WARNING: SPOILERS. TURN AWAY NOW, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
I suppose by now everyone has seen the leaked-but-not-yet-confirmed Cataclysm details over on MMO Champion. If this is true (and I suppose we’ll all know fairly soon), it’s quite exciting. Some of the leaked details sound awesome, and some pretty farfetched. I mean, really – Tauren Paladins and Priests? That makes no sense whatsoever…although Holy Cows would be quite funny, at least for the first day or so.
Level Cap 85
Interesting, and hopefully it does take a lot more time and work to hit level cap.
I’m quite excited about these – it never, ever made sense to me that a human couldn’t be a hunter. And OMFG, I am SO having a Troll Druid. I just couldn’t handle being a cow, but Trolls are Teh Sexx and I would love to have one…especially if they had new forms that align with Troll lore.
“Worgens will have two forms, a Worgen form and a Human form. Players will be able to customise the look of both forms.” How fucking cool is that? Shapeshifters! All the people who used to RP werewolves will feel quite smug. :) But seriously…I am definitely rolling a worgen.
Revamped Classic Content and Dungeons
This is awesome. Everyone loves the Caverns of Time instances, so I don’t think many people would have a problem with the vanilla WoW areas being reworked. It’s such a massive shame to have the 1-60 areas just be something that you have to endure for the nth time. This is a wonderful idea.
I’m really glad that they’re finally doing something with this area, as it’s always been one of the areas that I’ve loved. It’s Kitsune’s home, for one thing…I’ve always felt that she “lives” in Azshara. One thing that Warcraft has always done well is environments that feel like actual places. I love how clean and cold Winterspring feels, and I feel so at home in the autumn woods of Azshara.
If this leaked material turns out to be largely accurate, then I do think it’s an interesting illustration of the changes that Activision/Blizzard has wrought. The old Blizzard would never, ever have allowed leaks of this magnitude. This feels like something (again, if true) that has been purposely allowed, which would be a choice of marketing suits. I love the gossip and speculation, but I don’t like the thought of Blizzard being changed to a deadline driven corporate entity that will release expansions ready or not, and that would consider ruining the magic of announcements like this just to drive up the numbers of live steam pay-per-view subscribers. That would make me sad.
That said, pleasepleaseplease Elune give me my troll Druid. :)