As some predicted, at yesterday’s Q&A, Blizzard announced that pre-orders for Battle for Azeroth are open and that four Allied Races (Void Elf, Lightforged Dreanei, Nightborne and Highmountain Tauren) are available in game NOW for anyone who buys the pre-order.
Battlenet Balance can be used to buy pre-orders – thus the price of the Wowtoken (Wow’s gold to “real” money exchange mechanism) has shot up to 403,000 gold in the EU! I’m very glad I stocked up on tokens before the announcement – it was nice to buy the expansion without spending any cash!
So if you have a max level character and have completed the associated unlocks for each Allied Race (usually being exalted with the faction and having completed their zone’s questlines), you can immediately play through the unlock quests with your high level character and then create your new alts. These unlock quests will also give you new racial mounts that may be ridden by any characters of the same faction.
Some important notes: The four extra character slots per server are not avaialble yet – but should be hotfixed in the next couple of days and will be available even to people who haven’t bought BfA. Also, if you want the Heritage Armor transmog sets for each Allied Race, then you have to level them from 20 to 110 without using an insta-ding token.
Time to level that Void Elf Warlock!