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Five more sleeps until Cataclysm. Only a few more days until on December 7th, a box will arrive at our door that contains two smaller boxes inside. Unfortunately they’ll likely arrive while I’m at work, but I’m thinking that there will be lights, fireworks, and other spectacular things when the boxes are opened.
Either that, or I’ll be able to make my goblin(s) at last.
4.0.3a has given us a great deal of what was promised in Cataclysm, but the more that I read about them and through the previes that I’ve seen, I really can’t wait to make my goblins. The plan that I’ve had all along was to make a priest, and have it be my main alt for a while. I made a night elf priest a while back and enjoyed leveling it as discipline through the dungeon finder. For once, I don’t want to use the LFD tool for the fact that I want to experience as much as possible.
My Forsaken hunter just finished up Silverpine Forest, and I am absolutely amazed with how well it turned out. My last post had the first impressions up to the beginning parts of the zone and even then it was great. It just gets better and better the further you go.
Since that was a changed zone, I can’t imagine how awesome the goblin areas are going to be. I remember hearing about a questline that has some sort of a “Grand Theft Auto” part to it, which I’m quite looking forward to. For whatever reason, having a short character appeals to me as well. I’ve tried many times to make a gnome, but I just couldn’t do it. Now that the Horde has a “short” race, I think it’ll be fun.
The only problem with Cataclysm being so close is that time seems to slow the closer that you get to it. On top of that, I start a new position at work the day before the game comes out, and I have plans on the evening of the 7th. I do still have some sick days left…
Unfortunately, just as one of the biggest events in World of Warcraft’s history happens, my real life schedule starts to make me busy. Never fails! However, I’ve finally had a bit of time to try out and explore some of the new areas and I’m incredibly happy. Blizzard did an amazing job at 4.0.3a, as it is literally a brand new world (with a few exceptions, of course).
Initially, I went on my Druid and started to explore Kalimdor. I started out in Thunder Bluff, then went on a bit of a trip around to different places getting the new flight paths and seeing the sights. I knew that they said that the Barrens and Stonetalon Mountains would get some of the biggest changes, but I wasn’t prepared for exactly how much different it was. I think I’ll be using the word “amazing” quite often in this post.
Thousand Needles is awe-inspiring. When you went through it before, you were on the bottom looking up to the very high “needles”, working around them or on top of them. The whole zone is flooded now, which gives it a whole new feel. Where there once was the Shimmering Flats now has the Shimmering Deeps, with the goblin/gnome project of a big speedboat. Through a small but incredibly fun questline, you can get your own boat that is usable only in Thousand Needles, with one part that sends you to the bottom of the sea floor to collect debris from the old raceway.
Next, my wife and I made new Taurens to check out the new starting zone there. I was wanting to make a Paladin, and my wife made a Priest. Apart from the fact that there were close to one million new characters starting all at the same time, it went well. I always had a problem with Mulgore because it was quite boring and involved lots of running around – now the quest hubs are consolidated into managable areas which involve objectives close to where you started out. We just started Northern Barrens, which I’m quite looking forward to. I never thought I’d ever say that about the Barrens.
Recently I made a new Forsaken Hunter, since I wanted to have one and I heard that the new Undead zones are (once again) amazing. So far I have not been disappointed in the least. There are so many new features and quests, and also a fair amount which are the same or similar – it’s a good combination of brand new while still keeping things close to what it was before. One thing that is entertaining is that there’s a flight path in Brill, so if you wanted to be extra lazy you could fly to Undercity.
I just moved into Silverpine Forest, and it is incredible. I’ve only just done the quests up to The Sepulcher, but up to now it’s been playing out like a great book or movie. There are a few points when it goes into “movie mode”, basically a mini cutscene that advances the story – it’s happened when the Worgen story is advanced, as well as when you ride to the Sepulcher from Forsaken High Command alongside Sylvanas. I truly can’t say enough about how awesome this zone is turning out to be.
My only suggestion is to NOT wear heirloom shoulders and chest, since you’ll outlevel the zone before you’re done with it. The stories are too great to miss, and I can’t wait to experience more of it.