So, the Cataclysm announcement has been and gone, and the blog-frenzy around it is beginning to quieten down. I think it's safe to post again… :-)
Like everyone else, I've got pretty excited by some aspects of the next expansion, including guild levelling, Paths of the Titans and the opportunity to level a Worgen feral druid. But all that's months away - probably less than a year, but more than six months, I'd guess. So, what does the announcement mean for my play now? Does it change anything?
For me, one of the main results is that it makes me want to see the Old World now, while I still can. There are great chunks of the Eastern Kingdoms that I never quested in Alliance-side on the way to 60, and my highest Horde character was but 24…
So, in between powering through Heroics on Leafy, as well as the inevitable grinding through Faily Quests, some of my low-level alts are stirring back into life. It's time to experience the original Horde levelling play, before the Cataclysm sweeps it away. And it's time to grab Leafy's Loremaster achievement before that opportunity goes (over 300 quests to go).
If nothing else, seeing these zones again, and sometimes in much more detail, will allow me to appreciate the changes of Cataclysm that much more.
And so, Feanthal, my baby belf, was back at Windrunner Spire, farming the mobs until that quest item dropped. And that allowed me to do this:
Oh, I know it's been done a hundred times before, but I wanted my own version, and to see it performed with Sylvanus's new model…