Monday, November 22, 2010

WoW Patch To Destroy The World!

Not our World. The WoW world.

If you've been living under a rock, the new World of Warcraft expansion pack, appropriately titled Cataclysm, will be available in a few weeks. And if you really haven't been watching any media, the trailer shows the world being destroyed. It's pretty fed up.

I may not be the biggest WoW supporter, but I did play it for a brief time. I get why it's popular and I understand that this is a pretty big deal. I'd probably feel crushed if SE were to release an expansion pack that destroyed my hometown in Final Fantasy XI. This is a bold move for Blizzard. After 6 years of WoW, the entire world is going to be torn asunder and reborn. Starting tonight.

In an oh so cruel twist of fate, the expansion pack really isn't going to end the world. The patch being released today is. The expansion pack, according to designers, is meant to introduce new races, a new level cap, ease up on job/race restrictions, and add new content. Blizzard has given everyone a free week to come see the fireworks, including those with old/lapsed accounts. And if you're a first timer, you have the 10 day freebe trial. From a social/educational stand-point, this is a pretty big deal. Blizzard is destroying a world that 10 million people have spent a good chunk of their lives living in. And now it'll be taken away. I had a long time friend and avid WoW fan get emotional that he'll be losing his in game home. Ball is your corner Blizzard. What do you plan to do with it?

Cue all the bad YoutTube videos from fan's using R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)".


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