WOW'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY AND SHADOWLANDS EXPANSION REVEAL
A fair amount happened in November!
Unbelievably, we will have reached WoW's 15th anniversary on November 23 2019. There is currently a WoW holiday in game which will run to 7 January 2020, gifting players a 15th anniversary buff that grants 15% experience and reputation bonuses creating the best period of time this expansion to decide to level alts and stack up on paragon boxes ready for 8.3.
Those lucky enough to have bagged themselves the 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition opened a loot box containing the items seen in the image above. When we say lucky, we mean it - the CE sold out within minutes if it being available on the Blizzard store! Well worth the price for the contents, particularly the renowned Ragnaros and eyeballing the price of collector editions for other IPs that were revealed around the same period.
From Raggy, to the revelation of the new expansion at BlizzCon 2019: Shadowlands!
While significant game-changing features were not announced, we do like the improvements coming to the game and the stunning areas promised. The premise is intriguing, and the artwork revealed tells us that this expansion will be a feast for the eyes.
Guestimates seem to suggest that the usual timescale for expansion release will be kept to, being potentially August to November - and while there are no new classes or races to balance, that work will go into balancing the Covenant abilities available to current classes.
Finally, with regard to patch 8.3 and the Mechagnomes allied race - PTR testing currently suggests Mechagnomes have the most powerful combination of racials yet seen in WoW. An effort to balance the current horde-bias found with mythic guilds due to racials? Perhaps, we shall see how many faction transfers this encourages once 8.3 is live!
Daz, Primarch of Immortalis and The Officer Team