Oct 30th 2010 8:22AM I first started playing this game a good, what, 5 years ago? At the time I didn't know anybody, so I thought a pet class would at least give me another creature to play with even if it wasn't a real person. I was always into magic, and the dark mysterious demon edge of the Warlock Class seemed perfectly suited to my interests. So I made my first Warlock on the alliance side and instantly fell in love with the class. I've leveled another Warlock later on just so I could experience the same Class on the Horde side. I rarely play anything but Warlock, even after all these years. I still find it the best class for me.
May 30th 2010 2:35PM It isn't a cataclysmic event that is causing the changes in areas like Blastedlands and Desolace. This is more the result of how the land has been slowly restoring itself over the past several years. Since the game could not show how the world is slowly healing in certain areas, it's going to be a pretty big shock for everyone. But if you put your mind in the world of the game, then you'd have seen the Blasted lands slowly growing more fertile over the past few years.
If you're looking for areas affected by the Cataclysm, you need to focus on changes such as the big crack through the Barrens and the flooded thousand Needles.
May 27th 2010 8:10AM Your paladin looks more like a pirate in that photo. Arrr!
May 21st 2010 8:33AM I like where things are currently regarding mounts, though I wouldn't mind if they tossed in a few more hard to get mounts that didn't require arena battles, fighting through entire raids, or a years worth of achievement grinding. I would like to see more quests similar to the old Warlock and Paladin mount chains.
Rhonin has recently learned of a powerful creature flying around dragon blight, it is unclear what this creature is, and what purpose it is fulfilling and so he send you to Wyrmwrest temple to learn more.
Upon arriving at Wyrmwrest, you learn that there is a powerful blue dragon that has been sighted near the ley lines. Any attempt to contact this creature has lead to deadly conflicts with the blue flight protecting it, and that this dragons interference could prove disastrous in the Wyrmwest accords battle against the blue dragon flight. Alextrazia requests that you find Ysera and ask her help.
Ysera has seen this dragon and knows it to be troubled. The magic of the ley line is being poured into this dragon and has poisoned it's mind and causes it great pain, to ease its suffering she sends you to gather an artifact of Absorption. This artifact was shattered across Northrend but if you gather the shards, Ysera can reform it.
You're then instructed to battle the dragon into submission and use the artifact to cleans its mind. During the conflict, various blue dragons, drakes, and cultists attack you, enough that a 5 man team might be required. Out of gratitude for aiding it, the dragon agrees to serve you. The mount you receive would be more unique and larger than the typical drake mounts we have now.
You know... Something cool like that.
May 2nd 2010 10:48AM "Two of these naaru, E'lune (or Mu'sha), and An'she, traveled to a small world the Titans had visited and organized called Azeroth. Upon arriving, the two had a small squabble. While E'lune felt that the direct approach was the best way to spread the Light, An'she didn't want to alter the natural creatures of the little planet."
I can't picture the Naaru having a "squabble". If things went down as you say, then the Naaru only have the experience of the eradar with regards to teaching other races about the light. Since the situation on Azeroth at the time was completely different, it is logical that the Naaru would want to try different tactics to ensure they reached the young races on the planet. E'lune with a more direct approach, An'she with a softer approach.
The only other thing that bothers me slightly, if An'she was on hand during the time of the great saunder of Azeroth, I can't picture him standing by when the Burning Legion is present. Not after seeing what happened with the Eradar.
Fantastic article. It got me thinking about the "light" in entirely new ways as well as how the various racial histories are intertwined and connected to one another. This coming from a Warlock bent on killing those so called "light walkers".
Apr 14th 2010 8:14AM I've referred to the servers at work as "Realms" on more to one occasion, to the confusement of most of my co-workers.
Feb 15th 2010 7:38AM The thing about that novel is, though very well written and sponsored by Blizzard, that it isn't necessarily cannon. Blizzard does watch those novels closely to ensure they keep with the lore and history of Azeroth, but they do not strictly stick to them with their official timeline. I believe that the presence of Ner'zhul within the helm of The Lich King was not destroyed but merely suppressed. Likewise I believe that the humanity of Arthas wasn't killed either, but instead his heart was ripped from his body carrying the humanity with it.
Once Ner'zhul was pushed aside, and his humanity removed from his body, Arthas became the sole dominating force behind the Lich King and was free to do as he pleases without complications. With Arthas's death, Ner'zhul has been released from his suppression and is now free to communicate with Bolvar.
Also, another comment by Blizzard comes to mind. They had stated, in an interview, that in order to ensure there are future villians to fight (as they seem to be running out as we progress), they need to plant the seeds now and let them mature into powerful villians later. I believe that Bolvar, as resilient as he has been to Arthas's torcher, might not have such an easy time resisting Ner'zhul within his own head.
Jan 3rd 2010 1:37AM /roll
Jan 2nd 2010 8:17AM "I find that I can't play much during patch days"
I think you'll find this to be true of all of us :P
I typically average 3-4 hours nightly. When I start feeling as if WoW is too much I head over to another game (Champions Online) that is completely different. Usually it only takes a day or two before I'm back in the Realm again. I have a lot of friends that Play WoW and rarely find myself wanting out of it all. A few brief breaks to do other things is all it ever takes before I'm ready to return.
Dec 30th 2009 8:20AM Occulus Occulus Occulus Occulus Occulus!!!! It pops up so often for my guild and I that even if we're pugging a spot or two we just quit and try again!