Big News Of The WeekEdit
As we record, BlizzCon has just wrapped, and all manner of things were revealed. First and foremost, on Friday, Blizzard announced:
The Wrath Of The Lich KingEdit
The forthcoming 2nd expansion to World Of Warcraft. Get ready to level to 80. They announced a new continent, new talents, a new class, a new profession, and probably lots of things we don’t even know about yet. When? “Whenever it’s ready.”
A New ContinentEdit
That’s right, Northrend is coming to WoW. Northrend is the icy, northernmost continent of the world of Azeroth, and the source of the evil Scourge. It is also the home of Icecrown Glacier, the seat of the malevolent Lich King.
A New ClassEdit
The Death Knight. Once certain criteria are met, players will be able to create a new death knight character, which will start at a high level. The exact level has not yet been determined, but a senior producer of Blizzard says it will be somewhere around level 50 or 60.
He will be a summoner. The death knight combines martial prowess with dark, necromantic energies. The death knight uses a unique rune-based resource system to govern his spells and abilities.
Some Death Knights you might already know: Baron Rivendare in Stratholme, Alexei Barov of Scholomance, and Highlord Mograine of Naxxramas.
A New ProfessionEdit
Inscription – described by Blizzard as the ability to augment the cooldown, damage, or mechanics (stun, knockback, DoT, HoT, etc.) of a spell. Will have 2 aspects, one side will be the augmenting of spells, but Inscribers will also be able to create a new type of item (item type not yet revealed).
Those who don’t purchase the expansion will be able to use items created by inscription, although only those with Wrath of the Lich King will be able to learn the Inscription profession itself.
There was a whole panel discussion on the forthcoming WoW film, and we’ve got the lowdown.