Wanna play a game? In a game? Yes, that’s two movie references tied together, which probably should net me some extra bonus internet points somewhere, but it also references the Mechafun Arcade being added to the Darkmoon Faire in World of Warcraft. I still want my bonus points, though.
Players can head to the Mechafun Arcade behind the Faire rollercoaster, where they can play one of six minigames such as Hexsweeper; the match-three Rune Matching game; BULL-E, which tasks players with uncrossing wires; the shell-game like Barrels O’ Fun; the appropriately-named memory game Remembery; and Totemic Matrix, where players need to change all fire totems into water totems. All of these games can be accessed from the Darkmoon Arcade Console for one Darkmoon Game Token.
In other World of Warcraft news, an interview with executive producer John Hight talks about the Shadowlands “level squish” and its features. Most of the piece is not revelatory, but Hight does promise that leveling from 1 to 50 will “not be a grind” and should take players roughly the same length of time, whether they’re a new arrival moving through Battle for Azeroth or an alt moving through whichever expansion they prefer.
Hight also believes that several factors shouldn’t lead to any playerbase divide. “If you’re playing an alt, you should have some established social groups. And if you’re a brand new player, that’s one of the reasons we’re directing all players to the same Battle For Azeroth experience,” he says.