Unless all of the WoW gurus and seers have been mistaken, together, at the same time, today is the day when all breaks loose and when we are finally able to log in after much lag and waiting queues we will be able to enjoy the new and destroyed Azeroth.
Most of the time I’m not big on nostalgia and collecting mementos but yesterday I decided to indulge in a farewell tour of Azeroth and visit some of my favorite zones before a big Internet dragon trashed them all. In no particular order, here’s my favorite three pre-cataclysm zones.
Silverpine forest: Werewolves, haunted castles, curses, zombies… it was all there! I mean, what more can you really ask for? Murlocs?! Even they were there enjoying the awesomeness that is Silverpine. It stands out for me by being the first horde zone that was centered around a particular storyline. Quests would progressively uncover the mystery of what had actually happened with the worgens and I couldn’t wait to get to the next part. Then it all culminated in a showdown in Shadowfang keep with the big man itself, Arugal!
Duskwood: I do have a soft spot for undead themed zones and Duskwood is another haunted forest that I just love. Every Alliance character I’ve ever made has completed the quests for the embalmer, uncovered the mystery of the Dark riders and sought out the Scythe of Elune. Sure it was a pain to travel from one end of the zone to the other all the time but I didn’t mind travelling through one awesome spooky forest.
Searing gorge: A surprising choice maybe for some but that zone always stood out for me as that kick ass end of the world zone I would fly over daily and couldn’t wait to get to. I would take the gryphon from Stormwind to Ironforge as a teeny lowbie and would dream of one day making it and being able to go kill all the dragons and monsters in there.
So that was my nostalgia tour yesterday. I’m curious to hear what was yours or what it would have been.