World of Warcraft is a game that’s been constantly growing for 18 years. The player base has been up and down over the years. But with the release of the ninth major expansion, Dragonflight, there has been an influx of new and returning players into the game. Maybe there are many people wondering why this expansion has been received so well by the community. We listed five reasons.
Profession System Revamp
For most of WoW's history, Professions have remained relatively unchanged. But in Dragonflight, the Profession system is getting a massive overhaul, which has brought fresh and enjoyable experiences to many players. With the new system, we can do a load of new things.
For example, we can find lower and higher quality materials out in the open world, which means higher quality materials can be used to make higher quality stuff. We are also seeing a deepening of the Profession choice system, where a player can choose to specialize in a particular type of skill within their Profession. A blacksmith, for example, might specialize in making weapons or armor pieces, like wrists, chests, or legs. There is an entirely new progression path called profession knowledge. You can earn knowledge in a variety of ways and spend these knowledge points to specialize in various subcategories of your Profession.
In the open world, there's still plenty to discover, like recipes, items, profession knowledge, and so on. Players love it.
BTW, you can also make some easy WoW 10.0 gold through the Profession system. For Gathering, Mining and Herbalism are two good options. Blacksmithing Leatherworking and Jewelcrafting are the nice gold sources under the Crafting category.
Dragonflight introduces Dracthyr as a playable race, as well as Evoker, a new class with a focus on dragons. It may not be received as well as Death Knights or Demon Hunters, but that doesn't mean Evokers isn’t an awesome addition to the game for many people. This race and class has introduced a lot of new mechanics in terms of gameplay, so it is no surprise that so many people love it. Dracthyr has the ability to charge spells, making them more powerful. They can use a large variety of magic. They can DPS as well as heal. It’s a fun class with a lot of mobility and utility and a relatively streamlined set of skills. Moreover, they even got wings to soar into the sky, dash around the battlefield and even pick up and move your allies. How cool is that!
When it comes to MMORPGs, many of us are big fans of exploration, going out into the open world, and seeing what we can find. Dragonflight is doing this pretty well. It seems that with every zone, there's tons to find from new Factions, new lore, treasures, hidden areas, and even gameplay features like the Grand Hunt. Some people are also impressed by the diverse and beautiful scenery on islands, along with the ambient noises, like the crickets near the river or rain. After spending a couple of years playing in a literal hell (Shadowlands), this is a really nice breath of fresh air.
The fourth point would be the return of player choice, something that World of Warcraft has been really lacking in over the years. Of course, you can customize the way your character looks, but when it comes to really defining who you are and how you play, we haven't had that much love since the early days of WoW. A big complaint has been that every class has felt the same over the years, especially with the previous talent tree system that we got in Mists of Pandaria.
But now, I can say that when it comes to Talent points, people are pretty happy that they have all this choice and variety back to determining their gameplay. Talent trees returning is such a great change that helps us shape the character and the abilities that we want to play with.
What’s more, the variety of Professions we’ve mentioned also gives people access to more choices. There's such a breath of fresh air now when it comes to customizing the character that we're playing.
Dragonriding is a new feature added in this new expansion. It might be a simple mechanic in theory, but it's super fun learning to fly and getting used to the controls or customizing your dragon the way you want it to look. Many people love it. Learning new flying skills as you level up through the Dragon Isles by finding the dragon relics through exploration is fun!
Moreover, this system makes WoW feel so much more fast-paced, as you're able to travel at Mach 20 billion and get to places around the zones insanely fast. The fact is that the real world is only getting faster. We're consuming content at rapid rates, like Tik Tok. So the game can’t be slow. This is one of the reasons why this feature is so popular.
Above are the five reasons we think why Dragonflight is so popular. Blizzard recently came out with a whole road map for the content coming out the next year of 2023. Lots of cool things were revealed. It will be very interesting to see how things unfold and where World of Warcraft ends up in the future. BTW, what else do you think should also be listed in the list?