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World of Warcraft BlizzCon 2019 Q&A Recap

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A summary of all WoW questions that have been answered during the BlizzCon Q&A.

Check out our BlizzCon 2019 Content Hub for more details!

World of Warcraft Q&A Recap

  • It will be easier to get Heritage Armor after the leveling squish.
  • In the Shadowlands, we're going to learn more about Sylvanas' motives. She started working with the Jailer sooner, around the time of the Edge of Night short story.
  • War Mode is going to work in the Shadowlands.
  • They have no intention to disable Covenant abilities in PvP, but certain restrictions may apply if they would have to water down an ability completely.
  • Flying is going to work the same was as in previous expansions.
  • HD characters would feel out of place in WoW Classic, they're not doing that.
  • Legendary items will become transmogable in the near future.
  • The Jailer is going to be driving the core of the storyline. He is the main antagonist of the expansion.
  • Heart of Azeroth will not be depleted in Patch 9.0. Essences and Azerite powers won't work in the Shadowlands, but they'll still function in Timewalking.
  • More than 40 customization options for Blood Elves are planned.
  • Canonically, the Alliance won at Stromgarde and Darkshore.
  • TBC servers are a possibility in the future. They don't know how to approach the progress, though. Would it make sense to allow players from WoW Classic to move to TBC servers next? They're not opposed the idea, but they'd have to approach it carefully.
  • Shadowlands is the first step in exploring the cosmology of World of Warcraft.
  • Resurrecting is going to be different in the Shadowlands. The aesthetic will be different, but we will be nudged by Azeroth to return to life and save cosmos as opposed to Spirit Healers in Azeroth.
  • The owl people are Kyrian Soulbounds in the Shadowlands.
  • There will be 16 Covenant Armor Sets in Shadowlands, there are no plans for the return of Class Sets in the initial patch of Shadowlands, but they may return in the future.
  • They're listening to feedback and agree that Class Sets made raiding compelling.

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

The owl people are Kyrian Soulbounds in the Shadowlands.

I reeeeeaaaally hope those owl people become a playable Allied race. They're too cute.

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:


I reeeeeaaaally hope those owl people become a playable Allied race. They're too cute.

The owl people WERE people. They lived their lives, died and their souls are now owl people.

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