Blizzard recently announced: "World of Warcraft" new expansion pack "Shadowlands" will be available in the fall. At last year's Blizzard Carnival event, the aggressive scene of "World of Warcraft: Shadowlands" in the promotional film of Sylvanas dismantled the Lich Crown has still been remembered by WOW Classic Gold players. So, what is the design concept of this new expansion?
Recently, the chief game designer "Ion Hazzikostas" of "Shadowlands" was interviewed by relevant media. He said: "When designing this expansion, we initially envisioned the order of the four regions and the vows. Based on this foundation, we then designed the exclusive capabilities and features of each vow." At the same time, the development team hoped Each of the four oaths has its own usefulness, allowing players to choose based on their preferences and the backstory of the oath, rather than professional strength.
Although the players can change the oath, the production team does not want the player to switch the oath all the time. After all, the cost of switching the oath is very high. For example, the current design of the reward is related to the oath. It will not be available after switching. In addition, joining Oath Alliance gains some abilities related to combat or movement, not too many skill choices.
In "Shadowlands", players can get special shapes after passing special missions, but only a few shapes are obtained through missions. The custom appearance of the character will not be placed in the dungeon or copy reward unless it is required by the plot. "The Lord of Hell" will be the final boss of "Shadowlands", players need to be prepared to challenge him. This boss battle will use the environment mechanism, which will be a brand new experience for players.
"Ion Hazzikostas" said: "Shadowlands" is the best opportunity for returning old players or new players to join. Officials will give new players exclusive missions to let them know what is "World of Warcraft" in 2020. It doesn’t have to be played with the past six expansions, you only need to choose one, you can meet the level requirements to enter Shadowlands, the speed will be two to three times the past!
In "Shadowlands", players can see many dead characters, but not all dead characters will appear. If some people's stories don't end, players have a chance to see how the story ends, such as Baine Interaction with Kane.
"Ion Hazzikostas" also said: "World of Warcraft: Shadowlands" is designed to give consideration to both players with less game time and players with more game time. Therefore, the official hopes that players with less game time can quickly catch up with the progress, while players with more game time will have the corresponding game content to play. The designer will not force everyone to play everything.
In addition, we also know that the follower (follower) system has been available since "Warlords of Draenor", passed "Legion" and then "Battle for Azeroth". This system has a new gameplay in "World of Warcraft: Shadowlands", are you looking forward to it? Welcome to learn more about the game here.