After getting a first look at the Soulbind and Conduit system in Shadowlands, I had some apprehensions, because it shares many of the same mechanics that plagued Battle for Azeroth's Azerite Armor.
During today's Shadowlands developer update, we learned that the alpha test is essentially close to being finished, and that the beta test will start next week.
In Shadowlands, the Night Fae Covenant shows us the mirror to the Emerald Dream and the darker half of the Wheel of Life.
If you remember Azerite Armor -- which you should if you're currently playing Battle for Azeroth -- then you'll remember Azerite Reforging.
In Shadowlands, the Necrolord Covenant is considered the military might of the Shadowlands and protects it against external forces that wage war against the enemies of Death.
In Shadowlands, the Kyrian Covenant is all about righteousness, valor, and humility, while giving us fluffy owl buddies and wing transmogs.
In Shadowlands, the Venthyr Covenant is all about punishment and atonement.
WoW: Shadowlands is introducing a new system for power amplification that has almost a Bioware flair -- Soulbinds.