World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth |OT2| Bless Your Heart

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida


Welcome to the Battle for Azeroth OT2! Celebrating the launch of 8.2 and on! Azshara awaits….



-Patch 8.2 launches on June 25th! (8.2 Patch Notes)

-8.2 raid info:
Raid bosses: 8
Difficulties: Raid Finder, Normal, Heroic, Mythic
Level: 120
Raid Finder Minimum Item Level: 380

-Raid Unlock Schedule:
July 9 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
July 16 – Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Abyssal Commander Sivara, Blackwater Behemoth, Radiance of Azshara)
July 30 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Lady Ashvane, Orgozoa, The Queen’s Court)
August 13 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Za’qul, Queen Azshara)
-WoW Classic Launches on August 27th, 2019 (Link to Classic OT incoming when available)



-Patch 8.0 (Patch Notes)
BFA launch
Burning of Teldrassil, Battle for Lordaeron
Uldir
Introduction of Mag’har Orcs and Dark Iron Dwarves
Stromgarde Warfront and Island Expeditions
Not Mists 2.0

-Patch 8.1 / 8.1.5 (8.1 Patch Notes) (8.1.5 Patch Notes)
War Campaign continues
Zandalari and Kul Tirans recruited into the Horde / Alliance
Battle for Dazar’alor
Crucible of Storms
N’zoth stirs, Azshara schemes, and Knaifu Xal’atath manipulates
Darkshore Warfront and MORE Island expeditions!

-Patch 8.2 (Patch Notes)
Azshara’s Eternal Palace raid
New Zones: Naz’jatar and Mechagon
Heroic Stromgarde Warfront
More Old God shenanigans!
Continued War Campaign!
Mount equipment!
Pathfinder 2.0! FLYING in Zandalar, Kul Tiras, and the two new zones! Plus a free mount!
MORE NEW ISLANDS!




WoWERA Discord
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The former WoWERA discord isn’t really WoW focused anymore and is more of a generalized chat room. This one will be dedicated to World of Warcraft (with OT areas if people need them) and will be run by someone currently playing the game. The content allowed will be very similar to what ERA would allow and moderated as such.

In Game Communities:

NA HORDE:
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**Same as the discord - this relaunched community will be handled by myself as I am currently playing the game and able to moderate as needed.

NA ALLIANCE
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The NA Alliance community is managed by Jag so please reach out to them with any questions/concerns.
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EU HORDE
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EU ALLIANCE
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Both of these communities are currently unmanaged as the previous manager no longer plays WoW. Please continue to use the ones available or DM me if you decide you'd like to reroll them and handle their moderation. I will get that info posted here!



Wowhead
WoW Reddit
WoW Guild Recruitment Reddit
@WarcraftDevs Twitter
Wowprogress
RaiderIO
Addons via Curse



There is no “official” ResetERA guild or server. There’s too many of us and too much time invested in our individual servers, guilds, and characters for this to ever work out (and it’s been tried before!) The communities above share a similar function. If you’re looking for a guild please check the above resources or even ask in this topic. Some players (including myself) have recruited successfully in the OT before.

How do I complete/find/do….. My best advice is to a) google the quest name or mob and usually the Wowhead link for it will be the first option or b) just go to Wowhead directly (see above resources section) and search for it there! The comment section is super helpful and usually pretty descriptive. I’m sure none of us here mind helping but you’ll probably find your answer much more quickly this way. And you’re also welcome to ask in the discord. Someone is bound to be online and may know the answer.

Can I trash talk Retail/Classic here? No. Please don’t. Analysis and opinions are one thing (e.g. “I like the leveling process of Classic better because [thought out post here]”) but coming into this topic and saying trash like “RETAIL SUCKS AND ANYONE WHO PLAYS IT IS ABSOLUTE CASUAL KODO MANURE” isn’t going to generate meaningful discussion or get you any kind of good response. Same goes for Classic. Let’s be relative adults here and be respectful and not shit on each other for potentially enjoying “different” games. There is currently no Classic OT so discussion here is inevitable. Everyone keep it civil, please. Once a Classic OT is up and running I will put the link near the top of this post.

Lok'tar Ogar!
For the Alliance!
 
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Kintaro

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Oct 27, 2017
753
Oh wow nice to see a date for 8.2 I was thinking of taking some time off. Now I'll have to read up on the upcoming stuff and how to capitalize on some of it.
 
Nov 2, 2017
196
I just got back into the game, be nice to play with at least somewhat like-minded folk. I wasn't expecting the deluge of awfulness and racism that plagues the capital cities. It wasn't great way back when I played a lot (mostly in BC and Vanilla), but holy shit, it's nasty now.
 

Kintaro

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Oct 27, 2017
753
Ok let's make these communities awesome!! ERA events here we come!! This is going to be great!
 

