Cataclysm is Now Live in North America!

Players on North American realms can now enjoy World of Warcraft's third expansion! What's the first thing you're going to do in-game? Also, be sure to check out Wowhead's Cataclysm guide!

Cataclysm is officially live on North American servers! I was able to log in after about 8 minutes of connection issues. Hopefully this means that NA players will have better luck getting into the game than the European players did during their launch about nine hours ago.

If you're looking for details on the expansion, Wowhead has all sorts of information to help you out. You can also read Blizzard's concise list of Cataclysm features from their launch Q&A after the jump.

So what's the first thing you're going to do? Create a goblin or worgen? Start leveling to 85? Do something else entirely? Personally, I'm going to take a moment and enjoy flying around Azeroth. See you in-game!


Q. So, what exactly do I receive by upgrading to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm?

A. If you upgrade to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, you will be provided access to the following:

    * Increased level cap (85)
    * Increased profession cap (525)
    * New races: worgen and goblin
    * New secondary profession: Archaeology
    * New level 80-85 content:

          o Five new zones: Hyjal, Vashj'ir, Uldum, Deepholm, and Twilight Highlands
          o Seven new dungeons: Blackrock Caverns, Grim Batol, Halls of Origination, Lost City of the Tol'vir, The Stonecore, Throne of the Tides, The Vortex Pinnacle, as well as Heroic versions of The Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep
          o Four new raids: Baradin Hold, Bastion of Twilight, Blackwing Descent, and the Throne of the Four Winds
          o Three new Battlegrounds: Battle for Gilneas, Twin Peaks, and Tol'Barad (open world PvP similar to Wintergrasp)

    * Rated Battlegrounds
    * Flight Master's License (flying in Azeroth)

Guild leveling and guild reputation will also be available, but you can still benefit from these systems without upgrading to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Comments

Post Comment
EQ Plat for sale on Player to Player Marketplace.
# Dec 14 2010 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-4200722-10794156

Edited, Dec 14th 2010 11:01pm by rraa
Haven't been this excited since launch
# Dec 07 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
*
201 posts
I grabbed the CE on my way to work and the first thing I'm going to do is create a Worgen to test it out.
____________________________
"Could this be... an omen?!"
Haven't been this excited since launch
# Dec 07 2010 at 11:28 AM Rating: Excellent
Former ZAM Editor-in-Chief
Avatar
**
295 posts
Konuvis wrote:
I grabbed the CE on my way to work and the first thing I'm going to do is create a Worgen to test it out.


After flying around Azeroth, worgen was my first move as well. The starting zone and quests are definitely fun.
Can't Wait to Play
# Dec 07 2010 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
Unfortunately I've got my collectors edition sitting at home waitin for me, tried to getthe day off but couldn't. Oh well. I'm super excited though!!!
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.