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World of Warcraft: Legion is out in August

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For over 10 years, I held out on trying World of Warcraft. My reasoning for not playing it when it first launched revolved entirely on logistics. Could I really justify a phone bill in the thousands because I spent hour upon hour gaming online via my 56k modem? No, my parents would’ve pulled out the giant wooden spoon in a heartbeat (it’s a Portuguese thing). That, and the game had a subscription fee that I most certainly could not afford each month as a high school student.

In the years that followed, I made a bit of money, and Internet in South Africa became faster and far more affordable. Yet, I avoided Blizzard’s MMO like the plague. Why? I think I knew that if I so much as touched it, addiction would set in, and I would be lost forever. My resolve was strong for a good long time, but I faltered, just earlier this month as a matter of fact.

You know what made me pop my World of Warcraft cherry? The fact that I could earn a free Hearthstone hero simply by grinding to level 20 in the MMO. Yeah, I’m that much of a sucker for cosmetics! Smart move Blizzard, smart move…

Anyhow, I can’t quite say I’ve become addicted like I always feared, but I really have enjoyed the few hours I’ve spent running around and questing. I think I will stop at level 20 though, just to be safe.

And best I do, because if I go any further and get sucked in, I may just be tempted to try out the upcoming expansion, World of Warcraft: Legion. It’s received an official release date, which I can now avoid with ease.

Defenders of the Alliance and the Horde—a great and ancient enemy has set its sights on Azeroth once more, and soon the land will be consumed in a storm of fel fire. Starting on August 30, kingdoms will burn, heroes will fall, and the world will stand on the precipice of destruction with the launch of World of Warcraft: Legion!

If you’re a WoW addict, August 30th is the day you kiss your loved ones goodbye… again! Are you excited for Legion? Will you be taking a few weeks off to really enjoy it?

Last Updated: April 19, 2016

79 Comments

  1. Geeeeeez, is this still relevant?

    Wow (heh, geddit?)

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    • Ottokie

      April 19, 2016 at 09:41

      Very.
      Relevant.

      Reply

    • Loftus

      April 19, 2016 at 09:42

      Wait till the movie release to see all the ex junkies ( i mean previous wow players) returning to the lands of Azeroth.

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    • Pariah

      April 19, 2016 at 09:55

      Dude, I still play private servers of old korean MMOs that have shut down officially. The good old days, before WoW.

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    • Kromas untamed

      April 19, 2016 at 10:08

      I still play wow. Hell I still have an active sub. But I am by no means addicted to the game anymore. The facebook game aspect ruined wow for me.

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      • Pariah

        April 19, 2016 at 10:08

        Selfies. LOL!

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        • Kromas untamed

          April 19, 2016 at 10:11

          Oh god. Dat selfie camera is in my bank on 13/16 characters and I have never used nor do I have the need to use it.

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  2. Ottokie

    April 19, 2016 at 09:41

    Awww yuss!

    Come fellow Alliance let us roll!… or else I join the Horde with Vamps xD

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      April 19, 2016 at 09:49

      • Ottokie

        April 19, 2016 at 09:53

        For now I have the new Heartstone expansion to keep my mind off it, and Diablo 3 season 6 is rumored for next week Friday.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          April 19, 2016 at 09:55

          Nah, it’s confirmed for next Friday (according to their news feed). I haven’t gotten a single Hearthstone expansion, just played it to get my Hearthsteed.

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          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 09:59

            It’s confirmed? Time to assemble the farming group xD

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:00

            Seems like that’s all Diablo 3 is. New season, grind for 2 weeks, move on. New season, grind for 2 weeks. Repeat.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:05

            *Grind for 3 months

            And yes it’s true, but for some reason it’s always fun to do it over and over again

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:08

            Don’t have the patience to do literally the same shit for 3 months, only to start again and do the same shit for 3 months.

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:12

            Diablo figured out how a looter game should be ages back. I only wish division could learn from them.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:16

            My sleeper agent is now permanatly a sleeper again.

      • Kromas untamed

        April 19, 2016 at 10:09

        Stick with the Horde. We are the true good guys in WoW.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      April 19, 2016 at 09:50

      Matt joined the Alliance… traitor!

