If you like WoW, you'll NEED to get Burning Crusade. If you didn't like WoW, this expansion won't change your mind
drichard2830 wrote this review on .
After the install, I found out I had to download patch 2.0.3 and 2.0.5 again! I guess the version on the CD's that shipped was slightly out of date. After finally getting through the patching woes, I decided to attempt a new Blood Elf or Draeni character. To my disappointment, my two servers, Doomhammer and Terenas both had queues of over 900! I found a "Recommended" server with a queue of only 165, so I waited. Unfortunately the queue never went down, so I didn't get a chance to even play. The next night, I managed to get into the Draeni area on one of my servers, and created a new Draeni Hunter (no, not a Shaman). Finding new mobs to complete my quests was difficult, but with my ranged shot, I was able to ninja monsters before others could reach them.
For the first week, I bounced between a Blood Elf mage and my Draeni Hunter, but always went back to my lvl 30 Paladin. I think at this point, I'm more interested in getting back to level 60 so I can go to the new Outland area, but I did abandon my blacksmithing for Jewelcrafting, and I really enjoy it!
So to review the BC expansion itself without crediting WoW itself is difficult, but let's just say, I like the new starting areas and new races. I think they are all well done, and the art direction is superb! The quests are varied and colorful, and not too challenging for beginners, but get better as you progress. Once you new race character hits 10-15, you'll be retreading the same areas of the world you did before, until you hit 60. Unfortunately, I cannot review Outland for you, but the changes they've made in the crafting, the interfaces, etc., are all really worth the upgrade. I'm looking forward to leveling my Draeni, my Blood Elf, and my stalwart Pali! See you there!