Showing posts with label Cataclysm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cataclysm. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Year Of The Cat



Al Stewart.

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat

First heard this on a classics radio station and really enjoyed the piano opening. Haven't listened to it much but it's still a cool song that I like. Adding to Music.

Will probably come back to this.

So how bout that immortality and those aliens. What about the virtual reality pictures in your head.

Things to think about.

This is not a WOW post but cataclysm has cat in it and it was the nearest label I could find.

Darcy Lee.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Bonney The Cat

This is Bonney Cat. She likes to sleep with her head hanging off the table. Dunno why. She also likes to drink out of glasses instead of bowls. She get's confused when she can't reach the liquid in the bottom of the cup. Bonney was born imn the year 2000. Added Label "Sleep"






Friday, July 29, 2016

Foreigner Urgent 1981




Foreigner Urgent 1981.


Heard this on the radio a while ago. I haven't had internet for just under 2 months. This is why I haven't been posting. I moved house. I got kicked out of my last house. I still have half my stuff there though at my old house. Been waiting for my brother to help me move.

At first it was only going to be temporary, that is moving out of my old house. They were going to make some repairs to it. But it turned into a major job that would take months. So I had to move out permanently. That was on the 29/5/2016 I moved out.

Currently i'm living in a Garage with cardboard insulation and no toilet. I have to go inside to use the toilet. I just got a new fibre internet connection on. It's flatrate. So nice. Currently it's clocked at 30mbs but I'm supposed to have a 100mbs connection so i'm going to ring them.

The house I moved to didn't have a copper connection so I couldn't get ADSL. It took just under two months to get all the work done to get a fibre install.

I'm happy now though.

I started playing World of Warcraft again as soon as I got the internet after a 10 month break.

Man Pet prices have tumbled and risen.

It's hard to speculate on the market and I've had trouble selling pets. I guess everyone who wants them now has the current lot.

Waiting on new pets to sell.

I'll post some photos of new and old house soon if I can.

Haven't posted much in the last 4 months on this website. Bit of a setback.

I now have over 400 music youtube videos posted to this website.

Awesome.

Added Label "Urgent" and "Fibre" and "Legion"

Leeda
Darcy Lee

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thursday, April 16, 2015

How To Make Gold In World Of Warcraft and Game Time Tokens.

These are just more random thoughts and ideas and will flit from one topic to the other.
Garrosh Hellscream.

I've been playing a bit of World of Warcraft recently. On this game across all my different characters I have about 300 days played. This is over a period of about 7 years. But saying that most of the time was racked up in the first 3 years. For example I only had about 6 days total played time on my main char for Mists of Pandaria. Although in the end I did have 6x level 90.

At the moment I have 2 Level 100s in Warlord of Draenor and also a level 97. My main is an Ally Resto Druid. The other 100 I have is a Horde Priest. My char at 97 is my mage. I actually started to level my mage before my priest but a friend in Real Life joined wow and started playing but he like horde so I ended up leveling my hordey.

Recently just gone live is the Gold for Time Feature. This should interest quite a few people. At the moment it seems to hover around 22000 gold for 30 days of time. Though this does fluctuate.

I actually have already bought 2x tokens. I paid 22600 gold each for both of them. I'm hoping you don't need active time to activate them. I know that you can buy the tokens with gold if you don't have any time but I don't know if you can activate tokens that you've already bought while you had time.

I should have enough gold for about 6 months worth of play at the moment. Also I should be able to make more gold in this time so I should be able to extend it a bit as well. I think I will prolly get bored before I spend all my gold though eventually I will work my way through it.

WorldAWarcraft.com
Buying a token to sell I think is as simple as pushing escape and opening the shop and going from there. I think u have to manually list them on the AH to sell but not totally sure. Also your guaranteed the gold that you get. So whatever it lists for is exactly what you get. So at them moment for US $20 you will get 22000 gold. Around 1200 gold a dollar.

