Shadowlands patch 9.0.5 was mostly built around balancing and a few quality-of-life changes, so it may have slipped under your radar that you can now transmog your helm to Rhinestone Sunglasses.
I've written on this subject before, of course -- back in 2015, for example, and boy howdy that was six years ago -- but seeing Reddit user cptshooter put together a timeline of every WoW expansion going back to vanilla showing when each patch dropped shows us that in Shadowlands we're likely going to be sitting through one of the longer gaps between major patches in World of Warcraft history.
How many times have you seen a player saying in trade chat, "bring back Valor Points," as a solution to help people bridge the gap between RNG and that 158 ilevel ring they're still using?
With patch 9.0.5 came the newest iteration of Valor Points, another currency to add to the growing list that Shadowlands has added.
Shadowlands patch 9.0.5 brought back Valor Points as a method primarily for upgrading gear acquired in Mythic+ dungeons.
With the arrival of Shadowlands patch 9.0.5, World of Warcraft players are beginning to receive the winner of last year's mount poll, the Wandering Ancient.
The first patch for Shadowlands is patch 9.0.5, which just went live today.
It's a giant walking tree whose leaves will change depending on the season — and it's also the newest World of Warcraft mount.
In advance of BlizzConline, Blizzard has still been hard at work on patch 9.0.5.
As things stand right now, while it's certainly quite doable to gather 1000 Anima a week for the Renown and all your Anima needs -- like gear upgrades, improving your Covenant HQ, or just to pick up rare mounts or other cool items -- it can be a trifle of a chore and it often feels like you're running the same errands.