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World of Warcraft Review
Here is the online role-playing game you should play, no matter who you are.
Much of World of Warcraft is structured around questing, so there's always something to do or somewhere to go, even if you don't have a lot of time. Whenever you enter a major new location for the first time, you'll feel almost overwhelmed by the number of quests available, which you'll be able to clearly spot since quest-giving characters helpfully stand there with a big, noticeable exclamation mark over their heads. Luckily, the game's more-than-a-thousand quests are made quite manageable by only being offered to you when you're qualified to complete them, and you can have no more than 20 quests pending at a time. So you'll eventually be forced to pick and choose, but this is for the best. The quests will always be there waiting for you until you accomplish them.
Though you may venture out into the wilderness and spend hours hunting monsters for the sake of it if you so choose, you'll always be able to undertake quests that help give a bit more meaning and context to your actions, flesh out the game's interesting fiction, and, perhaps most importantly, frequently yield useful items and a good chunk of money and experience for your trouble. Some quests are highly involved, multipart affairs that naturally entice you to broaden your horizons and venture forth into previously unexplored territory. Other quests challenge you to venture deep into enemy territory. It's here where grouping with other players seems most natural, because it gives you an edge in battle and because some quests can seem a bit too popular for their own good. This is maybe one of the only apparent design issues in the game: Sometimes you'll effectively have to wait your turn for a certain enemy or quest object to respawn, while at other times, foes will keep spawning in so quickly that you'll barely have a moment to catch your breath. Both types of cases can seem a bit silly, but since the underlying action and exploration is so good, "a bit silly" is about as bad as it gets. Other rough edges, such as monster "corpses," which occasionally can be seen standing upright and looking very much alive, could probably be counted on one hand. For what it's worth, we also encountered a few specific, minor issues with a few quests, though none of this really affected our progress or enjoyment of the game, and as with any online RPG, it's all subject to improvement.
Though the world of the game is very large, you can still effectively travel on foot, taking in the often breathtaking sights of Azeroth in between key points (you even earn some experience just for setting foot in new territory for the first time). As you explore, you'll also discover a variety of means of rapid transit. For instance, you'll be able to quickly and conveniently cover large distances by flying on the backs of gryphons, wyverns, and more, which can ferry you from point to point for a small fee. But before you can begin zooming about through the skies, you'll need to reach each destination by foot, which means there's definitely going to be a lot of legwork. Luckily, the sights and sounds of Azeroth, the network of roads and road signs in the relatively civilized areas, and the presence of a very helpful onscreen minimap as well as a full map, collaborate to make the simple act of running from point to point surprisingly pleasurable. It also helps that you can simply run away from most aggressive foes, as they'll lose interest in you and go back to their business if you keep moving.
Of course, player death is inevitable in a game such as this, but it's here where one of World of Warcraft's most unlikely innovations rears its head: Death in this game really is nothing to get bent out of shape about, so when you get killed, don't worry. Previous games of this type have made it a point of penalizing the player upon death (death should be very bad, right?), such as by inflicting an increasingly steep experience point penalty, directly resulting in a sense of failure and wasted time. More-recent online RPGs have doled out more-lenient penalties in the interest of appealing to more players, but World of Warcraft all but eliminates the sense of penalty altogether--which turns out to be a great thing. Here, death mostly just puts you out of the action for a bit, which is undesirable enough as it is. You automatically respawn as a ghost (or a wisp in the case of the night elf race) at the nearest graveyard, and you can usually double back pretty quickly to where you fell; alternatively, a healer-type character can resurrect you, or you can choose to come back to life at the graveyard (although you'll be weakened for a while if you do this). When you die, your items' durability will also degrade slightly, though this isn't permanent in the long run or harmful in the short run. You'll simply need to pay to get them repaired by certain types of non-player characters before their durability ratings drop to zero and they're rendered useless. In all, the game's death penalty feels just right, in that it's consequential without being frustrating.
