I’m going to Northrend for X-mas!

September 16, 2008 at 10:17 am (Random, Technology, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Yesterday Blizzard announced that the Wrath of the Lich king is coming out November 13, 2008. I can’t believe it’s actually coming out this year after how much the Burning Crusade was drawn out. I thought it wasn’t true when I first saw the news on a Digg article. It seems like Blizzard has been getting its butt in gear for the Christmas season though (no doubt hoping for huge sales as X-mas pressies). I do wish they would’ve bumped it to the beginning of December so I wouldn’t have to worry at all about classes, but no it’s got to come out a month before I’m finished. Oh well at least I’m done the 11th. I feel sorry for those saps that go until the 18th haha. This gives me something good to look forward to in terms of things coming out near Christmas seeing as how Harry Potter got bumped forward 😦 .

I wish it cost less than $39.99 for the normal edition too, but it’s still cool to have it coming out this early. The collector’s edition is of course more expensive at $69.99. I’m not going to shell out that kinda cash for the expansion but for those of you that want to go ahead. It contains an art book, behind the scenes dvd, a soundtrack, an exclusive in-game pet, 2 starter decks for the WoW card set March of the Legion which include 2 exclusive cards (only available in the collector’s edition) and a mousepad featuring the continent of Northrend.

I’ve already mentioned some of the game’s new features. The biggest of the news is probably the new Death Knight class which I’ve already mentioned. Now there’s also going to be a non-inventory space to keep your vanity pets and mounts (basically you get to learn these items instead) which makes the Locks and the Pallys not have an advantage from casting their mounts anymore. The same thing goes for PvP and raiding tokens which makes me want to ask Blizzard why it took them so long. There’s also going to be a Battleground that’s not instanced (so that should be a “fun” place to hang out lol 🙂 ). Hopefully it’s in Northrend so nooblets don’t have to worry about being constantly ganked by players in transit. Also, people’s addons will be slightly cut because of the built-in threat meter. This should be helpful to people oblivious of such things.

There’s going to be new instances as well as a fixed-up version of Naxxramas designed for 10 and 25 people. I think that’s really cool since I never got to go to Naxx (that and the fact that it sucks to get more than 25 people to raid anything). I’m excited about having another undead/winter zone too. I also hope that getting exalted with the Netherwing will lead to getting one of those icey dragons as a mount 😀 . One of the bad things is no new playable races. There will be lots of new NPC races that you can talk to though, so I guess that’s something. Enough of my rambling, there is a lot more that’s being added that I didn’t mention so go look and drool at it 😛 .

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Ice Ice Lich King

August 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm (Movie, Random, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Omg I just finally watched the Wrath of the Lich King cinematic trailer and it’s so shiny. The undead dragon is so amazingly cool. Don’t believe, me watch it yourself. I wish the World of Warcraft movie would look like that. Their cinematics are always so great. I’m hoping this expansion is really really good and that it comes out when I can take a few days and just play it. I didn’t get a chance to jump straight into The Burning Crusade because of school and that really sucked.

Anyways if you don’t know some of the new features that the new expansion is gonna have. Here are a few.

Death Knight – World of Warcraft’s first Hero class (complete with all the necromancer powers you could ever want yay.)

You get to level to level 80 this time.

New Inscription profession (That sounds like some fun but probably is gonna be similar to enchanting. Hopefully it doesn’t count as a green effect on the weapon though so you can have both enchants and inscriptions without them overriding each other.)

The new continent of Northrend (Yay I always love new places to explore 😀 .)

New customization options (They’d better let you change your old characters faces/voices-if that’s an option. I’ve always wondered why they didn’t have a few presets you could pick for each gender of each race. They should just make it like respeccing, where you have to pay money each time and the cost gradually degrades with time.)

These are just a few of the new things coming so check out the Wrath of the Lich King site if you want more.

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