After stepping through the Dark Portal, Alliance players will be sent to Honor Hold, the Alliance Stronghold in Hellfire Peninsula. Honor Hold quests are practically a necessity, to gain reputation with the Honor Hold
faction. You'll need Revered with Honor Hold to purchase the Flamewrought Key
if you intend to do Heroic Dungeons in Hellfire Citadel.
Quests in Honor Hold will send you to The Legion Front, nearby Forge Camps, the Invasion Point north of Honor Hold, and Zeth'Gor. After completing quests in Honor Hold, Alliance players will then venture to Temple of Telhamat near the north western portion of Hellfire Peninsula. Once quests are completed there, the final stop for Alliance players in the Cenarion Post.
When Burning Crusade Classic first releases, this will be a heavily trafficked area by players and it will be extremely difficult to complete quests such as The Path of Anguish
, Fel Orc Scavengers
, Ill Omens
, Waste Not, Want Not
, and Mission: The Abyssal Shelf
. With so many players trying to complete the same quests (of which only 1 small area spawns these mobs), it will be a nightmare trying to quest here on day one of Burning Crusade Classic. For many players that have been playing Classic throughout Phases 1-6 and have Naxxramas gear, it might be a better option to skip Hellfire Peninsula and Honor Hold entirely, and head straight to Zangarmarsh.
Vengeance of the Illidari
, Bladefist's Breadth
, Regal Protectorate
These trinkets are absolutely insane, especially for brand new characters going through the Dark Portal for the first time. Especially for melee, Bladefist's Breadth is a really powerful trinket, surpassing trinkets such as Earthstrike
in power. This applies to the spellcaster trinket and the tank trinket, providing a ton of value in a fairly easily obtainable trinket. Most of the quests in the Overlord Quest Chain are must-do quests as is, so you'll get this trinket just by doing quests in Hellfire Peninsula!