World of Warcraft is gearing up for the release of the Rise of Azshara update next week. They've released a ton of information today including the official patch notes, the normal "survival guide" for the content expansion and previews of the Nazjatar and Mechagon quest zones.
After a high-stakes chase across the seas, the Alliance and the Horde find themselves facing an ancient enemy who has long been lurking in the depths: Queen Azshara and her fearsome naga army. With their ships decimated by Azshara’s ambush, the Alliance and Horde must establish a new base of operations and join forces with new allies in the perilous realm of Nazjatar.
Legends speak of a place off the craggy coast of Kul Tiras whose denizens have replaced blood and bones with bolts and brass: Mechagon Island, home of a society of mechanically augmented gnomes and their iron-fisted ruler King Mechagon.
Rise of Azshara is bringing a number of new and updated features to WoW including:
- Nazjatar and Mechagon zones
- Azshara's Eternal Palace raid
- mega dungeon Mechagon
- Essences to improve the Heart of Azeroth neckpiece
- mount equipment
- new quests
- the Ashran epic battleground
- flying can be unlocked
- new mounts
- the Stratholme pet battle dungeon
- transmog updates
- Brewfest updates
- bug fixes and adjustments
Check out the Rise of Azshara patch notes here.