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Elizabeth Wachowski is a 26-year-old freelance writer from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 with degrees in journalism and political science. She worked at the Wisconsin State Journal as a reporter from 2004 to 2006 before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina and becoming an EMT.

Around Azeroth: I'm not your personal taxi

"So what happened was ... I'm out leveling and my guildmate Roowen offers to join me," writes submitter Warriormama of Equinox on Llane (US-A), who does not know that for medical personnel, the phrase 'what happened was' is an indication that the story about to be told is an utter falsehood. "Since she can fly and I cannot, she starts shuttling me around from quest to quest to make traveling go a little faster. Next thing I know, I'm stranded on a tree branch far up and looking down over Townlong Steppes as she flies away." It might be time to consider paying for gas, Warriormama.

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Around Azeroth: And you can send me dead pandas every morning

"I saw the picture submitted by Shadanah of Hyjal (US-H) today, and it immediately reminded me of a similar incident that occurred the other day," writes submitter Udaenor of The Expandables on Thunderlord (US-H). "I too was on my farm in Halfhill innocently going about my daily chores when I discovered a pandaren named Farmer Erryei of Destromath (US-H) lying in my field. As any concerned undead rogue would do when faced with a lone undefended individual of the same faction, I reached down to check for a pulse -- perhaps also for a bit of a taste, but I digress. I became concerned when I discovered that the pandaren had no pulse. I decided it was best to quickly 'dispose' of the body, as I had a questionable reputation with the local Halfhill constabulary. I had nothing to do with this body, guards. Really."

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: An office romance

"I spotted this pair of druids sharing a meal near my garrison in Shadowmoon Valley," writes beta tester Riyahnasheed. "I'm not certain if it's a pair of coworkers commiserating after a hard day's work, or a budding office romance. I suppose we will find out if a plate of spaghetti appears and a meatball starts being nudged back and forth in future patches. Just think -- we might see winged kittens out of this! What could possibly go wrong with that?"

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Around Azeroth: I still see dead people

"The link above is from over a year ago," writes submitter Shadanah of The Wolves of War on Hyjal (US-H), who has apparently had a very long summer that has destroyed his ability to measure the passage of time. "I returned to my farm, found a dead guy, prayed over him, and went on about my business. I came back home again, a year later, and I find this. Why do you do this to me, Blizzard?"

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: The birds and the bees

Beta tester Zeebu might look fierce on the outside, but like all hunters, he's just a big cuddly pet lover/obsessive animal hoarder underneath it all. When he found Pepe hanging around his garrison while on a break from questing, he couldn't have been happier. Pepe may only be your friend for an hour, but the memories will last a lifetime.

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: Animal attraction

What do wild animals think when they see a druid in feral form? Do they consider it an outsider, or do they welcome it into the fold? Beta tester Skamp of Thunder Cats on Borean Tundra (US-A) seems to have drawn the attention of this weird toucan-like bird, but so far it's holding off on attacking him. Good thing, too, because that sword-beak looks like it can do some serious damage.

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Around Azeroth: Daniel waiting in the lion's den

"So I recently re-subbed to WoW after a yearlong break," writes today's anonymous submitter. "I was devastated to see that every time I run Durumu, half or more of the raid is dead after a maze. I'm starting to believe that I've had my lion's share of wipes in LFR right there."


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Around Azeroth: Beasts of the southern wild

"A paladin's job is a thankless task," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "We hafta get punched in the face, heal everyone else, and then protect the rest of ye from the big bad beasties. Well, heck with ye's. I'm gonna go minister to the little wee beasties, who at least be grateful fer the time I spend ministering to them." Sounds like a classic case of healer/tank burnout to me.

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Around Azeroth: Where the red fern grows

"You just know it's one of those days when routine farm work ends up with a plainshawk scaring your core hound up a tree," writes submitter Raggy of Runetotem (EU-A). "I didn't even know core hounds could climb trees. Anyway, I obviously needed help getting my two-headed, lava-breathing monster dog down. Let's just say that I'm no longer on speaking terms with the Halfhill Fire Department."

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Around Azeroth: Ceci n'est pas un mouton

"So while I was flying around Azshara, trying not to get run-over by the cool goblin rocketway and admiring all the tech stuff that a group of Goblin refugees managed to put in place to conquer Azshara in less than a year, while gnomes can't even take back their own city in over 11 years ... ahem. I digress," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A), who has yet to accept that gnomes are just the worst. "Anyway,this is good ol' Sudsy Magee, in Bilgewater Harbor. A sensitive soul of a goblin, capturing the eternal essence of 'boar' for his admiring Horde of ladies. Unfortunately, his sensitivity doesn't extend to his fashion sense."


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