World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

by Clayton on February 18, 2011

After vowing NEVER to go back to WOW after a run of lack lustre expansions Rich decided to buy me Cataclysm for my birthday…

So I decided to dust off my rogue and get him through the new content, after all it was a gift and I didn’t want to seem ungrateful. I have to say that Blizzard has finally put the effort they should do into one of their expansions, they earn soooooo much cash from WOW that the level of detail should be meticulous. Cataclysm delivers ‘The Good Stuff’ by the shovel full! I haven’t enjoyed playing the game this much since it was released way back in November of 2004. Mount Hyjal was the first zone I decided to quest through and the story was great.

Sadly, no blue indigenous people...

“…For years, Mount Hyjal and the wounded World Tree, Nordrassil, remained cut off from the rest ofAzeroth. Sealed away within a protective field of dense foliage by Malfurion Stormrage, Nordrassil has been slowly recovering from the devastation of the Third War, when Malfurion called upon the tree’s power to destroy the archdemon Archimonde and repel the forces of the Burning Legion and Scourge. Now, with the cataclysm, the World Tree’s well-being is threatened once more. From theFirelands within the Elemental Plane, Ragnaros and his minions prepare to burst into Hyjal and set Nordrassil ablaze — and the conflagration would endanger all life on Azeroth…” ~ WOWwiki.

Right best get to work then!

My gear wasn’t that hot to start with so it was a real struggle. Kill, eat, kill, and eat – for quite some time. But the gear drops soon started and going from gear items with a score of 187 to 272 obviously enhanced my progress enormously.

Deepholm was the next instance I was herded into and not quite as nice as Hyjal but portrayed the decimation well.

“…Deepholm (a.k.a. the Elemental Plane of Earth) is where Deathwing was nursed back to health after the events of Day of the Dragon. After he

Spooky...

regained his health he ruptured out through the middle section of Deepholm above the Temple of Earth, which housed the World Pillar. For a while the temple was the main base of operations for Twilight’s Hammer, but after the rupture The Earthen Ring took control of the temple in an attempt to stabilize the fractured World Pillar. Meanwhile Deathwing’s return to Azeroth caused all four elemental planes to become unstable, thus allowing Elemental Lords to visit the surface. ..” ~ WOWwiki.

Then it was onto what became (and probably still is) my favourite zone, Uldum. The quests here are very cool. One of the funniest daily quests is here too where you have to use a huge hammer to belt the brown stuff out of 3 tiered  midget thiefs! Classic!

YOU...SHALL NOT...PASS.. (Unless you complete a quest)

“…Fragments of notes unearthed from Bael Modan suggest that a great titan city lies deep within the rocky expanse of the southern desert. So far, dwarven expeditions have yet to track down the location of Uldum, but they are confident that it’s only a matter of time. Uldum is a research facility for the titans in their continuing efforts to enhance the biosphere of Azeroth. Specific information regarding their work as it relates to Uldum is unknown and can only be accessed with the Plates of Uldum…” ~ WOWwiki.

The Harrison Jones quest chain was also very good, anyone who’s a fan of the Indiana Jones films can re-enact large portions of the various parts. How about you guys? Vowed never to play again? Go on, it’s only 20 quid…

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Glorfindell March 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

noooo. i must never go back. never.

Clayton March 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

But it’s officially still winter chief ;) the new content is glorious – we’re on Turalyon when you’re ready…

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