncommonPosts: 312
    Feel like wow is just doing the same thing over and over agin. Where is the innovation?
  • natpicknatpick stockton/ u.kMember UncommonPosts: 240
    all blizzard need to do is take a step back,read some feedback and take a long look at what is going wrong,this is what most of us would do right?well blizz wont there just keep making poor decisions.
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  • XingbairongXingbairong SofiaMember RarePosts: 802




    Imagine starting Burning Crusade and there being no Draeni or Blood Elves until the equivalent of 8.1.5. lol BFA is a disaster. Hope they are all aboard on the next expansion.

    It is my belief that they will go all out with the next expansion.  They could have milked this cow for 10 more years but will manage to make it a 2 legged, no milk giving cow in the next year.  

    I hold to my previous comments that the old Blizzard is dead and gone but I also think that they horrible year that was 2018 will motivate them to at least try and make whatever comes next the last gasp ultimate experience.



    I believe that they will try really hard as well for no other reason, but the fact that WoW is basically Blizzard... I know that games like Diablo and Warcraft(even lost vikings) created Blizzard, but WoW has become the flagship and if they abandon it, it kinda feels like all their IPs will burn down with WoW.
    I'm confident that the next expansion will be better than this one because they finally learned that no one wants to farm AP crap... that's why they are basically removing it(hopefully) later in this expansion.

    One major issue they will probably face is the story... I can't see it going anywhere. Perhaps abolish Horde/Alliance and make mix race alliances... at least the current plot makes it possible.

    Sigh the more I think about it the more depress I get because I realize that it's almost impossible to make WoW good again after Legion and BfA...

    Well we will have Vanilla soon at least.
  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember UncommonPosts: 2,245
    edited January 9

    Good to see that the allied races are finally going in. If I was playing would love to make a fat beer drinking Kul Tiran.



    Until you saw what you had to do to unlock them. Pick a toon that you don't really want to get attached to because it isn't your 'main', then complete 99% of the content to unlock your main, so that you can face the exact same content you just played ad nauseum to unlock the actual character you wanted to play from the start. <---- My biggest gripe about this expansion.
    Post edited by Zorgo on
  • DatastarDatastar Austin, TXMember UncommonPosts: 277

    Zorgo said:





    Good to see that the allied races are finally going in. If I was playing would love to make a fat beer drinking Kul Tiran.






    Until you saw what you had to do to unlock them. Pick a toon that you don't really want to get attached to because it isn't your 'main', then complete 99% of the content to unlock your main, so that you can face the exact same content you just played ad nauseum to unlock the actual character you wanted to play from the start. <---- My biggest gripe about this expansion. </div>


    This is ultimately what drove me away as well, just a tedious awful grind when really the only excitement was to play the new races, utter shame.
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Not In ESOMember EpicPosts: 3,130
    Albatroes said:
    Acti-Blizz's new slogan needs to be "Better late than never" Most of this expansion so far has been mostly QoL stuff that either should've been in the expansion at the start or in the game 5+ years ago (yeah I'm talking to you rep 'update').
    Well I have it on good authority, i.e. I just made it up, that they had the races all ready to go at launch but their dog ate the code.

    And I guess I'm the only person here that hated wintergrasp. To me it was the turning point for Wow BGs no longer being fun.


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  • BarelyEinsteinBarelyEinstein SLC, UTMember UncommonPosts: 204
    My friend died yesterday, we played together since launch and I just can't imagine playing without him. I'm kinda lost.
  • ThaneThane berlinMember RarePosts: 3,155
    not sure why they keep adding pvp battlegrounds, when they promised war on a world scale base.
    this pve they gave us instead for warfronts, was just annoying.

    but hey, there need to be games for pve players too, ait? bc there are sooooo little, poor pve players

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  • nastilonnastilon Ames, IAMember UncommonPosts: 70
    I would resub to play a Zandalari druid. I will not resub to grind reputation on a different character I do not want to play, in order to play as said character.

