When World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor
expansion was revealed last month, I was stoked to see what will be included but disappointed to see what will not
-- namely, a new class or race. Admittedly, not every WoW
expansion has seen these two additions, but each one has seen one or the other. It's not a rule, spoken or otherwise; it's just become something that folks expect
Thinking it over, I also found that I expect
several additions in any expansion for any games: some sort of new landmass to explore, new gear to wear, and usually some new mechanic or skill for character development. In WoW
, I'd certainly expect a level cap bump too, though I'd grumble about powercreep in most others (don't go getting any ideas, Guild Wars 2
Let's put aside quibbles over the line between expansions and patches
today and just focus on expansions. What, specifically, do you expect out of a content release that a studio labels an "expansion"?
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