If you play MMOs, you have some relationship to World of Warcraft
. You may not be actively playing it, but odds are good you're watching out of the corner of your eye, especially with a new expansion on the way that promises to severely change the face of the game. Blizzard recently took the opportunity to hold a small press event in which they revealed several pieces of lore and gameplay information, and a great deal of it is fairly far-reaching -- especially as much of what's been announced includes scrapped plans.
The "Path of the Titans" system? Scrapped, and replaced with an overhaul of the Inscription glyph system
. Guild talents? Scrapped, with the benefits added automatically
instead of allowing guild officers to specialize a given guild. Forcing 25-man progression to be locked together? Scrapped, after a fashion, as a raid lockout can be "split" into ten-person groups
and can more easily be swapped. There's a lot of information, but we're not going to attempt to duplicate the excellent coverage of our sister site WoW.com
-- instead, those curious should take a look at their roundup post
, and the category
with links to more in-depth analysis of each announcement.