World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade


Game Description and Comments

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the highly anticipated expansion pack for World of Warcraft that has finally been released. Suffice it to say that this is a must-have for any current World of Warcraft player. Not only does this expansion give your level 60 characters a chance to substantially improve with or without raiding, but both the Blood Elf and Draenei areas deserve a look as well. Both the Blood Elves and Draenei sport a new class for their respective factions and both have an abundance of new quests for players. Some players have grumbled over being able to play a Paladin on the Horde side and a Shaman on the Alliance side, but this move does give an extra incentive to try one of these two new races. 

Trying out a new race and class is fun but the biggest attraction of the expansion pack is Outlands due to all of the level 60 players looking for new content. Fortunately, Outlands does not disappoint due to new fun and elaborate quests, substantially improved loot, tougher monsters, and huge zones. After spending a little bit of time in Outlands, you almost feel like you are in a Mad Max movie because this continent is extremely dangerous (fast respawns, huge elite mobs in some areas, and multiple mobs packed together) and has only one real city. To add to the tension, players often fight over resources and monsters due to everybody exploring the new areas at once. That said, look for some players to level mostly in the older parts of the game until the initial mania of the expansion pack dies down. 

Key Features

  • Raises level cap to 70.
  • Two new races: Blood Elf and Draenei.
  • Allows for the Horde to finally have a Paladin and for the Alliance side to finally have a Shaman.
  • New continent of Outland.
  • New profession of jewelcrafting allows for the crafting of rings, trinkets, and amulets. Jewelcrafting also allows for the cutting of gems to fit in socketed items.
  • More powerful armor and weapons.
  • Flying mounts.
  • Improved quests and quest rewards.
  • More experience and tougher monsters in Outland even in the 58 to 60 range.
  • Only one real city in Outlands, Shattrath City, and no Auction House. 

Select Reviews (Edited for Presentation)

Author: mmomeister
Rating: 10
Comment: So much to do! I am spending both time in the lowbie areas and Outlands and there tons of new quests, monsters, and items. The Outlands area is almost like a new game because its so huge! The real only problem I see are too many people on the same quest at the same time. However, this problem should get in better in time.

I don't have a problem with it, but heavy raiders are complaining that the green level items are equal to if not better than the loot they got in Molten Core (a raiding instance). All in all, a great expansion that will deprive me of sleep for weeks and months to come.

Author: Big Mo
Rating: 9
Comment: Awesome! Been playing WoW nearly 2 years and was getting bored. However, this expansion pack will probably me make play for at least another year.

Author: jormar
Rating: 10
Comment: I have a lot of reviews but this game is probably the best around with more variety and nice graphics. It is also unique, which is hard to find in most fantasy games.

Review World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Pricing Model

Like World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade requires a monthly fee.

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