The concept art looks good, the actual in game stuff so far not so much. Not looking forward to this patch like I would like.
I absolutely share the same sentiment about needing to bring the game back to Azeroth. Azeroth IS WoW and one of the main reasons SL failed as an expansion for me personally was precisely because the Shadowlands are not Azeroth and I have no connection to them and no reason to care about what happens there or be invested in the story. SL and “trying something new” was a failed experiment and the quicker the devs realize this is a bad direction to take the game and bring us back to Azeroth the better.I however do not agree with your praise for the new zone. The merits of the art style aside (which personally I think is very bland and uninspired but to each their own), it’s overwhelmingly reused assets from the Oribos/Korthia environment just with a slightly different color palette with greens, grays, and yellows that frankly looks a little sad.
Personally, I was kinda expecting the zone to be something more akin to what we saw in the return to Karazhan:https://wow.zamimg.com/uploads/screenshots/normal/574014.jpg... as though the very fabric of the place is constantly in the process of being created and reformed.
It wasn't mentioned specifically in the article, but those weapons were all HUNTER weapons.
It's world of warcraft, not 'alien realm I have no investment in of warcraft'.