Cataclysm brought two new races into the spotlight of Azeroth: the technologically-gifted Goblins and the cursed, feral Worgen. Each left their own footprint in the world; the Worgen regions present a very Victorian-esque style of architecture and a Goblin settlement can be seen a mile away with its haphazard carpentry and billowing smoke.
The style of equipment introduced in Cataclysm naturally follows a theme of doomsday and destruction. Much of it is modeled after the theme of “twilight”, the idea that the sun is setting and the world’s time is coming to an end.
The most noticeable figure, however, is Deathwing himself. His silhouette is immediately recognizable, featuring a thick crown of thorns and a metallic, almost bulldozer-like lower jaw. With lava pouring out of scales held together by metal plates, Deathwing is the perfect symbol for Cataclysm as a whole – a raging, destructive mass only held together by loose and fragile bonds. Whether Blizzard’s intention or not, it is a grand representation of the world of Azeroth as a whole.
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