The folks over at Blizzard, the company behind World of Warcraft, seem to have an odd definition of the software term “patch”. Most of the time this means that a few bugs are going to be fixed, maybe one or two new features are going to be added and so on.  What it usually doesn’t mean is a whole cinematic trailer gets released for major advances in the storyline.

The cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft Patch 4.2 Trailer: Rage of the Firelands has been released, and all I can say is, I wish all software patches looked this cool.  I mean, next time I get a Windows 7 update, I want giant fire creatures popping up on my screen and threatening me with visions.

Here’s what Blizzard had to say about the story aspects that are being added.

Across the breadth of Azeroth, the Horde and the Alliance have dealt crushing blows to Deathwing’s elemental minions and fanatic Twilight’s Hammer cultists. Through it all, the Earthen Ring has never wavered from its tireless charge, holding Azeroth itself together amid the tidal fury and errant magical energies that churn at the Maelstrom. Yet as the elements continue their chaotic upheaval, it seems that the noble shamanic order might finally be on the verge of breaking beneath the great weight that rests on its shoulders. Even Thrall, for all of his wisdom and skill, has grown aggravated by his failure to effectively communicate with Azeroth’s elements. Recently, his calls were acknowledged, but the malevolent entity that responded has only intensified Thrall’s fears and doubts….

You can read a ton more details over at the official blog.

Now, come on Adobe Flash, you like to download patches seemingly every other day, where’s the big fire creatures showing off for me?!?

Are you excited for this World of Warcraft update?