Wow, that’s a lot of news!
First of all, I don’t understand those who tell that expansion is dull and nothing happens there. Come on, it’s been a little over a month, and you wanted to kill N’Zoth by Blizzcon? We’ve just arrived!
We solved the local faction problems which were plenty! And at the same time we were not idle, we tested the other continent’s weak places and founded a handful of secret hideouts. Do you call that ‘nothing happens’?
Lore: Assaults, Warfront, Raids
In the next patch 8.1. the war will be unrolled in its full might.
First, we have faction assaults. They worked perfectly in Legion (demon assaults), and they’re more than justified today – with faction fleets attacking the shores.
Second, a new warfront is Darkshore. Take you night elf and avenge the undead for Teldrassil! Yet again, the buildings and units will be based on Warcraft 3 – namely, night elf and undead factions.
I wonder what will be another warfronts :) If we mighty please get an attack on Mulgore gates (dwarfs and tauren) and literally everywhere with gnomes and goblins theme, I will be squealing with happiness.
Third, our new raid is no less than Siege of Zuldazar! The faction experience will be very different – this is the first time that raids have different points of view. How cool is that? The main raid takes you to kill 6 bosses, but after you finish, you may try on the skin of your enemies and see the other side (+3 extra) where you’ll be fighting your allies. A sort of bronze dragon thing.
Lorewise, I think it’s 100% that the Alliance kills the current good but failing king Rastakhan, and his action princess daughter Talanji will take over. And the Horde will repel the invasion to keep their capital.
One more raid is very small – its two bosses close the Shrine of the Storms arc, much like Valor raid in Legion.
How to Get New Allied Races
- Get Exalted with Zandalari Empire/Proudmoore Admiralty;
- Complete War Campaign;
- Prove your ultimate worth by finishing the Siege of Zuldazar raid – most likely this finishes war campaign arc;
- Complete a small introduction questline.
And this is it, Zandalari and Kul Tirans may run Azeroth under your command. Easy, huh?
Two more isles will be available. COULDN’T CARE LESS.
New Pet Dungeon
Gnomeregan. COULDN’T CARE LESS. Tried this in Legion, and didn’t like the activity.
Visuals and Transmogs
Legacy armor is being prepared for EVERY RACE. Blood elves and dwarves will be the first lucky ones to experience a small race story and get their legacy armor.
All you need is have a 120 character. Does this mean I have to level every race now?… *sob*
And one more happy thing: once you earn Exalted with one toon, the faction tabard will be available to all your alts. Transmoggers, rejoice!
I wonder when this all rolls out. After all, they have PTR tests to go. But even if it happens in January, I have plenty to do until then.
I’m hyped. It’s the best expansion since Pandaria so far:
- Pandaria brought us the most exciting adventure
- Draenor brought visuals
- Legion brought gameplay
- Battle for Azeroth combines all three.