Yesterday I saw a note that Covenant abilities would not be usable outside of Shadowlands. No idea why someone thought that would be a good idea. It you redesign and balance classes based on an added feature to the expansion then all the systems should be available reguardless of where you are in the game. Can you imagine practicing at a target dummy and some of your tool kit was missing? So at the end of the day I saw a note, due to player feedback they were reverting the change. And that stood out to me as a red flag. Are they so worried about player perception for this expansion that they are willing to just scrap ideas before they even have a chance to get tested? What else is going on.
After the 13th, and the few days for people to get use to the squash, because more than 50% is not a squish, and we are over the scourge event, players are going to want the expansion, and I doubt the good feelings about waiting a little longer will last a month, or longer. I have a feeling that by the 20th we will see an announcement that things are being scrapped for balancing issues.
Is this a make or break expansion for Activision? I think it might be. They cannot have two back to back duds. Don’t get me wrong, BfA wasn’t horrible, but a lot of things fell flat after a prolonged period of time doing them. Guess we will know in a few weeks.