With the new World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion in the works Blizzard has released information about two new areas, Gilneas and the Lost Isles.
Fingers crossed I can get access to the World of Warcraft Cataclysm beta release :)
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Gilneas
Gilneas is located on the peninsula south of Silverpine Forest.
The human kingdom had supported the Alliance during the Second War, but King Greymane had no qualms about severing all ties to the outside world when it became clear that the Alliance needed Gilneas more than Gilneas needed the Alliance. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, darkness fell on Gilneas after the Greymane Wall’s gates had been closed, and the worgen curse ravaged the nation. Before long, Gilneans were fighting against Gilneans in a bloody civil war that left the kingdom in tatters. Remarkably, the people of Gilneas have somehow managed to hold on to the last vestiges of their humanity… for now.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Lost Isles
The preconception that any goblin would sell their best friend for a fistful of gold is not entirely unfounded: many of them probably would and some actually do.
The truth is that quite a few goblins combine a shrewd business sense with a certain level of… moral flexibility. For example, after the cataclysm reawakened a volcano on their home island one of the goblins’ trade princes realized that there was good money to be made in offering panicked goblins a ticket to safety on his ship, taking their life savings – and then selling them into slavery. A clever plan, until it (and the ship) fell apart in a naval crossfire between an Alliance fleet and a lone Horde ship. The shipwreck’s survivors washed ashore on the Lost Isles off the coast of Kalimdor, where they discover that the island’s dense jungles harbor many mysteries and more than a few unpleasant surprises.