Around Azeroth: Too soon?

No, not the Majordomo Executus sort of too soon. This picture, taken in the Cataclysm beta by Blueblue of <Speakers for the Dead> on Zul'jin (US-A), shows what appear to be malfunctioning oil platforms spewing smoke off the coast of the Crystal Shore in Stranglethorn Vale. Given the ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I'm quite surprised that this made it to the beta without complaint. Readers, do you think this hits a bit too close to home, or is it just a timely reference to current events? Should these offshore drilling platforms be removed?

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