Thankfully, Blizzard themselves have released their own recaps of the Cataclysm panel. In his talk, Brack discussed rated battlegrounds, Tol Barad (briefly), and guild progression. It turns out that I was pretty thorough in the guild leveling post, but here's the stuff I didn't cover:
- Rated Battlegrounds will be an alternative way to gain Arena points for those who prefer large-scale PVP.
- Your personal rating gain for a win will vary depending on the specific Battleground.
- There'll be featured Battlegrounds each week with bonus rating gain for wins.
- You will not lose points or rating for a Battleground loss.
- Arena points can be used to purchase pets, mounts, vanity items, and perhaps best of all, the old honor system PVP titles like Grand Marshal.
- Tol Barad will provide bonus daily quests and instances for the faction that wins the battle for the zone, somewhat like, as Brack put it, a cross between the Isle of Quel'Danas and Lake Wintergrasp.
You can check out our previous IgroMir post here, or read Blizzard's official recap on their IgroMir site.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will destroy Azeroth as we know it. Nothing will be the same. In WoW.com's Guide to Cataclysm you can find out everything you need to know about WoW's third expansion. From Goblins and Worgens to Mastery and Guild changes, it's all there for your cataclysmic enjoyment.