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  • Summary: DECLARE YOUR ALLEGIANCE

    Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion's crusadebut even as the world's wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, join your allies
    DECLARE YOUR ALLEGIANCE

    Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion's crusadebut even as the world's wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, join your allies and champion your faction's causeAzeroth's future will be forged in the fires of war.

    RECRUIT ALLIED RACES
    Explore Azeroth as new playable Allied Races, including four you've encountered in your campaign against the Legion. Embark on a quest to earn their favor and unlock each race, adding their strength to your faction. Create a new character and complete the full leveling experience to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set.

    KUL TIRAS
    As a hero of the mighty Alliance, journey to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore. Untangle a web of betrayal and dark magic as you encounter power-hungry pirates, witches wielding death magic, mystical sea priests, and more. Explore the stony peaks of Tiragarde Sound, trek across Drustvar's high plains and red forests, and navigate the intricate inland canals of Stormsong Valley as you convince this fractured kingdom to join your cause.

    ZANDALAR
    Prepare the Horde for war by recruiting the ancient empire of Zandalar. In this troll-dominated territory, ancient evil waits to be unleashed on the world as you battle crazed blood-troll worshippers, gargantuan dinosaurs, and titan constructs. Discover Zuldazar, the oldest city in Azeroth; unveil the bleak swamps of Nazmir; and traverse the deadly deserts of Vol'dun.

    PLUNDER UNCHARTED ISLANDS
    Set sail for the previously unmapped isles of Azeroth. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intrudersor enemy playersto collect the island's resources. Constantly evolving challenges await as you traverse frozen landscapes near Northrend, open the gates of an abandoned Gilnean castle, navigate a war between elementals and more.

    STORM THE WARFRONTS
    Head to the frontlines and take part in a large-scale 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Build up your faction's forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to the objective, and battle the enemy commanders as they make their last stand in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.

    INFUSE ARMOR WITH TITANIC MIGHT
    Take control of the Heart of Azerotha legendary neck piece entrusted to you by Magni Bronzebeard. Imbue it with Azerite, an invaluable resource that's emerged in the Legion's wake, to customize your armor with new powers and traits.

    ENTER A WORLD DIVIDED
    Experience the relentless conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. Play through six new zones filled with new World Quests, new World Bosses, new raids and more as you determine whether the Horde or Alliance will shape Azeroth's future.

    * NEW LEVEL CAP
    Stop the spread of the Blood God's corruption, unearth the secrets of a lost titan vault, and much more as you quest to level 120.
    * NEW DUNGEONS & RAIDS
    Fight through all-new dungeons like the golden city of Atal'Dazar, and the outlaw town of Freehold!
    * CHARACTER BOOST
    Advance a new or existing hero character to level 110 instantly, and be ready to join your new allies in battle!
    * COMMUNITIES
    Find adventurers who share common interests through in-game Communities and join cross-realm social groups.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Sep 13, 2018
    90
    Battle for Azeroth it's a huge and entertaining expansion, which relies on combat, PvE, PvP, and character development. However, the best is yet to come.
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    86
    Even if its new loot system is a bust, Battle for Azeroth is a vibrant expansion full of wondrous new locales to explore, characters to meet, and stories to tell.
  3. Sep 3, 2018
    85
    More than anything, I love the look of the new zones and the personalities of the new races. Zandalar and Kul Tiras are more fun to run and around than the Broken Isles.
  4. Aug 18, 2018
    80
    Battle of Azeroth isn’t as good as Legion was. But the Horde vs Alliance conflict is stronger than ever, and being part of this big conflict is pure fun. Veterans will enjoy HL content and how the lore is constantly used.
  5. Sep 5, 2018
    80
    Battle for Azeroth, despite the endless grind, has been an exciting expansion this far. However, raids and additional content are what makes the game great. Blizzard has made the entry level into the new expansion welcoming for new players and some die-hard critics have shared their concerns with the current direction Blizzard are going with making the gaming “easier.”
  6. Aug 25, 2018
    80
    Ultimately Battle for Azeroth is a worthy if somewhat less ambitious successor to 2016’s Legion. the diverse new zones and more intimate storytelling alone make Battle for Azeroth an adventure worth diving into.
  7. Aug 30, 2018
    50
    Unless Blizzard has some real story shake-ups and a phenomenally tuned raid on the horizon, I’m honestly expecting the sharpest player decrease to set in within the next few months. The expansion itself has some interesting ideas, but sticking to a World Quest grindfest is quickly becoming the norm, and the Island Expeditions aren’t exactly exciting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 355
  1. Aug 13, 2018
    10
    It's got trolls, it's got Mesoamerican art and architecture and its got dinosaurs. What more do you need? 13/10 Would recommend. I'm sureIt's got trolls, it's got Mesoamerican art and architecture and its got dinosaurs. What more do you need? 13/10 Would recommend. I'm sure there's some good Alliance stuff too, but whatever. For the Horde! Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2018
    7
    I have been playing WoW since TBC, I've seen all the good and bad to come from each expansion and can honestly say, this is one the betterI have been playing WoW since TBC, I've seen all the good and bad to come from each expansion and can honestly say, this is one the better expansions to come in recent years.

