“World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade” unveiled.

Thanks to the folks at Joystiq comes word that the details on the first World of Warcraft expansion have been revealed:

  • An increase in the level cap to 70
  • Two new playable races (including Blood Elves)
  • New starting zones
  • The entire new continent of Outland (via Dark Portal)
  • Many new high-level dungeons
  • New flying mounts in Outland
  • Many new monsters (including epic world bosses)
  • Hundreds of new quests
  • Hundreds of new items
  • A new profession (Jewelcrafting)
  • Socketed items
  • And more!

The official word comes via a scanned CGW article which Gaming Steve tracked down. You can view the scanned pages here: Pages 1-2, Pages 3-4, Pages 5-6, Pages 7-8, and Pages 9-10. Now I’m all excited. Of course I still need to land a job before I can even beginning to think of playing this.

Update: The official Burning Crusade website is now online.

5 thoughts on ““World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade” unveiled.

  1. I’m excited about this, but loads of people are pissed about the new level 70 cap (mostly the ones that have been level 60 for ages and are now going to be in the same situation as people who have only been level 60 for days etc).

    Me… I’m stoked!

  2. Hrmmm, so since the Dark Portal is pretty much guraded by upper level elites, shall we assume that only mid 50+ can actually access Outland?  I’d actually love that to avoid having the entire new zone populated by lowbies.  I’m a heck of a lot more stoked that the Caverns of Time (in Tanaris) will finally be opened and we can witness those events in the past that shaped the current world now.  I think the pre-Scourge Eastern (and Western) Plaguelands would be a pretty nifty place to hang out in.  Especially Andorhal where I heard we can get to see Arthas himself taking the place down in one of the events.  Of course, totally heresay but may be a cool concept nontheless.

    My only question with regards to the level 70 cap is what they are going to do with the current talents.  Will they add extra talents to accomodate those additional points or will they allow us to fill up the rest of the talent trees?  Very curious indeed.  smile

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