An announcement for a new expansion is expected at Blizzcon next week, but where do you think that expansion will take us? What about the main plot? Thoughts?
I'm taking this excuse to go hog wild and make some stuff up. Anne already did a good job speculating on Mists of Pandaria a while back, so I'm going at this with the presumption that it's not going to be that at all. So I'm basically answering the question What do you want it to be? rather than what I actually think it will be. Hope that's okay. If it's not... I guess you should stop reading.
I think what's going to happen is that there's going to be a lot of damage left over after ol' Neltharion gets himself stomped -- dragon aspects in turmoil, at the very least. The world pillar that holds up the elemental plains is still heavily damaged after we repaired it. The very alignment of Azeroth and her elemental planes is upset, two of the elemental lords dead, one missing. We're going to have to take the initiative and travel from Azeroth into the greater universe, using the portals on Outland as a jumping-off point, to find a way to heal Azeroth's damage and restore its proper relation to the cosmos -- and we're going to have to do it soon.
Because Azeroth is unique. Other worlds in the universe weren't made with Wells of Eternity. No other world has prevented Algalon from destroying it. Only on Azeroth has the very machinery of reorigination been halted and even shut down entirely. Velen's prophesy of the coming war between light and darkness points to Azeroth as pivotal and we have to get out there, to Legion worlds like Xoroth, to figure out how to save our own.
I also want to find out the answers to questions like If the satyrs were made from Highborne like Xavius, why are there satyrs on Xoroth? Did the Legion being some with them when the Well of Eternity imploded? and Where are Turalyon and Alleria? I think an expansion that sends us out into the far fling cosmos to find a way to save our world could be awesome.
But if it's pandas, that could be awesome too.
Will we get another heroic class like death knight in the near future or is there too many balancing issues with the other classes?
Honestly, I don't think Blizzard's going to do another hero class, because I want it so much that I expect my raw desire for WoW to have a monk class is going to puncture reality and edit the implicate order so that it can never happen. I would love a cloth till 40, then leather-wearing, staff-, dagger- and fist-weapon-using, spirit- and agi-based melee/healer/tank-capable class. You have no idea how much I would love this.
I don't know if balance is really even the problem here. The problem is we pretty much have all the classes we need.
Are warriors capable of soloing Wrath heroic 5-mans at 85? I'm looking to grind out my Argent Crusade rep, but I don't want to harass someone into being my pocket healer.
On my main, a level 85 Tauren warrior, I have soloed Forge of Souls and Pit of Saron heroic. The trick is to avoid the mobs that put a bleed on you that ticks until you are healed to full. You'll want to bring bandages and to hug the wall when hitting the gauntlet after Ick and Krick, and remember to mount up as soon as they're dead so you can skip past the two large pulls on the way up the ramp. I haven't done Halls of Reflection yet, but I expect any of the launch Wrath heroics would be cake by comparison to the ICC 5's.
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