Blizzcon review: Part two

Continuing to look at the news from Blizzcon ’09, I’m today going to examine all the news about the first new playable race, the Goblins.

Now as you probably know, the Goblins are going to be affiliated with the Horde. While the Steemwheedle Cartel in particular has always been friendlier towards the Horde, these Goblins have really just joined the Horde for protection from Alliance troops; I’m not going to go into detail about the lore behind the race, but up until the Cataclysm they were mainly living on the Isle of Kezan in the South Seas. When Deathwing broke through from Deepholm, the volcano underneath Kezan became active. The Goblins fled for their lives, and a cunning Trade Prince saw opportunity for profit. Promising the Goblins safe passage away from the island on his ship, he took their life savings in exchange for transport, with the plan to sell them into slavery later.¬†However, the ship got caught in a crossfire between an Alliance and Horde ship, and after the shipwreck the Goblins found themselves washed up among the Lost Isles, which are just off the coasts of Durotar and Azshara, and which are where the Goblin race will start in WoW.

So having seen their backstory and introduction, let’s take a look (literally and figuratively) at the in-game race itself.

Time is money, friend!

Time is money, friend!

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Cataclysm speculation

Now that the news from yesterday has been out for about a day, I think it’d be a bit silly to keep hiding things behind breaks, as everyone should have heard the name of the new expansion, Cataclysm, at the very least. So you’ve been warned; from now on, I won’t be concealing or announcing any spoilers I mention.

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