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    World of Warcraft: Voidstorm

    On November 3rd, 2023, the tenth expansion will be announced.

    World of Warcraft: Voidstorm

    Adventurers will travel to the South Seas, seeking a way to stop Queen Azshara's Voidstorm. In the midst of the storm, Iridikron flies with the fury of Galakrond. Wherever he goes, darkness follows. The planet is being sundered, slowly ripped apart by the immense forces assaulting it.

    Meanwhile, the world-soul of Azeroth stirs from a terrible nightmare. The Harbinger is on the cusp of waking her up in the form of a terrifying manifestation of Shadow, ending all life in the process.

    The World Shaman, Thrall, will return to defend Azeroth from destruction. Fighting alongside the Earthen Ring, he will lead the champions of Azeroth into the elemental planes before finally, they will enter the core of the world to root out its corruption.

    This is the last expansion before Azeroth is revamped, and before we explore the other side of the world.

    Zones

    The zones of Voidstorm form a large archipelago, southeast of Kalimdor. Due to large distances between the larger islands, you will have to travel seamlessly between zones by ship. There are no loading screens, and you will sometimes catch some interesting sights as you travel. The updated version of Dragonriding will work on the islands, but it will come with limitations that make flying more challenging and a lot riskier until you've explored all of it.

    • The Undermine - a large subterranean zone accessed by sailing to Kezan. This is the northernmost island. The goblins who run this place have sought the aid of those who'd like to make a hefty sum, and risk their lives in the process.
    • Tel'Abim - a tropical island filled with sandy beaches and lush jungles. You'll find it in the south. While it looks idyllic, this island hides dark secrets within. And bananas.
    • Hiji - the stronghold of the Bloodsail Buccaneers, sometimes referred to as Plunder Isle, located in the eastern part of the archipelago. Lately, pirates from all over Azeroth have been gathering here at the request of one 'Nightsquall'. This was once a picturesque paradise, famous for its snow-capped mountains, tranquil Koi fish ponds, and beautifully arranged gardens. Now, it is the freebooter's paradise. But some say you can still catch a glimpse of a mermaid in the surf at dusk, if you watch closely.
    • Unnamed underwater zone - the remnants of a group of islands destroyed by the Cataclysm. Formerly the home of the Darkspear tribe, now they appear more like sharp cliffs jutting out of the sea. The zone itself is mostly below water, descending from the surface all the way to the bottom. It is now home to the Naga. Partially submerged, you will find the lost Titan facility of Uldaz in this location.
    • K'aresh - the broken remnants of a world once inhabited by those we call the Ethereals. This zone will become accessible in a later patch.
    • Unnamed islands - there are lots of smaller islands to be found at sea. These are sometimes procedurally generated, and are part of an endgame gameplay system.

    Main Gameplay Features

    • Dragonriding returns, but your mounts will work both in the air and underwater. You'll have to unlock it gradually.
    • Explore as many islands as you want with your own ship, and earn loot.
    • Two new playable races: an underwater species at launch (I don't know its name) and Ethereals once we reach K'aresh. Both are neutral.
    • Most content becomes account-wide.
    • No new classes or specializations, but now that most classes have been made available to all playable races, there will be lots of new glyphs that allow you to alter the appearance of many of your spells. This looks great. One of them turns your Paladin abilities from gold to silver.
    • The campaign with Thrall will keep you busy for the entire expansion, and takes you across the world. It's not just a collection of quests, but a really good story with impactful cutscenes and cinematics, unique rewards and superb voice acting from Chris Metzen. You will meet the Elemental Lords, dragons, Wild Gods, and some ancient creatures you've never even heard of. By the end of it, you will come to see Azeroth in a whole new light.

    See you in November!




    Last edited by BananaCrates; 2023-08-27 at 08:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaCrates View Post
    -snip- mod note: there's no need to quote the entire post, especially when you're the first to respond

    This: Most content becomes account-wide.


    Makes me 100% think its fake :P Blizzard make things account wide. make all players happy ? and not try to keep them do boring shit over and over, to keep people playing.

    NONONONO


    But lets say this was true. Own boat, I guess some kind of player housing, that would be a big "W" .

    Everything account wide, would be even a bigger W, would make the game so good.
    Last edited by Venara; 2023-08-27 at 10:33 PM.

