Just less than a decade ago, we were famously “NOT PREPARED!” We strapped on our gear, formed raid groups and made tracks straight to the Black Temple to prove that we were. We cried when the Warglaives of Azzinoth didn’t drop, and lost our shit when they did… and then slowly, Black Temple and all of Outland faded, only to be known as that place where the best transmog runs took place.
Yesterday at Gamescom in Germany, Blizzard took to the stage to announce Legion, the brand new expansion for the long-running MMORPG, World of Warcraft, making it abundantly clear that once again we were NOT prepared!
The live presentation began with a cinematic teaser trailer where we found Gul’dan, the infamous Orc Shaman, uncovering the legendary betrayer, Illidan Stormrage! And just like that, every WoW lover hopped aboard the hype train, /cheering their way across the whole of Azeroth!
If the bright green arcane markings weren’t enough, Blizzard released a goose bump-inducing video touching on some of the new features we can expect to enjoy.
Leading up to the official launch, marking the return of The Burning Legion, players will have to face hordes of demons in a zone known as the Tomb of Sargeras. Dalaran City will also return as the main player city hub, so let’s all get ready to hop around the fountains one more time!
The biggest Legion news is that the expansion will introduce a brand new continent called The Broken Isles, raise the level cap to a sexy 110 as well as introduce a brand new class known as the Demon Hunter (playable by Night Elves and Blood Elves).
The lovers of lore went weak in the knees when it was announced that Alleria and Turalyon were making their return, then they fainted completely when the legendary Ashbringer and Doomhammer weapons appeared onscreen.
Each class spec has their own unique Artifact Weapon and a unique quest tied to it. These weapons are completely customisable, allowing you to change the colour as well as the design to that which best reflects your play style.
Many new dungeons and raids are being added, all with added incentives to keep on completing them even after you’ve received your desired loot. The Emerald Nightmare raid finally allows players to see the Emerald Dream, exploring what’s behind those portals that we came across in the early days of WoW.
- Honor rank 1-50: as you progress, you earn perks, bonuses and talents.
- Examples: Abolish Magic, Adaptation, Blood and Soil, Initiation, Mind Quickness, Necrotic Strike.
- Prestige: Gain Prestige Ranks. If you want, you can reset your honour level and go through it again for cosmetic reasons.
- Earn Portrait Badges to see how many times you have “Prestiged”, unique mounts (ex was Black Warhorse), Unique PvP Artifact Variants
Here’s the full Legion Overview Video that was played at Gamescom:
FOR THE HORDE… AND THE ALLIANCE!