Following last week’s Patch 8.1.5 and prior to today’s free play weekend, World of Warcraft’s game director emerged for another semi-informational question and answer session on Twitch.
Don’t get your hopes up too high for any grand revelations: Ion Hazzikostas said that the team isn’t prepared to talk about Patch 8.2: Rise of Azshara just yet, although it should be “soon.” It’s confirmed that there will not be any new allied races coming with the next big patch.
One interesting — and slightly disturbing — revelation from the talk was that the team is considering a “level squish” as there aren’t enough character progression rewards to fill out all 120 current levels. Other topics included a roleplaying ruleset server for World of Warcraft Classic, the addition of a Caverns of Time portal in the new portal rooms, and discussion over the possibility of new character customization options.
A hotfix emerged yesterday to address some of the issues that cropped up in the recent update. The team also produced a new Tides of Vengeance video to show off the overhaul to two of World of Warcraft’s oldest battlegrounds: