As the Cataclysm shattered the world a lot of things changed, not only the world around us but many other bits and pieces as well.
Looking back on what once was, I’m trying to think of things that I miss in a post-Cataclysm world.
It really bugs me that Horde got to take over all of Hillsbrad Foothills. Sure, we never had all that many quests in that zone, but to not have a single base there anymore is something I miss. There’s nowhere for me to fly if I want to farm herbs dangit!
Okay, this point is a bit moot now since the last patch brought back one portal, but I will leave this comment here.
I never had any intention of making Dalaran or Shattrath my Hearthstone location in Cataclysm. Never. To me removing the portals to the main cities wasn’t something that bothered my main, but left me feeling stranded on any alt leveling through that expansion.
Basically, once you hit Northrend you’re stuck there until you’re a high enough level to leave again. Unless, of course, you want to spend a good 30 minutes or so traveling to the ships that can take you back to civilisation.
*The Confidence to Solo Queue for Heroics*
Now, this is a failure on my part rather than the game. Heroics in Wrath were very easy and I had no issues queuing for them alone and completing them.
This time around, the Heroics aren’t so easy. I have no problems completing them when with guildies, but the idea of joining a group of random people seem to terrify me this time around.
It’s a combination of lack of gear and confidence on my part. My Warlock I’d have no issues queueing with – I just have no real reason to anymore because she needs nothing from them. I’d like to gear up my Paladin and Priest, but not wanting to queue alone means I have to wait for guildies to be available, and my gearing is a lot slower than it would be if I queued alone.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that Heroics should be nerfed. This is entirely on me and my lack of confidence. (And dislike of people being rude/abusive in PUGs.)
*Worgen in Shadowfang Keep*
I miss the large amount of worgens you used to have in Shadowfang Keep. Sure there’s a few left, but nowhere close to as many as there were before. It used to be a great way to level skinning! Now I have to actually find somewhere out in the world to do it, such a hassle!
What do you find yourself missing in a post-Cataclysm world?