Burning Crusade sparks Collector's Edition

Blizzard outlines deluxe version of World of Warcraft expansion, which will include trading cards, soundtrack, art book, and more; price still unknown.

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If you're one of the 7 million World of Warcraft subscribers, chances are you're probably already planning on buying the first expansion to the massively popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Featuring two new playable races and a new continent, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade goes on sale in the US in November for $39.99, and it's rated T for Teen.

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade: The Collector's Edition: The Box

However, if you've got some extra cash to shell out, developer-publisher Blizzard Entertainment today officially confirmed rumors that The Burning Crusade would be getting the Collector's Edition treatment. Besides coming in a deluxe box (pictured), the CE will have a variety of goodies for the hardcore Azeroth denizen. It will contain both CD and DVD editions of the expansion, as well as an exclusive in-game pet called the "Netherwhelp." Also included will be a soundtrack CD and a mouse pad with a map of the expansion's new continent, Outland.

The Collector's Edition will also feature a DVD with a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the expansion. The disc "will offer more than two hours worth of developer interviews and commentary on all aspects of the creation of The Burning Crusade, as well as trailers and cinematics from the game, and even footage of panel discussions from BlizzCon," according to Blizzard.

Also included in the Collector's Edition is a hardcover "coffee table book" featuring "exclusive concept art" from the expansion. The tome will be packaged with two starter packs for the forthcoming, Magic: The Gathering-esque World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Besides the cards in the two packs, the CE will contain three "exclusive tournament-legal World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards" unavailable elsewhere.

Though it was big on listing the contents of the Collector's Edition of The Burning Crusade, Blizzard omitted one major detail--its cost. "Further details on the contents, as well as pricing and availability info, will be announced at a later date," was all the company would say on the matter. The Collector's Edition of the original WOW cost $79.99, but it was only available in very limited quantities and has been out of print for nearly two years. Sealed copies of the original WOW: CE currently command a premium on eBay, selling for as much as $300.

Discussion

146 comments
Afko
Afko

ok warning!! in TWISTING NETHER we have a giuld that is basicly for raids...we give items to members for free just to gear em up and help us to come with us later...this giuld realy powns!!! ask for giuld ''The Giuld'' in twisting nehter.

Afko
Afko

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Afko
Afko

i cant wait for my netherwhelp...anyone knows where can i find it and see it??? i ve pre-ordered the collectors edition and i am looking forward to OPEN IT!!!! lol

gothikalee
gothikalee

I was *just* able to pre-order it...got it on gamespot. I also noticed that ebgames.com has it avaialble again, but amazon.com did not. Can't wait for my netherwelp :)

dannybob
dannybob

Yeahh, I gots it pre-ordered.

DarthRevan891
DarthRevan891

Yes i am so lucky i got the ce preordered at gamespot.

VicMackey
VicMackey

"The endless grinding and dozens of hours invested are a black hole that MMORPG players can hardly escape from. "

The_General2000
The_General2000

I would get this but, EB won't let me pre-order the CE yet. Go figure.

Martyr
Martyr

must own.............................

instant0
instant0

Pre-ordered the CE.. hope I get it, need the CE so it will fit with the WoW CE package... and the pet of course :)

concealedview
concealedview

I'm getting it first day. And you're paying for the art book and mouse pad mostly. Think about it.

justin01
justin01

hell yeahz already pre-ordered!! W00tT!!!!

fistycuffs
fistycuffs

Wats the point of getting both games with CD and DVD version its like ure paying sumthing for nothing.

boo_dat
boo_dat

yet another useless box set

Iffy350
Iffy350

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Harvestbuddy
Harvestbuddy

gamestop and EBgames are now accepting Pre-orders for $5 deposit, they said the CE is $69.99 !

DarkIceman2003
DarkIceman2003

The cost is $40, which isn't bad, but for the CE it may be from $70-90. I was planning on buying the CE, but I'm beginning to reconsider. Blood Elves FTW!!!

d4BiDDEN
d4BiDDEN

***WARNING*** WoW will probably make your GF Sleep with someone else and dump you. Also leads to get you a new GF with .jpg as surname

Blazer88
Blazer88

Wow = Tired and played out Wow BC = More of the same, and by far one of the weakest first expansions ever for an MMO

PvtFreddy
PvtFreddy

Nah, no luck my gnome is fully geared up in ZG gear and some MC from pugs and my mage is fully geared in pvp gear. Still nothing. :( I cannot understand why Blizzard would make a game so focused on raiding and have nothing for soloers. Why is it so popular?

