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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: Bolvar is a punk rocker

Today's submitter, Kelion of Bloodmoon Chosen on Argent Dawn (US-H), snapped this strangely-angled screenshot during a failed attempt to solo 25-man heroic Lich King. First off, aren't those chains on Bolvar Fordragon a little gratuitous? There's no possible purpose for the manacles being so spiky. It looks like a Hot Topic bracelet. And second, I have definitely been on too long of a hiatus from WoW, because I looked at Kelion's guild name and thought "Gee, that looks familiar! Wait a minute. That's my guild." It's probably time to log back in and get everything set up for Warlords of Draenor.

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: The fire inside

"My favorite bug in the Warlords of Draenor beta, hands down, was the incessant bombing from the dwarven bunker of my garrison," writes submitter Wolf. "For a few glorious hours bombs rained down, with small explosions sending NPCs flying through the air. Or at least that is what the developers told us was happening. I noticed a suspiciously large number of flying NPCs near the food wagon. I think it may have actually been a gastronomical experiment gone wrong ... bad Chipotle is very bad."

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Around Azeroth: Did somebody step on a duck?

"I admit, I'm still undecided on whether I like the new models or not ... especially after this," writes 'fish stuff up' quest for the Darkmoon Faire, and while I was admiring my new glowy wings, I noticed that my character had the oddest expression on her face. I mean, she's just fishing with a twig pole. So why the self-satisfied, Spock-eyebrow-raised smirk? Are our toons now thinking that they're putting one over on the hapless fish of Azeroth? Are they about to espouse on the illogic of fishing? Or is there something going on with those wings or that fishing pole that we don't know about yet?"

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Around Azeroth: The end of the innocence

Submitter Shikí of Sojourner on Kargath (US-A) was on hand to document the final destruction of the Warlords of Draenor beta servers earlier this week. While she was on the server that was crashing constantly, she managed to snap a few good pictures. "Stormwind was very full of people on their shiniest mounts," she writes. "About thirty minutes before the snails arrived, the sky got strange and it started to rain. I thought it was a really pretty effect with the spiral of flying mounts amidst the stormy sky."

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Around Azeroth: Bacon explosion!

"After the oppressive rule of Garrosh, Vol'jin is the proverbial breath of fresh air," writes submitter Heilandcoo of Deathtacular on Llane (US-H) "But ruling can be a thankless job. Vol'jin seemed so lonely, standing in the keep. Deathtacular decided we needed to welcome him. And what could be a better welcoming gift than bacon? A bunch of us brought Mr. Wiggles to the keep and hung around regaling Vol'jin of our guild exploits. 'And there was this one time when...' We're not sure if he was impressed by the stories or the expectation of bacon for life."

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Around Azeroth: Let the dead bury the dead this time

"Something dark lurks deep within the Nethergarde Mines as the Iron Horde attempts to take its resources to fuel their invasion force," writes submitter Enishizen of Darkwind on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "While running my druid through the invasion quests, I decided to sneak into the mines and see what Blizzard had implemented. The Iron Horde was indeed in full force inside, working away, patrolling. However, once I got deeper into the mine I found something shocking. Ghosts of the Nethergarde miners shambling about, hostile and labeled 'Murdered Miner'. It seems that death has not stopped their will for revenge, as there are several dead Iron Horde lying about nearby, and in one part the Iron Horde have set a line of defense to hold back the ghastly spectres. Even more gruesome is that in one part of the mine there is a pile of bones that I assume are from the murdered miners, with their tortured spirits rising from the pile."

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Around Azeroth: Parting gifts

"Winding down our time in Pandaria, I wanted to give something back, a sort of 'thanks for the memories, sorry we destroyed your world' offering," writes submitter Vaire of An She on Zul'jin (US-H). "All of my level 90s planted trees in hopes of restoring some of the ruin we're leaving behind. A grove ... of hope." And then the giant tentacle monster that keeps destroying all the crops in Halfhill ate everything.
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Around Azeroth: Fright night

Since it's Halloween, I tried to come up with the scariest screenshot I could find. And then I stumbled across this gem from Mayliffe on Argent Dawn (EU-A), who combined Belbi's beer goggles with the Gnomish X-Ray Specs to create a world where everyone is a naked male gnome. AAAHHH! I'm terrified! But really, I hope you all have a spectacularly spooky night. As for me, I'll be working ... on Halloween ... on a Friday night ... when we're down three ambulances on the schedule. Now that's scary.

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Around Azeroth: You see a sight that almost stops your heart

"One Panflute of Pandaria, plus one Scotty's Coin, plus one trip into the Forbidden Jungle to ... ah ... convince all those Feverbite Hatchlings to follow me equals one massive attack of the heebie-jeebies at Halfhill," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "People fled in terror, and after being bribed with ale and gold to go away and never come back, I was one happy dwarf. Yes, my ministering to Azeroth's Tiny Critters has finally paid off!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!"
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Around Azeroth: Cat versus water

"I decided to have a little fun when my orc death knight was abruptly transformed into a cute little black cat upon opening a Hallow's End pumpkin at Sri-La Village in Jade Forest with his Path of Frost still active, and gleefully took off across the sea," writes submitter Klawe of Maximum Pwnage on Earthen Ring (US-H). "However, he stopped short of actually making it to Windward Isle because I hear there's some even bigger cats prowling around there."

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