September 4th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. by Philipp Sattler – In the past few days, the first speculations about the upcoming WoW expansion began. The focus was on the topic of pirates and the South Seas, due to the current offers. Now Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra commented on this via Twitter.
Gamescom is over and there are still about two months until the next BlizzCon. The next WoW expansion will most likely be announced here. This means we can now expect two months full of speculation and supposed “leaks”. The first of these speculations was the “South Sea expansion”, which has been hotly debated in recent days.
The reason was the new Sailor Pack, which we can still buy in the official shop until September 17th. It includes many pets and a mount – all in the style of the South Seas or pirates. Considering that a “Dragon Pack” appeared in the official shop towards the end of Shadowlands, there is no reason to suspect that we will be dealing with pirates in the South Seas of Azeroth in the upcoming expansion.
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Mike Ybarra says “no” – at least partially
The discussions and speculations and the upcoming WoW expansion were also carried out on Twitter. There they reached Mike Ybarra, head of Blizzard. He answered the question in two short words as to whether we would be heading to the land of pirates in the next expansion.
Ybarra’s answer: “No pirates.” Strictly speaking, there is still room for further speculation, but it seems to be a clear rejection of a South Sea expansion. A South Sea without pirates (or only with privateers) would be theoretically possible, but very strange.
So we’ll have to wait a little longer until we know where the journey to the Dragon Islands will take us. We should have certainty by BlizzCon at the latest, provided nothing unforeseen happens. Until then, we’ll continue to enjoy the speculation and the upcoming “leaks”.