I started the questline in Dragonblight for the Wrathgate the other day with Kikidas. I had so much fun, that I diverged a little from my 'let Boon set the pace on the paladins', by gently steering him in that direction.
In part so he could run into Ambo Cash and hear the immortal words of: "Why I'm not wearing any pants isn't important."
Saving helpless, terrified and trapped villagers... the epitome of paladin duties, was right up his alley. Especially after not liking killing the vyrkul prisoner with poison in Westguard Keep. Testing experimental poison remedies is not in the bylaws of paladin responsibilities. In fact, it's probably against our tenets.
But saving helpless, terrified and trapped villagers? Oh yeah.
Then of course, there's driving the giant tank. And the chain gun. Oh yes. The chain gun.
The best part is when we were trying to find the Legion front, we followed the directions, north out of town, hit the road, go west, then north on the Path of Titans. Right? Riiiight. Except if you diverge just slightly too far north before you hit the Path, by going around a hill north instead of south, you miss the camp. Then you ride up the Path, until it very abruptly ends with a death engendering drop into Crystalsong Forest.
Ah, I hear you think, but we're paladins. Such a thing cannot stand against Divine Shield!
You see, there was a short drop earlier. I simply made the leap and took the 1k damage. Boon shielded himself. When I teased him for being a pansy, he said this way he doesn't have to take any damage and saves on repair bills.
When we ran into the end of the road, I stopped because it looked suspiciously like there was no road beyond.
Boon lagged and kept on going. And then fell. And then screamed. Because his bubble was on cooldown. And then died.
And then I bubbled myself and jumped off. And rezzed him. Then asked him how his repair bill was looking.
We find the legion front. Luckily, the phylactery that we need to kill the lich in the Winterguard Mausoleum is right there. So we didn't get to do that part, but we'll do it later, because that quest line is just too good to not do again...
So we ride back and we go and kill the lich. Or rather, the lich makes us PALADINS cower in terror (right. We're paladins. We're so full of the Light we don't feel fear! Some would call that stupidity. We prefer to call it the Light.) and then Fordragon shows up, frees us from the terror *rawr* and we go to town and kick his undead ass back to dust.
And then we go find him at Fordragon Hold and then we go to see the dragons! If you know me at all, you know my three greatest loves are Richard, Dragons and My Little Ponies, and not necessarily in that order. So seeing the Wyrmrest Temple and the dragons and Alexstrasza...
Unfortunately, we had seen the cut scene before. I didn't know what it was a cut scene to necessarily before, but I had seen it. Knowing more of the story behind it and just WHO was dying made me tear up though. :(
Then of course... the meeting with Thrall! The invasion of the Undercity! Jaina putting the smackdown on the King. And then it just ends. Which felt very very anticlimatic.
It makes me wonder, do the Horde see the same cut-scene at the Wrathgate? Does Bolvar lead the charge? Or does Hellscream? Do they get to see the meeting between Jaina and Thrall? Do they also take part in the reclamation of the Undercity?
Any Hordies out there (and I know a few of you are visitors), please feel free to share your experiences with this quest line.