Touring the Old World Before the Cataclysm

Since reading up on the next WoW expansion Cataclysm, I’ve been debating touring through the places in WoW that have been announced to change. I’m a screenshot bug anyway and well there’s already a pretty good list of the parts of the WoW map that will never be the same.

The old world of Vanilla WoW is actually pretty cool to me.  Though I started playing WoW well into the Burning Crusade expansion, I still loved traveling and questing in the old world and I was really excited to see the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. So safe to say I’m looking forward to Cataclysm and I’m also looking forward to the changes they’ll be making to the old world.  Hopefully it’ll bring folks back into the old world and breath new life into a place that’s really been pretty empty.

I’ve been mentally working on some of the stops I’d make but since the list is getting a little bigger than I’d originally thought, I figure I should probably break it out into a few posts, starting with my favorite faction the Horde, then the Alliance, and on to the more faction Neutral hits.

I don’t work for Blizzard or have any inside track into what changes are coming down the pike. A lot of these things I’ve gleaned from the WoW Cataclysm site and from the info and press releases on WoWWiki. That means that any part of this is subject to change, I mean hell maybe none of it will change, maybe other stuff will change, maybe stuff I hadn’t considered looking at will change. The point of the exercise is just to take a look at the way things were, then maybe after the change, it’ll be kind of cool to compare the before and after heh.

I’ll also pose this question to folks who’ve been playing a while and may or may not still be playing. What places would you visit before the Cataclysm that really left an impression on you during your time in the old world of WoW?

  • Horde Stops (Link)
  • Alliance Stops (Link)
  • Faction Neutral Stops (Link)

4 Comments

  1. Mae August 31, 2009 7:57 am 

    I’m looking forward to the Cataclysm, but I’m going to miss the old world the way it is. I’ve been playing for so long, it’s amazing to think what will change. We’ll never be able to level and alt and appreciate the world the way it is now.

    When I first heard about this, I said, “but, what about the new people? They’ll never see our Azeroth!” My husband thought that was pretty funny, guess he figures that with their subscriber numbers, new folks aren’t exactly rolling in by the bunches anymore.

    All in all, though my friend is planning to quit over this, I’m going to hang in and experience the game as it evolves.

    Right now, I’m leveling a pally and I love her!! It’s a blast to go back and do the old world stuff again… again. lol.

  2. Creep August 31, 2009 8:15 am 

    I’ve heard that Pallies have changed quite a bit and that they are a lot more fun.

    I agree that the new folks won’t see WoW the way that we saw it, or even see it now, but then I can’t really say that I saw WoW the way folk saw it pre-BC, or that folk that started after WotLK landed really saw WoW the same way.

    I hope that if your friend enjoys playing wow that the game will still have some fun stuff to offer. I’m looking forward to taking and comparing before and after screenies!

  3. RIvs August 31, 2009 10:16 am 

    I love of how Pallies have become uber. I remember when I first rolled a pally back when first WoW started, I asked a fellow Pallie friend for tips, he told me…”Don’t roll a Pally”

    Yea I plan to visit old Azeroth, and take some screenshote. I want to make sure I got SM, SFK, and the barrens and such.

    Wonder what’s going to happen to Mankirks wife?

  4. Creep August 31, 2009 11:08 am 

    Yeah I remember hearing stories of folks that were Pallies in the old days, not very tempting.

    Well Mankirk’s wife is on the southern side of the Barrens so chances are she may not make it through the Cataclysm either.

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