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Since ZG and AQ20 have been placed on the map, it seems like they've turned into ghost towns and lost their denizens. Naxx40 long ago flew North, but what other instances (5p or raids) have vanished, and their lore with them?

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The only zones that have actually been removed from the game are the old 40 man version of Naxxramas in EPL, and Zul'Gurub. AQ20 now has a 10 person limit, but it's still there and unaltered (You just need to zone in through the portal in a 10 man raid). Naxxramas also lives on, but it's been moved to Northrend, had a bit of a retrofit, and now accommodates 10 or 25 players, and Onyxia's Lair was similarly resized, but not moved and is substantially less changed.

In patch 4.0, Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep were rebuilt from the ground up with new characters, lore, and bosses that continue the stories being told in their respective exterior zones post-cataclysm, and to reflect the changes brought to them in years past by adventurers who have come before.

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I shall miss Mr. Smite. –  Raven Dreamer Dec 18 '10 at 2:03
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AQ20 is still around, you need to enter the instance portal to actually see the proper amount of mobs - it has also been converted to a 10-man raid. Other than that, only ZG is out of game, and Naxxramas40 and Onyxia40 have been re purposed.

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Naxx and Ony are 15/25-man now, aren't they? –  Brant Dec 17 '10 at 22:58
    
Naxx has a TEN man and 25 man raids, Onyxia has the 25, unsure about if she has a 10. –  Raven Dreamer Dec 17 '10 at 23:12
    
I was referring to the old level 60 versions of the instance, now called Naxx40 and Ony40. There is a 10 and 25 man version of the new versions of them. –  Resorath Dec 17 '10 at 23:32
    
Oops, I meant to say 10 in my first comment, not 15. –  Brant Dec 18 '10 at 2:07
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