It’s hard to believe World of Warcraft is still chugging along and while not as popular as it once was, still has a player base in the millions. Battle for Azeroth, the game’s seventh expansion, arrived last month, which means it’s time for another instalment of Honest Game Trailers.
14 years on, you’d think the comedy well would be utterly dry for HGT, but no, the folks at Smosh Games managed to get a five-minute video out of Blizzard’s latest.
Man, why did I waste two weeks questing through boring green hills for the Alliance when I could have been exploring dinosaur-infested swamps as a mighty Cowadin? Even in the middle of the Battle for Azeroth, the Horde have it good.Read more
Sure, there’s a few gags about neckbeards and basements, but it quickly shifts into a good breakdown of how much the game has changed between 2004 and now, especially for those of us that haven’t played in almost a decade:
Experience the passage of time firsthand where long ago, WoW‘s endgame was a massive grind to make potions so you could survive a brutal raid and the most exciting thing that would happen was getting your corpse camped by a bored level.
But now it’s a modern MMO theme park full of sideshows and diversions, and do pretty much anything in the game that’s not on super-duper hard mode with a handful of randos you’ll never speak to again…
It’s not all fun and games though:
…in an experience that’s been so child-proofed an unborn foetus could play it.
Swings and roundabouts, I guess. Still, even if the video isn’t massively full of jokes, it does serve as a condensed look at WoW in 2018, which in itself is plenty interesting.