Blizzard released the first major patch for the World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion early this month. Dubbed as the Rise of the Zandalari the patch version is 4.1 and the main story is that Zandalari tribe have risen to the ranks and the Amani trolls and the Gurubashi trolls have allied themselves with the Zandalari. The Darkspear tribe (a playable race in WoW) led by Voljin remains loyal to the Horde.
The patch features a lot of new features including reiterations of familiar dungeons (Zul’Gurub and Zul’Aman) to be level-85 5-player heroic versions, new Guild Finder, new Dungeon Finder (Call to Arms), new WoW mounts and pets, new powerful gems and a lot more.
Quoting Blizzard official site:
In years past, the Zandalar tribe, encompassing the wise and scholarly progenitors of the trolls, heroically assisted the Horde and the Alliance with thwarting the nefarious activities of their brethren in Zul’Gurub and Zul’Drak. Yet the chaos unleashed by the recent Cataclysm has reshaped the Zandalari’s philosophy about the world and the dwindling remnants of their race. Led by a mysterious prophet known only as Zul, the Zandalari have issued a call to Azeroth’s embattled troll populations: unite into a single mighty empire and save their race from extinction.
Below is the official Rise of the Zandalari video
Video Credits: Youtube/Blizzard.com
Its cool to see Trolls cheering wildly during the celebrations 🙂
My favorite Rise of the Zandalari dialog will be the exchange of Voljin and Zul:
Zul: “Vol’jin of the Darkspear, you would turn your back on your own people?”
Vol’jin: “Da Horde is my people. If it be war you bring den I stand against you!”
Zul: “So be it Darkspear… but against the powers we shall soon unleash, none shall stand… for long!!!”
Voljin‘s loyalty to the Horde (and I guess to Thrall) is really admirable. For the Horde!!!
I don’t know if I will be joining the fracas in the Stranglethorn Vale soon. I am too busy with a lot of official stuff lately (and honestly its a challenge to update this blog often) but I’m hoping for the best.