New ‘World of Warcraft’ starting area now better for newbies

World of Warcraft has been around since 2004, and it has become the king of MMORPGs worldwide. As it has been ongoing for over a decade now, a lot of newcomers are intimidated by starting a new character, but that could change pretty soon.

Getting in as a new player in World of Warcraft – a game with eight expansions, is a daunting task, but once players have the upcoming Shadowlands expansion installed.

Seeing as this is another major addition to the game, Blizzard might have intentionally made the starting area more accessible to newcomers so that they don’t get discouraged with moving forward with the game.

Exile’s Reach is a haven for newbies

Newcomers to the game will have to start with a place called Exile’s Reach. It’s a questing zone that’s tailormade for newbies, so those who are ahead of the game need not participate in the experience. As compared to previous starting areas in World of Warcraft, Exile’s Reach is more forgiving, and it gives players the ins and outs of the game.

The area will teach everything right from the movement controls up to using skills and weapons. Upon finishing the basics of the game, players will be put through a mini-dungeon while being paired with a tank and a healer, both controlled by AI.

The dungeon has two bosses and a few weak mobs. While the dungeon itself isn’t in any way difficult, it does provide players with a feel of what they can expect once they venture into the world of Azeroth. That land will be accessible directly after players finish the mini-dungeon.

For now, Exile’s Reach is an Alliance exclusive experience. It’s very likely that Blizzard will add a similar experience for those journeying with the horde.

Everything we know about ‘Shadowlands’

The Shadowlands is yet another major expansion for the hit-MMORPG, and it is set to include an entirely new region to explore, new bosses to slay, NPCs to help, and countless loot to grind for.

As with the previous expansions, Shadowlands moves the story forward for the game. This time, the expansion’s story starts off when Sylvanas Windrunner opens the way to the afterlife. Players will have to go through the new area that’s rife with mystery.

The Shadowlands expansion doesn’t have a release date yet, but it is expected to launch sometime this year. Fans are wishing that the pandemic doesn’t lead to the delay of the next World of Warcraft expansion.


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