I was initially planning to write a more detailed post about this part of the game, but I found out I don’t have as many screenshots as I thought I did. So there’s going to be a lot of writing (yeah, boo me)
Being a big fan of Warcraft III (with its Frozen Throne expansion) and a big Warcraft lore fan, I decided some years ago to start playing the MMORPG set in this universe. Coming initially for the lore, I stayed for the landscape, the world building, and the gameplay (especially dungeons and raids)
While I’m a casual gamer, I try to overcompensate the lack of skill and competitiveness with shaenanigans and over-leveling. However, when leveling my first character, I was a lot into world discovery and questing, taking my time to know and understand the things happening around me.
A young orc, started from killing boars in Durotar, to the devastated planet of Outland, saved Azeroth from the Wrath of the Lich King, killed Deathwing after the Cataclysm, discovered Pandaria and its wonders, travelling through time and space to an Alternate Universe to establish a garrison and rally or fight the Warlords of Draenor against the Iron Horde, defeated the Legion Assault on Azeroth for the nth time, then fought in the Fourth War, defeating Kings, Ancient Queens and even an Old God.
I took each expansion one by one, leveling to the specific level cap, killing the expansion’s big bad, doing dungeons and raids for the story, then moving on to the next expansion. I’ve managed, over the time, to run all raids, on all difficulties (except for current expansion, I’m too casual to push mythics, even if the low level ones are easy enough to solo)
Meanwhile I discovered various events in the game, from World Events and Holidays, like WoW Anniversaries, the Darkmoon Faire, Brewfest, New Year’s Eve Auction House Dance Party, Children’s Week, Hallow’s End, and many more.
I’m going to write a bit about most of the expansions and a quick opinion about each, but another time.