Saturday, November 4th 2017

Blizzard Announces Upcoming 'Battle for Azeroth' Expansion for World of Warcraft

The battle against the Legion has left the world broken-but the shattered trust between the Alliance and the Horde could prove the hardest wound to mend. Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled plans for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, a new expansion to the company's acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game that will test players' resolve as they champion their faction's cause in a devastating new war.

In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion has set off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the furious rivalry between the noble Alliance and the mighty Horde. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth's heroes must set out on a harrowing journey in search of new allies, race to claim the world's mightiest resources to turn the tides of war, and fight on several fronts to determine which side will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.
"Conflict is at the heart of the Warcraft saga, and in Battle for Azeroth, tensions that have been simmering for a long time escalate into all-out war," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "World of Warcraft players are incredibly passionate about the characters and factions they identify with in the game, and this expansion will make them prouder than ever to declare their allegiance to the Horde or to the Alliance."

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth includes new features and content that will put heroes' dedication and fortitude to the test. In this expansion, players will be called upon to:
  • Explore Two Fabled Kingdoms: As a champion of the Horde, travel to the Zandalar empire to persuade the trolls to lend their naval might. As a defender of the Alliance, venture to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore, and rally its inhabitants to fight for your cause.
  • Recruit Allied Races: Take a new form for your adventures as several new playable Allied Races, each with unique racial abilities. Earn the favor of the High mountain tauren, Void elves, Dark Iron dwarves, and others to create a new character of that race and add their strength to your faction.
  • Plunder the Islands of the Great Sea: Scour Azeroth's myriad uncharted Islands and conquer an ever-changing array of enemies, environments, and objectives. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders-or enemy players-to collect each island's resources and fuel the war effort.
  • Charge Into the Warfronts: Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Capture resources to build your faction's forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to objectives, and fight the enemy commander to claim victory in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
  • Infuse Your Armor with Titanic Might: Seek out Azerite, an invaluable new resource that has emerged in the Legion's wake. Imbue the Heart of Azeroth-a legendary neck piece entrusted to each hero by Magni Bronzebeard-with Azerite to customize your armor with new powers and traits.
  • Battle to Level 120: Trace the corruption of the Blood God to the Underrot, unearth the secrets of a lost titan vault, escape from the Drust Realm of the Dead, and more as you quest through 10 new levels-then continue to grow in power through new World Quests, raids, dungeons, and more.
  • Instantly Boost to Level 110: Enter the raging conflict between the Horde and the Alliance prepared to survive on the front lines of a vicious new war.
  • Connect Through Communities: Join up with WoW players who share common interests in persistent cross-realm Communities. Share strategies with members of your class, fraternize with auction house magnates, talk shop with fellow tailors, and expand your social circles.

To learn more about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, visit the expansion's official website at www.worldofwarcraft.com/battle-for-azeroth.
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41 Comments on Blizzard Announces Upcoming 'Battle for Azeroth' Expansion for World of Warcraft

#2
Upgrayedd
If you've been subscribed since 2004 at $15/mo then you would have spent over $2,300 on just the base game. Screw this disgusting practice. Yea the game is 13 years old now. That's how old I was when it came out and even then it looked like a small childrens game.
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#3
WildAngel
No this is not nice at all...

Give us Warcraft 4 Real-time Strategy already..
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#4
dj-electric
Upgrayedd
If you've been subscribed since 2004 at $15/mo then you would have spent over $2,300 on just the base game. Screw this disgusting practice. Yea the game is 13 years old now. That's how old I was when it came out and even then it looked like a small childrens game.
This... has nothing to do with the game. How much does a gamer spends on games in 13 years? WoW had better and worse moments, but it never went sellout mode like other MMOs with P2W mechanics.

Legion was fixing the game for me, BFA should revolutionize it to me with many interesting mechanics. How long have you been playing WoW to judge it so harshly?
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#5
Th3pwn3r
How many years has WoW been going now? It's crazy to think...I wonder how many people have never stopped playing since the beginning, also crazy to think about.
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#6
Vya Domus
I feel like it's time to stop and start fresh with something new.

I stopped playing after Cataclysm came out on retail and then played occasionally on Vanilla servers. That original feel the game had it's gone , not necessarily because of the things they've done as time passed by but simply because it's just so damn old.
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#7
ZoneDymo
Upgrayedd
If you've been subscribed since 2004 at $15/mo then you would have spent over $2,300 on just the base game. Screw this disgusting practice. Yea the game is 13 years old now. That's how old I was when it came out and even then it looked like a small childrens game.
Thats a pretty stupid comment man
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#8
Th3pwn3r
ZoneDymo
Thats a pretty stupid comment man
How so? That's his opinion and it does look cartoonish. I played it for a bit and got tired really fast of collecting 10rocks, 10 feathers or 10 sticks.
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AlienIsGOD
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Upgrayedd
If you've been subscribed since 2004 at $15/mo then you would have spent over $2,300 on just the base game. Screw this disgusting practice. Yea the game is 13 years old now. That's how old I was when it came out and even then it looked like a small childrens game.
what i choose to spend my money on is my choice lol
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#10
Mescalamba
Would say that its quite achievement that they managed to keep that ball rolling. 13 years, yay..

