It’s another one of those occasional, non-humor themed video posts… but still you have to hand it to Blizzard, they sure can punch out an awesome opening cinematic. Almost makes me want to hop back into WoW for a little bit when this is released!

Also a sidenote: If you’re a fire breathing, earthquake causing city sized dragon with wings that spread giant flames with every flap… do you REALLY need pieces of armor nailed into you? Better safe than sorry I guess but still…

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Posted by Shawn Handyside on October 18, 2010 · 9:54 PM 
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70 Responses to “[VIDEO] World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – Cinematic Intro”

  1. Ichiinu on October 18th, 2010 10:09 pm

    Ohh snap! You just got BURNED!

  2. Badonk on October 18th, 2010 10:18 pm

    Dammit Shawn! You make me reveal my WoW nerdiness!

    Deathwing is one of the 5 Great Dragon aspects, Originally good, thousands of years before the game he went insane for reasons im not going to bother to say. Being the Dragon aspect of earth (or earthwarder) going insane caused him to experience what happens when the earth is in upheaval, in other words he is slowly tearing himself apart. The plates are not armor, they are in place so he is not torn apart. Also, he is in constant pain, making him even more crazy.

    This is what i get for reading books based on video games >.<

  3. AbrohamLincoln on October 18th, 2010 10:22 pm

    1:21… Oh the humanity.

  4. Dr. Furry on October 18th, 2010 10:23 pm

    people still play this crap?

  5. codemaster525 on October 18th, 2010 10:24 pm

    Also a sidenote: If you’re a fire breathing, earthquake causing city sized dragon with wings that spread giant flames with every flap… do you REALLY need pieces of armor nailed into you? Better safe than sorry I guess but still…

    Its to protect it if a Pokemon uses a water attack.

  6. Davian3000 on October 18th, 2010 10:28 pm

    Ya know… ever since they announced the expansion, I was thinking "How the hell are they going to make Deathchin more/just as epic as Arthas?" I think they just pulled it off.

  7. ZegenRuki on October 18th, 2010 10:47 pm

    Brother: Hey, you have to play Cata with me.
    Me: What? Why? I got out of WoW a year ago.
    Brother: You have to check out the intro!
    Me: *sigh* Fine… *watches* … *two minutes later* God dammit, Blizzard! Stop pulling me back in!

  8. Shatman on October 18th, 2010 10:53 pm

    Shawn, Dodongos can't fly, and we have enough to worry about INSIDE our bodies.

  9. Arb on October 18th, 2010 10:55 pm

    He needs armor because he knows he disobeyed the evil overlord list and will get his shit ruined because of it. Turning into or being a lizard NEVER works.

  10. TCC on October 18th, 2010 10:57 pm

    Beta FTW! :D

  11. A_Creative_Name on October 18th, 2010 11:04 pm

    I knew two fire breathing, earthquake causing city sized dragon with wings that spread giant flames with every fap. Only one had armor nailed to him. Guess which one died.

  12. Illius_Nakarou on October 18th, 2010 11:08 pm

    Deathwing, king of the flamers

  13. Rothide on October 18th, 2010 11:19 pm

    Also a sidenote: If you’re a fire breathing, earthquake causing city sized dragon with wings that spread giant flames with every flap… do you REALLY need pieces of armor nailed into you? Better safe than sorry I guess but still…

    Actually that's less for protection and more for keeping himself from being ripped apart totally by his sheer power. He doesn't wear it for security, but to make sure his flesh doesn't fly all over the place when he is doing his thing.

  14. TCC on October 18th, 2010 11:41 pm

    …. I'm still not prepared. D:

  15. Guppy06 on October 19th, 2010 12:10 am

    Now bring me the tails of 5 metal-covered rats!

  16. Darth_Destro on October 19th, 2010 1:01 am

    I have never played WoW. Between my XBox Live account, and my City of Heroes/City of Villains/Aion account, and Final Fantasy 11 account I can't afford any more.

    Though I never really liked FF11 that much…

    Sadly, if/when I get rid of it, Star Wars:The Old republic is coming out. And as a dedicated Star Wars geek, I have to set priorities.

  17. Kirby_Emprer on October 19th, 2010 1:14 am

    Shawn the thing is he doesn't NEED it… he wants it… but who doesn't want awesome armor?

  18. NekoKnight on October 19th, 2010 2:17 am

    Being a dragon the size of a freaking city that causes the earth to sunder whenever I roll in my sleep, do you know how hard it is for me to make friends? People explode when I smile at them, you don't even want to see what happens when I frown.

