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Cataclysm is going live THIS WEEK!
Cataclysm is going live this week! Players will finally be able to explore the new regions, dungeons, raids, fly in Azeroth, learn Archaeology, and do lot of awesome stuff! Thanks to Simca, Marlamin, Elyaan and Vjeux who pretty much saved my ass and helped me finish this news post on time.


New Raids
3 New raids have been added to the game: the Bastion of Twilight in the Twilight Highlands, Blackwing Descent in Blackrock Mountains, and the Throne of Four Winds in Uldum.

Throne of Four Winds



Bastion of Twilight




Blackwing Descent




Baradin Hold (PvP)



New Races
Two new races are available! The Worgens for the Alliance, and the Goblins for the Horde!



New Dungeons
7 New dungeons have been added to the game: Blackrock Caverns, Grim Batol, Halls of Origination, The Stonecore, Throne of the Tides, Vortex Pinnacle, Lost City of the Tol'vir. Also, two old dungeons have been fully revamped and are now available in a new lvl 85 heroic version: The Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep.







New Zones
5 new high level zones have been added to the game: Twilight Highlands, Uldum, Deepholm, Mount Hyjal, Vashj'ir. The Goblins and Worgens starting areas also have their own zones: Gilneas, Kezan, Lost Isles






Guild Leveling and Rewards
The new Guild Rewards and Guild Leveling / Perks are also added to the game with the expansion!



Factions
More factions added to the game!






Items
Tons of super-awesome items are being added to the game, see the most significant additions below!





Professions
All professions have been updated with new items and bonuses. Archaeology is now available!







Player vs. Player
3 new PvP zones are added to the game: Tol Barad (Outdoor PvP, Wintergrasp-like), Twin Peaks (Battleground), Battle for Gilneas (Battleground)

This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm is going live THIS WEEK! started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    3. Play

    At 23:01 on 06/12 your account will be automatically upgraded so you can begin playing Cataclysm.

    I'm in Scotland And the above is from the battle.net account page after having upgraded to Cataclysm!
  1. Cail's Avatar
    I thought there was a blue post stating that the servers went live at midnight PST. which is like 05:00 GMT? (or something along those lines)

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT!

    If its 23:00 GMT, My head is going to implode!

    Cail
  1. ChrisKoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cail View Post
    I thought there was a blue post stating that the servers went live at midnight PST. which is like 05:00 GMT? (or something along those lines)

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT!

    If its 23:00 GMT, My head is going to implode!

    Cail
    For the US servers you're right.
    The EU servers go life at midnight Greenwich time

    Btw: looking at the countdown makes me feel good about being European.
    In your face, rest of the world!
  1. Exovion's Avatar
    We are not PREPARED!!
  1. mfj1985's Avatar
    The time isnt right for EU. It says 16 hours 30min, which is 03:00 PM CET the 6th, when cataclysm isnt online until 00:00 AM CET the 7th, which is 25 hours 30min from now, same as the US clock.
  1. Starka's Avatar
    their forums are down for maint. Probably issues with the upgrade last week.

    And to those QQing about the launch time think about it this way

    You get your copy BEFORE the game goes live. That means you can install it and have it good to go at midnight PST. The west coast suckers have to WAIT until midnight to even BUY the game, then they have to get home and then they have to install it.
  1. Amalisa's Avatar
    Thanks for the list Very excited!
  1. Wiimage's Avatar
    Spoiler alert:











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    hours = 'O';
    minutes = 'M';
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  1. Amalisa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wiimage View Post
    Spoiler alert:











    if (remaining < 0) {
    hours = 'O';
    minutes = 'M';
    seconds = 'G!';
    }
    Silly Wiimage <3 :P
  1. Alarsen's Avatar
    Going to be awesome to finally move to more warmer zones than what Northrend had to offer! Can't wait
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Gonna go to game stop and bget my CE, cause Im a collector oholic. And then wait 3 hours to play it.
  1. Direknyte's Avatar
    Love the countdown clocks.

    However, the smithing page is inaccurate and the plural for Worgen is Worgen, not Worgens.

    Too bad the blizzard site is currently dirtnapping. :/
  1. Digory Kirke's Avatar
    Love you Boub, great work! But, it's Worgen, not Worgens!
  1. OMGBEAR's Avatar
    Only gonna get it on wednesday or thursday... Suck to be living under a rock ...
  1. darkspiel's Avatar
    Wow I have to say this is an incredibly excitement-inducing post! The timer and all the new content so nicely organised. It makes my knees a little wobbly.
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    Why do europeans get a head start?... wouldn't it be like 9 in the morning if they followed pst release anyway?...
  1. Slackpr's Avatar
    Woooo only a day to go :-)
  1. welshguy's Avatar
    Can't wait! Hope my copy arrives in time!
  1. Jon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Williamgood View Post
    Why do europeans get a head start?... wouldn't it be like 9 in the morning if they followed pst release anyway?...
    Why not? NA gets every other content patch earlier, it's only fair that EU gets the expansion.
  1. Starka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Williamgood View Post
    Why do europeans get a head start?... wouldn't it be like 9 in the morning if they followed pst release anyway?...

    Because the Europeans are such a whiny bitchy bunch Blizzard didn't want to have to deal with the walls of QQ from them. Even though it's totally possibly to have a worldwide release for WoW if they wanted.


    In before eurotrash calling me an obnoxious american for pointing out simple truth.

    ---------- Post added 2010-12-05 at 05:39 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Why not? NA gets every other content patch earlier, it's only fair that EU gets the expansion.
    Not true, the ruby sanctum patch hi EU servers first by virtue of being locked on US realms until the EU servers were up and running, then after downtime the US servers could get in to RS.

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