I had about 170k just before the tokens went live. I bought a few heirlooms for gold which are also now live. So yeah I have about 120k gold left.

I've been buying bulk spirit dust in the hope that this will go up in price in the future. I did this with hypnotic dust which I paid like 1g each for and in the end I was selling for 25g each. The only thing was with hypno is that I didn't buy enough. I only had about 70-80 stacks of 20.

This time i'm prepared for the price rise. I have about 40k dusts on a few different char. Also i've been building up my spirit dust on different servers as well. Even if it goes up to like 5g thats still a huge profit considering for spirit dust i've been paying around 30 silver each dust.

Now I know the demand for spirit dust won't be as high as hypno because you don't need it for bags but there should still be a reasonable demand and a small but significant price increase as the material becomes rarer.

I suggest you invest in spirit dust as well. It's worth storing up. Don't pay anymore than 1g each for them. Just buy all the cheap stuff.

If you want to know what I made all my gold in it was Pet Trading from server to server. I maxed out about 200k before it got boring and difficult. There's plenty of gold to be made in them pets at them moment simply because there's so many of them. But it is hard work.

Battle Pets.
So yeah if you want to make some gold invest in spirit dust on a longer term basis or in the shorter term buy some battle pets and trade from server to server where the economies are different. You can buy one pet on one server for 500g sell it for 2000-3000g on another server keep doing this and eventually you'll have alot of battle pets and heaps of gold.

But yeah it is hard work but this is how to make gold in World of Warcraft. Battle Pets are my recommendation on how to make gold. Best i've done is pay 6k for one pet and then sell it for 12k so around 5500g profit after AH fees. But you can't do this often. Most of the time it's 500g here 1000g there sometimes 2000g profit. But each sale is a profit.

I just spam trade on the server with all the different pets I have for sale. All of them have a markup on them but are still undercutting whatever is on AH. I only try and sell to raise gold on a server that there is a specific bargain on.

It takes a little to know and learn the prices, but once you do it's awesome you can definitely make a profit.

A Wow Battle Pet.
I started small. There was probably a pet that cost 500g on a server that I could sell for 2000g gold on my home main server. I remember also trading a bone spider for 2x pets and then selling those pets for like 350-400g. So in the beginning I was dealing in low end pets around 200-500g and trading in these. Eventually I learned the bargains. I priced everything on what I could get for it on my main server.

This works because there are so many servers with Auction House lists of pets on them. Your guaranteed to get a bargain on at least one server.

I guess it takes a bit of time to walk your fresh newly created level one char to the AH but once your setup there's plenty of gold to be made. I suggest you create a character in either Orgrimmar or Stormwind as this is easiest to do trades in. Goto the high population servers as these tend to have more pets and more bargains then take them to lower population and sell for a higher price.

I used /trade to try and sell my pets. You could use the Auction House and potentially get more gold but you might miss the bargain that you specifically came to buy.

If your using trade and trying to sell a pet to get a specific bargain on that server and your having no luck then perhaps try changing factions and advertising on the opposite side in trade as both horde and ally auction houses are linked now. This gives you two different audiences in trade to sell your pets, to raise capital for purchases of bargains on any one specific server.

So pets is how I made 200k in World of Warcraft. I made this over about 3 months of play I think.

This has been a guide on How To Make Gold in World Of Warcraft using pets, not a very good guide but it still clues you in to what many people have been missing out on.

Darcy Lee





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

World of Warcraft - Warlords of Draenor.

So been playing wow a bit.  Just hit 100 today actually on my Druid.  It was pretty cool.  But i've fallen way behind everyone else.  Spent 14k on a ring stupidly. Probably won't get my gold back but i'll try, might have to use it eventually.

I ended up buying a heap of spirit dust.  I'll sell it in like 2 years time when it's rare.  Wow should still exist by then and i'm sure if i'm still alive cause u never know but i'm sure i'll be playing wow.  I've heard of a death of a wow player which was a little sad.

