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Shadowlands: Chains of Domination and Burning Crusade: Classic
Blizzard appears to have posted PR information for some of their upcoming announcements.

Lots of spoilers below!


Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated . . . but the power of the Maw still grows. In Chains of Domination™, the upcoming first major content update for World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands, players will delve into new depths of the Jailer’s hopeless domain, seeking to understand the true nature of his malignant plans. Backed by the renewed might of the four Covenants, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance will take the fight for the Shadowlands to the seat of the Jailer’s power. But the Banished One has a terrible new champion in his service—a cruel instrument of despair conscripted by Sylvanas Windrunner, capable of instilling dread into the hearts of Azeroth’s heroes like no creature of the Shadowlands.

  • Discover the Mysteries of Korthia - The Jailer is searching for the key to fulfill his twisted designs—and he has pulled a fragment of a long-lost domain into the Maw itself to find it. Seek answers in ancient Korthia, the City of Secrets, and engage in new quests and outdoor activities.
  • The Covenants Strike Back - With the strength of the kyrian, night fae, necrolords, and venthyr restored, embark on a campaign to unite the four covenants—and together, launch an assault against the Jailer in his home territory.
  • Raid the Sanctum of Domination - Brave treacherous, unexplored reaches of Torghast in a new 10-boss raid: the Sanctum of Domination. Encounter the true Eye of the Jailer, turn the tide against the Tarragrue, and come face-to-face with the Banshee Queen herself in a fateful confrontation.
  • New Mega-dungeon - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market—Gather your party and discover exotic wares and strange creatures in an eight-boss Mythic mega-dungeon set in a bazaar of the mysterious Brokers, and culminating in a high-stakes heist to steal powerful artifacts from Azeroth.
  • And More - Gear up for Shadowlands Raid, Dungeon, and PvP Season 2, with a seasonal Mythic Keystone dungeon affix themed around the Jailer’s power; don new Covenant cosmetic armor sets that any class can wear; expand the powers of your Soulbinds and Conduits; add new mounts and pets to your menagerie; Unlock flying in the Covenants’ four domains; and much more.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Journey through the Dark Portal once again in World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™! Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade summoned the heroes of Azeroth to the shattered and fel-scarred realm of Outland to stop an invasion of the demonic Burning Legion. In 2021, Blizzard Entertainment’s recreation of the first World of Warcraft expansion will give players from around the world a chance to return to Outland as it once was to relive an era of timeless adventure—or experience what awaits beyond the Dark Portal for the first time.

  • Rediscover the Broken World of Outland – Flee the fel reavers who roam Hellfire Peninsula, dive deep beneath the swamps of Zangarmarsh to confront what lurks below, and clash with the demonic agents of the Burning Legion in the shadow of the Black Temple.
  • Join the Fight as a Blood Elf or Draenei – The ranks of the Horde and the Alliance grow! Fight for the Horde as the blood elves, seeking a new source of the arcane power that once sustained them, or join the Alliance as the draenei, exiles from Outland in search of a new home.
  • The Saga Unfolds Over Time – Content from the original game will roll out in phases, at a cadence paced for the WoW Classic community. Prepare for the opening of the Black Temple, gear up to confront the gods of Zul’Aman, and gather your allies to face the fury of the Sunwell.
  • Burning Crusade Features Reborn – Prove your prowess in the Arena PvP system, enhance your gear with the Jewelcrafting profession, take to the skies over Outland on flying mounts, choose whether to seek the aid of the Aldor or the Scryers of Shattrath, and much more.
  • Choose Your Era – Prior to Burning Crusade Classic’s release, WoW Classic players can decide whether to advance each of their characters to the Burning Crusade era with the rest of their realm, or to continue playing the original WoW Classic content on new Classic Era servers.
  • Included With Existing World of Warcraft Subscriptions – As with WoW Classic, anyone who subscribes to World of Warcraft can also play Burning Crusade Classic at no additional cost, giving players the freedom to enjoy multiple eras of Azeroth at their own pace.

