World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Fans are Torn on the Aberrus Raid Ending

World of Warcraft fans are divided about the ending of Aberrus, Dragonflight’s second raid. While some players enjoyed it, others thought the encounter was missing something, especially when compared to other raids in World of Warcraft.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible–the second raid in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight–recently opened its gates, allowing players to pursue the rogue Scalecommander Sarkareth as they contend with the twisted experiments of Neltharion. The new World of Warcraft raid has already been beaten on Mythic difficulty, revealing all of its secrets to the community.

However, some fans aren’t fully satisfied with the ending of Aberrus. After Sarkareth’s defeat, a short cutscene shows the defeated Dracthyr soliloquizing as Wrathion and Sabellian contemplate his words. While moving in its own right, some players couldn’t help but notice that it was a regular cutscene, rather than a higher-fidelity cinematic. Most other raids in World of Warcraft had them–including the Vault of the Incarnates raid from Dragonflight–leaving players feeling a little disappointed in the Sarkareth cutscene, even if there was nothing wrong with it on its own.

Additionally, Sarkareth’s defeat in Mythic Aberrus confirmed there were no secrets to be found on the challenging difficulty. Historically, many of the most memorable final raid encounters in World of Warcraft history have had special, Mythic-only secret phases or bosses, such as the Demon Within during the Gul’dan encounter from Legion or the Jailer’s last stand from Shadowlands. Unfortunately, Sarkareth had no such surprises hidden away on Mythic difficulty.

Many players also think Sarkareth himself was a strange choice for a final boss. While he played an important role in the story as a foil to Emberthal and the Black Dragonflight brothers, facing him as the final boss instead of other Aberrus bosses like the Zaqali Elder Rashok or the Echo of Neltharion, or the World of Warcraft fan-favorite Primal Incarnate Fyrakk, left many players scratching their heads. Nevertheless, players have enjoyed the actual fight against Sarkareth, and though the encounter is chaotic, those who have reached him enjoyed the battle.

Luckily, World of Warcraft players who were disappointed in the ending of Aberrus won’t have to wait long to experience new challenges. Blizzard recently revealed Patch 10.1.5, Fractures in Time, which adds the new Dawn of the Infinite mega-dungeon. This Mythic-only instance features almost as many bosses as Aberrus. Players will face down famous heroes from Warcraft history, Infinite-corrupted versions of Keeper Tyr and Chromie, and the Primal Incarnate Iridikron in the shadow of Galakrond’s corpse. There is no release date on this content update yet, but players can expect the lore-heavy mega-dungeon to hit World of Warcraft in a couple of months.

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