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I just wanted to share my experience so far with WoD in case people are wondering if the expansion is worth it.
I start playing WoW as soon as it launched in Europe (early 2005?) and I loved the game. During my time playing vanilla and TBC, this was the ONLY game I played. Then came wotlk and it was okay but I didn't particularly like it. Then cata was even worse. Then I skipped MOP altogether cause it looked horrible. Now that leaves us with WoD.
Levelling - The levelling experience in WoD is much better than anything I have ever experienced in WoW. The lore and atmosphere are amazing. It feels like playing The Burning Crusade all over again. The quests all try to strike this sense of urgency and importance to the tasks you do and it works much better than any of the previous versions of WoW. You are the commander of your people and people follow you. The guy who has gone through hell and back from fighting the infernal forces of Molten Core through the insanity of Illidan and Arthas to some asian wierd ass creatures in MOP.
Garrison - The garrison system is amazing. It integrates a sort of progression which is alternative to levelling up and gearing. It feels nice and you constantly discover new things. Blizzard have integrated this kind of instanced housing into the game in a way I haven't seen in an MMO before. You recruit new people to join your garrisons and send them off to missions for some interesting rewards. YOu have to choose between different types of buildings you want to construct and I would say I actually spent some time thinking which building I want to have.
Rewards - One thing I really love about this expansion are the rewards you get. In previous expansions you mostly get items and xp when you finish a quest. But these thinigs you replace quite quickly so they don't really feel special. In WOD you get tons of cool collectibles and unlockables through quests - e.g. mini pets, toys (which are pretty much collectibles for fun), new unlockables for your garrison, garrison resources, followers and new story arcs unlocks. These things won't get easily replaced which makes them fun. They are not just another items with +10 random stat.
Professions and side activites - I am amazed of how much there is to do in addition to questing in terms of side activities. You can level up your two main professions and you can do that even if they are lvl 1. WoD allows you to level them up in WoD zones which is a really nice touch. In addition you get archealogy findings, mini pets battles, new ways of interacting with the environment thanks to your garrison, fishing, cooking and first aid. You can also hunt down skull mini bosses for some cool rewards or the do tasks which are similar to GW2's hearts.
Graphics and world design - now obviously WOW's graphics are dated. However, the world design is stunning. It all feels magical in a way which other MMOs can't seem to do. All the zones I have expereienced so far are gorgeous!
Talents - ok I know a lot of people hate this. But from my experience with them, this system is AMAZING! The old tree system we had in vanilla/tbc/wotlk was nice but it was all predetermined. I had like 80-90% of my druid talents which there was no way I wouldn't take. An extreme example of this was innervate. In vanilla if I was a resto druid without innervate then I am not going anywhere. As our job was only to innervate the real healers (priests) and spam healing touch a few times before we run out of mana lol. In this new system, you make a choice between three abilities at certain level points. I would love to have each one of those abilities. The choice between the three abilities is definitely not clear cut. I also noticed these new talents are tailored to your speciliasation too. For example, at lvl 100 I get three talents for my feral spec and 3 completely different talents for resto. And I now have 4 speciliasations! It feels awesome. One final point here, druid was my main class throughout all of WoW. Yet playing it now in WoD it feels very fresh and new. The class has changed dramatically yet it still feels very familiar!
Overall - I would say there is tons to do in the new expansion and the main highlight, the garrison system, is very addicting. I am not sure if I will stay longterm with the game but even if I only do the lvelling experience once and do some unlockables/achievemetns/dungeons/flexible raids then it's all worth the box price and the few months of subscription I am paying.
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