    I find the whole notion of reputation-gated races to be the height of customer-disrespect.
    MisterZebub
  • hallucigenocidehallucigenocide SwedenMember UncommonPosts: 964
    edited January 9
    Albatroes said:
    Acti-Blizz's new slogan needs to be "Better late than never" Most of this expansion so far has been mostly QoL stuff that either should've been in the expansion at the start or in the game 5+ years ago (yeah I'm talking to you rep 'update').
    Well I have it on good authority, i.e. I just made it up, that they had the races all ready to go at launch but their dog ate the code.

    And I guess I'm the only person here that hated wintergrasp. To me it was the turning point for Wow BGs no longer being fun.
    we had guilds on both sides dedicated to wintergrasp back in the day so that was a ton of fun because it was never as one sided as i imagine it can be on servers where they just do it casually.

    was pretty excited about the Kul Tiran race til i saw that awful heritage armor.

    Post edited by hallucigenocide on

    I had fun once, it was terrible.

  • KalebGraysonKalebGrayson Harrisburg, PAMember RarePosts: 419
    My friend died yesterday, we played together since launch and I just can't imagine playing without him. I'm kinda lost.
    Very sorry for your loss.
  • Train-WreckTrain-Wreck Member CommonPosts: 4

    nastilon said:

    I would resub to play a Zandalari druid. I will not resub to grind reputation on a different character I do not want to play, in order to play as said character.



    I find the whole notion of reputation-gated races to be the height of customer-disrespect.



    Rep gating the allied races is a complete garbage idea. As someone who did the rep grind on the Horde side, I am having a really hard time getting motivated to do any kind of rep grind on my Alliance toon and I really want to level up a Kul-Tiran.
  • AlmostLancelotAlmostLancelot Member UncommonPosts: 105
    Too little, too late.
  • esc-joconnoresc-joconnor TokyoMember RarePosts: 909
    edited January 10

    Albatroes said:





    Imagine starting Burning Crusade and there being no Draeni or Blood Elves until the equivalent of 8.1.5. lol BFA is a disaster. Hope they are all aboard on the next expansion.






    Better yet, they were rep gated as well.


    There were the other 6 allied races that came out at launch. They are just reskins, but with enough actual changes to make them worthwhile in my opinion. I'm an altaholic, so I think they are made for people like me. :D


    Kootur said:

    Feel like wow is just doing the same thing over and over agin. Where is the innovation?


    I don't know what company you are thinking of, this is Blizzard, they are known for polish, not innovation ;) Don't know how long that will be true though XD


    Zorgo said:





    Good to see that the allied races are finally going in. If I was playing would love to make a fat beer drinking Kul Tiran.






    Until you saw what you had to do to unlock them. Pick a toon that you don't really want to get attached to because it isn't your 'main', then complete 99% of the content to unlock your main, so that you can face the exact same content you just played ad nauseum to unlock the actual character you wanted to play from the start. <---- My biggest gripe about this expansion.


    I'm of mixed mind on this. I think the things you have to work for you appreciate more. And the Allied Races I think are slightly better then the standard ones, another kind of progression I guess. The trip to level up the second character is a lot quicker than the first, less than half time maybe? A lot of things start unlocked, Incursions, Island Expeditions, unlocked outposts.

    What I think they messed up is the heritage armor. You loose it if you level boost AT ALL, one level from recruit a friend? Gone. Pay Blizzard 80 bucks to boost. Gone. How are those good business decisions? I think they only unlock one of the datamined colours currently, so how about giving you one colour with your new race, give you another one for reaching 120, and a bonus one for doing it with no boosting maybe?

    Looking at how Activision is treating all of Blizzards other games I wonder how WoW will end up. Maybe instead of promoting a programmer or artist to management they should hire some kind of product management consultant or something. Or do they have courses on getting clues? XD
    Post edited by esc-joconnor on
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