Places of Interest
The home of the Forsaken, Tirisfal Glades is kind of a unique little place. More than just about any of the Hordes’ areas, you’ll find a big mix of starting characters, higher level characters hanging out in the stupid maze that is Undercity, and mid-range characters running Scarlet Monestary. Hell, even the Alliance runs characters through there for SM fairly often. There’s not a *ton* to do in Tirisfal, but enough to keep players engaged for a good amount of time.
You’ll either learn to love or hate Undercity, which always has a lot going on, but is confusing to navigate and not particularily accessable. Speaking of not being terribly accessible, travel to and from Tirisfal isn’t the easiest. Roads go out to Silverpine and Alterac, a teleporter will take you to Eversong Woods, and zepplins run to Durotar and Stranglethorn Vale.
Mining: Copper. Not particularily plentiful, but it’s there if you’re looking for it, especially around the edges of the zone.
Herbalism: Peacebloom, Silverleaf, Earthroot. There’s plenty of low level herbs around the fields and forests of the zone, certainly enough for a starter alchemist to get his or her bearings.
Cloth: Linen, Wool, Silk There are plenty of humanoids in the zone that drop plenty of linen. If you’re high enough level, you can traverse up near the Scarlet Monestary to pick up some wool and silk as well.
Leather: Light Leather, Ruined Scraps Just like your normal starting zones, there’s plenty of opportunities to pick up some low level leathers, though the actually number of “beasts” isn’t as favorable as some other zones.
Tirisfal is maybe my favorite Horde starting zone. It always feels like there’s something going on, and there’s all kinds of different enemies and terrain. That Undercity is my least favorite starting city pretty much ever taints my opinion of the zone as a whole a little bit, but you know what? It’s not a bad place to hang out for 10 levels or so.