World of Warcraft’s 8.3 Visions of N’Zoth update is here, and with it a raft of new content. The old god’s invasion of Azeroth brings an activity called Assaults, bosses to best, and a new challenge system named Horrific Visions, but also an interesting twist. New mechanic Corruption will have some devastating effects on your character’s sanity – but also your allies’, meaning you might need to dispatch them yourself if it takes a hold.
That’s according to Michael Bybee, senior game producer II at developer Blizzard, who has talked to PCGamesN about the new Visions of N’Zoth content and this intriguing (and eerie) new mechanic. “One of the things that players are going to see this time is some of their allies who have been corrupted by N’Zoth. They may have to fight to save them, or maybe ultimately end them, because there’s no hope of saving them”, he explains.
While Bybee says players will need to “wait and see” how the new storyline plays out in the game, “one of the interesting things there is that you’re actually fighting the allies that have been helping you along the way during this update, and in previous events in Battle for Azeroth”. Gulp. Everyone feeling ok?