With an awkward rollout of warfronts and underwhelming island expedition rewards, World of Warcraft needs all hands on deck these days to course-correct Battle for Azeroth. Blizzard is attempting such changes, according to last week’s dev AMA, including adding more warfronts to give increased access to the dual factions and making island expeditions more lucrative and enjoyable.
“Island expeditions represent a stab at an entirely new type of content,” said Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, “and we’re certainly planning continued improvements and refinement to the system over the rest of the expansion (as well as new locales with varied mechanics to explore). In particular, we want to add more new events to increase the variety of the experiences players have when jumping into expeditions, or running the same pool of islands repeatedly.”
If you want a shorter summary of the session, this player has you covered. Blizzard did say that it’s about ready to start testing Patch 8.1 “very soon” and will be talking about what that content update contains on a livestream this Tuesday, September 18th, on Twitch.
And this particular response to the AMA had several players chortling in amusement: