Yeah sounds like the covenants will be the new time sinks.
Claim a Covenant’s Power: Players will be called upon to forge a bond with one of four Covenants that rule Shadowlands’ new zones, setting the tone for their journey through the expansion with a full Covenant Campaign. As they level up, they’ll get new abilities based on their choice, including class-specific abilities for each Covenant—as well as developing Soulbinds with specific Covenant members, which grant them access to that character’s specific traits and bonuses.
I'm here for it.So here's a hot take theory: these new races we're seeing in the Overview Trailer? I'm almost willing to bet some of them will be allied races. And that they'll be like the Pandaren if faction lines still exist.
Go through each covenant (on different characters, presumably) and you unlock one for each of them.
Boom. Another timesink.
I thought the zones looked great, but nothing else in the initial reveal excited me. I was overall pretty let down. Hopefully details from the panel today will raise my confidence in this a bit.So the Features Trailer makes it seem just... fine? Maybe I was just hoping for too much, but I was kinda left going "That's.... it?"
Idk, I'll hold off until the What's Next panel and we get some more info, but even the zones seemed mostly bland to me, aside from Bastion.
We'll see! Hoping for the best!