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Many players are wondering about the fate of the Shadowlands after the long delay of patch 9.1 and all the recent troubles at Blizzard, as we're all unsure how the expansion will play out and how long it will actually last. One of the comparisons players have been drawing is with Warlords of Draenor and a potential re-focusing on the next expansion at the cost of the current one, so this video covering everything that was cut from WoD in favor of Legion development seems pretty relevant at this particular point in time.

Hirumaredx has a very solid and in-depth video going over the many elements cut from Warlords, with BlizzCon clips where the devs announce some features that never came, quickly deleted official site posts and more. The highlights are probably the new faction capitals that were supposed to be there in Draenor, ofc the Ogre continent and Farahlon zones, a Shattrah raid, trophies for your garrison, Grommash as the final boss, Gorehowl as a legendary, class accessories and Medivh himself!

The full video is well worth watching, but if you're only interested in specifics, here's the list:

Intro: (0:00) Alliance City: (0:02) Horde City: (0:27) Ogre Continent: (0:58) Farahlon: (1:17) Frostfire Purple Desert: (2:14) Shattrath Raid: (2:42) Garrison in any zone: (3:20) Trophies: (4:04) Renaming your Followers: (4:20) Tier 3 customization: (4:49) Specific Follower Missions: (5:45) Garrison buildings wherever you want: (6:34) Cleave Tertiary Stat : (7:07) Gromash Hellscream Final Boss : (7:55) The Chronal Spire : (8:14) Gorehowl legendary : (8:50) Broken Horn Village : (9:42) Kargath Survives : (10:07) Class Accessories : (10:25) Zangarmarsh Zone: (10:38) The 4 Scrapped Battlegrounds : (11:03) Ages of War Await : (11:37) Early Gorgrond Trains : (11:56) Feral Worgen storyline : (12:20) Maraad & Yrel relationship : (12:44) Removed Islands : (13:01) Medivh Cameo : (13:16) Trial of the Gladiator : (13:34).

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I haven't set food in WoD since the timewalking campaign became a thing......though i do think you should be able to stay in timewalking campaign mode at all time, even at level 50, being kicked out of it without a choice is bloody annoying.

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36 minutes ago, durdyenglish said:

WOD should have been great, Shadowlands will get condensed the same way

Sadly yes

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The difference is that they did not promise much for Shadowlands simply because they had nothing to show back at Blizzcon. With WoD they had a lot planned, they just clearly had serious issues getting Garrisons to work anywhere close to what was promised. I still have no idea why they backtracked on Karabor and Bladespire though.

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1 hour ago, durdyenglish said:

WOD should have been great, Shadowlands will get condensed the same way

The way it looks right now, seems very possible that 9.2 will be the last major patch. And we're probably going to have to wait something like 8 months, if not more.

Some WoD stuff likely never left the planning stage, a lot of things seemed poorly organised, although some zones and quests were pretty good. Other things, like ogre continent, couldn't happen now with current lore, so it doesn't even exist.

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The thing is, at this point in the story there isn't really much of a reason for there to be more than one more patch is there?

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I love how each time he kept talking about the Garrison being put into a new zone that they keep looking at him like.  Dude.. calm down.. we aren't even got that far yet.

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6 hours ago, Nym85 said:

The thing is, at this point in the story there isn't really much of a reason for there to be more than one more patch is there?

True, doesn't seem like it. They would really have to stretch things out.

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The main features of WoD which were announced but never added that I would've liked to have seen:

  • Alliance/Horde Capitols (frankly tired of them shoe-horning reasons for us to return to Stormwind/Orgrimmar each expansion)
  • Shattrath Raid (the location and assets exist, and would make so much more sense)
  • Ogre Continent (this is where High Maul raid should've been)
  • Farahlon (huge fan of TBC back in the day including Netherstorm. Not including Farahlon in alt-Draenor is a travesty)
  • Garrisons in any zone (pick any zone, position buildings anywhere, name any follower etc)

Draenor could've been expanded so much more, and would've been interesting if they had foregone their standard "New expansion every 2 years", and had Draenor run for 3-4 years. Plenty of things that could've been done with the expansion to stretch things out. It's an entire fricking other planet for crying out loud !!!

As it stands, Shadowlands is almost certainly gonna end with 9.2 with a posisble 9.2.5 to fill the time gap between expansions. Given recent drama, and the almost certain lack of development, 9.2 is gonna be even further delayed than 9.1 was. We'd be lucky to see 10.0 by the end of 2022. Or maybe they choose to end WoW with Shadowlands, I dunno. Things aren't looking all that great overall right now.

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Honestly I would far rather they started making use of the existing world. One of the biggest complaints of the Horde is that their cities get raided 24/7. Imo I would have used the Chronal Spire to get us (and only a very small number of select heroes from Azeroth) to Draenor and NEVER had us collapse the Dark Portal until the end of the xpac. Blasted Lands and Swamp of Sorrows would be max level zone with elite war quests and the raid before or after BRF would have been Siege of Stormwind. That would have made the Iron Horde actually feel dangerous.

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I'm in WOD now, trying to figure out why the dang, sorry, forgot who I am thinking about.   It has always seem to be lacking even when it came out.  I pretty much by pass the opening by using the fire on TImeless Isle in Panda Land.  I don't fish or cook but do get the professions up.  Where were the capital cities suppose to  be located?

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