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Friday, September 29, 2006

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A new preview of Blizzard Entertainment's The Burning Crusade is available from The first expansion to the very successful World of Warcraft will include a higher level cap, new playable races, and host of other features. bit-tech found Crusade to be a promising addition to the WoW universe.

The other area of WoW that has undergone some drastic changes is dungeon gameplay. The huge new dungeons looked awesome and have been modelled on what Blizzard calls a ‘winged design’. What this means is that the dungeon will be separated into different areas meaning that, rather than ploughing through fights you aren’t necessarily interested in, you can go straight to the area you want/need to be in. Hopefully, this will make the game more interesting, less annoying and make quests and dungeon sessions far more efficient all round.

Not satisfied with that level of tinkering Blizzard has also taken note of the community. Raiding parties will have their maximum size capped at 25 (it was 40) in the new dungeons. The reasons behind this are multiple; firstly Blizzard wants to enhance group gameplay which it believes was hindered by the massive raiding party sizes. It claims that many guilds simply couldn’t get the numbers to take part in the raids keeping them in a constant state of recruitment. However, don’t fear if you’re one of the few who does have 39 other level 60+ buddies, Blizzard has said that the old dungeons will remain at the same size.

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