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5th Dec '17 1:34:16 AM WhiteRoseSamurai
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** Varian Wrynn, now stuck on the island and surrounded by demons everywhere, splits his sword into two and kills as many as he can before he is finally stabbed in the back. Gul'Dan attempts to taunt him about the futility of resisting the Legion and states that Varian is going to die for nothing. How does Varian correct him? Three words. '''For the Alliance'''.

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** Varian Wrynn, now stuck on the island and surrounded by demons everywhere, splits his sword into two and kills as many as he can before he is finally stabbed in the back. Gul'Dan attempts to taunt him about the futility of resisting the Legion and states that Varian is going to die for nothing. How does Varian correct him? Three words. '''For '''[[DefiantToTheEnd For the Alliance'''.Alliance]]'''.
4th Dec '17 12:38:25 AM Anufenrir
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** [[spoiler: Sargeras's appearance. After hearing his voice in various cut scenes, finally seeing the dark titan in his full glory is an epic moment. Not only that, his size compared to Azeroth is awe inspiring and horrific at the same time.}}

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** [[spoiler: **[[spoiler: Sargeras's appearance. After hearing his voice in various cut scenes, finally seeing the dark titan in his full glory is an epic moment. Not only that, his size compared to Azeroth is awe inspiring and horrific at the same time.}} ]]
4th Dec '17 12:37:46 AM Anufenrir
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**[[spoiler: Sargeras's appearance. After hearing his voice in various cut scenes, finally seeing the dark titan in his full glory is an epic moment. Not only that, his size compared to Azeroth is awe inspiring and horrific at the same time.}}
30th Nov '17 12:39:53 PM Daethalion
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* Entering the Black Temple is an event that is built up across multiple quest chains from several of the high-end zones across Draenor. You participate in legitimizing a splinter faction of Kael'thas' personal army [[DefectorFromDecadence who have rejected his insane vision of mining the world for arcane energy in partnership with Illidan]] and assisting them in a series of covert operations to undermine the Blood Elf regiments in Illidan's forces, destabilize Illidan's Netherwing sky forces by visiting their secret training grounds under deep cover and robbing them blind of any and all dragon eggs you can collect, preventing any new flying units from forming and granting freedom to new hatchlings of the Netherwing Dragonflight, and join [[LaResistance a renegade group of Broken Draenei]] who have escaped from Karabor and are now plotting to return to free their chieftain before taking Illidan down. Your assault on the temple involves leading [[EnemyMine a combined force of Scryers and Aldor]] against the guardians protecting the temple from invasion, bypassing the front gates to break into the sewers, fighting your way up every single floor (breaking Illidan's army regiments into pieces on the way), and finally confronting Illidan at the very apex of the temple alongside Akama and Maiev Shadowsong. Yes, [[VideoGame/Warcraft3 THAT]] Maiev Shadowsong. And then partake in what is both one of the most awesome and one of the most tragic battles in all of Warcraft history.
28th Nov '17 12:23:58 PM storymasterb
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** [[spoiler: Told to return home by Aman'Thul, Velen calls to Illidan that they have done all they can. Illidan disagrees, repeating his words to Maiev at the end of the Black Temple and choosing to remain behind to fight Sargeras. The last we see of him is Sargeras appearing before him and Illidan readying his blades with a satisfied ''"At last."''']]



** [[spoiler: Told to return home by Aman'Thul, Velen calls to Illidan that they have done all they can. Illidan disagrees, repeating his words to Maiev at the end of the Black Temple and choosing to remain behind to fight Sargeras. The last we see of him is Sargeras appearing before him and Illidan readying his blades with a satisfied ''"At last."''']]

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** [[spoiler: Told to return home by Aman'Thul, Velen calls to Illidan that they have done all they can. Illidan disagrees, repeating his words to Maiev at the end of the Black Temple and choosing to remain behind to fight Sargeras. The last we see of him is Sargeras appearing before him and Illidan readying his blades with a satisfied ''"At last."''']]
28th Nov '17 12:23:38 PM storymasterb
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhfvc2kxX1g The cinematic]] that ends [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Antorus]]. [[spoiler: The Pantheon combine their power to drag Sargeras through space to the Seat of the Pantheon and trap him there, finally ending the Legion's threat once and for all.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Aman'Thul:''' Brother. Your crusade is '''over'''.]]
** [[spoiler: Not to be outdone, however, Sargeras is able to resist their pull for long enough to ''drive his sword into Azeroth's surface'', with the final scene showing it impaled into the ground and towering above the mountains and buildings around it.]]