I currently have about 200k gold but that is basically just one expensive mount or gearing a few characters off the Auction House.  You make about 10k Gold Leveling from 90-100 but your garrison costs a fair bit.  I made a little Gold out of enchanting about 20k but it took a bit of effort like sitting in front of the AH but I topped out at like 35 sales an hour after advertising in trade.

Next expansion hopefully i'll do better.  I failed in this one a fair bit.  I mean I only hit 100 today. That's nearly 2 weeks since release.  Sad Panda Again.

The xpac of World of Warcraft has been fun though I must say.  I'll try and play a bit more at 100 over next few days.  I've already run the normal dungeons at least once as a healer
.

SO yep. Exciting.

Leeda
Darcy Lee

Monday, September 29, 2014

World of Warcraft - Seeking Donations to Play. Indiegogo.

I recently just put up a page on indiegogo.com asking for money so that I can play World of Warcraft when the new expansion pack comes out Warlord of Draenor.  You can find the page here: Indiegogo Page

Below is the text included from my indiegogo page. Indiegogo is a site where you seek donations and people actually go there to give money.  I'm hoping for $1000 dollars.  Here is the text from the page:



As people may or probably may not know the new Expansion for World of Warcraft releases on the 13th of November 2014.  The new 9gb patch with major changes is about to hit probably in 2-3 weeks with a whole lot of new changes and is using up my 40gb cap as we speak.
I'm hoping to play this latest WOW xpac.  But it's a huge burden of my mum.  She pays for my subscription fees and will probably end up having to buy the new xpac from the shop (I collect the box) as well.  I've been trying for a house for a while on this site and this but haven't had any luck.  Now i'm going to try for something smaller.

I guess what i'm asking for in this DONATION PAGE is contributions towards World of Warcraft and myself playing.  I hope this is ok.  Perhaps not just WOW but general  day to day life operations.

Wow costs about $15 US or $19 NZ Dollars a month for the subscription.  The xpac I think will cost about $85 NZ Dollars to purchase.  When the xpac hits I'm hoping to be up and awake for about 48 hours or more in a row and be consistently playing for a couple weeks solid probably.  What this means is I need Food from the supermarket and also money for takeaways like Pizza, Kebabs, Mcdonalds, Indian, KFC.  I need as much up time as possible and  as least distractions as possible.  This means money.  Probably what will happen is I will remain poor though realistically.

 Of all things though it would be nice to have extra money for this game.  It would help me play.  I have about 300 days clocked up in this game over all my characters over about 5 years.  That's 300 days 7x24.  But I have done that time in like 1-12 hour stretches like I said over 5 years it's just the total time played added up from those 5 years.

Now i know it's illegal in NZ but I also like to smoke weed, it's the most expensive part of my life.  Please don't tell anyone like my MUM until I'm rich and famous and can support my own habbit.  Also don't tell the police.  Cause they suck.  I did ask for a licence to smoke as a reward, but it was only over NZ talkback radio and I can't confirm it.  This was only after making a phone call where I said "THEY DON'T THINK" three times in a row, then Yelled "WAR" declaring there was going to be one, then saying "THE THING" "THE THING", Then finally voicing a gleam in my eye.  2 Days later after that phone call the planes hit the buildings in America.  You can learn more from my website www.DarcyLee.com if your interested.

O yeah I trained myself for that Prophetic Phone call I made to the talkback radio where I yelled war.  I am a soldier.  Will you leave a soldiers request unanswered?
I'm not really a soldier though.  I'm just a weakling.  But I made a stand and defense during the phone call and it was perfectly spoken and timed and expressed.  LIke you have to hear it.

This is about my only claim to fame.  I believe the phone call is classified and most will say it doesn't exist but truly it's a Mona Lisa.  You don't destroy or delete a MONA.  It deserves it's place on YOUTUBE.com  But alas no.  It remains in government hands classified with no one knowing. It took intense suffering to make that phone call.

