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Children's Week begins today

Today's the first day of May, and that means that Children's Week has begun. All kinds of little snot-nosed orphans are out there begging for you to run them around Azeroth and show them the sights, and in return they'll give you one of the richest treasures in all of WoW -- a cute little noncombat pet. There's a nice Children's Week guide up over at WarcraftPets, and we've done our share of orphan touristing around here at WoW Insider. This year will be no exception -- stay tuned all week for posts about what may have changed in Azeroth for the holiday, and don't forget that this Sunday, our in-game guild on Zangarmarsh will be running around the orphans all together.

Of course, it may not be the best thing for Azerothian orphans to be running around with all you wacky player characters, but they've got to get out of the orphanage at some point, right? Go do it for the kids this week!

Filed under: Items, Analysis / Opinion, Tips, Events, Virtual selves, Odds and ends

Breakfast Topic: Where would you go if you were a tourist in Azeroth?

On April 1st, Gadling blogger Erik Mclaughlin took a little trip to a place we all know well: Azeroth! He describes a bit of a lowbie safari than spans from the the treetops of Darnassus, to a safari in the Barrens, to the Mage Quarter of Stormwind. It's a fun little read, and reminded me of a question posed by Temperius of Cenarion Circle a bit back on the official forums: Assuming you didn't have to worry about being attacked, at least not too much, Where would you go if you could be a tourist in the World of Warcraft?

To be honest, I'd have a hard time deciding because there's very few places I wouldn't want to go. Some of the more demon infested places might end up being too ugly, but I have to say, I'd love to attend a banquet in Karazhan and take in an actual non-ghostly Opera or watching the patterns of the twisting nether from a high cliff in Netherstorm. I'd have to do some cliff diving from the Twin Colossals, and meditate by the moonwell outside Stormrage Barrow Den in Moonglade. And those would just be the beginning. How about fishing in Booty Bay, or joining the Shatterspear tribe for a bonfire dance party? What about joining Hemet on his almost certain-to-happen hunting trip up to the Grizzly Hills of Northrend?

Assuming you could do it all in relative safety (Let's say you had a magic item that gave you exalted reputation with everything), how would you do the touristy thing in Azeroth? Where would you go? What would you do?

Forum Post of the Day: Instance travel ads

Vael down!
I can promise that this thread delivers. In post after post, players describe the best travel ads for each dungeon in the game. And while most of them don't encourage me to actually visit any of these places, but many of them did make me giggle, which makes it all worth the read. My favorites would have to be...
  • Uldaman: Because migraines build character.
  • Caverns of Time: Thrall is back and he's all out of bubblegum.
  • Gnomeregan: Even Guildies Have To Draw The Line Somewhere
  • Sunken Temple: Here There Be Dragons. OH DEAR GOD WHO PULLED ALL NINE OF THEM?!?
  • Blackwing Lair: What's An Onyxia Scale Cloak?

Filed under: Instances, Features, Humor

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