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Burning Crusade Expansion Pack

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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Expansion Pack)

One of the biggest attractions of Burning Crusade for World of Warcraft is the expansion up to Level 70. Since its introduction, World of Warcraft has limited players just to 60 levels. With the Burning Crusade expansion pack, Levels 61-70 are opened up - along with a host of critical advantages and powers, the most famous being the ability to buy one of the flying mounts, like the neutral NetherDrake. More on the Burning Crusade flying mounts below, but imagine being able to fly after having been land-bound for two years. WoW!

Already Blizzard Entertainment has announced 2.5 million sales of Burning Crusade, the first World of Warcraft add-on pack. This is a must-have addition for the 8 million registered users of the online game World of Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment.

Why such a huge phenomena for the new Burning Crusade Warcraft pack? The addition of the new Levels up to 70 and flying mounts are obvious. But there is a lot more. We will rovide some of the strategy tricks and hints here, and will review World of Warcraft (WOW) more tricks, cheats, hints and cheat codes in later posts. For now, understand Warcraft is a hugely popular MMORPG - Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Game. It is the fourth in the series of Warcraft games. You interact with other players and groups of players via massive online game play.

Burning Crusade is the first official expansion pack for the World of Warcraft. As an expansion pack, it does not change the strategy of the underlying World of Warcraft online game, but provides new worlds, powers and characters. An official description of the Burning Crusade expansion is:

Several years have passed since the Burning Legion's defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. Will these heroes find friends or foes? What dangers and rewards lie in wait beyond the Dark Portal? And what will they do when they discover that the demons they thought vanquished have returned to renew their terrible Burning Crusade?World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, and more!

The Burning Crusade was released in January 2007 to long lines at game stores throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. Rollouts in other major online game markets are meeting similar receptions. This is a worldwide online game with players from China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, South Africa and more, in addition to the U.S., Europe and Canada.

The content of the Burning Crusade expansion of the World of Warcraft (WoW) is almost all unavailable to players who do not purchase the expansion pack. The pack is widely available in stores and online.

The Burning Crusade expands the WoW game adding new races, lands, professions, items, Battlegrounds and more. Here are some of the features in the Burning Crusade pack:

  • Level Cap: Increased to 70!

  • New Spells for each class

  • Outland, A New Continent: Outland is a new continent introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion pack. Outland is reachable via the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. Find a map of the new Outland continent on the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade site. Outland is all that remains of Draenor, the home world of the Orcs. Outland includes 7 new zones, Hellfire Peninsula (Levels 58-63), Zangarmarsh (Levels 60-64, Nagrand (Levels 64-67), Terokkar Forest (Levels 62-66), Blades Edge Mountains (Levels 65-68), Netherstorm (Levels 67-70), and the forlorn Shadowmoon Valley.

  • A new Arena for Player versus Player combat with their enemies. You can form Arena teams, fight for victory lust or rewards, and compete for the top spot on the Arena Ladder System type of leaderboard. Two new Arenas are the Ring of Trials in Nagrand, and the Circle of Blood in the Blade's Edge Mountains.


  • Two New Playable Races: The Blood Elves (Blood Elf) and the Draenei, each with its own mythology and history. The power-hungry Blood Elves, are a group of fallen high elves joining the Horde, along with Orcs, Trolls, Undead and Tauren. Their capital is in Silvermoon City. Their mount is the hawkstrider, discussed below. The available classes are Paladin, Hunter, Rogue, Priest, Mage and Warlock. Their new starting areas are Eversong Woods (Level 1-10) and Ghostlands (Level 10-20). Blood Elves are depicted in the picture in their starting area in Sunstrider Isle in Everson Woods, in Quel'thlas .

    Also there are the majestic Draenei, a faction of uncorrupted Eredar. Their leader is Velen and they join up with the Alliance. Their capital is found in The Exodar, and their mount is the elekk. The Draenei of the Burning Crusade also have two new starting zones off the west coast of Kalimdor, namely Azuremyst Isle (Levels 1-10) and Bloodmyst Isle (Levels 10-20).

  • New Mounts: The two new races come equiped with their own new types of mounts. The hawkstrider mount of the Blood Elf, and is an ostrich-like bird. The elekk is like a tusked mastadon, and can be found outside the Exodar for the Draenei. New mounts also are available by drop from Karzhan and high end instances.

  • New Flying Mounts in the New Outland Continent: These are the neutral NetherDrake, the New Alliance mounts, the eagle-like Gryphon and the New Horde mount, the dragon-like Wyvern. Usable in Outland level 70.

