World of Warcraft – Overall Review of WoW and Its Expansions

When ever I hear the words, World of Warcraft, I have mixed feelings. I have been playing this game for 3 years now and I am still currently playing the newest expansion, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. I love the game, and I love how it draws you into the on line world. But, it does get a little hectic trying to balance the real world, and the in-game world. This is a overall review of the game and all its attributes, starting with the original game, and its recent expansions.
Three years ago my friend introduced me to the game. I got caught up in the draw of the game Blizzard intended to reach. The first original game was I think the best out of the three. It was almost indescribable experiences, with all the raiding, PvP, and the original content that was o so fun to take head on. Molten Core, BWL, and Ony. These 3 were the heart and soul of WoW when it first came out. This was when the game was just getting started, and we couldn’t wait till the game progressed. Hmm… didn’t seem to go all that well. On a scale of 1-10, Original World of Warcraft gets a 9.

The release of The Burning Crusade was a great night. As I stood out side of Gamestop waiting for it, I couldn’t wait to go home and start leveling! Outlands, it brought joy to everyone who heard of it. The game now finally took that step forward to becoming one of the created games of all time. This was when memories of the original game started to fade away. All the great memories gone. But there were many more memories to gain, as PvP took a whole new turn. Arenas. They can go both ways. Some people hate them, some people love them, and some people just played them to get free PvP gear (until Blizzard added rating requirements). Raids also took a turn, as they went from 40 man down to 25 man. This increased the chances of getting gear a lot higher. The game started out great, but then as months go by, even a year or so, the game started getting very repetitive. It was almost like Blizzard was using BC as a “place-holder” until the next expansion. We could only hope. On a scale of 1-10, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade gets a 7.

Arthas. As BC was wrapping up, this name was everywhere. The release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King was a big one. This game released as the game hovered around 11,000,000 members. Talk about bringing in the money, whew. There are no words to describe the ambiance of this game. The leap from BC to LK is unheard of. The environment in Northrend is incredible. My personal favorite is the zone Icecrown. Since it has only been out for a month or so, I don’t have to much to talk about it, but I can tell you this, it won’t be like BC. On a scale of 1-10, as of 12/19/2008, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King gets a 10.

Overall, the entire game, I would give it a 9.5 out of 10. Due to the fact that it does get a bit repetitive, and that it somewhat takes over your life, but is such a great game. This is the first article I have written for AC, and I hope who ever reads it has some input. I plan on basing my posts on WoW, and computer related topics, and I hope you enjoyed it so far. 😀