Yesterday, April 9, the closed alpha testing of the add-on started World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. At first, access to it was opened to game veterans, journalists and opinion leaders. And one of them, streamer Slooty Mctoot, managed to talk with the director of the game, Jon Hazzikostas.
Hazzikostas emphasized that the published list of changes is not final. The developers wanted to announce major innovations in advance in order to be able to collect feedback and continue to work. Some of the skills have already been redone “hot”.
Armor sets that were abandoned in the Battle of Azeroth may return, but this will certainly not happen in version 9.0. Developers are not going to return to the “master-loot” – the manual distribution of production by the head of a group or raid, so that in Shadowlands everyone will receive their own trophies. The dungeons also do not plan to allow equipment changes, but this is still under discussion.
If it is not possible to adjust the balance of skills, or if the covenant system meets with a serious rebuff from the players, the team can back off. But for now, they want to do everything as intended.
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