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A Look Back at the WoW: Dragonflight "Leak" from February 2022

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With the Season of Leaks in full swing, we've seen many fake leaks on Patch 10.0 and the next WoW expansion. In this post, we're taking a look at the only leak named "Dragonflight" from February 8 that mentions 4 new classes and player housing.

Disclaimer

Please note that nothing has been officially confirmed and there is a high likelihood of this leak being fake. We'll have to wait until April 19, 2022, for the official reveal by Blizzard. With that said, I thought it would be interesting to cover it for multiple reasons:

a) The leak says the new expansion is called "Dragonflight" and dates back to February 2022.

b) A few hours ago, source code on the official World of Warcraft site revealed what appears to be the name of World of Warcraft's next expansion, which also happens to be "Dragonflight". On top of that, we also saw new artwork mentioning "Dragonflight".

c) The post hasn't been edited by anyone since February 8, 2022, when the OP was banned on the MMO-C forums. If, in fact, the new expansion is called "Dragonflight", the leaker got at least the name right.

d) Some information present in the leak coincides with new quests / encrypted content from Patch 9.2.5.

WoW: Dragonflight Leak Highlights

The following section covers the main highlights of the Dragonflight leak posted on February 8, 2022, on the MMO-C forums. You can read it here.

  • The leak mentions Chromatus as the main villain of the expansion with a "focus on minor stories".
  • According to the leak, the level cap will "not be increased" and everything is described as "max level content".
  • We're supposed to get "6 disconnected zones (with 2 of them being revamped)". This portion of the leak is particularly interesting because Patch 9.2.5 hints at new encrypted content in Tirisfal Glades and there's a new Blood Elf questline taking place in Quel'thalas. The following information can be found in the leak:
    • Lordaeron is supposedly getting a revamp with updates to Tirisfal Glades and Plaguelands, with the focus on Scarlet/Light.
    • Quel'thalas (Eversong/Ghostlands) is supposed to be revamped too with Silvermoon City becoming hostile, just like Suramar.
  • Dragon Isles are described as "one zone split into multiple maps, located between the Broken Isles and Northrend".
  • Player housing is "supposedly in the works".
  • The leak mentions two new professions: Carpenter and Logger.
  • Dalaran should be the main hub of the expansion.
  • The leak mentions "Undermine" -- a fully underground city beneath Kezan with criminals and an Uncrowned story. Another underground zone named "Uldaz" should contain a Titan/Elune story.
  • According to the leak, we will encounter creatures named "Balor" -- a halfling race dealing with primordial fel enemies (proto demons).
  • The Order Halls will apparently "receive new questlines that you pick like Covenants with different themed rewards".
  • "Class skins" for existing classes are supposedly coming. The leak also describes how class skins would work for multiple classes.
    • Dark Ranger Skin with Hunters comes with "dark spell effects and undead tames instead of animals".
    • Necromancer Skin for Warlocks comes with "Plagues instead of curses and summons undead instead of demons".
    • Nightmare Skin for Druids introduces "corrupted spell effects and animal forms like snakes and spiders that work like existing forms".
    • Dragonsworn Skin for Shamans with "Draconic spell effects and forms".
    • Warden Skin for Demon Hunters with "Arcane and Holy Magic instead of Fel".
  • The leak says we'll "get 4 micro-classes (1 per specialization) instead of a whole new class with 3 specializations". I can't really fathom how having just 1 specialization per character would work out while doing single-player content in the open world.
    • Dragon Knight with just 1 Tank specialization. Uses Two-Handed weapons, fire, Plate Armor, and shouts.
    • Tinker class with just 1 DPS specialization. Uses guns, Mail Armor, gadgets, and mech suits.
    • Minstrel class with only 1 available Healer specialization. Uses Leather Armor, lutes, violins, and pan flutes.
    • Chronomancer class with just 1 Healer specialization. Uses Cloth Armor, time, and sand Magic. 

Here's also an image of the thread in case it gets taken down.

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Let us know in the comments what you think about this leak.

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  • According to the leak, the level cap will "not be increased" and everything is described as "max level content"."  Please no Lost ark honning gear mechanics plz plz plz ! 

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no idea to be honest, though if I remember correctly, something similar happened with a WoD leak right before the reveal

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Given how much fake leak stuff has been spammed out in the past few months, they were bound to get something right eventually. 

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I don't care if the leak is real or fake. I just want a good game to play with friends. A good lore filled fantasy adventure with good gameplay mechanics. Make 1 system that spans from the beginning to the end of the adventure. Just put the WOW back in Warcraft.  

