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We’re about six months or so into the first year of World of Warcraft Legion, but the internet is constantly abuzz with rumors of what’s coming next. I know a lot of people are already tiring of the endless artifact power grind marketed to audiences as “always having something to do”, and Legion is really starting to seem like more of the same when it comes to running out of content. Personally, I’m taking a break from Legion after raiding since release, and while I’m always convinced that when I quit that I’m done for good, new expansion packs or patches always seem to pull me back. A “leak” on Reddit has a lot of information about what a lot of people are thinking is the next World of Warcraft expansion: World of Warcraft: Rise of the Naga Empire.

It’s important to take this leak with a grain of salt, because while there’s a decent amount of information here that makes it seem legit, there always seems to be rumors of Murlocs or Naga being the focus of an expansion every time people discuss new WoW expansions. Until now, they’re never really amounted to anything, but will developers take these (previously false) rumors and develop them into the next World of Warcraft expansion? This reddit user certainly thinks so. Keep in mind that the post is pretty downvoted and while the person who submitted the content assures readers the content is from a leaked email from the Blizzard Irvine offices, the subreddit in general remains skeptical. Regardless of whether or not it’s legit it’s always fun to read these rumors, so let’s get into it:

World of Warcraft Expansion Details:

Name: Rise of the Naga Empire

Main Villians: Azshara, N’zoth


The Burning Legion has diverted the attention of the heroes of Azeroth away from their home lands. As the war wages on Argus to stop the Legion, Azshara continues her preparations in carrying out the will of N’zoth by readying an invasion that will cover every continent on the planet. The Naga Empire has been building its forces and patiently waiting for the perfect time to strike. Using a twisted form of black magic and power granted to her from N’Zoth, Azshara will carry out a ritual that will cause the submerged Naga empire to rise from the depths. Both the Horde and Alliance are unprepared for such an attack, and as a result, many iconic locations will be destroyed. In order to defend the lands that the factions of Azeroth hold dear, both major factions must band together even amid the hatred both feel for each other.

Inventions created by the Gnomes and adopted by the Goblins will be created and refined to help curtail the invading Naga. Gifted and mechanically intelligent Gnomes and Goblins will pilot massive suites of Armor and will be instrumental in holding off the Naga invasions. These Tinkers will be looked at by the rest of the horde and alliance as essential to the military efforts that will greatly help turn the tide of battle.

Major Expansion Features:

Level Cap Raised to 120
New Race: Naga (Neutral) A splinter faction of Naga unwilling to succumb the Old God’s whispers defect from Azshara’s ranks and choose to either join the Horde or Alliance

New Class: Tinker (Gnomes & Goblins) Tank, DPS specs available.

New Neutral City: Undermine

New Mount Type: Boats (with the help of the Goblins and Gnomes, players will be able to create their own boat in the initial leveling stage of the expansion. Faster boats will be able to be found as mount drops off bosses.)

Race specific House Boats will be able to be created and customized by players.

Faction Allegiance System: Allows horde and alliance players to undergo a series of quests and events that eventually allows them to group together, unlocks account wide.

8 New Zones (All new zones will have Legion level scaling tech except for ones indicated):

Leveling Zones:

Scintal Reef (Naga Leveling Zone 1-20)
Isle of Kezan
Tel Abim
Drowned Reaches

Max Level Zones:

Gishan Caverns

Other Major Features:

2 New Battlegrounds
1 New Arena
3 New Raid zones available at launch, more planned in several patches
12 Dungeons available at launch, 10 New, 2 being refreshed previous expansion dungeons, more planned in several patches
Transmog Closet updates, to include all off set “sets” (example purple paladin tier 2 BC dungeon set)

There’s a few issues with this leak that a lot of reddit commenters have brought up.

First, a new race of the Naga could be a thing, but the majority of armors wouldn’t be able to be worn by people that don’t have legs or feet. Blizzard would have to adjust every single piece of armor to somehow make sense for a race that’s essentially a slithering fish.

Second, this would be the World of Warcraft expansion where Blizzard introduces a new class but doesn’t allow the newest race to play it.

The idea of the Horde and Alliance playing together just really doesn’t make sense either.

Personally, I’m not buying these “facts” as legitimate precursors and leaks to a new expansion, but the ideas are definitely creative. What do you guys think of this World of Warcraft expansion “leak”?

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As Disney Speedstorm Ends, Arendelle Hits PS5, PS4





Disney Speedstorm, Gameloft’s free-to-play kart racer, will enter its latest season with a wintery backdrop of Arendelle. Let It Go will add Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Hans as racers. As always, they’ll have unique moves and abilities.

Oaken and other musical movie crew members will be unlocked, along with a new Golden Pass. After fan feedback, the developer is rebalancing this aspect of the release so you can progress faster and unlock more rewards.

The developer also announced on Twitter that it’s lowering in-game shop prices starting today, and if you’ve paid for microtransactions, you’ll get a big payout. The French studio appears to be betting on this season’s success.

Adding non-Frozen characters Oswald, Ortensia, and WALL-E could also help. A comprehensive game update should bring back lapsed players and attract new ones. Will you challenge the kart racer?

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New Destiny 2 Microtransaction Is Bad Bungie Removed It from PS5, PS4





Bungie has pulled a contentious $15 starter pack from Season of the Wish, which launched yesterday. The pack had a poor selection and was marketed to new players, which the community strongly opposed.

The starter pack proudly stated that players could “experience the power of build-defining Exotic weapons by instantly unlocking three of Destiny 2’s finest: Traveler’s Chosen, Ruinous Effigy, and Sleeper Simulant.” An exotic ship, a sparrow, a ghost shell, 125,000 glimmer, 50 enhancement cores, five enhancement prisms, and one ascendant shard are also included.

This offering may seem harmless to a new player, but Forbes’ Paul Tassi says, “You sort of have to be a Destiny 2 player to understand what an outrageously bad deal this is.” The Forsaken Pack, another Bungie release, includes two dozen Exotics, a dungeon, and a raid. It cost $20 and is now $5. It looks bad, from what we can tell.

Guardians retaliated with negative Steam reviews. They orchestrated the DLC page to include “Capitalism,” “Crime,” and “Psychological Horror” user tags, which is funny.


After Bungie pulled the pack, Redditor Grizz3d summarized the community response: “I don’t get how that starter pack was approved. What part of stealing from new players wasn’t going to result in community outrage? Bungie’s disconnect with players is shocking. I’m glad you got rid of the pack, but it’s disappointing that Bungie thought it was a good idea.”

This follows the Witcher 3 crossover armour sets, which look great but are expensive. Sony’s independent live service outpost is in danger due to a delayed expansion and studio layoffs.

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PlayStation planted over 500,000 trees last year





Sony announced last year that it would plant trees for Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation fans who unlocked a simple trophy in the open-world game. This, in partnership with several charities, sought to protect the global environment and biodiversity.

Over a year later, it released a trailer showing its progress. The company has planted 600,000 trees worldwide, restoring 1,800 acres. More importantly, the gaming industry has planted 2.5 million trees worldwide.

Gaming is fun, but we must protect our world. Sony has taken steps to be more environmentally friendly, such as adding energy-saving features to the PS5 and shipping all its products in fully recyclable packaging.


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