Rumor: Supposed expansion leak claims World of Warcraft is heading toward an Age of Darkness

    
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And this thing is still irritating.

Many World of Warcraft players are dying to know what’s the future for this fantasy MMO and don’t want to wait until this November’s BlizzCon to find out. Does this make the perfect time for the expansion rumor mill to spin up?

Find the largest grain of salt you can because there’s a purported leak making the rounds that World of Warcraft’s next expansion will be called Age of Darkness. Allegedly, this expansion will see the old god N’zoth unleash a world-covering darkness upon Azeroth that will change many zones once players have activated the storyline. Some of the expansion bullet points include the Tinker class, a level squish (with a new cap set at 60), an improved essence system, a reworked talent system, a new max-level progression system called Conquest, and a release window at the end of 2020.

Want more rumors? Sure, why not! Leading up to the expansion, the final big patch (8.3) will be focused on Sylvanas attacking Thunder Bluff and a reworked high-level Mulgore zone. Mechagnomes and Gilgoblins will join the roster as allied races, and some sort of inter-faction communication or cooperation will occur.

Obviously, not everyone’s buying it (our office staff is pretty so-so on the veracity of this rumor), especially with the original source of this rumor deleted right off 4chan. Still, it’s interesting to mull over and talk about in terms of what we’re actually expecting from the likely BlizzCon expansion announcement. What do you think?

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John Artemus
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John Artemus

So…they’re just copying Shadowbringers?

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kalamarosoupitsa

Become what you must, become the Champion of Darkness!

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Dhijjal Morningstar

Just make a third faction of the forsaken. Be any race but undead fighting both horde and alliance.

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Marty Woods

” world-covering darkness upon Azeroth that will change many zones once players have activated the storyline.”

So Cataclysm 2.0 if that is true .

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Baron Von Clop

Which would be cool. I don’t know about other people, but I’m tired of self-contained islands that exist just so we can pretend Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor stopped existing. I want to go back to those areas and see how they have changed.

I would way way rather go questing in a void touched Mulgore or something instead of yet another island that I’ll quest through once and then never touch again.

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Daniel Reasor

Expansion “leaks” are, by far, my favorite genre of fan fiction.

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PurpleCopper

Can we expect the Horde and Alliance to make peace once again and unite against an even greater threat AGAIN?!

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TomTurtle

It’s been fun, if nothing else, reading all the supposed leaks. Many of them, including this one, have things that sound too good to be true, particularly when there’s mention of big world revamps.

I am looking forward to Blizzcon when we’ll presumably get solid information on the next expansion. Though in the meantime, I will be keeping an eye out for how this aggravating BfA story goes, and I can only wish they don’t pull something overly predictable and disappointing… again.

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Utakata

…I like to look at these fake “patch notes” as predictors of what potentially could be…or even influencers in what the authors(s) of them would like to see. But yeah, most of them are phonier than a $3 bill, even if some of the stuff they’ve claimed ends up being true in the end. Grain of salt indeed.

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NecroFox4

Hard pass.

Classic > Everything since Wrath.

Blizzard has lost it’s soul. They are just another revenue-seeking corporate machine now. They used to provide the perfect balance between the business and the art. No longer.

RIP Blizzard.

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Dankey Kang

It’s already in an age of darkness

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NecroFox4

You deserve more likes.

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Vincent Clark

Just out of curiosity, what is the proposed level cap for WoW classic? And would a level crunch in normal WoW actually be advisable?

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Bruno Brito

60 for Classic, it’s basically vanilla.

And would a level crunch in normal WoW actually be advisable?

Yes, if it comes together with a change in combat pace, talent and loot revamp and an entire change in how you quest.

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Akagi

To add onto this.

In Classic you don’t tank 50 elite mobs at once while questing and AoE-ing them to death like you do in retail.

You attack one mob at a time and hope you don’t die, sometimes you may pull two or three, so you better run away and you also risk while fighting a member of the opposing faction to attack you when you least expect it.

The last part is if you play on PvP servers, but you can play on PvE servers and avoid the world PvP although that experience is so very far from ideal, in fact it completely changes everything for Classic.

The best way to play Classic is on a PvP server where you can get ganked and gank others back.