#1 - Nov. 29, 2010, 2:36 p.m.
Blizzard Post

Deathwing's emergence will change much more than the face of Azeroth; it will also introduce new dangers and adventures for the brave heroes who recently triumphed over the Lich King in Northrend. For those of you who have returned victorious from the cold north and are now prepared to battle against Deathwing and the sinister Twilight's Hammer cult under Cho'gall, a difficult choice awaits.

Where will you go first in your quest to spare Azeroth from annihilation?

Two perilous roads lie before you. One path leads to Mount Hyjal and the colossal first World Tree, Nordrassil. There you will come to the aid of Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage, the Dragon Aspect Ysera, and other legendary heroes as they defend Nordrassil from Twilight's Hammer cultists and Ragnaros the Firelord's raging elementals. Mount Hyjal is full of surprises and challenges, not the least of which lurk within the very heart of Ragnaros's domain in the Elemental Plane: the Firelands.

The other path leads to Vashj'ir, the Highborne city that sank into the shadowy depths of the Great Sea long ago. This hostile aquatic environment is home to some of Azeroth's most ancient—and terrifying—beings. If you choose to venture into these fathomless deeps, you'll find yourself thrust into a conflict with Queen Azshara's hateful naga, the fearsome Kvaldir, and Neptulon the Tidehunter's water elementals. Fortunately, the shamanic Earthen Ring, the adventurer Harrison Jones, and many other valiant allies will be at your side as you explore World of Warcraft's first underwater zone.

With this knowledge in mind, tell us: in Azeroth's darkest hour, which path will you take?