So remember how people still blame World of Warcraft’s current class design on the old statement of “bring the player, not the class”? That philosophy will have to now be amended with “unless the class brings a very specific set of buffs,” since it appears that scrolls mirroring the effects of Battle Shout, Arcane Intellect, and Power Word: Fortitude will not be in Shadowlands. The current scrolls stop working at level 50 and the result will be parties or raids without a Warrior, Mage, or Priest respectively will just have to live without any version of the buff.
On a happier note, it appears that Blizzard is aiming to continue putting out fiction in the world with another book due next year… but the book in question is a different sort of lore book, as it’s meant to cover the fairy tales and folktales of Azeroth. The book will be intermingled with art and feature a dozen stories by known authors, giving a sense of what the Azerothian equivalent to old stories handed down over generations will look like.