After the Q&A this morning, I couldn’t help rewatching the Battle for Azeroth cinematic. The smirks, Anduin (aka baby Brad Pitt) dropping his sword and then healing/rezzing his comrades, and the friggin’ BANSHEE QUEEN! You can’t deny it was an epic couple of minutes with outstanding animation – I absolutely loved the realism, especially seeing all their emotions including Anduin’s subtle smile after he drops that barrier and yells ‘FOR THE ALLIANCE! Talk about revving us up for the upcoming expansion and if they ever did a full movie of this quality?? Shut up and take my money!
Even though we don’t have an official release date, Battle for Azeroth will be released on or before September 21, 2018.
Declare Your Allegiance
Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion’s crusade—but even as the world’s wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove the hardest to mend. In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion sets off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a journey to recruit new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources, and fight on several fronts to determine whether the Horde or Alliance will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.
The good news is, pre-orders have opened so you’ll be able to start unlocking the four new playable Allied Races: the Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei, Void Elves, and Nightborne right away. However, the quest lines will only be unlocked if you have a level 110 character and have met specific questing and reputation requirements on the factions that each Allied Race is aligned with.
Hmm, so I was looking into creating a Lightforged Draenei but my Alliance toon is only 101 or so. The Nightborne might be fun to play (even after that entire Suramar questline) in about a year or so :P and the Highmountain Tauren looks cool but I don’t really play Taurens – apart from my extremely casual hunter. The standard edition will be AUD$69.95 (US$49.99) or $94.95 ($69.99) for the Digital Deluxe.
Digital Deluxe items will be available on or before the release date of the game. As usual, I’m most interested in the pet and free boost which I’ll probably use on a DK for the class pets. What are you most excited about? I’ll be getting the Digital Deluxe since I haven’t bought a Collector’s Edition since Wrath and Cata.