Monday, June 16, 2008

Post-70 Quest/Storyline Progression

Ah, attunement. What an interesting concept. It is the hurdle you must jump over to get to where you want to go. Some people love it, some hate it.

No matter which side you are on, attunement arguably serves a purpose when done correctly. How many times have you been in a group that wiped over and over again, even though everyone seemed to be doing their best? In the end, did it come down to the group just being undergeared? That's what attunement is there for: it's an attempt to make sure you're ready to tackle what is ahead of you. But, attunement can also be done incorrectly. In WoW, I disagree vehemently with most rep-based attunement. No one enjoys grinding for rep.

Quest-based attunement, however, is good stuff. You get to see a bit more of the world around you. You get a bit more of the lore. You generally feel like you are participating in the game instead of just grinding or PUGging.

Here we are, with 2.4.2 being the current patch as of this post, and almost every single attunement has been removed from the game. You can now go pretty much wherever you want to go. Is that a good thing? Eh. Maybe, maybe not.

But having said all of that, what if you want to experience that part of the game? What if you want some of the lore? What if you want the game to be more than just logging in and joining /lfg?

Well then, may I humbly submit the following for your consideration?

That chart contains every quest that pertains to post-70 content. It is not an attunement chart, as there are no more attunements. It is, however, a rough guide to seeing all of the post-70 instances efficiently and completely. If you want one of the existing titles ("Hand of A'dal", "Champion of the Naaru", or "of the Shattered Sun") you will still need to do the quests for it, which is the other purpose for this chart.

Key quests are marked. Even if you don't actually need the key but would like one for your keyring anyway, you can see how to get it.

There are other charts that perform a similar function, but I wanted quest names in mine so that I could easily look something up on WowWiki or Thottbot. I also organized mine so that you should logically progress from left to right, top to bottom.

Thoughts? Comments?

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