Blizzard has come out and said that each expansion is its own little world that furthers the story of the whole and that continuity issues, while important, also don't make a ton of sense when dealing with game development. Bornokk shed some light on the issue in a post on the official forums. Some things will change to reflect certain gameplay changes or huge story issues, but for the most part, that content remains unchanged. You just have to have a healthy suspension of disbelief.
Am I the only one who thinks the cinematic team was listening to Bat Out of Hell when they made the Cataclysm cinematic?
If they aren't listening to Meat Loaf constantly while designing every aspect of World of Warcraft, I'd be disappointed.
Sorry if this has already been answered, but when does the actual Cataclysm take place (i.e., when will we see the changes in the landscape)? As I understand it, you don't have to buy the expansion to get the experience, so when will Azeroth fall apart? I was kind of expecting it in 4.0.1, but that seems not to be the case.
Patch 4.0.3, the final final patch before the actual release of the game, will change the world, introduce new race/class player character combinations and much, much more. In order to create a goblin or a worgen and access content for levels 81 to 85, you have to buy Cataclysm.
I was wondering, does anyone know who is putting on the armor on Deathwing in the cinematic?
That's the Twilight's Hammer Cult, Deathwing's crazy servants, preaching the end of the world and salvation by the fire of the aspect of death.
Why did they make the heirloom gear so expensive after 4.0.1?
Blizzard updated heirloom gear prices to reflect what you would be paying for them at level 85. Old heirlooms may not work past level 80, but they are designed to be bought by top-level characters for their alts, so their price was adjusted, if a little early.
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