World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Guide: Mount Hyjal
Mount Hyjal is one of two new questing zones introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm for level 80 players.
In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, two new questing zones have been introduced for both the Horde and Allaince, these zones are Mount Hyjal and Vashj'ir. The zones are open to both factions.
In the faction's major cities there will be quests available to visit either Mount Hyjal or Vashj'ir. Once the player has visited the zone, portals will be available in the city to use in future to get to the zone faster. The faction in Mount Hyjal are the Guardians of Hyjal and on arrival will make the player neutral immediately. Mount Hyjal is located near Winterspring, just to the south of the zone and near Felwood.
Quests in Mount Hyjal
For the achievement Coming Down the Mountain, the player needs to complete 115 quests in Mount Hyjal, this is easily doable within a few hours. Players with item level 251 upwards will fly through the quests easily. Players with lower level gear may struggle on some of them but will soon have a chance to boost their gear with the quest rewards. There is a short quest chain in Mount Hyjal where a player will participate in jousting-style quests on a flying mount, completing this short chain will earn the player a pet and achievement.
Overall Mount Hyjal is a good zone to quest in from level 80 onwards, by the time a player has finished the zone they should be close to level 82 if they haven't already reached that level. It is a highly recommended zone for players interested in the lore side of the game.