- Well balanced classes
- Great raiding content
- Lots of options for crafting PvP and PvE
- High quality lore
- Tons of instances
- Low level of customization
- Many dead areas to play in
World of Warcraft had a strong comeback moment with the release of Warlords of Draenor. The new release have reversed a trend of growing unpopularity, and pushed many former players back into the ranks of the enthusiast fans of this exciting game. Sine Mists of Pandaria was launched in 2012, this marks for the first time an impressive success for the creators of the World of Warcraft. Although the game never really lost its fantasy MMORPG crown, contenders have made it less clear cut. Recent and upcoming expansions seek to change that.
For the release of a game new expansion such a leap is not unexpected. However, the real surprise is the fact that it never happened at this magnitude. It seems something have really changed the minds of former players and the new expansion of the World of Warcraft game may finally have got its fame back.
With these expansions, the developers of the game are trying to reach some blending strategy of satisfying new as well as old players, as it was revealed by the lead game designer Ion Hazzikostas. He also added that the developers team are striving to keep the familiar feel for those gamers who used to play World of Warcraft from the start, while still coming with something new. They reduced differences in content and the gap between the game versions 5.4 and 6.0.
One of the notable returns to the roots of the game have been the Warlords. The new expansion is striving to go back to the origins of the Draenei and Orcs, exploring a world gamers were exposed to in the Warcraft 2 version. This creates a greater sense of exploration and freedom to the outdoor world and reduces the impression of linear storylines.
Players can feel fine to go off the beaten track and they’ can now explore in a quest to find treasures and secrets as well as new adventures and new encounters waiting for them. The new expansion comes also with new ways to interact with the world and the game, especially due to the Garrison. This sense of building up your own army and ownership in Draenor, as well as the added offline progression, are all new exciting experiences for the players of Warcraft.
Now Blizzard certainly have some plans and strategy to keep all this going. The two key areas planned to be developed with priority are focusing on community building and new contend released. This will ensure providing fresh challenges to gamers that can be played together with friends. Casual riding has come back with the new expansion. Raid and Dungeon Finders as well as questing features like Garrisons, brings a social component to the game play.