Welcome to the new video recap of the last month’s top buffed topics! The launch dates of The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle and Diablo Immortal were scheduled for June 2022. In addition, the preparations for Wrath of the Lich King Classic are in full swing, Blizzard is presenting the Dragonflight editions and in Lost Ark a wave of bans washed half the population off the servers. Buckle up, we’ll wrap it all up for you.
MMO fans who want to get up to date in a few minutes can do so in our following highlight video for the month of May 2022. And the almost nine minutes are well invested. Finally, there were some exciting releases with The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle and Diablo Immortal, and other news about Wrath of the Lich King Classic, WoW: Dragonflight and the bot war in Lost Ark are also impressive.
If you prefer to browse through texts instead of watching a video (there should be one here and there), you will also find the most important MMO topics from June 2022 in the following.
The presale phase for Dragonflight started in June! Blizzard offers four different versions for the new expansion. The smallest edition with expansion and pre-order Pet Drakks costs just under 50 euros. The Heroic Edition offers a character boost to level 60 for an additional 20, as well as an exclusive mount and pet. And there’s even more cosmetic in-game knick-knacks with the Epic Edition for around 90 euros.
There is also an unfortunately disappointing Collector’s Edition for 130 euros, with – hold on tight – an art book, a few pins and a mouse pad as selling points. If you were hoping for a thematically appropriate dragon statue for the display case, look into the tube.
However, the start of the presale phase is remarkable because of another detail. According to Blizzard Dragonflight should be released on December 31, 2022 at the latest, i.e. within the next six months. At the moment there is not even any information about the beta, which will hopefully start soon.
And it gets even wilder: There are indications that the expansion could even start as early as November. That’s what Scaleface, a leaker from MMO Champion, claims. The insider was able to correctly predict the cornerstones of Dragonflight in advance of the announcement. His predictions also came true for WoW: Legion and Warcraft Arclight Rumble. According to his sources, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be released in September and Dragonflight in November.
The good news for all fans of the old WoW expansions: The preparations for the new edition of Wrath of the Lich King Classic are in full swing. The first players are already romping around on the beta serversand there are regular updates from the Classic team with new information.
It is clear, for example, that the developers want to make some changes. The aim is to increase the opponent’s life points and damage in the entry-level raid Naxxramas. The unnecessarily complex and confusing emblem system is being revamped. And the heroic dungeons will continue to have new challenges and rewards to keep them relevant throughout the expansion.
Thanks to the beta, we now even know what the new dungeon browser will look like. As a reminder, Blizzard had already announced when Wrath of the Lich King Classic was announced that it did not want to use the automatic group search from Patch 3.3. The version that we are being presented with is reminiscent of the look and structure of the dungeon browser from WoW: Shadowlands, except that the developers have combined the role selection for random dungeon runs with the content selection of the “Organized Groups” area. This should make it easier for you than in TBC Classic to manually find the right players for your desired content.
So that you can find enough players on your server, Blizzard will take 20 classic servers with particularly small populations offline on August 10th. The list also includes the four German servers Celebras, Dragon’s Call, Heartstriker and Lucifron.
Affected players will then be distributed by Blizzard to realms with a larger population. If you want to avoid this step, you should use the existing, free server transfer services to specifically choose a new home. In order to give you more options for the transfer, the restrictions on PvP realms will be lifted. So you can then switch from a PvE to a PvP server, and you can join the Horde and the Alliance on PvP servers at the same time.
But with the pre-patch phase of Wrath of the Lich King Classic, new worlds are also to be created, namely fresh start servers where all characters start at level 1. The developers are thus fulfilling a wish that parts of the community had already expressed before Burning Crusade Classic.
Blizzard wants to provide a global buff for six to eight weeks before the launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic, which will be 50 percent promises more experience points from all sources.