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  • Summary: To scrap with the greatest army Draenor has ever known, you will need your own forces and your own fortress. Build a mighty garrison: an enduring home base integrated seamlessly with the world, not a hiding place far from the tumult. Customize it with functional structures like farms,To scrap with the greatest army Draenor has ever known, you will need your own forces and your own fortress. Build a mighty garrison: an enduring home base integrated seamlessly with the world, not a hiding place far from the tumult. Customize it with functional structures like farms, stables, armories, workshops and more. Lay down trade routes and unlock new quests, gear and pets to support your war for Draenor. Recruit stalwart followers to man your base, and send them to loot dungeons, fulfill missions, and craft items, even if you’re offline. Tame a deadly realm, and build an unbreakable monument to victory. Expand
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  1. Positive: 47 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 5, 2015
    100
    Add–on delights old players with its complexity and incline to the past. It also offers an ideal start for new players. [Issue#248]
  2. Dec 15, 2014
    90
    There is no doubt that Warlords of Draenor is one of the most innovative and well done expansions achieved by Blizzard.
  3. Nov 22, 2014
    90
    The reason World of Warcraft has proven to stand the test of time has everything to do with its ability to cater to a wide array of different types of gamers, and Warlords of Draenor only pushes the envelope even further.
  4. Jan 20, 2015
    90
    The new expansion of the Blizzard MMORPG has a lot to offer: a great storyline, the new garrison and the boasted "back to the roots". If you're looking for a reason to return to Azeroth, well, you've found it.
  5. This time, Blizzard offers excellent content for WoW players. Warlords of Draenor doesn't bring revolutionary changes. But it makes the World of Warcraft experience even deeper with great story-telling and new Garrison system.
  6. Nov 20, 2014
    85
    Warlords of Draenor brings you back to the roots of World of Warcraft. And it feels good. Draenor looks good and brings a cool new storyline, with lots of new content and of course garrisons. It's too bad the game isn't very challenging and didn't add a new race.
  7. Nov 24, 2014
    60
    By far the best-looking World of Warcraft expansion yet, and it's filled with quality content. However, the character and stat overhaul has left the gameplay feeling a little too simple and rote.

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  1. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    I changed my initial 2/10 to a perfect 10. Now that the glitches are away, this game is simply the BEST WOW since Vanilla.
    Quests are crazy
    I changed my initial 2/10 to a perfect 10. Now that the glitches are away, this game is simply the BEST WOW since Vanilla.
    Quests are crazy dynamic, Challenge is back. The art is stunning, the music is awesome and quite frankly I don't know any other game that took me by surprise as this one,... except perhaps Vanilla WOW...

    Good God what changes Blizzard has made.
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  2. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    Now that they have sorted out the server issues the game is great. But I would like to point out to those not happy with the results due toNow that they have sorted out the server issues the game is great. But I would like to point out to those not happy with the results due to the server problems, in an online game the main point of it is to be online!!! so if this isnt working causes huge lag and character freezes making the game unplayable then why would it it be given a higher score, its because of these sort of reviews that make blizzard fix the problems. It is part of the process. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2014
    9
    Having a lot of fun so far. Game feels like the WoW of old with some nice added features. The launch is obviously not going so well but itHaving a lot of fun so far. Game feels like the WoW of old with some nice added features. The launch is obviously not going so well but it doesn't take away from the fun factor. Most people on here are **** because of the launch and I'm not blaming them for that, but you can't "rate" a game low based on a rocky launch. So take the low scores on metacritic with a grain of salt. One thing that I have learned over the years is the players of Blizzards games are the whiniest, **** group of people in any gaming community. It's ridiculous. They **** and complain on forums, facebook, trade chat, any place they can find and yet they continue to play the games and continue to **** I don't get it. Trolls aside, I am enjoying myself and am very pleased with the new xpac. :) Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2019
    5
    WoD had everything to be one of the most epic expansions in the world of warcraft, the maps were beautiful and well crafted, the lore hadWoD had everything to be one of the most epic expansions in the world of warcraft, the maps were beautiful and well crafted, the lore had potential, the raids were super cool, but the lack of content destroyed the expansion. Expand
  5. Nov 29, 2014
    1
    Since the announcement of WoD i was so eager to play it as soon as possible since it looked like Blizzard have decided to bring back theSince the announcement of WoD i was so eager to play it as soon as possible since it looked like Blizzard have decided to bring back the original lore. Blizzard invested so much in getting more new players and bringing back old players and told everyone to be there when WoD expansion starts. Well, i was one of those people waiting online for the moment WoD gets activated but guess what, the moment WoD got activated Blizzard servers weren't there for people to play, they just went down!

