One of the points of MMORPGs is to expand and grow the world and universe whenever it is possible. Through expansions, developers are able to add new features, new quests/dungeons, new enemies to fight, new plotlines to see unfold, and more. But in the case of World of Warcraft, which has had many expansions since its debut, those expansions still have an affect on the world of Azeroth, and not in the way players like. It appears that an old expansion is still relevant, yet entirely not relevant at all.
This reveal comes from Reddit user stickywickybob, who notes on a thread that the leveling/questing system for the early parts of the game (in this case 1-60) is a bit messed up. Why?
“The problem with Azeroth’s (EK and Kalimdor) quests now is that they revolve around a major expansion threat – that is not relevant any more. (Deathwing/Twilight Hammer)”
Deathwing of course came in the Cataclysm expansion, which has been over with for quite some time now. So for quests to somehow revolve around him or the events of that expansion is kind of wrong. Especially since right now the main threat is the Burning Legion. He suggests that with the next expansion (as this would be a major overhaul) that Blizzard revamps the entire quest system for these parts of the game, making quests that revolve around that zone instead of an event that has long since gone by.
It’s an inspiring idea. However, not one that is fully supported by the World of Warcraft community. While his thread did get over 120+ upvotes, there are those who feel that doing such a revamp could cause the next expansion to be a lot lighter in actual content. Some players even liken that to Cataclysm.
So what will Blizzard do? Well, it’s hard to say, we’ll just have to wait and see.