Can We Get To Moria by December 7th?

Because we’ll be hit by a cataclysm then.

A date that will live in infamy…

The release date has been announced and as sure as I’ll get out of bed tomorrow, the instance group will be headed back to Azeroth when the cataclysm hits.

One member of the group, who has been out due to simultaneously moving and having a baby show up, has declared he is staying off-line until the expansion goes live just so he is hungry for the re-roll of Azeroth.

Of course, the big question is, what should our path be when the expansion hits.

Do we carry on with our original alliance group, now sitting fat, rich, and happy in Dalaran?

Do we get the horde characters, mid-way through the Burning Crusade, back on the road?

Or do we roll up a fresh group and experience the new starting areas, the new class changes, and the new feel of Old Azeroth?  And do we roll horde or alliance?

But Moria?  I fear Moria won’t be in the cards again this year.

At least not for the group, and I wanted to go in there as a group.

I could still sprint ahead with Silinus.  He’s level 40.  I could say I’ve at least been there.

But exploring Moria will probably have to wait.

Ah, Lord of the Rings, ever second fiddle to those magic workers at Blizzard.

11 thoughts on “Can We Get To Moria by December 7th?

  1. Vok

    I can’t decide to be happy at the release of Cata or upset. I’ve loved being back in Middle-Earth but I’m really looking forward to the expansion too.

    I booked three weeks off in November hoping that Cata would be out. When I head December I was actually excited – I might make it to Moria myself!


  2. Mobs

    grrr, Cataclysm, I had a friend in beta who was a fucking fanatic for WoW until he betaed cata. He didn’t enjoy, he said blizzard basically made the game play itself. He also said the starting zones for worgen and goblin were sucky. who knows. ill scope it out I guess as it is my destiny to play 10 MMOs simulataneously


  3. Ponder

    Do two shorter runs
    . lvl 80 to 85
    . goblin or worgen run from lvl 1 to ~50

    My advice is to skip lvls 61 to 79 completely


  4. Mojeaux

    Self avowed WoW hater that I am, I’m thinking I’ll give Cat a try, if only to remind me of why I quit playing WoW in the first place. Who knows, maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    I’m going with a brand new character and see how far I can take it. Worgen probably.


  5. Bariwyn

    I’ll do both. I have been playing both since February and I don’t feel the need or desire to have one game take up my entire life. For some I’m sure it’s financial, but if not then I don’t see the need. I see some of the guild achievements as Blizzard trying to make people focus more and more on their game and that makes me very distrustful of them. I’m not sure why they care if I play another

    I will see what Cata has to offer anyway, but I enjoy the LotRO community much more than the WoW community. I can’t see myself giving that up.


  6. Adam

    My recommendation is to make a new guild full of Worgens all with various Anti-Twilight sentiments, and role play them as being angsty tweens who can’t believe they’re all werewolves!


  7. PeterD

    I’d say skip any characters in the TBC range. That’s not going to be any fun when you’ve got new content 1-60 and 80-85 sitting around.

    If the intention is to focus on instances, I think you’d want to level from the start. If your level 80s aren’t well geared, focusing solely on instances might be hard since they’re tuned for cata quest loot and/or full epics. On the plus side, you’ll get mega upgrades through questing in cata, so it wouldn’t take long to get ready anyway.

    Leave your level 40ish character where they are. That will put you in a prime spot to experience the revamped instances (like Scholomance) when Cata hits. I have a Shaman sitting at level 41 precisely for that reason. I’d feel stupid leveling him to 50 and missing out on the revamped Scholo entirely.


  8. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    @Potshot – Hey, by early December we’ll just be getting imprisoned on the pinnacle of Orgrimmar by Sarumorhaime of Anaheimgard. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.


  9. Gaff

    Every wizard should have a hobbit or two in their care Potshot….

    Roll horde. That is the only choice. Or give Cataclysm to Tom Bombadil, but he will become bored or cast it away…


  10. Aufero

    I’m still debating whether to go back to WoW with Cataclysm or just give the whole thing a miss. RealID left a very bad taste in my mouth, and I’ve really been enjoying LoTRO as the fantasy end of my MMO spectrum.


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