World of Warcraft is one of the most important MMORPGs in the industry. Although in recent years it has faced stiff competition with the popularity of other games in the genre, Blizzard’s medieval fantasy continues through constant updates. The most recent effort by developers to deliver new content is Eternity’s End, a new patch for the expansion of Shadowlands which will include a new kingdom, new creatures, a new raid and the end of the story of the Jailer.
The place where the planes of the cosmos were forged
Recently at LEVEL UP we were present at a press event with the game’s director, Ion Hazzikostas, and the lead level designer, Sara Wons. There we asked them about the details of the new content, what challenges were involved in making it, what they are most excited to share with users and the future for World of Warcraft.
Eternity’s End is the conclusion of the arc of the Jailer, the great villain of the expansion Shadowlands, who ventures into a new area called Zereth Mortis to rewrite the rules of the universe. Zereth Mortis is a place inhabited by progenitors, enigmatic gods-like beings who shaped the cosmos and the fabric of reality.
According to Sara Wons, the interesting thing about designing this new place, and what she is most excited about, is transporting the players to a dimension alien to the known reality. According to Wons, Zereth Mortis “is a reality inspired by divine geometry; the bricks with which the universe is built ”. She also explained that it was interesting to have a free way to design these scenarios, that is, not to be tied to the natural logic of things.
For her, it was magical to discover the best way to create something that felt authentic in the Warcraft universe but tied to the story they want to tell. The landscapes are dominated by primitive figures, such as spheres and hexagons, the creatures look like automatons or primogenial beings, it is also possible to walk through the water or find islands in the air because the rules of physics do not apply the same in Zereth Mortis.
One of the great novelties of Eternity’s End It is a new raid called the Tomb of the First. In it, players must decipher the language of their parents to communicate with them and unlock new content. “Parents are the architects of the universe,” Wons explained. “This is your playground. This is where they are prototyping things that we will eventually see in the Shadowlands. We really wanted to duplicate the fact that this place is so strange and so strange that you can’t even communicate with the beings here. “
According to the director of the game, Ion Hazzikostas, the team had been considering this idea for years and would like to see it, in the future, expand by having the language of the parents influence other parts of the game. World of Warcraft.
During a video about the development of Eternity’s End, it was mentioned that this patch would be the end of the book in the saga of World of Warcraft. When asked about what this meant for the future of the game, Hazzikostas explained that “this is the last major content update important to Shadowlands”. The director explained that there will be more minor updates for the expansion, but that the confrontation with the Jailer spells the end for Shadowlands. Hazzikostas also clarified that “the history of World of Warcraft continues ”, implying that they continue working to offer new expansions.
Eternity’s End It will feature new mounts, new pets, new armor sets, more achievements, rewards, balance improvements, and character progression. Class armor sets are also returning, and parts can be obtained outside of raids. The patch does not have a release date yet, but we recommend keeping an eye on our coverage to stay informed.
And you, do you play or have you played World of Warcraft? Are you excited to learn more about the world of Zereth Mortis? Leave us your opinion in the comments and stay tuned for more news here at LEVEL UP.
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