There are lots of things I’m not crazy about when it comes to the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth pre-patch event, but one of the big ones seems like it would be a little thing but is actually a pretty serious one. For Legion, the Legion invasions that came in hard were level-agnostic events that let everyone get in on the action and encouraged you to level up characters who had lagged behind. This, though? Aside from being something I’m not super happy about, there’s no leveling component. It’s just for people at the level cap, no one else.
You could, of course, argue that the expansion event is aimed at people who are already done with the expansion to get them excited, but I always thought that one of the goals of these events was to bring everyone up to the expansion. Back in the day, Final Fantasy XI expansions would include content for many levels, and the pre-expansion event for Treasures of Aht Urhgan drew in everyone gently. But maybe that’s just me. What do you think, readers? Who should pre-expansion events target in MMOs? Existing veterans? People coming back for the expansion? New players entirely?