Will there be new lands to explore in the expansion?
Outland will be opened with the expansion. Players last visited Outland in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, alongside Illidan as he conquered the pit lord Magtheridon's domain. Players will also gain access to Quel'Thalas, the region to the northeast of the Plaguelands, where the Blood Elves reside, and the Azuremyst Isles, a grouping of islands off the northeastern coast of Kalimdor, where the remaining Draenei crash landed after fleeing Draenor. Other areas that players will be able to explore in the expansion set will be revealed in the months ahead.
Where is the Dark Portal?
The Dark Portal is located in Blasted Lands. Players will need to be level 58 to pass through the Dark Portal. (The Burning Crusade Expansion must be installed.)
Do you have to travel through the Dark Portal every time you want to visit Outland?
No. Players can bind their hearthstones to any of the inns in Outland. Additionally, all player abilities that allow for travel, such as the the Warlock's Summoning Ritual, will also work in Outland.
Will there be faster travel methods available to players who wish to travel between Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms?
There are no plans to introduce faster travel between the continents at this time.
Do the Draenei and Blood Elves have their own starting area in Azeroth?
Yes. Each of these races will start in brand-new starting zones, both of which are in Azeroth.
Will the release of The Burning Crusade bring about additional content for Azeroth?
Absolutely--two new dungeons will be available, along with the new starting zones for both the Draenei and Blood Elves.