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That is, the ability to hop on a dragon and take full control as you explore the vast new explorable region of the Dragon Isles. As the next expansion for WoW, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight sets its sight back towards Azeroth in a tale all about the return of dragons and what that means for the future. Alongside the new story and new zone, the next expansion will also introduce a new playable race and playable class. The Dracthyr Evoker, WoW’s first ever “race/class combo”.

The new expansion also expands on the recent focus for the team at Blizzard on delivering major overhauls, with the next expansion also introducing a complete rework of the talent system and modern UI. Very cool.

But first, the cinematic to set the scene.

As long-dormant forces begin to stir in their sacred homeland, the dragons of Azeroth - at times both allies and adversaries of the mortal races - call on the heroes of the Alliance and Horde to help reckon with the looming threats and ancient mysteries on the verge of awakening.

DISCOVER THE DRAGON ISLES - Journey to the new level cap of 70 and explore the primordial wonder and ancient secrets of the Dragon Isles across four new zones: the roiling Waking Shores; the vast Ohn’ahran Plains; the stark Azure Span; and ancient, majestic Thaldraszus.

NEW RACE/CLASS COMBO - Menace your foes (or empower your allies) as a Dracthyr Evoker, WoW’s first ever race/class combo. Design both humanoid and draconic forms, pick between the Alliance and Horde, and venture forth as a healer (Preservation specialization) or ranged damage-dealer (Devastation specialisation) that harnesses the collective might of all dragonkind.

SOAR THROUGH THE SKIES - Dragonriding, an all-new method of aerial movement, allows you to take to the skies atop a Dragon Isles Drake, which you will befriend in each of the four new zones as you level up. Customize your drakes as you progress, collecting more appearance options and unlocking new abilities that will enable them to fly farther and faster.

NEW TALENT SYSTEM - With this complete overhaul, you’ll be able to make creative and flavorful talent choices at every level without compromising your effectiveness.

NEW PROFESSION SYSTEM UPDATES - Crafters rejoice! We’re introducing player-driven work orders, new profession equipment, and an all-new specialisation system, and more to help you become the artisan renowned through the realm.

NEW HUD UI - Get ready for a fully updated and customizable Heads Up Display (HUD) User Interface (UI) that’s been created with contemporary displays in mind, designed to be effective, attractive, and accessible.
For more on World of Warcraft: Dragonflight be sure to check out our massive interview with Blizzard.

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