I need around $1000 dollars to live the dream for a little while playing the new xpac of World of Warcraft.  This will purchase the game for me get me 6 months to a year game time and provide food and weed for the first 2 or more weeks of playing the wow xpac.  It will possibly purchase a couple of fresh new 90s as well to level on different servers.

Anyway that's me Please Help.  Send money so I can continue to play World of Warcraft and can play the expansion pack without troubles.

Enough donations for a house would help all this as well of course.  But finding someone wealthy enough and willing is a challenge.  I having trouble with even one donation.



Here are my Characters in WOW:

In World of Warcraft I have a 4 Level 90's a druid, pally, mage, on ally, and a 90 priest on horde, I also have 84 Hunter, 81 Dk, 80 Rogue, 57 Shaman all ally, also 52 Monk and 44 Warlock on horde.  I also have a level 60 Priest on a Player vs Player server that i'm going to use as my free character boost to 90 that you get with Warlords of Draenor the Xpac.

The level cap for the xpac is being upped to 100 so 10 new levels.  All these characters have been hand leveled.  It kinda sucks for the poor like me now you can pay $65 dollars and get your char leveled to 90.  It takes me like 6-8 days played time to go from 1-90 so that's quite a low hourly rate but I have fun I guess.  Again that's like adding all time played across many days altogether.  So yep anyhow anyways if you can donate some money to me please do.

Love is kind so the bible says.  Be kind. Donate to me.

Thanks again.

Leeda
Darcy Lee





That's it.  Goto the page and have a look.  You can of course donate directly from the page this text is on by clicking the paypal button.  You now know my story.

Much Love.

Darc


Friday, June 20, 2014

World Of Warcraft. Battlepets. Pokemon.

Moon Moon Wow Pokemon Battlepet.
World of Warcraft.  For the last month and a half i've been playing World of Warcraft.  It's been fun but I seem not to be playing it so much now.  I've been trading in pets and fighting the pokemon for abit for the last couple weeks.  I've made a bit of gold and meet some people.

My first mistake was that you can't learn a level 25 pet unless you've already trained a pet to level 25.  I found this out by making the mistake of buying up heaps like 10 level 25 pets for between 1.5k gold and 2.5k gold thinking I could resell them for heaps more but actually I paid the price that they pretty much go for.  What it did give me was pets to sell on other servers to buy other pets to resell to make money.

There is a quick way to level pets to 25 if you want to Google it.  You basically need 3 mechanicals levelled to about 5-6. Then you head to Karazhan and fight the level 17 eye things.  Get three green quality or better. Then you head to outlands and fight the buzzards or birds that are in the wastelands not far from Shattrath, theres heaps of them and they respawn real fast.  Next you head to the shrine in pandaland and take on the eternal striders there. Once you've captured an eternal strider then it's easy to get them to 25 after a few fights with other eternal striders.

Pierre Wow  Pokemon Battlepet.
One pet I recommend that can be cheap on some servers is an Anubisath Idol.  It can really help in taking on the trainers.  There is actually a 3k reward when you complete the battle pet quests which comes in your mail box. Also you will be able to level 2-3 pets to level 25 by doing all the quests.  So this adds 1-2k  to what the pet is worth depending on the pet.  And once a day you will be able to level a pet to 25 by battling the trainers.
  
Anyway this is what I have found out about World of Warcraft.  It's been fun levelling pets but I think I will only play one more month closer to when Warlords of Draenor comes out just to tidy things up. I'm also hoping to get a level 30 char to 60 by with the remainder of my time which is about 14 days.  I'm definitely going to try and play Warlords of Draenor.  It will be fun.   

Anyway you should level your pets and beat the trainers it can be a good way to make gold.  This unfortunately has been my equivalent of work.

Leeda.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mad Rambles. Cigarettes, For People Who Smoke, Wow and House Dreams.

