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Ion Hazzikostas interviewed by MMO-Champion

If you didn't notice this weekend's big show over at the Battle.net World Championship, you missed a lot of cool World of Warcraft stuff. The folks over at MMO-Champion snagged one of the coolest, an interview with Ion Hazzikostas, Lead Encounter Designer. It's a big interview, so we'll just pick out one part to showcase it.

Q: Patch 5.1 contains an extremely interesting questline involving the Black Temple and a lot of warlock lore, is there anything more you can tell us about this? Is this quest for all classes or just for warlocks?
A: The Black Temple thing in Patch 5.1 is a Warlock specific class quest and it is building up to something. It was datamined as a scenario, but it is not a scenario. It is just a small one off class quest for Warlocks. When it makes sense for the lore and assets we are trying to introduce, it is cool to have these little one off quests like we added for the Monk as they level up with skill challenges. It is just something nice we thought we would do for the Warlock class. It is not a big deal.

I'm very sad I won't get to see any of this. But I do like having it clarified. Head on over to the interview to read a lot more about what's coming in patch 5.1, about how Blizzard feels the return of world bosses has played out, and lots more.


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