Burning Crusade Draw Distance

By: Ruoste / Shadowsong EU 

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade seems to increase the maximum possible viewing distance. Long viewing distance is almost a necessity in the first zone on The Outlands which has big wide open spaces. But this change also makes a striking difference in many of the old zones.

Here are a couple of before and after screen shots with live client and then with Burning Crusade beta client. On both clients terrain distance setting is set to maximum. Shots are taken in daylight, but possibly at different times of day (sun at different place and slightly different color hue). You can see 1280 x 1024 versions of the images from the links.

Tirisfal Glades Before - Full Size

Tirisfal Glades After - Full Size

Winterspring Before - Full Size

Winterspring After - Full Size