World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is already dead to me

“World of Warcraft: Shadowlands,” will be released before the end of this endless year, bringing players of the 16-year-old MMO to Azeroth’s realm of death. But this writer is not impressed.

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Jiub39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

I think this brings up some good points. It did get a little old being the Champion of Azeroth, but you can't have a character do all the things ours have over 16 years and remain the no-name traveler guy. At some point, you've either done enough epic stuff that you gain recognition, or the game hasn't been giving you real threats to defeat. I think this might be a tipping point, though. We're going into the land of the dead. How do you come back from that?

Germ_the_Nobody39d ago

I think it's a dumb excuse. The story is always adapting and new. Just cuz you're always a hero that doesn't actually save the world for good doesn't mean it isn't awesome when you do save it.

Even realistically, you can never save the world forever.

Jiub39d ago

I gotta say, the final raid in Legion made me feel pretty cool. I wonder if we could get something like FFXI and FFXIV, though. Take us to a different time in Azeroth and update everything. A guy can dream, I guess.

Germ_the_Nobody38d ago

lol I can't wait for Shadowlands. It might be disappointing but I don't actually expect it to be. It looks great. I really enjoyed BFA though, content and story wise.

Jiub38d ago

Yeah, I'm definitely excited for Shadowlands. I think BFA is suffering from being at the end right now, but it'll be more positively received in the future.

rainslacker38d ago

Hasn't every expansion made you the center of the story to be the hero. Just no one else actually sees those dialogues or cinematic instances most of the time. Think the last one was back with the gate opening in that desert area whose name I forget. Otherwise, the head honco's of the factions seem to forget what you've done before as soon as the quest line ends.

Smellsforfree39d ago

Wow! The author gives narrative to the grind of Classic, so I'll give them that.

Jiub38d ago

I never got to play WoW when it first came out. I did play Classic and the difference between that and retail was immense. I definitely agree with the author on how you felt like part of the world instead of having it revolve around you. I am tempted to go back and level another character before pre-patch.

rainslacker38d ago

I thought Lich Kind did pretty good there until about halfway through after the forsaken take their revenge. Also did good at bringing a more cinematic feel to series.

But in the end, it was still just the same old thing. Do some quest, be treated like a king for the duration of that quest line, go back to normal fetch and grind.

pornflakes38d ago

Wow is one of the best games ever made! Cancelled gamepass ultimate due to wow subscription... After 2 years :). With friends ots hard to play any ot her game. Wow is more like a hobby as a game

Thunder_G0d_Bane38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Im looking forward to shadowlands the legendaries and the covenants all look like fun to me. My main is Ret so I’ll be going Venthyr for teleport and final verdict legendary all for pvp.

And the enhancement shaman changes are amazing so that will be my main alt.