Battle for Azeroth Expansion Takes Series Back To Its Core Fundamentals

Allan Goodman
November 5, 2017

Going by the name of World of Warcraft: Classic, this server will not have any of the new races, classes, or regions from the expansions.

Blizzard has a metric ton of upcoming content for World of Warcraft players, both those looking forward to the future and those pining for the past. From what I know of the new expansion is that Blizzard will be allowing for Horde players to travel to three zones set in the island of Kul Tiras. After countless shutdowns, arguments, and meetings over the past few years, along with petitions begging the company to make a paid version of what they wanted, Blizzard is finally relenting with its own official take on the concept.

It is pretty awesome to think that World of Warcraft, arguably the most popular MMORPG of all time, is still going strong 13 years after its debut.

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Still, the fact that Blizzard is even working on this feature at all speaks to their willingness to respond to fan requests if not their ability to do so in a timeframe that is always optimal in the minds of a game's fanbase. The new races will also be playable once they are unlocked.

Blizzard also announced during their presentation that World of Warcraft vanilla servers will also be making a return in an official capacity. Battle for Azeroth will arrive sometime next year. Island Expeditions will be dynamic, variable missions which set players out in groups of three to explore uncharted areas and race against the enemy faction to secure resources. We now have confirmation that World of Warcraft's new expansion is called Battle of Azeroth. You'll quickly outscale zones, and others you'll leave untouched entirely thanks to more rapid experience point gains. On top of the expected increased level caps and new zones, the expansion will focus on the age-old conflict between World of Warcraft's two factions, the Alliance and the Horde.

Following on from the tensions that have grown through Legion, it's bringing numerous story beats that have built up over the last decade together, into the titular battles to take control of Azeroth.

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