Ion: One thing I actually want to address, actually I thought of this while talking… I know a number of people who are wondering where Kul Tiran and Zandalari are? We have talked about them in the past, there‚Äôs an upcoming Allied Race. We’re not quite yet there in the story, but they’re very, very close.

I think in the events following the raid, that’s where this bond between our new allies and our factions will truly be forged, and where we’ll be able to recruit and bring the Kul Tiran and the Zandalari formally into our factions.

And now, if you’re worrying or wondering about this… you’re not going to have to Rep up with some new faction. If you are Exalted with the Proudmoore Admiralty or the Zandalari Empire, you’ve done the war campaign… that’s enough.

You’ve played through the story, you’ve earned their alliance, they will come join your faction; but that’s not going to happen until after the raid.

So when is this coming? The goal is, fingers crossed, this Tides of Vengeance update we want to have on the public test realm by the end of the week. And I know there will be datamining out there, people jumping onto the servers as soon as they go up, and this is a lot more that I didn’t even begin to touch on. There’s a lot of tiny changes, a lot of new art assets, things that you’ll be seeing soon; but we’re incredibly excited to share this with you.

And again, just to recap: we have a new warfront, two new raids, two new islands, island improvements, heritage armor for non-allied races, broader systems improvements and more. Can’t wait to see you on the public test realm, can’t wait for everyone to jump on, and check it out.

Again, thank you for tuning in, and we have a whole lot more to discuss in the future when it comes to Battle for Azeroth as a whole; but when it comes to the story, when it comes to the content in the game… we have every– we’re viewing the Legion patch plan as our template, and that’s what we want to carry forward.

We always want to make sure if the world is evolving, the story is evolving, the things you have to do in the game are evolving; and that the content is well paced.

Thank you for tuning in, and I’ll see you all later.

Coming Soon to PTR

Tides of VengeanceIncursionsHeritage ArmorWarfront: DarkshoreNew Islands
Siege of ZuldazarCrucible of StormsSystem ImprovementsAllied Races

1. Patch 8.1 Dev Update Transcript2. Dwarf Heritage Armor3. Blood Elf Heritage Armor

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