Haven't been playing World of Warcraft much lately. There isn't much to do if your not raiding. I'm bored with the auction house, I have 135,000 gold. Healing is a challenge. A friend of mine has been playing my mage for me and my mage is now more geared than my druid. Also my friend joined a pretty advanced guild and got walked through Blackwing Descent the first four bosses anyway so my mage is also further raid progressed than my druid. My druid doesn't even have any raid kills.

What else has been going on in my life, not much. I'm still very poor cash money wise. I just got a pay rise of $3.20 NZ dollars a week thank you New Zealand government. That puts me on $308.38 per week NZ dollars in the hand. But there's nothing left over once i've paid all the bills like rent, phone, Internet, electricity, bought petrol and food. Sigh No money left to buy additional stuff that's needed.

So today the 20th of April 2011 is like exactly 7 months since I gave up smoking to the day.

Some things I could suggest that might help but not really. You need something to occupy yourself and pass time for the first couple few days. I used World of Warcraft alot. I just played and passed time. Maybe start playing computer games maybe PS3 or Xbox 360. Getting rid of all tobacco and related stuff is a good idea. Also try and run out of tobacco at night time just before you goto bed so you get the whole night to sleep and be free from cigaretters for at least 8 hours initially before waking up. You will get cravings but you have to resist them this is where occupying yourself comes in.

They say nicotine gum or patches can help with the cravings. I guess you have to be aware that you will get cravings or thoughts about cigarettes but being occupied with things can help them to pass quickly. You have to be determined and have a lot of guts.

Another thing is not being around others who smoke. Often others will offer you cigarettes sometimes going out of there way to make sure you smoke. Also seeing others smoke can make you wonder what it would be like. A temptation.

I'm watching Bastion of Twilight at the moment on World of Warcraft. My friend is playing my mage and i'm using his laptop on Wifi with the batteries. Guess what. The battery died just then and it's now a couple of hours later and i'm back on the desktop and my friend has gone.

My friend got to the last boss of Bastion of Twilight and then got switched out. Not that anyones interested in that.

I was just typing this out on his laptop for something to do. I've truly run out of things to post about. I've asked for money lots on this website but that's failed. No-ones interested in giving me money.

Saying that i've made about $33 dollars US on the google ads u see on this page. Amazing yes. Well the thing is thats over nearly 5 years of having them. Another thing is you don't get paid out until you reach $100 dollars. It's in my interests that people click the ads but mostly the ads are for something terrabad so don't get clicked. Not that I have much traffic anyway. It's all about traffic. The more people you have visiting your site the better you do. So at the current rate I should get a payout from google ads within another 10 years. Lol

I've written about this before but truly I have nothing new to write about. What else can I write about? I'm going through Sisters of Mercy on YouTube at the moment listening to different songs of theres. Someone I knew had there cd a long time ago you should check out Temple of Love by them if you haven't heard it.

Ok i have nothing to write about now. I wish I had more money. Mostly I want a house so I can be somewhere more permanent and be even more retired and have more money because your not paying rent because you own the house. There's still bills like insurance and rates but these are cheaper than paying rent. I dream of owning my own house and not having a mortgage. A nice modern brand new house thats large. House prices are so expensive now that a mortgage is out of the question for me.

It's about (just guessing) $200,000 NZ dollars to buy the cheapest house in the town I live in. That's not in a very nice area and that's not brand new.

Anyway my dream of a house is nearly impossible in today's modern world. In the mean time I still have to deal with a mouse infestation in my current house.

I wish I could afford to move but if I do all my costs will go up and I will have to borrow for bond and weeks in advance which I will have to pay back reducing how much money I have for upto a year. I don't quite feel well or motivated enough to get a job yet. I think i'm allowed to earn upto $80 dollars NZ per week without it affecting my benefit income.

Moving would be a pain unless I found the ideal location. At the moment the supermarket is right across the road from where I live and there are other shops just down the road a little as well. But yeah the supermarket is so useful being able to just run across the road and do your grocery shopping. It would be a lot harder if I had to use my 50cc scooter to do the traveling inbetween home and the supermarket.

