Perhaps it had something to do with the heatwave I recently suffered through in the not-so-Windy City. Perhaps it had something to do with my realizing that Deathwing, the arch-villain of the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion, had vanished into dragon rehab or something for the last few months. All I know is that on a recent impulsive trip to Dalaran, the now-deserted capital of the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion, I suddenly found myself longing for the frozen wastes of Northrend. Cataclysm, even with its sweeping changes, all at once seemed insufferably boring by contrast. And I wanted to know why.