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Around Azeroth: Sunset, with Naga


Reader Milosh sends us this shot which, while we weren't given a specific location for it, must be from Azshara somewhere. (Sure, there are Naga in Outland, but Outland skies are much more exotic than this ordinary starry night.) However, I don't recall running into this precise temple during my last explorations of Azshara -- anyone out there who can specifically pinpoint it for us?

Update: My mailbox has been flooded with people making suggestions for where this shot is actually located. Most commenters pinpoint it as Bloodmyst Isle in the Draenei starting area (sorry, folks -- I've never seriously attempted leveling a Draenei!), and now looking at the reddish sky, I can see the resemblance to that zone. However, a few people ademantly believe the shot was taken on an island off Desolace, and the sky color is simply due to the time of day. However, for now, Bloodmyst seems the more likely location.

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Filed under: Screenshots, Around Azeroth

Around Azeroth: The Vector Coil


Reader Jon sends in this shot of the Vector Coil on Bloodmyst Isle. For those of you who have never played Draenei, the Vector Coil is a portion of the Exodar that crashed into western Bloodmyst Isle, and its power is currently being harvested by the Keal'Thas' Sunhawks. (Of course, a brave adventurer might try to put a stop to this... but that's another post!)

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Filed under: Screenshots, Around Azeroth

Around Azeroth: Bloodmyst Isle


Thirlwell of Khadgar sends in this excellent shot of the northern shore of Bloodmyst Isle, in the draenei starting zone. Of the two newbie zones included in the Burning Crusade, I can't pick a favorite. Bloodmyst, as you see it here, is an interesting red-tinged version of a night elf zone, and home to one of my favorite quests in the game: The Kessel Run. In comparison, what does Ghostlands offer? Just wandering elites which occasionally come by to say hello just as you're finishing a mob.

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Filed under: Screenshots, Around Azeroth

The only thing we have to fear... is spiders

Moony on WoW Ladies is freaked out by the Burning Crusade. But unlike most of us, she's not freaked out because all the new instances look so awesome, or because she loves playing with the new races. Nope, she's freaked out because there are spiders. If you've ever been to the Spider boss in ZG (or the spider nest in LBRS), you know how creepy the creepy crawlies can get in Azeroth, but apparently on Bloodmyst Isle (a new Draenei zone), they get even creepier-- so much that she'd rather run back to Loch Modan to pass by that quest.

And surprisingly enough, a few people share her pain. I've never really been freaked out by spiders in WoW, but I was kind of sickened by my first trip into the insect nests on the eastern border of Feralas-- those winged beasts are icky for sure. And Silithus, of course, although by then I'd gotten more used to it. And some people have other fears brought on by their travels through Azeroth-- one commenter has a fear of heights that shows up from time to time while jumping off of zeppelins, and a few other players have issues with swimming really deep while that little blue bar drops. And it's not always fear-- this past weekend, I was running Baron, and it occurred to me just how disgusting the abominations are-- not only are their guts all hanging out, but they actually vomit on players they attack. That's sick, man!

Have you been freaked out or sickened by something in the game? Blizzard's great because they play on central parts of our culture when creating the World of Warcraft-- from pop stars and entertainment to myths and legends, even to our basest fears. Have they ever actually got you shaking in your Wolfrunner Shoes?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Blizzard, Expansions

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