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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: 51 out of 400
  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
    Hello!
    BfA is the first expansion that I really don't want to play (I started to play during WoTLK).
    2 new features Expeditions and
    Hello!
    BfA is the first expansion that I really don't want to play (I started to play during WoTLK).
    2 new features Expeditions and Warfronts are not so exciting as it was introduced.
    Expeditions - the worst content of all time, they are like scenarions in Pandaria but worse.
    Battlefronts - good idea, lame execution.
    Regarding class changes - the took away our artifacts, set bonuses from raids, legendaries, and put some of them into talents. In general, the didn't improve classes at all. They just took all the features away and made us weaker, than in Legion. I don't have an idea why the didn't add one more talent set on 120 level.
    Lots of bugs, disbalance of classes
    If you are new player, you may be drug into the game by allied races. But there is no ad that says that you MUST gain reputation in old content of Legion to have an access to those races.
    2,5 poinst for new raid, locations and dungeons they are beautiful as always. 0,5 points for marketing department who sold this game.
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  4. Sep 21, 2018
    1
    You want to be dd you need an azerite armor, you want to be a tank you need a new azerite armor, you want to pvp you need a new azerite armor,You want to be dd you need an azerite armor, you want to be a tank you need a new azerite armor, you want to pvp you need a new azerite armor, you want good aoe damage you need a new azerite armor

    pve fronts in general scrap
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  5. Jan 7, 2019
    0
    think private servers have less bug than BfA... Let me just share You my experience about 1 hours of play. Random quest and random NPCs: allthink private servers have less bug than BfA... Let me just share You my experience about 1 hours of play. Random quest and random NPCs: all of a sudden in combat they become "invalid" target and I couldn't hit them so I died. Random small treasure chests: I tried to open it but: "you can't loot that". And it vanished without any loot. Random elit fight: I used my mount before it but the animation didn't worked so I was just quick running. Reached the NPC but I couldn't hit him because "you are mounted". I right clicked on the mouth buff to dismount it. Now we were hitting each other. But I couldn't use abilitys which required energy even I was at max energy. It was with the blue icon when I don't have energy. All of a sudden my 70k hp just disappeared and I dead. When I reached my corpse I tried to revive but I remained a ghost. The NPCs could hit me so I died again. I opened a ticket 5 days ago. After a lot of ticket change where they could only copy-paste the same "answer". At first they stated it's my fault and it's on my end. They suggested to reset the settings. I did. They suggested to run a WinMTR test so I did. Guess what? Rock solid 38 latency and 0% loss. After that they admited they know about a some issues. Surprised? I'm not. It was my fault before I had proof now all of a sudden they know about it. The only suggestion after 5 days of ticketing is to "turn off war mode". Seriously! Give my money back! Literally unplayable!!! Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    0
    This game has become rat race in which you as a rat don't have control of your own pace and speed of the race. In fact freedom of choiceThis game has become rat race in which you as a rat don't have control of your own pace and speed of the race. In fact freedom of choice doesn't exist because it's streamlined big time.

    Nothing really matters but your /played more than ever to be honest. It is designed precisely to suck your soul out of your body until you collapse of mind blowing and pointless grinds while whole system is made to slow you even more and harder (scaling, dungeon trash, time gated stuff, rep etc.) Very very evil things indeed! This is the job you can't pay off bills with.

    If you like roleplaying a RAT that is told what and how to do things and have no self respect then this game is for you.
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  7. Nov 13, 2018
    0
    Critics 79 ??? corrupt officials. 3/10 The worst, unfinished patch to WOW. It is a patch, not an addon.

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