Wrath of the Lich King. Yes they’ve been working on it and its a lot more new content. Having been lucky enough to have access to a beta test account, I’ve previewed some of this new content. Its a mixed bag. On one hand you have the continuation of Warcraft lore that pretty much everyone enjoys. And you get to play some more content for epic loot, etc. Then you realize. Its the same thing. Again. More grinding, more leveling. more spending countless hours doing quests, trading, skilling up professions etc.
The death knight is by far the most powerful class to date. There is quite a lot of synergy between the talent trees and it shows. I think it will take a lot to bring them in line with the other classes. Death knights have 3 interrupts (2 spell interrupts), an ability which PULLS enemies towards you, health regen abilities, AoE abilities, slow/snare abilities, self buffs, group buffs, and the list goes on and on. My personal problem with WoW is that i feel as it has spiraled out of control since the release of Burning Crusade. Call me old fashioned but it just feels that there’s a lack of balance in the game.
I want to highlight (praise) all the UI improvements that they’ve made. Some of them feel a bit gimmicky (like achievements), but some of them are a welcomed change (too many to list). Anyway, thats enough for now. WotL will surely be a big hit for fans and new players everywhere.
Btw, the trailer is here if you haven’t seen it.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
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