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2009/07/13 at 4:33 PM
Welcome back to the Strategist (or just "welcome", if it's your first time here)! A while ago I went over the
fight in Ulduar. This week I hope to give you not only
(which you will read about in this issue), but
Ignis the Furnace Master
Razorscale is...was a Proto-drake better known under the name Veranus. She was a Broodmother among the Proto-drakes, and has been
's loyal mount and friend for many years. Unfortunately when Loken defeated Thorim not that long ago, Veranus was captured, but not killed - Loken mentions that he has other plans for her. Now we know what they were - Ignis the Furnace Master crafted an armor of some sort for Veranus. Her scales were plated with steel as sharp as razor - hence the name. Now Razorscale lives in her Aerie in Ulduar, just between the Formation Grounds and the Scrapyard. She is an optional boss, but not a hard one.
For details a
Strategist: Flame Leviathan
2009/06/27 at 1:39 PM
Welcome to my new series in the Wowhead Blog - the
has heard me, on many occasions, complain how the Overview section on all of the Ulduar bosses is just...not enough. They are all too complex to be explained by a single paragraph or by a list of their spells. This worked well with Naxxramas, because many people were familiar with the fights, and the actual fights were not overly complicated. Unfortunately, Ulduar is far from simple...
And this is how the Strategist was born! Partly inspired by
The Eye of Eternity: A Raid Overview
blog entry, party my own musing, the Strategist will present you with a strategy (or multiple strategies when applicable) for each of the bosses in the titanic complex... and other raids as well, if things go well. Hard Modes will be covered as well, but knowing that my own guild is still struggling with about half of them, those sections may be a little vague, or even missing.
But enough with the introductions! Read on, and learn about the first boss
Midsummer Fire Festival 2009 (June 21 - July 5) - Quest Guide + Information!
2009/06/21 at 3:00 PM
Update: The latest version of this guide can be found here:
Midsummer is here! World of Warcraft's
Midsummer Fire Festival
begins at 4:00am server time on
and runs til 4:00am server time on
, and this year's festivities are better than ever! Acquire
, a fiery
and more! Complete achievements to earn a new player title - Horde players can obtain the title '
' and Alliance players can obtain the title '
There are bonfires located in each major capital city, which are surrounded by questgivers,
, and a
who sells items in exchange for
. There are 'Commoner' NPCs of all races (including goblins!) that can be found lingering around
Children's Week 2009 (May 1 - May 7) - Quest Guide + Information!
2009/05/01 at 2:21 PM
Seldom in the World of Warcraft do we think that war is at hand, and for every fallen hero, there are a hundred commoners and civilians slain by beasts, agents of the Scourge, agents of the Old Gods, or even members of the opposite faction! In days like this, we, the heroes of Azeroth should take a bit of extra responsibility and do something beyond holding the monsters at bay, beyond slaughtering them, or restoring the health of our troops: we should take care of the numberless orphans left in the wake of this war.
Children's Week is upon us! A week in which we brave face a challenge greater than any undead monstrosity, a task more daunting than saving the world. We must become parents for all those orphans throughout Azeroth and make sure they are happy. We can't tank a child's fears, we can't heal its memories of pain, nor can we DPS the sorrow out of them. So equip your toys, make a mage conjure a candy table, fill your quiver with joy, load your gun with something colorful, and venture into the World of Parenting!
(Yes, the intro did come out as dramatic as you said it was, Argent
Noblegarden 2009 (Apr 26 - May 2) - Quest Guide + Information!
2009/04/25 at 11:00 PM
It's time yet another hunt for phat loot in World of Warcraft, this time in the form of brightly colored eggs! We join together to "
share the joy of life and friendship
" all the while meticulously hunting carefully hidden eggs and nomming tons of chocolate!
Eggs have been hidden all across the places of our youth (namely, the starting areas for the Alliance and Horde races) for both young and old to discover and perhaps even be rewarded with a
! Simply head out to one of your faction's starting areas, grab some quests, and get out there and hunt eggs! Maybe you'll even earn some achievements along the way!
Sunday, April 26th
at 12:01 AM (server) and ends on
Saturday, May 2nd
at 11:59 PM.
