Patch 3.3.5+ is upon us! “Proof?” you say? We’ve two bits of anecdotal evidence for you: the servers going down for maintenance and the screenshot to the right. Good enough?
Yes, the Pre-Cataclysm events coming. As I type this, I’m highly anticipating the engagement known as the Fight for Gnomeregan!
For those that have had their head in the sand, the Pre-Cataclysm events include Zalazane’s Fall, and Operation: Gnomeregan. These were included in the 3.3.5 Patch files and could be activated by an “on switch”. These retaking of gnomish and troll lands will lead up to the release of Patch 4.0 — events that promise to change Azeroth forever.
For those too lazy to use their own powers of deduction, this means that Cataclysm should only be 6-8 weeks away. Perhaps Blizzard will make their Pre-BlizzCon release as intended. Things can still change, but I highly doubt it. Blizzard rarely does things shotgun, and the roadmap following Zalazane and Operation: Gnomeregan was already made public.
Remember: ZG, as a raid, is gone in Cataclysm, and Loremaster will still be in, just changed to accommodate the Cataclysm changes. This means that you better get a move on for those coveted achievements and mounts before Cataclysm’s release!
If you need a reminder of what the quest chains are like, hit the “Continue Reading” Button for our videos; courtesy of Amatera and Juggynaut.
Fixed the patch version. It seems that Blizzard didn’t update the version with the release of these events.
Operation: Gnomeregan (Part 1)
Operation: Gnomeregan (Part 2)
And for our Horde players: