So it begins...
Why in the world am I talking about World Of Warcraft in 2014? Well, we all know that Warlords Of Draenor is on the horizon for World of Warcraft, the latest expansion, comes with a lot of cool things, and even more to be announced, but it's World Of Warcraft! It's old, there are new and shiny things to play. Right, right, I hear ya. I dabbled here and there in World Of Warcraft, and I have a ton of 90s, variety of classes, and it is a staple for MMOs currently. (Well, here comes the hate train). We have games like Elder Scrolls, WildStar, FFXIV, all these games coming out, or already been released to play, and here I am talking to you about World Of Warcraft. I mean, it still calms my urge for gaming, and with the new expansion coming out soon, there are lots of things to look forward to! The expansion brings new character models, new areas, raids, pvp, etc etc.
A typical expansion you might say, but they are creating new character models that I must say look really nice. It's no where near FFXIV, or anything like that, but it's nice, and much better than the current. As long as it looks better, i'm cool with it! The game still brings back some good memories, and allows me to have fun, but why in the world am I playing it now? It seems to me after all these years, Blizzard is still doing a top notch job on the game. Connected Realms, new expansion, nice updates, etc. I mean, after all this time... They are still doing it, and have what I think the last told number was 7.8 million subscribers, which I believe is World Wide. People are still talking about the next "WoW killer". Granted, I thought a lot of games would make World Of Warcraft bleed, but alas it hasn't, and still going pretty damn strong if you don't ask me. A lot of people on the forums are complaining about Connected Realms, because it hasn't reached their servers yet, and from what I hear the servers that have been connected seem to be thriving pretty well. Granted some of the lower population servers haven't been touched or added to the list, it continues to grow, and Blizzard seems to know what they are doing.... Which I rarely say, believe it or not.
We all know that World Of Warcraft is a pay to play game, that has a "Cash shop" along with it, that sells mounts, pets, etc. Along with that Blizzard will also Realm Transfer, Faction change, and etc for a fee. Some people dislike that, I don't use those services so it doesn't bother me, nor should it bother anyone else. Blizzard has sort of caused on uproar recently, about this little thing here... You can pay a fee of 90$ to get instant level 90! I'll get right to it, and give me honest opinion about this. Does it bother me? Nope! Will I use this service? Nope! I know some people have a total different opinion than that, but honestly... Business and business, and this is a way they chose to see if they can make money of it, and i'm sure they will. I do not think this is any way shape or form pay to win. I think it's silly to use this service, because leveling is rather easy in World Of Warcraft, and I prefer the old fashion way, rather than buying it right away, even if it's my 10th character or whatever.
Even if I had the spare money, or was filthy rich I wouldn't use it either. It's a matter of choice here. Now, do I think they will take it another notch and let's say let you buy gear? I do not think they are dumb enough to do that, even though some games have done it in the past, and still do it... I don't think Blizzard is that dumb to do something like that, that for me would cause concern, but a lot of other people would think... Well, if Blizzard can get away with it, so we can we. Let's not go that far people, paying for level 90, which won't be the max level soon doesn't really bother me, and it shouldn't bother you. If it does, okay! All in all, I don't think it will impact the game in such a way that we will riot Blizzard HQ and demand for it to be done with.
I'm really excited to see what else this expansion brings to the table, I hope it won't be another Cataclysm. Mist really brought the game back to me, even though I hated being a Panda in the end, the lore, and story really made the scene for it. I hope WoD can deliver even more than what I am expecting, so far so good. I think one of the biggest reasons I am coming back to this along with everything I have explained, is quite simply... Hearthstone. It's really addicting, and every time I play it i'm like... Man, I should play WoW. Now here I am writing for you all to read. So, even with all these new games out, and coming out, it seems to me World Of Warcraft still has a tiny grasp of my MMO attention, and it's here to stay... Would I have it differently? I don't know, I'm enjoying my time right now, and with everything i'm hearing about WoD is really golden.
I think the game is really starting to show it's age, but Blizzard is doing a good job keeping it up to par with some of the newer games coming out. Themepark and all. Let's be honest here... World Of Warcraft is a good game, and has been a staple for sometime. Along with Everquest, and Ultima online. It has a lot of life left into it, and I would love to see Blizzard do more and more to keep it up to date. WoD brings a lot more to the table than I am just bringing up... Garrisons is defiantly one I am looking forward to. Class talents, and many many more things, that I am just to lazy to type up right now. It brings a lot to the table, but one question remains for me is... How fast will I blow through this content? Hopefully I won't be blowing it all through a weekend or something silly like that. Let's take it at a pace this time Josh shall we? Seriously...
So a question remains from me to you all... With everything being announced, and released soon. is World Of Warcraft still on your radar, and what about WoD for players? Are you as excited as I am for this content? Cheers! Part 2 will be coming shortly!