Shadowlands - Chains of Domination




Burning Crusade Classic


This article was originally published in forum thread: Shadowlands: Chains of Domination and Burning Crusade: Classic started by chaud View original post
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  1. Jibjub's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Santas View Post
    TBC? Been there, done that. I fail to see the appeal of playing Classic or any of the previous expansions.

    As for 9.1, well, my expectations were low -- but damn, this is super underwhelming and 'boring'. I won't be renewing for this, unless they got more in store. We'll see in Blizzcon.
    You seem like you'd be fun at parties.
  1. Sensa1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by anon5123 View Post
    It didn't become that if you didn't actively seek that.

    I played Classic from launch to 15/15 Naxx and I never experienced "minmax faction colluding hellhole".

    /shrug
    pretty much in the same boat myself...launch until now I've only had a few negative experiences in Classic. Full disclosure...levelled 3 characters to 60 without a guild and pugged Ony, MC and ZG on my main...so I avoided Guild drama but survived all else, including dungeon / raid pugs with few, if any, issues.

    I also agree that you get what you seek...a lot of these posts from others complaining about toxicity and/or min/maxing in Classic are a) exaggerating or just making it up (and if you checked their post history you would no doubt find they were anti Classic to begin with); or B) are exactly the type of player they are complaining about - toxic min/maxers - that could't take the heat from the crowd they were running with, either due to a lack of a thick skin or player skill, and just come to these forums to vent and trash Classic to compensate for their shortcomings.
  1. DarkAmbient's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Niwes View Post
    eehrm, what if you wanna do both with your char ???
    You shouldn't be allowed to do both. Either stay 60 or move on.
  1. Santas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jibjub View Post
    You seem like you'd be fun at parties.
    Well, I'm actually quite easy, and 9.1 looking like a big fat nothing tells a lot. I lost count on how many times Jeremy used the word 'brand-new' or 'never before seen', at this point they're even trying to convince themselves.
  1. Lolites's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zka View Post
    Soo people who even weeks ago thought classic BC won't happen, where are they now? So pathetic
    people who claimed classic wow will surpass and kill retail and will have milions (or even dozens of milions) of players forever, where are they now?

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    classic wont fail, it just loses players once they finish the content - which is pretty damn quickly.
    depends what you mean by "fail", some people (nerovar among them) were claiming classic wil have milions of players forever and it will kill retail, so by their measures it failed and they are still in denial about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by blankfaced View Post
    And why exactly is the dungeon Mythic only? Would it really have been that difficult to include a heroic version that could be done through LFD? I mean it's clearly not because they did it with Mechagon. Also, 15$ a month for a game thats over 15 years old? Should be free. Why I never got into Classic, i'm not paying for something that i already basically paid for to replay it 15 years later....

    Do i repay for my old gameboy games when I whip em into my gameboy? No.
    both of previous megadungeon (kara and mechagon) were like that, its not unexpected...

    btw, the gamebasicaly IS free, you got THIRD game in the one subscription... they are not a charity ffs, and 15 bucks for sub to 2 games was grea, for 3 its a fucking steal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glowpipe View Post
    https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/ga...tus/classic-eu

    10 high pop servers and not even a single full pop server. compared to over 20 full and over 50 high on release is a rather good indicator that classic is indeed considered ”Dead”
    wouldnt say dead, but it definitely lost huge majority of players, as expected

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    Quote Originally Posted by glowpipe View Post
    nah obviously the official blizzard population stats on servers are not a good indicator on server/game population
    well ofc, his opinion is much more relevant than actual data!
  1. Niwes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAmbient View Post
    You shouldn't be allowed to do both. Either stay 60 or move on.
    it seems my question was relevant to others too, since they do addtionally char copy as paid service. had wondered myself if they had not offered anything, because a lot of ppl are not that much into „either stay 60 or move on“ or „meaningful choices“ and think a bit further than their nose. but the way they do it now, is perfectly fine.

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