In an interesting turn of events, we’re apparently going to get assaulted by Deathwing a LOT in the next expansion. WoW Insider highlighted a blue post today explaining that after Cataclysm launches and Deathwing bursts from Deepholm, he’s going to be causing a lot of chaos…basically until the expansion after Cataclysm:
One of Azeroth’s oldest adversaries will soon tear through the Elemental Plane to reforge the world in flame, but this foe won’t be conducting his reign of terror from the confines of a castle or lair. Deathwing is a destructive force the likes of which adventurers have yet to see in World of Warcraft, and his appetite for devastation can only be satisfied by the shattering of the world. Following his explosive escape from Deepholm, Deathwing will cast a deadly shadow over the people of Azeroth as he wreaks indiscriminate havoc across the land.
Once free to terrorize the world, Deathwing will randomly choose territories in Azeroth to attack each day until his ruinous reign is brought to an end. A blackened sky will be the only warning before every living creature caught in his approach is consumed by his terrible fire. The unfortunate victims of his malice will receive a rare Feat of Strength… as well as a repair bill and corpse run.
When Deathwing returns, you’d best keep your eyes on the skies.
My reaction? That’s awesome. Think about it. PvP. PvE. RP. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you and anything else in that area are doing, you are going to be incinerated. Why? I mean after all, it’s not necessarily fair. But you know what? It really gives the feel that the boss of this expansion really doesn’t care about your little insignificant character. Or anyone else for that matter.
I can’t wait.