WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CATACLYSM MMORPGDeveloper: Blizzard Entertainment

Genre: Fantasy

Status: Released

Release Date: December 7, 2010

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An ancient evil lies dormant within Deepholm, the domain of earth in the Elemental Plane.

Hidden away in a secluded sanctuary, the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing has waited, recovering from the wounds of his last battle against Azeroth and biding his time until he can reforge the world in molten fire.

Soon, Deathwing the Destroyer will return to Azeroth, and his eruption from Deepholm will sunder the world, leaving a festering wound across the continents. As the Horde and Alliance race to the epicenter of the cataclysm, the kingdoms of Azeroth will witness seismic shifts in power, the kindling of a war of the elements, and the emergence of unlikely heroes who will rise up to protect their scarred and broken world from utter devastation.


* Two New Playable Races: Adventure as one of two new races--the cursed worgen with the Alliance or the resourceful goblins with the Horde.

* Level Cap Increased to 85: Earn new abilities, tap into new talents, and progress through the path system, a new way for players to improve characters.

* Classic Zones Remade: Familiar zones across the original continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms have been altered forever and updated with new content, from the devastated Badlands to the broken Barrens, which has been sundered in two.

* New High-Level Zones: Explore newly opened parts of the world, including Uldum, Grim Batol, and the great Sunken City of Vashj'ir beneath the sea.

* More Raid Content than Ever Before: Enjoy more high-level raid content than previous expansions, with optional more challenging versions of all encounters.

* New Race and Class Combinations: Explore Azeroth as a gnome priest, blood elf warrior, or one of the other never-before-available race and class combinations.

* Guild Advancement: Progress as a guild to earn guild levels and guild achievements.

* New PvP Zone & Rated Battlegrounds: Take on PvP objectives and daily quests on Tol Barad Island, a new Wintergrasp-like zone, and wage war in all-new rated Battlegrounds.

* Archaeology: Master a new secondary profession to unearth valuable artifacts and earn unique rewards.

* Flying Mounts in Azeroth: Explore Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms like never before.


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WoW Cataclysm: 149 hours in one week! - December 25, 2010
According to numbers revealed by Raptr, one ambitious player spent 149 hours in the first week of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. That’s an average of 21 hours a day.

WoW Cataclysm: over 3.3 million sold - December 13, 2010
With each new game, Blizzard breaks some record. Now it’s the new expansion to World of Warcraft, Cataclysm, which sold more than 3.3 million copies in the first 24 hours after being launched.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm specs - October 20, 2010
Blizzard revealed the system requirements for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the new expansion to launch on December 7.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm intro cinematic - October 18, 2010
Blizzard revealed the intro cinematic for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. As usual, the cinematic looks stunning. WoW: Cataclysm launches on December 7, 2010. This expansion will sell for $39.99.

WoW: Cataclysm release date - October 4, 2010
It’s official: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will launch on December 7th, just like we noticed a few days ago. The third expansion for the famous MMORPG will give players a totally new look on Azeroth.

WoW: Cataclysm on December 7th? - September 30, 2010
Blizzard already revealed that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm may be released in 2010 if they think the game is ready to be launched, but now other details hint at an early December release.

WoW Cataclysm Limited Edition announced - August 17, 2010
There's still no release date set for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, but Blizzard announced during GamesCom 2010 a limited Collector's Edition for the next expansion. It will retail for $79.99.

Cataclysm will grab players attention - July 15, 2010
According to Cory Stockton, lead world designer on World of Warcraft, the forthcoming expansion Cataclysm will keep the players interested, even if they've been playing WoW for five years.

Blizzard forums: no Real ID after all - July 9, 2010
After listening to the community - while trying not to push away their users in the process - Blizzard decided that their forums won't require real names, as recently announced.

Blizzard forums require Real ID - July 7, 2010
In the most recent update, upcoming changes to the Blizzard forums were revealed and the most significant is that from now users will have to post using their Real ID, meaning their real names.

WOW Cataclysm closed beta start - July 1, 2010
The closed beta testing for World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm has begun. The invites will be sent to players signed up to Cataclysm still has no release date, but if things go well...

WoW Cataclysm: over 3000 quests - June 14, 2010
Lead world designer for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Alex Afrasiabi told Eurogamer that the MMO will ship with more than 3000 quests. This is a huge quantity...

WoW Cataclysm launch in 2010? - May 25, 2010
Frank Pearce, Blizzard's co-founder said that Cataclysm, the third expansion for World of Warcraft may be released in 2010. However, the date is not to be fully trusted, as he told...

Opt in for WoW Cataclysm Beta - May 14, 2010
Those who are interested in Cataclysm just can't miss the opportunity to enter the beta for the next World of Warcraft expansion. To try your luck you have to go through the Opt In tool.

WoW Cataclysm Beta soon? - April 11, 2010
The closed beta for Cataclysm, the third World of Warcraft expansion, may be about to begin. Blizzard began sending email invitations to members of the press, letting them know...

WoW Cataclysm new details - September 29, 2009
PC Gamer UK spoke to Blizzard and returned with a host of new details about the eagerly awaited World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Blizzard: Cataclysm leak reaction - September 1, 2009
The Escapist spoke with WoW Production Director J. Allen Brack at BlizzCon '09 and asked him the million dollar question: How did the WoW team react to the Cataclysm leak?

WoW: Cataclysm in 2010 - August 24, 2009
Despite all of the info for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, there was one thing no one knew for sure: the release date.

WoW: Cataclysm announced - August 21, 2009
Just as predicted, Blizzard announced the new expansion for World of Warcraft, called Cataclysm. The official website is already live and filled with info.

WoW: Cataclysm details leaked - August 17, 2009
Cataclysm is the supposed name of the new expansion of World of Warcraft, and Boubouille of MMO-Champion has a lot of details on it.

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