WoW: Dragonflight: Patch 10.1 brings “Dragon Isles Underground? What awaits us there?
The alpha for WoW: Dragonflight has just started and it will be a few months before patch 10.0 appears on the live servers. Nevertheless, the diligent data miners have already unearthed the first information about the further course of the expansion. An entry was found in the data that points to the area of Update 10.1 – or at least is definitely related to this patch.
The entry with the name “Dragon Isle Underground” is provided with the following note: “WARNING: MUST be kept flagged “DEVELOPMENT MAP” until 10.1″. So it’s pretty much a new map, so probably a new area – or maybe a new dungeon, raid, or anything that comes with a map. However, since there is no loading screen linked to the entry (which is usually already the case with dungeons/raids at such a time), there is actually a lot to be said for a new area.
The underground of the Dragon Islands – what awaits us?
Of course, it didn’t take three minutes for speculation to begin about what might await us underground in the Dragon Isles. In addition to a lot of very unrealistic suggestions, two scenarios gradually crystallized out – both of which could also happen, since they can be perfectly combined with each other.
The Black Dragonflight
As is well known, Wrathion has come to the Dragon Isles to rebuild his flight – the Black Dragonflight. This attempt, whether successful or not, will be a big part of the story of WoW (buy now ): Capture Dragonflight. Many players suspect a conflict between Wrathion, Abellian and Ebyssian, also black dragons, who may want to lead the swarm.
The sticking point, however, is that black dragons traditionally have their lairs beneath the surface – in caves or grottos. Let’s just think back to Onyxia or Sinestra. And even Nefarian’s home, Blackwing Lair, was technically underground on the mountain. So the underground of the Dragon Islands could very well lead us to the remaining Black Dragons. That would be a logical next step anyway, after we’ve sorted out the other four dragonflights with patch 10.0.
The Legacy of the Titans
The other possibility would be an emergence of the titans. It doesn’t mean literally that a titan suddenly comes around the corner and talks to us. Instead, we’re dealing with their remains and guardians again.
The fact that the Titans left their influence on the Dragon Isles should be obvious. After all, the Titans have equipped the dragons with their special magical abilities after they heroically faced off against the overpowering proto-dragon Galakrond. So the connection between the titans and the dragons is there.
If we think back to the titanic facilities that we have visited in WoW so far, they were often hidden in the depths of Azeroth. So it wouldn’t be a big surprise if we found more titan laboratories or machinery underground in the Dragon Isles. Especially since we already got to see some of the titan creations very prominently in the Dragonflight trailer. This is where we might be able to find out more about the Dragon Isles’ past.
Of course, it can also be the case that none of this means anything. Underground might just be a working name because the zone is somewhere below. It’s also possible that it only hosts a small side story. After all, the developers want to bring more patches with WoW: Dragonflight, but with little content. If you could choose what? Where would patch 10.1 go for you?