The second installment of Dragonflight Legacies, a series of animated films that set the setting for World of Warcraft’s future expansion, is released by Blizzard.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is releasing animated shorts as part of its marketing campaign that acts as a summary of previous events while setting the scene for future expansion, and the second volume of this anthology has just been published. The first chapter of Dragonflight Legacies focused on the birth of the Aspects and the events that led to Galakrond’s demise and the founding of the five dragonflights.
These animated shorts seem to be recounted mostly through the eyes of the Dracthyr commander Emberthal, combined with the Dragon Aspect Nozdormu as Emberthal’s guide and narrator – who may wind up being Dragonflight’s actual villain when all is said and done. The structure of the tale lends itself perfectly to bring the players up to speed, as Nozdormu remembers significant events from the past that will almost certainly play a large role in Dragonflight’s overall storyline.
The second chapter of Dragonflight Legacies covers the War of the Ancients, the corruption of Neltharion, the creation of the Dragon Soul, and the final fall of Deathwing, whereas the first chapter covered the primordial time before the Dragon Aspects became the dutiful shepherds and protectors of Azeroth. The Dragon Aspects sacrifice their power and immortality to free Azeroth of Deathwing’s lunacy in the second chapter, much to the astonishment and mistrust of Emberthal, who viewed Neltharion as the Dracthyr’s unimpeachable commander.
The response to Dragonflight Legacies has been mostly good, with many players perceiving them as a breath of fresh air after the Jailer’s fractured plot in Shadowlands. Overall, the plot of Dragonflight is considered a return to form for Warcraft mythology, concentrating on the land of Azeroth and telling a more realistic story with recognisable characters.
Though the narrative of Dragonflight’s eventual course is unknown, one of its core themes is shaping out to be the destiny of the Black Dragonflight. World of Warcraft players may help Wrathion or Sabellian secure the role of its new Dragon Aspect, slowly bringing the black dragons back from the verge of extinction, in the next expansion.
The Dragonflight Legacies animated films have been published on a weekly basis, and the last instalment will be released on November 8 for World of Warcraft players. The third chapter will very certainly address the genesis of the Dracthyr, the last major story line that players must understand before setting foot on the Dragon Isles.
World of Warcraft is now accessible on PC. Dragonflight will be available on November 28th.