The Cataclysm Approaches — December 7th Is Doomsday

You’d think one major game would be suffieicient for the year, but not for Blizzard. Despite dropping StarCraft 2 a couple of months back, the super-developer is stepping up their — ahem — game and releasing World of Warcraft‘s newest expansion, Cataclysm, on December 7th.

The upcoming expansion sees the reshaping of Azeroth after a — wait for it — cataclysm hits, thanks to the awakening of the all-kinds-of-bad-news dragon, Deathwing. Beyond the obvious effects to the world, Blizzard is also adding in two additional races: the Worgen — lycanthropic humans — for the Alliance, and Goblins — they’re, um, Goblins — for the Horde.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Blizzard is really opening the floodgates when it comes to Cataclysm. Addition features include:

  • New Maximum Level Cap of 85
  • New Races: Worgen and Goblin
  • Radically revamped old-world zones with new content.
  • Eight new zones for high level content.
  • New Dungeons and Raids.
  • New Race/ Class Combinations ( Human Hunters! Tauren Paladins! Troll Druids!)
  • Guild Leveling, with Unlockable Rewards
  • Flying Mounts In Azeroth
  • New PVP Zones and Battlegrounds
  • New Secondary Profession: Archeology
  • New Level 85 Versions of Classic Dungeons
  • Revamped Talent System
  • Camel Mounts
  • Goblins Riding In Cars
  • Westfall Stew
  • An even more annoying Barrens Chat.
  • Heroic Level 85 Boss VanCleef

Content, content, content! For those who are still chugging along with WoW, I’m sure this will stoke the fires and keep ’em burning just a little bit longer. I, on the other hand, have been out of Azeroth for a couple of years now — I just decided to wait for the movie.

Information comes via GiantBomb

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