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** [[spoiler: Told to return home by Aman'Thul, Velen calls to Illidan that they have done all they can. Illidan disagrees, repeating his words to Maiev at the end of the Black Temple and choosing to remain behind to fight Sargeras. The last we see of him is Sargeras appearing before him and Illidan readying his blades with a satisfied ''"At last."''']]
15th Nov '17 7:08:56 PM Aeliren85
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* Taelen Fordring's rampage while escaping from Hearthglen in ''In Dreams''. The Hearthglen Scarlet Crusaders, formerly elite mobs, are killed en mass by the Scarlet Highlerd as he attempts to reach his father Tirion, only to fall in battle against Grand Inquisitor Isillien and his Crimson Elite bodyguards. Tirion Fordring then appears, confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia, ''The Great Masquerade''. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. At the gates, Lady Katrana Prestor attempts to have Windsor and the players arrested, and they are halted at the gates of Stormwind by General Marcus Jonathan. After a quick talk with Windsor along with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Jonathan not only lets Windsor through the gates, but decrees that he and his allies are not to be harmed.]] You then walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.

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* Taelen Fordring's rampage while escaping from Hearthglen in ''In Dreams''. The Hearthglen Scarlet Crusaders, formerly elite mobs, are killed en mass by the Scarlet Highlerd Highlord as he attempts to reach his father Tirion, only to fall in battle against Grand Inquisitor Isillien and his Crimson Elite bodyguards. Tirion Fordring then appears, confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia, ''The Great Masquerade''. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Blackrock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. At the gates, Lady Katrana Prestor attempts to have Windsor and the players arrested, and they are halted at the gates of Stormwind by General Marcus Jonathan. After a quick talk with Windsor along with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Jonathan not only lets Windsor through the gates, but decrees that he and his allies are not to be harmed.]] You then walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.
10th Nov '17 8:21:26 PM Origin
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--->'''Garrosh''': Step aside Pandaren. You confront a force beyond reckoning.\\
'''Taran Zhu''': Your father dabbled in forces beyond reckoning. Where is he now?

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--->'''Garrosh''': Step aside Pandaren. aside, Pandaren! You confront a force beyond reckoning.\\
'''Taran Zhu''': Your father ''father''[[note]]Grommash Hellscream, was the most noteworthy orc to accept Mannoroth's offer of power through demonic blood back in Warcraft 3[[/note]] dabbled in forces beyond reckoning. powers "beyond reckoning". Where is he now?he... ''now''?
10th Nov '17 2:50:43 PM Aeliren85
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* The [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Dreadsteed Dreadsteed of Xoroth questchain]] for Warlocks was truly epic in classic [=WoW=]. Over the course of the adventure you mass murder creatures created by the moon goddess and collect their blood, infiltrate the Shadow Council, rip out an orc's heart, wreak havoc across two dungeons, fight off an army of demons as you prepare a portal, and kill a Dreadlord so you can steal his horse. Your reward? Quite possibly the [[HellishHorse coolest looking mount in the game ever made]]. Shame they took the questchain out in ''Cataclysm'' and you just buy the Dreadsteed now.
** Part of the shame being that the only people who did it post "Burning Crusade" were people with a few bored friends, a lot of time, and a lot of gold on their hands. (Then again though, the gold wasn't hard to get) Around Burning Crusade, the game started handing more money per drops and quest rewards so it eventually became cheaper (and way more efficient!) to just purchase the same mount everyone else did.
** The ''Summoning the Charger'' quest chain for Paladins. It involves exorcising an entire town, getting holy water from the heart of the Scourge in the Eastern Kingdoms a dungeon all in itself. Save a spirit from another dungeon. and after all that. Two diamonds, and the censer you used to exorcise the town are then put together. After that you actually invade the Scholomance, an entire school of necromancers to get a death knight's attention, kill him, and free the charger. Thats right, you ''steal a death knight's warhorse by raiding an school of necromancers and killing him in there''. Your reward? A epic, glowly, heavily armored warhorse that literally came back from the dead.
* Tirion Fordring appearing at the end of the quest In Dreams, in which he confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Great Masquerade. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. You walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.

