The latest WoW raid gives closure to the Sylvanas saga

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WoW's Sanctum of Domination raid went live today, climaxing with a showdown against Sylvanas Windrunner and the mysterious Jailer she's been serving. This has been the endpoint for World of Warcraft's Shadowlands expansion, and was eagerly anticipated. Now it's been beaten, and the climactic cinematic has been revealed.

The fate of Sylvanas was a point of contention among WoW fans and memelords (opens in new tab). Was she going to die? Was she going to repent? Was this all setup for a redemption arc? Well, yes, it turned out to be the redemption arc thing many players predicted (opens in new tab), with Sylvanas surprised to learn the villain she's been working with is actually a bad guy (opens in new tab), then turning on him only to be punished by, er, getting the lost half of her soul back? Maybe this makes more sense if you've been keeping up with 20 years of Warcraft lore.

You could of course choose to wind back the clock with World of Warcraft: Classic. How are things over there? Well, it's Burning Crusade time and the Horde are so popular it's beginning to ruin the game. Ah. Well, nevertheless.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.