World of Warcraft

Asmongold explains why WoW Shadowlands may be “greatest expansion ever”

Published: 22/Apr/2020 7:35 Updated: 9/Nov/2020 1:30

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch superstar Asmongold has revealed he believes World of Warcraft’s upcoming 2020 expansion Shadowlands could be the “greatest ever,” especially when it comes to breathing new life into Blizzard’s long-standing MMORPG.

Since Asmongold ended his streaming hiatus, the WoW star has been more open about his thoughts on Blizzard’s directions in their flagship MMORPG. Last month he warned Burning Crusade could “alienate” Classic fans.

This month, the streamer has been grinding the Shadowlands ‘expac’ alpha, which will likely see a full release in late 2020. According to Asmongold, you won’t want to miss it ⁠— as it may just be the “greatest expansion ever.”

Asmongold has high hopes for Shadowlands after getting his hands on the expansion's alpha release.
Asmongold has high hopes for Shadowlands after getting his hands on the expansion’s alpha release.

It’s high praise, especially this far into the title’s lifespan. With hugely-popular expansions like Wrath of the Lich King and Legion in the books, it also seems like a near-impossible task, but Asmongold believes Blizzard are on the right path.

In particular, the WoW star said he was “really, really impressed” with the feedback Blizzard had taken on board from BFA. From aiming to make players “feel powerful” again, to leveling fixes, Asmongold said it’s “looking good.”

“It looks so much better than BFA looked at this stage [alpha], and… even better than Legion. Honestly! Better than Warlords [of Draenor] too. I’m really excited to see what they’re going to do going forward,” the streamer admitted.

Players have already had a taste of what Shadowlands has to offer after Sylvanas and the Lich King clashed in a cinematic trailer.
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Players have already had a taste of what Shadowlands has to offer after Sylvanas and the Lich King clashed in a cinematic trailer.

According to Asmongold, who spoke at length about his Shadowlands alpha experience in a video shared on YouTube, the main reason he’s feeling so positive about the impending drop is because it seems like “Blizzard are trying to be better.”

“What they’re doing with Shadowlands makes me feel more inspired, honestly. Now that I’ve played the alpha… overall my excitement is pretty high. It might be the best ever, but Blizzard is taking steps to make the game better,” he said.

“I see how many interviews they’re doing, how open they’re being on Twitter. It feels like they are making the development process for Shadowlands a cooperative process now. I think it will make the expansion one of the best.”

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 26:28 in the video below.

He did add there were a few “missed moments” from the devs too though. In particular, he admitted he “wasn’t a fan” of Sylvanas killing the Lich King in a Shadowlands cinematic. It should have been more personal, he explained.

“If using Sylvanas as a plot device is what we have to do, it is what it is,” he said. “Instead, I would have preferred if N’Zoth won… and killed us all. That could be why we’re in the Shadowlands. That would have been f**king awesome.”


World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin


World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
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Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!