Blizzard has decimated their landscapes!

In preparation for their latest expansion “Cataclysm”, Blizzard rips Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor asunder. They explain that an “old evil” by the name of Deathwing is rising. Deathwing is a superhuge dragon of dragony proportions.

You can watch the trailer yourself (link at the bottom of this post).

With the Burning Crusade expansion it was the introduction of the Horde race Blood Elf and the Alliance race Draenai. In Wrath of the Lich King, there was the addition of the player class DeathKnight. True to fashion, Blizzard has announced the introduction of two new player races: Goblins and Worgen.

Goblins and Worgen have been in the game for as long as I can remember, but they have never been player characters. Also, they’ve been pretty generic. Goblins have appearance adjustments to choose from and the Worgen have gotten a major overhaul. MAJOR.

In addition to this, the level cap has been increased to 85. Odd, as it typically raises in increments of 10. They’ve explained that off that the new goal is to improve your characters through talents and a path system that will be implemented (I’m assuming it’ll happen in a patch before Cataclysm’s release date).

They have added new high-level zones with Uldum, Grim Batol, and a Sunken City that looks like it would bitchslap Ariel and also boast more raid content than ever before. Great… Thanks Blizzard. I’ll never see my bro again.

They’re also finally taking some of the races class exclusions away. Now you can finally be a gnome priest or blood elf warrior. A tauren paladin! A troll druid (My brother and I have always thought was weird that you couldn’t be one. That’d be perfect.)!!! Squeeeee!

New Secondary Profession: Archaeology! Apparently with the enormous changes in the landscape, you now can unearth valuable artifacts and earn rewards! I can hear the auction house bells chiming!

The flying mount ban in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms has been lifted. I’m guessing that Blizzard can justify that due to the fact that a humongous dragon is going to be flying around getting his burn on in Brill.

Check out the trailer for more details! Let me know how you feel about it! Are you excited? Irritated? Bored?

I haven’t decided if I’m going to start playing again, but the Worgen look pretty fierce so you never know.