Ok so thats me for tonight. The photo is a Northern Mockingbird or Mimus Polyglottos. The other photo is of a random house. Donate by clicking the paypal button.

Darcy Lee

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy New Year Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that. I did the family thing for Christmas.

Not much new happening for me. This is my first post in a little while. It was Sunday December 5th, that was my last post. I guess i've sort of been playing World of Warcraft Cataclysm which came out Dec 7th 2010. I have a 85 Druid and 83 Mage. This time I was able to buy the game on Tuesday Dec 7th 2010 NZ time on that very morning and have it installed and ready to play for when the servers ticked over with Cataclysm which was 9pm NZ time but I can't remember exactly. So I was ready waiting with alot of other people to get my Azeroth flight license.

I've made so far since Dec 24 about 25k in Gold selling enchants on the Auction House. I'm making it selling mostly Wrath of Lick King enchants and a few new Cata ones as well. The best I did was 15 of one type of chant in an hour through advertising on trade. I was making a profit of about 30g on each one and sold 15 in an hour by running a small ad on trade. Advertising helps with the new stuff if people really want it and its at a good price. So I made 450G in an hour from one chant and i've made a lot more sometimes like yesterday the margin was 100g per chant and i sold a few without the advertising. People have made alot more but if I keep going I should do alright. I've got a total of about 75k Saved up at the moment. You have to keep fighting and checking the prices to see that you are still in first place listing on the auction house. Can be annoying with people camping the auction house and always undercutting you.

The XP that you need to go up each level is as follows:

80 - 81 : 1686300 XP

81 - 82 : 2121500 XP

82 - 83 : 4004000 XP

83 - 84 : 5203400 XP

84 - 85 : 9165100 XP

So if your still 80 you can see it will take a while. In the Guild that i'm in we had a druid who got the server first class achievement. He was the second 85 on the server. Also in my guild we had someone get server first archaeology. It took about 25 hours for the first person to go from 80-85. It took me about 4 days but I can't remember exactly.

I managed to stay up for 36 hours when Cataclysm first came out and played non stop virtually only breaking for meals and coffees and stuff. Though leveling was slow for me compared to alot of other people. I've got some experience and will know better for the next expansion pack perhaps 85-90.

So thats pretty much what i've been doing since my last post. Non stop World of Warcraft. I do do other things like Warcraft is getting old now.

This website is still about making money. Not that it makes any money. I'm trying to enterprise through the internet and hope that something I do works and makes me a little money.

It's kinda cool watching posts build up on this website. Not that I get many hits from old posts. My Pet Rock Shop gets heaps more hits than this website and i've put virtually no effort into it and this website fails and gets less hits with me putting all my effort into it. Sad Panda.

In the 15 days of this month so far my Pet RocK Shop has gotten 117 hits and www.darcylee.com has gotten only 49. Yes Sad Panda. The site I post to gets half as many hits as the site I never post to. So. I've been trying for about 5 years now to even make a dollar through the internet. I made $10 US once by selling an advertisement but so far that's about it. I have made $20 or so through Google Adsense where the ads i display on my page if they get clicked I earn $0.20 cents or something crazy for each click. It's kind of a running joke 5 years and zero dollars from punters pretty much.

Do you want to donate. I guess not. No-one does. All the money goes to the skilled bloggers who have important things to say or something to teach.

Heres some interesting facts:

My Dad is a builder/carpenter, my brother is a plumber. One dream I have is for them to build me a house. But the cheapest land in my town goes for about $80,000 and I have nothing. I rent. The biggest mortgage I could possibly obtain is only about 60k in total on my income. I need about $200,000 thousand total. So if I had $140,000 which the only possible means I could come up with such money is by donation through internet or alternatively win lotto but without actually buying tickets cause i don't buy tickets. If I had $140,000 I could then get a brand new house anyway just dreaming here really.

If you donate me a dollar I will spend it on my day to day operating running costs of living.

I will do my best to account for every dollar. You will end my 5 years losing streak at asking and trying to earn money through the internet.

