fifa15books – World Of Warcraft: Legion Realizes The Dream Of Widescreen Loading Graphics

After years of clinging desperately to the squarish 4:3 aspect ratio, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft team finally let go, diving deep into glorious, modern monitor filling 16:9 for all of Legion’s loading screens.

It’s a bit jarring, really. As of the previous expansion pack, 2014's Warlords of Draenor, the only time a widescreen image was presented on loading were map screens upon entering a new continent. Otherwise, it was this:

But now, thanks to the magic of it being about damn time, Legion’s individual zones all get glorious widescreen, wallpaper-ready loading images.

Lush!

Extravagant!

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If it’s all too much to take in, do not fret. The older areas, many of which must be revisited for Legion quests, are still embraced by that reassuring void.

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