Manny and Joce cover all your Alpha news from the Battle for Lordaeron, to raid testing, to a Warfront test with testers going up against Devs, as well as the MDI group stages, the lore of the Kul Tirans, this week’s add-on spotlight Auctionator, and take an email from a listener about where the most populated Silvermoon City is located.
MDI Group Stages Begin
Regional Group Stage Events started Friday April 13th
- Competing over the 4 weekends
- 32 teams, 8 per region, Top 8 Teams move on to the Global Finals.
- Best of 3 Format for lowest time
- Round 1 +22 with map selected by Blizzard
- Round 2 +23 with losing team picking the map and the 3rd Affix
- Round 3 +24 again with the loser of the last round selecting the map and 3rd affix.
- Last weekend was the China Group Stage
- Skyline.D crushed not dropping a single round in any match
- Next weekend (4/21) is the Asia-Pacific Group Stage
Battle for Lordaeron open for testing
The Opening Scenario for BfA is on the Alpha
- Similar to the Broken Shore Event
- Alliance and Horde start from two different areas
- PvE so factions are separately instanced
- Saurfang feels
Raid Testing Begins in BfA
First Raid test occurred: light spoilers ahead
- Zek’voz, Herald of N’zoth – Heroic Uldir
- Initial Test was focused on stability and lasted a little over an hour
- Characters were scaled up to 120 and gear was scaled up to 330
- Heavy movement fight with an emphasis on add control
New Alpha Build
Another new Alpha build hits with lots of new data
- Updated World Map
- New Kul’Tiran Feral Druid Form
- Expanded Heart of Azeroth System
- More GCD Tweeks
Go to War with the Blues!
Blizzard will be testing Warfronts on Alpha
- Tuesday, April 17, @ 13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)
- Horde only
- Expected to last 3 hrs
Auctionator is designed for casual everyday auction house users. Auctionator makes the auction house easier to use, by presenting auction house listings clearly and succinctly, and by eliminating the tedium involved in posting and managing auctions.
- Adds 3 tabs to your AH menu
- Allows you to quickly list with a alt + left click
- You can set an automatic undercut amount
- List recent searches so that you can easily check prices or make quick purchases
- Can check to see if you are undercut on your auctions with a single button
- Shopping lists were easy to import, and super easy to search
- Buying items from multiple auctions is easy as well, you can just keep clicking Buy Another
Tips and Tricks
- Check before you post!
- Change your posting behaviour based on the time of the day and the day of the week
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