I'm not much of a personality. If I was I could post with humor and skill and earn your also hard won/worked for dollars.

So life goes on I fail at trying to make extra cash to spend and stay above water.

Good luck with your endeavours

Darcy Lee

Sunday, December 5, 2010

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. December 7th 2010.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is the third expansion set for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following the last expansion Wrath of the Lich King. It was officially announced at Blizzcon on August 21, 2009, although details were discovered earlier. After many rumors and much speculation, Blizzard officially announced the release date of December 7, 2010.

Before Cataclysm was announced as the official title of the expansion, it was known internally as World of Warcraft: Worldbreaker.

Shortly after the announcement of the release date, on October 5, Blizzard implemented the overhaul of the game's playing systems (Patch '4.0.1'), including new class builds, profession changes, stat removal, and overall gear overhauls.

Story

The central plot of the expansion is the return of the evil dragon aspect Deathwing the Destroyer (originally Neltharion, the Earth-Warder). Last seen in Warcraft II, Deathwing has spent that time healing himself, and plotting his fiery return from the elemental plane of Deepholm. His return tears through the dimensional barrier within Azeroth, causing a sweeping cataclysm that reshapes much of the world's surface. In the midst of the world-wide disaster comes renewed conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, which is now under the rule of the warrior Garrosh Hellscream.

In the wake of Deathwing's rise, Azeroth has been transformed: previously lush jungle areas have been reduced to burning waste, while once-desert environments have undergone a similar-but-inverse change into fresh green growth. Likewise, the Alliance has pushed into the Barrens and destroyed Camp Taurajo, while the Barrens itself has been split in two by a massive volcanic fissure.

Environmental Redesign

One of the primary features of Cataclysm is the redesign of the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor areas introduced with the launch of World of Warcraft in 2004; while the previous game design didn't allow for the use of flying mounts in 'old-world' areas, those areas have been completely redesigned with flight in mind for Cataclysm.

Major changes are being brought to these zones. Each faction will have a smoother leveling process, as all old quests are scrapped and replaced with new ones that will incorporate updated gameplay and mechanics that have been changed or redesigned since the game's release.

Along with the redesign of each zone, each race will have its own respective starting area, where players will do a series of quests in a chain that will bring them up to level 5-6, before sending them out of the small area, and into the rest of the world.

Each zone will also have its own storyline, through a series of quests, as to keep the player interested in doing side quests. Each of the zones that are faction specific, however, will cater only to those of the faction that controls that zone. Neutral, or 'contested' zones, will feature a PvP (Player-Versus-Player) based quest line, making the player compete against the opposing faction (Horde against Alliance, and vice versa) to achieve the desired goal of their faction. This feature makes usage of phasing, which was first seen in The Burning Crusade expansion.

