What was your favorite BlizzCon 2019 announcement?
BlizzCon had a lot of great surprises, but my favorite announcement wasn’t a game, or a feature, or even a release date. It was a quick slide featured in the What’s Next Panel for the new WoW expansion Shadowlands.
New transmog options always make me happy, but seeing those wings and halos for the Kyrian Covenant was something else. I may have squealed. I’ve been wanting wings for years. And halos too! Basically anything that could make my Priest feel more Holy. And wow, those Kyrian cloaks sure deliver. I can’t wait to get them and make so many transmog sets.
Shadowlands itself looks pretty interesting, and daring compared to Battle for Azeroth. It feels like they’re changing things up and maybe even tentatively taking player feedback into account. And while I enjoy the “outer” stuff like new expansions with different mechanics, and love seeing new worlds from the WoW artists, I also get really giddy about the smaller things like how my character looks.
The WoW devs have been playing around with transmog during Battle for Azeroth and testing out new things, like using the cloak slot for the totem in the Highmountain Tauren Heritage Armor or the backpack from the new Recruit A Friend rewards. Given how little I actually transmog cloaks, I love seeing them add accessories in this way. Character customization is an important part of making players feel connected to the game and I’m happy to know that cosmetic rewards will be part of the Covenant system. Yes, becoming more powerful is important, and yes it also saves the world, but you have to look good while doing it, you know?
The wings were just a small part of the whirlwind of announcements this weekend and there is so much more! Seriously, look at this list. What was your favorite part — large or small — of BlizzCon’s news?
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