Eastern Plaguelands is a zone on the continent of Eastern Kingdoms in the World of Warcraft game. The zone has a wasteland environmental feel to it. . Eastern Plaguelands has quests for players leveled 53-60. The area is not controlled by either faction and has quests for both factions. There is one dungeon or raid located in this zone.
Eastern Plaguelands is one of two zones that make up the Plaguelands. The other zone is Western Plaguelands which located next door.
At the south eastern area of this zone is the Ruins of the Scarlet Enclave. This is the location that lvl 58 Death Knights from the Lich King expansion begin their conquest. The Death Knight class hall is located on a floating ship called the Ebon Hold.
Light's Hope Chapel is the class hall for Paladins, this can be accessed via a secret trap door in Lights Hope or through a portal in one of the faction areas in Dalaran.
In addition to spiders and other monsters, there is a small cannabalistic troll encampment at Zul'Mashar. In the far north west corner is a village where there are some friendly dwarves but to get there, you will need to go through a lot of enemy territory or through a tunnel that joins the area with the river.
Starting at the very western area of the zone, near the entrance with Western Plaguelands is Fiona's caravan which if you';re doing the quest line will move as you progress through the zone.
To the north west of the zone is Stratholme, it was a human city that became infected with the Scourge disease. Arthas in his Paladin days led an expedition to the city and slaughtered everyone who he believed was infected with the disease.
His human contemporaries didn't believe him and thought he had gone made. Arthas was proven right in the end. It is possible to revisit Arthas attacking and destroying the city through the Culling of Stratholme dungeon that was released in Lich King expansion.
After Stratholme was destroyed, the city became into disrepute and the undead wander the city. The city is a dungeon in the original version of the game before any expansions. You can fly over the city but you are unable to fly north of the city due to their beind a force field protecting that part of the world. Blizzard might revisit the north of the city in a later expansion but don't hold your breathe.
There is a path to the east of the North Tower that leads to the Ghostlands. The Ghostlands is an area of Eastern Kingdoms that is ruled by the Blood Elves. The Blood Elves were first playable in Burning Crusade.
Before the first expansion, the land to the North was cut off from the rest of the world. The land was just inaccessible. The land to the north now includes Zul Amen raid, released in the Burning Crusade and then turned into a dungeon in a later expansion.
When Warcraft was first realsed in 2004, the Naxxramas raid was situated high in the air above Eastern Plaguelands. The raid was a 40 man raid before it was downsized and moved to Dragonblight. In the original version, players had to gain reputation to get into the raid however when it moved to Dragonblight, that reputation was removed.
When Classic is released, the Naxxramas will return to its original position so you can relive the original experience.
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