Yay! I’ll be able to play them right away, because unlike the people complaining about it being gated, I actually played the game and just slowly unlocked all the requirements over time!
We did mention in the recent Q&A that there were some development challenges that impacted things a bit, so it isn’t entirely for story reasons. From my personal opinion though, I felt that being friends with a group and having them throw in entirely to where we can play as those characters are a bit different from each other.
This is just my opinion though and I understand where you are coming from.
While you’re lurking … all the kinks and quirks of the new races – among them customizations, animations, etc – will be worked out and reiterated I presume before release?
I think one of the major worries was if a dungeon/raid would also be part of the requirements.
I’m really glad they’re not along with having to being exalted with the other factions too just to unlock those two.
I don’t think that Bwonsamdi wanted the Zandalari to join the Horde until Talanji was on the throne. If you want death, then, you get a lot more the way it went down, be it innocent Zandalarian sailors that were in their own port, minding their own business, and are in no way Allied with the Horde being massacred by a sneaky bomb attack, or just all the death up to and including the king- and then what further war will bring. So, I think since he had control over the king, he probably kept the Zandalari from joining the Horde until now.
We clarified that raiding wasn’t needed and people immediately wanted clarity on what was needed down to specifics. I put this together to help ensure everybody was on the same page and if they aren’t exalted or avoid doing quests, they can hop on those right away.
Do you have to complete all the requirements on one toon for either faction? Or can it be a combination of different toons as long as its same account same faction?
And thank you for posting the clarification.
Just pretty pretty please with a cherry on top pass on that if there anymore plans for Allied Races to let the requirements be known as soon as possible to stop any worries on what’s needed.
you had since last august to work on the rep and quest to unlock them. There is no excuse for that for those who played BfA.
Does the Zandalar Forever! quest chain have to be completed on the same character as the Tides of vengeance war campaign?
Swapped Characters after I had already completed the Zandalar forever! Achievement.
Since the zones are separated, will unlocking KT humans also unlock the Zandalari?
If you have unlocked Kul Tiran and you want a Zandalari then you need to do all of the horde requirements on a horde character. The mag’har/dark iron worked this way as well if I’m remembering right.
I love that these threads are so helpful
I hope blizzard revises this way of unlocking allied races. I have been doing both horde and alliance toons and it honestly feels awful to do all grinds on both sides so just unlock mirror allied races.
I will do the grind, but it doesnt feel good to repeat it.
Theyre constantly making changes. Lots of animation changes were made in last build, and even more in the newest one
The unlocking method in Legion was better because the factions were shared. It’s a lot to ask to double up on the grind whereas before we never had to do that. Please reconsider it.
This was advertised last year…then you don’t give out requirements until now. Way to try and keep your players playing or trying to force us to keep a sub. We’re not stupid, content is looking more like a 3rd party free 2 play content.
-Very unhappy customer
Why does Alliance require doing four dungeons, but Horde merely requires leveling quests? And to add to that, why doesn’t the Horde one require LFR Battle of Dazar’alor, at minimum? The story in the raid is vital to the recruitment scenario.
Excellent, as someone who loves seeing content gated in a game you pay monthly I would like to propose some more gating to teach people the history of WoW. Before you can log in people should be forced to complete the Warcraft 3 campaigns as all the factions. You must also complete frozen throne. Once that is done submit an essay on what you believe is the horde and alliances motive in the war. You must go into detail on who you support and why. Essays should be no less then 2000 words. Damn, I love gating!
Anything on us seeing more customization for KT and Zandalari? KT Males still only have 2 faces.