It’s been a little bit since Blizzcon has come and gone. As an avid gamer of World of Warcraft, the news of what will happen in the new expansion pack is a lot to swallow. Granted, I can’t claim to be one of the rabid fans who have played since its release, though I have been enjoying it for a couple of years, at least – more than enough time to see a lot of what the game has to offer.
The expansion Cataclysm is about as destructive as it sounds: Blizzard has promised an entire revamping of the oldest areas of the game, Azeroth and the Eastern Kingdoms. Like expansions before, there is a great evil causing this: in the Burning Crusade expansion pack, Illidan, self-proclaimed Lord of Outland, was the one causing chaos. In Wrath of the Lich King, the armies of the Horde and the Alliance began to do battle against The Lich King himself, who himself was once a hero in Warcraft lore before evil twisted him into the shell he is in the current game. In Cataclysm, the return of the Dragon Aspect Deathwing is so explosive, the world is torn asunder, completely changing the face of the two continents. It’s this massive change that will be the focal point of the new expansion, as the fallout will be great and the battles will be greater.