World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Preview

Coming June 3rd, 2006, is World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. This promising expansion pack will reshape the world of Azeroth for players who choose to buy it. But what does it hold in store for those who currently play the game? This list is straight from the Burning Crusade website:

An increase in the level cap to 70. This must make the hardcore level-60s squeal for joy. 10 more levels of sheer owning for them to rip through? I might just be excited myself if I were in their shoes. This has been requested on the WoW forums for a long time now, and it seems to have finally been delivered!

A female Blood Elf, the new Horde race.

Two new playable races: the Blood Elves and the Draenei. Now, for a while there was some speculation as to what the Alliance race was going to be (from Chuck Norris to Centaur), and now that this has been announced, some are disappointed, while others are ecstatic. No doubt, though, that these two races will open up many new avenues of gameplay.

New starting zones in Quel'Thalas and beyond. With two new races comes two new starting zones for newly created characters. This means more quests, items, and NPCs to encounter. These zones have always been well-detailed and truly grandeur, hopefully these are no less than that.

The entire new continent of Outland, reachable through the Dark Portal. The Outland was last seen in Warcraft 3, and is an exciting new addition for players. Now, instead of two continets and an island, there are three continents and an island to explore. The Outlands promises to be hostile, awe-inspiring, and rewarding for players that dare to travel its lands.

Many new high-level dungeons to explore in Azeroth, Outland, and elsewhere. Now that just about everyone and their dog has beaten Molten Core, among others, this is exciting news. Guilds have been itching for a massive new dungeon to trek through since they beat all the rest.

New flying mounts in Outland. Woah, woah, woah. Flying mounts? I don't think I really need to elaborate on that, but it gives me goosebumps.

The Draenei, the new Alliance race.

Many new and dangerous monsters, including epic world bosses. With the promise of new epic bosses comes the promise of more epic items. The possiblities of new armor sets could be endless with the way Blizzard seems to be going.

Hundreds of new quests and items. Once again, now that all the regular WoW content has been beaten to death, new quests will insure the loyalty of long-time gamers who have been wanting something more to get. And the items are a nice bonus, too. Who knows what they will think up next? Maybe they'll start making fun new miscellaneous items in the same vein as fireworks.

A new profession: Jewelcrafting. With a multitude of professions already, this new profession just adds another way to use items in the game for profit or personal benefit.

The Blood Elf starting area.

Now, obviously this list gives great hope to those who are already big fans of Blizzard's big hit, and will probably enchant even more players to come and join the incredible World of Warcraft experience that so many millions are already enjoying day in and day out.


Obviously the dates given were incorrect and very off on the part of Blizzard. The release date will be kept up to date.