World of Warcraft - What's Next

  • The team wants to tweak Warfronts to have something to contribute or do on a daily basis for players instead of every couple weeks.
  • War Mode rewards will soon increase based on how many players in a faction are participating.
  • 8.1 will release on December 11, 2018.
  • New Cinematic revealed for Tides of Vengeance - Tyrande and Malfurion attacking Nathanos's troops.
  • A roller coaster is being added to the Darkmoon Faire in 8.1.5.
  • The Children's Week Holiday is adding Kul Tiran and Zandalari Orphan quests.
  • New Microholidays
    • Vash'jir Diving
    • Wanderer's Festival
    • Free T-Shirt Day
  • Warlords of Draenor Timewalking is coming.
    • 6 dungeons available
      • Auchidoun
      • Bloodmaul Slag Mines
      • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
      • Skyreach
      • Iron Docks
      • The Everbloom
    • Two New Mount Rewards
      • Unarmored Black Elekk
      • Armored Wolf Model used in Blackrock Foundry Beastlord fight
  • Specific Portal rooms are being added in Orgrimmar and Stormwind.
  • Professions will have new quests called Tools of the Trade which grants them an epic quality item useful to their craft.
  • Brawler's Guild returns in 8.1.5. It will feature new bosses, shirts and a quest chain to solve a murder.
    • Bruce the gator is the new mount reward.
    • New Bosses
      • Momma Stormstout
      • Philip Carter Tracey
      • Robe-Robber Robert
      • Tidemistress Shellbreaker
      • Zaxx Dreadslice
  • Warsong and Arathi Basin Battlegrounds are being remastered with high definition updates.
  • Arathi Comp Stomp Brawl will release in 8.2.5 and features Arathi Basin against the new smart AI from Island Expeditions.
  • New Worgen and Goblin Model updates are coming and were shown!
  • The 8.2 patch is called Rise of Azshara and will include the Nazjatar land mass beneath the sea.
    • New story quests
    • New friends for Horde and Alliance
    • Replayable Content
    • New foes
    • New rewards and mounts
    • New crab mounts that walk sideways
    • Baby naga pet
    • Azshara's Eternal Palace will be the new raid with 8 bosses.
      • Naga Hatchery
      • Underwater Boss
      • Queen Azshara Fight
  • Mechagon - New Landmass
    • A previously closed vault in Kul Tiras has opened and within it a radio transmitter sends a signal for help and points to a new land to explore.
    • Ancient lost city of the gnomes
    • The beginning of the adventure is within the Junker Wastes where heroes will be beset by death robots.
    • Mechagnomes will be heavily involved in this story.
      • They introduce you to a whole new society and take you to where higher cast gnomes live who have dedicated themselves to their king and have embraced robotics.
      • They are hunted by robots.
    • King Mechangon has a vision to return anyone of flesh into more pure robotic parts and it's up to you to put a stop to him.
    • Mechagon Dungeon - a mega dungeon with 8 bosses similar to Legion's Karazhan. It is mythic difficulty only with new rare mounts and pets. King Mechagon is the final boss.
  • See what is next story wise for Sylvanas, Saurfang, Anduin and Jaina. Magni's quest to save Azeroth will also continue.
  • Tauren and Gnomes are next to receive Heritage Armor.
  • New Island Expedition Maps- Crestfall (from Warcraft II) and Snowblossom (Pandaren Village)
  • Heroic Warfronts - Higher Difficulty with higher rewards. These are for teams of 10+ players and there is a possibility to lose.
  • New Arena - Mechagon Arena
  • Pathfinder Part 2 and Flying will come with Rise of Azshara - Bee, Gryphon, and Mechanical Parrot mounts.
  • Season 3 will have a Nazjatar themed affix.
  • Vicious Mount next season is the basilisk.



This article was originally published in forum thread: World of Warcraft - What's Next started by Stoy View original post
Comments 261 Comments
  1. SinR's Avatar
    another MONTH until 8.1

    and that's not even the raid unlocking
  1. Galathir's Avatar
    Dunno, cinematic was meh for me.
  1. mmoc30274401ab's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    another MONTH until 8.1

    and that's not even the raid unlocking
    Good. More time to get CE.
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Too long, 8.1 should have been this upcoming week or next, meh.
  1. Sastank's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    another MONTH until 8.1

    and that's not even the raid unlocking
    Just unsub till Classic? Another unhappy player? Bye
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    They're trying to make Malfurion badass again, way to overshadow Tyrande's updoot. 8.1.5 seems to be Zandalari and Kultiran release.
  1. Tsamane's Avatar
    Hoping for more warrior changes over the next month
  1. mmoc024535e5c7's Avatar
    Zandalari palas :O
    *faints*
  1. Bluebottom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    another MONTH until 8.1

    and that's not even the raid unlocking
    Why are you so excited for 8.1? You know the raid isn't being released December 11th right? It's going to be garbage story content and more WQ's/Warfronts/Isle Expeditions lol.
  1. Playintrafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    another MONTH until 8.1

    and that's not even the raid unlocking
    Way too soon tbh. Raid tiers should be 4-5 months minimum.

    Because if they aren't, then you end up with 18 month raid tiers at the end.
  1. mmoc679fbf879f's Avatar
    I am sorry but it si not fucking fun, that "lolololo Kultiras get another horse" The alliance have already been fucked over with faction mouns...
  1. Mivoc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    Too long, 8.1 should have been this upcoming week or next, meh.
    I disagree, that would be to early. Not everyone has had AOTC for months. I am sure there are tons of guilds still progressing on mythic and heroic.
  1. Jodmos's Avatar
    Blizzard are now just trolling alliance players with that Horse set up.
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mivoc View Post
    I disagree, that would be to early. Not everyone has had AOTC for months. I am sure there are tons of guilds still progressing on mythic and heroic.
    You do know the patch isn't coming with the raid right? Do people not listen where ion specifically said no raid til early next year?

    The systems themselves are SORELY needed right now.
  1. ryanmahaffe's Avatar
    4 months from launch to the first major patch
    Yikes.
    8.1 has a lot of good qualities but it should have been early yo mod November with the raid releasing mod December
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    glad i have like milion timewalking coins saved 2 new mounts inc
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    More Horses for the Alliance. They're also updating the weakest holiday and adding more useless Micro Holidays. 8.1.5 is the maintenance patch.
  1. Mivoc's Avatar
    “Children's Week adds Kul Tiran and Zandalari Orphan quests.”

    Obese children lol...
  1. runepower's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Softbottom View Post
    Why are you so excited for 8.1? You know the raid isn't being released December 11th right? It's going to be garbage story content and more WQ's/Warfronts/Isle Expeditions lol.
    alot of fixes that should have been in the expac from the start also alts take less time to lvl up and gets the neck upgrade instantly.
  1. cface's Avatar
    That war mode reward for alliance better be huge, so that every horde gang will gang up on that lone alliance out of envy

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