This is the thing: World of Warcraft’s latest extension, Battle for Azeroth, wasn’t exactly a favourite. Gameplay problems and controversial plot issues have been excepted by fans of many years. Would Blizzard render Sylvanas very evil, and the whole Horde by extension? It wasn’t. Thanks to some recent announcements, we have finally seen what’s next for our Banshee queen and all of Azeroth.
We received the news at BlizzCon 2019, we all expected: a new expansion was coming to World of Warcraft in fact, and soon. The new expansion takes place where no other has gone before, called the Shadowlands. This extension unlocks a whole realm, the Shadowlands, rather than adding to new undiscovered countries. Blizzard (and Sylvanas) have broken the barrier between the living and the dead countries, giving players the chance to access new zones and new features.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Now that BlizzCon has all this exciting information to be hyped by: when is it going to release the Shadowlands? We do not have an immediate reply to that question, unfortunately. However. However. The expansion is expected to be in 2020, according to Blizzard. It is already available for pre-order and Base, Heroic, and Epic editions are available to players. Heroic is throwing immediate access to the Level 120 Character Boost and the flying Mount of Ensorcelled Everwyrm, which looks like the Disney Atlantis movie flying machine. The Epics released this year “plus 30 days of game time, the Anima Wyrmling pet, an otherworldly Eternal Traveler’s effect for your Hearthstone, and Illusion: Wraithchill, a cosmetic effect for your weapon.” In the past, most expansions in World of Warcraft were made available in the fall with Legion and the Battle for Azeroth coming a little earlier in August. The Epics release the Anima Wyrmling Pet. Our wager is that sooner rather than later, we will see the Shadows, so hopefully we will enter the realm of the dead before autumn 2020.
We saw Sylvanas lost every semblance of hope throughout the Shadowlands battle for Azeroth: the Horde’s warchief saw no redemption for the world and, with his own death and rebirth by the Lich King, no need to scruple. War crimes are obviously cool now. She spirits away from Orgrimmar after fighting, and killing, Saurfang by fighting dirty. Your place to stay? Icecrown.-Icecrown.
She fights Bolvar Fordragon once there who wears the Lich King’s crown at the moment. In order to make the undead harmless and seal himself on the frozen throne, he sacrificed himself in the past, so he’s not exactly bad. Sylvanas recently released hardcore vibes of the evil, and Bolvars warned her that the wearer had a heavy duty over the undead. Surprising all of us, Sylvanus decides to halve the helm. This breaks the veil between the land of the living and the Shadowlands, in which the dead live. According to her, this is her way of “us all free” from this world prison.
Yeah, all right. All right. Whatever you say. Whatever you say.
In the Shadows, what new?
You already crossed into the Shadowlands if you have ever been dead when you were playing World Warcraft — we’re willing to bet you did. The Shadowlands feature five new wide ranging areas that players will explore in this expansion, rather than a quick visit to this nebulous place while returning to your mortal body.
The Shadowlands can be both lovely and awesome. The more beautiful and dreamlike areas are Ardenweald, a beautiful biologically lighted forest and the sunny wheat fields and shining bastion towers. Revendreth is the ingredient of gothic aesthetics, inhabited by creatures similar to vampires. After that, Maldraxxus looks like Tim Burton’s afterlife, with all spiders and skeletons. There’s finally the Maw: a place in which the worst souls are lingering. Here can Torghast, the Tower of the Damned, a rogue dungeon, rise up if they— in which the sadistic Jailer is torturing the worst of the wicked. The halls are changing always and contain some legendary loot, which may not happen to adventurers.
Is the Shadowlands a new class?
In the Shadowlands expansion, technically, there is not a new class. Listen to this: now everybody can be a death knight before you get too bummed out. Earlier, Death Knights were only a few races to choose from. That’s because Death Knights served the Lich King, and after the rising of the Frozen Throne, Bolvar did not do any. Bolvar apparently considered it necessary for new Death Knights to be there, thanks to Sylvanas who teared out a new one.
There were no new classes that truly jumped at developers when creating Shadowlands, according to senior game designer Paul Kubit. In order to do so, the team decided to concentrate on personalising the character. A simple old person playing? Expect a variety of new options when you release Shadowlands. The same can also be said of trolls and dwarves, so hype your short yet frightening Death Knight Dwarf into various new possibilities.
What are the agreements?
Okay, so in the expansion in the Shadowlands there are no new classes, but the new feature is exciting: Covenants. Think of them in the shadowlands as super-exclusive clubs. At level 60, players will have a choice of which of the four Covenants they are entitled to call: the Ardenweald Nature Guards known as the Night Fae, the Bastion Kyrian angels, the undead and untrustworthy Maldraxxxus Nicolas or the Revendreth Venthyr’s vampire punishers, respectively.
Whatever you like, joining the Covenant has some serious benefits. No matter what you like. Thanks to your new club, you’ll gain special skills, and you like armour sets and upgradable assemblies there are some sweet swags inside. You will carry out tasks and help out their cause depending on your choice in the Covenant. For instance, the Kyrian are a host of heaven that aims to guide the dead. The death of the Venthyr is harmful and tortures unworthy spirits while the Necrolord’s protect the Shadowlands by using the dead as an army. The Night Fae are fierce nature protectors.