Daily Archives: January 23, 2014

Uldum and The Vortex Pinnacle

Saturday night and we were back at it in Azeroth after a week off for illness.  Last time we wrapped up a quick jaunt into Deepholm, running the initial quest line and then jumping into the Stonecore to just to scout, but ending up finishing the instance.  That left the group all around level 83 and ready to look into Uldum next.  The state of the group was:

  • Earlthecat – Level 83 Human Warrior Tank
  • Skronk – Level 83 Dwarf Priest Healing
  • Bungholio – Level 83 Gnome Warlock DPS
  • Alioto – Level 83 Night Elf Druid DPS
  • Ula – Level 84 Gnome Mage DPS

Uldum meant getting down to Tanaris, the nearest flight point available to me.  Unfortunately, after nearly 9 years at this game, I still don’t know an expedient way to get there from any of the major cities.  Being a druid, I used my free pass to Moonglade skill and took the bird all the way down, which took a while. (Didn’t there used to be an addon that showed the flight time between points?  Anyway, it took long enough to make me wish for the faster travel guild perk.)  Anyway, the distance shown on an out-of-date map.

The Horde - More Centrally located

The Horde – More Centrally located

At least we are long past the days where you could only go between two flight points before having to select your next point on your way to your destination.  And this problem pretty much goes away once you are into Uldum, as you get a direct portal from Stormwind thereafter.  But we had to do it the old fashioned way once.

Some of us did, in any case.  Skronk had pre-positioned himself at the summoning stone for the Caverns of Time and I joined him there once I arrive, so we were able to summon in the rest of the group without them having to make the trek.

From there we moved to pick up the flight point at the southwestern part of the zone, as it is the one that links Uldum to the rest of the world.  I am sure many an adventurer has figure that one out the hard way.  Then it was time for the entry event into Uldum.  You get on the cart and ride.

Headed in

Headed in

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