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World of Warcraft in VIRTUAL REALITY – HTC Vive Gameplay

Swifty somehow got WoW running in VR on my HTC Vive headset, so I tried some duels and explored Stormwind! I wish I could explain how I did it, but I don’t actually know how this happened.

World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion set in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following Warlords of Draenor.It was announced on August 6, 2015 at Gamescom 2015. The expansion will be released on August 30, 2016.The expansion raises the existing level cap from 100 to 110, features artifact weapons for each classes’ specializations, includes a new area on Azeroth called the Broken Isles and introduces the demon hunter hero class that starts at level 98. It will initially include ten 5-man dungeons and two raids.The expansion allows players to level up to 110 in the Broken Isles, an increase from the cap of 100 in the previous expansion Warlords of Draenor. Initially there will be ten dungeons and patch 7.1 will include another dungeon.

There are three raid tiers planned for Legion, with Tier 19 in the two raids included with release, another raid in patch 7.2 and the final raid in a later patch.The development team made a number of changes to the player versus player (PvP) aspects of the game. There is a PvP honor system that unlocks PvP honor talents and there are separate abilities for use only in PvP that are not available in player versus environment gameplay. Honor talents are abilities earned through increased levels in PvP and are activated while players engage in PvP. Once players hit maximum honor level, they can choose to earn a prestige level that resets the honor talents earned and gives cosmetic bonuses. In PvP combat, gear will be nullified and all bonuses related to gear will be deactivated, with the exception of artifact weapons and its related powers. Instead, Legion will predetermine a set of stats configured to a player’s specialization that can be modified for class balance purposes. However, a player’s average item level will still factor in PvP; every point above item level 800 results in a 0.1% increase to a player’s PvP stats.