Have you been using World of Warcraft's Allied Races feature?

October 25, 2018 1 min read

After hitting exalted with nearly every new reputation on both the Horde and Alliance sides in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth,

I've turned my attention to alts and race changes by way of the Allied Race system: a new concept introduced toward the end of the last expansion that allows players to unlock new races by meeting specific requirements. Along with the aesthetic comes new racial abilities and heritage armor: a mini-quest that tasks players with leveling from 20 to 110 (the new level cap is 120) to unlock a cool race-centric armor set.

Out of all of the Allied Races -- Nightborne, Void Elf, Lightforged Draenei, Mag'har Orc, Highmountain Tauren, Dark Iron Dwarf --  I'm only not playing the latter two, and when the Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Humans arrive in patch 8.1 I'll probably be rolling another troll.

People joke that over time the game became "World of Alts," but outside of a few really absurd unlock requirements, I'm enjoying Allied Races. They should have come sooner actually, because while the mechanic needs work the idea of unlocking a race through a story quest is a cool idea.

Are you still rolling with that Orc you made in Vanilla though?

Have you been using World of Warcraft's Allied Races feature? screenshot