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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: The birds and the bees

Beta tester Zeebu might look fierce on the outside, but like all hunters, he's just a big cuddly pet lover/obsessive animal hoarder underneath it all. When he found Pepe hanging around his garrison while on a break from questing, he couldn't have been happier. Pepe may only be your friend for an hour, but the memories will last a lifetime.

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: Animal attraction

What do wild animals think when they see a druid in feral form? Do they consider it an outsider, or do they welcome it into the fold? Beta tester Skamp of Thunder Cats on Borean Tundra (US-A) seems to have drawn the attention of this weird toucan-like bird, but so far it's holding off on attacking him. Good thing, too, because that sword-beak looks like it can do some serious damage.

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Around Azeroth: Daniel waiting in the lion's den

"So I recently re-subbed to WoW after a yearlong break," writes today's anonymous submitter. "I was devastated to see that every time I run Durumu, half or more of the raid is dead after a maze. I'm starting to believe that I've had my lion's share of wipes in LFR right there."


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Around Azeroth: Beasts of the southern wild

"A paladin's job is a thankless task," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "We hafta get punched in the face, heal everyone else, and then protect the rest of ye from the big bad beasties. Well, heck with ye's. I'm gonna go minister to the little wee beasties, who at least be grateful fer the time I spend ministering to them." Sounds like a classic case of healer/tank burnout to me.

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Around Azeroth: Where the red fern grows

"You just know it's one of those days when routine farm work ends up with a plainshawk scaring your core hound up a tree," writes submitter Raggy of Runetotem (EU-A). "I didn't even know core hounds could climb trees. Anyway, I obviously needed help getting my two-headed, lava-breathing monster dog down. Let's just say that I'm no longer on speaking terms with the Halfhill Fire Department."

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Around Azeroth: Ceci n'est pas un mouton

"So while I was flying around Azshara, trying not to get run-over by the cool goblin rocketway and admiring all the tech stuff that a group of Goblin refugees managed to put in place to conquer Azshara in less than a year, while gnomes can't even take back their own city in over 11 years ... ahem. I digress," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A), who has yet to accept that gnomes are just the worst. "Anyway,this is good ol' Sudsy Magee, in Bilgewater Harbor. A sensitive soul of a goblin, capturing the eternal essence of 'boar' for his admiring Horde of ladies. Unfortunately, his sensitivity doesn't extend to his fashion sense."


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Around Azeroth: Feline enthusiasm

"Hi there! How are you? I see you're in Wintergrasp. Wanna play? I'll play with you. Gee, you're tall, but I can jump as high as you. You sure you don't want to play? I'll play. It'll be fun," writes submitter Gimmlette. " Spectacular Death and their horde sister guild, Deathtacular (both on Llane), ran a joint event in Wintergrasp to get the achievement Wintergrasp Ranger. Some SD members hopped on their horde toons and we took turns killing each other at the locations required for the achievement. Lostclaw, from SD, really got into the spirit of things, getting up in my face all the time. Dawwwww ... look at that face. How could anyone lay the smack down on that? Yeah, well, shortly after this, I whacked him with my shield. It's probably indicative of the guild mindset when we had a bunch of people having a great time killing each other."

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: The truth beneath the rose

Did someone leave their old-school video games together in a box for too long? Because it looks like Final Fantasy's Malboro has mated with Legend of Zelda's Deku Baba to produce ... whatever the heck this is. If that yellow fog beneath its feet inflicts status ailments, I'm getting the heck out of this questing area and never coming back. Too many bad memories ... so much money spent on Remedies ... never enough time to cast Esuna on everyone. (Thanks to beta tester Eddie for the screenshot!)