Berordn

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,676
Orlando, FL
I just got back into the game, be nice to play with at least somewhat like-minded folk. I wasn't expecting the deluge of awfulness and racism that plagues the capital cities. It wasn't great way back when I played a lot (mostly in BC and Vanilla), but holy shit, it's nasty now.
Yeah, I make a point of minimizing chat whenever I'm in Org these days. Too many people with nothing worth saying and a whole lot of hate.
 

Bregor

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Oct 27, 2017
393
I just hide them all in a separate tab. That way I can still read them if needed, but can ignore them most of the time.
 

Nora

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Oct 25, 2017
1,620
My sub is running out the day after 8.2, and I haven't played in a few weeks. Typical.
 

Mikoby

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Oct 28, 2017
159
I’m resubbing for 8.2 and hope that it rekindles my interest in BfA. Gonna get flying and mess about in the new zones but I think i’m done raiding, at least for now. That new M+ affix doesn’t seem fun either but I’m still cautiously optimistic overall
 

Phoenix944

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Oct 28, 2017
645
Ugh, next raid is coming and I still didn't finish Battle for Dazar’alor :(

I've tried once with randoms but didn't go well. I'm still trying to find a guild that do only normal raids but no luck so far.
After grinding my teeth on Uldir HM/MM I don't think I have the courage to do HL raid in me anymore
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida
Ugh, next raid is coming and I still didn't finish Battle for Dazar’alor :(

I've tried once with randoms but didn't go well. I'm still trying to find a guild that do only normal raids but no luck so far.
After grinding my teeth on Uldir HM/MM I don't think I have the courage to do HL raid in me anymore
Shameless self promotion but my guild is a Normal/Heroic Horde guild. I'm not sure if you're truly, 100% burned out but we've got a good thing going (even if we took the end of 8.0 and 8.1 off) where we raid for the fun and loot of it all. Very low pressure, friendly players, and it's about the fun rather than the prestige.

We got AOTC on every Legion raid so we're competent but my philosophy is "AOTC is a bonus and not the goal" so if you're looking for something like that feel free to DM me!
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida
New OT smell so good
That's just my Very Sexy by Victoria's Secret I'm currently wearing but thanks!

I was telling my guild last night that it almost doesn't feel real that 8.2 is releasing next week. I almost fear a "whoops we done goofed" post is incoming, lol. I'm so ready though. I wish I took a day off for it but ehhhh. The raid launches on the day I'm having surgery and I feel guilty about it since I know everyone is gearing up for it. I wonder how well I'd tank on painkillers?
 

Berordn

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Oct 26, 2017
4,676
Orlando, FL
They've learned their lesson about killing off big lore figures after they had to un-kill Illidan during Legion, I think.

What we know of the encounter in 8.2 makes it sound like we just imprison Azshara to keep her from being involved in 8.3 which will undoubtedly be all about the Mr. Tentacles and his many friends.
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida
Unkilling Illidan and then shoving him off into space is forever lol to me.

"There, he's not dead anymore and not a bad guy either. But we don't want to use him. Now shut up about it." - Blizzard Blue Post, probably
 

Aranjah

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Oct 27, 2017
853
Ugh, I'm bummed out today. The guild I'm in has been progressing on heroic Jaina for the past two weeks (this was going to be week 3), and last night the raid team fell apart. We are a pretty casual progression guild and the disparity between our best and worst players hit a breaking point, with resentment on both sides. The top players resenting being held back by the bottom players and having to carry them, and the bottom players resenting being told they might have to sit so that the, in their words, "crackpot hardcore strike team" who is "sucking the fun out of the game" could get their clear.

So no AotC for me, I guess. :/
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida
Ugh, I'm bummed out today. The guild I'm in has been progressing on heroic Jaina for the past two weeks (this was going to be week 3), and last night the raid team fell apart. We are a pretty casual progression guild and the disparity between our best and worst players hit a breaking point, with resentment on both sides. The top players resenting being held back by the bottom players and having to carry them, and the bottom players resenting being told they might have to sit so that the, in their words, "crackpot hardcore strike team" who is "sucking the fun out of the game" could get their clear.

So no AotC for me, I guess. :/
That kinda happened to us in 8.0 but I honestly place the blame on the "hardcore" people because about three of them just thought they were god's gift to the game but yet didn't want to just move on to a higher level raiding guild. They liked the "prestige" that came from being able to top charts every raid but then started talking down to EVERYONE, including me, and that shit just didn't fly with anyone else. It sucked.

Sorry you're dealing with that stuff though. I don't care about AOTC but it sucks if it was something you were working towards.
 

TheRaidenPT

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Jun 11, 2018
3,474
Lisbon, Portugal
Here we go again!

Not sure when i'm subbing back.. Maybe around the first week of July. Might level up my hunter however I do have my Mage at 120.

Er... Would love for a level boost on my Hunter.
 

Finaj

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Oct 25, 2017
1,792
I want to pose a question that's been asked on other WoW forums.

Often when WoW expansions get released, they focus on Endgame content (with the exception of Cataclysm's world revamp) instead of refreshing old/leveling content, but never both.

