Posts with tag blood elves
- 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.
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.
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.
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]
Still no screenshots of Murlocs running around in Ironforge wearing leather armor, though...and nary a wisp in sight.
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