Rumor: World of Warcraft’s next expansion leaked

Warning: If you hate potential spoilers about World of Warcraft, you may want to skip the rest of this article!

Photos and descriptions of the alleged expansion, which is called Veil of Shadows, were posted on Imgur and seem to confirm some of the speculation as to where the MMORPG might be heading.

According to the description, Veil of Shadows will be a sea-faring expansion: “A mysterious darkness perverts the land, affecting the emotions of its inhabitants. Take charge in the many adventures across familiar and new lands to discover the root of evil, manifest your power to your full potential with Titan artifacts, and set to the seas on mighty warships against your enemies. The Dragon Isles, Kul’tiras, and Nazjatar await!”

In addition to warships, the expansion is rumored to contain a “Codex of Creation” progression system, flails, pistols, spellbound weapons, additional class/race combinations (such as a Night Elf Paladin), a level cap increase to 120, and even more quests and leveling options for the core game.

So is this the real deal to be officially revealed soon or is it a list of someone’s wishes and best guesses? As always, time will tell!

Source: Imgur via MMORPG.com
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voydd

Kul’Tiras was my WoW server back in a day…

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April-Rain

That was the first siver I played on

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Doubleplusgood

If they really do make a sea and ship based expansion next, then the only thing that will get me to sub again after being wow free for over a year now is….

playable Murloc Pirates!!!!
Mglrmglmglmgl!!

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MeltWithYou

Could be there may be a small smidgen of truth here. Theres already datamined stuff pulled out of builds suggesting Kul’tiras as a future destination of some sort. There was a map datamined or gear that had a map or something had a something that pointed to a something

…as for the rest of the stuff…idk **shrugs**

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zeko_rena

By the light of Elune!

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Aldristavan

[Please delete, mods!]

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Aldristavan

Immediate proof this is fake: specific release date in picture.

As is found in the Good Book, Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but Blizzard only.”

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Carebear

Its not that far from what may actual happen…

-The new skill system sounds like Artifact system, but without tied to a weapon… Artifact was just skill enhancing anyway, so they take this to next expansion? Not impossible. I expect the same grind on this like artifact power, with time gating etc.

-World Scale: This also is to be expected. People liked the scaling in legion and the freedom of leveling it provided. So take this to the whole world is just a logical progress. While this will be very good, I doubt it will solve the leveling problem in wow, which is boring and worthless. Except if… (see next)

-Reworked Azeroth: If that means better quests, less linear, stronger enemies, elite zones.. I am sold.

-Our own ship… : If I didnt knew Blizzard, I would be excited for this.. but I expect this to be the next garrison / class hall instead of a ship that you can navigate to explore the seas…

tl;dr I can believe this and even if it is fake i still believe is not far from the real expansion that Blizzard will announce someday. Will it take wow to a next level? I dont think so.

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Cinaminson

The supposed “leak” talks about Vol’jin. Who’s dead. Yeah, that confirms it untrue.

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Jesse Schulkers

I can see a very pissed off Voljin. Afterall, it was hinted at that the ‘loa’ he heard tell him to make sylvannas warchief was of the legion. This wouldnt surprise me given the wound that killed him had poisoned him with the fel

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Bryan Correll

You say that like Blizzard would never contradict established lore.

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Cinaminson

Ha! Good point.

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agemyth 😩

Or like there have never been ghosts or time travel or whatever it takes to justify using familiar characters.

As of the supposed release of this expansion we will be coming right off of cleaning up alternate timeline Gul’dan’s mess.

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Leviathonlx

How to make your fake leak look more legit. Make a picture and take a grainy pic of it.

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Greaterdivinity

Normally I’d say, “This is way too fanservice heavy and with too many systems that will be abandoned after a single expansion to be believable.”, but after Legion I don’t think that applies anymore.

Why do they finally have to add NE paladins (if this is indeed legit) long after I quit and have zero interest in financially supporting Blizzards shenanigans.

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agemyth 😩

My least favorite race can finally be the class I can’t help but love to hate. (these new race+class combos don’t actually bother me)

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Tim Johnson

The current expansion added class halls which came w/ class specific storylines. The Priest and Paladin story lines are linked and part of it is a NE priest takes the plunge to becoming a paladin. It’s similar to the method they used to step into Tauren paladins, all it takes is one and then they can form an order w/ similar converts. Because of that, there is a lot more NE pally buzz out in the world.

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John Mynard

I just hope they decide to make damage types race specific, because, even if the power work exactly the same way, an NElf pally will do arcane damage since they would get their mojo from Elune and not the Holy Light of Creation. Of course, this would also warrant changing NElf priests the same way.

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Tim Johnson

The light, is the light, no matter what you call it, be it Drawn from a space wind chime, a loa, some loosely held religious belief or from the moon. They are at some level tapping into the light as an energy source for their powers. NE priests (and potential pallys) wouldn’t turn into an arcane based classes.

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Dug From The Earth

accessibility most likely. Fewer restrictions on player customization.

They hopefully will at least make them some unique Elune light worshiping Knights. Even if its just a superficial touch.

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Tim Johnson

They already exist, a Priestess of Elune became a paladin in current expansion. A bunch of priests were captured and killed, and she decided she needed to take a more direct path and asked the Silver hand to teach her to wield the light like a paladin.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Its just the Light with alternate interpretations. I do this sort of thing in DND with friends with my own Paladin who is a Half-Elf who has more care for a broader source of goodness that’s tied with nature. Sure a ‘Night Elf Paladin’ may be at some odds with Druidic culture – so what?

(to be clear, I agree Dug)

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Rottenrotny

I’m holding my breath until they give us Undead Paladins. Yup.