Another of the game's subtle but important design innovations is there to benefit those who can't necessarily commit to making World of Warcraft a huge part of everyday life (as much as it can threaten to do so). The way it works is that whenever you're not playing the game, your character is considered to be in a rest state. When you return to a well-rested character, you'll temporarily accrue double the experience points you'd normally earn by defeating monsters, and the more time you spend between play sessions, the longer you'll enjoy the experience bonus when you resume play. The result isn't a system that penalizes hardcore players because they are still going to advance much faster than those who can't spare as much time. It mostly just gives everyone else a little incentive to keep coming back and to not feel bad about taking several days off from the game. You'll get a nice tailwind as you try to catch up to your friends who kept playing during the time that you took off.
These types of smart design choices would mean little if the actual act of playing as one of World of Warcraft's various combinations of races and classes wasn't enjoyable in and of itself. Fortunately, you pretty much can't go wrong with whichever type of character you opt for. There aren't an exhaustive number of races and classes here, but there's still plenty to choose from: eight different races and nine different classes, though not every class is available to every race. In contrast to some other such games, each of the classes feels very well developed. That is, there's no real sense of "class envy" in World of Warcraft (except maybe in player-versus-player combat). In most other online RPGs, many players invariably feel like they made a mistake in their choice of character class after a while, and they become acutely aware of their character's limitations and other characters' apparent strengths. Of course, those other characters have significant limitations of their own. In World of Warcraft, though, every class seems like the "best" choice. Each character class feels powerful and self-reliant from the get-go. No matter which type of character you choose to play, from a warrior to a mage, you'll be able to hold your own against the game's variety of monsters while also contributing significantly to a group of players.
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" the existing of amazing game like wow is the happiness of we gamers."
Online gaming is one of my most dedicated hobby, simply because it's fun and affordable. You get to meet people from all over the world. Everytime I need to start a new online game that I've been dieing to try, it creates a pain on my forehead. But now, there are sites like Usfine.com that lends you a hand with your gear inside the game. I once tried inquiring at their site and found their chat support pretty helpful.
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Really am chuffed to see this rated 9.5 WoW fist expansion and tbh ALL the expansions are superb.I play this game 4 days a week and have alot of different class's main Warrior(Arms/Fury) The whole team play of wow is just wonderful. You won't find other if 1 or 2 that has the same affects WoW has. I raid Weekly with my guild.The mechanics of each boss fight is brilliantly created/designed. Everything about WoW is just what you want in a huge and lasting mmo. Those that give bad comments about wow simply just don't have a clue what there talking about. Played WoW for 6 years and will continue to do so. Roll on Mists of Panderia. :D 10/10 game.
9.5 ? 93 Meta score ? An unbalanced mutant game with a constant hunt for equipment, If this game was single player it would be boring and monotonous, killing endless hordes of duplicate mobs, so they throw in instances and bosses, and pvp - the instances are good, but having to repeat them over and over again to get a drop? Boring, so whats left? PVP - WOW "could" shine in this aspect but the ridiculously over-powered rogues leave other people wondering why they bother with this game at all...no defence when stun locked which, if the rogue is good, leaves no chance of survival...Even hunters with their special ability to "detect" rogues is not very effective...
Now multiply this by the 8 or so toons your aloowed to have and you get more boring monotony...do your self a favor and don't drink the Kool-Aid...
@lothyr Well to be honest, when the game first came out it was a lot more fun because you could play it however you wanted. My favourite thing to do in the game was to be a business man.... buy supplies from people, make items and sell them on auction house for profit.. after the dungeon finder came, this became pointless because it is really easy to get the best gear... it really became a grindfest for the best items.... and for what?... to do it all again... the game became completely pointless... and it is those kinds of changes all along that have made this game worse and worse. But it was pretty good and really fresh when it came out and it was unbalanced in a balanced way... (hard to explain).and rogues kinda have to be op... they are the kind of class that are only fun to play if they kill instantly. but yeah, it sucks.
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- Game Universe:
- World of Warcraft (PC, MAC),
- Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC, MAC),
- Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (PC, MAC),
- Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal (PC, MAC),
- Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (PC, MAC),
- Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (PS, SAT),
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC, MAC),
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC, MAC),
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (PC, MAC),
- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (PC, MAC)
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