One of the most surprising announcements for Shadowlands and World of Warcraft in general was that WoW is going to see added customization options.
Once again the folks at Wowhead have datamined up a crucial piece of information: namely the voice files of Highlord Darion Mograine and the Lich King himself, Bolvar Fordragon, that are part of patch 8.3's change to allow Death Knights of every Allied Race and the Pandaren.
I don't know if the term closed world makes any sense per se, but considering that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ushered in the term 'open world' and it's become synonymous with a certain kind of gameplay experience -- also known as sandbox games -- I thought I'd talk about whether or not gamers are finally ready to embrace games which don't subscribe to that philosophy.
If you play a Death Knight, a Blood Elf or a Night Elf in World of Warcraft (and seemingly not a Void Elf or a Nightborne) then you're going to notice a few changes in patch 8.3, specifically to your eyes. As part of the incoming Shadowlands changes that will be made to character customization options for all characters, Blizzard is going to test out some changes to the way that certain eyes glow, and the certain ones in question appear to be DKs, Blood and Night Elves.
At the moment, we don't know -- but we can speculate.
Of the people in the new amazing Diablo 4 trailer, we know precisely one of them by name: Lilith.
First up, in this Know Your Lore I'll say that I generally think that Shadowlands looks amazing.
We all already have crazy Shadowlands theories, right?
Asking when Diablo 3 Season 20 will start when Season 19 hasn't even started yet is actually a fun exercise for me, because I get to look at the trends over the past Seasons.
Blizzard games are often distinct from one another -- you're not going to confuse Hearthstone with StarCraft, for example -- but they are not conceived and executed in vacuum, and there is influence between each.