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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 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  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 20, 2018
    80
    I'm the most intrigued I've been to date with World of Warcraft's storyline. The enemy isn't clear yet, and the breadcrumbs spread throughout the two campaigns are set. Battle for Azeroth isn't my favorite expansion but it's definitely up there.
  5. Sep 7, 2018
    80
    Battle for Azeroth lacks the novelties and polish of your usual WoW expansion but the new locales, enemies and storylines looks fascinating and promising. However Blizzard has tons of things to tweak and fix in the coming months.
  6. Aug 28, 2018
    80
    Battle for Azeroth launches strong by renewing the conflict between the Horde and Alliance. Blizzard offers two very different experiences this expansion with each faction having their own storyline on unique island nations. It's an enjoyable expansion during the leveling experience, but endgame currently has some issues with sparse weapon drops and clutter stemming from the new Azerite gear system. There are improvements to be made here, but what's available at launch is still very good.
  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: 36 out of 283
  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. Oct 14, 2018
    8
    WAY better than the scores a lot of folks here are heaping on it. A zero? Really? There's lots of fun to be had here.
  3. Sep 12, 2018
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This expansion feels like a job and not an escape or fun, constant grind for near meaningless rep. very few drops in quests or dungeon.

    I don't take the bait for world quests or azerite grinding unless there is a specific item.
    keep your azerite.

    Pvp can be fun at times, but basically seems you v macros or botting.

    and occassionally tank but if get azerite instead of something substantial that will stop.

    Blizzard is already trying to bribe people into tanking or alliance into battlegrounds with added "bonuses"
    It's basically how corporations treat their workers,long hours for a pat on head(rep)
    Instead of getting gear you get IOUs in the form of azerite and rep.

    And you can barely craft anything even food
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  4. Sep 22, 2018
    1
    1. Poorly implemented Global Cooldown on abilities
    2. Ongoing removal of quality of life items and pruning of abilities
    3. Developers did
    1. Poorly implemented Global Cooldown on abilities
    2. Ongoing removal of quality of life items and pruning of abilities
    3. Developers did not listen to any feedback during beta nor do they listen to the game's community (poor to no communication with its gaming community)
    4. Numerous bugs on release
    5. Time gating and other activities to draw out player engagement for sake of corporate metrics
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  5. Oct 15, 2018
    0
    Sjw propaganda, all quest givers, npc's, lead characters are womens! I don't want to play game like this. Legion was good expansion butSjw propaganda, all quest givers, npc's, lead characters are womens! I don't want to play game like this. Legion was good expansion but this... this is just a mess. Expand
  6. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    This is the worst wow you ever played. all the outplay potential is out of the picture. we have many few abilities. new azurite system is 100This is the worst wow you ever played. all the outplay potential is out of the picture. we have many few abilities. new azurite system is 100 times worst than artifact system we had. they kept the grind part of it and removed the cool stuff from artifact system.

    This is worst than wod don't buy it.
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  7. Aug 27, 2018
    0
    Simply the worst expansion of the WOW, storytelling is boring and quests are scattered so distractedly that it's hard to focus on the mainSimply the worst expansion of the WOW, storytelling is boring and quests are scattered so distractedly that it's hard to focus on the main story. Contents after level 120 are very similar to the Legion, but the rewards are very small so it is not motivating at all. Even no talents and skills are added after legion , and this means your play will be almost same through the whole expansion. Expand

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