Blizzard has revealed their new WoW expansion, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
Once again, the Alliance and Horde are at each other's throats, vying for new allies to their cause, as the two sides rage war once more in the battle for Azeroth.
The Alliance is headed for Kul'Teras, jaina proudmoore's homeland and once an island that was allied with the Alliance. Jaina now seeks to gain them to their side in their battle against the Horde.
The way this expansion will work so far for both factions, is that both of them will have their own island to claim and rally forced to their respective sides, as they prepare to lay seige to each other's island.
The expansion will not feature any new classes to play with, but it will feature a few new races (likely to play as), as well as being able to unlock new appearances for them. The level cap has also been increased to 120, and upon reaching that level, you will then be able to earn a special set of Heritage Armor.
There are also uncharted islands to visit and plunder, as well as PVE/PVP areas within those uncharted islands, to what takes your fancy.
The game will feature Warfronts, a new take on Warcraft's old RTS Heritage , where groups of 20 build up their forces and launch assaults on strategic locations. You will lead the charge along with your army (under your command), as you siege outpots and enemy commanders. Of course, there will still be the usual raids and quests to go through, with world quests making another return as well.
legion's legendary weapons will remain with the previous expansion, but that system will make a return with the new one, in the form of Azerite, where you can customize your armor with new traits and appearances.
Also to make note, Blizzard has also announced "World of Warcraft: Classic", where they seek to bring back the vanilla WoW experience with servers of their own that restore the old experience, for players wanting to relive the vanilla WoW days (like myself).
I'm happy to finally see the return of Alliance vs Horde in it's purest form (not just a third faction getting in the way like the past few expansions). Though I ended up skipping on legion halfway through the expansion, I think I'll be giving the new one a shot, as I'm a fan of Pirate themed content (which shows in the game trailer) and of course, the lore itself, which I've been into since the vanilla days.
As for the Classic server option, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how that will turn out, but I wasn't fond of how Blizzard was fobbing off fans who bought those old servers off them, or had their own, while trying to recreate the vanilla experience, and Blizzard didn't say anything about this idea of theirs until now.
Either way I'm looking forward to the new expansion and what's the become of Sylvanas and Anduin.