World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Interviews

GamesCom and BlizzCon have given birth to three more World of Warcraft: Cataclysm interviews - two with lead producer J. Allen Brack and one with game director Tom Chilton.

Ten Ton Hammer chats with Mr. Brack:
The main boss in Burning Crusade was Illidan, Arthas is the end boss for Wrath of the Lich King. Will there be another boss between Arthas and Deathwing in Cataclysm?

We're not going to make another end boss. We may do something. But the Lich King is the boss of Wrath of the Lich King. (laughter) His name's in the title. Similarly, Deathwing will be the final boss of Cataclysm. There may be other things that come up that we do, but as for giant content patches, he's the last boss.

Will any content updates come between now and Icecrown Citadel?

No, the next content patch we're going to do is Icecrown Citadel. It's going to have the 5-man dungeons, the 10- and 25- person raid for Arthas, and that's the last content patch of that magnitude. There might be another small thing.

So does Games On Net:
Part of how they're planning on making the game "more awesome" is the major world-changing event that will happen as soon as the expansion hits. Brack explains:

"The cataclysmic event is Deathwing coming up from Deepholm, and that is a one-time cataclysmic event. There will be other things that we do start to weave into the story - like these other races, and learning how to do new class/race - there will be a storyline that does help lead into that, the latest patch has already started that up. But in terms of the world transforming, that does all happen at once... a big bang."

And GameTrailers goes after Mr. Chilton in a nearly five-minute video interview.