michael_fuchs World of Warcraft Announces Micro-Holidays
When World Of Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King expansion was released in Chinese mainland on August 31, 2010, the rest of the world's players had played it for about 2 years and they would get Cataclysm 4 months later. But WOW(CN) then sped up and tried to shorten the distance between WOW(CN) and the global version. While Chinese WOWers just enjoy the 30% buff against Lich King, they are about to witness the shake of the earth and the catastrophe of Azeroth - Cataclysm is coming to China.
To celebrate, excited Chinese WoW fan made this Cataclysm paper-cut
According to WOW(CN) publisher NetEase, Cataclysm will be released in China on July 12. What's more, WOW(CN) will skip several patches and directly embrace the 4.1 version (Patch 4.1 released worldwide in April 2011). That could be good news for Chinese WOWers, for patch 4.1 lowers many instances' difficulty.
WOW(CN) is gradually catching up with the world's pace, but it's still a very unique version, compared to the official version, because of the Chinese censorship. Just like WLK, those parts that are considered bloody and violent have been edited or removed. Below are some of the examples.