Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends. Come inside, come inside. Deepholm was the order of last night. Another set of quest hubs although this time you often find yourself headed back to the “main” hub in the center of the realm. This is the realm of Earth and you can tell. Floating rocks all over the place. Exploding columns, rock elementals, big ugly earth elemental fat ladies.. (whew!) I had a pretty good time with the quests here. They were all pretty easy and there was a definite story like Vashj’ir. There was a little less linearity in the zone but really not much. They guide you down a path to completing the area and I am not sure you can skip all that much. I did have to skip a quest on a boat (spoiler?) but it was more of a side quest I guess.
I did get the achievement for # of quests completed in Deepholm unlike Vashj’ir which is seemingly bugged. I didn’t get to go into any instances last night because the people going were doing ones that required a minimum level of 84. But, if they do them tonight, I can go. Oh, I didn’t tell you? I dinged 84 just after finishing up all the standard quests in Deepholm. This is the area for the faction that you get the shoulder enchants from, so I picked up the tabard (don’t forget this! Very important) and two of the dailies there (there are about 6-8 I think and they are general easy quests.. kill x of these, etc) and while I was killing X of those, I dinged 84!
It was my goal to get to 84 last night and I was happy I succeeded. Next stop? Uldum! I’m sure it will take me the whole zone and then Twilight Highlands to get to 85 but my goal for that is sometime on Saturday prior to recording TNB. After that? Well, gearing up I guess and then also working on some of the other 80s, especially the gatherers. I need to get them into the new zones to get me some mats!