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Lich King: Inscription, Death Knights, And PvP
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Computer and Video Games has posted the second part of a new Wrath of the Lich King preview. The article examines the the new features in the next expansion for the popular World of Warcraft, including the new Inscription profession and the expanded PvP offerings.

For a start, there's a new profession: Inscription. With this, Blizzard are looking to buck the trend of adding stats or useable items, describing Inscription as "Enchanting for spells and abilities," reinventing the wheel in the process.

"The idea behind it is to give players even more specialisation options beyond the talent trees," explains Kaplan in a manner that would bamboozle the WOW-phobic to death." As a possible example, a mage could have their Frost Nova enhanced for either greater range or longer snare duration - our intention is to provide viable options rather than one 'best' Inscription for each modifiable spell or ability."

This, in less complex terms, means that there's potential to differentiate characters here way beyond the 10 extra talent points that players are already looking forward to...

Another group of WOW players due to feel some love are those who like to knock bells out of each other - the PvP fraternity. "The major PvP addition will be Lake Wintergrasp, an entire non-instanced zone in Northrend dedicated to world PvP," continues Jeff while miming an axe motion.

"We're taking what we've learned from world PvP objectives in the Old World and Outland and building on that to provide some truly epic warfare. Players will be able to use siege weapons to assault the other faction's buildings, and earn faction-wide buffs by completing objectives and gaining dominance in the zone." And destructible buildings at that.
For the full preview head over to the site link provided below.

CVG: Wrath of the Lich King Preview 2
Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King


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