Zennious
Zennious

Go gear up in ZG or UBRS, or some of those 5-man instances. I'm sure some guild will give you a shot PvtFreddy.

PvtFreddy
PvtFreddy

I have the US CE of this game but now play the EU version as I live in raining driven England. A few days ago I would love to have got both CE's of the EU versions but I have just reached my new character (undead mage) to its peak at lvl 60 and cannot for the life of me find a guild to raid with. I find that a lot of players in WoW are so selfish when it comes to this. I have a lvl 60 rogue gnome too and he isn't guilded either cause other players say my gear is not good enough. Though I ask myself: how is it going to get good enough if I cannot get into a raid guild? Anyway, to those that play WoW here, good luck with getting to lvl 70 :)

gamefreek_1
gamefreek_1

My friend said he preordered his CE, and it cost him $72.

RedDragon9870
RedDragon9870

Anyone kno how much the expansion game is going to cost... im hoping not more then $49.99 cuz i dont think im gonna shell out $60 for it, might be worth it in the long run but the CE of this will be in masses im assuming

_Sam_
_Sam_

I hope it's not too expensive

BloodLoss
BloodLoss

"This one time... while playing WoW... I dropped my mouse and gained 3 levels!"

Sumotaii
Sumotaii

i got the CE for WoW and im wondering if i could bring my zergling into the expo pack for new characters, or i wonder if i could have my zergling with the Netherwhelp also.

pathogenb
pathogenb

"Still not interested. I am more into FFXI. Besides, due to religious reasons I cannot play FFXI or ANY spiritual RPG game.......sucks....." i feel ya'. i'm all kinds of into games i can't play. or not.

cyborg100000
cyborg100000

Ohh this game gives me chills! But i have three problems 1. Im not sure if i'll have enough for CE 2. The game will probably sell out really quickly 3. .........I would be too embarrassed to buy CE in front of everyone. It just calls out "WoW Nerd!!!!!" What shall i do? (:'-(>

JessieLC
JessieLC

WOW CE is just like any other Collector's Edition of anything. Its depends on what is in the box. Then if you really want to hold or get what its worth, you must keep it sealed for true collector value! Then at the right time sell it to someone who really wanted to get it but for one reason or another didn't or couldn't. For this to hold true Blizzard must only sell very Limited quantities. Thats the truth folks! i know, i am a avivd Collecotr of diecast and it works the same there also!

snifit
snifit

I am going to reactivate my account just for the expansion, but I gotta find a guild lol :/

FortuneC00kie
FortuneC00kie

It's seems really cool actually, people have been in and out of the store I work at all day long changing their resevres to the new collectors addition. I was amazed to see how much it costs though...seventy dollars is a little much for my taste. But the diehard WoW players probably could care less if it retailed at even one-hundred dollars. It's all good.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Blizzard easily makes the best Collector's Editions, and they're well worth the money.I have the Warcraft 3 Collector's, so i know.How much did i pay for it?$56 bucks from ebgames.com, HAH!

kylestater
kylestater

I can't afford the original Wow. I mean the monthly bs. I don't get paid monthly. So CSS for ever. And I guess Battlefield.

pigman239
pigman239

Free PET, not free mount. big diff

Zonelezz
Zonelezz

lol i got the CE for the orignal wow and im goign to get this one WOOT!!

xts3
xts3

Can we say PROFITEERING??? Say it, VU games and blizz are raping their customers. lets face it. like they didn't make enough money from WoW already.

anktenkey
anktenkey

Actually Blizzard didn't rip people off much with CE but they offer chances to those who are lucky enough to get one (or more than one) to rip off those who didn't get one but wanted one. The package is usually worth the original price with all those contents, the original CE at price $80 and if you buy those items separately, the sum will over $80. Like the artbooks sell at $25 and the behind-scene DVD sell at $10 in stores, and the game was $50, not included other contents. But it's definitely not worth for the inflated price.

dragonbattousai
dragonbattousai

You are wrong Jhotmann. The CE says "Over $300 on Ebay if sold at the right time, like Christmas."

Thomasskins
Thomasskins

I suppose millions of ppl will get it just for the free mount

SmallPower
SmallPower

Who needs advertising when you've got journalism like this

Kkrokotillianis
Kkrokotillianis

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bcelmo
bcelmo

@cjcr_alexandru: have a look at Guild Wars Factions and Guild Wars Nightfall, they both are expansions (in a way), they both have collectors. And btw, WoW sux big time compared to GW

tiny_spartan
tiny_spartan

i bet the stuff in there wont be nearly worth what theyre going to sell it for