Battle For Azeroth

World of Warcraft (WoW) is a game that I have come back to several times throughout my life, I play it on and off and I have always been very fond of it. There was a common sentiment throughout the gaming community throughout the Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor expansions that WoW was on its last legs, that the game was dying. Blizzard then released legion and it was very widely enjoyed. It brought the subscription numbers back up, it was retaining players and overall the WoW community has been pretty happy with the game. Blizzard is about to release its latest expansion, Battle For Azeroth and we will have to wait and see if it will be a success.

My WoW Experience

Throughout my WoW “career” I have never been a particularly hardcore player, I raided for a year or so when I was younger but that was the extent of it, with work commitments and family commitment it becomes much harder to commit that amount of time. Legion was great though, adding Mythic+ dungeons was a great step, it gave my friends and I something to aim for within a small group. Required much less set up. It was great. BFA will hopefully build on these concepts. The addition of War Mode will potentially be the biggest game-changer, maybe it will ignite the war between factions that Blizzard is desperately trying to portray.

The old Player vs Player and Player vs Environment servers are pretty much redundant now with War Mode, anyone with War Mode activated will only see others players that also have it enabled.  If you want to opt out of PVP action you can simply turn the mode off. This is a great change I believe as the people who have war mode on will be people who want to fight others. Hopefully, this encourages a much greater world PVP scene. Warmode also offers some bonuses and benefits to sweeten the pot.

The new storyline involves a new substance that has been discovered on Azeroth after Sargeras plunged his big ass sword into Silithus. It has been discovered to be very powerful and valuable so obviously the Horde and the Alliance both want it. This is the main premise for the war between the two factions after a fight broke out in Silithus. We will be travelling to some new continents and trying to further the cause of either the Horde or the Alliance. As always I am sure there will be some greater evil involved later in the expansion (maybe N’Zoth?) We will have to wait and see, I can tell you that I am very excited about the launch and I may even write another blog about this a couple of weeks after launch and tell you all how I feel about the game.