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    Underwater version of dragonriding would be cool as fuck imo, but "your mounts will work both in the air and underwater" sounds dumb. I'd prefer actual underwater mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerph- View Post
    Underwater version of dragonriding would be cool as fuck imo, but "your mounts will work both in the air and underwater" sounds dumb. I'd prefer actual underwater mounts.
    Yes true. We only have 1 underwater zone sadly. i really want more.

    Still love that one zone

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    Obviously fake. But man I wish this was true.
    I will not reply to posts that are non-constructive or contain flaming and/or trolling.

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    Sigh....

    Once again, no Yrel means no dice

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    that's a terrible awful name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerph- View Post
    Underwater version of dragonriding would be cool as fuck imo, but "your mounts will work both in the air and underwater" sounds dumb. I'd prefer actual underwater mounts.
    There's also the slight issue that Blizzard already confirmed that it isn't going away in the first place.

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    This is the ONLY non-revamp expansion I want. Funny enough, this sounds like the "Before the Storm" leaks that said Azshara was making a giant storm, prior to BFA reveal (based on the name of the book).

    I am guessing the "underwater" race would be Ankoan Jinyu, which have gotten a few hints in DF.

    Plunder Isle being an ex-Pandaren(?) settlement is an interesting idea, though I wish it was more classical Treasure Island.
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    How epic would it be, if they literally did this on stage:
    This is the last expansion... silence... [People start murmuring]... before Azeroth is revamped, and before we explore the other side of the world.!
    ___________( •̪●) --(FOR THE ALLIANCE!)
    ░░░░░░███████ ]▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▃
    ▂▄▅█████████▅▄▃▂
    I███████████████████].
    ◥⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙◤...

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    There's also the slight issue that Blizzard already confirmed that it isn't going away in the first place.
    One zone not having dragonriding would be rough, it makes sense for the one underwater zone to act the same way with riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    One zone not having dragonriding would be rough, it makes sense for the one underwater zone to act the same way with riding.
    Water is a whole different thing than air, though. Being able to just hover is perfectly sensible there. So it'd need completely different mechanics.

    IMO they should add more enviromental effects to both Dragonriding and underwater travel outside of just races.

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    I mean fake and all, but this sounds like an awesome experience.

    It does make me think it would be fun that in a Naval/Sea Exploration expansion, Boralus and Dazar'Alor returned as the Main Hubs, with both of them revamped so their Harbor Areas serve as fully functional Major Cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    There's also the slight issue that Blizzard already confirmed that it isn't going away in the first place.
    It wouldn't need to go away. I meant having a separate underwater riding + water mounts in addition to dragonriding. It would probably be too much work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWholeLifeIsThunder View Post
    I mean fake and all, but this sounds like an awesome experience.

    It does make me think it would be fun that in a Naval/Sea Exploration expansion, Boralus and Dazar'Alor returned as the Main Hubs, with both of them revamped so their Harbor Areas serve as fully functional Major Cities.
    As long as it's done right and not the watered down piss ass version we got in warlords

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    Favorite 'leak' thus far.
    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    Except it would only be "textbook" confirmation bias if I fully believed that a third spec was actually coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaCrates View Post
    It's not just a collection of quests, but a really good story with impactful cutscenes and cinematics
    I could've believed this, but then there was this line that gave away the joke. Blizzard hasn't done "good story" since Legion, at least, possibly Pandaria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    that's a terrible awful name
    Funny enough, this is what makes it somewhat believable for me.

    We've had quite a few terrible expansion names over the last few years. This would just be icing on the cake.

    Like there could have been dozens of names more creative than "Battle For Azeroth" or "Shadowlands" or even "Dragonflight"

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    One single post, created this month, and already banned? Must be someone trying to dodge an existing ban.
    "Torturing someone is not an evil thing to do if it is done for good reasons" by Varodoc
    "You sit in OG/SW waiting on a Mythic+ queue" by Altmer <- Oh, the pearls in this forum...
    "They sort of did this Dragonriding, which ushered in the Dracthyr race." by Teriz <- the BS some people reach for their narratives...

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    I don't really care about WoW lore/story, but Azeroth being threatened by some big bad who is going to end all life sounds incredibly boring.
    Also the whole expansion of Thrall feels completely cooked, even though I kinda like Metzen.

    A whole expansion without any gameplay features. Yeah.

    Luckily none of it is true

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