Tol Barad is being touted as the next Isle of Quel’Danas for the upcoming Cataclysm expansion.
We are planning to do exactly this for Tol Barad. When the battle is not taking place, players will be able to use the island as a daily quest hub. This will of course be very fun on PVP servers. =)
This should be fantastic for all those missing the ‘one place-no traveling, quick gold daily’ of BC past.
Also Tol Barad will be the new Wintergrasp of sort. The new BG is still under development. However, don’t expect the same lag with developers considering old school PvP action in place.
Tol Barad is going to have similarities to Wintergrasp, but the gameplay will be very different. We are still working out the details, but one thing I can say is that we want to reduce the overall amount of vehicle combat and get players back into the action using their own actions bars in pvp combat.
More older instances will be slated for heroics come Cataclysm. Developers are promising that Deadmines (VC) and SFK won’t be the only instances to get overhaul for Cat.