Official WOW Thread

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by ray_gillespie, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Am I allowed to make one of these 'official' threads? Anyway, I thought it would be good to start putting people's thoughts on the new World of Warcraft expansion together on one thread, and as it's not out yet, outlining what's in-store!

    Amazon have the following details listed:

    An increase in the level cap to 70
    Two new playable races, including the magical Blood Elves
    New starting zones in Quel'Thalas and beyond
    The entire new continent of Outland, reachable through the Dark Portal
    Many new high-level dungeons to explore in Azeroth, Outland, and elsewhere
    New flying mounts in Outland
    Many new and dangerous monsters, including epic world bosses
    Hundreds of new quests
    Hundreds of new items
    A new profession: Jewelcrafting
    Socketed items

    I think it'll be cool to have 2 new races, the Blood Elves in particular look cool. Also, the Alliance will be able to play as a Shaman with the new Dreneie race, and the Horde will be able to play as a Paladin with the Blood Elves.

    Flying mounts sound like an excellent idea, though I think you'll have to be level 70 which will take FOREVER, and also I think they can sadly only be used on the new continent.

    What do other people think? I think it could be quite cool, and although I cancelled my subscription ages ago I think I'll renew it for a couple of months just to play this! :)
     
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  2. Electronic Punk

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    All my tier 2 will be useless.
    Hunters finally got a buff tho ;)
     
  3. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

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    Useless is not the right way of thinking of it... you have a leg up on those people who do not have the TIER two and any clan/guild worth their weight will recognize that those of you who DO, should have first dibs on items in the new spaces...

    I dont lay anymore, sadly my fiancee couldnt take me "wasting" hours on end on a game she doesnt get it...

    Anyway...

    I have a 60 orc shaman with approx 3k gold 2 epics in the Stonerender gauntlets and helm of narv...

    I will be selling the account soon so if any of you would like to have a 60 shammy I will let you all have first dibs...

    I dont want to make money rather to break even on the cost of the cahracter and the gold...

    offers? PM me...
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    It gives us a head start for the first few levels of the game, that is all.
    It isn't why I play tho, loot comes as you play.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    Re: Official WOW - The Burning Crusade Thread

    ray, a member in your standing you can not only start an official thread, we're gonna give it the first game sticky and see if we can get some gaming action over here to osnn

    now go out and commit pimpage
     
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    Hehe thank you Perris! Very kind words indeed, I'm flattered :eek:

    I also found out some more information here on the official site about the limited 'Collector's Edition' of the expansion, which features a load of related stuff like a book and mousemat, and also an exclusive in-game pet, though it doesn't appear (thankfully) that buying this edition will bring any actual in-game advantages. I say thankfully because I don't think it's a good idea for MMORPGs to give advantages to people who pay more.

    I don't think I shall be opting for the limited version as it is supposedly going to cost a fair bit more than the standard version. So far the cheapest I've seen it for pre-order online is £17.99 at both play.com and amazon.co.uk, and the most expensive is £29.99 at game.co.uk. I find it strange that amazon lists the full RRP as £29.99 (which is corroborated by the game.co.uk price) but play.com lists £19.99 as the full RRP, though they both appear to be the standard version. Obviously if it turns out that Amazon are offering the collector's edition for the same price that play are offering the standard edition then I'll get it from Amazon!
     
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    I've been trying to get a collector's edition for months. When it came out on the Blizzard site, it was sold out before I could even buy one. If I don't see CEs soon, I'll probably head out to a local Walmart at like 4 in the morning to pick one up early.

    As for item scaling ... I have Naxx gear and for all intensive purposes, if you have Naxxramas gear, you'll be wearing all of it until late 60s ... even at 70, you will still be wearing set pieces of your gear until dungeon epics.
     
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    I tried to pick a CE up at Walmart at 4am and it was already sold out. I picked up a copy and will install it when I get home. I probably won't see much of a change because my highest level is only a 23.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    Mine was waiting for me at home yesterday, so installed and waited for midnight.
    Server crashed once on the normal portal side, played for an hour or so.

    Is gonna take me ages to get to 70 :)
     
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    Woot, installing it now. It was probably a waste of money for me because I don't have any level 60s
     
  11. mlakrid

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    Sorry I decided to keep my shammy as I may move him from one world to another so as to have more fun with EPICS and end game content...

    :D
     
  12. ray_gillespie

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    I know the feeling!

    Did anyone get hold of the collector's edition?
     
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    Gah, I hate grinding :eek:
     
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    Usually when I am grinding, I will just put some music on and concentrate more on the music than the grinding itself. It helps. I also prefer to go with a friend (not group, just go together) and grind there. It makes it easier if you have someone to talk back and forth with. I grinded all through lvl 37 in the shimmering flats that way. Sure, it took all day, but it was more fun.
     
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    Blood Elf Paladins for the win! Mine rocks the socks.
     
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    Re: Official WOW - The Burning Crusade Thread

    I have to say that after playing it for a couple of weeks with both sides (a lev 20 shaman on Shadowmoon, also the home of my lev 60 hunter, and a lev 14 so far on Agricourn or whatever its called) I think that the expansion feels well done and integrates the classes well with the horde / alliance.

    Both start island sets are done well as well, although I think the Blood Elves might be a bit undead heavy in terms of quests - understandable as they are right next to the Scourge, but still.

    If anyone wants to hook up on either of those Europe servers my 60 hunter on shadowmoon is called Nizurel and my lev 14 Blood Elf on Agricourn is called Mazar.
     
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    I got my Night Elf Hunter to a 70, but then deleted it and started all over. It got really boring going into every town, every forest and seeing the levels of the creatures grayed out(in other words, you won't gain XP if they are grayed out),
    and I had done all of the instances, from the Deadmines in Westfall, to SFK, to Sapphiro'ns Lair.
     
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    Well, I still have a lev 60 hunter parked in the alliance town, and I am trying to level up my lev 20 nighelf paladin / 20 alliance shaman.

    That's why I am taking the casual plodding route, so I won't use up the content quickly.
     
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    I am at level 52 now. If there is anyone on Eitrigg, look for Carbault :D
     
  20. ray_gillespie

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    I'm level 52 now too, though I'm on Silvermoon. Look me up as Thezero :)