The sixth expansion for the insanely long-running and incredibly popular World of Warcraft was released at the end of August, titled Legion, and all early indications are that it looks like a return to form for the MMO. Sales and subscriber numbers have spiked, and more importantly, reviews of the new content have been glowing. At this point, we’ve had our hands on Legion for just over a week, we’ve leveled a character to 110, run through some dungeons, and dabbled with Demon Hunters, and we’ve had a lot of fun with it. So, we decided to summarize the things we’ve experienced with the expansion thus far which make us very secure in recommending that if you’re a lapsed WoW player, or even someone just now looking to break into the game, why Legion is more than worth your time and money.
WARNING: The following list will contain plot-related spoilers for Legion content.
13. It’s Little, And Broken Isles, But Still Good
One of the early complaints going into this expansion was the map itself. Simply put, the Broken Isles are not large, and compare unfavorably when put up against other landmasses introduced in previous expansions, such as Northrend, Pandaria, or Draenor/Outland, leading some to cry out that Legion was the “smallest expansion ever”. But while the actual zones of the Isles are technically small, they don’t feel that way when you’re out there, on the ground. And when we say “on the ground”, we mean it, because flying in Broken Isles is locked behind achievements (just like in Warlords, except this time we know that from the start). And we’re okay with it, because traversing the Isles and its varied environments is enjoyable, since the smaller size means everything is easily accessible. And given that you’ll be regularly returning to each zone for World Quests on a regular basis, making it so you’re not spending the majority of your time getting to the objectives is important. Plus, what the zones lack in size, they often make up for in verticality, as you’ll find yourself travelling up and down almost as much as you go across the land.