We all know Blizzard was experimenting with a lot of features in Mists of Pandaria and specifically Patch 5.4 that will, one way or another, make their way into Warlords of Draenor:
- The little Farm in the Valley of the Four Winds will appear bigger and better in the form of Garrisons in WoD
- The Trinkets that drop in Siege of Orgrimmar were a test for the new tertiary stats (cooldown reduction, cleave and multistrike) that will be introduced in WoD
- The Timeless Isle was an experiment in keeping players engaged that didn’t heavily rely on dailies and from what I heard at Blizzcon Blizzard is planning to feature more of the somewhat dynamic content that the Timeless Isle provides all throughout the continent of Draenor
So… what about those weather stones?
Players have been asking about bringing back the night and more pronounced weather effects for quite some time. Vanilla WoW actually had proper rain storms!
The Timeless Isle brought some of those weather events back in the form of vanity items like the Rain Stone, the Ashen Stone, the Blizzard Stone and the Sunset Stone. I am sure you saw some of these in action in a major city like even though you might not have known what exactly caused that sudden blizzard in Stormwind.
My theory is that those items weren’t just added for vanity, I think they were added as a design experiment and I think we will see more pronounced weather effects and possibly even darker nights in Warlords of Draenor.
What do you think: Will we see more pronounced weather effects in Warlords in Draenor?