MMO Corner: The World of Warcraft Legacy Continues with Mists of Pandaria
12 March 2013
Conclusion: World of Warcraft features a huge and varied world with lots of different experiences for players to take part in. Whether your style is questing, killing bosses, or fighting other players, there is plenty to do. The game can be purchased either in stores such as Gamestop or Best Buy, or can be purchased online through the Blizzard Store. The game itself requires a credit card to play, as it runs $14.99/month to keep an account active and connect to the servers.
Excerpt: WOW is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game or mmorpg for short. For those who are not familiar with this genre or role playing games in general, they let players assume the role of a character that levels up based on completed objectives or quests found throughout the game world. In WOW players accomplish these tasks on their own or by joining other factions of players that are online at the same time.
World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria (PC) - Review
20 October 2012
Excerpt: A review for the noobs! I have a confession. I am not much of an MMORPG player. I’ve dabbled in World Of Warcraft for the past two years, learned the ropes, found some pretty neat gear and defeated some dungeons here and there but I’ve just never been able to master the intricate lingo and gameplay norms that fervent MMO players are accustomed to. That is why, to my shame, after two years of living in Azeroth I am still… a noob.
Excerpt: Hardcore raiders have already hit level 90, and World of Warcraft virgins aren’t likely to start now. But for those who’ve played Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining MMO at some point, you might be wondering if the latest expansion, Mists of Pandaria , is worth your time and subscription fee. The short answer is: Yes. Though there’s no telling how long it’ll keep its addictive grip on you this time around, MOP is the freshest WOW has felt in years.
Pros: New zone and class offer plenty to do, This is the most player-friendly WOW ever, Pet battles are surprisingly addictive
Cons: Playable Pandaren are a little underwhelming, Some game mechanics are starting to show their age, Novel lore may be hit or miss
Excerpt: Blizzard is a gaming company with an excellent reputation for putting out really good games. On the RPG front, the Diablo series has a huge fanbase which flourishes even years after the game's initial release. Equally as well-known would be the WarCraft series, however, it came as some surprise to find Blizzard would be basing a new MMORPG off of the latter series. Thus, World of WarCraft was born.
Excerpt: The MMORPG world is a strange beast indeed. Operating much as does the overall console market, the MMORPG market tends to see a game attract a large userbase and then, after peaking, steadily decline over time until the next big thing comes along. This has always been the conventional wisdom, at any rate. But what happens when a game defies expectations and fails to peak? Well, then you have World of Warcraft .
Excerpt: Ok here it is: my unabashed straight up comparison of World of Warcraft and EverQuest 2 and how they stack up with each other. While I try and maintain an impartial view while playing games for review, I know that I can not help but insert some personal preference into the reviews. So I want to let you know up front what those preferences are: #1 = A fun gaming experience.