    Yes there is a grind to unlock the new races, and yes before you didn't have to do this the races just unlocked (goblins/worgens/pandas/blood elf/dranei) and the new races are just re-skins of current races, but if they just gave us these races from the start, everyone would complain they had nothing to do at all, you cannot please everyone.

    My main issue with the re-skins is they look miles better than the originals, new customisation like hair styles, that they didn't bother adding to the previous races. Not the worst thing but I was planning a race change from the standard Orc to the new one, but found that they cannot be my class, so I won't be getting to have a nicer appearance.

    The zones are fantastic, with war mode I happily run about getting in to fights for some boredom busting.

    New dungeons are solid and mostly, well thought out, the first raid is a little disappointing unfortunately, with fights having little mechanics.

    All in all this isn't the worst expansion released, but it isn't as deep as Legion.
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  3. Sep 12, 2018
    3
    Pros: The Art work, quests, story line, cut scenes and cinematics are top notch as always. Dungeons are bit buggy, overall fresh and fun.Pros: The Art work, quests, story line, cut scenes and cinematics are top notch as always. Dungeons are bit buggy, overall fresh and fun. World PvP is probably my favorite aspect of this expansion so far, love the bounty system.

    Cons: Island Expeditions were poorly implemented, and are completely dead after the first week...they need to be rework or removed asap.

    Warfronts:
    The gameplay is buggy, rewards are great; they really should be made into a 20 vs 20 battleground...

    Class game play:
    "Class fantasy" (as blizzard puts it), is pretty clunky. Damage is currently being balanced, but the skills and GCD flow need a lot more work

    The response from Blizzard to the community is a train wreck... just about everything they do with weekly updates gives me one less reason to play...

    I love Blizzard and their games, but they really need to listen to the community and reflect on the feedback.
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  4. Sep 12, 2018
    1
    Was this farmed out to Blizz B team or something? do we have to wait until the next one to get an A team expansion? War Mode is literally theWas this farmed out to Blizz B team or something? do we have to wait until the next one to get an A team expansion? War Mode is literally the ONLY feature of this xpac that is even remotely fun. the rep grinds are a joke. the armor sets are a joke. azerite traits are a joke. the time gated content is a joke. island expeditions are a joke. warfronts are a HUGE joke. the lack of any war, in an expansion about a war is a joke. the bugs are a joke for a game that is like 15 years old. the list just goes on guys.

    This is literally the most half baked, least content, unfun expansion that blizzard has ever released for any of their games.

    it only gets a 1/10 because the art for this xpac is probably the best WoW has ever seen.
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  5. Nov 19, 2018
    0
    Had to unsub after the first week because there is nothing to do besides log in once a week random rolls like a pay to win phone app. It'sHad to unsub after the first week because there is nothing to do besides log in once a week random rolls like a pay to win phone app. It's clear they're just trying to milk money out of people by forcing them to stay subscribed to get better items instead of actually providing content where skill can make you better. Absolutely disgusting. And then on top of that every single thing wrong with the game Blizzard either knew in alpha and continued to ignore, and still ignore any community feedback. This game is a complete waste of time as there is no difference between skill anymore. Everything is so "balanced" that everything sucks and is boring. Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    Worst ever ,little change from 7.0 , i even not level up to 120 and delete the game
  7. Sep 17, 2018
    0
    Edit: So, as i said i came back to change my rating about his game, because of the horrible AmA that proved that the game designer of WoWEdit: So, as i said i came back to change my rating about his game, because of the horrible AmA that proved that the game designer of WoW doesn't care about the playerbase at all this point. They purposely deleted most of the questions from reddit that pointed out the problems of the game or just dodged them with answers that had nothing to with the question. So, my new rating of this expansion is 0 and nothing will change my mind. I will leave my first review below this, because those bad things are still relevant.

    I give it a 2 because its still WoW, but that's the only good thing i can say about it. 90% of the "new" main content are content from Legion that became boring after Nighthold, the other 10% are the warfronts and expeditions and they were boring the first time i did them. In the end it just became a downgraded version of Legion. The new Azerite system is boring and flawed as well.

    The story is bad compared to every other expansion so far, its boring. Classes are not well balanced and most of them doesn't feel good to play at all.

    I might come back and change this review in the future, but for now i can only give it a 2, because there are tons of bugs, its unfinished and i can't play for more than 10 minutes without getting bored.
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