Conclusion: Cataclysm injects new life into World of Warcraft ’s very core, literally, as all the areas of the game finally start sharing features like phasing and flying mounts which Outland and Northrend explorers take for granted. The only downside in fact is that the great new pacing and upgrade to Azeroth doesn’t link up to the first two expansion islands, which arguably seem bigger because of their all-new content, compared to Cataclysm ’s revamp.
Summary: WoW: Cataclysm brings sweeping changes to the world of Azeroth, with two new playable races, new levels of power, challenging quests, dungeons in all-new zones, and dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.
Excerpt: When the word ‘Cataclysm’ comes to mind, I tend to think of death and destruction. Considering that’s the name of World of WarCraft’s latest expansion, I expected Azeroth would have been torn asunder and chaos to reign supreme in the aftermath. At least that was Blizzard’s idea.
Summary: Parents need to know that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is an expansion to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft , and requires previous expansions as well as the original game to play. There is a monthly subscription fee for the game as well. The game is about an ancient evil tainting and corrupting a fantasy land in an attempt to rule the world.
Excerpt: The World of Warcraft shall never be the same again, and no, it’s not because some high level player is going around and killing everyone. This time it’s a dragon, and it’s literally torn the world asunder. Deathwing has returned to the world of Azeroth and has brought with him a whole cult of Twilight followers. This is surely the biggest change to World of Warcraft since the beginning, and boy is it one amazing ride.
Excerpt: There have been two other expansions for World of Warcraft before Cataclysm, but neither of those previous releases have been as game-changing as this one. There have been new zones, new professions, level cap increases, and even new races added before, but never all at once, and never with extensive changes to the existing world. The “cataclysm” in Cataclysm is the arrival of the dragon Deathwing from Deepholm, the domain of earth in the Elemental Plane.
Excerpt: Deathwing has ascended from the depths of Azeroth, laid waste to many cities, even shifted continents and created rifts in the world. All the world’s heroes were in Northrend battling the Lich King, only to come home and find that the entire world of Azeroth as they knew it was no more. Welcome to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The Goblins have joined forces with the horde, while the Alliance have embraced the Worgen, hailing from Gilneas.