Shadows of Argus

World of Warcraft 7.3 patch “Shadows of Argus,” recently dropped and for me, it’s been a fun ride.

As a player whose main character is a draenei, it’s been a little emotional to watch my hunter travel and fight in his race’s homeward and take the fight to the Burning Legion.

In this patch, players learn the whereabouts of Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner, who have been missing from the Lore since Warcraft II. As a fan of the story, it was great seeing Turalyon and Alleria return to the game. These are two monumental characters who have not appeared in the game, other than in statue form.

I also liked the interaction they had with their son Arator, who they hadn’t seen in 20 years, and Alleria’s reaction to learning her sister Sylvannas is leading the Horde and is an undead banshee.

Other characters, like Illidan Stormrage, have their moments, but for my money Prophet Velen has shined in this patch – and in the expansion, which makes sense because it’s his story. Velen, along with players, Illidan and Khadgar, had to defeat his best friend Kiljaedan. The cinematic cutscene was pretty cool and bittersweet, but that’s usually the nature of Warcraft. The series does a good job with showing how war can take your loved ones away from you

As for the gameplay, Shadows of Argus is similar to what players have done in Legion so far. There are world quests, invasion points and skirmishes with elite mobs. That’s not a bad thing at all because I’ve enjoyed Legion as a whole since I came back to Warcraft last year. What’s nice about Shadows of Argus is you have the opportunity to catch up on your item levels – I’m almost finished with leveling my artifact weapon.

I’ve got two other characters in the wing – my blood elf demon hunter Zigyscardust and my worgen – formerly human – warrior Kelev. Once I’ve gotten my draenei to the endgame, I’ll level those two characters to 110 so I can at least have them ready for the next expansion. If I finish my Argus stuff with Florinn, I’ll probably do more with Zigy.

Legion has been a great expansion and Shadows of Argus adds another layer of goodness to it.

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