Standing so that you’re looking up the walkway leading to the
entrance to the Undercity, better known as the Ruins of Lordaeron, it
appears that not much has changed. Flags bearing
the Forsaken banner still line the road, and despite some brightening
thanks to the changed environment of Tirisfal Glades, the Undercity
looks as gloomy and forlorn as ever. On a second glance, however, one
will notice that there are some new towers peaking over the top of
Undercity’s walls, perhaps promising changes on the interior
Moving through the entrance tunnel into the Ruins of Lordaeron proper
the first thing that caught my eye is the myriad of towers dotting the
horizon just beyond courtyard leading deeper into the city have been
removed, the dome that was once in the background is pushed forward and
the walls on the opposite side of the courtyard are now sporting small
The side walls and stairs of the
courtyard have also changed although what change has specifically been
made is hard to put your finger on. While there are new towers rising
beyond the walls, the sides themselves seem brighter somehow, pushed
forward and less easily ignored. However, looking just a bit closer
players will discover to their glee that both, not just one, of
doorways on either side of the courtyard are now thrown wide open.
The doorway on the right side of the courtyard leads to, as it always
has, an Orb of Translocation, which leads to Silvermoon City. Nothing
else appears to have changed in this area.
Moving to the left side of the courtyard, the excitement mounts, as the
hopes of exploring Lordaeron’s ruins take over only to be
dashed almost instantly. While the door here has indeed been opened, or
more literally broken down, the door just beyond still remains firmly
closed. Perhaps this way will be opened later.
Moving through the front entrance players will find their surroundings
much as they remembered them, a bell still lies broken as you walk
inside, chunks of wall litter the ground and the throne room beyond
lies just as empty and deserted as it always has been. No new entrances
to the rest of the ruins turn up here.
Deep inside the Undercity itself a familiar site will greet
your eyes, as the inside of the Undercity remains unchanged. The
elevators are still as they once were, the lake of green goo is still
bubbling, the NPCs remain unmoved and even Sylvanas herself appears
untouched by Cataclysm. The only notable change inside of Undercity is
the ability to fly, which I will admit makes travel inside the city
much less of a headache.
With this I moved back outside and resigned myself to the fact that in
order to get a glimpse of the rest of the ruins I would have to make
use of the ability to fly. Just beyond the walls of the courtyard
players will find the remains of Lordaeron, a once proud city, now an
eerie reminder of days of old.
Despite the ruined state of the buildings players can get a feel of the
majesty that was once Lordaeron. However, you are never able to forget
the tragedy that took place here, as blood still stains the ground and
the statues, once great works of art, have all been beheaded in a very
telling form of vandalism.
Near the back of the newly opened ruins players will discover that the
Forsaken have taken up residence here, setting up tents and bringing in
plague machines that never would have fit in the crowded Undercity.
While there are currently no Forsaken at this small encampment, we can
only assume that eventually they will appear.
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