Blizzard are often masterful in their campaigns for World of Warcraft expansions. This MMO has been out in the public domain since 2004, and somehow it manages to hold millions of players every year. It's extraordinary. It's also fascinating to watch Blizzard's marketing campaigns for each expansion and how they tailor them to the desires of fans.
For instance the last expansion, Warlords of Draenor, was said to be a return to form, or at least a departure from what constituted the most recent releases in the WoW series. Blizzard cited The Burning Crusades as a reference point for what Warlords of Draenor would be like. While this had old fans terribly excited, the title failed to live up to expectations. Naturally, this has some fans worried about the albeit awesome-looking World of Warcraft: Legion.
World of Warcraft: From Warlords of Draenor to Legion
While Warlords of Draenor enjoyed high praise from critics, the fanbase of World of Warcraft were mixed with their responses. Some really enjoyed how the expansion deviated from the likes of Pandaria and Catalyst, others saw it as their chance to escape from World of Warcraft for good.
- You would think that after 10 years of making world of Warcraft + expansions that Blizzard would get a launch right. The answer is no. When finally do get through the wall of lag, glitches and quest that bottleneck you are meet with something that feels like a step backwards. More expensive. Less content. this is it, I'm out.
While other MMOs are improving each year, WoW is worse every year. While the setting is fine and all, the graphics are just horrible. Questing is linear. No improvements at all. They've cut so many useful elements out of the game, just so they can add a little piece here and there.
Thats it, I've defeneded WoW for 10 years. No more.
These two quotes are just a glimpse into some of the opinions you'll find on Metacritic. Warlords of Draenor has commendable aspects in my opinion, and I am indeed looking forward to seeing if Blizzard can achieve greatness with Legion. But I, like many fans out there, am cautiously optimistic for the next WoW expansion.
Are You Excited For Wow: Legion?
How do you feel about World of Warcraft these days? Have you been a fan of this MMO for years? Are you still waiting with bated breath for every expansion? Let us know where you stand in the comments below!