The biggest new announcement from BlizzCon 2017 this weekend was undoubtedly the reveal of World of Warcraft’s new Battle for Azeroth expansion pack. The seventh expansion for WoW, Battle for Azeroth bumps up the level cap to 120 and adds in the all-new regions of Zandalur and the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras.
“The fall of the Burning Legion sets off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga”, says Blizzard “As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a journey to recruit new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources in order to turn the tides of war, and fight on several fronts to determine whether the Horde or Alliance will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.”
From the sounds of it, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is going to an extremely PvP-centric expansion, exploring the hostilities between the Alliance and the Horde. There’s also the new co-op Warfront mode for 20-player PvE, allowing players to lay siege to objectives and fight a commander in battles inspired by Warcraft RTS/
In addition to the new expansion, Blizzard also answered a much called for fan request - WoW Classic servers. Details are scarce for now, other than Blizzard confirming it’s happening. From the sounds of it, it’s going to be vanilla WoW, just as you remember it, but including all the latest graphical upgrades. Everyone will be leveling from 1-60 again, the Badlands and will be crowded, and in general, it’ll be a total nostalgia-fest.
I’m hopeful they do it Everquest style and have services with accelerated expansion releases, such as every three months or so. This would keep things going at a breakneck pace and prevent the usual raid grinds which typically form at the end-game.
Who's hopping back into WoW for either of these new additions? Which are you looking forward to more? Let us know below!