What path is World of Warcraft on?
Legion felt to me like a watershed moment for World of Warcraft. It changed everything by resolving, at least temporarily, the biggest threat Azeroth and the cosmos had ever faced. With Sargeras out of the way and the Burning Legion in disarray, new threats are going to come to the fore. But what threats? Old and familiar ones? Or new, entirely mortal threats? Battle for Azeroth seems to be giving us the latter, but I find myself wondering. With hints of Old God involvement — well, more than hints, but let’s avoid spoilers — and old favorites like Azshara cropping up in art, we know something deeper is afoot. But what will it mean? And more to the point, what will it mean for us?
Everyone knows that the Horde and Alliance are going to war, with both Darnassus and Undercity falling to the opposite faction. I’ve been vocal about not anticipating this. Frankly, I’d almost rather have had Stormwind and Orgrimmar both be destroyed instead, as much as I know that would not likely happen. But I find myself wondering what WoW will look like after this expansion is over. Where will Battle for Azeroth take us? Every expansion has this element to it — we went into Warlords not knowing how it would end or what shape we’d be in at the end, and no one would have expected the end of Legion from its beginning, I don’t think. So, too, with Battle for Azeroth — we have a lot of possibility laid out before us and no idea how it all comes together.
So let me ask you guys to speculate. What do you think Battle for Azeroth will ultimately be about? How will it change the game, the setting, or your involvement with it? Will you eagerly throw yourself into Allied Races or stay the course with the characters you already have? Will this end up as a Cataclysm-style revamp of the world, or will we continue on more or less as before? What’s your take on the future of World of Warcraft?
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