Where is the Stonecore entrance? The quick guide for that awkward graveyard run

“Where is it? Where? The entrance to Stonecore must be around here somewhere! Come on! I’ve been flying around for a good half hour!”

The first time you run the Stonecore instance, you’ll probably wipe (and, if you’re like me, it’ll be on the first trash pack). That’s when you hit a problem: where’s the entrance? For an instance with an entrance so close to the graveyard, it’s a major pain to find your way back in.

Never fear. Here’s our simple, easy to follow guide that will ensure your days of flying around in a confused circle are over.

The entrance to the Stonecore is just over halfway up the Temple Of Earth, so you’ll need a flying mount to get there. The Temple Of Earth is the central structure which forms the initial questhub for Deepholm – it’s where the portals from Orgrimmar and Stormwind will drop you. Exit the Temple and head for the west side of the structure. Start flying upwards. When you’ve gone slightly further than halfway up the side of the Temple, you’ll see a prominent ledge. That’s the entrance. Steer your airborne chicken in that general direction and you’ll see the entrance portal.

Finding the Stonecore Entrance from the portals in the Temple of Earth

If you’re using an addon that gives you map coordinates, the entrance is at [47, 52]

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. Of course, that doesn’t help you with the Z-axis (the height), so here’s a quick visual guide.

Take the portal from your capital city

Take the portal from your capital city

Head for the exit from the Temple Of Earth

Head for the exit from the Temple Of Earth

As soon as you're outside the Temple, fly up and to the right.

As soon as you're outside the Temple, fly up and to the right.

Staying next to the Temple Of Earth, keep heading up.

Staying next to the Temple Of Earth, keep heading up.

You'll soon see the ledge which contains the entrance portal.

You'll soon see the ledge which contains the entrance portal.

The entrance is at the back of the ledge.

The entrance is at the back of the ledge.

Finding the Stonecore Entrance from the graveyard

If everything’s gone that depressing shade of gray and you just want to get back in and starting hitting things again, it’s an even easier trip. The entrance portal is almost directly above the graveyard.

From where your ghost appears, face the Temple Of Earth, and look up. Start flying directly upwards, and keep an eye on the left side of the screen. You’ll see the ledge with the entrance portal slightly to the left as you climb the side of the Temple.

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Cataclysm Roundup: Making Gold In Cata To Missing Something In Vashj’ir

All across the world cataclysm players are slowly resurfacing from the den that’s been their computer room for the next few days. Things are starting to get back to normal, whatever that is!

So the blogosphere’s starting to look more lively again as more folks come out of the “must save the world fast” reverie. Same for me actually – things are back tto running normally on the Pot today. Though due to a car service that took an eternity this afternoon and preparing for a podcast later today, I’m going to see the week out with a couple more Cataclysm roundup posts. So without further ado…

  • Markco’s Guide to Making Gold in Cataclysm … with WOTLK! – Markco’s got some examples of Wrath items that are past it now but will still earn a wad of cash on the Auction House. Quick, go check your bank character’s pockets and shoe insoles for the bits n’ bobs you stashed away for a rainy day! He also reminds us of some simple-to-follow and sensible “Markcovian” economic principles to help you get te most out of the AH at the mo.
  • Where is the entrance to the Stonecore? So Stonecore’s a little hidden away and there are a fair number of folks having trouble finding it. Latus’ post is a  catch-all guide and should direct you straight to the entrance whether you’re good with directions or, like me, are a tad geographically challenged.
  • Maelstrom ho! – A quick read from Nibuca who’s updating us on her questing progress at the moment. It’s an entertaining read as well as being short, and Nibuca ponders an interesting question about whether she missed something at the end of Vashj’ir – not the first time I’ve heard that.
  • Xzilend’s Warlock Gearing Compendium – much of what a warlock could need for gearing up in Cataclysm. Want to know what PvE gear there is for your warlock? Or even PvP gear? Yep, there’s a PvP gear list about. Xzilend’s also taking a look at reputation rewards and enchants. The only catch is that the pre-raid gear list is still a work in progress, but I’m suspecting Xzilend will update that ASAP.

That’s it for this time. Keep your eyes peeled (not literally please, ewww) for another post later!

Meanwhile – there’s been a lot of talk of the early zones – you know, surviving Vashj’ir and doing heroic deeds in Mount Hyjal. **But have you moved on to other sones – or done them already – what do you think of them?

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