The bar is raised again by Blizzard. The starting goblin zones have, by far, the best quests of any game.Â (Minor spoilers ahead).
In the first 5 minutes you’re driving a car picking up your cronies and later attending a pool party, running people over, watching male models have a gasoline fight, shooting frickin laser beams from sharks, burning zombies, kicking a field goal that is eaten by Deathwing, and even riding a rubber duck. Yes, there were dozens of great pop-culture references and they were pulled off well.
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I’ve been wondering for several days where we would find and see Thrall.Â The cutscene that you get when you leave Kezan (should be made into a full length feature film) has the Alliance shooting your ship to stop you from witnessing their attack on the Horde… they want a precious cargo.Â When you board the Alliance vessels later you see that they have captured the one, and only, Thrall!Â He’s had a makeover and he’s looking fab.Â This was a huge ‘WOAH!!’ moment for me as the story took a serious turn and got very real.Â It continued to be excellent from there throughout the entire questing experience.
Graev and I are now in Azshara, preparing to begin our adventures through all the changed content.Â If you’re not playing Cataclysm then you’re missing out on what has already been worth the box price for us.