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Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

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…

  • http://wow.delusions.de Yashima

    So is the Loremaster really going away? Was that announced or are you just suspecting like me ? I am working on it :) and I know quite a few others who are doing so now.

    And yes I am excited as well about the guild leveling and Path of the Titans – both are music in my ears. Oh and I am very excited about the world being changed … but it is a reason to see it now!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/leafshine Leafy

    Nothing was announced, but it just seems likely that many of the existing Achievements will have to be over-hauled or become Feats of Strength, because the game world underlying them has changed. The whole quest structure of Azeroth will be changing, because the zones have changed – thus it seems unlikely that the Loremaster achievement will still be available in its existing form, once the expansion launches.

  • http://pugnaciouspriest.wordpress.com zahrah

    I loves that song… never actually done the quest though. I should before it disappears. I even tried to learn the words, can hum the tune quite effectively..but I get my elvish pronouciation mixed up.

  • http://wow.delusions.de Yashima

    That was my line of thinking as well. I just don’t want to believe that these achievements will become Feats of Strength. Good for those of us who will have them of course but I prefer achievements to feats. Of course I only do achievements on my main … still …