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WoW Moviewatch: Napolean Blood Elf

Well, we knew someone would do it sooner or later. Now with added soundtrack music & jealous spectators, the new & improved Blood Elf dance!

Filed under: Machinima, Fan stuff, Odds and ends, Expansions

Draenei Lore Update

There's a new post up by Chris Metzen that makes an attempt at explaining the interesting quandary of the new Draenei lore.  It's a fairly long post, so I'll summarize...
  • The change in the Eredar/Sargeras encounter was an accident, caused by not reviewing the older lore.
  • Sometimes you need to be a bit flexible with the world's history in order to "broaden the scope and accessibility of your setting."
  • They're going to run with the story as it currently is on the Burning Crusade site.  They feel it's a stronger story and have already started to build around it.
However, there's a lot more in the post and I highly suggest checking it out if you have the time.

Filed under: Odds and ends, Blizzard, Expansions

Hands on with baby Blood Elves

I played through the first few levels as a Blood Elf Mage at E3 today. As a veteran of every other newbie land, I have to say that starting from scratch as a Blood Elf has a similar feel to the other races -- there's only so much you can do as a newbie, after all.

However, the newbie quests have an interesting twist. Thanks to the Blood Elves' Mana Tap racial, levelling downtime is reduced, and quests teach you how to use the racial effectively. It's going to be a really vital get-out-of-jail card -- when you Mana Tap enemies, their mana is reduced and you receive a buff with no immediate effect. You can stack this effect up to three times, and then unleash the Arcane Torrent racial to restore your much-needed mana at a time when it really counts. The cooldown means you can't use this all the time, but I can see it becoming really vital for healers, for instance.

Filed under: Horde, Expansions

History of the Blood Elves

The official World of Warcraft site has been updated with a new feature, detailing the lore & history behind the mysterious Blood Elves, soon to be gracing Azeroth in the Burning Crusade expansion.

The story follows the legacy of the outcast elf Dath'Remar Sunstrider, and how he led his people to their new home in Azeroth, millennia before the first war. From reading this, it looks like Blizzard has done another excellent job in setting up the backstory of the new Horde race & incorporating their history into the World of Warcraft; you can check out the story right here.

Filed under: Horde, Odds and ends, Blizzard, News items, Expansions

Burning Crusade Site Updated

The official Burning Crusade site has been updated with new concept art,  new screenshots (primarily of the Draenei), and interesting lore information for both races.  There's also a new gameplay trailer, so those of us who stayed home can see what everyone at E3 is seeing.  (Well, almost.)  There's a lot of other information out there, but Blizzard's site is still the official information, and it's the only place to find detailed lore.

[Image above is official concept art]

Filed under: News items, Expansions

New Burning Crusade Screenshots

The official site has posted five (gee, a whole five!) new screenshots from the upcoming WoW expansion The Burning Crusade. From what I can tell from the pics, we get a nice new desert landscape that looks sort of like a Yes album cover, and some new Blood Elf character shots, which look pretty cool, I guess.

Still no screenshots of Murlocs running around in Ironforge wearing leather armor, though...and nary a wisp in sight.

Filed under: Alliance, Odds and ends, Blizzard, News items

The Burning Crusade: Blood Elves

Blood ElfWhile information on the upcoming expansion is still fairly limited, community manager Tigole has recently given us a list of planned playable classes for the new Horde race, the Blood Elves.  Included are mage, priest (I wonder what their racial abilities will be!), warrior, warlock, rogue, and hunter, though Tigole does note that this may change.  I'm planning on starting a Blood Elf warlock when the option becomes avalible, what about you?

Filed under: News items

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