Your intrepid band of World of Warcraft combatants, known collectively as the Technologia Guild, have once again accepted the call to action with the release of the Call of the Crusade content patch 3.2.
This latest bit of additional content for the extremely popular Blizzard Entertainment MMORPG revolves around player-versus-player action and new instanced encounters. The major content highlights include:
- Crusaders' Coliseum
- New Battleground
- Battleground Experience
- New Argent Tournament Updates
- Updated Druid Forms
Like so many fellow players in the World of Warcraft, the members of Technologia (TechRepublic's unofficial, official guild) jumped into the game last night with high hopes for fun and achievement. However, some severe technical glitches in the Blizzard data centers brought the game down for several primetime hours last night. We are hopeful for a more successful gathering tonight. The video trailer hints at what the Call of the Crusade is all about.
There is one thing I would like to note about the video trailer — much of the video is of actual game play. Normally, Blizzard makes a very slick rendered video, but they have opted to show what some of the large battles look like in game. The large instanced dungeons and battleground battles can often become chaotic and frenzied. Of course, that is also what makes it fun.
In the few minutes I was in game last night, I managed to get a look at some of the rewards that are available for participating in the content introduced by this patch. All I can say is they looked worth the effort.
Technologia is a relatively small guild of laid-back casual players who enjoy each other's company as much as the game itself. We do run instances from time-to-time, but we make no demands on how you play, what gear your characters have to wear, or what talents those characters have to have. If that sounds like something you might like to try, send a whisper to one of the guild officers. We are playing on the Duskwood server for the Horde faction. My three main characters are Elkwinkarma, Unrepentant, and Ramekinwalk.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.