The announcement earlier today about the new Instance Cluster caused quite a bit of confusion amongst many, and I’ll admit I’m still not 100% sure I see how this will work out. However, I will give them a little wiggle room here, but I’m still getting a shameless Hobbit plug vibe here and not something that moves our story forward. Anyway, the details Rowan revealed today are that:
The instances happen during our current timeline, no time-travel necessary
The 12-mans are more or less connected into something similar to wings of the same instance
We’re not fighting Smaug, but something else they have up their sleeve
No new landscapes, just the instance areas will be added
I’m still not totally sold on the idea, but at least this makes a little more sense.