World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the eighth expansion where players take to an entirely new region to fight against a new enemy. Shadowlands manages to be entertaining and fresh.
When we are talking about World of Warcraft there’s the usually exciting, fast-paced, story-dense levelling experience and then the ultimate repetitive chase to get your gear up to the end game ilevel. Shadowlands doesn’t fail that first part, as expected, kept me hooked for about 40 hours and new zones that are bizarre, distinct, and just well crafted. Revendreth, where the wicked dead go to repent of their sins at the hands of the vampiric Venthyr. The ethereal forest of Ardenweald, where creatures of nature are watched over by the Night Fae until they can be reincarnated into new mortal forms. Ardenweald feels like one of the cleanest and best zone stories WoW has ever put together. Most of the characters are refreshingly new faces, and I found them intensely charming.
As soon as you reach the level cap and choose your Covenant, the game expands with a Covenant quest campaign and many new features to unlock – a good deal of them specific to your chosen team. Choosing your Covenant is a big moment. It will change so much of your time at the endgame and it brings a lot of fun.
I play multiple characters so I had a opportunity to try all of them, however the most I played my Ret Pala with Venthyr Covenant, which gave me a teleport skill and a damage skill which to be honest especially the damage one became the most used skill in end game in PVE or PVP.
A whole new area will open at level 60 that is The Maw which is one of my favorite areas as there is a lot of action PVP and PVE alike and you always find other players to do your daily quests with.
It became way easier to get the first level of strong equipment, if I remember well that’s ilvl 175 by doing Random PVP, you only need about 5-6 hours of battlegrounds and your done.
The only thing that I wanted to mention was the Torghast, Tower of the Dammed now they already improved that, however at the launch time it was pretty repetitive and you would get bored after couple of runs.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Review
Overall, I would say that this would be one of the best expansions from World of Warcraft and I can't wait to see what's next. There are a lot of skills, adventure areas that will keep you busy, in my case I think I spent about 200 hours and still counting.
- New mechanics
- New Zones to explore
- New enemies
- No quick access to the Bank
- No quick access to the AH