Of kings, pirates, and megadungeons!
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has been quite the wild ride, and with its first chapter update, Chains of Domination, it’s about to get even wilder. So, how wild are we talking? Well, just your pirate dragons, another upright human king turned evil, and a heist that spans multiple dimensions kind of wild. So buy WoW gold now and be ready for the wild Shadowlands ride.
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But before we go down to this craziness, a quick rundown on how these things will be brought about into the game: it’s no other than World of Warcraft Shadowlands Patch 9.1, Chains of Domination. The chapter picks up where the original expansion last left off, with the Jailer, the powerful Eternal One that the four Covenants of the Shadowlands sealed away, gaining more power and posing a greater threat to Azeroth’s spiritual plane. To combat this, the four Covenants have decided to create an allied front against him, and they have also sought the aid of the mortals that have just reached the Shadowlands.
Unfortunately for them, Bastion’s leader, Kyrestia the Firstborne, was slain by Anduin Wrynn. Yes, you read that right: the one that is considered to beas World of Warcraft’s version of a seraphim, slain by one of the game’s biggest goody-two-shoes.
The King Is Not Dead, Long Live the King
There is, of course, a twist, and it’s why Anduin Wrynn, the new king of humans, is first on our list. For those that haven’t kept up with WoW, the prince has assumed the throne since Varian’s death in Legion, and for three expansions he’s been doing pretty well as this young, mild-mannered, noble, and stately leader that is a lot more diplomatic and less belligerent than his predecessors. But because of the events of Legion and Battle for Azeroth, he’s become a lot less soft, and he’s come to terms with the fact that war and bloodshed are necessary at times in order to achieve peace.
He’s been doing alright as the de facto leader of the Alliance, until the events of Shadowlands where he got captured by the Jailer, and is being held by captive by Sylvanas Windrunner, who is now one of the Jailer’s lackeys. As we see in a cinematic for Chains of Domination, we see Sylvanas and Anduin talking, with the former making the latter a choice between serving the Jailer willingly or be forced to do so with the Jailer’s mind control.
Anduin, however, being the empathetic boy scout that he is, tries to appeal to Sylvanas by saying that the choice isn’t for him but for her, as it was a choice she didn’t have when Arthas turned her into one of his undead servants. So in a cruel but perfectly put twist of fate, we see him become a Death Knight-like figure and kills Kyrestia. He’s definitely not undead, but will the Jailer’s hold on him be undone? We’ll see in the near future.
One Big Interdimensional Heist
With royalty out of the way, it’s time to discuss the megadungeon Tazavesh, the Veiled Market. In reference to what we’ve previously said before, this is the interdimensional heist that you’ll be participating in. It’s a Mythic-only megadungeon, so that alone should already tell you how hard it’s going to be, as well as how equally rewarding its WoW items rewards are. At the same time, it doesn’t have a Mythic+ difficulty.
The megadungeon, however, is not just a dungeon; it also has a city full of Brokers, a race of humanoid energy beings that serve as soul-traders, and therefore can cross the Shadowlands’ four realms with relative ease. But despite their ability to travel without hassle, they opted to stay.
Also, despite the game calling it a heist, players are actually going after a Broker that stole a powerful artifact. They’ll have to chase him across the megadungeon, where they’ll land across different dimensions, and the equally diverse locations you’ll be landing in means encountering all sorts of bosses. Among them is a pirate dragon.
The megadungeon will have eight bosses, but the pirate dragon has definitely caught the attention of both current and prospective players. It’s not hard to see why, as the idea of one of the most iconic fantasy creatures being a sailor of the high seas would definitely be interesting. It’s also not hard to be curious aboutof the creative process behind such a beast. It’s also weird how nobody’s coame up with something like this before.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is insanely good, and Chains of Domination is about to make it insanely better. So if you’re interested, whether you haven’t played WoW before or a lapsed, you should be crazy enough to try this new expansion out.