The World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2.5 introduces new worgen and goblin models. The basic shape of the hairstyles and ears are basically the same except more realistic color/brightness. In the video below, I show the before and after patch 8.2.5 models.
In World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2.5 the Orgrimmar Embassy and Stormwind Embassy have been changed. The faction leaders are no longer present there. Instead, the Pandaren leaders of the Alliance and Horde are present there for the appropriate embassy.
After “Save a Friend” you can click the Conch to recruit one of three Ally companions who will fight alongside you each day. These Ally companions may only get experience from the Ally daily quests. There are only 3 of these quests available per day, and reward 100 Experience each. Basically, 1 rank per day.
Ally companions can max up to Rank 30. At that point, each of the three Ally companions that reach level 30 reward a different mount. These are the quests available at different ranks.
With the Eternal Palace defeated, Blizzard Entertainment has made public the Raid’s Finale Cinematic. Azshara lays on the ground as Lor’Themar and Jaina close in for the kill, but Azshara expires with a I-Can’t-Believe-They-Have-Defeated-Me face.
At that moment, a mechanism falls into place, completing the circle circuit. A blast of light explodes outwards, shaking the ground, and the chains that held N’zoth imprisoned are shattered.
A huge eye is seen at the bottom of the prison, and after a flash of light, shadowy tendrils of “smoke?” dart out of the prison, slithering its way toward the platform to grab Queen Azshara’s corpse.
Azshara suddenly comes to life in horror, with a big surprised eyes. Azshara disappears out of view, engulfed by the shadows.
N’zoth proclaims: “All Eyes Shall Be Opened.” Read some points of views about what might come next for Battle for Azeroth, after the break.
These are the 8.2 Nazjatar World Quests for both the Horde and Alliance factions.
Work in progress.
Nazjatar Rare Elites Map has several Rare Elites throughout the zone that behave similar to what we experienced in Argus. Sometimes they show up in the zone map, and as you get closer to them the mini-map will make a ping sound and animation.
The numbers in the map correspond to the number in the list below the image. Clicking the name of the Rare Elite will open a YouTube video.
Note: TomTom coordinates available in the videos (launch the video by clicking the rare elite’s name).
Some of these Nazjatar rare elites drop pets, a few spawn only when a world quest to slay them is up, and some have extremely high respawn timers. A few of these rare elites spawn in multiple different locations, but don’t worry. I have marked the locations I encountered. For example, Sandclaw Stoneshell (which drops a pet) spawns in at least 7 locations throughout Zin-Azshari.
8.2 Nazjatar Rare Elites Map
This map shows the location of capturable Battle Pets (green) and those with a yellow icon found in Nazjatar. The map will be updated as new content is added by Blizzard.
The numbers in the map correspond to the Battle Pet name in the list shown below the image.
A few days ago, I looted an Arcane Reagent item named Strange Volcanic Rock: “Bring to a Pyroclasmic Arcanocrystal to charge it, empowering the Elemental Essence Amalgamator with the power of fire.”
I had no idea what it was for until I found a grey quest (meaning it is underground) in the mini-map while navigating through Nazjatar’s Azsh’ari Terrace. Inside a cave you can find The Laboratory of Mardivas. The quest with the same namesake is given by a floating book: Mardiva’s Tome of the Elements.
The Alliance and the Horde fell into a trap when Queen Azshara ordered the use of the Tidestone to part the waters above Nazjatar. Their ships crashed down upon the bottom of the sea. Now both factions and their allies have united to confront and put an end to Queen Azshara. Check out the quest videos below:
8.2 Nazjatar Questline Videos
Nazjatar is now available for testing in the World of Warcraft 8.2 PTR servers. The zone is immense in size taking me 1:45 to fully explore it, and there were definitely some areas I missed.
The zone is layered in low and high ground and felt a lot like an Argus 2.0. Elites are shown directly in the map and the mini-map. They also ping the mini-map. Definitely Argus 2.0.