Recently, Blizzard announced that it would be releasing pre-Wrath of the Lich King patch to WOW subscribers. Naturally, this triggered a lot of excitement from WOW gamers who’ve been breathlessly awaiting the much anticipated release.
Wrath of the Lich King is the second expansion for WOW. Recently Eyonix (a blue aka person working on the WOW team) started the buzz at MMO-Champion,
“In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade’s release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions. ”
Is anyone surprised that we will be seeing WOTLK content before the official release? As Eyonix mentioned Blizzard did the same thing before the Burning Crusade release; however, what was a surprise was the fact that Blizzard stated we would see it within the next few weeks. Blizzard usually says we will release something soon which at times its months. I cannot help but think that we’ll see this released about the same time as Warhammer Online. WOW gamers who happen to be Mac users don’t have to wait to play the game since we’ll get it the same time as Windows users.
What should can we expect to see in the upcoming patch? Wow gamers can expect to see a lot of the new content that is already available in Wrath of the Lich King beta. Hopefully, Blizzard developers will have most of the bugs ironed out by the time the patch reaches WOW subscribers. What should WOW gamers expect to see in the upcoming WOTLK patch?
- Brand new talent trees (this includes 51 talent points)
- New flight paths for travel to Northrend
- Two new arenas
- A revamp of the hunter pet skill
- Guild calendar has been added in-game
- Barbershops in capital cities
- A brand new profession called Inscription has been added
- A brand new class, Death Knight
-perfect for those of us who love pvp
-There is now a talent tree for pets. I have a level 63 night elf hunter that I haven’t played in a while. I might dust her off to check out the new spec.
-Guild masters no longer have to encourage guild members to install the addon. This addon was mainly used by guilds that regularly participated in raids.
-I could care less about my characters hairstyle but I imagine this might be popular on the role playing realms. It also would be great for those who are getting tired of looking at the same character’s hairstyle.
-This works well with the enchanting profession. Many enchanters have been looking forward to something like this for a while. This gives enchanters the opportunity to sell their spells at the Auction House. Inscriptionists are able to save the enchant they’ve created to a blank piece of parchment paper. The inscription can now be sold at the auction house. The player can purchase the item and apply the enchant to their armor or weapon. It will work like the item enhancements you ca purchase at the auction house.
Of course, Blizzard has Wrath of the Lich King beta testers who are testing out the expansion. However opening the content to all WOW subscribers would be an excellent way to increase the hype about the expansion as well as work out bugs before the third expansion goes live.
Blizzard is the creator of the extremely popular game, World of Warcraft. It’s a massively multi-player online role playing gaming (MMORPG). WOW has over ten million subscribers. Currently WOW holds 62% of the MMORPG market making it the largest MMORPG.
I enjoy my Macs but at times it is frustrating that I cannot always play games that I would like on my MacBook Pro or MacPro. This is one of the times I enjoy being a Mac gamer. Like Spore, I know I’ll receive the game the day it’s released. Blizzard has done a great job of looking out for users who prefer Apple’s computers. Mac gamers aren’t left waiting when new releases come out. Blizzard builds its code from the ground up so Mac gamers who prefer Apple’s computers don’t have to wait for the Blizzards games to be ported to the Mac.