DirecTV did a surprise interview with Tom Chilton, and there's some interesting stuff out of it. In particular, the famed and somewhat vaporware Dance Studio is still in the works and will be released once they have enough content! This is the first thing we've heard about it in a very long time. A great little surprise for the day! The full interview transcript below and after the break.
Interesting decision to make Tol'Barab similar to the Isle of Quel'Danans. What is your thinking? What is it going to look like?
It's what you'd consider an Alcatraz to be. It's an abandoned island. It's a central hub for daily quests. Really where players are going to be and do their daily activity. On PvP servers it's going to create a lot of friction and action all the time. At the central part of the island, it's going to feel a lot like Wintergrasp did.
Tell me a little bit about Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is one of our new BGs where introducing. Capture the flag, solid game play. A lot like Warsong Gultch. It's a proven game play style, a lot of people like to capture the flag.
When is the beta going to be coming down?
It generally comes down a little bit before we go live with a patch. [no direct answer of when the beta is ending]
When is the Cataclysm pre-event?
It's already getting geared up. We're going to see large scale elemental invasions of the cities. That's going to escalate. For a while it's going to shut down the world.
How far out is that?
A couple of weeks before Cataclysm.
Where are the new dances? Will path of the titans make a comeback?
We have been working on new dances. We'll put that into the dance studio feature we've been working on before, and will release that when we have enough content and it's ready.
Path of the titans, it's too early to say if it'll make a comeback.
How many tiers of content before Deathwing?
We're still trying to figure that out. We know we'll have a patch 4.1 and 4.2. We don't know if Deathwing will be in 4.2 or 4.3.