I went out and did the Fall of Zalazane quests today, first as a Troll helping to reclaim her own lands with Kikimaia, and then as Kamalia, pitching in to help her allies, to do all the things little level 21 Kiki couldn’t. I was pleased that Kiki could do pretty much everything except the final Event itself. As I expected, the Event was much like the Battle of Light’s Hope Chapel or the Battle for Undercity in format, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it. In fact, I thought it was pretty awesome and I’m totally excited to see the renewed Echo Isles in Cataclysm.
I haven’t done Operation:Gnomeregan quite yet because I want to do it first with my Gnome, of course, and I would like to run Gnomeregan the dungeon with Kelilla at least once before she participates in Operation:Gnomeregan. The fun of the final Fall of Zalazane event has me wishing I had a level 80 Alliance toon to do the final Operation:Gnomeregan event with.
It occurs to me that these special event quests are rather like Holiday quests — I’m going to want to do them on every character I’ve got any significant degree of interest in maintaining. Which, at this point, is five Tauren, three or four Blood Elves, a Troll, an Orc, an Undead, a Gnome, a Human, and a Draenei. Eleven or twelve rounds of helping out the Trolls, and three of helping out the Gnomes — yeah, I’d say I’m doing my part!