World of WarcraftThe next patch, Chains of Domination, is full of exciting lore and a dangerous new heist. However, some players are ignoring any new information from the testing areas as more important revelations are underway: Players could finally get their own glassesAccording to a recent data mine from Patch 9.1.
It’s an odd omission from a game that has been running for over 15 years, but players have wanted glasses for years. NPCs like the druid adventurer Elise Starseeker, some Gilnean grandmothers, and a troll historian all wear classy glasses, but players only have access to gaudy glasses. They’re good items for engineers, hobbyists, and scientists, but these options aren’t subtle.
Wowhead has obta ined data for a pair of cosmetic glasses, and they are all simple circle or crescent frames. Wowhead is a long-standing website that has traditionally published data-bound content from test servers so that players can reliably get a glimpse of the twists and turns ahead. While some content may change between data mining and release, the main story beats or character models are usually consistently similar between being discovered in the data and being launched in the game.
The goggles in question aren’t visually exciting, especially when compared to high-level raid gear … but Fans are still incredibly excited. This is a small feature that many people have wanted for years. Fans have tried to make sunglasses available to “transmog” – by using the physical appearance of one item and equipping another for its stats – and that too felt like an uphill battle. Having a full set of glasses is a pretty good step in the right direction.
At the beginning of Shadowlands and the end of Battle for AzerothBlizzard introduced tons of new customization options, including scars, tattoos, eyebrows, faces, and hairstyles. In the further course of this expansion, however, there will be no new updates in this direction. The introduction of goggles and some basic armor suggests that Blizzard is still adding new items for transmog, including those fans have wanted for a while.
Polygon reached out to comment on Blizzard, but the company declined to comment. We don’t know how players will deserve or find these glasses, however It is possible to test them yourself using a script in the test area. More details will be announced as we near the release of Chains of Domination.