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New World of Warcraft expansion possibly leaked before BlizzCon

Published: 27/Oct/2019 21:16 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 22:00

by Scott Robertson

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Numerous leaked images have revealed a new potential expansion for World of Warcraft titled ‘Shadowlands’. This would be the seventh WoW expansion, and the first big release for retail WoW since Classic launched.

The release of World of Warcraft Classic brought lots of attention to the legendary MMORPG, while also attracting plenty of new and old players to its old school servers.

But while the future of Classic is still in question, as are the methods for how Blizzard plans to roll out Classic content, the WoW dev team hasn’t forgotten about the current retail version of the game, and new leaks have indicated that a new expansion is on its way soon.

Leaked images have revealed merch, concept art, logos, and advertisements for World of Warcraft Shadowlands. Fans are anticipating that this will be the latest expansion for WoW, and that details will be revealed at BlizzCon in November.

In the leaked image showcasing Shadowlands themed merchandise, there’s a render of Lich King Bolvar Fordragon, who took on the mantle of Lich King after the previous king, Arthas Menethil, was slain.

Blizzard / MMO ChampionThe alleged leak featuring Lich King Bolvar Fordragon

Fans quickly pointed out that the image could be fake because his eyes are blue instead of fiery red, but lore enthusiasts backed up the idea that he’s had the Lich King’s helm on so long that it’s taken over. Or, as reddit user ant0szek remarked, he could have just re-specialized to frost.

Another leak surfaced that appears to be some sort of advertisement, inviting players to “enter the Shadowlands”. In the game, the Shadowlands is the world the character sees when they have died and have yet to revive. The image reads:

“Explore the glorious land of Bastion! Meet the noble Kyrian! Discover new abilities!”

Blizzard / MMO ChampionThe alleged leaked new logo and concept art

The image prominently shows the presumed logo for the upcoming expansion, with a stark black and white design, that resembles the colorless black-and-white imagery of the in-game Shadowlands that a player sees when they die.

There’s also a mystical, ghostly blue magical castle that’s surrounded by rolling yellow-orange plains. According to some fans on reddit, this castle’s aesthetic matches that of the Sylverian Dreamer mount added to the store during the previous expansion, Battle for Azeroth.

This follows a pattern referred to as the “store mount theory” that’s based on the idea that store mounts are introduced an expansion prior to the one they can be found regularly.

At the end of the day, all that’s been released so far are unconfirmed leaks, and there’s been no official comment, only speculation. But if this BlizzCon is to be as epic as Blizzard expects and needs to be, then a new expansion would be perfect for pleasing its WoW audience.

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.