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Return of the Legion – Initial Thoughts

Like many of you, my eyes were glued to my computer screen as the Blizzard expansion announcement from Gamescon happened.  I even blew up my twitter account a little bit with some quick impressions just based off what I saw.  I’ve now had a little bit of time to think about it and I wanted to give some quick thoughts that I’m sure will evolve over time as more and more comes to light about the expansion.

I will admit I’m excited for this upcoming expansion I see in it so much of what I’ve seen the community ask for over the past 6 years that I’ve been playing.  That same insight makes me a little wary.  Is this expansion meant just to appease the community.  I like that they are taking the lore back to more of the old races with the ancient night elf civilization and the Vyr’kul (human predecessors) as that seems to be keeping with the theme that was established in Warlords of Draenor (Orc and Draenai (and yes I know more orc than draenai)).  I’m also worried that they are trying to do too much in one expansion.  They are giving us the Emerald Dream, Demon Hunters, Class Halls (class garrison with a twist), and returning back to the expanded dungeon experience.  We are getting a new continent, new worlds and updates to the druid forms.

I will say I’m looking forward to all of these things, this already looks to me much like what I saw when I first started playing in Wrath, the awe of it all, the lore, the dungeons the raids, and hopefully many things to keep us busy once we hit max level.

Here’s hoping the part of me that is excited is right and that we are in for one hell of a ride.  For now don’t mind me, I’ll be sitting over here imagining what it will be like to wield Doomhammer.

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