Okay, I stopped playing around the time the Isle of Thunder was just being released. I barely scratched the surface of it and still am not sure what I'm supposed to be doing there. I stopped playing the game in April or May and now I'm back and wanting to not only get into current content but experience the expansion in order as much as I can.
The last thing I remember doing was a scenario to help Vol'jin do something in the cave full of Saurok leading from 4 Winds to Kun Lai. I don't remember lore wise how that fit in with the story and a friend forced me into to doing it prematurely before I'd gotten to the quest or whatever the sent me to that scenario.
1: For instance, the Barrens Battleground events, can someone explain to me how that triggered? And can I still experience everything via scenarios that leads up to the Siege of Orgrimmar, or was some of it temporary and live server events and not in scenarios or instances?
2: Obviously the Vale has been shattered by Garrosh, I saw the cut scene on Youtube, is there a place in game where I can see it from an NPC? And where in the time line does that happen?
3: And now on the Timeless Isle, I really have no idea what I'm doing there or why. It does not help I was a little inebriated when I first checked it out, I've been getting over a tough break up and a lot of this last year is a blur to me.
My iLevel is 490 and the farthest I've raided progression wise is the Terrace of Endless Spring.
Should I gear up doing Throne of Thunder LFR or should I focus on find 496 gear around the Timeless Isle? I'm thinking ilevel wise I should stick with Timeless Isle drops.
My armory, if you care to look:
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte.../Elrith/simple(Ignore my RP helm)
4.Beyond gearing up, if I just want to see the lore of the game in proper order, how should I go about that from the Terrace of Endless Spring?
I know this is a lot of hand holding but if anyone feels like assisting me, I'd very much appreciate your advice and information. Sorry if it's confusing.