Blizzard Entertainment today announced that something is stirring in the mythical Dragon Isles. For the next and ninth expansion, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, players will be visiting the ancestral home of the dragons.
Long-forgotten dormant forces have begun to awaken in the ancient homeland. The dragons of Azeroth are calling on both the Alliance and Horde to help with the threats and ancient mysteries in the Dragon Isles. Four new zones cover this ancient area: the roiling Waking Shores; the vast Ohn’ahran Plains; the stark Azure Span; and the seat of power for dragons the ancient, majestic Thaldraszus. Also in Thaldraszus is the main hub city of Valdrakken.
For players there are several important changes in store for their characters. The new level cap is set at 70. A talent system overhaul reintroduces the talent tree system allowing for meaningful talent choices at nearly every level.
Profession systems have also seen updates. Crafters can participate in the new player-driven work order system while becoming a renowned specialized artisan of their trade.
The default game User Interface (UI) is seeing a modernized update. With the Heads Up Display UI overhaul players are able to arrange and customize the default UI to suit their needs. Iconic elements such as the gryphons will remain with a visual update and Horde players will see wyrven in place of the gryphons.
Dragonriding is an all new form of aerial flight. Taking to the skies on a Dragon Isles Drake, players are able to befriend one in each of the four new zones while leveling up. Drakes can be customized as one progresses by collecting more appearance options and unlocking new abilities allowing for faster flight.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight currently does not have a set release date.
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