Dragonflight, World of Warcraft's latest expansion pack, is in the process of being developed. Both the development team and the creator just shared a bit of Dragonflight pleasure.
The dracthyr are a new draconic World of Warcraft race that has been added to Dragonflight. The dracthyr are a member of the new Evoker class, a powerful wizard who devastates opponents and restores their allies. These new creatures are the subject of a two-dozen emotes players can download for use on Discord, Twitch, and other social media platforms.
These emojis have a tragic origin story. Apparently, one of the Dragonflight feature artists missed a meeting due to technical difficulties, causing them to draw a sad cartoon dracthyr over a screencap of the dilemma. The World of Warcraft development team fell in love with the cartoon character, which eventually became part of a series of emotes on the Dragonflight slack.
The emotes themselves are adorable and funny. A mixture of static and animated emojis, these comical cartoons depict a myriad of well-known memes, from the Bugs Bunny No meme to the Laughing Lizard. The collection is a little piece of love from the dracthyr Evoker's team, and is available for all players on the official World of Warcraft page.
Fans loved the new dracthyr emojis and immediately downloaded them for use on social media. The funny story behind the creation is a great way to peek behind the scenes of the game, and a lot of people enjoyed it. The new World of Warcraft race includes tons of customization options.
World of Warcraft is currently in the early stages of alpha testing for Dragonflight. It will likely begin beta testing shortly after, sometime in September or October. Players are eager to get their hands on Dragonflight later this year and create their perfect dragon character.
World of Warcraft is now available on PC. The Dragonflight expansion is expected to launch later this year.