World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Preview (GameFront)

Much like 2010′s Cataclysm expansion, Warlords of Draenor seeks hope in the days of Warcraft past. Then as now, it’s a risky move. Even now, I recall how excited I grew at the thought of revisiting lands I loved when WoW was fresh, but Cataclysm had barely run half its course before Blizzard’s nostalgia started to seem like laziness. Yesterday afternoon, as I jumped into Blizzard’s new take on material originally featured in the Burning Crusade expansion, I worried that I’d find myself confronted with the same issues in different guise. By and large such worries seem unfounded, however, as the starter zones for level 90 players proved merely suggestive of their 2007 counterparts. Indeed, had I not been playing WoW for all that time, I’m not sure I would have recognized many similarities at all.

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