For a massively multiplayer online role playing game, the World of Warcraft is getting a bit long in the tooth. But that doesn't mean it can't excite players with new content from time to time. Very soon, Activision Blizzard will be releasing Patch 4.2: Rage of the Firelands.
This patch will include new raids, new quests, and a quest for legendary gear. There will also be the usual re-balancing of classes for both PVE and PVP players. For the uninitiated, that means players will likely have to adjust how they play their classes because spell and melee attack combinations could be completely different.
Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of what's in store for raiders in the Firelands. Obviously, the key villain in Patch 4.2 is going to be Azeroth's old nemesis - the Firelord, Ragnaros. But the trailer also shows that are going to be numerous sub-bosses to dispatch as you work you way to Ragnaros.
We can start an informal pool: How long before some group defeats Ragnaros? A week? Two weeks? A month?
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.