Happy World of Warcraft: Legion launch day and roundup

    
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Do you ever feel like we, as a group, are collectively trying too hard?

The time is here. After a few weeks of fighting against demonic invasions, World of Warcraft players can access the Broken Isles and start taking the fight back to their enemies in Legion. That means artifacts, order halls, 10 more levels, new quests, and all of the stuff you’d expect to find in a brand-new expansion with all sorts of stuff to do.

Players who are looking for information about the dungeons and raids – or even the basics of raiding mechanics – would be well-served by taking a look at a new resource site with the rather intuitive name of HowtoWoW, running down raid basics and specific encounter mechanics in detail. Or perhaps right now you’re mostly worried about all of the new stuff you can log in and play around with right now. We understand both. Catch up on some of our stories about Legion with our roundup just below, and stay tuned for the second and third part of our launch impressions!

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