Before the Cataclysm, The Barrens was one of the most important Horde zones in World of Warcraft. Now it's two of them. Check out what's new and different in the land of endless Chuck Norris references.

Current World of Warcraft players and fans that participated in the Cataclysm beta test are already acquainted with the new look of The Barrens. Deathwing's passage tore the once massive zone in two, leaving the Northern Barrens and Southern Barrens in his wake. The Alliance has pushed into the Southern Barrens, causing the Tauren to wall off Mulgore from the zone completely. On top of all of that, the quilboar are running rampant, causing no end of frustration to a certain famous widower.

Check out the changes for yourselves, while I go swimming in Thousand Needles.