The Bastionis home to the angelic Kyrians, who transport the souls of mortals to the Shadowlands. Their history and the design of the Bastion are closely tied to Greco-Roman mythology. So it's clear that the Kyrian armor from the area and Shadowlands dungeons is highly sought after by fans of the ancient world. If you want to make your warrior look like a real hero from movie classics like Troy or 300, you could get almost all the armor you need in the Bastion.
The Barricade of the Endless Empire was especially popular with Transmog fans until recently. This shield was visually very close to the ancient Greek Hoplon, making the item the perfect addition to ancient Transmog outfits. The problem with the barricade, however, was that the shield was so large that it caused clipping issues with some shoulder armor, making for an unattractive look. The developers recognized the problem and made the shield significantly smaller without further ado. Here we have a direct comparison for you:
WoW: Blizzard secretly shrinks shields and the community "is not amused" (2) Source: Wowhead So with patch 9.0.5, a big hoplon became a small buckler that no longer looks too impressive and seems almost ridiculous compared to other big round shields. Disappointment with the visual update is currently high among Transmog fans. No wonder, after all, some players in WoW (buy now 14,99 € ) invest many hours to give their outfits the finishing touches.
All the hoopla surrounding the Barricade of Endless Empire is a bit dubious, though. Most players are annoyed not only by the customization, but also by the fact that Blizzard's developers often make many cosmetic updates surreptitiously and without any explanation. At this point, though, you could argue against the fact that these seemingly small changes just aren't worth mentioning separately in the patch notes. What's your take on this?