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Update: we now seemingly also have the logo and art for this leaked expansion, with some possible evidence backing up its credibility! You can check it out here.

When it comes to leaks, this one is far and above all the ones we've covered already, as it comes directly from the official World of Warcraft website's source code! While nothing is sure yet, the expansion name is a pretty big hint of its legitimacy, but it did appear relatively close to April Fools (but wasn't used in any of the April Fools content), so we still can't be certain if it's real or not.

As first spotted in the MMO Champion 10.0 speculation thread, the source code for the site holds the "Dragonflight" name of the next expansion, with references to "Base", "Heroic", and "Epic" editions, as Deventh showed:

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There is also the fact that an SSL certificate for dragonflight.blizzard.com was generated on March 29th, setting up the expansion's official page, as reported by joey102 in the Wowhead comments section.

The name itself is very much on-topic for the many other leaks, as many versions of the Dragon Isles being the 10.0 content have been "leaked" everywhere, and most players are expecting that to indeed be the next WoW expansion. This is a bit of a strange one in terms of possibly purpuseful leaks, and if it's an actual error it's a pretty big one - but since we don't yet know if it's real or not we'll just have to wait for April 19th for the official reveal! 

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So it could be Dragon Isles or at least something themed around dragons. This title doesn't sound creative and we already had a lot of dragon stuff in this game. Almost every expansion there was something related to them. Seems like this could be another filler expansion, so the story with the Void Lords will be on hold probably until another one. Another of these stories where we defeat some big bad, but then we learn that again even bigger threat is coming?

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It feels like they kinda wrote themselves into a corner with the dragons.    Deciding at the last minute to depower them all (*in a vague and unspecified way) at the end of cataclysm doesn't leave much room.     Their numbers have been decimated (several times!).    Black is nearly gone, green lost ysera and had a number corrupted, Alexstraza's lost a lot in prior wars and the blue had their whole civil war.      It doesn't feel like there's much left to do with them.

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40 minutes ago, Migol said:

It feels like they kinda wrote themselves into a corner with the dragons.    Deciding at the last minute to depower them all (*in a vague and unspecified way) at the end of cataclysm doesn't leave much room.     Their numbers have been decimated (several times!).    Black is nearly gone, green lost ysera and had a number corrupted, Alexstraza's lost a lot in prior wars and the blue had their whole civil war.      It doesn't feel like there's much left to do with them.

what was "vague and unspecified" about them putting all the power they had into the Dragon Soul?

"they have lost their titan-given power, which they sacrificed in order to empower the Dragon Soul"

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2 hours ago, Arcling said:

So it could be Dragon Isles or at least something themed around dragons. This title doesn't sound creative and we already had a lot of dragon stuff in this game. Almost every expansion there was something related to them. Seems like this could be another filler expansion, so the story with the Void Lords will be on hold probably until another one. Another of these stories where we defeat some big bad, but then we learn that again even bigger threat is coming?

I thought they’d taken a back seat since cata?

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4 hours ago, Migol said:

It doesn't feel like there's much left to do with them.

Agree to disagree - in a medieval-style fantasy world there is always more to do with dragons. In the past few expansions they've been somewhat neglected - we've had more dragon mounts than actual dragon lore in the game. Besides, dragons are always more forgiving from a writing perspective as they have less mortal properties - thus even if Blizzard will commit their usual logic errors in storytelling it's easier to just say "yeah, but these are dragons, that explains why they can do that".

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7 hours ago, Borgoff33 said:

what was "vague and unspecified" about them putting all the power they had into the Dragon Soul?

"they have lost their titan-given power, which they sacrificed in order to empower the Dragon Soul"

Because they haven't totally lost their Titan given powers, at least when Blizzard wants them to have it.    Chromie and the time dragons are still doing time hijinks.    Ysera seemed pretty damn powerful both as an ally and as an opponent in Legion.     Kalecgos still is at least archmage level enough to be on the Dalaran council, etc etc.    IE they still seem to have their unique flavors of power and whatnot.

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54 minutes ago, Migol said:

Because they haven't totally lost their Titan given powers, at least when Blizzard wants them to have it.    Chromie and the time dragons are still doing time hijinks.    Ysera seemed pretty damn powerful both as an ally and as an opponent in Legion.     Kalecgos still is at least archmage level enough to be on the Dalaran council, etc etc.    IE they still seem to have their unique flavors of power and whatnot.

Was reading that and remembering it took 4 Aspects, Thrall acting as a quazi-Nelthation and absolute unity to beat the latter's "Chromatus Opus", so to say.

And that thing is still not really dead stuck in a cage somewhere on Azeroth... whoops.

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8 hours ago, demonsblood69 said:

I thought they’d taken a back seat since cata?

In almost every expansion there were some dragon characters, be it friendly or hostile. So they never went away, Cata was when they were in the center, but since then we've had some smaller and bigger stories with them.

 

8 hours ago, Borgoff33 said:

what was "vague and unspecified" about them putting all the power they had into the Dragon Soul?

"they have lost their titan-given power, which they sacrificed in order to empower the Dragon Soul"

Not all of their power, they still have some and are quite formidable. Also that Titan power was in older lore, in newer lore they weren't empowered by Titans but by their Titan-forged servants who acquired some parts of their powers when Titans were "killed" (they were sort of resurrected in Legion) by Sargeras.

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7 hours ago, Migol said:

Because they haven't totally lost their Titan given powers, at least when Blizzard wants them to have it.    Chromie and the time dragons are still doing time hijinks.    Ysera seemed pretty damn powerful both as an ally and as an opponent in Legion.     Kalecgos still is at least archmage level enough to be on the Dalaran council, etc etc.    IE they still seem to have their unique flavors of power and whatnot.

a lot of that is because of the 2 different lore's in game lore and book/story lore. with in game lore they can still do a lot but within book/story lore the dragons have next to no powers and are now mortal. it really dose not help that Blizz keeps two kinds of lore going at the same time while also trying to make them one lore

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