Several days ago, people argued about the alpha test date and qualifications of Cataclysm. Now Cataclysm suddenly hit the online store. Starting from today, and you can pre-order the latest expansion of World of Warcraft by spending 39.99 dollars on GameStop.
Official pricing and release dates have not been announced by Blizzard. Price and release date listed are estimates only and subject to change. Worry Free Guarantee - if the price decreases between the time you place your preorder and the release date, you'll receive the lower of the two.
Though Blizzard did not release any schedule for Cataclysm, we can smell something from the date list below:
Wrath of the Lich King: Pre-order Date: May 30, 2008;
Release Date: November 11, 2008.
166 days between Pre-order Date and Release Date.
The Burning Crusade: Preorder Date: September 26, 2006;
Release date: January 16, 2007.
122 days between Pre-order Date and Release Date.
So we can speculate that Cataclysm will be released in 4-6 months. Players will probably meet the game on this summer.