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World of Warcraft Cataclysm Official

Blizzcon opened with the announcement of the new World of Warcraft Expansion “Cataclysm” due out in 2010. The internet has been buzzing about this highly rumored expansion which will be 1 of 2 releases for Blizzard next year (the other being Starcraft II).

Included in the expansion:

  • New Races – Worgen for Alliance and Goblins for Horde
  • Level Cap at 85
  • Race Class Combos – Tauren Paladins, Human Hunters, Night Elf Mages, Gnome Priests, Tauren Priests, Dwarf Shamans
  • Revamp of all zones
  • 20 Guild Levels, Guild advancement, guild talent tree, Guild Perks (Slower durability loss, cheaper repairs, mass res)
  • Phased Terrain (like in Wrath of the Lich King)
  • New secondary profession: Archaeology
  • Path of Titans, alternative advancement where paths are not class dependent
  • New mastery system
  • New dungeons, raids, creatures, quests, artifacts, items
  • Two new starting zones 1-15, plus a new zone for 78-85
  • Will be able to fly everywhere in Azeroth (All cities in Classic world will be flyable)

Land/Storyline:

  • Alliance has lost the Southshore
  • Barrens split in half, covered with trees and vegetation
  • Leveling in classic zones will be entirely new/different
  • New land pieces rising
  • Auberdine has been destroyed
  • Horde base in Zoram’s strand
  • Goblins have cut path from Ashenvale into Stonetalen from a small cave to a normal passage
  • Azshara is the Golbin 10-20 zone, mountain completely moved
  • Undercity flyable
  • Underwater mounts (will feel like flying mounts) ability to walk underwear or swim
  • Deepholm, elemental plane, use scar left by Deathwing’s passing to get into it
  • Twilight’s Hammer now serves Deathwing
  • Deppholm Trogg Town, travel ports
  • Two Level 83-84 in Uldum, rumored to hold a Super Weapom
  • New creature race, Tol’vir (stonelike cat creature)

Check back for more updates, and for a look at the trailer beginning with “As the terrible war against the Lich King continues, the proud defenders of Azeroth fight to secure a lasting peace. But there can be no peace when the world itself is devoured by rage,” and concluding with the ominous message “Deathwing has returned”. View the debut trailer here: WoW Cataclysm Debut Trailer

World of Warcraft Cataclysm

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