World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has an encrypted alpha build out now

    
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Blizzard would probably like it if people stopped talking about how the latest World of Warcraft patch is not very good, or how Warcraft III: Reforged is also not very good. In fact, the studio would probably like it if you focused chiefly on the upcoming Shadowlands expansion, like how it’s got an encrypted alpha out in the wild right now! This is not actually the equivalent of jingling your car keys in the hopes of attracting the attention of a volatile toddler, but it feels somewhat similar in context.

It’s important to note two things here. First, the alpha build is encrypted, meaning that datamining is not actually possible at this time. Second, this is not in and of itself any confirmation about what is and is not in testing, since this could just as well be planning for a near-future rollout by laying down the infrastructure. Still, it seems like a safe assumption that more will coming soon for the expansion, so it’s a significant precursor.

Source: Wowhead
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Techno Wizard

Just don’t mention Classic, because that’s what Blizz’s money maker is right now. Oops, I just mentioned Classic. Dammit did it again.

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Alyn

Blizz Crown Royalty to the rest of us consumer peasants-
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hurbster

I did wonder why the figure in the picture above looked familar, then I realised it was because I was going through Saints Row 3 at the moment…

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Zora

It all feels like an overzealous waiter trying to distract you with the wines chart while his mate discreetly wriggle your plate from under your nose before you even managed to figure out what manner of turd they actually served you, monty python style

I have yet to make sense of the current story and they want to start another…oh well

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Sleepy

Blizzard would probably like it if people stopped talking about how China is not very good too.

Techno Wizard
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Techno Wizard

Free Hong Kong!

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Ironwu

Perhaps the developers have been hearing how God-Awful bad the expansion is, but it is now to late to ‘fix’ it. Thus, let’s be sure to keep it 100% secret and skim as much cash as we can from our remaining customers before they get a chance to actually see or hear how God-Awful bad it is?

Ya, that’s my theory.

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Danny Smith

Its gonna be interesting when the leaks start rolling out down the line. I doubt it will be tested but the rumours of allied race unlocks going on the cash shop for $40 a pop is going to lead to some riveting forum arguments if its legit.

But even if it isn’t hey, more Sylvanas. Everyones favourite character ever! What will she be the bestest ever at next! Lets find out!

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TherecDaMage .

Are these legit reliable rumors or LUL BLIZZARD BAD Reddit post rumors?

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Danny Smith

The specific rumour i’ve seen doing the rounds is the legion allied races go on the store and then in the expansion after shadowlands the bfa ones do and so on. So its basically ‘once they lose the current content grind appeal to keep players subbed just throw them on the store when that contents a ghost town to keep making bank’ i would assume.