The Zandalari Rise in World of Warcraft Patch 4.1 Today

By Chad Awkerman

April 26, 2011

The latest expansion for World of Warcraft, Cataclysm, has been out since December, and we’ve seen a bevvy of minor updates, hotfixes and patches throughout the months since. However, this is the first large content patch since the expansion’s release. Rise of the Zandalari brings back a couple fan-favorite dungeons in a revamped setting and for a smaller group of adventurers.

My personal vanilla-WoW raid, Zul’Gurub, returns as a 5-man heroic dungeon, as well as the Burning Crusade-era raid Zul’Aman, designed for the same group makeup and progression level. One thing that bothers me about this is that these are favorite dungeons for many, many WoW players, yet they re-release them with only a heroic mode, so more casual players have a harder time to check things out. That’s rather depressing, considering when I first heard this news I was ecstatic to check out my old ZG stomping grounds again.

Ah well, I’ll just play Rift instead. Zing! Although, Blizzard always outdoes themselves with patch trailers, and you can check out the one for this gigantic batch of updates below. You can also check out the full list of patch notes.

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Eldest Souls - Launch Trailer
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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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