Some of the following are new things with this expansion:
- Level cap raised from 60 to 70.
- Skill cap raised from 300 to 375.
- A new playable race for Alliance, the draenei, and a new playable race for the Horde, the blood elves.
- Each new race has a new capital and starting area:
- With this, the draenei can be shamans and the blood elves can be paladins.
- A whole new world similar in size to Azeroth's continents to explore: Outland
- With this, of course, comes many new items, monsters, quests, and dungeons.
- A new battleground: Eye of the Storm
- Flying mounts! (Only in Outland, though...)