August 18, 2009 10:41 PM

Short But Very Sweet (Hopefully)

Recently there's been a big rumor about the details of the upcoming WoW expansion, Cataclysm. First of all, the level cap is supposedly going to be 85. With just 5 new levels it will hopefully take much longer than the Lich King did to level up. Also, there are 2 new races that are supposed to be released in this expansion. The Horde get the goblins and the Alliance get the worgen(this is because of some new Halloween masks being released). I hope this isn't true, because if it is, the Horde are getting the raw end of the deal. Being a wolfy person would be super awesome; and being a goblin would be remarkably less so. The new classes that have already been confirmed from the 3.2.2 test realms are as follows:

Human Hunter
Orc Mage
Night Elf Mage
Dwarf Mage
Blood Elf Warrior
Dwarf Shaman
Undead Hunter
Tauren Paladin
Tauren Priest
Gnome Priest
Troll Druid

The cataclysm that this expansion is named for has pretty much destroyed Azeroth, changing many leveling experiences. Some of these changes include the Barrens being split up into 2 different leveling ranges, flooded zones, Azshara being a low level area, and the possible destruction of Orgimmar since Thrall will be handing over control of it to Garrosh Hellscream. Thrall will be in charge of the Horde and Alliance battle against the Naga and Black Dragonflight. Garrosh is supposed to go crazy and declare open war on the Alliance, so I'm sure this will be a contributing factor to Orgimmar's destruction. Orgimmar will of course be rebuilt during the course of the expansion. Also, because of Garrosh's declaration, there will be many new PvP zones like Wintergrasp.

As far as instances go, Gnomeregan is supposed to have a special significance in this expansion and the Blackrock Spire is supposed to go all splodey as well. Along with these dungeon changes, it is for sure that Onyxia is coming back in patch 3.2.2 in a new level 80 instance as part of a 5 year anniversary celebration. As part of the instance, you can receive a smaller version of Onyxia as an epic flying mount; and as part of their anniversary celebration you can get a free Onyxia whelping pet. Plenty of new instances are rumored to be coming, as well as the return of Ragnaros. Last but not least we should be able to fly in Azeroth in the expansion; which I'm sure everyone agrees will be awesome, except for the lag :P.

2 Comments On "Short But Very Sweet (Hopefully)"

Nettles Says:
August 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Night Elf Mage
Dwarf Shaman
Tauren Paladin
Tauren Priest
Gnome Priest...

WHAT?

Also, it is for sure lame if Allies get Worgen and Horde get freaping Goblins! Although it makes some sense from a size perspective, but really...

Matthew Says:
August 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Sad day, is all I have to say, I am all for having a land where everything is different, but what if I want to nostaligcally run through Barrens in one piece? I just wish they had set it up so you could go though to vortex to go back to the original lands or some such plot device nonsense.