Blizzard has just announced that the firm will relesed World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will launch in China on July 12.
Mike Morhaime, Blizzard head said, "We’ve always appreciated Chinese gamers’ passion and support for World of Warcraft, and we’re excited that they’ll soon be able to enjoy all of the great new content this expansion has to offer,"
Cataclysm will launch in China seven months after it did in the west in December 2010.
Dream of millions of fans has finally come true, after making us wait for seven long years Blizzard finally announced a sequel to one of the biggest games, World of Warcraft.
The best part of the announcement was that the sequel, "World of Warcraft 2" would be a "WoW Killer".
Check out what William Oliver Wellington, one of the lead developers for World of Warcraft 2 said:
I am pleased to announce that World of Warcraft 2 is indeed real and on it’s way. We have kept it secret this long because we wanted to people to enjoy the first game as long as they could without wondering when the new one will come out. You will be happy to know that the next game will be released by the holidays of this year! Now I’m sure you are wondering what awesome features will be in this iteration. While I cannot say much, I can release this information. The level cap will be raised to 100. Now, you’ll be able to spend even more time leveling that favorite character. We also decided to streamline the class system into three systems to keep things from getting two confused. You will now be able to choose between a damager, a tank, or a healer. We’ve also decided to get rid of the Alliance. No one seems to want to play as that side anyways. From here on out, the Horde will be the only side to choose.
In order to keep the Player vs. Player interaction going, we have decided to cause a civil war breakout within the Horde. One side will be called the Horde Alliance while the other side will be the Horde Rebels.
Finally, we’ve always had a laugh when another MMO was released stating it was going to be the WoW killer. Only we could create a WoW killer. How? Simple. When World of Warcraft 2 is released, the servers for World of Warcraft will be shut down. We literally will be the WoW killer as people won’t be able to play that game anymore.
Sources that were predicting that Blizzard's next generation MMO, code named as "Project Titan", will be a sequel to World of Warcraft, all of them were wrong as Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime has officially confirmed that their ‘next generation MMO’ will be completely based on Original IP.
“Internally we think of that as a next generation MMO," Mike Morhaime said. "We’ve learned a lot over the past 10-12 years in developing and running World of Warcraft. So we’ve called upon some of our most experienced developers here at Blizzard to seed a new project.
“It’s definitely not going to be a sequel to World of Warcraft and we don’t intend for it to replace World of Warcraft. It will be a different experience and set in a different world. It’s completely original IP. We don’t have a timeline for it though.”
Blizzard has released new patch v4.0.6 for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, it is now available for all realms. This new patch update for the game fixes large number of bugs, and also made much need balance changes. These improvements includes tweaks to classes, races, raids, dungeons and many more.
You can check list of hot fixes for patch v4.0.6 below:
Escape Artist again correctly removes movement impairing effects.
Players who have used the Paid Race Change service to transfer to a goblin or worgen character post-patch 4.0.6 can properly use the Dungeon Finder again.
Love Is in the Air has been extended by 48 hours. The in-game Calendar should now reflect it runs through February 20.
Disentanglement (new passive specialization) is now properly functioning for Restoration druids, allowing them to get out of root effects by using Shapeshift. Logging out or changing zones no longer causes the spell to be unlearned.
Attempting to use Warstomp while in Tree of Life form returns a "You can't do that yet" error and does not cast the spell.
Rank 2 of Fingers of Frost now has the correct proc chance.
Elemental Overload (Mastery) procs of Lightning Bolt or Chain Lightning correctly generate Rolling Thunder charges.
Stormstrike is now correctly proccing Maelstrom Weapon.
Refreshing Immolate with Hand of Gul'dan is now correctly augmented by the Inferno talent, refreshing Immolate to a 21-second duration instead of 15.
Dungeons & Raids
Maloriak's Aberrations should correctly spawn even if Vile Swills are still alive from the previous phase.
Lord Walden again correctly uses Ice Shards and Toxic Catalyst.
Throne of the Four Winds
Conclave of Wind bosses now correctly regenerate health out of combat.
The Fire-Etched Dagger swing speed was too slow and has been updated. The tooltip will not reflect the updated time of 1.7 seconds until a client-side patch can be applied.
Heroic and normal versions of Magma Plated Handguards did not have enough Strength and have been updated.
Heroic and normal version of Sapphirium Handguards did not have enough Strength and have been updated.
Activision's third expansion pack World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will be coimng out on October 7
This World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will consist of:
Increased in Level-Cap to 85
Two New Races: The Globlins and The Worgen and many more new contents.
On the same date a Collector Edition of the game will also released which will cost gamers $79.99. Activison doesn't reveal any details of what this new Collector Editon will have in it.
Mike Morhaime said
“Cataclysm includes the best content we’ve ever created for World of Warcraft. It’s not just an expansion, but a re-creation of much of the original Azeroth, complete with epic new high-level adventures for current players and a redesigned leveling experience for those just starting out.”