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WoW: The Burning Crusade

We join Blizzard's senior VP Frank Pearce for an in-depth look at the new races and issues from the outstanding expansion!

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As the recent linked auction house feature has shown, sometimes it's the smaller things that make the biggest impact. A new feature that looks like doing just that is adjustable difficulty levels for the five-person dungeon instances. This will allow the leader of the group to select whether a dungeon is normal level or two difficulty levels above. But just so that the extra challenge is worth it, the potential spiffy loot-droppage will also increase.

Ah, there's just so much to tell you about and only a finite amount of pages to do it in. So if a new zone, two new races, a new profession, flying mounts and socketing wasn't enough, then how about five new spells/skills per class, two new tiers for the talent trees, teleporters that link cities together and outdoor arenas for gladiatorial style combat? Excited yet?

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Well, sorry to have to dampen your ardour, but one of the things that the developers aren't forthcoming about is a release date. "This year" is the best that could be dragged out of Pearce. It's pretty annoying to have to circle almost half a year's worth of calendar in red. But just because it's you Blizzard, we'll do it. After all, you took our lives and you made us heroes.

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