For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, please try to think of any of your friends who play computer games and ask them what World of Warcraft is. Once you’ve done that, plese go out and get yourself a copy of World of Warcraft with both the expansion packs, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King.
World of Warcraft (referred to as WOW from now on…) has to be one of the most popular games ever to be seen by mankind. It’s so popular that even in times of Economic Recession, Blizzard (makers of WOW) managed to sell 2.8 million copies of Wrath of the Lich king. Just to strengthen my case before I carry on; Blizzard also has over 10 million active subscribers playing WOW every month. And for those still not convinced and thinking of Blizzard as one hit wonders, they sold over 2.4 million copies of The Burning Crusade within the first 24 hours of that coming out.
Now that I’ve praised the best game makers of the world enough, let me get onto the good news and tell you about some of the most awesome changes one can expect in the upcoming patch 3.1.
That’s some WOW FanArt for you!
Lets start off with the awesome Uladuar raid. Which means all raiders can now start gunning for their tier 8 or T8 equipment. Additionally the new Arena Season beings so there’s new PVP equipment to look forward to. SeasonÂ 5 Arena gear to be more specific.
Then there’s also the new dual talent tree specs, meaning each player can select two separate trees and switch between them without having to go back to a Class trainer to un-learn and re-learn all their talents.
My favourite new update so far though, is the addition of the Argent Tournament. It’s basically world PvP (player versus player), with some mounted action, new achievements and rewards. This will definitely be quite a bit of fun.
And one of the most intriguing changes so far is probably the fact that a player no longer dismounts in the water and the introduction of water mounts. Of course this could also be Blizzard’s step towards another big patch or a new expansion. Blizzard did say that there were going to be at least a few more expansions after The Burning Crusade, and so far we’ve gotten one. Hopefully they still have at least one more in them.
There are also quite few class changes and some other general changes that have been announced for the new patch. The only disappointing change so far is that you can’t ghetto hearth anymore! (Again, if you haven’t played the game, the chances of you understanding what I said even if I explained it to you are very very slim.) Most of the classes are getting some talent changes which means everyone obsessed with the game is going to pull out their Einstein caps and a calculators and sit down to calculate the best possible Spec to go to get the maximum out of the class.
If there’s any of you who play World of Warcraft and want to share something, please do feel free to let us know. Especially if there’s any insider information that you would like to share with your favourite site in the world.. Us!
And for those of you who want to start and are looking for a place to get started, pick up the game and setup a WOW – US account, log into the ‘Deathwing’ realm and hit me up. My character name is BingelJell and I should be able to help you out with anything you might need!