Blizzard Entertainment threw the house out the window with the roadmap for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. Six major updates scheduled for 2023, including the seasons 2 and 3, it is not turkey mucus; fans are closely following the development of the MMORPG this year. As of this writing, the next major batch of news is the patch 1.10which doesn’t have a release date yet but (we suspect) should arrive in April or May.
Interviewing those responsible for the game, director Morgan Day mentioned that the contents of Embers of Neltharion —a name that had leaked months ago— should hit the PTR/RPP this week. In case you were not very up to date with the rumors and information mining that take place on the internet, in broad strokes you should know that its history content leads us to explore a Azeroth underground areanamed Zaralek Caverns.
The level of equipment of the new raid will be “consistent” with what has been seen so far
It had been planned since the beginning of Dragonflight’s development, Morgan explains; and extends a good part of the history of that launch. We will find, along with debutant missions, a new allied race: the Niffins, some mole-like beings. We will also have at least one new draconic mount to tame and (for the enthusiasts) a new RAID. Is about Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible; It has nine bosses and three exit difficulties.
By the way, the season 2 dungeons are these:
- Four from Dragonflight that were not previously Mythic+ (Neltharus, Uldaman, Infusion Rooms, Leatherleaf Hollow)
- Four classics return (Rotten Catacombs, Freehold, Neltharion’s Lair, Vortex Spire)
In another vein, the WoW 10.1 preview mentioned a number of interface changes that you might not have on your radar. I asked Blizzard about it, considering that Dragonflight had started a series of changes and customization features to modernize the HUD, and Morgan defined the immediate future as a sort of “part 2” of what was seen in that one.
“The party manager, the mission tractor, the raid boxes, the in-game mission display, edit mode changes, and other outdated areas are going to receive attention,” the creative explains to me. “If I’m not mistaken, I think we’ve also revamped the resource bars for the classes, like what we did with the death knight runes.”