Blizzard are often masterful in their campaigns for World of Warcraft expansions. This MMO has been out in the public domain since 2004, and somehow it manages to hold millions of players every year. It’s extraordinary. It’s also fascinating to watch Blizzard’s marketing campaigns for each expansion and how they tailor them to the desires of fans.
For instance the last expansion, Warlords of Draenor, was said to be a return to form, or at least a departure from what constituted the most recent releases in the WoW series. Blizzard cited The Burning Crusades as a reference point for what Warlords of Draenor would be like. While this had old fans terribly excited, the title failed to live up to expectations. Naturally, this has some fans worried about the albeit awesome-looking World of Warcraft: Legion.
While Warlords of Draenor enjoyed high praise from critics, the fanbase of World of Warcraft were mixed with their responses. Some really enjoyed how the expansion deviated from the likes of Pandaria and Catalyst, others saw it as their chance to escape from World of Warcraft for good.
These two quotes are just a glimpse into some of the opinions you’ll find on Metacritic. Warlords of Draenor has commendable aspects in my opinion, and I am indeed looking forward to seeing if Blizzard can achieve greatness with Legion. But I, like many fans out there, am cautiously optimistic for the next WoW expansion.
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We just opened those packs on our account and received next to nothing in one pack, but Cavani, Oscar and Hulk in the other pack so it really depends on your luck.
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Activision Blizzard shares currently trade at all-time highs, but the decline of one of its biggest games presents a notable counterweight to stellar financial and stock performance. World of Warcraft, the groundbreaking online experience that revolutionized massively multiplayer online gaming, is down to approximately 5.5 million subscribers, and a significant resurgence under the game’s subscription-based model seems unlikely.
Activision will no longer report subscription numbers for the decade-old title, and the recent move to acquire King Digital suggests an effort to maintain online gaming strength through other channels.
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A happy hour is a period of time with promo packs available in the store. It may be just one hour but it may also be a full day or even a weekend. Besides the regular packs, during happy hours other packs also exists. They are usually more attractive than the regular ones, because they have a lower cost per rare card. The chances of getting a good card during a happy hour are exactly the same. The only difference is that, most of the times, there are cheaper packs during Happy Hours.
There are a very rare kind of HH in which the chances of getting a good card are higher. These special Happy Hours are announced as ‘2x Chances’, which means that the chances of getting an IF card during this period are two times higher than usual. However, these special Happy Hours are very rare. They only happen two or three times in a year.
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The latest title update for “FIFA 16” is now available on the PlayStation 4 and will be out on the Xbox One soon. The fifth title update includes changes to penalties, passing, defensive pressure and player positioning.
“With that, we are announcing and deploying a number of changes to make FIFA 16 more balanced and responsive in gameplay. These changes are in addition to tuning to passing featured in the last update. This latest title update is now available on [PS4],” read a “FIFA 16″ blog post.
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It has been a few years since the last installment to the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise was released. Now, fans are starting to wonder if a new installment is on its way to the market.
Several “GTA” fanatics have already started to speculate about the unveiling of the new episode of the GTA series. Adding to this speculation is the fact that game developer Rockstar has also revealed bits of information about the possibility of “Grand Theft Auto 6” launching.
Although an official announcement is far from being made, the arrival of the new GTA game is inevitable.
Game publisher Take Two Interactive would want to release a game that would captivate fans not only after its initial released but for a few years just like what is happening to the “World of Warcraft.” The game has been a big hit years after it hit on everyone’s computer, The Examiner reported.
“GTA V” was released in 2013 and the people behind the company have done a very good job in bringing in a new experience of GTA online. It’s certainly not an MMO game, but Take Two can definitely make this as one if they decide to do so.
There is still hope for fans for the unveiling of the new GTA installment. It may not happen this year but, with all the speculations, there’s a possibility that it might be released next year.
buy cheap wow gold The alpha test for World of Warcraft: Legion has been updated with its first dungeon, Halls of Valor. This dungeon should give remind veterans of the old Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
Do you remember the vrykul, those Norse-themed warriors you fought in Northrend? Well, Halls of Valor is a fortress in the sky above Stormheim where the greatest of the vrykul warriors go after death. There’s a good reason for players to disrupt their little Valhalla, though. God-King Skovald and his forces have invaded the hall to recover a powerful artifact for the Burning Legion that will help them take over Azeroth.
There are five bosses through the Halls of Valor. In addition to fighting Skovald and his minions, players will also face down the Titan Odyn, who has fallen victim to a cursed. Blizzard also included a fight against a giant wolf in there for good measure.
The last fight looks like a lot of fun. Players are tagged with colored brands that damage them over time and they have to run to the corresponding tile on the ground to remove the effect. Doing so turns the player into a Val’kyr (ie a giant viking angel thing) for a little while and gives them a huge boost to healing and damage. You’ll need that buff because Odyn is constantly tossing Holy damage around and summoning minions.
Legion’s alpha test launched about a week ago. It’s mostly limited to friends and family of Blizzard employees. Those lucky few are able to try out small chunks of the expansion pack including the new Demon Hunter class. Blizzard will follow up on this closed alpha with a larger beta test closer to the expansion’s launch next year.
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We already knew WoW’s transmogrification system-a feature that allows players to alter the appearance of their gear-would get a complete revamp in Legion and now, that selected players can access the very early alpha of the expansion, we also have an idea of how it’ll look.
So instead of keeping cosmetic gear in a Void Storage or simply in our bags, Legion’s patch 7.0 will introduce a wardrobe tab, similar to the Toy Box and Heirloom Items (or even Diablo III’s transmog system). It’s basically a huge new collection tab where we can track all the items we looted during our journey, whether it’s cosmetic or something low-level.
This is the very first public build and it’s a long way to go until the release, so things will change a lot, but knowing the number of items in WoW, if you want to collect everything, you’re in for a ride.
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The “initial wing” of the first Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns raid is up and running. It’s a ten-player adventure called Spirit Vale that has you chasing a missing Pact squad in the north of the new jungle area of Maguuma. There will be “dark secrets” and “strange magic” and, if I had to guess, an enormous tree monster boss or two .
It’s a chance for Guild Wars 2 players to judge Arenanet’s new squad UI, and there are legendary rewards to be won, eventually. Successful raids will “start you down the path to gathering the components you’ll need to build legendary armour”. Legendary items are hard to get in Guild Wars 2. The expansion has reshaped progression to incorporate top-tier guild crafting into the Mastery system. The Scholar of Secrets mastery is needed before you can start working towards the new legendary axe, pistol and staff.
A big patch accompanies the release of the raid which details the properties of the new enhanced squad UI, as well as bug and balance fixes. You can find the patch notes on the Guild Wars 2 forums.
My Asura necromancer is too busy getting crushed by the denizens of the Tangled Depths to even consider the raid just yet. It’s a good expansion, though, as Phil noted in our Heart of Thorns review.