WoW Patch 10.0.7 delivers plenty of enriching content despite being an intermediary update.
WoW Wednesday: Singing the Praises of WoW Patch 10.0.7
World of Warcraft Patch 10.0.7 isn't supposed to be a groundbreaking update. And yet, this intermediary patch has landed with a flourish among fans, acting as the latest example of how this expansion brings us back to the golden age of WoW.
Along with fleshing out the histories of various parties, it delivers new class options, a new faction, areas to explore with ample loot, and a lot of juicy lore to sink our teeth into.
WoW's patch 10.0.7 arrives as part of a new ethos within Blizzard, which includes delivering updates at a more regular cadence. Though far from this manifesting as small breadcrumbs of content, WoW patch 10.0.7 has helped to prove that these patches between major updates will be rife with new story beats that help to enrich WoW lore even further.
WoW's Narrative Director, Steve Danuser, recently dove into the patch's main storyline elements in an interview with ScreenRant. With a whole new race being introduced as part of Dragonflight, 10.0.7 provides plenty of content that fleshes out the history and plight of the dracthyr evokers as players begin to explore their starting location, the Forbidden Reach.
"Now there's no Neltharion anymore; what does that mean for them, what kind of legacy is left behind? That's a really cool story angle to explore and really delve into the dracthyr - what they believe in, what they stand for, and what kind of future they can find." Said Danuser.
One of the main bits of content include the Zskera Vaults, which revisits the well-received concepts of puzzle-filled gameplay that players previously saw in such places as the Timeless Isle. "Especially an update like 10.0.7, which falls between the launch of the game and the next big chapter of the story, this is a place to put little fun things like that that give players something different to experience and a little slice of fun that they didn't see in the first part of the game."
While the dracthyr evokers are arguably the main characters of this patch, they're not the only ones receiving some love. Humans and orcs are also now able to acquire their Heritage Armor that pays homage to the early days of WoW as an RTS.
"The Heritage line for orcs explores their culture and how it was going from Draenor and what they left behind, their traditions and how they can pull some of those forward and make new ones, that's part and parcel of what that quest line is about," said Danuser.
And even Blaine Bloodhoof, high chieftain of the tauren, gets his own character development quest as he interacts with the erstwhile adversaries of the tauren, the centaurs of the Ohn'ahran Plains.
All in all, WoW patch 10.0.7 is a more than worthwhile precursor to the next big update, Embers of Neltharion, which is slated for release in the coming months. Along with fleshing out the histories of various parties, it delivers new class options, a new faction, areas to explore with ample loot, and a lot of juicy lore to sink our teeth into.