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.
- 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