In light of the announcement that Zul'Gurub is not gonna be a raid instance anymore, I decided to take my hunter to Northern Stranglethorn to see if there are any relevant quests about Zul'Gurub, that might explain what is gonna happen to it, and to my suprise, it had some pretty awesome quests!
I haven't seen any other threads discussing the quests, the closest one is the "Why is ZG gone", but after doing alot of the quests, I deemed this worthy of it's own thread.
Warning, spoilers below!!!
Starting in Grom'Gol, you are ordered to clear out some raptor eggs by the commander (he specifically says you don't have to kill the raptors themselves, cause the Nesingwary lunatics will take care of it, and guess what quests you get if you go to their expedition camp!).
After destroying the eggs, you notice that one Raptor baby has hatched, but seems to take a liking towards you.
After discussing with a Far Seer in the camp, you decide to take care of it, feeding it with Murlocs and such.
Whilst out hunting for trolls, the Raptor takes special interest in a skull, and you decide to take it to Nimboya (The troll that can make skulls talk, somehow), and you find out it's a troll that wants revenge, and a body.
After giving him a body from one of the troll leaders, and some other stuff needed, he is summoned back into the physical realm!
But uh oh, guess who it is!
After this little encounter, Nimboya tells you to go to the troll village of Bambala outside of Zul'Gurub, to ask the trolls there what to do.
The priestess there asks you to go get reagents so you can first use mind vision on your little Raptor friend to see what is going on, and then makes you get reagents to use a mind control spell, so you will control the Raptor, trying to escape from Zul'Gurub!
This is a pretty sweet little quest, as you try to dodge the troll watchers trying to catch you and return you, meanwhile creating distractions, and making trolls fall of bridges!
22 Screenshots of it here;
Ofcourse, as you can see, just when you are about to leave, Jin'do the Hexxer gets in your way!
And he knows it was YOU who mind controlled the raptor, and dares you to return, cause if you do, Jin'do has a suprise for you!
As you reveal this to Rastakhans envoy (Rastakhan is the troll king btw), he mentions that something has to be done, but he has to wait until Rastakhans official orders before he can react.
Thinking this was the end of the Zul'Gurub quests, I happily continued questing, until I got a mission to spy on a troll we are all familiar with, Zanzil.
Jin'do appears, asking Zanzil to come back to Zul'Gurub and use his potions and elixir to resurrect the High Priests Jeklik and Venoxis!
Chabal (a troll questgiver), upon finding this out, orders you to go back and kill Zanzil, before he gets a chance to do so!
But as you approach his ruins, you see a portal, revealing that he has already left!
Realising that you're too late, you decide to head after him, into the portal, into Zul'Gurub, to try and disrupt his evil rituals...
19 screenshots of it here;
This is all I got for now, but I'm gonna keep questing in Stranglethorn to see if there are any more quests that takes you into Zul'Gurub, and shed any light on what is gonna happen to this sub-zone.
So feel free to discuss, what do you think is going to happen?
Will I find more quests that will finish this sub-zones story, or will it be completed as a possible new Dungeon/future content patch, or maybe even a new raid? (Yes, I know about the blue post, but who knows what Blizzard got planned)