The MOST important moment in WOTLK

WOTLK LogoIn a few short hours, Wrath of Lich King will be released.  There has been a lot of talk about the loot, the dungeons, leveling, the grind.  Here of course, I’m going to talk about the lore.  Now, I know the way it works.  We’re going to get that box in our eager little hands and we’re going to shoot like a bullet for 80.  So, as your friendly neighborhood loremaster, if I had to carve my lore suggestions down to one key point, it would be this:

Whether you’re Horde or Alliance, do the “Angrathar the Wrathgate” quest-line.  If you push it, you could hit the quest-line by level 73, maybe lower.  Yes, you read that right.  The designers wanted this quest-line to be accessible, so they put it towards the beginning.

Why is it so important?  There will be more “moments” to come in further patches, but as of right now the “Angrathar the Wrathgate” quest-line is the largest lore moment in the entire expansion, and I’d even argue its aftermath is the largest lore moment in all of WoW.  Ever.

So how do you do it?  The relatively spoiler free instructions are here.

Namely, you do a number of quests in Dragonblight that unlock an event.  The event is amazing, and yes, this is the moment where some smartass jumps up and boasts they already watched it on YouTube.  To all of them, Great!  Did you also watch a pirated version of “The Dark Knight” on your TV at home?  Yeah, you missed something, but more power to you.  If you’re a lore dork then you want to do this quest-line.  And it’s not just the “EVENT”.  There is a huge aftermath, with HUGE lore ramifications for everything WoW will be in the future.

Angrathar the Wrathgate.  Do it.  And thank you Blizzard.

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1 Dangablad November - 2008 at 9:25 am

I have to say that the lore richness, even that I’ve seen in my first level in Northrend, is all really awesome. If there’s something that can top the implications of one of the Alliance quests in Howling Fjord, I’d love to see it.

2 Dangablad December - 2008 at 10:35 am

I’ve gotten there.

In the words of Bartok the bat:

“Wow… I tell you what… Wow”

3 Dangablad December - 2008 at 10:38 am

And speaking of the aftermath, I play on an RP server, and am seriously thinking of having my dwarf RP leaving the Alliance and return to the Wildhammer for good due to the “ramifications” spoken thereof.

Coc, I seem to remember you saying you play Horde. If you want to hear what happens on the flipside, let me know.

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