I was trucking away at my questing in Kalimdor and making great progress toward the Loremaster title. Moving from zone to zone, from dungeon to dungeon, The number of quests I had remaining for the continent slowly shrank from 300 to 200 to 100 to 50. I was getting SO close, and really, really hoping that I could finish up Kalimdor and get a shiny achievement for that continent as motivation to move on to the Eastern Kingdoms.
Then I hit the dreaded point that I knew was coming, but I still hoped against.
At 41 quests remaining for Kalimdor, I hit the wall. Everywhere I look, there are no quests to be found. The ones that remain in my EveryQuest log as incomplete have either been removed from the game, are impossible to complete without some help from dedicated guildies, or are part of a chain that starts in Eastern Kingdoms.
Well, no one said it would be easy.
So I took some time debating how to proceed, and came up with a couple of options.
- Continue with my original goal of completing Kalimdor first, before moving on to EK. I’d recruit a couple of buddies to assist with powering through Old World raid-related quests, or as an alternative attempt to form PUGs. The Scepter of the Shifting Sands line, with 20+ remaining quests, would be particularly fruitful, but the Brood of Nozdormu reputation requirements would force me to shift my focus from questing to grinding reputation, at least initially.
- Switch up my gameplan and head to Eastern Kingdoms. This would take me away mostly away from Kalimdor, however I would complete at least some Kalimdor quests in the process of running long EK chains that sometimes led to the other continent. However, probably not enough Kalimdor quests to complete the continent. I would likely eventually have to go back to option 1, albeit with perhaps fewer quests left overall to complete.
I took option 2, and have been greatly enjoying the switch from no quests in Kalimdor to heaps upon heaps left in EK. The chase has picked up again, and I’m well on my way to completing EK. But we’ll see if this actually ends up helping out in Kalimdor or not — so far I’ve only received one quest to head back to Kalimdor. I’m hoping this route works!
If not, at least I still have a game plan for when I go back. Which option would you run — or do you have an alternative method?