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* Both the Paladin and the Warlock classes had truly epic quest chains dedicated to unlocking access to their level 60 class mounts. Sadly, both were removed in ''Cataclysm'', and the mounts are simply acquired immediately upon reaching the required levels, which were reduced to 20 and 40 (down from 40 and 60). Part of the shame being that the only people who did it post "Burning Crusade" were people with a few bored friends, a lot of time, and a lot of gold on their hands. (Then again though, the gold wasn't hard to get) Around Burning Crusade, the game started handing more money per drops and quest rewards so it eventually became cheaper (and way more efficient!) to just purchase the same mount everyone else did.
**
The [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Dreadsteed ''[[https://wow.gamepedia.com/Warlock_quests#Level_60:_Summon_Dreadsteed Dreadsteed of Xoroth questchain]] Xoroth]]'' quest chain for Warlocks was truly epic in classic [=WoW=].Warlocks. Over the course of the adventure you mass murder creatures created by the moon goddess and collect their blood, infiltrate the Shadow Council, rip out an orc's heart, wreak havoc across two dungeons, fight off an army of demons as you prepare a portal, and kill a Dreadlord so you can steal his horse. Your reward? Quite possibly the [[HellishHorse coolest looking mount in the game ever made]]. Shame they took the questchain out in ''Cataclysm'' and you just buy the Dreadsteed now.
** Part of the shame being that the only people who did it post "Burning Crusade" were people with a few bored friends, a lot of time, and a lot of gold on their hands. (Then again though, the gold wasn't hard to get) Around Burning Crusade, the game started handing more money per drops and quest rewards so it eventually became cheaper (and way more efficient!) to just purchase the same mount everyone else did.
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** The ''Summoning ''[[https://wow.gamepedia.com/Paladin_quests#Level_60_Summoning_the_Charger_.28Summon_Charger.29 Summoning the Charger'' Charger]]'' quest chain for Paladins. It involves exorcising an entire town, the town of Terrodale, getting holy water from Stratholme - the heart of the Scourge in the Eastern Kingdoms and a dungeon all in itself. Save a itself - and save an ancient equine spirit from another dungeon. and after Dire Maul to bless your barding. After all that. Two diamonds, and that, you have to combine the barding, the censer you used to exorcise the town are then put and two diamonds together. After that that, you actually invade the Scholomance, an entire school of necromancers necromancers, all just to get a death knight's attention, kill him, him and free the his charger. Thats That's right, you ''steal a death knight's warhorse by raiding an school of necromancers and killing him in there''. Your reward? A epic, glowly, heavily armored warhorse that literally came back from the dead.
* Taelen Fordring's rampage while escaping from Hearthglen in ''In Dreams''. The Hearthglen Scarlet Crusaders, formerly elite mobs, are killed en mass by the Scarlet Highlerd as he attempts to reach his father Tirion, only to fall in battle against Grand Inquisitor Isillien and his Crimson Elite bodyguards. Tirion Fordring appearing at the end of the quest In Dreams, in which he then appears, confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Onyxia, ''The Great Masquerade.Masquerade''. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. At the gates, Lady Katrana Prestor attempts to have Windsor and the players arrested, and they are halted at the gates of Stormwind by General Marcus Jonathan. After a quick talk with Windsor along with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Jonathan not only lets Windsor through the gates, but decrees that he and his allies are not to be harmed.]] You then walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.
9th Nov '17 7:37:31 PM Aeliren85
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* One of the most fun quests in the game is "It's Goat Time, Baby" where you have to "nudge" the billy goats from Fuselight with a goblin-made goat-launcher. (And don't worry if you're an animal-rights activist, they land safely.)
* Another incredibly fun quest is "Welcome to the Machine". (To put this bluntly, ''you'' are the QuestGiver here giving tasks to three [=NPCs=] who are clearly stereotypes of think-headed "noob" players who never pay attention to quest instructions. Sadly, it's Horde-only.)



* One quest in Searing Gorge ''They Build A Better Bullet'' seems like typical kill and collect kind of quest. Kill the dwarves and pillage their supply crates for their bullets. But there is another way, to just stand in front of a dwarf and let him shoot you. Each time the character gets shot the bullet counter increases by one, it's like they remove the bullets from their wounds and add them to the collected pile. That's pretty hardcore.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Great Masquerade. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. You walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.

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* One quest in Searing Gorge ''They Build A Better Bullet'' seems like typical kill and collect kind of quest. Kill the dwarves and pillage their supply crates for their bullets. But there is another way, to just stand in front of a dwarf and let him shoot you. Each time the character gets shot the bullet counter increases by one, it's like they remove the bullets from their wounds and add them to the collected pile. That's pretty hardcore.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Great Masquerade. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. You walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons.dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.



* The Darkspear leader Vol'jin gets one in Cataclysm, as he opposes the other trolls who want to rebuild their ancient empire. Mixed with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
-->'''Troll''': You dare to stand against your people!?\\
'''Vol'jin''': The Horde is ''my'' people!!
** Vol'jin gets another one during the Troll starting quests, where he shows you a vision him him telling off Garrosh.
---> "I know exactly what I'll be doin' about it, Son of Hellscream. I'll watch and wait as ya people slowly become aware of ya ineptitude. I'll laugh as dey grow to despise ya, as I do. And when that times comes, when ya failure is complete and ya power is meaningless, I will be there ta end your rule. Swiftly, and silently. You will spend ya reign glancin' over ya shoulder, and fearin' da shadows. For when the time comes, and ya blood be slowly drainin' out, you will know'' exactly ''who fired da arrow that pierced ya black heart."
** And as of the Siege of Orgrimmar, it's true. [[spoiler:The dark heart of Y'Shaarj, that is.]]

