I don't even harbor secret hopes to be accepted into the Cataclysm beta. I understand that this will not be my fate, based primarily on the fact I'm ineligible by location. I do however lap up the Cataclysm screenshot of the day posted over at wow.com. These are some of my favorites so far.
This is Wetlands I think, but it could just as easily be Loch Modan or another area that has been flooded. It's just beautiful. The water texture is lovely and the barren, darkened trees add a particular atmosphere.
Westfall, in all its glorious harvest colors. What interests me are the spurting rocks and what they might suggest.
Is this Tirisfal Glades? I love the mood of this one. It reminds me of a little medieval town I visited in Germany. The town wasn't dark and sinister of course, but the similarity for me is in how Blizzard captures that old-world feel.
The vibrant greens and lush foliage are winners for me. I love the detailed textures. No idea where this is, it reminds me of Sholozaar Basin and I'm hoping it's Feralas.
This looks like Ashzara and I know the zone is undergoing huge changes. A goblin transport system of some kind?