Sit a spell, sonnies and lassies. In my day, we didn't have your fancy dungeon finders and PvP leveling. We had quests! And we did 'em. Class-specific ones. I had to run around Stranglethorn Vale collecting tusks from trolls! Both ways! You whippersnappers won't be able to do that in Cataclysm, no sir.
Now that I've fulfilled my duties as Official Site Curmudgeon, as it were, we'll get down to brass tacks. Many class-specific quests are being changed or removed entirely. We'll let Nethaera fill you in on the details.
Alas, my worgen warrior won't be able to carry a Whirlwind Axe with pride. Blood elf paladins will still be able to get their tabards via a level 50 quest, and hunters working on Rhok'delar will be able to complete that quest at level 60 by running Blackwing Lair, as Nefarian will now drop the Mature Black Dragon Sinew. Otherwise, all the old class-specific quests are gone and new ones are coming in for levels 20 and 50. No word yet on if you can make an old-school Quel'Serrar in BWL as well, or if you still need to kill a level 80 Onyxia for a level 60 epic sword.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will destroy Azeroth as we know it; nothing will be the same! In WoW Insider's Guide to Cataclysm, you can find out everything you need to know about WoW's third expansion (available Dec. 7, 2010), from brand new races to revamped quests and zones. Visit our Cataclysm news category for the most recent posts having to do with the Cataclysm expansion.