WoW Classic is coming, Anniversary mounts are here, Wowhead is doing our work for us, and what is Helya up to? All this and more on this week’s For Azeroth!

WoW Classic is this month

WoW Classic launches later this month but there are a few things leading into the August 27th release.

  • Character Name Reservation
    • Monday, August 12 at 3:00 p.m.
    • 3 character reservation cap per account
    • Only one faction per realm on PvP realms
    • Details about realm names and realm types to be announced
    • Character creation limits are not shared between Classic and Retail
  • Stress Test
    • Thursday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. PDT and is scheduled to end on Friday, August 9.
    • Launch phase test between Thursday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. PDT and 1:00 p.m. PDT.
    • Finalized Minimum spec requirements are extremely low

Anniversary Store Mounts

This reset the Alabaster Faction Mounts became available for purchase on the Blizzard Store.

  • Alabaster Stormtalon (for Alliance characters), and Alabaster Thunderwing (for Horde characters)
  • One purchase buys both mounts to be used by the corresponding faction
  • If you purchased the 15th Anniversary Edition you can have your account credited for the cost of the mounts later
  • Models use the same skeleton and animations as previous versions with new model, textures and a subtle VFX.

Community Resources/Add-ons

Today in Nazjatar and Mechagon

Wowhead has been providing daily articles that encompass the daily events for both of the new zone. This is a quick way to check if there is something up for which you might have been waiting; or, ensure that you are not missing an event when in those two zones.

  • Mechagon Dailies
    • List of all daily quests 
    • Construction projects (drills, charging stations, armories, etc)
  • Mechagon Special Events
    • Island visitors (Chromie, Fight Club, etc)
    • Reminders of unique drops, conditional triggers
  • Daily Pet Battles
    • Breakdowns of recommended pet teams including abilities and breed
  • Mrrl’s trading game items
    • Links to items (so you know what they actually do) 
    • Add the weak aura link and the mrrl IO link