Since 2004, World of Warcraft has managed to make a truly cultural impact, inspiring everything from an episode of South Park to the movie-adaption that was released in Hollywood during 2016. However, there are still millions of people that never even tried playing the incredible online game. With the latest expansion, World of Warcraft: Battle of Azeroth, recently released on 14 August 2018, you might be wondering if it is worth jumping into? What’s so exceptional about this online game that players have been enjoying for 14 years? Here is a handful of reasons why this online game is so amazing:
New Players Are Warmly Welcomed
In case you didn’t know, World of Warcraft is considered a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). This means it incorporates an enormous, persistent virtual world where players are able to run around, level up, complete various quests with each other, fight each other, and collect loot.
Prior to the release of World of Warcraft, EverQuest was the best MMORPG at the time. However, the game was not very welcoming to newly registered players when compared to WOW. Obviously, it was a different time, and therefore expectations were also different.
World of Warcraft did a much better job at welcoming new players by explaining every aspect of the genre from the start, helping players to ease into the game much easier.
The virtual world is Enormous and a joy to Explore
The initial release of the game featured 2 gigantic continents which you could explore. Each expansion pack also included more sizable landmass. The fantasy universe of WOW draws inspiration from other fantasy universes, so there’s loads of variety in every shape and size imaginable.
Extremely Addictive Design
You need a paid subscription to play World of Warcraft which is designed to keep you playing for an extremely long time. This might sound like a negative aspect of the game, but in all honesty, you get what you pay for. From the start, the game manages to dangle a carrot in front of you. This can be a cool mechanical bird, a powerful sword, or a new ability. Regardless of what it is, you’ll have a difficult time to exit the game with each session.
Various ways to play
World of Warcraft doesn’t have one right way to play the game. You can either compete in player-versus-player or grind our various quests to search for new gear and upgrades. There’s even exclusive role-playing servers where you’ll be expected to remain in character during in-game chats. The choice is yours.
Magnificent Social Experience with Millions of other Players
World of Warcraft gives you a sense of community. Groups of players will joke around during play, and there’s countless of players who managed to marry each other after meeting in the game for the first time. Obviously, this is not something you’ll find in single-player games. It’s also fun to walk around a major city and witness the high-level players with a decked out character.