Blizzard has confirmed that the anticipated Dragonflight expansion for World of Warcraft after the release window was up in the air when it was announced in April. Dragonflight will give players access to the ancestral home of dragons, the Dragon Isles, which has been hidden from players.
The expansion will give players access to four new areas, namely the Walking Shoes, Ohn’ahran Plains, Azure Span, and Thaldraszus, as well as new dragons and raids. Dragonflight also introduces the new playable race-class hybrid, Dracthyr Evokers, which can be focused towards DPS builds or healers.
Along with new content, Dragonflight will also bring improvements to existing game mechanics in World of Warcraft, including the talent system, improved professions as well as updated UI. There will be three digital versions of the expansion available for pre-order, namely the Base, Heroic and the Epic edition. The costing for each edition will be roughly R800, R1100 and R1500 respectively if the local pricing doesn’t deviate from the UK shop, which is priced at £40, £55 and £75.
This expansion will hopefully bring some goodwill back to Activision Blizzard as Diablo Immortal launched to criticism from fans and critics, and despite constant communication regarding cosmetic microtransactions, Blizzard priced their maxed-out characters at over R1 million. Blizzard is also still facing criticisms over sexual harassment and discrimination, which the board wanted to vote against publishing a report on.
“First, the Board believes that, rather than diverting energy and resources toward creating yet another report, we should continue to directly respond to employee concerns. Focusing all our attention on these concerns is the best way quickly and effectively to create genuine change in our workplace.
Second, the proposed report itself, even if completed after significant time and expense, would create a set of metrics that are simply not the best measures of how the Company is responding to employee concerns.”