  • New Monsters: Discoverable in Outland and unexplored lands of Azeroth, the monsters include, The Broken, Eredar, Ethereals, Fel Orcs, Fungal Giants, Forest Trolls, Gronn, Naaru, Ogre Lords, Ravagers, Rock Flayers, Spore Bats, Spore Walkers and Wark Stalkers.

  • Literally hundreds of new guests and new items

  • New Factions, including the Honor Hold (Alliance), Thrallmar (Horde), Cenarion Expedition (All), Sporeggar (All), The Mag'har (Horde), Kurenai (Alliance), The Aldor (All), The Consortium (All), Scale of the Sands (All), Keepers of Time (All), The Violet Eye (All), The Sha'tar (All), The Scryers (All).

  • A New Profession, namely Jewelcrafting. Jewelcrafters create jewelry and trinkets from metals and rare gems for profit. I found a list of jewelcrafting recipes too.

  • Improved Player vs. Player Honor sytem.

  • Settable Dungeon Difficulty Setting (DDS).

  • Socketed items - these are items that can use the jewelery created by the jewelcrafting trade.

  • A new Battleground, named the Eye of the Storm for Player vs. Player combat. It is a domination / one flag CTF battleground where teams of 15 Players compete. The setting is the wasteland of Netherstorm on the new Outland continent.

  • 3 new cities: The Exodar, Shattrath and Silvermoon

  • New high-level dungeons to explore in the lands of Azeroth and Outland. In Outland there are Hellfire Citadel in the Hellfire Peninsula, Coilfang Reservoir in the Zangarmarsh, Auchindoun in the Trokkar Forest, Tempest Keep near Netherstorm, Gruul's Lair in Blade's Edge Mountains and the Black Temple in the Shadowmoon Valley. In Azeroth there are Caverns of Time, in Tanaris and Karazhan, in Deadwind Pass.

  • Raids with caps of 25 players max, compared with the 40 player cap.



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2 comments:

Avenue said...

Nice guide on the Burning Crusade add-on. I was wondering whether to buy it or stick with the original World of Warcraft, but it seems necessary now. When will you be posting on some Burning Crusade tricks or cheats?

Anonymous said...

Hey blog readers, here’s an article I wrote on WOW, mainly on the Burning Crusade – hope you’ll find it interesting:

Almost 8 million World of Warcraft players around the world have been waiting for the release of the extension pack named The Burning Crusade. The WOW community was very excited to enter the new territories imagined and created for them by the ingenious Blizzard team. This extension brought to light two new races with new starting areas and quests, new dungeons, jewel crafting: the newest trade profession, PVP arenas and new battlegrounds. The big majority of WOW fans were very impressed of Blizzard's work.

The newest two races mentioned above are the "draenei" and the "blood elves" and they are great to start playing with all over again and no doubt new players will find the way up to level 70 very exciting.

The new territories look fantastic and the quests you have to pass in order to level up are very interesting. Many players' reviews agree that blood elves are more popular than the draenei and this fact can be easily explained. The Horde was never given the chance to play a good looking character until now while most Alliance characters are looking good and are physically attractive. Horde's characters are all looking funny; after all they don't have anything human in their look, but they have great jokes and it is a real pleasure to play as a troll, undead, orc or tauren.

Another important aspect to mention is that Horde was finally given the chance to play as paladin with blood elves. Blizzard balanced the two new classes by allowing draenei to play as shamans. However chances for the two new classes to interact with their neighbors are low while they are leveling up. The new classes will probably experience trouble in finding trainers and even some quest givers. The new profession, jewel crafting can be really profitable, especially when combined with mining.

The flying mount was something new for WOW players, but many reviewers agreed that flying mounts are cheap indeed but very slow, even slower than a non epic mount. The epic flying mount is fast and crucial for some quests and territories but it's a bit expensive to some players. However, camping in the new territories can be a real pleasure because the player is now able to raise more gold in a shorter time span than before and also has great chances to loot precious items they needs or they can sell in auction houses.

Patches are regularly released in order to improve the balance and the quality of the game. In addition Blizzard performs weekly server maintenance so they can prevent game bugs, account break in or other problems related to the technical support of the game engine. Game masters are always online and they solve players' problems very fast and in a professional manner. The Burning Crusade can be considered a great new real-time game and also the valuable proof that WOW was and still is an unique PC game that fascinated millions of people around the globe.

Michael
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