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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 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  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: 66 out of 510
  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. Nov 12, 2019
    8
    in fact this expantion is not so bad as some ppl want to show it.

    yes, it has problems, but it is not only BfA issue. BfA showed us a
    in fact this expantion is not so bad as some ppl want to show it.

    yes, it has problems, but it is not only BfA issue.

    BfA showed us a lot of things that were rather new to players but probably not for ppl that read books and stories. It brought us some new storylines of characters that we know for a long time and we met again some more old friends

    it is not really bad, it is between ok and good but mutch closer to good. not legion, not wotlk, but still better than many other chapters of WoW story
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  3. Sep 4, 2018
    3
    I have to agree with a majority of the user comments in this review. Although the areas are beautiful, most of the changes to the game make itI have to agree with a majority of the user comments in this review. Although the areas are beautiful, most of the changes to the game make it extremely boring. I'm not a PVP'er so I could care less about battling other players, which means I have nothing but World Quests to do.

    It's been 3 weeks since launch and I'm already bored to tears. I have 16 characters on my account and I can't imagine taking the time to do all of this mundane grind on each of them. I expected Legion to be a disappointment, but it was surprisingly robust. It offered class missions for each spec, custom armor, class mounts and the introduction of appearance collections. I also liked the PVP tokens you could earn doing world quests to collect the classic PVP sets. All of that is gone with this expansion.

    I'm feeling that World of Warcraft should be renamed 'War of World Quests' since both factions have different, but unique sets to do. I haven't noticed them involving any Alliance vs. Horde missions, most are still against a common foe in each faction.

    With any launch, you expect bugs to come up from time to time. I'm finding that a lot of the changes that were made to the game were not properly thought out or handled correctly. In Beta, people commented that the stat squish made older raids and dungeons unsoloable. It's something many did to collect the armor sets for the appearance collection. And many of the changes to the classes made them clunky and awkward, taking away from the game. None of this was fixed so now we all get to experience this frustration. They also added pets to a lot of the classic dungeons and raids, and cut back on the amount of armor dropping from mobs and bosses, so it takes even longer to collect the desired set piece. More grinding ahead for those that still care.

    I've had a lot of friends already put their account on hold hoping that they can come back in 6 months or so to see improvements based on player feedback. I'm not there yet, but with each repeat World Quest, I'm getting really close.
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  4. Sep 24, 2018
    1
    This is nothing but a watered down patch to Legion with all the fun removed, more time gating added, and every single thing is RNG on top ofThis is nothing but a watered down patch to Legion with all the fun removed, more time gating added, and every single thing is RNG on top of RNG. It is not fun, it is not innovative. Add almost everything being put on the GCD, abilities pruned, no new talents added, and game play is slow and plodding. Then toss in item level scaling and you get weaker as you level and get better gear. They say get raid gear to outpace the ilvl scaling but since when should we need raid gear to quest?!! I am incredibly disappointed in this expansion, it is indeed a dumpster fire of bad design choices by a dev team that clearly needs to be replaced. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2020
    0
    Putaaaa mierdaaaaaa esto no es WoW...
    Esto ya se va de madre os estais trincando la historia el juego, los juegos mas bien... pufff
  6. Sep 8, 2018
    0
    Cant use the Azuirite gear that I get, dont have the right AP levels.. need to do around 15 quests a day, maybe 30.
  7. Sep 30, 2018
    0
    BfA is ... well it's not a bad expansion to be honest. The scenery, surroundings & graphics are awesome and beautiful, but honestly it's justBfA is ... well it's not a bad expansion to be honest. The scenery, surroundings & graphics are awesome and beautiful, but honestly it's just eyecandy for 'covering up' the fact that the grindfest is neverending and quite unrewarding in my opinon.
    Level- & item scaling - the higher my level is the weaker I feel. I can't remember feeling this weak in Legion once hitting max level. (disregarding legendaries & artifact weapons).
    I played extensively since launch until ... now. I'm calling the quits. Let someone else take over this neverending grind.
    Edit: This expansion feels bereft of imagination and interest in making an actual game that's fun to play and not insanely tedious. I've been away and back and then a few days away after a ragequit over TW. But I still end up with the feeling of not sure why I logged on and then logging off momentarily after.
    The RNG is spreading throughout the expansion like a plague of not caring about the game. The more RNG - the less Bli$$ard has to care about the game. It's an expansion running in circles. I really, REALLY wanted to like, heck even love the expansion. But I find little or no love for this expansion. This expansion is fundamentally flawed beyond repair - I'm afraid. Or FUBAR if you will.
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