Pre-Launch Events

September 5, 2016 - News
Pre-Launch Events

In recent times, Blizzard Entertainment organized pre-launch events before each World of Warcraft expansion. In Cataclysm, the world changed. In Mists of Pandaria, Theramore Isle was attacked quite lamely, and in Warlords of Draenor, the Iron Horde came out of the Dark Portal and took over Blackrock Mountain. What is happening during the pre-launch of World of Warcraft: Legion? Some amazing stuff!

First of all, Demon Hunter, the second Hero class in the game, was made available for early access to those who pre-purchased Legion. The access to them had a caveat, however. You only got 2 out of 7 talent tiers, which, admittedly, made the class feel a little… flat. Still, the introductory quest line was very interesting and the class itself looks to be interesting and exciting despite some people getting annoyed with it because… well… Demon Hunters. Demon Hunters EVERYWHERE. The DPS spec is very fast paced and mobile, able to deal damage without much ramp up time, while the tank spec has a lot of buttons to push to maximize it, which is always good, focusing a lot on self-healing, though not up to the Death Knight level.

Second, the Burning Legion attacked the Broken Shore. Both Alliance and Horde had to go there to help defend the zone in a massive scenario with some great cinematics. Let’s just say that it’s worth playing and be done with it, because I’m trying to stop myself from spoiling what happens, though it’s EXTREMELY hard to do so. I once told a friend that Snape killed Dumbledore (sorry if you didn’t know) a day after the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, so you know that I’m not above spoiling exciting stuff. I will not, this time. Just… play it, it’s awesome. I promise.

Finally, the Legion Invasions. Boys and girls, invasions are the most awesome thing I’ve seen when gaming in a long time. Imagine this, you’re sitting at Orgrimmar, trying to catch that cute Troll Priest’s eye, when you look at you map and see that the Barrens are getting invaded. Being a real Horde patriot, you mount up and fly out to protect your home turf. Once you reach the Crossroads, loads of players fighting demons appear. You finally feel like you’re playing a MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER Online Role Playing Game. The feeling is amazing, you should try it for sure.

Finally, there’s the questline, where you have to go to Dalaran and help Khadgar with some stuff. After a short scenario, it ends abruptly, making you ask yourself if that’s it. I don’t think it is. It’s very likely that the next reset will allow you to continue with the storyline. If it doesn’t, I will be disappointed. It won’t be a complete tragedy, however, as LEGIONS IS GOING TO BE FRIGGING AMAZING!!!