Over the weekend it seems like many people are losing their mind over Blizzard’s announcement that Karabor and Bladespire Fortress will not be faction hubs. I’m not here to take sides, I just want to point out a couple things and cut through all the BS. Simply put:
They are both still there and will be “thriving cities” were we can visit and populate. There is queston/speculation over whether there will be portals there or not. Knowing Blizzard, probably not, but you never know. This issue is kicking up a massive amount of dust.
“That said, the Temple of Karabor and Bladespire Fortress are still there. We haven’t removed them or anything like that. You won’t be able to use your bank or check your auctions there, but they’re still fully built home cities for the Karabor Draenei and Frostwolf Orcs, respectively. You’ll still be able to explore them in their full glory.”
That’s it in a nutshell. Whatever idea you had built into your head from BlizzCon may or may not line up with this new information. To quote the Big Lebowski, “New shit has come to light, man”.
We’re still going to have our Garrisons, where we may or may not spend the bulk of our down time in. I am not in the beta, so I don’t know. Personally, I will probably still be hanging out in Ironforge when I have nothing going on with the current expansion. Of course with all my alts, I should be pretty busy for a while.
So, I hope that clears up some of the confusion. Karabor and Bladespire Fortress, still viable options to hang out in.