Wrath of the Lich King is where WoW Classic starts diverging from WoW

World of Warcraft Classic will soon be receiving the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, which is a big deal because for some folk (and I’m one of them) this was WoW’s greatest era (opens in new tab). But the expansion also introduced some features, most notably the ‘Looking For Group’ option, which have long been blamed for WoW losing that early sense of community (rightly or wrongly).

In other words, some see WotLK as WoW’s golden age. And others see it as the moment when WoW began to change from something they loved into more of a randoms’ theme park, culminating in the game-changing and incredibly divisive Cataclysm expansion. Which really couldn’t have a better name.

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