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Poll: Are you looking forward to WoTLK more than you looked forward to Burning Crusade?

Daniel Whitcomb
Daniel Whitcomb|June 7, 2008 11:00 AM
So recently, Tobold was saying that excitement around Wrath of the Lich King is visibly much less than the excitement that led up to the release of Burning Crusade. People are tired out by the 2 year wait, WoW isn't innovating, WoW isn't adding the content fast enough: there's just so many reasons that the Wrath of the Lich King is being greeted with ennui instead of excitement.

My first thought upon reading that: Wait, people aren't excited over WoTLK?

For me, I have to say that I am far more excited for WoTLK than I was for the Burning Crusade. Yes, BC had the prospect of finally being able to play a male elf who actually looked graceful and elf-like. You know, without hands that looked like seal flippers. It also had a journey to Outland, where we would able to meet and interact with many of the heroes and locales of Warcraft II, as well as Illidan and his lackeys, Kael and Vashj. So yes, there were a few reasons to get excited.

However, I'm practically drooling over Wrath of the Lich King. I'll get to play a Death Knight, which is the class I wanted to play when I first heard about World of Warcraft. We'll see the continuation of some of my favorite storylines, such as the mystery of the Titans and the Earthen, The Missing Diplomat, and the saga of Tirion Fordring. We'll see the Forsaken fighting and possibly poisoning the alliance again, the Warsong clan being belligerent again, and fight against wave after wave of Scourge, maybe even back by the side of the Argent Dawn. Inscription will give us a wider amount of customization over our characters and the way they fight, with the barber shop and dance studio letting us control their look and feel.

Seriously, at this point, if you added player housing and an outfit system, WoTLK would be close to my perfect expansion. Then just pump out content and let me play an Ethereal at some point, and I could die happy.

Honestly, if there is a drop off in Wrath of the Lich King enthusiasm, it will be mostly fixed at the end of this month, when the Worldwide Invitational goes down. There will be playable WoTLK and developer panels, and with any luck, we'll get a massive infusion of fresh new information just like with the last Blizzcon and we'll really be ready to go. All we really need is a little bit of information, and it will come out how excited people are about this.

But anyway, I'm curious, am I off here? I know I am looking forward to WoTLK far more than I ever did Burning Crusade, but I am alone in this? Those of you who were around before BC, are you with me?