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First Impression: Newbie in Warlords of Draenor, No Boost

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For this article, I did not boost my level to 90. This is simply for the new players of WoW who wants to give the new expansion a shot, and wants to experience the world for what it is.

Overview



I started off as an Orc Monk, simply because I have not tried the new Monk class since MoP. Setting off in doing all the quests, I would say that there is an OVERLOAD of quests, and that is definitely a good problem. But I’ll get to that shortly.

n terms of gameplay, everything is still the same. After all, why fix something that is not broken? Although not novel anymore, I was hit with nostalgia as I was fighting mobs and trying to find the best cycle of skills to deal the most damage. At level 15, I started doing dungeons. I took the easy way and spec-ed as a Brewmaster Monk, aka a Tank. Dungeon queues are easy and I leveled up to 30 in a short period of time.

Gameplay
4/5


As mentioned, there are plenty of quests to help you level up quickly, distinctively more so than the last I played in WotLK. This was definitely useful in leveling up quickly. Soon it became apparent that the only thing that limited the speed of leveling up was my walking speed, since you had to keep going back to the town to return the quests. There was an apparent effort to make the quests interesting as well. It was no more just ‘Kill X number of this mob’ or ‘collect X number of things from this mob’. There were plenty of things to do like riding rockets, ships or even operating a Goblin Shredder.


"How in the world do I ride this thing?"


"So much for globin tech"

WoW has definitely come a long way from what it once was. With no more endless boring grinding, the quests are more fun and there is no better time for new players to start playing WoW.

Graphics
4.5/5



The graphics of WoW has definitely improved, as promised. The textures are more detailed than the previous expansions, and yet WoW can still successfully capture the effect that you’re playing in a different realm with its cartoony feels. The sprites are more detailed now and looking at my character has never felt more rewarding with the fierce (or cute, if you’re playing another race) exterior staring back at you, ready to pwn some noobs.

Sound
5/5


Either I have not noticed it in the previous generations or have forgotten about it, or the soundtrack for WoW is amazing. Of all the games I’ve played, WoW has one of the most engaging and great-to-listen soundtracks. Some of my favorites are Rachet and Razor Hill, where it depicts the might and fury of the orcs in the land of Durotar. Definitely one of the easiest 5/5 I’ve given.

Conclusion

For newbies, there is no better time to start WoW. There is plenty of fun to play quests, plenty of races and plenty of classes to choose from. Take some time to relish in one of the final forms of one of the best MMORPGs of the century. WoW has come a long way, and it certainly fails to disappoint with great PvP/PvE, stunning graphics, and an awesome soundtrack. For the Horde!
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