    Now to move on to the expansion itself. The game play experience has been made more linear and easier. There is no more originality to the game. For example dwarf used to dwell in the mountains, night elves in the forst and so on but no more. For example every alliance race get the same garrison that looks like human structures. To be brief here is what i think about WoD so far:

    Pros:
    - The lore has come back, no more Pandas
    - Nice environmental visuals and details

    Cons:
    - Very bad launch experience, WoD being unplayable for at least 5 days and high waiting queues and random dropouts after that
    - Racial traits and in game visuals related to each race are gone making it pointless which race you have chosen, for example every alliance race gets the same "Human Base Looking" garrison
    - Character game-play has been dumbed so much there is hardly any complexity to it. All different character types feel the same having 2-4 key rotations.
    - Quests are linear and no fun, plus having the new quest guide system you hardly need to read what the quest is about.
    - Professions are completely destroyed, nothing like they used to be. They are now all the same, using single materials and high daily cooldowns. They are even more pointless during leveling your char.
    - No central towns in Draenor like Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Shattrath and etc... You just get a garrison which only you and some mindless NPCs are walking around.
    - Everything is so tied to garrisons making the game experience much like browser-based or cellphone games. I can't shake the feeling that I'm playing "Clash of Clans" instead of World of Warcraft.
    - Guild leveling is gone as well as many guild perks. Another hit to the social aspect of the game.

    Conclusion:
    Imho fun comes from learning new stuff (which comes with complexity), socializing and having freedom of action. WoW used to have them but Blizzard decided to take them away beginning from Cataclysm. TBC was the best expansion and will remain to do so. WoD is nothing compared to TBC with its awful game experience. It looks like Blizzard is deliberately destroying WoW's game experience or their game design team is very incompetent and lacking when it comes to creativity but Blizzard doesn't care. Either way the current expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is the worst ever. With Blizzard announcing that they are going to release an expansion each year, i doubt that WoW will get any better soon if ever.
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  6. Aug 8, 2016
    0
    The first thing is there is no technical support at all. Tickets is the only way to contact them if you have an actual problem. They willThe first thing is there is no technical support at all. Tickets is the only way to contact them if you have an actual problem. They will acknowledge the problem and do nothing about it. They have built a system to shield themselves from the customer while they provide no support. The game areas now are very small and to fix this they do things like take away flying to "make it more immersive" meaning we built a small area being lazy and this is how we are trying to combat it. You can unlock flying but its a long achievement to do so once you do this you realize how small the new areas really are. Since prepatch for legion the servers are plagued with crashes and resets almost everyday. During this the raids. dungeons, and quests reset randomly sometimes. Which Blizzards reply is "well keep trying it". This game could still be good but apparently they have gone the route of provide little content and get as much out of the consumer as they can. They now also sell mounts and pets you cannot get in the game for a bigger cash grab. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2014
    0
    This launch is a complete failure. Guess what incompetent bastards at Blizzard are not even saying it's their fault, no apologies nothing atThis launch is a complete failure. Guess what incompetent bastards at Blizzard are not even saying it's their fault, no apologies nothing at all. Their main excuse is DDOS attacks. Seriously Blizzard who are you kidding. Not only are you bunch of amateurs you are also the biggest liars in modern gaming. Shame on you.

    When you get past the technical difficulties you are greeted by another dumbing of a genre. WoD plays even more dumbed down than previous settings of Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria. World content is eaier, dungeons are easier, Quests are easier and even more linear. There isn't much improvement overall. And yes WoW needs hell of a lot improvements, other mmos are way better than this garbage.
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