I’ve been creeping around with the general goal of getting my Explorer title in WoW for a while. Having been the group alchemist, I had covered quite a bit of most zones gathering herbs, etc. Still, Northrend held me back until I hit 77 and got my cold weather flying skill. Northrend fell in short order.
Likewise, Outland, even without an epic flyer went relatively quickly. As an alliance character, most of the Eastern Kingdoms just happened, so it wasn’t too hard to go back and revisit the few areas I had missed.
Kalimdor, on the other hand, was something else entirely. Our group had scarcely touched the continent leveling up except where necessary to get to instances and/or do lead in quests. With other characters in Classic WoW, we had spent quite a bit of time there. Not so with the instance group. I had entire zones to explore (i.e. Mulgore, Azuremyst and Bloodmyst, etc.) as well as revisiting a few of those where there is really no reason to go now on the way up (e.g., Silithus or Winterspring).
Still a perfect Sunday afternoon activity zig-zagging Kalimdor in an epic walk down memory lane. The final area of the map to be revealed was Darkwhisper Gorge in Winterspring. I really do miss old Azeroth. They should have a nostalgia achievement. I know quite a few folks who would likely qualify for “the Nostalgic” as a title.