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The rumors have been running rampant for a couple weeks now, but today at the end of their Blizzcon ’09 opening ceremonies Blizzard officially announced the next World of Warcraft expansion entitled Cataclysm.    This world altering addition to the extremely popular MMORPG is set to transform Azeroth in ways never before seen with new races, quests, zones, and a higher level cap.

This is the news all you WoW fans have been waiting for, so to find out more about this highly anticipated expansion pack hit the jump.

  • World of Azeroth is completely transformed as classic zones are forever changed.
  • New high-level zones.
  • New PVP zone and Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Goblins join the Horde as a new playable race.
  • Worgen join the Alliance as a new playable race.
  • Flying mounts can now be used in Azeroth.
  • Level cap raised to 85.
  • New race classes: Tauren Paladins, Human Hunters, Night Elf Mages
  • New dungeons and raids.
  • Guild leveling system and achievements.
  • New secondary skill: Archaeology.
  • Hundreds of new quests.
  • Heroic classic Instances, like Deadmines (VC) and Shadowfang Keep.
  • New character progression: Path of the Titans.

Blizzcon ’09 has just begun and this list is just the tip of the iceberg.  Stay tuned to Gamer Limit as more details about this earth shattering expansion flow in.

Source: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

  1. Goblins joining the horde just doesn’t make sense. They’ve been neutral since the early Warcraft RTS days.

    Also, Worgens were kind of just made up on the spot.

    Everything else sounds neat.

  2. They said in the panel that this particular group of goblins starts neutral, and is then forced into joining the Horde.

  3. I played WoW at a friends and got to level 30 or so as a human mage, but I never got that into it. It’s such an immense cash cow, I wonder how long it will keep going for?

  4. They only turned Neutral in the 3rd war and into WoW. Until then they were allied with the horde and Goblin Sappers were buildable only by the horde. But I think they should have picked Ogres for the Horde.

  5. I think I’ll make a goblin, most definitely, it’ll just take some getting used to.

    Alliance could have used High Elves.

  6. I’m gonna be rolling a Worgen. Those guys just look freaking awesome!

  7. avatar Me

    “Also, Worgens were kind of just made up on the spot.”

    Worgen were in WoW since release.

    “I’m gonna be rolling a Worgen. Those guys just look freaking awesome!”

    Hells yeah I’ll be rolling one. You can choose to be in human or worgen form out of combat, but are in worgen form whenever in combat. Their racials are sick too:

    Darkflight – Activate your true form, increasing movement speed by 70% for 6 sec, every 3 min.

    Viciousness – Increase damage by 1%.

    Abberation – Reduced duration on Curses and Diseases used against you by 15%.

    Flayer – Skinning skill +15, you skin creature fast, and you don’t even need a knife.

    Just need to figure out which class :\

  8. avatar Sean

    New Races – Goblins

    * Goblins are a technological race from Kezan, their society is broken up into trade cartels run by trade princes. They are new factions and not the ones you can already see in game.
    I’m gonna faction change into worgen for sure :P

  9. avatar Anonymous

    Whoopy! Another damn expansion. Can’t we just move on from this. It’s so disgusting how long this game goes on for.

  10. @Me
    Every other WoW race has either been playable in previous Warcraft games, or at least was on the map as a creep (Draenai).

    SFK was one of my favorite instances, but still, you didn’t really think about Worgen’s, just noted that “hey, those are some cool werewolves”.

  11. avatar Sara.

    waaaah! excited!

  12. avatar hmm

    hey guys are the new classes/race combination like this:D?
    gnome priest
    night elf mage
    human hunter
    tauren paladin
    troll druid

    and if yes why the horde got only 2 new and ally 3 :D ?

    • avatar Sardhend

      The dangly bits on the cow are an indtiacor of femininity and are somewhat noticeable from most angles. Humans do not generally consider them sexy. I don’t know the opinion of the cows.You don’t need to “remember the lore of your race” if the culture is created based on cultures which are generally known by Westerners (as so far, all of the ones in WoW are) because the indtiacors, such as hair length, will be generally known.I’m not trying to argue that the Charr are the way to go. I don’t think the differences need to be subtle, but by the same token, they don’t need to be outlandishly exaggerated. Worgen could still be identifiably female with smaller breasts, more wolf-like faces, and a posture more similar to the males.Most players aren’t RPing, so you aren’t likely talking to their characters, but to the player. The player is often not the same gender as the character, so if you’re so concerned about the pronoun, try asking them.

  13. Why? Because the Alliance are better, simple.

  14. avatar hmm

    yeah i like alliance too :D but i would like to have goblins :D

  15. avatar hmm

    any way if u ask me … the Goblins have too much racials look here…


    Rocket Jump – instant – 2 min cooldown
    Activate your rocket belt to jump up to 20 yards.

    Rocket Barrage – instant – 2 min cooldown ((shared with Rocket Jump))
    Fire your belt rockets at an enemy within 30 yards.

    Time is money – passive
    Cash in on a 1% increase to attack and casting speed.

    Best Deals Anywhere – passive
    Best possible gold discount, regardless of reputation.

    Pack Hobgoblin – instant – 30 min cooldown
    Calls in your personal servant, allowing you bank access every 30 min.

    Better Living Through Chemistry – passive
    Alchemy skill +15, your potions give more health/mana

  16. avatar hmm

    and the worgen only got…


    Darkflight – instant – 3 min cooldown
    Activate your true form, increasing movement speed by 70% for 6 sec.

    Viciousness – passive
    Increase damage by 1%.

    Abberation – passive
    Reduced duration on Curses and Diseases used against you by 15%.

    Flayer – passive
    Skinning skill +15, skinning speed increase, no knife required.

    Two Forms – instant – 1.5 sec cooldown

    i think that the goblins are too powerfull at racials

  17. Goblins will make sense, as they said their service will be slavery-like.
    Looks like a epic expansion, adding lava and dragons n’ all.

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