The latest World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth build brings even more hints of Mag’har Orcs

    
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The latest World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth build brings even more hints of Mag’har Orcs

We don’t yet have all of the allied races promised to us for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth available in the test builds. But that hasn’t prevented those builds from containing even more hints about the upcoming Mag’har Orcs, which haven’t yet been officially announced but certainly look like they’re incoming at alarming speed. Jokes, flirts, and appearance options have all been added with the most recent build of the expansion alpha.

Of course, there are other things within the latest build; there are more Vulpera customization options for the male members of the species, class changes, new creature models… the usual stuff to be mined from the data of a test build. Still, the promise of another allied race for the Horde seems to be materializing at alarming speed, and the presence of jokes alone makes it seem far more likely that they’re incoming sooner rather than later.

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RJB

Brown orcs yay…

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Zora

Outsourcing marketing: you add snippets of information that may or may not be part of the actual product for (sort of) independent fansites to datamine, let community build the hype for you and then ride it without being actually committed to -anything- that was “leaked”.

Who came up with the idea? Someone give that man a promotion!

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Sally Bowls

There are tiers of speculation. Ian (IIRC) referred to them in some dev ramblings so brown orcs are about as confirmed as an unannounced race can be.

While there will be more AR, it seems well-received and the cost/benefit seems favorable.
OTOH, not every datamine will be character playable. I doubt all the AR available in BfA will be in at launch.

P.S.: in Draenor Orcs, A New Allied Race For… The Alliance? Why People Suspect The Ultimate Betrayal,Taliesin of Taliesin & Evitel Do Games had some giggles speculating on what if, after a decade of horde players wanting brown orcs, they were an Alliance race. Oh, the popcorn.

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Randy Savage

They’re probably planning this for an expansion post-launch release and they’ll call it “content”.

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johnwillo

Vulpera get tails, but my Worgen don’t?! This is racial discrimination! A slap in the… ass, I guess? That doesn’t sound right…

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Sally Bowls

FTFY: Vulpera get tails, your Worgen get their capital city burned down.

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johnwillo

Nah, Gilneas is fine. It’s that hick night elf burg that gets… SQUIRREL!

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IronSalamander8 .

I really want to see how demonology warlocks will be changed. I’ve caught some bits and pieces and it sounds exciting and interesting.

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Etharion Ethie

Short version: you summon lots and lots of demons, sometimes simultaneously. A whole zoo of demons to throw at your foes, functionally. Beyond that is hard to say, but there have been news pieces going over warlock talent and spell changes specifically, so that’s what I’ve been seeing coming down the pipe.

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IronSalamander8 .

Very cool. Sounds like the Mastermind class in City of Villains where you had 3 tier 1, 2 tier 2, and 1 tier 3 pets plus possible other ones based on your overall spec.

8 Masterminds in a group, i.e. 48 pets, in an interior mission was a hilarious mess!

“Whose zombie is blocking the door!?” :D

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Etharion Ethie

Not so fun as all that, haha. More just like… imagine summoning your Doom Guard, a Legion Commander, Imp Meteor, Fel Hound, and Succubus and siccing them all on a target. They all do their own thing according to the usual pet AI they have, it’s just all at the same time as a spec specific meaty cooldown dps option.

Seriously though, 8 masterminds?! Y’all are mad! I do hope you were Bots/FF or something so you could claim to be mad scientists too. xD

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Sally Bowls

Yeah. You can see them in action in

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Armsbend

I pre-ordered yesterday so my genitals are now ready for more meaty news. let’s hear about zones, quests, storyline and this pvp thing going down. Onward and upward…as my genitals would say.

Sometimes I marvel at how stupid I am.

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Sally Bowls

A “joke” per paragraph:

1) Typical MMO player, can’t mention their genitals without having meaty in the same sentence.

2) “We’re used to it and no longer marvel.”

jk ofc.
HF GL – time for four new races and especially the Purple Void Chicken mount.