It’s been a fun week watching the World of Warcraft community freak, rage, and despair over the latest chapter of the Battle for Azeroth prologue. It’s even stirred up Chris Metzen in his retirement, who showed up on Twitter to encourage fans to stick it out.
“My counsel is that everyone take a deep breath and enjoy the ride,” the former World of Warcraft lead said. “I will! You haven’t seen the whole form of the wave yet. As Douglas Adams would tell you — don’t panic!”
At the very least, the new story chapter is useful for its rewards. In this case, players can earn a Horde and an Alliance mount that can only be obtained for a limited time.
Perhaps it would help rankled fans to look forward to the expansion proper? Blizzard posted a new zone preview on Wednesday showing off the stark beauty of Tiragarde Sound. “Nearly bisected by the capital city of Boralus, the land is rich with wildlife in the hills and mountains to the north and south, and its people enjoy the bounty of the oceans to the south, east, and west,” said Blizzard. “It is a realm of people in touch with both the land and the sea.”
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 2, 2018