When it comes Eternity’s End, update 9.2, World of Warcraft will make two important changes. The first affects the Shards of Domination and the second is about one of the two newly planned Areas.
When it comes to equipment, there are questions from the PTR community on Shards of Domination amid concerns that they would be too powerful and create problems and conflicts with gear sets. One community member suggested that they could still work in Maw, Torghast, Korthia and Sanctum but not let them work anywhere else to avoid any problems. And that’s effectively what the developers intended to do.
In a post confirming the plan, Kaivax Community Manager said that when Eternity’s End update is released they will disable Shards of Domination in all 9.2 content including Zereth Mortis, the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid and all the PVPs and dungeons. Pieces will still function exactly as before in the previously released Shadowlands, Maw, Sanctum of Domination and Torghast raids.
Considering that this solution has been suggested in the community, reception has been mixed, with some advocating just removing them is correct. Once they update their development notes for PTR, we’ll be able to see how this works during testing. Some people may still think the shards will be gone forever, but this seems like a balanced decision.
Another change from the original the plan that Blizzard has for Eternity’s End is the delay of one of the two new Arenas coming soon. Enigma Arena is still not the place to go, so they are taking longer to get it right before release. Because of this, they pushed it back in a later content update and it won’t be ready for early season 3. Although the other new Arena, Maldraxxus Coliseum, is still in development.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/world-of-warcraft-delays-an-arena-and-will-disable-shards-of-domination-in-92-content-2000124055 World of Warcraft delays an arena and will disable Shards of Domination for 9.2 Content