The Hinterlands are are home to the Wildhammer Dwarves to the west at Aerie Peak and the forest trolls to the east who are divided into three separate tribes. The Revantusk tribe is the only one of the three that has declared sides in the Horde/Alliance conflict and support the Horde. The Vilebranch tribe holds residence in the massive troll city of Jintha’Alor as well as the Altar of Zul while the Witherbark tribe holds the smallest influence, hailing from the temples of Shadra’Alor.
In the northern part of the region is the ancient, massive tree, Seradane where the agents of the Green dragonflight have been corrupted. A massive portal on the side of the tree previously connected the servants of the Aspect Ysera to her own realm, the Emerald Dream.
Back in vanilla, before BE's were introduced all HE's looked like this
The Swamp of Sorrows is a marshland in southern Eastern Kingdoms previously filled with green dragons serving Ysera (which could be farmed for the Tiny Emerald Whelpling). These days you can farm the whelps in Northern Feralas for the pet.
When the Dark Portal imploded during the Second War, The Black Morass was split in half – the northern part became the Swamp, while the southern half became the barren Blasted Lands. The Horde base of Stonard remains while the Alliance now have a town located on the lakeside near the Sunken Temple.
In addition, the coastline that once enclosed the Temple’s Pool of Tears is now open to the sea.
In Cataclysm, this rare is no longer a Lord and has been relocated inside Sunken Temple
Previously found in Sunken Temple, this rare no longer exists post Cata
The Cape of Stranglethorn is in the southern part of Stranglethorn Vale, now split from the Shattering. The area is populated by the goblin pirates of Booty Bay and their rivals, the Bloodsail Buccaneers. The rest of the zone is comprised of troll ruins and sandy beaches.
The Gurubashi Arena is a place that’s had it’s fair share in bloodshed. Every 3 hours a treasure chest is placed in the centre of the pit. Players battle it out in a PVA match, much like how the Dire Maul arena was once upon a time. Players fight over the contents of the chest, quite often for the vanity achievement Gurubashi Arena Grand Master.
Booty Bay is a major city run by goblin pirates – many profession trainers are located here, as well as a neutral Auction House, bank, Inn, fishing contest, rogue trainer, boat to Ratchet, and unique recipe/item vendors.
Silverpine Forest borders Tirisfal Glades and Gilneas. As such, it’s a zone constantly under fire in Cataclysm. The Gilnean Liberation Front is pushing back against the Forsaken, which Lady Sylvanas Windrunner oversees. Read about the Dalaran Spellscribe who has since been removed from the game.
Love the debuff he gives you
This guy was such a pain levelling, he’d always manage to sneak up on you when you weren’t looking.
Searing Gorge is a fiery and rocky zone home to a friendly subset of the Dark Iron Clan – the Thorium Brotherhood. Large mining operations take place in the Cauldron and Slag Pit. Players also get to interact with quirky NPCs like Lunk the non-violent ogre and Evonice Sootsmoker who believes in murder through sleep deprivation.
Reaching Searing Gorge used to be tricky for Alliance as they needed to complete a quest for the tunnel key allowing travel between Loch Modan and Searing Gorge (unless your rogue was high enough to pick the lock). The Horde on the other hand could use the path in Badlands past Kargath.