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      • Pariah

        April 19, 2016 at 09:54

        My first character was Alliance. Night Elf Hunter. At lvl 15, I moved to Horde, and never looked back. Also, I quit this again last year after starting it again last year. Also never looked back.

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        • Ottokie

          April 19, 2016 at 09:59

          Vamps used those exact same words xD

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          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:01

            I’ve returned a few times, but I’m really looking for something different in my MMOs now. I want Black Desert Online, but that isn’t happening, so for now I’m chilling with Korean grind-fests, to pass the time while I watch streams and stuff.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            April 19, 2016 at 10:03

            I keep going back… still not enough end game content 😛

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:04

            We make our own end game content!

            With rare mount hunting and auction house flipping!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            April 19, 2016 at 10:05

            Oh don’t worry, will be doing Heroics, raids and rep runs for days soon… just for the mounts and pets.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:10

            These days I just get to stare at my mounts and remember the good old days xD
            http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/silvermoon/Saiyuki/mount#status=is-collected

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:12

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:14

            Dreanor! yay. A friend and A druid nogals!

            Here is mine.

            http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/draenor/Kromas/mount#status=is-collected

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:16

            Good collection. 😀

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:16

            Yeah my most recent addition was that damn bird off Kealthas. Farmed that raid for like 4 years.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:17

            That flippen big love rocket, so many years of prepping chars to farm that xD

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:17

            Never dropped for me

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:18

            Still don’t have it I think.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:18

            It’s in your collection 😛

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:21

            Oh then I must have gotten it this year.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:15

            Green Proto drake, my first awesome mount xD

            Loved the zone it came from

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:19

            Dude! My favourite story is about that mount. I joined a guild in early Cata, and the one guildy had been trying for the Green Proto Drake for well over a year. Every day. I go try, in 3 days get 2 mounts. He rage quit for a month.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:19

            I had some RNG luck there as well with my second egg

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:20

            hahaha, man. If only you’d been there too. I think he’d have quit WoW. XD

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:20

            But I think my counter for farming onixia mount is somewhere around 600 times now, still nothing

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:21

            I don’t have the patience to farm mounts. I either get lucky, or it never happens. XD

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:22

            I sometimes sub just to go mount farming 😛

            One of the most addictive feelings there are if it drops.

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:22

            It is pretty much what I do in wow while waiting for the next expansion and have nothing else I want to play. That or mining in Eve.

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:24

            Yeah that’s my problem with WoW. It’s either farm or nothing once end-game is done & dusted (a few weeks after release – when you have all your raid gear). And that’s just it, either you’re a semi-hardcore raider, 4 nights a week, or you’re a farmer. That’s why I quit, I didn’t want to lose my life to raiding again, and farming is meh.

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:28

            I just enjoy the atmosphere of wow. and I have pretty much done it all. Successfully run a Guild: Check Raid Leader: Check. Class Leader (it was a vanilla thing): Check. Farmed:Check. Make an Alt:Check x15. RP/PVP:Check.

            Yet every now and then I get the need to play WoW again.
            Only other game that pulls me so much is Mass Effect.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:30

            Drop me your btag in steam sometime. You as well Tosh

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:33

            Kromas#somethingsomthingsomthingsomthing

            Ill check the somethings tonight. 🙂

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:34

            I will be home tomorrow again 🙂

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:44

            Roger Roger. I need to catch up on some Kuma Miko tonight as well.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:49

            That looks interesting.

            I myself have to finish up Nanatsu no Taizai, such a good action anime

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 10:50

            I started watching Kiznaiver last night. I can already see it being as good as Kill la Kill.

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 11:00

            I have it on my “want to watch list” just waiting for all episodes to finish airing.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            April 19, 2016 at 10:31

            lol, nice collection

          • Ottokie

            April 19, 2016 at 10:32

            Sooooooooon

          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:05

            The problem with WoW’s end game is that there’s a huge rush to finish it, but then it’s just RNG for drops, and nothing else. Literally that’s it. Progression ends, there’s nothing to work towards, just chilling with mates. And you can do that anywhere. So, the rush is kind of the killer here, and of course people will bitch and moan behind timed content as well. It never ends.

