For quite some time I have been wanting to make a piece on this.
A piece on how all the zones look from above, but more specifically; how they look next to each other, together.
I’m not sure why – maybe it is the nostalgy in me, maybe it’s seeing how the areas have changed since 10 years ago, or maybe it’s just watching them from above, something that was not possible back, when it all began.
Originally what inspired me to do this tour was the look of three zones, next to each other, having both snow, desert and lush forests. Within one screenshot, so many of the elements.
I shall begin with about 1/4 of Eastern Kingdom, because this is where I got inspired to start. The world of Azeroth is enormous, and it takes quite a while for such a post to come together; I’m depending on different kinds of daylight, and the editing and what not, yeah, it has been in the making for a few days – So best split it up a bit!
Maybe it’s me, but there is just something about the view, that moves me, so here goes 🙂
Blasted Lands, Stranglethorn Vale and Deadwind Pass
Stranglethorn Vale, Duskwood and Westfall
Westfall and Stormwind. Peaceful to see Stormwind all the way from the shore in Westfall.
Redridge Mountains, Elwynn Forest and Burning Steppes
Blasted Lands, Swamp of Sorrows and Deadwind Pass. See, here, the contrast between the 3 zones are very noticeable. Gorgeous.
I had to include Redridge Mountains and Swamp of Sorrows together, because, I honestly had no idea there was a road from Bogpaddle leading all the way through Redridge Mountains and to Burning Steppes! Has it always been there..?
When I explore, I usually do it on the ground, so it was a little unexpected new adventure 🙂 (I’m such a hardcore vanilla fan, that the revamp to all the zones in Cataclysm caused me to go on strike for a while :p I think I will have to do all the quests in all the zones sometime again now!)
Most of the time, 3 zones line up together, and in between are mountains, walls, or something else, that you cannot reach on foot – and that prevents you from just stepping from one zone to another.
And once you get flying, more often than not, you fly from A to B.
So these places in between are so unexplored.
Sadly there are not many hidden ‘gems’, that I know of, but there are some beautiful spots, that would be so fitting for, for example, roleplay, since they are so deserted.
I do encourage you to swing by Elwynn Forest and behind Northshire Valley though, in case you have never been 🙂
I will not spoil too much here, there are just a few things you must see and an NPC or two to speak with 😉 And some paws to admire too.
I wish all of you wonderful people a great Sunday 🙂