Our friends over at WorldofWar.de
(who were listening live to the podcast
this past weekend) recently got an interview done with Lead Designer Tom Chilton, and you can read it over on their site right now
. There's not a lot of news in there (though Chilton does gush over the Dungeon Finder
, just as players have
for the past week or so), but aside from the usual player housing deny
and the old "we don't know what the future holds" back and forth, but there is one fun thing he reminds us of in the second half of the interview
: Blizzard is adding on to the old Blackwing Lair
instance in Cataclysm
. It sounds like kind of what they've done with VoA: Blackrock Caverns, which we heard about at BlizzCon
, will be a new area (supposedly level 85 5-man, though Chilton says "lots of bosses") inside Blackrock Mountain that's connected to all of the Black Dragonflight bosses in Blackwing Lair.
Finally, Chilton sorta-kinda re-confirms that there will be a new content patch before the expansion
-- he says it probably won't be a numbered patch like 3.4 or 3.5, but he says there may be some more class balances in there, new Battle.net features
, and possibly even a new raid boss. But mostly it'll just be the patch that brings us all of the world events
previous to the Cataclysm
shakedown that we'll all go through. Sounds like fun.
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.