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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. Seys*'s Avatar
    omgomgomogmg the hype!
  1. Falchound's Avatar
    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.
    its all about marketing
  1. Zeppelin535's Avatar
    Words cannot express my anticipation.
  1. Velvet's Avatar
    I am so going to get wasted tommorow ... Who's with me !!! :3
  1. Nishan's Avatar
    Is the EU countdown really correct ?
    I almost certain that I have read 00:01 CET as "switch on" time. *ponder*
  1. Zeroskillz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Starka View Post
    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 ----------



    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.
    Are you f**king high or something?
    For 6 years, you "obnoxious" americans got stuff before us.. So don't even start with that one! Go buy yourself a big mac or something and shut the fuck up!

    For those tards who haven't bought the digital upgrade yet. I pity you
    Don't even try to excuse it with shit like "I don't have a visa". If you simply don't, your not old enough to troll this forum.

    You know what amazed me? That you, a friggin fast-food junkie can even call us "eurotrash"
    You yankee turds are the definition of trash.. Just look it up in the dictionary and you'll even find a picture
  1. Calaba's Avatar
    Just 24 hours to go. BTW, for Wrath they started the switch-ons a few hours early IIRC. Probably due to varying time zones (for eastern EU), so maybe it'll go live an hour or so early again. Or maybe they'll just switch em all over at midnight server time on the dot. We'll have to wait and see...
  1. Thergal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Starka View Post
    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 ----------



    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.
    i think someone's mad S: and a bit edited, yes i'm EU and i'm so damn happy that i bought the digital aaaaaaaages ago, ok i'm done rubbing it in now..bye!
  1. atrixx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroskillz View Post
    Are you f**king high or something?
    For 6 years, you "obnoxious" americans got stuff before us.. So don't even start with that one! Go buy yourself a big mac or something and shut the fuck up!
    You do realize Blizzard is an American company right? This gets really annoying every time a patch comes out when the obnoxious bunch on both sides of the Atlantic gripe and moan. Who cares...really? Honestly, how many in game right now still talk about the World first guild who got Naxx (Ver 2), OS, or Maly? None except for a few of their epeen flexing fan boys, their own members, or those that are just trying to get a rise out of other people.

    Oh noes, EU has a 9 hour head start on US/Lat Am/Aus/NZ. Great...they get a head start in QQing about quest mobs being ninja'd, new quests being broke, or the new instances bugging out.

    People on both sides need to move on and get over this.
  1. Zeroskillz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by atrixx View Post
    You do realize Blizzard is an American company right? This gets really annoying every time a patch comes out when the obnoxious bunch on both sides of the Atlantic gripe and moan. Who cares...really? Honestly, how many in game right now still talk about the World first guild who got Naxx (Ver 2), OS, or Maly? None except for a few of their epeen flexing fan boys, their own members, or those that are just trying to get a rise out of other people.

    Oh noes, EU has a 9 hour head start on US/Lat Am/Aus/NZ. Great...they get a head start in QQing about quest mobs being ninja'd, new quests being broke, or the new instances bugging out.

    People on both sides need to move on and get over this.
    True and I don't really care who gets it first.

    I'm just annoyed that he actually tries to compensate it with ruby sanctum.. It's moronic
  1. Llamapwnzors's Avatar
    i can't wait! Im so exited! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  1. implicationmmo's Avatar
    @ the guy above: RS was out on US servers first, which is why a US guild got the 1st kill

    But it really doesn't matter that much

    On topic:

    The real race will be in week 2. Every top guild will 25 man raid this week, and clean everything.
    Only the week after, when they start doing hardmodes, will it get interesting.

    So sure, I except an EU guild to get the 1st kill of cho;gall in normal mode. But that it not really important. What is important is who kills him in heroic, and also sinestra.


    If you do not do progression PVE, then 12 hours will not make a big difference at all.


    Forgetting the QQ'ing people:

    Can't wait
  1. Graymalkin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroskillz View Post
    Are you f**king high or something?
    For 6 years, you "obnoxious" americans got stuff before us.. So don't even start with that one! Go buy yourself a big mac or something and shut the fuck up!

    For those tards who haven't bought the digital upgrade yet. I pity you
    Don't even try to excuse it with shit like "I don't have a visa". If you simply don't, your not old enough to troll this forum.

    You know what amazed me? That you, a friggin fast-food junkie can even call us "eurotrash"
    You yankee turds are the definition of trash.. Just look it up in the dictionary and you'll even find a picture
    Blizzard is an American company, run by Americans. Since you seem to hate us so much maybe you should stop playing.

    Oh and you mad bro?
  1. Psychedelicious's Avatar
    Da fuck is dis shiet? Eurofuckas gettin da exp befo us? Fuck dis, man, yo, fuck dis... Imma soothe maself with sum chicken legs. Dis so rong, man, so rong. *omnom* *sobsob* *omnom*
  1. Zeroskillz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Graymalkin View Post
    Blizzard is an American company, run by Americans. Since you seem to hate us so much maybe you should stop playing.

    Oh and you mad bro?
    Not at all

    Just amused by your stupidity, bro!
  1. TheMobGoblin's Avatar
    OMG !!!!!!! /dances on RL mailbox naked.
  1. Veridius's Avatar
    Thanks to all the hard workers that have maintained MMO-Champion through this past year or so. Means alot to all of us
    It's so exciting, i'm shaking
  1. Agobva's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Graymalkin View Post
    Blizzard is an American company, run by Americans.
    Yeeaaaaaah.....about that.....
  1. Darodrim's Avatar
    Here in Australia we have to wait an extra nineteen hours, be grateful :l 7pm is NOT cool
  1. Evory's Avatar
    Nothing changed really, was the exact same when WOTLK came out, EU servers started before US as well, on the other hand US gets all other content patches before EU, fair compromise? i think so.

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