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Even though I’ve got access to the Cataclysm Beta I’ve really only spent a few minutes online before missing my friends and logging off to find them on the live servers instead. But in that very short time I did a quick fly over Stormwind.
And the most noticeable change? The Park district is/has been destroyed.
So just hours before tonight’s extended maintenance AKA The Shattering kicked in someone decided to throw a party in The Park. A party to welcome the Shattering. A party to greet the End of the World.
(Sorry. I think those Doomsayers may have persuaded me to their way of thinking.)
We carved out a spot in The Park and held back the Furious Wind and Water Elementals that tried to gatecrash. There were feasts. There were romantic picnic baskets and umbrellas. I think a few battle standards went up. Mojo and Perky and a variety of other pets played in the grass.
We ignored the (perpetually) rainy skies of Stormwind. We /danced.
Where did you spend your last night on Azeroth B.C. (Before Cataclysm)?
So why, exactly, are we getting attacked by all these elementals? Who is Cho’gall? Is this about Deathwing? From what I can gather here is the gist of the story:
The Twilight Cultists – presumably the same dudes that stir shit up in Silithus – who may or may not be in league with Deathwing, are now answering to their new boss: this evil, corrupted Warlock Ogre going by the name of Cho’gall.
See we all thought Cho’gall was dead and buried – just like C’Thun, which explains why nobody bothers with Silithus and either of the Ahn’Qiraj raids anymore (lets forget for a second that we’re just motivated by GearScore and item level loot rewards). But like Anub’arak, Kelethas Sunstrider and well heaps of baddies he’s alive and kicking once again.
Cho’gall is a Warlock. And if that’s not enough reason to hate/fear him, he’s one of the first “turned” Ogres into Warlocks and I think he’s pretty high up in the Burning Legion chain of command. Or he was. Frankly every single Ogre I’ve met in World of Warcraft makes me laugh – they’re so silly! – so right now it’s pretty hard to think of Cho’gall as a threat.
Anyway the Twilight Cultists are good at summoning elementals. Thus, Stormwind and Ironforge are frequently besieged by their “minions”: angry elementals.
Now I have absolutely no idea how any of that explains four new “bosses” showing up in existing dungeons. If it makes sense to you please fill me in.