I have lost all interest in the popular MMO, World of Warcraft. I used to make fun of the game because it lives off the souls of children and the time that the children have lost to it. But eventually, I tried it out with some of my friends. So I got the first expansion, Burning Crusade, and leveled one character to lvl 70. After getting into a fight with the friends that I played with, I stopped playing the game. Then the second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King came out. I got back into the swing of things. I found out more of my friends played and got a brand new character to lvl 80. Now that I am trying out other classes and finally getting involved with the game, Blizzard announces Cataclysm, the third expansion to World of Warcraft. I have to say that this is the best thing that's ever happened to me. I am proud to say that I will be quitting World of Warcraft.
A week ago, I heard from many websites that Cataclysm's details were leaked. After reading about all the new content in the rumored expansion pack, I was hoping that they were false or that the article was just a bad dream. But come this afternoon, I had a bomb drop on me. Cataclysm was real, and it was going to release nothing but utter nonsense to the world . . . of Warcraft. Blizzard has announced that they will be releasing two new races (one per faction), Goblins and Worgens. Considering that Goblins have been neutral since the game was released leaves me wondering why Blizzard thought that Goblins siding with the Horde was a good idea. Same can be said for Worgens. Worgens (werewolves in other words) were hostile to both factions, so why would they side with the Alliance? On top of this, they are bringing players back to where the game started, the lands of Azeroth. Oh, but this time the world is in ruins. So this is going to make new players and veterans of the game venture the same terrain, just in different conditions. Doesn't sound confusing or illogical at all, right?
I felt like there could be reasonable explanations for these inconsistencies. But the one thing that made me change my mind was the fact that they are allowing other races among both factions to be classes that they couldn't be before. For instance, the Tauren from the Horde and Night Elves from the Alliance were the only two races that could be a Druid, but now Blizzard has announced that Trolls can be Druids too. Also, Blood Elves were the only race from the Horde that could be a Paladin, and the Draenei were the only race from the Alliance that could be a Shaman. Well now, the Tauren from the Horde can be Paladins, and Dwarves from the Alliance can be Shamans. On top of that, the Undead from the Horde and Humans from the Alliance can be Hunters.
What it comes down to is Blizzard has completely thrown off the balance of the game by teaching old races new tricks, and by bringing in two races (which will also tip the scales for both factions) that don't fit into the story, Blizzard has thrown the nostalgic lore out the window. There were a few improvements that caught my eye. You can now use flying mounts in Azeroth and . . . umm . . . uhh . . . well. Okay so there was only one improvement that caught my eye. Before Blizzard's convention, I had hopes that the new expansion would be something great, but now I feel like I made rid of my ball and chain. I can now move back to console gaming and finally give myself the chance to play Infamous.
Thanks for reading my blog. I hope to bring good news once my time in the Rehabilitating Center for Former WoW Players is up. Cheers everybody. :D