BlizzCon 2013 Predictions For Warcraft

With BlizzCon 2013 almost here I thought it was time for me to make some predictions for Warcraft, some based on known fact others pure speculation on my part.
  1. I’ll start with the 99.9% certantity, a new expansion;
  2. The expansion will be called “The Dark Below”;
  3. The focus of “The Dark Below” will be the Aqir and we will encounter them in subterranean Azeroth, much like the Old Kingdom and Azjol-Nerub instances we encountered in Northrend. This will give us a new area with connected zones without needing to add new land mass to the world of Azeroth;
  4. We will not get a new playable race or a new class;
  5. We will get new character models for all existing races except Goblins, Worgen and Pandaren;
  6. Hunters, mages and rogues will get a major rework to make their specs more diverse much like warlocks had in Mists;
  7. We will level to 100;
  8. We will get a 7th tier of talents;
  9. Abilities will become more spec based with several class abilities removed to reduce ability bloat we currently have on the action bars;
  10. Guilds will be able to level to 30;
  11. Guilds will be able to form alliances with other guilds;
  12. Timeless Instances – will allow all players to queue for all dungeons not above the players level. Players higher than the dungeons level will be scaled down to the instances level;
  13. There will be new 5 man dungeons, but no heroic versions;
  14. LFR will remain but will be made easier and reward players with the equivalent of heroic 5 man content;
  15. Flex raids will remain and effectively replace LFR as the introduction to raiding and remain a viable gearing up mechanism;
  16. Normal mode raids will adopt the flex technology allowing raid sizes to vary between a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25;
  17. Heroic mode raiding will be fixed at 10 and 25 man raid sizes;
  18. Scenarios will be extended and be used for end of zone quests;
  19. Connected realms will be extended and there will effectively be 4 realms in each region, a PVE realm, a PVP realm, an RP realm and an RP-PVP realm;
  20. Annual Pass 2 will be announced, with the Fae Dragon mount, Diablo 3 expansion, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm as freebies thrown in to sweeten the deal and make people forget that the expansion release date of autumn 2014 is over a year since patch 5.4 and the Siege of Orgrimmar was released.
That concludes my predictions for next week’s BlizzCon. I’d love to hear your predictions for Warcraft’s future or your thoughts on mine.

Posted by Evlyxx


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