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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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  1. Positive: 70 out of 558
  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. Dec 13, 2018
    8
    While I don't agree with some of the story choices as of late, BfA is a great addition to the WoW expansion list. Directly following theWhile I don't agree with some of the story choices as of late, BfA is a great addition to the WoW expansion list. Directly following the explosive conclusion to Legions End, we see the two warring factions at each others throats once again. In addition, we are seeing a trickle of new races becoming available with unlock requirements. As of patch 8.1, the grind for these races has been massively alleviated.

    While I wouldn't call it the greatest expansion, its not as bad as other reviewers would have you believe. Yes end game is grindy, but its a MMO. I actually enjoyed the Azerite gear system, and with additions like heritage armor, and a steady amount of mounts being added, I am content and excited for the future of WoW.
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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. Nov 3, 2018
    1
    A bit better than Legion, because not so green as legion (I really full of that green fel fire and demons). So, story line is bad andA bit better than Legion, because not so green as legion (I really full of that green fel fire and demons). So, story line is bad and ridiculous. Saurfang is a pity crying girl. War mode doesn't work properly because many players of alliance just turn it off. PvP expansion without world PvP - lol. And grinding, yeah. We had to grind artifact power again. I was full of it in Legion, and I have to do it again. Expand
  5. Oct 1, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. За перенос шл. У вас совсем совести нет. Люди купили сраный предзаказ в надежде на релиз 27 октября. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    0
    What is the point of expansions? Exactly, adding new content! How did BfA handle it? Terribly!
    Sure, it's worth pointing out that BfA's
    What is the point of expansions? Exactly, adding new content! How did BfA handle it? Terribly!
    Sure, it's worth pointing out that BfA's storytelling, art and all that are the best this game has ever seen. But after all, it is a game, not a movie.
    So what did we get from BfA?
    Nothing new. They basically took all of the new features of Legion, downgraded them and called it an expansion. Azerite system is garbage, Island Expeditions are so boring, that the word "boring" itself should be replaced by "expeditions", cause that's how they're described best. Warfronts are a joke, where you can't possibly lose. Seriously, all 20 people can gather up to stay afk and they'll still win a warfront in 15-20 minutes. Top notch gameplay, eh?
    Balance is broken. Some classes are absolutely unplayable, while others are broken.
    Remember how some features in Legion were time/rep-gated? Right, 95% of BfA is time/rep-gated, so you have to wait at least a month (obvious subscription stretching) to get yourself new 30 minutes of gameplay.
    If you used to play WoW and now considering returning - don't. Game is viciously murdered and is not worth your time and money.
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  7. Nov 20, 2018
    0
    The worst expansion so far and according to the recent Q&A and 8.1 PTR it's getting worse and worse.

    How are the mighty fallen.

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