The floating “!” has become such an iconic part of World of Warcraft’s interface that it’s hard to imagine it ever going away… and lest you be worried, it’s not going away in Shadowlands. What is changing is that important campaign-related quests are now getting a different icon, which places a little shield behind the “!” to denote that these quests are, essentially, part of the main overarching story. It’s one of several improvements being made to the game’s interface with the expansion, including floating objective markers along with the ability to place pins in the map for later use.
Director Ion Hazzikostas took the opportunity to also speak with Twitch streamer Sloot about Shadowlands in both its current state and overarching plans. You can watch the video below or check out a transcription here if you’d like. The interview confirms that there are no more big changes planned (but more tweaking will be done), with things like Single-Minded Fury for Warriors (and possibly two-handed options for Enhancement Shaman) still being worked on. He also states that loot drops are planned to be more limited to avoid loot overload with no random upgrades, and that players should expect no more Emissary quests but a different structure for world quests.
Last, if you’d rather focus on what’s live in the game right now, you can feast your eyes on the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, which will be running this weekend in its first EU and Asian matches.
The Mythic Dungeon International is back and everything you need to know is here in our Viewer's Guide: https://t.co/cBmnqayusG
The MDI EU & Asia Cup 1 kicks off this weekend on https://t.co/6Cy8XbGdMj
Sat & Sun @ 10AM PT | 1PM ET pic.twitter.com/xwF8ZKqHgn
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