President of Blast Mike Ybarra accidentally sinks hopes of a charlatan themed WoW amplification with a two-word tweet

A very upset admiral from World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth bares a grimace.
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There's been whispers on the aerial seas about area World of Warcraft's activity afterwards Dragonflight—with some theorists already loading up their cannons with hopes for a seafaring-themed expansion.

This was due to a few factors—several transmog sets assume to be hinting at an amphibian administration for WoW, such as the Waveborne Diplomat's Regalia and the added contempo Seafarer Pack. If this sounds a blow crackpot, Blast did do article agnate afore the advertisement of Dragonflight with its Dragon Pack, which was appear December 2021 afore the expansion's advertisement in April 2022. 

There've additionally been some added in-game hints—the prevalence of charlatan factions on the Banned Reach, as able-bodied as (courtesy of Youtube approach Taliesin & Evitel) an in-game book alleged "Pirate Proclamations" which contains a argument alleged "Return of the Nightsquall". 

While it's apparently aloof a fun belief tidbit, it sets a big abundant artifice cilia that unravelling it would be area for a accomplished new expansion: "So whether ye be Irontide or Bloodsail, Defias or Freebooter, all are acceptable to captain beneath the Nightsquall's flag. Chase him as your new admiral and no fleet on Azeroth will accept a adoration adjoin us!"

A action on the aerial seas adjoin WoW's saltiest aggregation sounds like a acceptable time—and with the abundance foreshadowing, some gamers had been absolutely accepting excited. Rather than let the rumour comminute spin, however, Admiral of Blast Mike Ybarra appears to accept attempt those dreams asleep with a acknowledgment to a column on Twitter/X, as spotted by WoWHead.

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Just…. 'No pirates'. Well, that's the dream dead. Put your cutlasses and eyepatches away. The two-word acknowledgment has set off a cool of abject yarrs from the community.

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The column Ybarra replied to however, which aggregate over 1,000 likes, shows signs of a able anti-pirate accidental aural the fanbase. User daveatano wrote: "People appetite to ACKNOWLEDGMENT to OLD PLACES on AZEROTH. Mainly to balance the two places that they all fell in adulation with the bold on. They don't appetite pirates. They appetite the Apple of Warcraft." Presumably, these anti-pirates are actual adequate they won't be accepting to accept to shanties for the abutting two years or so.

I do feel like pointing out that the aftermost time we alternate to the old places of Azeroth (during Cataclysm) it wasn't accustomed super well. Afresh again, Dragonflight has accurate that a blurred of stakes from the catholic 500-IQ Jailer apperception amateur is popular, so maybe a homesickness cruise is abutting in line. There's additionally the adventitious that this is some affectionate of trolling zig-zag, and that the Nightsquall's new band will fly the atramentous banderole beneath some added name, but Mike Ybarra's the admiral of Blizzard—he's not absolutely accepted for amusing media mischief.

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