has gone and turned the world of Azeroth upside down as they prepare to remove the once sacred law that, in order to play as a Death Knight, you had to already have a level 55 character.
The idea that you could start out as a level 55 was a huge change for World of Warcraft, but now with level 90 boosts available it's "no longer relevant." The requirement lifts in the next patch.
New players to the MMO will be able to jump straight into the unique class without having a higher level roster already, or having to get the level 90 boost just to quickly access the Death Knight.
"With availability of the level 90 character boost, we feel the requirement to have a character level 55 or higher to unlock the Death Knight as a playable class is no longer relevant. The plan right now is to remove the limitation sometime next week, at which point players will be able to start a new Death Knight (which still begins at level 55) without first having to reach level 55 on another character,"community manager Nethaera.
Plans to have the change take place next week however won't be happening as apparently they discovered it will need more than just an edit or two server-side. "Therefore, our new plan is to remove the level 55 requirement for Death Knight creation in an upcoming content patch."
Now that level 90 is the 'new 55', Blizzard has been releasing 'crash course' videos for classes.
Death Knight to no longer require high level character in World of Warcraft
14 December 2014 | 1 comment | By SimonPriest