Looks like we'll probably be playing as Worgen and Goblin in next World of Warcraft expansion


While I haven’t logged into World of Warcraft since, I don’t know, February (for the Valentines Day things), a new expansion should bring me back into the fold. Most fans know that Blizzard trademarked the name “Cataclysm,” and that’s what we expect the name of the next expansion to be. But now! Now, friends, wow.com’s sources have pretty much confirmed two new races for the expansion. Say hello, probably, to the Worgen (Alliance) and the Goblin (Horde).

Now, as an on-again, off-again member of the Alliance, I’m obligated to roll Worgen, which is just fine with me; it’s about time Alliance gets a “cool” looking race. Conversely, you couldn’t pay me to roll a Goblin, even if i I were a card-carrying member of the Horde.

In any event, Blizzon is next week, and I’d assume Blizzard will reveal a bit more on Cataclysm. I might just have to buy the Web stream now. (If I had put any thought into this, I might have convinced TechCrunch to fly me out to Anaheim for the show itself. Oh, well!)

And yeah, I expect to be knee deep in wowwiki for the next few hours.