Join the Burning Crusades in World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusades is the first expansion pack of the World of Warcraft. Even if you're new to WoW, you can easily learn this expansion set by playing the game and reading more articles like this.
If you enjoyed playing the original World of Warcraft and gained a lot of experience, you will find The Burning Crusades a lot more exciting. This expansion pack adds more featured content in the already exhilarating World of Warcraft. This includes the entire new continent of Outland which you can reach through the Dark Portal. You can visit the 3 new Cities: The Exodar in Azuremyst Isle for the Alliance, Shattrath in Terokkar Forest a Neutral City and Silvermoon in Quel Thalas for the Horde.
In World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusades, you can choose from the 2 additional playable Races: the Blood Elves for the Horde faction or The Draenei for the Alliance. Before this release, you can only play the Paladin and Shaman classes for the Alliance and Horde sides respectively. The 2 new Races allows you to play a Shaman as a Draenei and a Paladin as a Blood Elf.
There are seven new zones available for your exploration: Hellfire Peninsula, Nagrand, Blades Edge Mountains, Zangarmarsh, Terokkar Forest, Netherstorm and Shadowmoon Valley. Six new high-level dungeons: Hellfire Citadel, Coilfang Reservoir, Auchindoun, Tempest Keep, Caverns of Time and Karazhan. Three more dungeons follow shortly. You can explore these dungeons in Azeroth, Outland and elsewhere. Each Dungeon have selectable difficulty settings to suit your skills.
In the Burning Crusades, you can ride the new player-controlled flying mounts in Outland. You can increase your level up to 70. There are also new spells that you can use for each class. You have hundreds of new and dangerous monsters, epic world bosses, quests, and items to experience. Socketed items are also added. Plus, you can take up a new profession: Jewelcrafting.
A new Battleground, the Eye of the Storm, was brought in with 2 new brackets: one for characters with levels between 61-69 and another for level 70 characters. Even though this new Battleground was designed for level 70 avatars, you cannot summon flying mounts in this zone. You can only play in the Eye of the Storm battleground if you have the expansion. Don't worry, purchasing the expansion set is much cheaper if you buy it as a bundle with other World of Warcraft packages. If you haven't gotten past level 60 yet, you eventually will with sufficient guidance, practice and experience.
In the additional Player versus Player (PvP) Arena System, you can fight in the 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3 and 5 vs. 5 "Arena" battles. If you don't have the expansion pack, you can not participate in the rated skirmish matches, but you can in the unrated ones. You may also join the Ladder Matches only if you have reached Level 70.
The 3 new Arena Stages of The Burning Crusade expansion are also available for you. This include The Ruins of Lordaeron, which you can find in the Undercity, The Circle of Blood in Blades Edge Mountains and The Ring of Trials in Nagrand. These arena matches took a leading role in terms of WoW's PvP content and later on developed into an electronic sports competition. You can join this games too once you develop your skills and experience. Remember, the best way to learn by experience. So set out and join the Burning Crusades!