The Daily Grind: Will you be buying World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion?

In last week’s Daily Grind about what it would take to get you back into World of Warcraft, a whole lot of our commenters said an expansion. Any expansion, really. Just more of the same. Nothing wrong with that, either. Sometimes you’re content and just want more of that.

But now, thanks to BlizzCon, you know what that expansion, Battle for Azeroth, will actually entail. And while it’s got new landmasses and some new mechanics, like warfronts and radio missions island adventures, it doesn’t have a lot of the stuff you might have expected out of an expansion. It doesn’t appear to feature sailing mechanics or an new iteration on farms, garrisons, or class halls. It doesn’t even have a new class. In fact, we don’t really know much about how classes themselves might be changing just yet.

Is it enough for you? Will you be buying World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion? Is it enough to get you back?

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131 Comments on "The Daily Grind: Will you be buying World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion?"

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zeko_rena

Defiantly, what I have seen so far interests me.
The new zone previews they did looked amazing, and the new races look interesting as well, I look forward to hearing more details.

The bloody trailer they released for the expansion has really got me wanting to make an Orc Warrior though, that Orc roar after Sylvanas “FOR THE HORDE” was epic!

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Teala Te'Jir

Nope

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Vagabond Sam

Yeah. I fiddled with WoW back in the early days around Burning Crusade, but not much past level 53 or so. Following that I didn;t really stick my head in much until Legion Hit and I really enjoyed that expac.

Battle for Azeroth seems like a good chance to use the refresh of the levelling experience to re-level through WoW (I used a boost) and to have a more ‘vanilla’ story about the main protagonists of the world rather then the more inscrutable Burning Legion narrative.

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voydd

Only if needed to play WoW Classic

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Celestia

Yup

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mysecretid

Too early for me to say. Closer to the actual release, I should have enough information to make a decision.

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oldandgrumpy

Nope. Given up on MMO’s playing RPG’s instead.

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Rottenrotny

Duh. Of course.

and I’d wager lots who say they won’t will.

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Anthony

If they make Exodar and Silvermoon take part in the conflict to loosen the hold of the faction on their respective continents, i will, otherwise no thank you i don’t want a half baked story for the 3 time in a row.

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Rolan Storm

Want to. Not sure I will.