It’s a tricky question of course, because World of Warcraft is what you make it to be – which understandably is different for everyone. Battle for Azeroth has definitely divided the WoW player base like never before. But now that some months has passed since the expansion launched, is it fun for newcomers or returning folks? It is. It’s a subscription only game, so not everyone has $15 a month to burn and you want to keep that in mind. For new players, it’s also daunting to start now, considering the 15 years of content out already. Luckily, if you’re thinking about jumping in and need some convincing, here’s a few words to help. 5. Classic Yet Modern You may have read that above – WoW is indeed 15 years old in 2019. Many, myself included, recently jumped in to expect an aging game. To some extent, a large majority of WoW’s early level content is old. It feels draggy, and it definitely belongs in the 2004-2008 era. There’s no … [Read more...] about Is World of Warcraft Fun To Play Now That Battle For Azeroth Is Progressing?
World of warcraft returning player trial
From March 21st to March 24th, potential and lapsed World of Warcraft players are invited to a 'Welcome Back' weekend with the entire game made available for the duration. Even those who do not own the Battle for Azeroth expansion can try out the trial experience. New allies have entered the fight for Azeroth, and you're needed on the frontlines. This weekend, we're upgrading all inactive WoW accounts to allow you full access to the game and all of your characters without a subscription. You’ll also be able access the Battle for Azeroth™ trial experience, even if you do not own the expansion. Rejoin your guild, rally your comrades, and get back in the fight. Battle for Azeroth is also on sale through March 31st. The standard edition is $30 and the digital deluxe edition is $50. Check out the World of Warcraft site for the fine print and a handy FAQ. … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft Returning & Potential Players Can Play for Free This Weekend
Next week is a big deal for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth with the forthcoming release of patch 8.1.5. Generally, “half patches”, those smaller updates that arrive between major content patches, aren’t a big deal, but 8.1.5 is a bit different. It brings a number of new features to the game and finally sees the release of the Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Troll Allied Races, something players have been looking forward to since the expansion’s announcement.Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting big and small additions coming to WoW when 8.1.5 launches on March 12th. advertisement Zandalari Trolls & Kul Tiran Human Allied RacesThe centerpiece of the patch is, of course, the arrival of both the Kul Tirans for Alliance and the Zandalari for the Horde. This was a much-touted component of the Battle for Azeroth expansion and one that many hoped would be present when BfA launched. However, given the nature of the way Allied … [Read more...] about What’s New in World of Warcraft 8.1.5?
Since Activision and Blizzard began working together, I’ve felt a slow decline of excitement in World of Warcraft. That changed with Battle for Azeroth. The last expansion I truly enjoyed was Wrath of the Lich King. I enjoyed Legion more than I did Mists and Warlords, but the insane grind for Artifact Power was, well, insane. They fixed it eventually, but it was certainly a “far too late” situation for me. I’m probably in the minority, but I wasn’t really enthralled by the Legion story of “Hey guys, remember all that stuff in BC? We’re gonna expand on it about a decade later! And right when we finally win the day and work together, the big bad’s gonna stab the planet!” So all of that goodwill and teamwork is just as quickly thrown away: It’s the Battle for Azeroth now! World of Warcraft is “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. The economy is still pretty terrible, and crafting, while it … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Review
This is the full version of entries that have been published in the last week! I just thought it might be nicer to have everything in one huge entry instead of in separate ones (either way: You can find all entries in the category labelled “rift vs. lotro vs. wow” on the right). The topic I wrote some time ago about “Rift vs. LotRO” is still getting readers almost every day. Unfortunately, it is probably not the kind of topic they were looking for. So, since I’ve played both games (at least for a little while), I thought I would make an elaborate posting about those games. I’m also going to throw in World of Warcraft because, apart from playing it as well, the big majority of MMO gamers have played the game or know something about the game, at least. :) (After starting to write this, I realised how long this entry would be in the end and decided to split it into different topics to be posted separately. So expect a posting every day for the next few … [Read more...] about Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs (all entries in one)