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There were several "leaks" like this one. Perhaps here the poster guessed the title correctly, but nothing else, because this sounds like too much for just one expansion. Most of those skins don't even make sense thematically. And those classes with just 1 spec, it would mean that they had to make 4 new specs, which doesn't seem plausible. Even DH got only two, because it was hard to balance and to come up with two different specs for damage.

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Oh, please give me the Undermine in the next expac. I've been wanting it ever since I started playing a goblin, I really want to see what chaos the goblins have claimed as their home. 

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everything is "max level content"
I don't buy it, 'cuz if they release something calling itself "point oh" with no lowbie-player content, I can't see how their marketing department is going to get any not-yet-WoW-players to subscribe.

I mean, it's harsh enough that they never go back to fix Mid Level Content.  They've add maxlevel things to old dungeons some xpacs, but in at least one shot of that they ruined access to the midlevel version of same.

player housing is "in the works"
This is my Vulpera wanting a mansion instead of a bigger backpack.

I'd love Guild housing, where guild members could contribute to a mini sanctum of sorts.

So far my player's housing is a soft bed in Dal or my WoD garrison, and is purely RP before I log out for the night.

I like the idea, but this and some ham will buy me a ham sandwich, if I already made some [spice bread].

Silvermoon+Ghostlands revamp / hostile like Suramar
If a code revamp of these lands includes being able to unphase its muck and mire and introduce flying, this could be a very popular thing.

But it's currently the blood elf capital, will they get homeless like their alliance counterpart, and if so, which race on the alliance side will get homeless like the forsaken?  If they won't, are we getting a third faction?

The logical map-matching is the Exodar, which I continue to insist only crashed at that portion of Azeroth because even spaceships couldn't handle the no-fly-zone there.    Except we have Legion already made that a wreck and then un-wrecked it.  Love to see that landscape touched up for flight too.

Potential, though.

Overall we have fairly few cases of the PCs being offered chances to un-wreck anything, and it was part of what I enjoyed of Suramar.

micro classes
1-spec-no-subclass classes?  maybe.   new class all-same-spec for all specs? nope with nope sauce.   Likelihood of them wanting to change the pile of class icons at the bottom? Meh.

That ham sammich is getting some baloney here.

class skins
can I have "dark ranger" for outlaw rogue?  would an alliance version of it get to use warglaive transmogs cuz Tyrande's buddies all do?

If they can't offer the concept for every class I bet it doesn't get done.  Even if it's on a desk somewhere.   They'd probably tie it to achieves.  Some people love achieve-granted effects, others not.  

I like the ideas shown, will wait and see.

will encounter creatures named...
I forget if they'd have to fight Hasbro/WotC or the Tolkien estate for that pile of five letters but my bets are on baloney.  So much so that the existence of this line in the kit calls the entire set into "i expect this to be fake" territory.


 

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52 minutes ago, SpilledStars said:

 which race on the alliance side will get homeless like the forsaken? 


 

The surviving Night Elves and Worgen have already been refugees in Stormwind since prepatch of BfA. In fact since the Horde also ruined Gilneas in Cataclysm, BfA was the second time the Worgen were left homeless.

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2 hours ago, Lestat777 said:

The surviving Night Elves and Worgen have already been refugees in Stormwind since prepatch of BfA. In fact since the Horde also ruined Gilneas in Cataclysm, BfA was the second time the Worgen were left homeless.

Pretty much, yes...

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6 hours ago, Lestat777 said:

The surviving Night Elves and Worgen have already been refugees in Stormwind since prepatch of BfA. In fact since the Horde also ruined Gilneas in Cataclysm, BfA was the second time the Worgen were left homeless.

At least elves still got Nordrassil and surrounding lands (Ashenvale etc.). Teldrassil was like their second home and that tree was like 10-15 years old. Gilneas is supposed to be reclaimed in lore, but they didn't bother to update that zones. It remains empty, which is a huge waste, imo. Gilnean buildings had a good design, which stood out from other races/nations.

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a halfling race dealing with primordial fel enemies (proto demons).

Stop beating up the lore, it's already dead 😞

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On 4/3/2022 at 11:28 PM, Stan said:

A halfling race dealing with primordial fel enemies (proto demons).

We're finally going to avenge Eofol?! Took them only 23 years.

PS: oldf*g gamer joke, don't mind me.

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the scary thing abit this is that the dark ranger and tinker stuff leaks and blood elf armor 9.2.5 seems to making this leak more and more legit so much that it be disappointing if it is fake

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