First up, in this Know Your Lore I'll say that I generally think that Shadowlands looks amazing.
I mean, we know what the Helm of Domination is.
At BlizzCon 2019 we got the show-stopping announcement we've been waiting for: World of Warcraft's eighth expansion will be Shadowlands.
When you write about Blizzard, it's hard to resist the siren song of "next expansion leaks" that start popping up every year a few months before BlizzCon -- especially on those extremely rare times when you read a leak and it sounds legit to you.
The folks at Wowhead have been doing their datamining magic on the patch 8.3 PTR, and some things they've found may not be intended to go live for patch 8.3 at all.
Calia Menethil is a major lore figure in Warcraft, and she featured heavily Before the Storm, the novel that served as a bridge between the end of Legion and the beginning of Battle for Azeroth.
Anduin Wrynn has not actually taken an action since Lordaeron.
There are certain themes we hear when discussing Sylvanas Windrunner and her role in World of Warcraft lately.
We had some datamined content yesterday for patch 8.2.5, and the most surprising part was a conclusion to the War Campaign.
Okay, so when you set out to write a post that looks at the Horde and Alliance conflict in Battle for Azeroth, you have to look at certain things straight on and can't dissemble or try and evade those things.