    People say I BURN WITH RAGE but mostly I'm just ronry. :'(

  19. Jerenator on October 19th, 2010 2:32 am

    Guess you can't kill -This- with fire.

  20. Sir_Nox on October 19th, 2010 2:34 am

    "Oh look, a bird flying this way…Oh, looks like its a phoenix…A really-BIG-phoenix…NOT A PHOENIX! NOT A PHOENIX!"

  21. darkdan1100 on October 19th, 2010 2:43 am


  22. sims796 on October 19th, 2010 9:04 am

    Damn, now I gotta g out and buy THIS one. Goo-bye, social life.

    Who the hell am I kidding. Social life? Pfft.

    Still, not looking forward to the cries of NEEEEERRRFF coming from the WoW boards.

  23. balmonte on October 19th, 2010 9:35 am

    Best part of this expansion is going to be calling the paladin holy bar "The Dangle."

  24. Kalvien on October 19th, 2010 10:01 am

    *puts on his nerd glasses*

    Well, Shawn, he actually has the "armor" on because he was becoming so powerful that his body was tearing itself apart. The armor is actually what is keeping him together..

  25. Dimomarg on October 19th, 2010 10:44 am

    Board Games on Armored Dragons anyone?

  26. SentryGunner on October 19th, 2010 11:32 am

    I think a better question is, when your a giant city sized dragon which chooses to nail armour to themself, why don't you armour up the giant weakspot on your soft underbelly.

  27. GraveZombie on October 19th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Hello Gamers.

    Look at your boss, now back to me, now back at your boss, now back to me.
    Sadly he isnt me. But if he stopped be a micro-manager and switched to being a giant fire dragon, he could be as cool as me.

    Look down, back up, where are you, your in a meeting, with the boss your boss could be like. Whats in your hand, back to me, I have it, its a memo telling you to spread more fire. Look down, back up. The memo is now a earthquake.

    Anything is possible when your boss is a fire breathing dragon and not a 60 year old man. I'm Deathwing.

  28. supreme_slayer on October 19th, 2010 5:49 pm

    He may be a dragon ON FIRE, but he's still got nothing on dragons… BACK FROM THE DEAD! (Also, anyone else notice how he sort of sounds like Darth Vader)?

  29. wowman on October 19th, 2010 7:51 pm

    i almost went berzerk after seeing the pure uncontroled awesomeness that was unleasht only to remember that on release all servers will be jammed, sigh

  30. MintySinty on October 19th, 2010 8:29 pm

    I'm still disappointed that never actually happened. That would have been a pretty interesting bit of lore…
    Plus, that hookah would make quite an object for the game environment.

  31. reverendki11joy on October 19th, 2010 9:02 pm

    apparently if you go by the cinematic it looks like he was hiding under barrens for god knows how long… the chat would slowly drive anyone into a permanently pissed off state… or break their mind… or both

  32. reverendki11joy on October 19th, 2010 9:07 pm

    Hold on a tick…. the chest plate they put on him at the begining of the cinematic isnt on him in the last scene…. I MUST COOOOOMMMMPLLLLAAAAIIIN

  33. BasketGT on October 19th, 2010 9:55 pm

    Good thing I can dodge that.

  34. Badonk on October 20th, 2010 12:45 am

    It's from a Warcraft point and click game that blizzard never finished.

  35. Shadowlyger on October 20th, 2010 2:42 am

    Well, it’s not quite “armor” persay, though having adamantine plates bolted to your flesh can’t hurt in the defense department. No, rather, the plating isn’t to keep weapons out, it’s to keep Deathwing IN. Notice the hole the first plate is bolted over; that’s a hole in his SKIN. With MAGMA seeping out of it. This is because he has grown so ludicrously powerful that his own body is TEARING ITSELF APART from the inside out. Hence the adamantine plating.

    Having your own body ripping itself to pieces AND having searing hot adamantine plates bolted to your flesh cannot possibly be anything other than mind-shatteringly painful, though. Better than the alternative, I guess.

    … I just realized that Deathwing has literally taken precautions against exploding from absorbing too much power. Holy shit.

  36. Kitty_vixen84 on October 20th, 2010 8:24 am

    GOD DAMMIT BLIZZARD!!!!! Just when i think i've gotten away they pull me back in T_T I have a sinking feeling my husband will be begging me to play this with him >.>'

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