BlizzCon Legion Q&A

It’s time for another Legion Q&A – this time at a larger scale on the Main Stage of BlizzCon. Here’s what the Devs got in store for us!

The Q&A was moderated by Panser, the answers came from Ion Hazzikostas (Game Director), J. Allen Brack (Executive Producer), Alex Afrasiabi (Creative Director) and Chris Robinson (Senior Art Director). We have tried to highlight our highlights in bold typo:

  • Crafted gear will scale up further once Patch 7.2 releases
  • Low pop realms and Faction imbalance: The Devs are aware of that problem. A new round of connected realms is coming up.
  • More classes for Gnomes: no chances for Gnome Paladins, Druids and Shamans anytime soon. Just does not fit Gnomes.
  • PvP balance is harder as PvE – but during Legion the balancing for PvP is happening a lot more frequent. Another dimension, that has to be considered:
  • What happend to Medan? Well, he is not canon lore right now.
  • Pooling Artifact Power on a single character: no chance on that. The Devs feel like the catch up for a new specc is fast enough.
  • Stranglethorn Fishing Derby: could be back in 7.1.5. It will be a region wide contest, as the new sharding server tech brings up problems
  • Wrathion in Legion: he is wandering Azeroth, he will be in the story on a future patch
  • Alts: the team always aims for a compromise between individual character progression but minimize content that has to be grinded on every character, like reputation.
  • Graphical Updates for mounts: no promises, but the team has it on the board
  • Range of the Sunwell: Holy Magic is woven in every element of the universe – so effectively no range!
  • WoW token for other character services: yes! Will happen soon! You will be able to trade in the token for Battle.net Account balance
  • Update on old vanilla Armor: updates could be happen, but the team does not want to ruin nostalgia
  • Increase the size of the original Backpack: the size could be changed but why would you want to search
  • Loot from Tomb of Sargeras is heavily inspired by the Black Temple tier sets!
  • Could be possible that you can have every gathering profession at the same time
  • What will happen with our Artifacts in future Addons? They will be a thing of Legion exclusively because the Devs do not want to force us in doing 133 artifact traits. Your weapon will live on as a permanent transmog.
  • Legendary Loot Specc: Would be to complicated, although the team talked a lot about that.
  • Lend a cookbook to Nomi! Lots of jokes on that.
  • Garrosh’s story was planned really far ahead for example but other characters are not planned a lot like Wrathion
  • Class accessories are on pause as the artifact system brought already a big chunk of class individualization
  • Red Shirt Guy: Who’s side are the Naga on? The server their own purpose! Will come on a future chapter.
  • More content like the Withered Training? Could be, but better tuned for healers.
  • Are there still undiscovered things in Legion? Yes! Small things, more to be added
  • Ysera is dead but her spirit is alive! She is not gone for good! Will be part of future content
  • Guild Housing: who knows?
  • Darkspears and Vol’jin: there is more to Vol’jin’s story. That’s it, everything more would be spoilery!
  • Casting animations: will be redone in the future, but work in progress
  • Future plans for Pet Battles: there will be Pet Battle Dungeons!
  • No plans to add a Metzenforged tier on top of warforged and titanforged
  • No plan to tear down walls between factions and let them coexist in peace. Of course it is bad that you can’t play with real life friends
  • Khadgars family: good idea to add some depth on this backstory
  • Submarine mount for Engineers: great idea but no plans yet
  • If Undead can be Priests why can’t they be Paladins? No Answer. They have to talk internally about that
  • Hunters could be able to tame the Val’sharah unicorns in the future
  • Cross Realm Mythic raiding: is gated alongside patches to ensure server identity still remains a thing