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Around Azeroth: Go slow down

"Spectacular Death (A-Llane) held their 3rd Annual Terrapin 500 on Saturday, August 23," writes guild leader Gimmlette. "It's five laps around Ironforge followed by five laps around Dalaran. The only rule is that you must ride a sea turtle. No other mount is allowed. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. This year's racing field was double last year's, with 12 racers. Rednekwichdr caught the racers and their turtle pets entering Tinker Town. Looks like Parlim is trying to pass Ollivor on the left. One of our members, Minaithelan, put together a video of the event. It's 7 and a half minutes long but it's 7.5 minutes of racing silliness. Ladies and gentlemen. Start your turtles."
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Around Azeroth: More zen than thou

Who's the serenest monk in all the land? Thedo of Elune (EU-A) is the serenest, baby! All the ladies flock to his koans, his wings, his levitation, and his all-around aura of peacefulness and tranquility. Well, actually, all the ladies are kind of scared of him. Green, translucent, levitating ninja squid can have some difficulty getting dates.

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Around Azeroth, Beta Edition: Wrapping things up

"Having been in the beta since the beginning, I've seen a lot of things," writes submitter Gimmlette of Spectacular Death on Llane (US-A). "One thing that strikes me is the amount of detail given to this new world. This is a case in point. I was out wandering around, having done everything I could do in Shadowmoon at level 93. The road through Talador took me past these two hippos, excuse me, riverbeasts. There was a fishing pool near them so I stopped to fish. While fishing, I took some time to watch what had been programmed in front of me. These hippos were splashing each other. I have to admit that after fishing out the pool, I watched for a few minutes because it just seemed so fun.

I've seen a lot of this in the expac, from fireflies in my garrison to the names of two of the cats. (Dinah! One of the cats is named Dinah!) The attention to detail is incredible. Around every corner there seems to be something I need to stop and see. As the beta has expanded, almost every new build brings an "Ooooh!" moment.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the beta. I know there are people who find what Blizzard is doing to be dumb and are leaving, but I'm not one of them. I can't wait for this to go live if splashing hippos is any indication of what I'm going to find."

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Around Azeroth: They're not undead minions, they're unpaid interns

"When my death knight retired, she turned her swords into plowbills," writes submitter Zavannah of Eternal Exiles on Saurfang (EU-A). "Finding farmhands willing to work for a technically dead draenei was hard work, so she raised her farmhands from the remnants of countless brave but foolish adventurers who truly underestimated the power of the virmen. Alan the ghoul was too shy to step forth; that's why he hides behind his master."

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Around Azeroth: Suspicious minds

Pay no attention to the voidwalkers. We are priests. Do you not see our priestly garb? Be quiet and let us heal you. Just close your eyes. It will only take a moment. That feeling is not your soul leaving you body. It is the healing process. Your bones are supposed to char like that. (Thanks to not-warlocks Taikoen, Kaiapo and Heleuma of Farstriders [US-A] and Bruin of Silver Hand [US-H] for the screenshot!)

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Around Azeroth: The Darkmoon fishing disaster of 2014

"What finer way to relax than trying to fish up a pony or two and some of Azeroth's larger specimens?" asks submitter Ucagru of Saurfang (US-A). "I also had the chance to do some impromptu stat taking; less than one in five people shot out of the cannon landed a bulls-eye. Seven gnomes, three belfs, one troll were harmed in the taking of this photo.* **

* I don't include undead, because they're already dead so I figure they don't count.
** One tauren also acquired a new nose piercing, but seemed to be quite happy with the look."


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Around Azeroth: Looking for love in all the wrong places

Submitter Azduke of Fluffy Unicorns on Thaurrisan (US-H) is getting a little desperate to find a date for her school's Homecoming dance. The blood elves always get asked first, then whichever undead women aren't missing too many important body parts, then the pretty-faced trolls. But what of the orcs, the tauren, the goblins, and the pandaren? Surely they deserve dates too. Or they could just do what I did for senior homecoming, which is what horrible tentacle anime in my friend's basement, play Airsoft, and watch my best friend burn off all his arm hair experimenting with chemistry. Still more fun than listening to Bryan Adams songs and pretending I knew how to slow dance.

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