ProG has joined the host of sites getting a chance to preview the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft. Nightfall has been a hot topic of late. Keep reading to see what their impressions are.
It's probably the most anticipated expansion in videogame history.
The problem for WoW fanboys like me who have been dipping their virtual toes (or, if you're a Tauren, hoofs) into the beta for the last couple of weeks is that there's absolutely masses of new stuff to wade through, and it's almost impossible to be objective about it.
Come follow the adventures of Xerin in "The Burning Crusade". Join along as Xerin takes you through his journey in stepping through the Dark Portal and exploring the new world known as Outland!
"In wrapping my adventure up, I wanted to do one last epic thing. That was break the siege on the Dark Portal. I mean, according to this guy the MMORPG story should be about yourself right? So, I mounted on my horse and rode towards the back of the siege on the Dark Portal. I jumped off my horse and pulled my sword out and charged the Pit Boss who was ordering the minions around.
Then I saw the "Do you want to release?" screen. I guess I'm not too much of a hero yet!"
In a press release issued this morning Blizzard announced that the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusades will not ship as scheduled.
Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that the release date for World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade™, the highly anticipated expansion for World of Warcraft, will be in January 2007. By adding a few extra weeks to the development cycle beyond its original target date, Blizzard will be able to extend the closed beta test and further refine the new content that will ship with the game.
Ten Ton Hammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade: Hellfire Pennisula"
The first location you will visit when venturing into Outland will be the Hellfire Peninsula. The Hellfire Peninsula is the starting location on your journey from level sixty to seventy and as such hosts a myriad of quests and locales for you to visit and level at. We take an in-depth look at this large zone and attempt to walk you through the various cities and structures located within!
"Both the Horde and Alliance hold massive outposts within the Hellfire Peninsula. They aren't really outposts, but more of giant structures that are both ruined and on fire. Yeah, you can guess it; things aren't going to good for either Honor Hold or Thrallmar. That just adds to the wonderful atmosphere that Outland slowly builds up. This is a war and the good guys aren't doing so swell."
Ten Ton Hammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade: The Blood Furnace"
This is a first look at what to expect in the Hellfire Citadel, home of 4 brand new instance in the Burning Crusade. This article in particular looks at the second instance that you are likely to adventure through, the Blood Furnace in the Citadel.
The first boss you come across is The Maker, a very large angry looking Orc that carries allot of equipment strapped to his arms and back. The room he is in is a torture type lab with prison cells along the side and he looks almost mechanical in nature, and a bit like a Frankenstein creation. The whole scene works. Once his room is cleared and you start the fight with him you find out that he can hit hard, I mean REAL hard! The other really nasty ability he had is that he can mind control players and it did not seem to be dispellable. So all we had to do was DPS him down in between kiting our own MC'ed players and ensuring our tank had aggro so he couldn't kill our casters. All in all though he wasn't that bad.
Ten Ton Hammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade: Hellfire Ramparts"
This is a first look at what to expect in the Hellfire Citadel, home of 4 brand new instance in the Burning Crusade. This article in particular looks at the lowest level instance, the Hellfire Ramparts in the Citadel.
With dreams of PHAT loot in our heads we moved on further into the instance and headed up a spiral stairwell to the top of the ramparts, where we found another larger circle of casters that gave us some issues. We managed to take them all out with AOE, figuring we could handle the buffed close combat guy if we took everyone else down fast... WRONG! He hurt our tank bad! We had a druid and priest healing him as much as we could and we couldn't keep up. Eventually he went down and we barely finished him before he took out the group. Oh well, we all had fun trying something new.
We've recorded the starting cutscenes for both of the new races in the upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Each cutscene shows a tour of the new starting areas along with a brief introduction of each race. You can't play as the new races yet but you can enjoy some of this amazing in-game footage before the games official release!
The content and new races should give veteran WoW players a much-needed breath of fresh air.
GameWorld has taken time to look at the Burning Crusade and bring us their thoughts on it.
Rejoice fellow gamers! The first expansion pack for World of Warcraft is just around the corner. I was lucky enough to have a beta key and jump in on the closed beta. I’ve been playing for about a week so here is my report from the front lines. Let’s start with the new game mechanics.
This is a very brief summary of the history of the World of Warcraft races, the formation of the Horde and Alliance factions, and the threat from the Burning Crusade.
“The world of Azeroth, from its beginning, has had an enemy which has threatened all life on the world. That enemy is the Burning Legion, started by the rebel Titan Sargeras. They call their desire to consume and destroy all life on all worlds the Burning Crusade.”