More Reviews
REVIEWS Wayward Manor Review
Not even the power of Neil Gaiman and The Odd Gentlemen could save this game from a fate worse than death: a terrible score.

ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red Review
"Unlimited World Red"? More like "Sorta Limited Town and Extended Areas... Red. And Blue. And Some Yellow."
More Previews
PREVIEWS Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Preview
Abandoning paint for clay, Nintendo gets crafty with Kirby once more.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Sacred 3
Release date: 08/05/14

CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14


LATEST FEATURES How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.

We Absolutely Should Be Upset With Club Nintendo's Latest Elite Rewards
Surveys out the wazoo and I get a code for Dr. Luigi?
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Kakulukia
Why Sunset Overdrive Can Go Suck A Lemon
By Kakulukia
Posted on 07/14/14
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...

GAMING NEWS

World of Warcraft Patch 4.3 Raid and Dungeon Details Released

Posted on Monday, September 19 @ 18:42:50 Eastern by Josh_Laddin

Disclaimer: This is only relevant to current or past WoW players. If you've never cared about the game... well, you ain't gonna start now.

Blizzard just finished putting up their previews for the three new 5-man dungeons and the raid instance for their massive 4.3 patch, which should be the last major content patch before the next as-yet-unnamed expansion (keep an eye on Blizzcon for that). It's no secret that World of Warcraft has been bleeding subscribers with Cataclysm, losing nearly 1 million players (though when your starting player base is 12 million, that isn't all that much in the grand scheme of things). If the stuff in 4.3 doesn't give those numbers a jolt, I don't know what will.



As a total lore nut, I'm looking forward to how the story will unfold in the new instances. The three 5-man dungeons will span the course of Azeroth's history, from a bleak alternate future in which Deathwing blew up the world, to the distant past of the War of the Ancients, to a present-day last ditch effort by Thrall and co. to prepare the Dragon Soul to kill the big bad black dragon.

And you'll get your chance to do that in the raid instance, Dragon Soul. The raid will supposedly have a feel unlike any other in the game thus far, with two separate encounters comprising the entire Deathwing fight, taken across the entire world. In a recent interview with Tankspot, WoW's lead designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street had this to say:

We've never done a raid like this before. Our raids have almost always been a long hallway with trash, and then a boss room, and then another long hallway. This one is so different. It's very event driven. It's more scripted than location-based. A little bit like Hyjal, but even then you were kind of like, “Okay, we're in the Human area, and now we're going to the Orc area.” This one is a lot more like the bosses are coming AT you.

If the epic storyline wrap-up isn't your thing, 4.3 is also bringing back the updated Darkmoon Faire with games, items, quests, and events that should be actually interesting instead of completely pointless.




And lastly, the much-anticipated Transmogrification feature is also coming. Something that WoW players have wanted for years, this lets you change the art on your gear to that of any existing gear that you currently own, within a reasonable set of restrictions. You no longer have to be burdened by looking at ugly gear if it's the best thing you've got - just 'mog it to something classic like an old tier set!

With all of this stuff in the works, as a perennial WoW player I'm more excited for this patch than I've been since Wrath of the Lich King came out.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution