Blizzard's Burning Crusade
Product: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Date: 05/18/2006
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Time, that is what it takes to make a great game and Blizzard is infamous for taking its time. Despite being nearly 2 years since launch, Blizzard is almost ready to release its first expansion for World of Warcraft. Coming from Blizzard, thereís one thing we can probably expect from The Burning Crusade, quality.

Taking place beyond the infamous dark portal in the realm of Outland, The Burning Crusade will take place within the former home world of the orcs. The major announcement at E3 was the revelation of the new Alliance player race, the Draenei. The Draenei are a self-exiled race of eredar. Players familiar with the backstory of Warcraft will find the name familiar. Two of our favorite demons, Kilíjaeden and Archimonde were leaders of the eredar. It seems there was a third however, Velen, and he refused to sell his soul or his people to the demon Sargeras. They were taken to safety by a race of energy beings known as the naaru, and became the Draenei. They named themselves after their new home planet, Draenor, now known as Outland.

Burning Crusade will also increase the level cap to 70, introduce Blood Elves as the new horde race, and add a new profession in the form of jewelcrafting. Expect the expansion before the end of 2006, we hope.

Alucard aka Stephen Triche

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