What was your first reaction when Chris Metzen loudly said the next expansion was World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? I was there in the press seats, and I can tell you I was excited. Well, except when the huge explosion queued in along with Deathwing’s roar. I almost get a heart attack. Come on, I’m a New Yorker. We are starting to get used to explosions.

Cataclysm is going to be awesome no doubt, and there’s so much room to expand upon the lore and all those long epic quest series that ended abruptly and can now be revisited for a continuation. It’s gonna be hard to quit WoW. Not only do we have Icecrown Citadel to tackle for a while, there will be an epic world event prior to Cataclysm. Who didn’t love the zombie invasion? It had some problems here and there, but that was so totally nuts in a cool way. You could become a zombie and attack other players. We’ll see more of the Twilight’s Hammer. We will see some tremors here and there. Probably get to see some interesting quests from NPCs and faction leaders showing concern about the tremors. I can’t but think of that artwork Chris Metzen showed us at Blizzcon with Thrall carrying babies and children to protect them from the Cataclysm.

It reminded me so much to Sir Lothar carrying Prince Varian and other children escaping the destruction of Stormwind during the First War. Many of you had different reactions to the Cataclysm announcement, but all of those most likely were positive.

You know you really want to play World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Here’s Nadine’s reaction to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Maybe yours was similar?