World of Warcraft - The Burning Crusade

World of Warcraft - The Burning Crusade

Tease a Blood Elf about her ears? You're just asking for trouble.


It's been over two years since World of Warcraft took over the MMORPG world, which means that thousands of gamers have hit the progression ceiling. Finally, the wait for a WOW expansion pack is over - with The Burning Crusade, the feeling of excitement and discovery you felt when you first played WOW is back.


The Burning Crusade expands the war between the Alliance and the Horde factions on the world of Azeroth. You get to decide which faction to fight for, and each faction's different races have distinct characteristics that influence gameplay. The original WOW had four races for each faction: Dwarf, Gnome, Human, and Night Elf for the Alliance, and Orc, Tauren, Troll, and Undead for the Horde. The Burning Crusade adds one new race each for the Alliance and the Horde.


The Blood Elves are the newest race to join the Horde's motley crew. They're resistant to magic, have an Enchanting bonus, can limit others' spellcasting ability, and can “suck” the mana out of enemies - useful against other magic users. The Blood Elf race also brings the Paladin class (a defined set of skills) to the Horde. Silvermoon, the main Blood Elf city, is beautiful and livable but has an oppressive underbelly full of junkie Elves and sweatshops of enslaved Gnomes.


The Alliance welcomes the Draenei race to the fold. The Draenei have healing abilities, get bonuses for the new jewelcrafting profession, and are resistant to shadow damage. While the Draenei might remind you of the Klingons from Star Trek, with their forehead ridges and incredible fixation on honor, they have Eastern European accents, kinder dispositions, and tails. The Draenei introduce the Shaman class to the Alliance.


The most anticipated features of the expansion are the extended level cap, which is now 70, and the new area of Outland. You pass through the famed Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands and emerge in the middle of an epic battle between the Alliance and the Horde as the Burning Legion demons try to close the Dark Portal. The music is epic, the graphics exquisite - especially the surreal purple landscape and biodomes of Netherstorm. The major city of Shattrath is neutral, with two factions to join, Scryer or Aldor. You turn in marks dropped by killing members of the Burning Legion, but when you accept one side you start to be hated by the other. Your high-level equipment comes from your chosen faction, so choosing the right side for your character can be nerve-wracking. The new jewelcrafting profession allows you to make rings and trinkets, and inserting certain gems into equipment slots can enhance your stats. Hit level 70? You're eligible for a flying mount, a transport animal that lets you soar through the air and move faster than ever.


The bottom line. Hardcore WOW players will drool over the awesome new gear. If you're a casual player, The Burning Crusade's quests will give you a huge feeling of accomplishment - without (necessarily) sacrificing your job or your social life.


COMPANY: Blizzard
REQUIREMENTS: World of Warcraft original game and account, Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, 933MHz G4 or faster or Intel processor, 512MB RAM, dedicated 32MB nVidia or ATI video card, broadband Internet, 10GB disk space
Great graphics and design. Two new races. One new profession. Three new areas. Flying mounts - whee! Universal binary.
No new classes. Tons of reputation grinds.





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Well i have played this game in the multilayer format and i really enjoyed the game specially at the second level some great range of dynamic weapons and low and high jump nodes just make the experience more fantastic and advance looking for the new version as well
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Wow expansion might have some eye candy, but overall it is a disapoitment, because it turns the whole game into one huge grind and content is recycled. Not worth the hype.


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