Sit a spell, sonnies and lassies. In my day, we didn't have your fancy dungeon finders and PvP leveling. We had quests! And we did 'em. Class-specific ones. I had to run around Stranglethorn Vale collecting tusks from trolls
! Both ways! You whippersnappers won't be able to do that in Cataclysm
, no sir.
Now that I've fulfilled my duties as Official Site Curmudgeon, as it were, we'll get down to brass tacks. Many class-specific quests are being changed or removed entirely. We'll let Nethaera fill you in on the details.
Nethaera - Class Specific Quest Removal
Azeroth is on the eve of a dramatic transformation, and as World of Warcraft changes, sometimes the old must go to make way for the new. Since the world elements that support them will be gone, many aging quests will exist only in the mists of the past.
In particular, there's been some confusion regarding lower-level class specific quests that can no longer be completed. Never fear: class mounts and abilities remain available via class trainers, even though the quests associated with them are no longer available. Also, there are several low and mid-level weapons, trinkets and robes that were once awarded via class specific quests which are no longer available and their associated quests have been removed.
We are looking forward to offering new quests, quest lines and rewards as players level through World of Warcraft: Cataclysm instead. For example, we plan a level 20 dungeon based quest which will offer weapon rewards appropriate to all classes. There will also be a similar level 50 dungeon quest which has a headpiece reward.
Alas, my worgen warrior won't be able to carry a Whirlwind Axe
with pride. Blood elf paladins will still be able to get their tabards via a level 50 quest, and hunters working on Rhok'delar
will be able to complete that quest at level 60 by running Blackwing Lair, as Nefarian will now drop the Mature Black Dragon Sinew. Otherwise, all the old class-specific quests are gone and new ones are coming in for levels 20 and 50. No word yet on if you can make an old-school Quel'Serrar
in BWL as well, or if you still need to kill a level 80 Onyxia for a level 60 epic sword.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will destroy Azeroth as we know it; nothing will be the same! In WoW Insider's Guide to Cataclysm, you can find out everything you need to know about WoW's third expansion (available Dec. 7, 2010), from brand new races to revamped quests and zones. Visit our Cataclysm news category for the most recent posts having to do with the Cataclysm expansion.