Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Legion expansion has an August release date

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World of Warcraft is one of the most popular MMO’s out there and it’s easy to see why given its huge, loyal subscriber base. Recently, though, many gamers decided to unsubscribe to the fantasy epic mostly due to the latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, leaving a sour taste in their ouths

Now, Blizzard is hoping its Legion expansion will convince fans of this awesome game will give it another chance. The developers have revealed a good amount of information about this upcoming expansion but until now, an exact release date hadn’t been revealed.

Rumors suggested that the expansion would be released sometime in between September/October, but it seems that the developers have moved fast: it just announced that the World of Warcraft: Legion is to be released on August 30, 2016.

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The new expansion will increase the maximum level cap to 110 along with adding a new Demon Hunter class and new Artifact weapons. Here is a list of what the Legion expansion will bring to the World of Warcraft:

– A new Class: Demon Hunter;
– Artifact Weapons – this will allow unlock traits and abilities in order to customize your weapons to suit your fight style;
– A new continent named The Broken Isles – as Blizzard has accustomed us, with each new expansion released for World of Warcraft, the developers are releasing a new zone/continent where you will be able to explore, complete quests and fight with monsters;
– Maximum level increased from 100 to 110;
– Class Hall – a zone where you will be able to gather with fellow members of your class;
– A new PvP Honor System.

You can pre-purchase the World of Warcraft: Legion Expansion for $49.99 or the Digital Deluxe version for $69.99. Both versions will allow you to access the Demon Hunter class before the expansion is officially released.

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Sadly this will be nothing more than Blizzard trying to milk as much money from people while releasing sub-par content. They are still under the illusion that people no longer want a challenge while playing their video games. If you enjoy a child’s game that allows you to stand in one place and play Facebook Farmville games entertaining than this is surely for you. I let my 7 year old play WoD and he reached the max level within a day or 2 by clicking on buttons. There is no longer a community within the WoW realm anymore, and Blizzard is fine with turning this franchise into a solo snooze fest. Common sense will tell you why they are no longer releasing subscription numbers. They are embarrassed by how poorly they managed this once great game. Now you can get epic or legendary gear/weapons/classes just by spending more money? Where is the challenge in that? It took me 2 to 3 months to “EARN” my legendary tanking sword from MC in Vanilla. Its sad really, I can remember having some of the greatest times with all of my friends chatting on Vent while we leveled together for several months and clearing challenging end game content together. Unfortunately my children and future generations will never get to experience the awesome juggernaut that this game started out as. I wonder if there is a way that we can relive the old content as it once were? *Just a thought* In my opinion, to sum it all up please don’t waste your money (or your parent’s hard earned money) on this nonsense. Its really not worth it. Unless, you like sitting alone in your room playing a game by yourself that a child can master! If you do, then you will love this game!!!

You just about covered it all.

I can only add that imo, the current ‘dev team’ and ‘GM’s’ at Blizz are little more than cheap labor – Activision is no doubt behind the crappy state of the game now.

In fact, I’d go so far as to say I wouldn’t mind betting that the firing of the original, genuinely creative, PROFESSIONAL team in the lead up to MoP( in favour of said cheap labor) probably lays directly at the feet of Activision.

Activision are a destroyer of gaming houses; they’re cheap, tacky, nasty and their track record shows they bleed them dry for as long as they can get away with, then shut them down – at least, that’s what I’ve learned about their modus operandi since doing some digging into its background.

Not a nice company at all. The very worst thing Blizz ever did was allow them in (end of WoTLK/pre-Cata release); the game’s been nosediving ever since.