Follow this link to World of Raids to see the new Tier IV sets, that can be obtained in Burning Crusade Expansion. For some classes there are different sets, like a melee Druid Set, a Druid Healer Set, a Shaman Melee-, Shaman Damage- and a Shaman Healing Set. For Your convenience I have included the Rogue set below:
Here are the latest Burning Crusade Beta patch notes, taken from the Beta Forum. World of Warcraft Beta Patch 5991 to 6022 | 24/10/2006 16:26:59 UTC General Added a Horde Graveyard to southern Hellfire Peninsula Added a new flight path to Swamprat Post in Zangarmarsh. Added meeting stones to the new dungeons. Added a new Alliance base and flight path to Hellfire Peninsula. Non-expansion guards now give directions to expansion Shaman and Paladin trainers. The Giants in Outland are now properly itemized. Various Exodar NPCs have been properly flagged for PvP. Draenei shaman totems have been updated. PvP Battlegrounds Added new quests in Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch for level 60+ characters. The mini map will no longer switch off and on when events occur in the battlegrounds. Arenas Arena games will no longer end as soon as they start. User Interface Players will now receive a timeout message when a group leader switches their instance preference. Corrected some graphical errors with the LFG system menus. Players on your ignore list will no longer be automatically added to a group when using the LFG system. The Hunter ability Mend Pet icon will now turn red when you are out of …
The Burning Crusade closed beta has started and it also started without NDA. I doubt it would have worked anyhow to keep the NDA up, but this way its much more legal to publish new content. Well here are some snippets without any guarantees: Fast flying mounts will cost 5000G – if that will decrease the amount of farming bots? “The pricing may not be final but that is the current price shown in the beta (for the epic flying mount riding skill). Keep in mind that from 60 to 70 you’re going to be getting a lot more gold, so the price won’t actually reflect what it may take to build that amount in the current game.” – Drysc An informative description of the new starting areas. Dual wielding shamans can buff each weapon. Arena Teams can be named. Some more beta screenshots can be found here.
Blizzard has now published previews on the new spells, talent trees for level 60 – 70 and even included talent calculators on the Official Burning Crusade Website. You can find the new Rogue Talents and Spells here. Rogues get a ranged-thrown-weapon-slow-and-finisher, a silence opener, evasion will also work for ranged attacks and shiv, an attack to apply poison from your offhand weapon. Mages, Warriors, Paladins, Shamans, Warlocks and Warrior Talents can be found here as well. There is no information yet on druids, hunters and priests.
The temporary item buffs (e.g. poisons, sharpening stones and shaman weapon buffs) introduced in Patch 1.11 will no longer persist through zoning or logging out. “Players will notice in the latest PTR update that a change was made to the functionality of temporary item buffs (e.g. poisons, sharpening stones and shaman weapon buffs.) While we only just recently allowed the affects of these temporary item buffs to persist upon zoning and logging out, due to the extra demand it was placing on our hardware we’ve decided that for the time being, it was best to revert the change. We do anticipate this functionality will be available again once the anticipated hardware upgrades have been completed in preparation for the Burning Crusade’s release. We thank you for your understanding.” – Nethaera Well, I really enjoyed not having to put on poisons every zoning, but apparently Blizzards “excellent” Hardware cannot deal with it. If it was not that sad it would actually be funny.
The new Classes introduced in the upcoming Addon Burning Crusade will make it possible for the Bloodelves, the new Horde race, to become Paladin. At the same time the Draenei will be able to become Shamans. Read all about “Stealing the Light” and “Velen’s Vision” here. Personally, I do not like this step at all. But I think its Blizzard’s way to make sure there will be enough characters of the new race available.
The long awaited content patch “Shadow of the Necropolis” has finally arrived. The Scourge, lead by Kel’Thuzad in the floating Naxxramas, a new 40 man raid instance, is preparing a new strike versus the Alliance and the Horde. A short list of other updates included in the patch: Tier 3 Raid Armor Sets Updated Mage and Shaman Talents New Argent Dawn and Cenarion Circle Faction Rewards Upgraded PvP Armor Sets New Feature: Keyrings New Flightpaths Read the complete Patchnotes here.