Well, I enjoyed a bit of vanilla, TBC and bit of WOTLK. And that was all. It still looks pretty interesting, especially now. But I think Im a bit old for that.
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#11
AlienIsGOD
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Mescalamba
Would say that its quite achievement that they managed to keep that ball rolling. 13 years, yay..

Well, I enjoyed a bit of vanilla, TBC and bit of WOTLK. And that was all. It still looks pretty interesting, especially now. But I think Im a bit old for that.
My guild is full of 30 and 40 somethings, never too old for video games :)
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#12
dyonoctis
The cartoonish style of wow is what allowed it to not age too badly, realistic games tends to age very poorly. But i could never get into it because the gameplay does feels dated.
But I wonder if blizzard will ever try to get back to the drawing board and make a new, more mordern take on mmorpg. Wow and FFXIV are the only mmo who managed to stay alive with a paid sub, and FFXIV is pretty classic gameplay wise, so they got no one as a threat.

AlienIsGOD
My guild is full of 30 and 40 somethings, never too old for video games :)
I'm playing FFXIV, and it turns out that most players are actually well into their 20 or in their 30. I haven't meet a lot of teenagers.
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#13
StrayKAT
I'm not even a fan of WoW, but children's game is a funny criticism. That's just Blizzard's style.. and they're among the best at making something look good with very little. Years from now, people will still not mind it. No different than Nintendo designs (the other one who's best at it).

That said, it's funny that it took this long to get to the Legion. Or rather, just past it, I guess.
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#14
Xzibit
After all these years i still cant get over the fact that most of the Horde races suffer from Kyphosis and all those Witch Doctors/Priest/Shamans/Alchys... cant find a cure.
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#15
Upgrayedd
Dj-ElectriC
How long have you been playing WoW to judge it so harshly?
Never made a Blizzard account. I'd rather play Goat Sim MMORPG.
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#16
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Th3pwn3r
How so? That's his opinion and it does look cartoonish. I played it for a bit and got tired really fast of collecting 10rocks, 10 feathers or 10 sticks.
TF2. That's cartoonish.
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#17
Prima.Vera
They should make the game free already and make the last expansion payed only, just like SWTOR. I still enjoy SWTOR from time to time mainly because of the story, which is very interesting for each character. However, for the latest expansions they still want you to pay a lot of money...
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
Prima.Vera
They should make the game free already and make the last expansion payed only, just like SWTOR. I still enjoy SWTOR from time to time mainly because of the story, which is very interesting for each character. However, for the latest expansions they still want you to pay a lot of money...
Blizz isnt going to do that to its cash cow. Too many people play. That is too many millions of dollars. There is no reason for them to do that when the game is still highly successful over other mmo's
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#19
Laurijan
Today i read that there will be a official vanilla server coming. called World of Warcraft Classic
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#20
mcraygsx
By now Blizzard should've become a movie company. Really looking forward for yet another expansion.
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#21
Bansaku
I loved WoW, but I am tired of giving them my money just so they can make more shitty CoD games! Get rid of the asinine, antiquated monthly subscription fee and just charge for the bloody expansion! Blizzard has made BILLIONS off from sub-fees, time to give us hardcore loyalists a break, and give newbies a chance to experience the game without breaking their wallets. Take a cue from the Diablo III playbook eh!!
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#22
AlienIsGOD
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Bansaku
I loved WoW, but I am tired of giving them my money just so they can make more shitty CoD games! Get rid of the asinine, antiquated monthly subscription fee and just charge for the bloody expansion! Blizzard has made BILLIONS off from sub-fees, time to give us hardcore loyalists a break, and give newbies a chance to experience the game without breaking their wallets. Take a cue from the Diablo III playbook eh!!
if $15 a month is breaking wallets, they shouldnt have a pc in the 1st place :P
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#23
Th3pwn3r
AlienIsGOD
if $15 a month is breaking wallets, they shouldnt have a pc in the 1st place :p
True...
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#24
AlienIsGOD
Vanguard Beta Tester
I'm on a fixed income and I can afford $15 lol. I'm just sick of ppl complaining about sub fees.
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#25
CrAsHnBuRnXp
mcraygsx
By now Blizzard should've become a movie company. Really looking forward for yet another expansion.
Their cinematics are so well done, my buddy and I dont know why they just didnt use that technology that they use for in game cutscenes and cinematics/trailers for the Warcraft movie. Movie would have been so much better visually and they could have used original voice casting that they have in game for their characters.
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