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This review is from: World of Warcraft: Battle Chest w/ Lich King
Pros: Where to I even start????
- With this expansion, you have 80 levels of questing, lore, cinematics, dungeons to play with other players, low level player vs player (pvp) play, and tons of story involvement.
- At level 70, you can start getting groups together to complete end-game (Burning Crusade; BC) raids and take on Illidan and many others. At level 80, you can start getting groups together to complete even more end-game (Wrath of the Lich King; WOTLK) raids that are even more advanced and rewarding, taking on Titans, Scourge, huge Dragons, and even The Lich King himself. Outdated content for most, but for a new player, this kind of stuff is what an MMO player dreams of and Blizzard truly delivered in WOTLK.
- You have Death Knights once you reach level 55 on any character. I'll stay away from the nicknames for the time being, but definitely a fun class to play that comes with a free mount and starts at level 55.
- You choose your side. Become the warmongering, bloodthirsty Horde (Thrall enthusiasts would disagree, but FOR THE HORDE nonetheless) by choosing to be Orc, Troll, Undead, Tauren, Blood Elf (and later, Goblin). Or defend a righteous cause for all good in Azeroth by choosing to be Human, Dwarf, Gnome, Night Elf, Dreanai (and later, Worgen). Best of all, you can play all races and both sides on the same server.
- Many classes, much happy. Warlocks. Mages. Hunters. Warriors. Death Knights. Priests. Druids. Shaman. Paladins. Rogues. (And later, Monks.) You have plenty of time to try each out and master them all if you want. The specifics of getting the most out of each class can become confusing at times, but there's plenty of help pages to get you going and to help you understand your role.
- SO MUCH AZEROTH. The place is freaking HUGE. You have Kalimdor to explore and quest, mostly Horde based. You can quest and explore the Eastern Kingdoms where the Humans and majority of the Alliance reign supreme for the most part. After level 68(??) you can venture to the cold Northrend and it is just as huge with just as much to do and explore. The maps are breathtaking if you have a decent computer that can run the graphics near MAX.
- This game NEVER ends. Sure, believe it or not, it CAN get boring after a while, but there's still so much to do. You can spend your time raiding, questing, pvping, gaining achievements, unlocking mounts, battle pets, rolepaly if you so choose, transmog your equipment to dress your character how you want, gain reputation with factions for special rewards, and there's TONS more.
Cons: This isn't so much a con of the game, but the players. As with nearly every MMO out there, you WILL inevitably run into very bad, mean, rude, terrible players and trolls who can ruin other people's fun for their own sadistic entertainment. But like I said before, that's not a fault of Blizzard and Blizzard, for the most part, has features available in game to help you control your interaction with the players, scammers, and trolls, along with live, in-game help (granted, sometimes you may be waiting a long time for a response...).
Other Thoughts: I have played this game since WOTLK for quite a few years and have played all end game content when it was current, extensively. I love it and I am a casual player, raider, and pvp for fun. I highly recommend this game to anyone interested in MMOs and non-FPS online gameplay.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Warcraft III Battlechest
Pros: If you follow World of Warcraft, read the books and/or comic books, or love this style of gaming and the nostalgia, this is the game for you.
It brings Arthas' story to life, his journey to becoming disputably, the baddest bad guy in the Warcraft universe, Thrall's journey and the development into the new Horde, the blood elve's involvement with the Horde and how Sylvanas became the Banshee Queen, and Jaina's involvement and the development of today's Alliance.
This game is rich in storylines and has multiple difficulties as well as different modes of playing; you can even customize your own custom map and play as Horde or Alliance, or both.
To this day, I own all three series of this game franchise and they are great fun to play on maintenance day or when my internet is out.
Cons: It's not much of a complaint for me because I really don't mind it, but because this is an older game, the graphics are somewhat outdated compared to, for example, the World of Warcraft MMO itself.
Would love to see a remake of this game in the future, but I doubt that will ever happen considering how long it took Blizzard to make Warcraft I-III and what it took to make these games.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for another game similar to a game you've previously played before from another franchise, yes, this game is very much like the rest, but the lore, stories, and characters are unique to this franchise. If you have no interest in World of Warcraft lore or characters, this probably isn't the game for you because you'll just end up downing it for being like "every other game", like many others have who have reviewed this game.
If you're not into older graphics and just here for the gameplay, again, this game is probably not for you.
Pros: - Edge to edge screen
- Exceptional clarity with very little pixellation
- Operates in accordance to the specs
- 19 1/2' across, 12' down size
- Extremely customizable menu
- Very slim, appx 1/2' with the exception of the base where the cord jacks are, which is less than 2'
- Very sturdy, up-and-down beveling stand
Cons: The aspect ratio doesn't fit wall-to-wall on the screen. The screen extends to the edge, but there is a little more than a 1/3' black gap, which is just a little nit picky aesthetic.
Even with that being my only complaint, I highly recommend this monitor.
Other Thoughts: The monitor came very well packaged with a power cable and monitor cable. I will have to pick up an HDMI cable for the HDMI port.
Games, movies, editing, Photoshop, etc all look amazing.
The menu is supurb for all types of PCers. You have several, EASY options to choose from to get the most out of your monitor. This was a huge plus and a surprise because it was overlooked when we bought it.
We were originally looking at a couple ASUS monitors and a 3D capabale one with two 3D glasses, and after comparing prices with specs between them all, this one seemed to be the better buy. We're extremely happy with our purchase.