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World of Warcraft: Legion

The sixth official expansion to World of Warcraft, the famous MMORPG from Blizzard company. The plot picks up where it was left off in the previous add-on: after having escaped from Draenor, the Orc shaman Gul’dan found refuge on the Broken Isles, eventually opening the portal hidden in the Tomb of Sargeras and releasing the demon horde. Faced with another invasion of the Burning Legion, the already weakened Azeroth needs to rely on the players for help. Their task will be to stop Gul’dan before the forces of evil can triumph. The most crucial novelties introduced in the expansion are: the Order Hall, unique to your character class, where you gather an army of NPC followers, as well as artifacts, which come as rewards for completing a series of dangerous missions. Additionally, the game introduces some changes to the progression system (introduction of ranks), along with raising experience level cap to 110. Of course there are also new dungeons and raids.

This is World of Warcraft expansion pack.

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World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion | PC

RPG, fantasy, PvP, PvE, MMORPG

Companies responsible for World of Warcraft: Legion

Blizzard Entertainment | game developer

Blizzard Entertainment | publisher   Official website

World of Warcraft: Legion release date for PC:

game language:

30 August 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: massive online multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.86 / 10 calculated out of 402 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 309 players' votes.  

Legion is the sixth expansion pack for World of Warcraft – one of the most popular MMORPGs in the history of games, created by Blizzard Entertainment. This production follows up on the story presented in the previous add-on, Warlords of Draenor. Orc shaman Gul'dan fled from Draenor to the Broken Isles – the forgotten continent on Azeroth, which ten thousand years ago was a home to the great night elf civilization (it was also featured in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne). The sinister wizard chose the Tomb of Sargeras as his lair and opened a portal that’s been hidden there, unleashing a horde of demons onto the world. Azeroth is thus facing another invasion of the Burning Legion – the most dangerous in the history of this land, as both the Horde and the Alliance are in disarray and don’t have sufficient forces to word off the attack. This is where the heroes controlled by players come in, landing on the Broken Isles with the intention to stop Gul'dan and the demons before the forces of evil manage to summon the Dark Titan and seal their victory.

To increase the chance for success, the heroes create orders that gather champions representing the same character classes as the players’ heroes. In a way, it’s an equivalent of the garrisons from Warlords of Draenor. Each user receives a location – the seat of the order – where they manage the various aspects of their organization and gradually improve it. Emphasis is put on NPCs –- the aforementioned champions whom we develop by sending them to subsequent missions. Interestingly, orders come in various forms and have their seats scattered across Azeroth – each character class is represented by an organization of a different character.

Players can develop further, reaching up to level 110. There is also a new character class – Demon Hunter – which focuses on melee combat as Vengeance (specialization for "tanks") or Havoc ("DPS"), while also using various demonic powers. Becoming a Demon Hunter involves meeting certain conditions and is a bit reminiscent of the Death Knight class from the second expansion for World of Warcraft entitled Wrath of the Lich King.

Another innovation comes in the form of unique artifacts; there are 36 of them, one per representative of each character class and specialization. In order to acquire such an item, we must complete a series of missions and embark on dangerous journeys – the reward for our effort is an item with individual perk trees, gradually upgrading along with the hero’s experience level. Moreover, the artifacts can also be personalized in terms of their appearance; we can choose different skins and colors.

The progression (honor) system has also undergone changes within the PvP mechanics. Blizzard used a solution inspired by online shooters, such as the Call of Duty series, and introduced ranks, earned by players for victories in arenas and battlegrounds. Achieving the subsequent ranks (there are 50 of them) rewards the hero with special perks, and upon reaching the maximum level the heroes acquire prestigious ranks rewarded with unique mounts, skins for artifacts and other things.

Of course, there’s also a variety of brand new dungeons and raids. These include, among others, the pursuit of Cenarius in a twisted emerald dream, the search for Illidan in an ancient prison for demons, a visit to the former lair of the black dragon Neltharion (better known under the name Deathwing that he assumed later) and the ultimate duel against Gul'dan in a palace located in the ancient city of Suramar. The developer wanted to offer more options during such adventures, so as not to make them boring.

In terms of visuals, Legion continues the process of changes initiated by the previous expansion pack, Warlords of Draenor. All new elements (as well as many old ones) represent a much higher level than the core version of the game, making the production able to compete with games released around 2016 in terms of graphics.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-3330 3.20 GHz/AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 Ti/Radeon R7 260X or better, 45 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16 GHz/AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 440/Radeon HD 5670 or better, 45 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

World of Warcraft: Legion to launch tomorrow – check the exact time of release

News 29 August 2016 15:38

Blizzard Entertainment have revealed the exact times of release for World of Warcraft: Legion in all regions. Only hours are left until the launch of the next expansion for the world's most popular MMORPG.