The next big thing in the World of Warcraft is Cataclysm. Though much of the content has been released in the leadup to the go-live date we are now finally completely cataclysmic.
We can now create characters using the new races (Goblin for the Horde and the Worgen for the Alliance). They both look great and should prove very tempting for players.
The world itself has seen dramatic changes which should reinvigorate peoples interest, and it needs to. One of the things about MMOs is that they are highly addictive, yet the players can be fickle and like to try new games - at some point another will come along that will lure players away for more than a fleeting look at the competition. For now Blizzard are delivering in this genre of MMOs with significant resources being poured into the mighty beast that is WoW.
Here are a few of the concept art pieces on the WoW site for Cataclysm - lovely emotive work that must inspire the digital artists:
[Concept art for World of Warcraft Cataclysm via the official site]