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Around Azeroth: Looking out on Morgan's Vigil

From the top of Dreadmaul Rock in Burning Steppes you can just barely see the small Alliance encampment at Morgan's Vigil. However, while the sky and distant mountains may be picturesque, what really catches one's eye in this shot (sent in by reader Iggo of Argent Dawn, who is clearly no friend to the Ogre!) is the Ogre head on a pike in the foreground. However, in Iggo's defense, I'll say I'm sure this was a very bad Ogre!

Do you have a unique shot of Azeroth or Outland that you'd like to show off to the rest of the world? Tell us about it by e-mailing! Or perhaps you'd just like to see more of your pics from Around Azeroth.

Filed under: Screenshots, Around Azeroth

Breakfast Topic: Resemblance

Just a quick question this morning, from Indigo on Livejournal: if you compared the way you look in real life to a WoW race, what would you be? Indigo would be a Female Dwarf, and I'm sure lots of people would be human. Who would be a Tauren? Actually, now that I think about it, Samwise Didier, lead singer of Blizzard's L70ETC, would be a pretty good Tauren. But only because Pandaren aren't in the game yet.

No doubts here-- I'd be an Ogre. Just the one head, but considering my height and size, you can call me High King Mike. I can definitely break out the dance, though, at a moment's notice.

Filed under: Dwarves, Tauren, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Breakfast Topics

Blizzard tips on Ogri'la faction

Guide to Ogri'laBlizzard has posted a new faction guide on their official site. The Ogri'la faction, introduced in Patch 2.1, resides on the western part of the Blade's Edge Mountains. Gaining exalted with these enlightened ogres doesn't get you a fancy epic flying mount (directly) or the key to Karazhan, but attaining Exalted will net you a good deal of gold and access to epic faction rewards.

I won't go into the details of all the quest chains. Blizzard's guide plus WoW Wiki's Ogri'la page do a great job of that. But I'm in the middle of this quest series myself and have a few tips of my own to share:
  • You don't have to be grouped to finish the Mog'dorg quest chain. Just tag along with another group doing it and you'll be able to get the quest turn ins after each kill.
  • The Ogri'la quest line will open up additional Shatari Skyguard faction quests (and get you closer to riding that nether ray)
  • OgriLazy is a great AddOn for remembering the color sequence combinations of the Relic's Emanation daily quest.
  • Druid flight form is NOT immune to the dismount debuff of the Fel Cannons during the bombing run missions.
  • The Badge of Tenacity is one of the best non-raid tanking trinkets in the game, especially for feral druids.
Do any of you fine readers have any additional tips to share about Ogri'la quests?

Filed under: Tips, The Burning Crusade, Factions

Around Azeroth: Ogre, Ogre everywhere!

Reader MG sends us this screenshot of the Ogre in Blade's Edge Mountains. When they're congregating like that, you can be sure there's trouble brewing, and MG explains that these Ogres have gathered to elect a new champion of their people, a king (or queen!) of the Ogre.

Do you have a unique shot of Azeroth or Outland that you'd like to show off to the rest of the world? Tell us about it by e-mailing! Or perhaps you'd just like to see more of your pics from Around Azeroth.

Filed under: Screenshots, Around Azeroth

Gronn sculpture in progress from the EU forums

Varedis of EU Draenor is working on what looks like a neat clay Gronn sculpture, and while it's still a work in progress, he's posting pics of it over on the forums. Did you know the Gronn were Ogre demigods? I had no idea. But isn't there a Mountain Gronn killing Ogres in Nagrand? Looks like there's another lore line that dropped through the cracks.

Anyway, what Varedis has so far looks pretty good-- you can see how the clay gets modeled around a metal frame, shaped into the basic pose, and then each body part is fleshed out and shaped. So far all he's got is a right hand, it seems, but what's there looks good.

He's also working on a Tauren sculpture (concurrently, I guess), which also looks pretty good. Very good start, can't wait to see how the whole thing comes out.

Filed under: Fan stuff, Odds and ends, NPCs

WoW Moviewatch: So that's where that dance came from!

We've all seen the videos of different dances. We've had ones where they all dance together, ones where the original source is cited. We've even seen video of a guy dancing like a Night Elf Female. Now we have another dance movie. There's one thing about this one that sets it apart, however. This is the first one I've seen that does a really good job of putting the dances side-by-side with their inspirations.

As Bowzerblack on the WoW LJ said: "I didn't know that about ogres!" All I can say is that I didn't either. And yes, I know it's the Boomkin dance too, but you don't see a lot of (completely-bare) topless Boomkins running about. Which, now that I think about it, is probably a good thing.

Previously, on MovieWatch...

[via the WoW LJ community]

Filed under: Machinima, Humor, WoW Moviewatch

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