Thought they left it as is for nostalgia reasons?
Thought they left it as is for nostalgia reasons?
You would only do Silithus quests these days for Loremaster. The zone's not useful for leveling. Blizzard would have had to reduce the level to mid 50s in order to make it part of leveling flow.
"Random answer": They ran out of time to update Silithus.
It would have been nice to see all zones updated but it would have delayed the release of the expansion. I wouldn't really call Blizzard lazy. I think they are pretty much a victim of their own iteration process at times.
Silithus was also likely low priority because it had already been updated at least once.
That is most likely the reason certain zones had very little work done to them.
Stop spouting such negativity. It makes you get wrinkles earlier in life, I promise.
And eight, eight, I forget what eight was for
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You mean breaking the time line, poorly paced vanilla quests, and an entire questline spent fighting a war that ended years ago is perfect? How about the fact that the main antagonists of cataclysm LIVE there, and yet they're doing nothing different. Give me a break.
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They did not update Silithus because they had plans for that zone beyond Cataclysm. Specifically, they will use it in patch 5.3... You see, in 5.2 we will be busy with the Mogu rekindling their alliance with the Zandalari... 5.3 has the Mantid team up again with the Aqiri Empire. Of course, I have no proof of this, and am just full of BS, but it would be interesting :P
The zones that didn't get a major revamp with Cata were mostly zones that got a major revamp earlier. Silithus got a major revamp in late Vanilla, Dustwallow Marsh did during TBC. Blizzard realized it was a mistake to put so much effort into the old world and "ignore" the end game, and those zones are nice and nostalgic for me, I really don't mind it.
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MinimapClock: Replaces the title bar of the minimap with a ticking clock, with seconds.
Rock 'n Role: Sets your role automatically when you join a raid group and hides all role checks.
EasyLogger: Turns on /combatlog inside raid instances, and off outside. The most lightweight option around!
It's actually a pretty simple question. Blizzard works based on priorities. Zones that came out earlier had larger priorities then ones that came later. When the game first released Silithus existed, but had nothing to do. It didn't have quests until patches added the AQ events. Dustwallow, while it had quests, was considered rather boring so it was also updated during patches following release. As such, they were lower on the priority list compared to zones that never saw drastic improvements.
In order to make the zones relevant and considered for a revamp they would have to redo every zone so that zones like Silithius/Winterspring, etc would fit into the leveling flow. With everyone complaining they outlevel zones before they finish that definitely would not help the case.
Dustwallow isn't exactly important for the storyline of Cataclysm. But everything regarding the Twilight's Hammer? yeah.
I believe it is because they ran out of time. Same thing with Dustwallow and Arathi Highlands.
If you for some reason decide to pass into these zones on the revamped leveling experience, you feel a HUGE gap in the questlines compared to the other zones. It feels like a bucket of cold water, indeed.
Of all the 3 zones, Dustwallow is actually the most friendly one, since it received a revamp in BC. The quests in departed Theramore, Alliance side, was even actually very good, Cataclysm-quality. But Silithus and Arathi Highlands are awfull.
Specially Arathi. Even more because you came from perhaps the best zones in the entire game, Silverpine Forest and Hillsbrad Foothills. I really wanted to see a revamp there and some advance in the Stromgarde lore, it was one of my favorite nations in Warcraft 2!
In relation to Silithus, I really really wanted to see a 5-man AQ! I do believe it was one of the things chopped from the drawing board when Blizzard decided to throw Cataclysm to the sharks...
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Im just kinda sad they didnt do anything with Uldum.
Silithus revamp was based around build up to AQ 20 and 40 release. THose still exist if outdated level wise.
I don't see what else they could really do with the zone thats stuck down there in the butt-hole of the continent.
Really... how much time do you spend in Silithus other than 1 or 2 levels at this point.
If there was time, I have to agree, the 50-58 run could use more flavor. Swamp of Sorrows is kind of fun now, but blasted lands being PVP gankers hell right now... I wouldn't mind Silithus as an alternative.
That being said, there is also the possibility of some sort of Old God return. The conversation when you get to exalted with Klaxxi, and they talk about the 3 sister kingdom of insects, and how the world should watch out if the Old Gods were ever to return... Silithus could get spruced up for an old God Resurrection and more bugs than AQ ever expected.
Really do hope they will update silithus, arathi and dustwallow some day. But it's probably not high on their list..
What do you mean ? Uldum was added in cataclysm :PIm just kinda sad they didnt do anything with Uldum.