Why hello, MMO fans. This week is pretty monumental for gaming, including MMORPGs. Yesterday, ArenaNet unveiled the first Guild Wars 2 trailer at Gamescom, and today, we're getting tons of expansion confirmations.
Two new playable races will be added to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm -- Worgen for Alliance, Goblins for Horde. Guess the Horde needed a short race too. On top of that, players can prepare for more grinding, as the level cap will be pushed up five more levels to 85. As always, you can expect more zones and raid content, and the classic areas are getting a total makeover.
Looks like there's a bit of Guild Wars going on here with the new PvP content and guild features. Check out all the new features revealed so far, as well as the Cataclysm trailer -- in-game graphics, regrettably.
- Two New Playable Races
Adventure as one of two new races--the cursed worgen with the Alliance or the resourceful goblins with the Horde.
- Level Cap Increased to 85
Earn new abilities, tap into new talents, and progress through the path system, a new way for players to improve characters.
- Classic Zones Remade
Familiar zones across the original continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms have been altered forever and updated with new content, from the devastated Badlands to the broken Barrens, which has been sundered in two.
- New High-Level Zones
Explore newly opened parts of the world, including Uldum, Grim Batol, and the great Sunken City of Vashj'ir beneath the sea.
- More Raid Content than Ever Before
Enjoy more high-level raid content than previous expansions, with optional more challenging versions of all encounters.
- New Race and Class Combinations
Explore Azeroth as a gnome priest, blood elf warrior, or one of the other never-before-available race and class combinations.
- Guild Advancement
Progress as a guild to earn guild levels and guild achievements.
- New PvP Zone & Rated Battlegrounds
Take on PvP objectives and daily quests on Tol Barad Island, a new Wintergrasp-like zone, and wage war in all-new rated Battlegrounds.
Master a new secondary profession to unearth valuable artifacts and earn unique rewards.
- Flying Mounts in Azeroth
Explore Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms like never before.
And much, much more...