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.