Initial Impressions of Warcraft’s New Cataclysm Races? The Worgen are Awesome

A. Quinton — Jul. 26th 2010

Over the past few weeks, beta testers have been getting a chance to check out the new races and terrain Blizzard’s latest Word of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. So far the reactions seem to be extremely positive, particularly where the Alliance’s new werewolf-like race, the Worgen, are concerned. Donnie Ingalls of Ripten says “Everyone and and their mother is going to be playing a Worgen when Cataclysm hits the shelves,” right before unapologetically using the term “cool-o-meter”. Steve Butts at The Escapist goes into detail describing the start of the Worgen game. Apparently you start off as a human fighting against the Worgen in a foggy Victorian setting, until you’re inadvertently bitten and wake up in stocks with fur and claws.

I got giddy just typing that. When Cataclysm finally comes out I’m screwed.

  • Strange, my original comment some how got bugged.

  • Chris Bradford

    Mehh. . . Worgen have Popeye arms, just like all of the other PC races.

  • Ryan

    Can’t wait.

  • Dmitry

    Worgen do not have tails. That is a huge bummer.

  • Writhing

    D: No tail, you’re right. Maybe they’re half schipperke?

  • Werewolf

    Yeah I wish they had tails, but probably not since npc worgens don’t have them… they’re still in beta, but one thing I hope they fix is to make them run on all fours like npcs cause right now their run looks really, really bad XD

    But other than those things they are coming along nicely, definaly the best playable werewolf (not like there are tons to choose from though) race in a mmorpg; I can’t wait for the expansion to come out myself either ^..^