The latest expansion for World of Warcraft released on August 13th, titled “Battle for Azeroth” (‘BfA’). Blizzard Entertainment, leading up the release, put out 2 new official and 1 not-official episodes of “Warbringers”, glimpses into the lives and backstories of some of WoW’s biggest characters. “Jaina” (based on the Human Mage, Jaina Proudmoore) and “Sylvanas” (based on the Horde Warchief, Sylvanas Windrunner”), plus “Old Soldier” (maybe the best of the 3, based on the Orc, Varok Sarufang) told brief parts of Jaina’s journey back to Kul Tiras, Sylvanas igniting the war between Alliance and Horde by burning down Teldrassil, and the weariness of battle that’s catching up to Sarufang.
Now, a 3rd “Warbringers” episode is out:
In a nutshell:
Queen Azshara tries to save her people from the explosion of the Well of Eternity, but fails. In order to save her life, she makes a dark bargain with a dark entity.
I LOVE the background music for this music! Those drums are eerie! What else makes this episode so exciting for me:
- It shows how Kaldorei Azshara became Naga Queen Azshara. This is something that has been mentioned since the Vanilla version of WoW but hasn’t been shown in-game (not that I’ve seen, at least).
- N’zoth is finally revealed. N’Zoth is the last of the Old Gods to directly interact with players; this episode at least gives the hint that that distinction is about to end.
Whether or not N’Zoth shows up at the end of BfA’s patch system (there usually 3-4 major patches where Blizzard adds game content, including dungeons and raids) remains to be seen. Azshara, however, will be in BfA, likely as a Raid Boss (although it might be a couple of patches down the road). I hope she is a Boss that requires at least 25 players to defeat; if she shows the guts to stand up to, and trash talk, an Old God, then she is going to provide fights for WoW players that might become legendary.
Or, as she says in the video, “Magnificent”.