Stratholme: Trouble getting into The Gauntlet

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My wife and I are new players and were doing the Stratholme instance last night. We didn't have quests leading up to it, just going back and taking out some instances that we missed on our way to lvl 70. We were able to get through the Scarlet part, but couldn't get into The Gauntlet. The gate to the place was closed and there was no "gear" icon indicating that there was a way to open it.

I've been scouring the net looking for a solution to be able to get to Lord Aurius Rivendare, but since the update from Cata where the key was removed, I can't find much up to date information on the place. I'm reading somewhere that I may have to take out the ziggurats and the lackeys that are around them before getting the gate to open, but nothing says that specifically.

Could someone help with this? It would be greatly appreciated. :D
I think there's more than one gate into the "dead" side that, I think, you are trying to get to. At the east side of town, and I'm sorry that I can't remember the name of that street, there's a gate/tunnel that's open and it leads east or northeast.

Here's a good map. Between 3 and 8 is the break between liveside & deadside.

http://wow.incgamers.com/w/images/c/c5/Stratholme.jpg

Note: that map shows forresten in one of his places to stand, but he can be as far east as the gate between 3 and 8.
I think that gate no longer opens at all, and to access the ud side of strat you have to take the service entrance. Should be to the east of the main entrance.
I believe the Service Entrance is the one that I can't find. I walked around right side of the building and didn't see an additional opening, but I will take another look once I get home tonight.

Thanks for your help everyone. :)
I just googled an image search for the service entrance and found this:

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9707/route4at.jpg

:D
Oh, I don't know if this is still the case in Cata, but it used to be like this:

http://thestoppableforce.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/easternplaguelands.jpg
01/19/2011 7:30 AMPosted by Vorquil
I just googled an image search for the service entrance and found this:

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9707/route4at.jpg

:D


That's it.

Once inside, you DO still have to go inside the 3 ziggurats and kill all the little guys. This unlocks the final area before Rivendare.
Just for confirmation, those ziggurats are not actually in the instance are they? From the image I saw on wowwiki, it looked like the buildings outside the main entrance...
The ziggurats are inside the instance, yes. When you go into the service entrance, you will go through a gate, kill some skellies, another gate, right around a corner, another gate. Now the road splits into two. Go left first and clear the adds. You'll see a building on your left with a boss outside it. Kill the boss, run inside the building and clear the adds. Thats one. Go back the way you came again to the fork in the road. Go right and you'll see a ziggurat on your right. Kill boss, clear adds inside. Back out and go further down the road. Third ziggurat now. Same as the other two. Once you do that, an NPC will yell saying the slaughterhouse is available. Go further down the road, and the giant gate will be opened. Kill the aboms, wait for the boss abom to come out of the door. Kill him and wait for the next set of adds to come out the door. Once they come out, you can go inside and kill Rivendare.

Wall of text? Sure. Hope it helps ya though.
LOL, Thanks for the help Tauradin! That helps a lot. :) Should be able to take care of this now.
The ziggurats are directly behind the 3 bosses... the bosses are guarding the doorway. you go in, clear the 4 priest inside and it takes down the ziggurat.
Maybe I missed someone telling this info. The ziggarats are green. They are the 3 green spots on your minimap. Thats the visual cue I use when navigating through there.
Thanks everyone. We were able to clear this out last night. :D We're going to keep trying until we get the mount. :D
To the right of Stratholme looking at your map is a place called Eastwall Gate... this is the other instance (Service) anyone will need to reach and kill Lord Aurius Rivendare. If your trying to get the achievement you need this instance and the instance (Main) which is located at Stratholme... front door basically. Hope this helps anyone not sure on how to do this achievement
the Co-Ords for the service entrance are 43.4 19.2
click on the gate to open and walk thru to instance (Service Entrance)
where exactly is the service entrance
I think there's more than one gate into the "dead" side that, I think, you are trying to get to. At the east side of town, and I'm sorry that I can't remember the name of that street, there's a gate/tunnel that's open and it leads east or northeast.Here's a good map. Between 3 and 8 is the break between liveside & deadside.http://wow.incgamers.com/w/images/c/c5/Stratholme.jpgNote: that map shows forresten in one of his places to stand, but he can be as far east as the gate between 3 and 8.
hey i was woundering i read all of the info for this article and im not understanding were the service entance is located in Azeroth srry to put it like this but i am just still fresh with the game
http://bit.ly/Vb3RaJ

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