BlizzCon: The First Day Roundup
While we’re not World of Warcraft uber-players here, that doesn’t mean we don’t care when BlizzCon rolls around. Here’s the first day round up straight from JOYSTIQ, so they know what they’re talking about.
- WORLD OF WARCRAFT: A little expansion by the name of Cataclysm was officially announced, with a world of pain now on its way to classic Azeroth and two new races. So what’s new in Azeroth? Two new races, Goblins and Worgen (Horde and Alliance respectively), the reordering and rezoning of much of Azeroth, an array of new race/class possibilities, a brand-new secondary skill, and some shake-ups in class mechanics and character/guild advancement.
- DIABLO 3: Meet the Monk, the game’s latest class and — so the trailer suggests — a kick-ass martial artist. Also, surprise surprise, the game may still be coming to a console near you.
- BATTLE.NET: Battle.net will gain new features in the expansion, including an Xbox-Livesque ability to see what your friends are playing and which servers they’re on, in addition to sending messages to them.
- PICTURES: Here’s a map of the reordered post-Cataclysm Azeroth, a gallery of the art display at BlizzCon (containing some Cataclysm art, employee-decorated noobz, and StarCraft and Diablo universe pieces), a dedicated gallery for Cataclysm concept art, and a gallery of the costumes at BlizzCon.
- VIDEOS: We have video for you of the Cataclysm trailer, what Azeroth zones will look like post-Cataclysm, and the animation for Human-to-Worgen transformation.
- THE GUILD: The entire cast showed up and brought the funny at their live panel and at our reader meet-up. Gallery here!