New features

  • Level cap raised from 80 to 85
  • Players will be able to use flying mounts in old-world Azeroth zones (flying mounts were previously restricted to Northrend and Outland because of design limitations)
  • Redesigned and updated zones within Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms
  • New towns and around 3500 new quests
  • Redesigned low and mid-level quests to accompany updated zones
  • Seven new dungeons: Blackrock Caverns, Throne of the Tides, the Stonecore, the Vortex Pinnacle, the Lost City of the Tol'vir, the Halls of Origination, and Grim Batol, all available in regular and heroic modes at level 85
  • Three new raids: The Bastion of Twilight, Blackwing Descent and Throne of the Four Winds, plus the Tol Barad Prison raid dungeon after PvP zone completion (more raids planned to be released with later patches)
  • Two previously released dungeons—Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep—will be re-vamped with an added Heroic Mode for level 85 players
  • New battlegrounds and a new world-PVP zone, Tol-Barad (similar to the Wintergrasp world-PvP zone introduced in Wrath of the Lich King)
  • A new secondary skill: Archaeology
  • An overhaul of the Glyph system with three types of Glyphs: Prime, Major, and Minor. In addition, Glyphs are taught as a spell and can now be switched around without the purchase of additional glyphs. However, you will need a new material called "Vanishing Powder" to replace existing Glyphs with new ones.
  • A rated battleground system, along with associated new rewards
  • Newly accessible zones including Uldum, Deepholm, the Sunken City of Vash'jir, the Twilight Highlands and Mount Hyjal (previously only featured as a time travel destination within the Caverns of Time)
  • Two new playable races, Goblins and Worgen
  • Addition of new race/class combinations (Tauren can now be Paladins, Gnomes can now be Priests, Undead can now be Hunters, etc.)
  • Introduction of new stats such as Mastery, which will enhance certain abilities (both active and passive) depending on the player's class and talent specialization
  • Changes to class mechanics, including abolishing the use of ammunition and stand-alone warlock soul shards, consolidation of totems and buffs, the addition of holy power for paladins, an eclipse mechanic for Druids, Rage normalization, changes to the rune system, the change from mana to focus for hunters, and racial bonuses
  • Warlocks and Hunters now attain a combat pet at level 1 without needing to do a quest. Warlocks get an imp, Hunters get a pet based on their race (Dwarves get a bear, Humans get a wolf, Undead get a spider, etc.)
  • Revamp of the stat system, removing such stats as mana per 5 seconds (MP5), armor penetration and defense rating and integrating them in other ways such as talents or the new mastery stat.
  • Major changes to the cities of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, with minor adjustments to others
  • New starting areas for Trolls and Gnomes at levels 1-5
  • Player talent trees have been reworked to a 31 point tree and players will have a total of 41 talent points at level 85. Consequently, the talent trees are being "trimmed", and will look (superficially) much like the talent trees players had available on WoW's launch. Although it seems counterintuitive, Blizzard actually says this will give players more options, as the talents they are trimming felt mandatory previously. Instead of the old method of one talent point per level (after level 10) players get one point at level 10, then a point every odd level (e.g. 11, 13, 15....) afterwards.
  • Unlike the current talent system where a player learns his or her first talent point at level 10 and is able to place that point and any subsequent point wherever he or she chooses, in Cataclysm, at level 10 a player must choose a talent specialization (spec) and only spend points in that "tree" until they have reached 31 points. Once 31 points have been spent, he or she is able to use the rest of his or her attained points in any of the 3 trees. When the player chooses a specialization at 10, they will gain one major active skill that sets that spec apart from the others, and 2-3 passive skills that support that particular tree. This was done in order to make players feel as though they are actually specialized in a specific talent tree as soon as they are able to choose one, rather than at higher levels where enough points have been placed into the tree of their choosing to make that feel like their specialization.
  • Experimental support for DirectX 11 through the command line.
  • New raid and PvP currency systems

In addition, Cataclysm is planned to utilize the revamped community platform Battle.net which is being integrated with other Blizzard games such as StarCraft II and Diablo III.

Many of these changes have already been put into place as of Patch 4.0.1, which added all the new systems (new talents, glyph system, spell changes, resource changes, pets at level 1, removal of stats from items and from the game, mastery, and others). In addition, the changes to old zones were made in patch 4.0.3a, which was released to live servers on November 23, 2010.

A previously-announced feature, called Path of the Titans, was subsequently removed from the initial Cataclysm launch for unknown reasons. Path of the Titans was to be an 'alternate' method of character advancement after the level 85 cap had been reached; while keeping the level cap in place, the Path system would have allowed a player to continue enhancing their existing skills and talents.

So thats that another 2-3 days at the time of this post before release. All of that comes from wikipedia. I'm just using this as page filler. Google never actually picks this stuff up or at least I never get any hits from it, also to remind me when cataclysm came out. I been playing World of Warcraft for about three years now. Got about 200 days of slash played time. Thats 200 days total time added up from over about 3 years. So in 3 years i've spent 200 days of that time sitting in a chair playing World of Warcraft.

You can see more about Cataclysm at this WowWiki page.