I did decide to upgrade my account to Cataclysm, which means I also had to buy Wrath of the Lich King as well, and getting a month-at-a-time subscription.
As you can guess from the title above, even though I did decided to subscribe and (hopefully) play, I wasn’t very impressed with my 10-day trial experience. The first nine levels of the Dwarf zone were not as different as I expected. They have definitely been cleaned up and some of the more generic side-quests removed, but I expected more somehow.
So why did I end up spending the money? I was been back and forth about a dozen times over whether or not to subscribe. While I’m interested in seeing the Worgen starting zone, that’s not really worth the $60+ it cost to upgrade my account. I’m also not certain how much time I’ll really get to play in December, it is going to be very busy month for me between work and the Christmas holiday. I decided to go ahead now, rather than wait until January, because now is when most of the people that I know are playing and I expect that come January quite a few will have moved on to other games.
See you in Azeroth, or you will once I decide where I’m rolling.