WoW Shadowlands: Let’s Go to Hell!

So, as the Blizzcon dust settles, it's time to take a good look at the expansion features and lore. Starting with lore of course :) LORE My major concern and hostility towards the new expansion is of course the cinematic. My major "no" is villain introduction. It required an extra machinima to show him, and … Continue reading WoW Shadowlands: Let’s Go to Hell!

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So… What of the Blade?

As we already know, our final showdown in Battle for Azeroth will culminate in defeating N'Zoth itself, probably putting an end to the Old Gods' corruption attempts once and for all. All the power we've accumulated, azerite and dragon perks, would be put to use in this final act. Yet defeating an Old God and … Continue reading So… What of the Blade?

Battle for Azeroth: Story Development and Next Expansion

I've commented about this in several blogs already, and I think my speculation deserves a special post. Remember how Genn said to Anduin in the latest Saurfang cinematic that these were the last troops? They would be recruiting farmers - farmers, and the war has barely started. They would waste their fleets - and even … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Story Development and Next Expansion

Battle for Azeroth: Why Am I Enjoying the Expansion?

This post is an expansion of my yesterday's comments. I've mentioned that I'm experiencing a huge gap between my own feelings and what I am reading, watching and listening in WoW-related media from other players. Likewise in Draenor - while my WoD gameplay was rich, full of events and kept me busy from day one … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Why Am I Enjoying the Expansion?

The Only Problem of Battle for Azeroth Is…

...you're not feeling progress. And everything you dislike about the expansion is largely described by this paradigm. Of course the core idea of getting gear to become stronger and getting access to higher endgame content is here. It will always be. Raids and PvP have always been your ultimate goal why you're doing this - … Continue reading The Only Problem of Battle for Azeroth Is…

Class Order Hall Followers 7.2.

Weekend was totally devoted to acquiring new Class Order Hall followers for my toons, and I've seen them for every class. It was a fun journey! So, here are the impressions. I would grade the questlines in three groups: Awww, Eh and Meh. The questlines are very similar: first you are sent to class-specific zone … Continue reading Class Order Hall Followers 7.2.