Uldum: My New Favorite Zone in Cataclysm

Posted by on December 8, 2010 - 7 Comments »

Where's my statue? I thought I was cool...

I don’t know what it is, but my entire life I have had two specific things in history that intrigued me the most. Medieval Warfare, and Egyptian Mythology. That heavily explains my biased opinion on why Uldum is the best zone in the game to date.

Blizzard has learned an enormous amount of information on how people like to quest and have Lore explained to them. Culminating everything together into one badass zone, we have Uldum. Upon entering the zone, you’ll see an in-game cinematic where you’re riding in a caravan that gets ambushed. You are then imprisoned in The Lost City of Tol’vir. From there, you’ll just have to see the specifics on your own.

Even if you just don’t care as much about the Egyptian cultural influence on the zone’s architecture as I do, this area has something for you. From helping the infamous Harrison Jones (I mean really, did you expect him NOT to be here?) to getting told by a computer to get over any “guilt” you may feel, you’ll get a mixed bag of quest types.

Blizzard has even thrown in a boatload of in-game cinematics, to the point that you’ll miss them when you’re finished with the zone. The Lore and objectives were often easier to understand in a simple pan through a room than if I was to read a paragraph of quest-text. Multiple times, I asked myself if I was playing a console game, rather than the WoW I’m used to, because of the advanced story-telling used to convey a central plot.

I felt I was playing Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy instead of questing my eyes out in Uldum. Kudos, Blizzard. You made me nostalgic, entertained, and energetic all at the same time!

Click through for my compilation of screenshots from Uldum, and a special video of… Gnomebliteration? (Editor’s Note: Sounds like my favorite pasttime!)

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Enjoy.

As I finish writing this, I’m about to return to questing, and that final push to hit the level cap yet again.

Where’s everyone else at? I blitzed so that I could start farming those heroics and regulars for gear ASAP and work on professions (maxed mining, BS is at 487). I’ll be going back and enjoying it all fully for the Loremaster of Cataclysm Achievement, and my many alts.