Summary: Let me start by saying that I have played WoW since the betas and loved the original strategy games for DOS. I enjoyed classic WoW and eagerly purchased this expansion, but man did things get screwed up with this. A lot of the game's balance was lost, and a big portion of the expansion felt like a grind more than anything.
The beginning of the end, is the end of the beginning.
22 August 2011
Summary: Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation.
Summary: It is a little bit clunky, and you go from fighting orcs to space angels, but it is cool none the less. Overall BC kept me coming back again and again. Very fun game and addon, though I think the price should be lowered now that all of the content is outdated.
Summary: The Burning Crusade is more of the same old same old - grinding for gear, reputation, and gold. The storyline would be much better if Blizzard actually incorporated it into the game, instead of adding it as an afterthought. The very nature of this game is showing off how fast you can level your toon and whom has the best gear. I prefer to play a game that actually has an end-game I can participate in. I spent 7 months playing WoW and enjoyed it.
Summary: After playing WOW for well over a year, I was looking forward to BC breathing new life into the game. The grind to 70 was alot of fun on all my characters. I enjoyed the very distinct (and VERY thrillingly hostile) zones and I found the atmosphere really immersing. Outland itself was quite challenging, got some great gear, and had some fun times, but once I hit 70 on my characters, I simply started losing interest.
An OK expansion, but, really, nothing that new here...
23 August 2007
Summary: I was a big fan of WoW when it first came out. I had a great time with it, but there are several negatives that have finally outweighed the positives of WoW for me. The Burning Crusade adds new content (basically like the content of the original game) but does not address some basic problems with the game. (1) WoW does not have enough safeguards against bad player behavior.
Summary: In the case that you've never played the vanilla World of Warcraft, why even bother with the expansion now? Just get the original World of Warcraft and see if you like that beforehand. You will not be able to access the new material the expansion has to offer until level 58. If after a few months you get to a high level and decide that you want more, go for it. It should keep you happy. Graphics: The graphics are decent and look good on older machines.
Summary: Blizzard has always been a serious and outstanding company. There can be no arguing about it. The products they release are truly well done. WoW is a beautiful game set in a very vast world and this expansion set adds to that vastness and beauty equally. Nevertheless, in a strange paradox, there is not much more to do after some time. I'd say that if you understood or empathized with what I just said, then do not purchase this expansion.
Summary: World of Warcraft is a fantastic game! I'll get this out there for everyone to see as a first point; It can be a daunting game to pick up for a new player but stick with it and you will be rewarded with a whole world to explore and some of the finest examples of human interaction around.
Now the reason why this product gets 3 stars:
Burning crusade is a brilliant expansion but buying it alone is no longer required.