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Understanding The Wrath Of The Lich King
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Blizzplanet has posted the first part of new preview examining Wrath of the Lich King, the next expansion in the pipeline for the popular MMO, World of Warcraft. The new details were gathered at the recent 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals in Paris, and include tidbits about new dungeons, PvP content, and battlegrounds for players to enjoy.

Those who play PvP will really love what is coming in Wrath of the Lich King. You will have to buy the expansion in order to taste for yourself. Aerial combat is making its way into World of Warcraft. You can also mount siege vehicles and cast spells or shoot turrets while other player drives the siege weapon. You heard that right. Lake Wintergrasp is a non-instanced World PvP zone where you must defend or attack several outposts. You can destroy towers and bridges (This are not of Alliance or Horde architechture, but ancient temples). You can visually see if a structure is taking damage and how long before it is destroyed. Blizzard developers are designing broad buildings and structures in a way that allows you to see and recognize from afar what's going on before you get there. We saw a map of each Battleground placed on top of each other to compare the size of Lake Wintergrasp against the other battlegrounds. It is immense, taking in consideration we will be moving quiet fast on these siege weapons or engaged in flying combat. Lake Wintergrasp won't be a 24-hours constant warzone however. It was revealed that Lake Wintergrasp shares a similar gameplay mechanic as the World PvP in the Bone Wastes (Terokkar Forest) where you take the Spirit Towers. It was not revealed at 2008 WWI what the reward would be for either Alliance or Horde players. In Terokkar your faction gets a buff that allows you to loot Spirit Shards from bosses in Auchindoun, for example.
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Blizzplanet: WWI 2008 Wrath of the Lich King Preview Part 1
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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