The upcoming World of Warcraft: Legion, which Blizzard announced at Gamescom today, looks like it will be full of changes and additions people wanted to see in the game. Let’s go over a few of them.
We’re gonna see the Tomb of Sargeras
The Tomb of Sargeras, resting place of the dark titan Sargeras, was always a mythical place in WoW‘s lore. People always imagined this tomb as an epic battlefield, maybe even the setting of the game’s final raid. That’s not the case, but it will be in Legion, and we’ll likely see one hell of a clash between the Horde, the Alliance, and the Burning Legion.
New PvP Honour System
PvP in Warlords of Draenor is a bit messy right now. The wait to get into the level 100 PvP zone Ashran sometimes takes hours and the loot is never worth it. More importantly, it’s just not fun. A completely redesigned system for PvP is really good news. It will use talents designed entirely for PvP, so PvE won’t mess up battlegrounds and PvP. It will be an entirely separate thing.
Illidan and Demon Hunters
The Burning Crusade‘s main villain is back, and he brought the Demon Hunter hero class with him. They look very cool and, for the first time in WoW history, we have a class that can double jump! Demon Hunters basically look and move like Illidan himself.
The Emerald Nightmare
Ah yes, The Emerald Nightmare, the corrupted area within the Emerald Dream. It’s mentioned so much in WoW novels and all over the lore, yet we’ve never been able to visit it in the game. Finally, it will be added, as a raid zone with seven bosses.
Dalaran returns as a neutral hub
World of Warcraft hasn’t had a neutral capital city, where both Alliance and Horde players can hang out at the same time, since Wrath of the Lich King (that’s three expansions ago). Dalaran, the floating magocratic city-state of Northrend, was an awesome place to socialise and it’s really good news they’re bringing it back.
This will be a completely new way of gearing. They’re adding 36 of the most powerful weapons in WoW, like Ashbringer and Doomhammer, all customisable, and with the ability to level them up.
Class Orders and Order Halls
Now this is something totally unexpected. Each class gets its own base in the form of Order Halls. Something like Warlords of Draenor‘s Garrisons. But after the loneliness of the Garrison system, a place shared with other people will be a very positive thing.