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7-01-2009 @ 3:33PM
Impressive. Last time around the word on WotLK got out early because people were watching the Trademark activity and figured out it was going to be Wrath when Blizzard filed Trademark papers in late July 2007. This time, having learned from that experience, they are filing early rather than waiting a week or two before Blizzcon. This has to be the new expansion. Too bad the name indicates nothing about what it will be.
7-01-2009 @ 3:38PM
What? The name indicates everything on what it will be. Go to www.wowwiki.com and type in Cataclysm. It refers to the Great Sundering. Which has to do with the Maelstrom and the Well of Eternity being destroyed.The word "Wrath" is WAY more vague than Cataclysm.
7-01-2009 @ 3:40PM
The Wikipedia article sums up a cataclysm as epic destruction with water. Put 2 and 2 together and that equals Maelstrom. :)
7-01-2009 @ 3:44PM
From WoWWiki:Cataclysm may also refer to the Great Sundering, or the destruction of Draenor.Glad that clears it up for you...I don't find a one-sentence statement under a Warlock's abilities page to be a definitive answer as to what Cataclysm refers to. Also, when Blizzard filed the trademarks for WotLK, it was for "Wrath of the Lich King". Not "Wrath". Here's the WoW.com link:http://www.wow.com/2007/08/02/wotlk-trademarked-by-blizzard/Cataclysm, whatever it is, appears to be the full title.
7-01-2009 @ 3:52PM
To be fair T, you have to click the link to the page Great Sundering in order to get more info. That 1 sentence under the Warlocks ability is only there to alert you that there are more than one references to the word.There isn't TOO much more info, but what is there is enough to prove it has to do with the Great Sundering and the Maelstrom.
7-01-2009 @ 3:55PM
Wikipedia also says "The modern usage of cataclysm is mostly confined to geological phenomena of high significance". Given that the destruction of Draenor seems to also be referred to as a cataclysm (according to the WoWWiki page), I don't think Blizz only uses the water-based definition.
7-01-2009 @ 4:10PM
@TreosI stand corrected--I did not follow the link all the way.
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