The Stakes Have Never Been Higher for World of Warcraft’s Next Expansion

It’s no secret that World of Warcraft has had a tough few years. Shadowlands initially showed a lot of promise: Torghast looked intriguing and fun, new areas were colorful and fresh, and Azeroth’s afterlife offered plenty of opportunities to meet old heroes and villains.

But the shine of Shadowlands faded quickly, perhaps more so than any previous expansion. This puts a lot of attention on Blizzard as it prepares to officially announce WoW’s next expansion on April 19th. And now, more than ever, Blizzard really needs to learn from past mistakes and fix some of the biggest issues that have plagued Shadowlands.