World of Warcraft: Shadowlands reminds me why I love the franchise so much

I have to admit that I wasn’t really paying attention to Blizzcon 2019. I was on vacation, it was the day after Halloween, and I had come down with a cold – all good reasons not to keep an eye on the latest happenings. However, the trailer for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands showed up on my Twitter feed, and I just had to watch it – and I don’t regret anything.

Seeing Sylvanas walk up to Icecrown and show Bolvar what was what was incredible enough. But, there was a moment after she pulled the helmet from his head that I could have sworn she was going to put it on and become the Lich Queen everyone (ok maybe not everyone) knew she would. But, instead she just rips the helmet in half? She can do that?!

It’s no secret that there’s a bit of animosity going on in the WoW community ever since Battle For Azeroth launched back in August 2018: the story took a decidedly unpopular turn, and there were a ton of gameplay mechanics that weren’t exactly beloved – Azerite, anyone? This trailer, however, is reminiscent of some of the best expansions the game has seen.

Sylvanas really is taking an even more villainous turn in Shadowlands

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