With just over a week until the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Blizzard have released the first half of ’The Story So Far’ on their community site.

For those of you who are going to start playing or return to Azeroth with Cataclysm or just missed the entire Elemental Invasion and need to catch up without reading all of The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, this is your answer. “The Story So Far’ covers the hows and whys of Cataclysm, detailing Thrall’s decision to step down as Warchief, Malfurion’s return and the demise of Cairne Bloodhoof. It’s not so much a short story, but a precis of recent events in lore, be they in-game or via other media. So if you need to catch up, it’s definitely worth checking out.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016