Cataclysm hits South Australia

Adelaide weather radar image

The Cataclysmic weather over Adelaide at 6:30pm

While Azeroth is being ravaged by the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing, a cataclysm of very different proportions has hit southern Australia.

It’s the first week of summer in the southern hemisphere – but that didn’t stop the weather thrashing Adelaide today. A series of freak thunderstorms dumped nearly 2 inches of rain across the city in just two hours, with severe wind warnings and reports of scattered hailstorms.

It was the sort of weather nobody had seen for years. The result? The surface of Adelaide was reforged… jagged fissures were formed in the soft earth and the rivers filled, flooding the plains and valleys.

Seriously though, while Adelaide will probably dry out in a few days, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is now live, and Azeroth will never be the same again.

Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment explains:

“Cataclysm adds an incredible amount of new content for players to explore, revitalizing the game world and building on everything we’ve learned since World of Warcraft launched over six years ago.

“We thank all of our beta testers for helping make this our best expansion yet, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the new Azeroth.”

Two new playable races – the goblins and the worgen – have joined the ongoing World of Warcraft struggle between the Horde and the Alliance. There is a new level cap of 85, plus new levels of power and all sorts of tweaks and adjustments to skills and crafting. Explore the devastation that Deathwing has left in his wake – and, if you’re lucky, come face to face with him in a battle to determine the fate of the world.

…now if you’ll excuse me, I’m not sure where I left my umbrella.

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