Good Bye Azeroth, Hello Outland!July 28, 2010
Stepping through the Dark Portal has never been so satisfying.
Okay, so what if it’s like my eighth or ninth World of Warcraft character to do so? This time it’s special. You see, Miakala is my first Horde character to claim that honor. With her, I finally got to experience the full glory of Azeroth. I got to do new quests and see the other side of Horde-favored areas like the Badlands, Swamp of Sorrows, and Desolace. More importantly, I got to explore places like the southern Barrens, Stonetalon Mountains and Thousand Needles before all these zones get their major overhauls with Cataclysm.
We all know WoW will never be the same once the expansion comes out, so it was fun to see things from the other faction’s point of view before all the changes can happen. I recommend anyone who hasn’t already done this to give it a shot. In some ways it was like playing the game for the first time all over again; not to mention, the process of leveling an alt is always going to be more enjoyable to me than endgame ever will be.
Still, I have a feeling my Tauren warrior will be the last character I take through the old world before Cataclysm. I know I always say that the journey is the best part, but God knows I don’t have the strength nor the bountiful love for this game to take another one through 1-60 again any time soon.
Good bye Azeroth, indeed. See you again after the face-lift.
So now that I’ve completed my goal to see the old world content through a Horde’s eyes before it’s altered forever, what’s next? Well, I’ve gotten this far already so I see no reason not to press on…and I like the idea of having my first ever level-capped Horde character. Screw paid-faction-changes, that’s cheating! The Terrific Tauren Two are going to do this the old fashioned way, so guess it’s time to clear out the old quest log and onwards to Thrallmar (which, I was pleasantly surprised to discover, is just like a parallel universe version of Honor Hold)!
Figures though, that the day I finally step foot in Outland, my fellow blogger and Silvermoon buddy Kaozz leaves it for Northrend with her Death Knight!