The End of Azeroth As We Knew It: Do You Feel Fine?
We’ve known that this day would come. The day when Deathwing would rise from the earth, shattering it, causing cracks and tidal waves that will change the landscape of Azeroth forever.
How do you feel now that this day is about to arrive? For the most part I’ve been excited about the shattering and the changes that World of Warcraft is about to go through. It’s going to almost feel like a new game for a lot of us. But, the flipside of this excitement however, is a bit if sadness.
I think that for many of us who have been playing World of Warcraft since the days of the Classic game before the first expansion we have a lot of memories that are tied to that world.
It was a special time discovering the world for the first time. I spent time just getting lost riding across the Eastern Kingdoms taking in the changes in scenery. Seeing each new zone was a wonderful new experience.
At around level 30 I also joined my first guild. Memories of Azeroth are filled with thoughts of the good times spent meeting people and making friends in the game for the first time.
I’m sure all of you have memories of things you did in the game that felt special, and with the coming Shattering you feel as though a part of you is getting destroyed along with the land. I know part of me feels this way.
The one thing we need to remember is that we will always have those memories. We might not have the same visual triggers in the game when we ride through the world and see things that remind us of those past times. But the memories themselves will always be with us.
Now is the time to make new memories. It’s a time in which we set the old memories up on the mantle within our mind where we can always look back at them fondly, but start to create new memories of a new world with old and new friends.
So while I have a heavy heart and will miss certain aspects of the world, I look to a new day and fresh new experiences with the great people I have come to know in World of Warcraft and those I have not yet been introduced to.
Below are a couple videos regarding the Shattering of Azeroth that I thought were pretty funny. Enjoy, and thanks to Lysaria for sharing these.