RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED - December 7th This is the place to talk about anything related towards the upcoming, new World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm! Here we talk can talk about any news updates for the expansion, the two new races, Goblin and Worgen, the changes in the existing zones, brand new zones, class changes, how leveling may change, new dungeons, profession changes, guild perks system, new PvP battlegrounds, new talent tree changes, improved graphical changes and much much more! Here are the official, general notes on what can be expected in the expansion from WowWiki. Remember that these are general notes. There is a WHOLE LOT more to know coming in the expansion. * Level cap increased to 85. * Zones are drastically affected by the Cataclysm in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms. The Barrens has been split into two, and is full of canyons of lava. Wetlands is destroyed, Ashenvale hit as well. The Maelstrom churns. The changes will be made available to all players regardless of expansion purchase. * New race for the Alliance: Worgen. * New race for the Horde: Goblins. * New race/class combinations. * New monsters, quests, and zones. * New dungeons, raids and battlegrounds. * Guild advancement system, which includes guild leveling, achievements, and rewards. * Ability to fly anywhere due to the Azeroth revamp. The blood elf and draenei starting zones will still be instanced. * New water rendering engine. * Cataclysm will have support for new DirectX 11 features. * Cataclysm will have hardware cursor in OpenGL mode. Here are a few sites dedicated to Cataclysm content on the upcoming expansion. MMO Champion - The best news resource for World of Warcraft and new news content released almost every day on the expansion, Cataclysm. Wowhead - An amazing website dedicated to WoW with a HUGE database of everything in the game. WoWWiki - Type in anything Warcraft related and get yourself updated on the lore. TotalBiscuit - Otherwise known as The Cynical Brit, this guy has an amazing website dedicated to StarCraft II, World of Warcraft and the upcoming expansion, Cataclysm. It's a podcast but he puts everything on his website and his amazing Youtube channel. Everything he does now is presenting updates for the Cataclysm beta.