My brothers are addicts. Actually, make that my brothers, my best friend, my brother-in-law, and more than a handful of other friends. Although most of them have played World of Warcraft
at some point or the other, circumstances ranging from subscription fees and schedules have prohibited them from playing the game regularly. Instead, they get their Warcraft fix by playing DotA. A lot. For those unfamiliar with the term, DotA means Defense of the Ancients
, a highly popular Warcraft III
scenario developed by various independent authors. In the scenario, players control a single unit, a Hero -- one of about ninety as of version 6.52c -- that they use to combat waves of NPCs and take down enemy Heroes. They play DotA for hours on end every day, and if the rumors are true, it just might happen that their addiction just might become mine, as well.
Through one of the most thorough tips WoW Insider's ever gotten, reader Kevin breaks down some speculation that the new Battleground
in Wrath of the Lich King
will be DotA
-inspired. In the slew of interviews
that Blizzard granted in early May about the next expansion, Tom Chilton
and Jeffrey Kaplan
confirmed that they would be introducing a new Battleground in WotLK which "(is) set up as sort of an attack-defend scenario; features siege vehicles, and (has) destructible building components."
Those nebulous answers are wide open for interpretation, but if I allow my Battleground-hungry
self to dream, all those features can translate into a World of Warcraft
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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, PvP, Expansions, Wrath of the Lich King, The Art of War(craft) (PvP), Battlegrounds, Rumors