            I don’t envy the team who develops WoW – the shit they have to put up with, the whiney little people they have to please, the careful balancing act between their vision and the people. Yeah, no thanks.

        • VampyreSquirrel

          April 19, 2016 at 10:04

          My first character was Alliance too. I have two lvl 90 alliance characters and 5 lvl 90+ horde characters… one being at lvl 100.

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          • Pariah

            April 19, 2016 at 10:06

            I had 2 lvl 100’s, and when I played before I had 4 lvl 85’s raiding heroic Firelands (that’s when I quit the first time).

  3. VampyreSquirrel

    April 19, 2016 at 09:44

    Yeah… I’m lost to this again… it’s terrible! *starts up WoW Armory app* Now, let me check my auctions.

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    • Ottokie

      April 19, 2016 at 09:46

      I want to go back too… HUUUUUUUUUUUU

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  4. Loftus

    April 19, 2016 at 09:44

    My resolve not to return is still strong. Doubt a movie and another expansion would make it crumble.

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 19, 2016 at 09:45

    I’d rather play Destiny, that doesn’t have a monthly sub at least

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    • Sageville

      April 19, 2016 at 09:46

      LIES!

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 19, 2016 at 09:47

        It’s reinstalled by now 😛

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        • Loftus

          April 19, 2016 at 09:50

          Now repeat after me: Hi , my name is Hammersteyn and i am an addict… 😛

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 09:51

            Addicts goes to meeting, I don’t XD

          • Loftus

            April 19, 2016 at 09:53

            lui bliksem 😛 hahaha

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 09:53

            Must be why I find Lazygamer so comfy

  6. Sageville

    April 19, 2016 at 09:45

    Huh, so legion is a WoW expansion now?

    At one point it was touted as WoW 2….

    Shem

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  7. HairyEwok

    April 19, 2016 at 09:47

    Got a 10-day free try trial to play Warlords of Draenor… Played 1 day and moved on to something else. This is literally the only MMO i struggle to play.

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  8. Pariah

    April 19, 2016 at 09:53

    Grind? Lvl 20? Wow dude, have you EVER played an MMO? Nevermind the korean ones… Geez.

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    • hairyknees

      April 19, 2016 at 10:31

      Lol shhhh a grind is still a grind 😛

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      • Ottokie

        April 19, 2016 at 10:33

        WoW is childsplay. Guild Wars and ESO, now that’s some hard a** grinding.

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      • Pariah

        April 19, 2016 at 10:36

        Matty, I know WoW. lvl 20 shouldn’t take longer than 3-4 hours if you’re slow. 2 hours if you’re experienced. It’s not a grind.

        My first MMO – each kill on a mob (there were no quests for exp) would provide 0.002% of a level. That was at lvl 75. There were people at level 98/99 – and later well into the 100’s. 6 hours of the most efficient farming with HUGE aoe parties, and you’d get 3-5% of a level. That was a successful grind. That’s where I come from. WoW isn’t a grind.

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        • hairyknees

          April 20, 2016 at 10:32

          It will take me around 4-6 I rate 😛 GRIND!

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  9. Hargrim

    April 19, 2016 at 10:16

    Hi, my name is Hargrim and I am an addict. It has been 3 years since I last entered Azeroth, but just last month, my resolved wavered for a moment, a moment was all the demons needed. I am resubbed, already have one lvl 100 and one lvl 90. Legion is in the Wish List, just waiting for payday. I will most likely not do any raiding beyond LFR in Warlords, too late for that now, but mythic Gul’Dan will taste my Doomhammer in all it’s glory!

    Lok’Tar Ogar

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  10. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 19, 2016 at 10:21

    WoW, not even once

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  11. Strawman Jim

    April 19, 2016 at 10:59

    Blizzard still makes the best cinematics (just stunning stuff), but sadly I haven’t bothered with WOW since Cataclysm, and I doubt I’ll return to it.

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  12. Melasco

    April 19, 2016 at 12:21

    I played the crap out of vanilla and Burning Crusade…. Hundreds of hours lost to raiding… WOTLK didnt do it for me and I lost interest from there on…. probably also because I no longer had time for raiding… I still treasure those gaming memories, but I’ll never play it again.

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