By this point you have no doubt heard that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is being delayed past its initial October 26th date to an as-yet-unstated point in the future. The development team is at least being transparent about what is changing within that extra development time, however, with a new post outlining what the team is focusing on. This starts with providing a bit more direction within the Maw, more events and options for players to do things, and more balancing while keeping the wide-open nature intact.
Players can also look forward to a new system for Conduit swapping that is based on a pooled energy which regenerates once per day. Acquiring a new conduit also immediately grants one energy, ensuring that players can swap quite a bit early on and multiple times per week while still having some associated cost. There’s also more tuning and balance incoming for Covenant abilities, including overall ability design for some classes and specs. It’s a substantial list of changes, although it remains to be seen exactly how long this extra work will take.