World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Zone Preview

Ten Ton Hammer has whipped up another screenshot-laden preview for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, this time introducing us to the changes headed to the desert zone of Tanaris.
The reason for Gadgetzan's growth is clear as soon as you take a look on the eastern side of the city. The waters that once stood far outside the city have come in completely obliterating Steamwheedle Port and anything else in the water's path. Survivors can still be seen clinging to the tops of buildings where Steamwheedle Port once stood. Because of the destruction of their port and the close proximity of the water Gadgetzan has become a thriving port city almost overnight.

A boat is in operation, however, it currently only takes players on a rather scenic route around the harbor. There was some interest in this seemingly pointless journey however, as those who take the boat will discover first hand that Southsea Pirates have formed a sort of blockade where the harbor meets the sea. Southsea Pirate ships dot the waters and Southsea Pirates can be found on many of the small pieces of land still above water.