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* The Darkspear leader Vol'jin gets one in Cataclysm, as he opposes the other trolls who want to rebuild their ancient empire. Mixed with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
-->'''Troll''': You dare to stand against your people!?\\
'''Vol'jin''': The Horde is ''my'' people!!
** Vol'jin gets another one during the Troll starting quests, where he shows you a vision him him telling off Garrosh.
---> "I know exactly what I'll be doin' about it, Son of Hellscream. I'll watch and wait as ya people slowly become aware of ya ineptitude. I'll laugh as dey grow to despise ya, as I do. And when that times comes, when ya failure is complete and ya power is meaningless, I will be there ta end your rule. Swiftly, and silently. You will spend ya reign glancin' over ya shoulder, and fearin' da shadows. For when the time comes, and ya blood be slowly drainin' out, you will know'' exactly ''who fired da arrow that pierced ya black heart."
** And as of the Siege of Orgrimmar, it's true. [[spoiler:The dark heart of Y'Shaarj, that is.]]
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* Captain Taylor during the "Defending the Rift" quest. He manages to one-shot one of the key leaders of the naga!



* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there. Yet,)
* The final battle against [[BigBad Deathwing]], anyone? First of all, it takes place in the Maelstrom, which is where [[WhereItAllBegan Deathwing first burst forth into Azeroth]], second of all, all four of the Dragon Aspects and Thrall with the Dragon Soul ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard which Deathwing coveted and betrayed the aspects for, no less]]) are backing you and your raid up. Tentacles bursting forth everywhere, and Deathwing attempting to finish off the world with another Cataclysm (instant wipe, no question), and it all ends with Deathwing being destroyed for good by the Dragon Soul.
** That doesn't even take into account how you reach the Maelstrom. The raid parachutes onto Deathwing's back where they must ''tear his scales off'' while his own immune system comes to life to stop you. Once his scales are gone, Thrall shoots him the Dragon Soul which ''shoots straight through Deathwing's chest'' and causes him to plunge into the Maelstrom.


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* One of the most fun quests in the game is "It's Goat Time, Baby" where you have to "nudge" the billy goats from Fuselight with a goblin-made goat-launcher. (And don't worry if you're an animal-rights activist, they land safely.)
* Another incredibly fun quest is "Welcome to the Machine". (To put this bluntly, ''you'' are the QuestGiver here giving tasks to three [=NPCs=] who are clearly stereotypes of think-headed "noob" players who never pay attention to quest instructions. Sadly, it's Horde-only.)
* One quest in Searing Gorge ''They Build A Better Bullet'' seems like typical kill and collect kind of quest. Kill the dwarves and pillage their supply crates for their bullets. But there is another way, to just stand in front of a dwarf and let him shoot you. Each time the character gets shot the bullet counter increases by one, it's like they remove the bullets from their wounds and add them to the collected pile. That's pretty hardcore.
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* The Darkspear leader Vol'jin gets one in Cataclysm, as he opposes the other trolls who want to rebuild their ancient empire. Mixed with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
-->'''Troll''': You dare to stand against your people!?\\
'''Vol'jin''': The Horde is ''my'' people!!
** Vol'jin gets another one during the Troll starting quests, where he shows you a vision him him telling off Garrosh.
---> "I know exactly what I'll be doin' about it, Son of Hellscream. I'll watch and wait as ya people slowly become aware of ya ineptitude. I'll laugh as dey grow to despise ya, as I do. And when that times comes, when ya failure is complete and ya power is meaningless, I will be there ta end your rule. Swiftly, and silently. You will spend ya reign glancin' over ya shoulder, and fearin' da shadows. For when the time comes, and ya blood be slowly drainin' out, you will know'' exactly ''who fired da arrow that pierced ya black heart."
** And as of the Siege of Orgrimmar, it's true. [[spoiler:The dark heart of Y'Shaarj, that is.]]
* Captain Taylor during the "Defending the Rift" quest. He manages to one-shot one of the key leaders of the naga!
* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there. Yet,)
* The final battle against [[BigBad Deathwing]], anyone? First of all, it takes place in the Maelstrom, which is where [[WhereItAllBegan Deathwing first burst forth into Azeroth]], second of all, all four of the Dragon Aspects and Thrall with the Dragon Soul ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard which Deathwing coveted and betrayed the aspects for, no less]]) are backing you and your raid up. Tentacles bursting forth everywhere, and Deathwing attempting to finish off the world with another Cataclysm (instant wipe, no question), and it all ends with Deathwing being destroyed for good by the Dragon Soul.
** That doesn't even take into account how you reach the Maelstrom. The raid parachutes onto Deathwing's back where they must ''tear his scales off'' while his own immune system comes to life to stop you. Once his scales are gone, Thrall shoots him the Dragon Soul which ''shoots straight through Deathwing's chest'' and causes him to plunge into the Maelstrom.
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