While questing toward the Loremaster title, you all may remember I had encountered some serious trouble with completing Kalimdor. I ran into quest lines that were no longer available, other quest lines that had many diverted paths into Eastern Kingdoms, and a bunch of seemingly unconnected prerequisites that for some reason were unavailable to me.
I decided that a change of plans was in order: I went ahead to the other continent and had a fun time finishing up Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms. Several hundred quests went by in a snap, (even a few that counted toward the other continent) and it was time to transition back to Kalimdor with only about 20 quests remaining to complete questing in the old world.
Refreshed and confident that I would find my missing quests, I started out by re-checking off zones for quests that I could have missed, especially ones that start from an item drop. Zone after zone, I scanned for anything that could up my quest count, and zone after zone I grew more and more worried by my lack of findings. I still needed about 12 quests when I finally looked at Azshara.
What’s that? An entire zone I had somehow skipped over in my initial attempt?! It seemed too good to be true.
But there it was: A list of a dozen quests in the zone that were still completely available. Eureka! And to think it turned out to be in such an iconic zone made it all the more fun. The final quests came from:
And, finally, a quest chain that took me back to EK a bit, which was fine by me for the final stretch. The You Are Rakh’likh, Demon quest line starts in the Blasted Lands and stretches into Stranglethorn Vale and, you guessed it, Azshara. The last couple of quests stretched into a kind of euphoria as I neared the finish line; and as the familiar, congratulatory flash of achievement points flared across the screen, I knew I had earned it.
It turned out all I needed were a fresh set of eyes to look over my progress. I’m not entirely sure how I skipped over Azshara the first time, but I assume that in my own certainty that I had checked everywhere for possible quests, I just overlooked what was right under my nose all along.
Now about half of Outland is all that remains between me and my title. Now that my Internet issues are (mostly) resolved, it’s time to start the final push.