Just a little food for thought…
While recording a new SnarkCast with Krystalle, yesterday, we were discussing various bits of MMO news from all over the world. Sure, there are lots of games going into beta… and lots of games that have just been announced… and lots of games which have announced that they’ll be free to play… but there is a huge “800 pound gorilla” in the room.
Cataclysm is almost here.
I’m going to be honest with all of you. It is going to be very easy to find me next week, but unless you’re in-game, it’s going to be damned near impossible to get my attention. I’ve already got my copy of the expansion, a metric ton of coffee, and vacation scheduled for next week.
Heck, I’ve already got my Goblin mount because I’ve already farmed my Bilgewater Cartel faction to Exalted.
Some folks might be wondering if Cataclysm is “all that”. As someone who spent several months in the beta, let me assure you. It’s worth it. I avoided dungeons and end-game raids in the beta because I wanted to go in with at least something to surprise me, but the 80-85 level zones are very cool, and the re-worked world of Azeroth is fun to explore. I’m sure some of the number crunchers and theorycrafters are going to have “head asplodey” moments with all of the changes, but most players will spend the first few months of the expansion flying around the world and saying “Oooh, SHINY!” a lot.
Here is a sneak preview for you to enjoy.