Blizzard begins World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta

Mark today as the start of the downfall of the WoW servers yet again, Blizzard has just announced that the closed beta test for Cataclysm has begun. The invites have already started and those with Blizzcon beta passes should already be able to cash in their golden ticket.

The focus of the new beta is to get feedback and develop the balance and content to the liking of the community, often the development revolves around the last open feedback call and misses the latest trends in the community. For those new to the expansion, Cataclysm takes players to devastated areas once familiar in WoW. In an effort to survive the Wogen and Goblins will join the fight between Alliance and the Horde as they come to face the Deathwing in a battle for all life.

For more info check out the official page:

Sweet news for many, bad news for me as most of my Xfire contacts will now fall off the face of the earth into WoW again.

Aion Online shows off the Cleric Class

MMO games… you do tease me so well, unfortunately for a game like Aion I’m a bit jaded after playing Guild Wars to death (which seems to be a backbone engine for the company now) and getting a lackluster performance from Tabula Rasa. Aion seems to be a new shift for the company but will the intense color and soft shimmer be enough?

We’ll find out when it arrives it seems as most of us were stuck in Champions Online for beta play the past months.

For those who have been following Aion and want to see some of the new shots check out our images here.