On November 15th, a second content patch was released to continue the transition from Shadowlands to Dragonflight. This week opened up the new Hero class, Evoker, along with new quests and invasion event taking place across Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.
Invasion-type content has been something of a staple during an expansion pre-patch for several expansions now, most notably introduced during the pre-patch content for Legion. These invasions are pretty straight-forward, and typically include traveling around to marked areas of the “old world” map (Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor) and defeating groups of enemies until a boss appears. These enemies drop special currency used to purchase armor and weapons for the purpose of gearing up in preparation for the upcoming expansion. Invasions are also a great way to level up alt characters. That’s pretty much it! As such, this part of the pre-patch is pretty standard at this point and to be expected. Killing hordes of enemies with dozens of other players is always fun, but you won’t benefit from invasions unless you want the items they drop.
Aside from the invasions, the first part of the questline which will lead players to the Dragon Isles was released this week. It’s only a few quests – Talk to Wrathion and prepare an expedition team to the Isles, run around Stormwind to gather said team, and a dungeon quest for… Uldaman?? That’s right, in Dragonflight, Uldaman has been redone and modernized to fit the theme of the new expansion since it will include the Titans in some capacity. This makes sense since the Titans originally charged the Dragons with protecting Azeroth and empowered the Aspects to that end. I haven’t completed the Uldaman quest yet, but I imagine it’ll be fun – an a blast from the past – to journey back to a dungeon which has been in the game almost since the beginning.
The most important quest involved talking to Khadgar. That’s it. It can’t even be considered a real quest since all we need to do is speak to Khadgar and watch a short cinematic play out which includes Kalec journeying to Karazhan to ask for Khadgar’s help. But it was enough to give me a glimmer of hope that he’s back. Furthermore, he can be seen in the Azure Span zone on the Dragon Isles in the Dragonflight beta. I’m not sure what his role will be or how involved he’ll get since he was pretty upset about the Horde and Alliance war during Battle for Azeroth. I will, however, be extremely disappointed if he doesn’t let slip at least one dad joke.