My schedule didn’t allow for a lot of time today, but I managed to take on the task of meeting up with Khadgar and beginning the journey. I can honestly say, the moment I clicked on the first quest, my jaw dropped. And stayed dropped. Kids, that is how you start an expansion.
From that moment, to finding out just what the situation is…to meeting some A-listers, incredible. The whole introduction, culminating in meeting someone relevant, was vastly well done. I really enjoyed the fight I screen capped, and the one-off remark made at it’s conclusion. It just leaves it in the air for something you know is going to come along later. Also, your character’s status within the game is established, and done so with a clear understanding. It’s surprising, and I’m still going “huh?”
It’s hard to put everything into words at this point, because I know some have not yet had the chance to play and I am not the kind of person to play the role of spoiler if I can help it. But when I think back over the previous three expansions, Wrath had a great story when we landed in Northrend and Cataclysm was more about the visual changes to the world. With Pandaria, at least, there was the Sha and the landing that (Alliance side) was a bit disturbing. But none of them grabbed you by your shirt and said “COME ON!” Warlords does just that and does it well. As Matty said, “I’m glad I didn’t play the beta.”