As an avid World of Warcraft player, I’m particularly excited about their latest expansion: Legion. From the Battlenet website:
The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth – and they’ve already located the key to his return.
With Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.
Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
How freaking cool is that?!
Besides having a bad ass storyline about freaking demons, Legion also comes with a new class: Demon Hunter! This class is made up of elves who have been outcast because they chose to wield the powers of the Legion. They can tap into demonic powers and change into new, hellish forms.
The Demon Hunters have two specializations, according to Battlenet: Havoc and Vengeance. Havoc – which focuses more on Damage Per Second (DPS) – wields “fiery demonic powers,” while Vengeance – a tank – focuses on melee combat and can withstand massive damage.
The new expansion also offers five new weapons. These “artifacts of legend” are particularly effective against the Burning Legion. First, we have the Ashbringer, which is a two-handed sword wielded by Paladins. Second, the Maw of the Damned is a two-handed axe for Death Knights.There is also a mage staff called Ebonchill, a monk staff called Sheilun and a hunter’s bow called Thas’dorah.
A new World of Warcraft expansion always features a new area to explore. In Legion, we get to see The Broken Isles. This is where the Burning Legion has its start. The Broken Isles are also home to ancient elven civilizations and other dangers, such as satyrs, drogbar and Kvaldir.
Along side these awesome new features, we also get Class Halls, where you can bring together NPCs from your class’s order to complete missions at your command. Legion also offers new dungeons, new raids and new world bosses for you and your guild to conquer.
In an effort to bring in new and old players alike, Blizzard has raised the level cap to 110, revamped the PvP system, improved social features and added a character boost to level 100.
Everything I’ve heard about Legion has been absolutely amazing. My guild members have been talking about it for months. Several of us have even pre-purchased it, which has its own benefits: giving you the boost to level 100 and early access to the Demon Hunter class.
It’s bound to be light years better than Warlords of Draenor… hopefully.
If you go to battlenet, you can opt-in for beta testing or pre-purchase Legion today for $49.99 (standard) or $69.99 (deluxe). As of right now, it is set for release on or before September 21, 2016.
We have a long six months ahead of us.