Would the WoW community be fine with Blizzard taking an additional year (so let's say Fall 2021 for the next expansion) of development to create a new and compelling endgame, as well as revamping old content, introducing new quality of life features, more polish to content, and just all around future-proofing the game some more?

They are obviously struggling to make expansions within the two-year deadline they set for themselves.

Granted, this would likely lead to a lot of players unsubscribing with no guarantee they'd be back.
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida
I want to pose a question that's been asked on other WoW forums.

Often when WoW expansions get released, they focus on Endgame content (with the exception of Cataclysm's world revamp) instead of refreshing old/leveling content, but never both.

Would the WoW community be fine with Blizzard taking an additional year (so let's say Fall 2021 for the next expansion) of development to create a new and compelling endgame, as well as revamping old content, introducing new quality of life features, more polish to content, and just all around future-proofing the game some more?

They are obviously struggling to make expansions within the two-year deadline they set for themselves.

Granted, this would likely lead to a lot of players unsubscribing with no guarantee they'd be back.
In theory, yes. In practice? Probably not. We already go roughly a year after the x.3 patch with no content. I can't imagine doing that for two years instead.
 

Berordn

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Oct 26, 2017
4,676
Orlando, FL
I want to pose a question that's been asked on other WoW forums.

Often when WoW expansions get released, they focus on Endgame content (with the exception of Cataclysm's world revamp) instead of refreshing old/leveling content, but never both.

Would the WoW community be fine with Blizzard taking an additional year (so let's say Fall 2021 for the next expansion) of development to create a new and compelling endgame, as well as revamping old content, introducing new quality of life features, more polish to content, and just all around future-proofing the game some more?

They are obviously struggling to make expansions within the two-year deadline they set for themselves.

Granted, this would likely lead to a lot of players unsubscribing with no guarantee they'd be back.
They would need to include something to bridge the gap. I wouldn't be against them trying to improve the leveling experience, but I'll need something to do or I'm going to spend my time elsewhere.
 

TheRaidenPT

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Jun 11, 2018
3,474
Lisbon, Portugal
I want to pose a question that's been asked on other WoW forums.

Often when WoW expansions get released, they focus on Endgame content (with the exception of Cataclysm's world revamp) instead of refreshing old/leveling content, but never both.

Would the WoW community be fine with Blizzard taking an additional year (so let's say Fall 2021 for the next expansion) of development to create a new and compelling endgame, as well as revamping old content, introducing new quality of life features, more polish to content, and just all around future-proofing the game some more?

They are obviously struggling to make expansions within the two-year deadline they set for themselves.

Granted, this would likely lead to a lot of players unsubscribing with no guarantee they'd be back.
Sure but it better be a overhaul for that long.
 

Anoregon

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Oct 25, 2017
4,797
I want to pose a question that's been asked on other WoW forums.

Often when WoW expansions get released, they focus on Endgame content (with the exception of Cataclysm's world revamp) instead of refreshing old/leveling content, but never both.

Would the WoW community be fine with Blizzard taking an additional year (so let's say Fall 2021 for the next expansion) of development to create a new and compelling endgame, as well as revamping old content, introducing new quality of life features, more polish to content, and just all around future-proofing the game some more?

They are obviously struggling to make expansions within the two-year deadline they set for themselves.

Granted, this would likely lead to a lot of players unsubscribing with no guarantee they'd be back.
I'd be ok with this just because my overall investment in the game is much lower now than it was x amount of years ago, and a lot of other games are able to satisfy the particular persistent online progression itch that the MMO space occupies. I'd much rather just like, not play the game for a year or two if that means returning to a much improved product.
 

Berordn

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Oct 26, 2017
4,676
Orlando, FL
Pathfinder probably won't be too bad. Nazjatar seems like the same ole, but with a nice little undersea coat of paint, so it's at least refreshing. Mechagon seems like a legitimately good place to get lost in for an hour or so, so hopefully that translates to rep somewhat quickly.
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
2,585
Florida
Pathfinder probably won't be too bad. Nazjatar seems like the same ole, but with a nice little undersea coat of paint, so it's at least refreshing. Mechagon seems like a legitimately good place to get lost in for an hour or so, so hopefully that translates to rep somewhat quickly.
Refreshing like a big glass of water.

I’m clever I know.
 

Magnus

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Oct 25, 2017
1,496
Subbed!
Man, without even realizing it, I kind of went FULL Allied race for currently played characters.

- My NE druid main went Kul Tiran.
- My human mage went Lightforged Draenei.
- My human priest went Void Elf.
- I rolled a Nightborne hunter and capped my first hordie ever.
- I unlocked Mag'har Orcs and Zandalari Trolls (FINALLY) and am thinking I'll do up a shaman and a paladin. Digging both.

I've got a capped human paladin (my vanilla main) and an NE Demon Hunter (fun!) and Dwarf Warlock (also fun!)

But yeah. Allied Races rule. If Vul'pera and Mechagnome are indeed the next two, I'll happily pass. Short races aren't really my thing, haha.

Pumped for 8.2!!