World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Review
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is something like the ninth expansion for this very famous game. Promising this to bring significant changes to the game.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is a fresh bet that brings changes, and with them risks. It comes at a time when the player base of the game has been reduced. This is because they have been with a game system for too long, let’s say a bit worn out.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight takes place on a huge continent called Dragon Isles. The islands actually existed in the game’s code and lore for nearly two decades, as half-finished land masses with no textures, we can tell they were there, waiting to one day be used.
Dragonflight is changing some core features of the game, while also introducing a new playable race and a new playable class. And well, I bring you our review, that, although we still have a lot to play, we already have enough material to tell you about.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight focuses on the legendary aspects of the franchise’s dragons as they seek to reclaim their lost power and reclaim their place as stewards of Azeroth.
The Dragon Aspects were originally empowered by the Titans, guardians of the Order who helped shape and defend the world of Azeroth, after a massive battle against Dragonkind’s progenitor Galakrond.
The Aspects would remain the stewards of Azeroth for the next 10,000 years, the Titanic Watchers remained on the Dragon Isles to watch over the beacon tower, and after a few expansions of utter chaos and destruction, it seems the world is finally healing. and the dragons definitely return to their home.
Here we will have five main Dragonflights, each of which is headed by an Aspect. Alexstrasza is the Aspect of the Red Flight and the Binder of Life, and the fire from him has restorative properties. The arcane-inclined Blue Dragonflight, the dreamlike Green Dragonflight that is linked with the Emerald Dream, the time-manipulating Bronze Dragonflight, and the Black Dragonflight, led by fan-favorite Wrathion.
Dragonflight takes place on the new landmass called “The Dragon Isles”, which will comprise four new player zones and one additional new zone for players starting as Dracthyr Evoker. The Waking Shores is the first area players enter at the start of the expansion. This wasteland is the primordial home of the Black Dragonflight, which clings to the brink of extinction.
As a player, you will be able to join the archeological factions of The Explorer’s League and The Reliquary to examine the lost history of the Shores.
Players will encounter a second area, the plains of Ohn’ahran, named for the wild god, Ohn’ahra of the Wind, who led ancient centaur tribes to these lands thousands of years ago.
Players will be able to learn the traditions and culture of the local tribes while helping them with certain quests.
Azure Span: for me it has to be the biggest area of the game. It is the ancestral place of the blue flight. A place with many mists and coasts. Also many forests. Here you meet the renewed Tuskarr breed. As Tuskarr, you will help the blue dragonflight with Kalecgos, exploring Sindragosa’s magical archives and libraries.
But I’m not going to continue in such detail, let’s talk about the main city: Valdrakken, which is the center of the city of the new expansion. It features a public auction house, leaving players with little reason to travel back to the older continents. Valdrakken has enclaves for each Flight, with blue presiding over a large library, with red and green flights having separate garden areas.
Dragonflight has an incredible artistic section that is too pleasing to the eye. The contrast between the volcanic badlands and verdant river valleys in The Waking Shores provides a stunning introduction to the expansion.
There are some nice quotes where you have to sit and listen to a red dragon, transforming into a lowly dwarf, talk about all his regrets and the pain of being banished from his homeland for 10,000 years. You can also travel slowly, on foot, with the clan of centaurs to their sacred meeting places, with a pit stop for a hunting competition. I really hope this never changes, it is an expansion where you can dedicate endless hours of play
We continue to have the classic Uldaman Titan Dungeon but it comes with a major revamp. Inside the ancient structure, players will explore previously unknown tombs.
The first raid is described as a prison for the Primal Incarnates. Little is known about the Primal Incarnates, but they appear to be a species of elemental, similar to Ragnaros. Which fills us with excitement for everything new and the mystery to explore and learn about.
Blizzard has said that the Battle pass-like “Renown” feature will return in Dragonflight, though it will simply represent your activity across all factions and not necessarily tied to player power.
The Dracthyr are humanoid dragons native to the Dragon Isles. Like the Pandaren, they are a neutral race who can choose to support either the Horde or the Alliance, while also sporting worgen-like transformative abilities, shifting between a more elven human form and a scaled draconic form. Definitely my favorite breed.
These, during all this time, were hidden in an area known as Forbidden Reach, but now they are being released, as part of the story.
One major revamp heading to Dragonflight is that of flying, which hasn’t changed since it was introduced nearly two decades ago. Your Dragonflight drakes will level up over time and during the expansion, and will have unique flight controls that control their momentum, speed, and maximum elevation. In fact, some of the highest reaches in the game will be inaccessible until your dragon is strong enough to fly higher into the clouds.
In short, I can say that World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is full of new stories to explore, its graphics and artistic section have improved a lot, it has many new stories to tell, new places to visit, new races to get familiar with and get to know. . It does have gameplay changes, but these changes may not be as big as we might have hoped or were promised. However, there is still a lot to see about this expansion, and we will probably see new features that continue to impress us.
This review was made thanks to a copy provided by Blizzard.