The Shadowlands pre-expansion event, Death Rising, is now live, complete with a new World Boss: Nathanos Blightcaller.
So, now that we've had a bit of time with the pre-expansion event bridging Battle for Azeroth with Shadowlands, what do we think?
Say what you will about him, there is one truth we can all agree with: Nathanos Blightcaller is one of the most controversial figures in World of Warcraft.
Death loas and dead people trying to kill them: A guide to the characters of Shadowlands prequel novel Shadows Rising
So, in case you missed it, Blizzard is releasing another prequel novel that will tie the World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth into Shadowlands the way Before The Storm tied Legion into Battle for Azeroth.
We've had expansions to World of Warcraft come in with plagues of undeath, with a big dragon driving the elements insane, with Theramore getting blown up, with Orcs invading from the Dark Portal, with the Legion attacking everything, and with Darkshore under Horde attack.
We're not going to get another raid in Battle for Azeroth.
We had some datamined content yesterday for patch 8.2.5, and the most surprising part was a conclusion to the War Campaign.
I think about this a lot, because I am one of those people who really, truly, deeply hates Nathanos Blightcaller, and while I know I would enjoy watching him be slowly mulched in a wood chipper, I can't think of any other situation where I would like him.
One of the things we say a lot is "in beta, everything is subject to change" and that's because this happens every beta.
If you're wondering who attacked whom first, the new datamined spoilers for the Zandalar recruitment storyline found by the folks at Wowhead may just solve that for you.