World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade goes on sale today + interview

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 16 2007 @ 14:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week we heard Blizzard's cash cow World of Warcraft has more than eight million subscribers worldwide. Today Blizzard is going to release its first expansion pack for WoW which is called "Burning Crusade".

The expansion will be available for $39.99, to play it you also need WoW which sells for $19.99.

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade includes several new features like:
  • Advance characters up to level 70
  • Two new playable races : Blood Elves and Draenei
  • New talents and abilities for all character classes like the jewelcrafting profession
  • New weapons and armor
  • New content and lands
  • And lots of other new things.
  • A Q&A session with Blizzard about the new WoW expansion pack can be read at GameSpot. Here's a short snip:
    GSUK: The level cap's been raised--how did you decide on making the new cap 70?

    JL: With a lot of those things we try to go with what feels right. We discuss all the possibilities and try to determine what the expectation is, what would feel too long or too short. There are a lot of gut instincts that we go with, and then there's the side that we want to have enough levels because we want to include this much content, so there's a few things in the decision.

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