It looks like the last big pre-Cataclysm patch went into World of Warcraft last night.
The world is indeed changed.
The instance group is now planning its return to this sundered Azeroth.
Three of us showed up last night in-game, unplanned, to start looking around. Tourism rules.
Our current plan is to roll new alliance characters on Eldre’Thalas and to progress through the redone 1-60 content.
Some of us will, no doubt, need to roll a couple of new characters to be sure we don’t miss anything.
The patch was also, finally, enough to get my daughter out of the Cataclysm beta, where she has been playing since August, and into the real game. (When do they turn off the beta?) Suddenly she wants to be level 80 before the expansion comes out.
We shall see.