The only thing better than World of Warcraft is when World of Warcraft betters itself. The new Cataclysm expansion introduces two new types of races (although it still keeps Horde and Alliance fondly in its peripheral). The initial addition that boasts character development is the level cap increase. Before this, it was set to 80 levels but now includes an increase of five, bringing it up to 85 levels. Prior to this expansion, players could not evolve past the 80 but now, the new areas of dungeons will make leveling up to the max easier by using monsters that are not only stronger but increase the degree of challenge and difficulty – thus, making it that much more exciting!
One new character that will be introduced in the release, is Deathwing the Destroyer, the dragon who escaped from the earth plane and wreaks havoc to the Azeroth. In the aftermath of Deathwing the Destroyer, the old world has been forever changed – Ashevnvale to the Twilight Highlands look completely different. The screen shots of the alterations show at least seven different new areas that include the Alliance refuge of Stormwind and the Orc home. This news is quite exciting and many players are eagerly awaiting its release.
One of the most noted areas that are coming out with Cataclysm, however, is Vashj’ir, an underwater adventure that may or may not have a Queen. The most exciting feature of this level is that all of the fighting and battles will be underwater. This sprawling zone will feature a fight for survival environment where Alliance and Horde ships, as well as submarines, will be introduced as new tools for combat. It will all begin with a distress message in a bottle found floating in the sea!
The creator of World of Warcraft, pseudonym Blizzard, decided against job class additions but instead opted to furnish players with more combinations of the two. For example, each race can receive one new trade to add to their ranks (other will get two). The new race combos are: human-hunter, orc-mage, night elf-mage, dwarf-mage, blood elf-warrior, dwarf-shaman, undead-hunter, tauren-paladin and priest, gnome-priest, and troll-druid. Such diverse combinations will implement new quest option and play types that will reinforce a unique and exhilarating gaming experience.
A beta version of Cataclysm has been released but invitations were only given to the press. Thus, if you received an invitation via email, chances are it’s fake and you should delete it before compromising your system.
Nevertheless, with the Cataclysm expansion edging its way closer we can’t help but be excited!