Some World of Warcraft Players are Baffled by One Detail About Patch 10.2.5

Highlights

  • Patch 10.2.5 in World of Warcraft introduces the new Night Elf city of Bel’ameth, causing confusion and frustration among fans due to its neutrality and accessibility to Horde characters.
  • While some fans believe that Bel’ameth should be restricted to Alliance characters only, it is argued that Horde players should be allowed access since they were present during the city’s establishment.
  • It is uncertain whether Bel’ameth will remain neutral in future updates, but it is likely to lean towards the Night Elves’ old allies, the Alliance, with its current facilities and portals.

In Patch 10.2.5, Seeds of Renewal, players from both World of Warcraft factions can enter Bel’ameth, the new Night Elf city on Amirdrassil. This has led to a lot of confusion and frustration for many World of Warcraft fans–especially considering the troubled history between the Night Elves and the Horde.

During the epilogue of Patch 10.2, Guardians of the Dream, World of Warcraft finally gave Night Elves a new home near the Dragon Isles. The finale of the story has players from both factions come together to celebrate the new city of Bel’ameth, which has already begun construction on the Patch 10.2.5 Public Test Realm.

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However, one detail about the new city has left players baffled. The nascent town has everything players might want: Innkeepers, vendors, flight paths, and portals to other places around Azeroth. That said, on the PTR, outside a few bugged NPCs, Bel’ameth is currently neutral. According to reports from World of Warcraft‘s “Red Shirt Guy” Ian Bates, despite the Night Elves being allied with the Alliance, Horde characters can enter the city, use most of its facilities, and even purchase and use the new Darnassian shoulders, tabard, and cloak transmogs.

Pros and Cons of Bel’ameth Being Neutral in WoW

While members of the Horde helped protect Amirdrassil, the Night Elves are still an Alliance faction. Allowing members of the Horde to enter the city, let alone use Night Elf-specific transmogs, is a slap to the face for many fans, especially considering the faction was responsible for destroying their former home of Teldrassil during Battle for Azeroth. These fans would prefer the city–or at least the new World of Warcraft Night Elf transmogs–be restricted to Alliance characters only.

On the other hand, it makes sense that Horde players can enter Bel’ameth. Members of the faction were present when the city was established, so abruptly kicking them out would be a bit strange. Additionally, World of Warcraft is adding new quests and content to Bel’ameth, so cutting off half the playerbase from experiencing it while not adding equivalent Horde-centric stories in places like the Undercity could cause even more friction than World of Warcraft adding the Earthen Allied Race to the Horde has.

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Either way, it is important to remember this is all on the Public Test Realm for now. It is possible Bel’ameth, or at least some of its facilities, will become Alliance-only in Patch 10.2.5, if not in future updates. At the very least, the new World of Warcraft city has portals to Stormwind and other Alliance locations, but not Orgrimmar or Horde cities, so Bel’ameth will probably lean towards the Night Elves’ old allies, even if it stays partially neutral forever.

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