BlizzCon Announcements

Lots of announcements at his year’s BlizzCon. Not just the new World of Warcraft expansion, which you’ve all probably heard about, but also some other cool stuff.

About the expansion, Cataclysm, what’s caught my eye was that Worgens will be the new race for the Alliance (Goblins for the Horde), and we’ll be able to fly around in old Azeroth. Of course there are other things, like the level now being 85 (why not 90? I have no clue), new starting zones, revamping the old zones (from the video, Desolace will look a lot better), a few new high level zones (Uldum finally being opened, for instance), and so forth.

I hope the leveling is as good (or better) as it was on Wrath. I’m thinking of leveling a Worgen mage, if I don’t get bored of the game after I level my two ‘mains’ (Paladin and Hunter). I haven’t played in months due to mostly lack of time and also lack of enthusiasm. But recently it has crossed my mind to level my Druid to 80. She’s level 72 or something and I haven’t really played her since I was sick at home one day, back in January. There’s also a new 5 man instance, which I’d like to check out. I’m not sure I’m going to be really into raiding this time around. Maybe once or twice a week. It will depend on a number of factors. We’ll see.

And to be honest, I don’t think I’d be talking about a ‘come back’, if Dragon Age: Origins hadn’t been postponed until November. I’ve been feeling like playing more single player stuff than multiplayer. Hence the ‘leveling my druid’ plan, I suppose.

Anyway, more stuff from BlizzCon was the announcement that Diablo III won’t come out in 2010 (boo!), and that Monk will be a playable class- check out a video here. I was leaning toward playing a Wizard from the previously announced classes, but now I’m undecided between that and Monk. Sadly, they don’t have any female Monk concept art or such in the website, so I have no clue what they’d look like.

StarCraft II will have Tricia Hefler (Six, from Battlestar Galactica) voicing Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades. Pretty cool.


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