I'm pretty excited about tomorrow's patch.
You know the last time that I said those words? Five or six years ago -- I can't remember. It's been a long time since a patch in WoW has gotten me to want to log in and find out what's happening. In patch 5.4 Blizzard is delivering something that we haven't yet seen, and that's a patch without the major spoiler known to people outside Blizzard HQ.
I mentioned on Twitter last week that on Tuesday we're going to find out answers to a few things:
- What happens to Garrosh? Is he really going to die? WoW has been known to play fast ones on us before. People either like to be pretend dead or come back from it as a Zombie Kael'thas. Is Garrosh's fate really death or does someone, or something, else have a plan more sinister?
- Who is the next leader of the Horde? We're either going to find out tomorrow, or we're going to find out in the next patch (comments from Blizzard designers have been mixed). Either way the landscape is going to change drastically.
- What will the Horde think of the Alliance after the regime change? Will the Alliance be greeted as liberators, or has the Alliance just thrust themselves into the middle of a brewing civil war? We already have some inkling to this answer, but I'll bet a paycheck the cinematic is going to tell us a helluva lot.