|I consider this to be the hardest trip for new characters to meet up with friends of another
race. I personally got lost when I tried to do this during beta. I died a gazillion times. And I
never did get a chance to group with my friend. Even with this guide, it could take you 40
minutes on average to make it there and about 3-4 deaths. During this trip you have to pass
through a level 25-30 zone which is not fun at all at even level 15. I had 300 hp and it would
go bye bye real fast. This guide will take you from Aldrassil in Shadowglen to Ironforge.
Shadowglen to Darnassus
You want to leave Aldrassil/Shadowglen south on the road and follow it through Dolanaar going west all the way to Darnassus. You should be safe along the road. If you run into anything it should not be higher then level 8ish and usually you can outrun it if you just keep moving. You will want to continue through the center of the city over to the island on the west side. This island holds a huge pink/purple glowing area. This is a portal to Rul'theran Village, which houses a boat and hippogryph master. Once in Rul'theran, you have a choice of flying or riding a boat. At the time I did this, neither cost any money. The boat will show up at the docks occasionly which is straight ahead of where you land after leaving the portal. The hippogryph master is on the deck off to the left when heading towards the docks. No matter your choice you will end up in Auberdine.
Once there, go talk to the hippogryph master to get the flight route location, so you don't have to do this later. If you came by boat leave the docks and head right on to another deck. At the end is the master. If you arrived by hippogryph... well he's right next to you. Once you get the flight route, head to the docks. Head to the southern offshoot from the docks to catch the boat for Menethil Harbor.
Once in Menethil Harbor, head to the grypon master in the southeast corner of the town. Get the Flight Route location here, even if you don't have any other... It will come in handy later. Leave the town going north and then to the east. There are alot of level 25ish mobs, so you might die a couple times. Just keep on trucking if this happens. The road will turn south towards Dun Algaz, a dwarven tunnel. Once out of the tunnel, follow the road through the mountains. But becareful, there are some more mobs that will jump you here. But lucky you, If you die you will be transported to the spirit healer near Thelsamar.
Once out of the tunnel, follow the road through the mountains. But becareful, there are some more mobs that will jump you here. But lucky you, If you die you will be transported to the spirit healer near Thelsamar. Make sure you talk to the Gryphon Master to get a flight location. Now you have the Flight Path between the harbor and Thelsamar. You have a choice upon leaving Thelsamar. You can go back up and to the North Gate Pass or go south and to the South Gate Pass. Either way stay to the road.
Follow the road west from whatever gate you choose to go through. Follow the road signs if you get lost. Once in Ironforge, obtain the flight location from the Gryphon Master so you have a Flight Path to here. The Gryphon Master is located in the center of the city. You can talk to a guard and get him to place a flag on the map, if you have trouble finding him. I also suggest that you hop on the tram and go to Stormwind to get the flight path there. You can use guards to find the locations for these places too. Be sure to repair any of your items if you died and I hope you enjoy playing with your other Alliance friends.
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