Blizzard Entertainment has produced some of the most addictive games the world has ever seen since it started in 1994. With the release of Cataclysm, the third expansion set of the World of Warcraft series, Blizzard is making a significant impact on the lives of its players and fanatics.

As an avid user, I have seen every expansion pack become popular and overtake its predecessor. This is the newest and, by far, best expansion set yet. Blizzard remade every aspect to the game to make it a better experience for users like myself.

World of Warcraft is the world’s largest massive multi-player online role-playing game, or MMORPG. It focuses on users working together to level up their skills and triumph over the various monsters and demons that plague the online world.  

In this new expansion pack, the breaker of worlds, Deathwing the Destroyer, has reappeared from his long slumber in Deepholm to reek havoc upon Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. With his sudden reemergence, Deathwing will bring a sweeping cataclysm upon the world that will reshape the landscape and create new conflicts and obstacles for its 12 million users.

Although Deathwing is not available to fight at this time, many users are looking forward to challenging him in later patches. I am raising the level of my character and equipping him with better gear in order to prepare him for his epic battle with Deathwing.

Along with the environment reconstruction, Blizzard developers decided to add new features that the previous three game sets did not include. Among these new features are 3500 new quests, seven new dungeons, three new raids, several new areas and two new character races, Worgens and Goblins.
I ran through a few of these dungeons and I noticed how different the scenery and the themes were from the ones in the past expansion sets. The developers clearly put in more thought, creativity and work into Cataclysm. They brought back the long forgotten zones of the original World of Warcraft.

In addition to these features, the level cap of every character is now level 85 instead of the previous level 80 cap. The new level cap allows players to experience the many additions and benefits Blizzard’s Cataclysm has to offer.

This expansion is the first in the World of Warcraft series to bring back the old aspects of the original game and introduce them to the players in a new way that will keep them entertained for years to come. The developers brought back the important elements, such as flying mounts, from previous versions to help players make the transition from the last expansion.

This was a brilliant move by the developers because it will appeal to the experienced players and  newer players. As one of the more experienced players, I enjoy seeing others take part in the original zones because that is where it all began.

With all of the new upgrades and features the game can become very confusing to those who do not know how to play it successfully. Users who are new to the World of Warcraft series may have a tough time adapting to the demanding game play. The amount of events users can take part in can be overwhelming. Many players find it difficult to quit the game as they advance further into the MMORPG.

However, regardless of the difficulties users may face, Cataclysm’s plot and characteristics make it one of the most addicting and interactive games on the market.  

Overall, this is one of the most advanced and entertaining games that I have seen in a long time. I  look forward to the later patches in the upcoming years as this game series continues to amaze the world and myself.

With millions of copies already sold, fanatics and critics are calling it a success that has the ability to affect the world like no other game has in the past.


  1. As a current player, I agree on how amazing this game is, however I do believe new players can gain an easy start to it with some of the new features added for those interested in joining the World. I highly recommend buying this game, but remember, you must have the last 3 versions downloaded before buying this expansion.


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