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New Races

everal years have passed since the Burning Legion's defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. Will these heroes find friends or foes? What dangers and rewards lie in wait beyond the Dark Portal? And what will they do when they discover that the demons they thought vanquished have returned to renew their terrible Burning Crusade?

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, and more. Here is just a partial list of what you can expect from the World of Warcraft expansion:

  • An increase in the level cap to 70
  • Two new playable races: the Blood Elves and the Draenei
  • Arena-based Player vs. Player Ladder System
  • Improved PvP Honor System
  • New starting zones in Quel'Thalas and beyond
  • The entire new continent of Outland, reachable through the Dark Portal
  • Many new high-level dungeons to explore in Azeroth, Outland, and elsewhere
  • Selectable Dungeon Difficulty Setting
  • New flying mounts in Outland
  • Many new and dangerous monsters, including epic world bosses
  • Hundreds of new quests
  • Hundreds of new items
  • A new profession: Jewelcrafting
  • Socketed items
  • And much, much more...



Following the general strategy of making gameplay even more rewarding and expanding the playing experience with new, interesting content, the professions of World of Warcraft are set to receive major updates...


The Insider recently sat down with the World of Warcraft design team and learned more about Silvermoon City, one of the two new capitals that will be introduced in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade...


Part of being in a stalwart band of adventurers is assembling that stalwart band in the first place. In the upcoming expansion, a new tool for finding a hearty group of cohorts will be available: our new Looking For Group interface!


Beyond the Dark Portal lies the shattered realm of Outland, the broken remains of the orcs' homeworld, Draenor. Among the ruins of this world, the survivors of the cataclysm are trying to rebuild, and in other parts of Outland, life continues to thrive...


Dramatic events and changes are casting their shadows, threatening to shake the very foundations of the world. Read more about the new allies, terrifying enemies, and epic new challenges in this Story Overview of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.


Deep within the Caverns of Time, the brooding dragon Nozdormu has awakened. Dark, sinister agents have infiltrated the timeways, embarking on shadowy missions to alter the course of the past, present and future...


In the upcoming expansion, players will finally be able to play classes that were previously unavailable to their faction. Read on to learn more about the new class combinations.


Outland is home to incredibly varied and exotic fauna, and the sentient inhabitants of this world have trained several unique creatures as flying mounts. The nether drake is one of these.


World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will introduce a lot of new features to expand the game in many interesting and fun ways. One of these additions is the introduction of a new profession: Jewelcrafting.


The history of the Blood Elves details how the exiled highborne arrived in Lordaeron, how the first alliance between High Elves and Humans was forged, and how the dark destiny of the Blood Elves finally became manifest in the aftermath of the Third War.


The expansion will introduce many new creatures to the game. From nightmares of the ancient past to magnificent beasts never seen before, they all can be discovered in Outland and the still unexplored lands of Azeroth.


On the blasted world of Outland, within the heart of Hellfire Peninsula stands Hellfire Citadel, a nearly impenetrable bastion that served as the Horde's base of operations throughout the First and Second Wars.


Between Duskwood and the Swamp of Sorrows lies the desolate region of Deadwind Pass. Medivh, the Last Guardian, made his home in Deadwind, in the bright tower of Karazhan.


The scattered wastes of Outland are all that remain of Draenor, the once beautiful homeworld of the orcs. Following the Second War, the Alliance invaded Draenor by crossing through the Dark Portal.