Like the calm before a storm, the Cataclysm in World of Warcraft is taking a short break. The beta servers have been shut down, but you don’t need to worry about missing out on all the death and destruction Blizzard has in store for Azeroth next week. Why? Because we’ve got it all right here in a year’s worth of updates including interviews, videos, and hands-on impressions of the next chapter in the World of Warcraft.
So if you’re feeling a little separation anxiety and just can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next Tuesday, be sure to check out all our coverage of Deathwing’s return and what it means for the inhabitants of Azeroth.
The End of the World of Warcraft Is Nigh
John Funk interviews lead content designer Cory Stockton about the recent patch and the transition from the current version of the world to next week’s version.
This Is the Way the World Ends
Steve Butts and John Funk interview lead systems designer Greg Street about how Blizzard creates the apocalypse.
Video interviews with the game’s creators, including Lead System Designer Greg Street and Game Director Tom Chilton.
The New Login Screen and the New Intro Video
Our videos of what you’ll be seeing every time you start the game.
The Next Chapter in the Barrens and The Death of the Barrens
We examine the various ways that Blizzard is changing the shape of the zone and the way it’s telling stories.
A New Hope for Gnomes and Trolls
A video feature showcasing the many changes in store for two of the game’s established races.
Before the Cataclysm
A complete video tour of the things you won’t be able to see or do anymore once the Cataclysm hits – so now, consider it more a taste of nostalgia.
Deathwing’s Disaster Report
World of Warcraft, how it used to be and how it is now.
Hands-on & Editorial:
Issue 267: Cataclysm
Our complete issue focusing on the upcoming expansion. Includes coverage of various features of the expansion, and a lengthy interview with lead systems designer Greg Street.
The Curse of the Worgen and What Anachronisms?
Hands on impressions with the two new races, the Worgen and the Goblins.
Off the Deep End and Unfinished Dungeons
Hands on impressions of the expansion’s high level content.
If you’re new to the Warcraft series, be sure to check out our World of Warcraft Visual History and all the rest of our Cataclysm coverage.