As World of Warcraft thrives in its experimental phase - Season of Discovery is performing well above expectations

As of writing, phase three of World of Warcraft Season of Discovery is well underway. Thousands of people are rushing into a remixed Sunken Temple raid, wiping to basic boss mechanics, not winning loot rolls, and getting rinsed for all their gold on enchants. It's all going rather well. In fact, the success of Season of Discover has eclipsed even Blizzards' expectations. Speaking to VG247 during a press preview of the upcoming World of Warcraft War Within expansion, executive producer Holly Longdale pulled back the curtain on the reception to Classic Wow's outball season, as well as the thought process behind the current varied approach to WoW content. "We thought it would be popular, and it was more popular than we thought," Longdale stated, when asked how the Season of Discovery was doing. "I can't give you exact numbers but it's probably double what we expected. We're doing so much experimental stuff- this idea of not testing [...], it adds a lot of risk. But it's Season of Discovery so it's kinda part of the ethos! It's been great, and a huge learning experience for how we do things in the future and how the later phases go." Read more

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As World of Warcraft thrives in its experimental phase - Season of Discovery is performing well above expectations

As of writing, phase three of World of Warcraft Season of Discovery is well underway. Thousands of people are rushing into a remixed Sunken Temple raid, wiping to basic boss mechanics, not winning loot rolls, and getting rinsed for all their gold on enchants. It's all going rather well. In fact, the success of Season of Discover has eclipsed even Blizzards' expectations.

Speaking to VG247 during a press preview of the upcoming World of Warcraft War Within expansion, executive producer Holly Longdale pulled back the curtain on the reception to Classic Wow's outball season, as well as the thought process behind the current varied approach to WoW content.

"We thought it would be popular, and it was more popular than we thought," Longdale stated, when asked how the Season of Discovery was doing. "I can't give you exact numbers but it's probably double what we expected. We're doing so much experimental stuff- this idea of not testing [...], it adds a lot of risk. But it's Season of Discovery so it's kinda part of the ethos! It's been great, and a huge learning experience for how we do things in the future and how the later phases go."

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