Live Developer Q&A Thursday 4/26

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The Battle for Azeroth Beta has begun! Join us live on Thursday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A where he’ll be answering your World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Beta questions.

You can submit your questions here in this thread or on Twitter by using the hashtag #WarcraftQA.

As a reminder, please keep your questions short (40 words or less) so that we can get to as many questions as possible. We look forward to you joining us live on Tuesday!
Given the mass response about Pro and Anti HELFs in the forums, what is Blizzard's official stance on the subject.
How do you feel about making Dismiss Pet instant cast?
Are you guys going to reconsider your stance on Death Knights for Allied races that make sense, if said Death Knights cannot earn heritage armor? (Hey, at least we'd get the class!)

What's the deal with Blood Prince Dreven, could this be a sign of the Vampyr (San'layn) as an Allied Race?
We see a lot of NPCs in BFA using new, unique poses like leaning or sitting cross legged. Is there a chance players can get these animations as new emotes, or even emote states?
Are server merges going to be similar to how they were done in MoP or is it going to be a completely new process?
Some builds ago in the Alpha, Ashran achievements got moved to the Feat of Strenght section. Will something happen with Ashran? What about the respective factions associated and their rewards (Titles + mount)? Thank you!
Will Warfronts eventually come in additional difficulties or have scaling tech applied to them? What is the plan for Warfronts so that character gearing doesn't shoot by the difficulty/pacing of Warfronts making them as trivial as normal/heroic dungeons?
This shift in Shadow Priest play style does not address the challenges they face.
Can you address the issues you feel are necessary and talk about what changes may be coming down the road that we have not yet seen?
Will each additional Warfront come with its own new sets of gear or will all Warfronts ever all share the same pool of equipment?

Also will Stromgrade be getting its proper red roofs?
Besides the Top 100 Faction Hall of Fame, and Belf Arcane Torrent change, are there other ideas planned to discourage Alliance guilds going Horde in the top end, to prevent an already ongoing bandwagon.
There's any additional work that you'll give the 4 Allied Races released so far, or you're consider them "done"?
A huge part of the reason why the Legion launch went so smoothly was that players were dispersed into their own respective quest chains to obtain their artifact weapons. Apart from being able to choose which zone to start in, will we be seeing a similar anti-bottleneck process for BfA?
Any news you can share on High Elves becoming an Allied Race for the Alliance?

Judging by polls and positive community engagement, they are the #1 AR request. Yet at the same time, the most controversial.
What was the design decision for playable Kul'Tiran humans being large; given that Jaina and the earlier versions of them are not large?
What direction is Disc moving towards, are we going back to a focus on healing with atonement as a side bonus to the spec or is atonement healing still the focus of the spec? Are there balancing concerns with Power Word: Shield having no cooldown and no weakened soul?

Edit: Second Question:
How do you guys feel about opening up more race/class combinations? Paladins and Shamans specifically could really use some more options outside of just "another draenei" or "another dwarf."
What is the current plan for Pathfinder. About how long does the team plan to keep us grounded in BFA?
The Warcraft Franchise has existed for a long time and has maintained a lot of fans from the old RTS days.

How likely are we to see RTS fan favorites like Ogres, Forest Trolls, High Elves, Undead Elves/Dark Rangers, Naga and the like implemented as Allied Races or future expansion races?
Can you guys give us more information about the Communities Feature?

Copied from a thread I made earlier:

So all I've really read/heard about this is that it's going to be a guild x-realm tool with voice chat implemented. I'm curious if there is going to be any additional features for making the user experience better. More specifically;

Will it replace the 'Guild Search' tool?
Will it allow for recruitment bulletins?
How will one promote their Community?
Do we name our Communities?
Can we set requirements to join the community?
Is it going to be x-faction?
Playable Kul'tirans will use just the stocky model?

Or, much like the NPC Kul'tirans, you'll be able to choose between normal and stocky?

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