I promise you, the only people who want new features to be grounded in the expansions they come out in are the devs themselves. Have you guys ever wondered why “Fun detected” is a Blizzard thing?
This is the WORLD of Warcraft. Not just Shadowlands. I spend like 80% of my time doing old content stuff.
Once again, the only people who think this is a bad thing are the devs themselves. If players have to do a questline to obtain a super cool ability, they will more than happily do it. That’s what the game used to be all about.
Sad hearing that once again we are just getting temporary abilities that magically stop working once the expansion ends. Always 1 step forward, 1 step back. Never any real progress. Fun doesn’t need to be temporary.