BlizzCon 2019 is next month. A new expansion announcement is coming, and we have a lot to look forward too. Blizzard employees have teased on Twitter that this BlizzCon is going to be huge.
BlizzCon 2019 is next month. A new expansion announcement is coming, and we have a lot to look forward too. Blizzard employees have teased on Twitter that this BlizzCon is going to be huge. Hopefully, that’s true because it’s time to get excited.
Patch 8.2.5 finally ended the War Campaign. Overlord Saurfang challenged Warchief Sylvanas to Mok’gora. The Mok’gora is an Orcish tradition. Basically, it’s a fight to the death. Saurfang lost the fight, but he still won in the end, because Sylvanas blew her cover, and now she’s on the run.
We don’t have much news yet for patch 8.3, but the patch has hit the Vendor build. We can’t data-mine the patch yet. It’s looking good that we’ll be getting patch 8.3 news before BlizzCon. We’re probably under two weeks away from getting more information. Patch 8.2 had new information only two weeks after the vendor build came out.
It’s a mystery where the game is headed next. Don’t forget to check out the best music in World of Warcraft.
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What the New WoW Expansion Could Potentially be About
Shadowlands – Are We Going To The Realm Of Death?
Death has been a major theme of this expansion. Recent expansion leaks have suggested that we’re going to the Shadowlands. In the Loyalist ending for patch 8.5.5, Sylvanas talked about the hungering darkness and the fact that N’Zoth will serve death too.
We know there’s a higher power out there because Bwonsamdi said he had a boss. When Vol’jin asked Bwonsamdi, the Lich King, and Helya about making Sylvanas warchief, they all choose not to answer. Basically, they said they didn’t have any idea, or that they couldn’t say much. An expansion centered around death could be interesting. Especially if Ny’alotha is in the Shadowlands.
Could We Visit The Dragon Isles?
We had to look for the Black Prince in patch 8.2.5. The search for Wrathion took us to the Tavern in the Mists. We met up with his two assistants Left and Right. Our search eventually carried us to Karazhan. Going through Karazhan is so cool and creepy. Wrathion wasn’t there when we arrived, but he did have one final journal note. He’d left us an antidote to save Ebonhorn from Old God corruption.
Wrathion has been looking for a solution to prevent the Black Dragonflight from being corrupted again. He doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes his father Deathwing did. The note Wrathion left, assured us that he will fight by outside in the real final battle for Azeroth. Maybe this fight will take us to the Dragon Isles. Honestly, it seems like it’d be more fun to explore in a new expansion, but if the Dragon Isles pop up in 8.3, it’ll be epic.
Will the new WoW Expansion Create a Level Squish?
Blizzard sent out a survey to fans regarding the level squish.
A level squish would involve Blizzard lowering the level cap of our characters. But, for Blizzard to do that, it would need to be important in the lore.
The new WoW expansion may have a complete reset of the old world. With Azeroth dying from her wounds, and an old god on the loose, I don’t believe it’s a stretch to assume Azeroth is in deep trouble.
If Blizzard remakes the old world again as they did in Cataclysm, it could force our characters to start at a lower level. Blizzard could spin the story in so many different ways. What kind of storylines do you think Blizzard could come up with?
With our characters still wearing the Heart of Azeroth, it’s possible the necklace will be used against us. Queen Azshara already tried that in Azshara’s Eternal Palace.
What will we do if N’Zoth used the Heart of Azeroth against us? We already have the prophecy stating that Magni Bronzebeard, the Speaker, is a pawn (the diamond king has been made a pawn). If Magni and Queen Azshara are getting played, then so are we.
Has Blizzard Learned from Their Mistakes?
World of Warcraft Game Director, Ion Hazzikostas, has said Blizzard has realized their mistakes. Check out the developer insights video with his remarks. Now, as a fan, this is good news to hear.
But, how can we be sure that the new WoW expansion won’t repeat the same mistakes as BFA? I really disliked Warlords of Draenor and I couldn’t bring myself to finish the content. It’s probably my least favorite expansion. Plus, real-life got in the way of playing both WoD and Legion so I had to quit playing for a while.
Legion wasn’t bad, in fact, I felt it was epic. I know there are fans who disagree. If you didn’t enjoy Legion, please me know why in the comments.
With Classic WoW coming out in August, Blizzard is obviously paying attention to what players have been griping about for a while. Could the new WoW expansion bring back class identity, social interaction, and storylines that make sense?
I have faith that Blizzard is trying to turn over a new leaf after the messy year they’ve had. They began 2019 after laying off at least a third of their workforce. There are rumors in the fandom of morale being down at the office, honestly, it doesn’t feel like a stretch.
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What’s Next for the New WoW Expansion?
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So, what’s next? All we have right now is speculation, but when BlizzCon 2019 hits on November 1st, we’ll finally know what the next expansion will be about. BlizzCon 2019 Virtual tickets are on sale and we also get awesome in-game rewards. WoW Classic has a layering update, and check out the best ways to earn reputation fast in WoW.
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Once we get confirmation about the new WoW expansion at BlizzCon 2019, be sure to comment below about your thoughts on the announcement. Is the new WoW expansion exciting to you? Do you believe the new expansion will fix the broken state retail WoW is currently in? Will you be playing the new expansion?
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