Argent Tournament Guide
2009/04/25 at 8:30 PM
Update: Patch 3.1.2 introduced new mounts and reduced costs for existing mounts! See the
section for more details!
The cold winds of the north blow over the frigid icy glaciers of
. The sun barely reaches the frozen lands with its rays. The Lich King gathers his power, his Scourge minions planting destruction everywhere. Bloodthirsty Vrykul shout promises to eviscerate adventurers too foolish to enter their lands. Yet, in the northernmost corner of the great glacier, something defies the self-proclaimed true king's threats. Workers' sweat flows like rivers, as hired hands build a Coliseum. Mounts scream in pain or triumph as their riders - men and women representing all the peoples of Azeroth - fight to prove their worthiness to members of the
and their own war factions.
Despite the imminent danger of the Lich King, despite the hatred between King Varian and Garosh Hellscream, and despite the weather for which "harsh" would be a soft word, the heroes of Azeroth battle to determine who will face the h
Raider Apprentice - Addons
2009/03/27 at 4:15 PM
You ever found desktop so full of icons that you almost need to use a search engine to find the folder you need? Or your desk/working place literally hidden by mountains of papers, hole-punchers, sticky notes, staplers, folders, binders, pens and other office tools? Well, things like that can happen in WoW too, and I am an unfortunate victim of Addon addiction.
Title Status: Achieved!
2009/03/04 at 2:44 AM
I remember back in first days of Patch 3.0 and Wrath of the Lich King, when all the new titles were introduced, and all the fuss they created—all of a sudden people were rushing back to the old world, farming reputation, running instances...it was madness (
). I remember how I was digging through forums and websites, looking for all the titles, trying to learn whatever I can.
So now, a few months later, when everything is settled down, I decided to compose a nice little summary of all the obtainable titles. Just to make things easier for everybody else who, like me, decides to go and dedicate hours and hours to something, just so they can have a little something next to their name.
Creating Good Forum Topic Titles
2009/02/17 at 12:20 AM
We have a large community here at Wowhead and ever since the introduction of our forums there has been a large amount of threads which all share one thing in common: "Help me, please!" Many users looking for help at other sites are often left feeling lost, but thanks to our great community of users (and obviously our staff), we like to think most of you actually do receive the help you need—whether it's in the form of a direct answer or simply being pointed in the right direction. In this entry, my goal is to help lead users away from vague "Help me!" titles and towards more specific requests, so they can get the help they're looking for.
Love is in the Air 2009 (Feb 11 - Feb 16) - Quest Guide + Information!
2009/02/11 at 11:29 AM
just coming to a close, already another holiday has come along full of festivities (and achievements) to keep us busy! 2009's
Love is in the Air
event, an in-game Valentine's Day of sorts, runs from
February 11 - February 16
, a mere six days (less, technically) to take in all there is and finish as many of the new achievements as possible! Spread the love to the citizens of your faction and score some candy, fireworks, a new dress or suit, or even a
! Be a pro achiever and come out with a new player title -
the Love Fool
Lunar Festival 2009 (Jan 24 - Feb 12) - Quest Guide + Information!
2009/01/23 at 4:06 PM
Welcome back readers! It's time for the Lunar Festival, so everyone break out the fireworks, show a little respect for your Elders, and come celebrate the new year!
is held every year starting on a date that typically coincides with the Chinese New Year. In 2009, the Lunar Festival will run from
January 24 - February 12
. The festival is celebrated by the druids of
with great fireworks and festive attire. Ancestors of Azeroth are praised and honored by both Horde and Alliance, who then reward players with reputation and
Coin of Ancestry
that can be used to purchase festive garb, patterns and fireworks! Also, higher level players will be able to earn a new player title -
It's Flat! Using Wowhead Maps
2009/01/06 at 1:59 AM
The parrot spoke in a language I could not understand. Had I a cracker, I might try to coax the rainbow-colored Polly into guiding me to the nearest encampment...but empty-handed, I was forced to go it alone – all alone in the deep, damp jungle. The night was quickly approaching as the sun sat midway on the horizon. Unlike some of my unfortunate companions, I was smart enough to have brought my own set of charts and maps...but I suddenly realized that without proper knowledge I may as well not even possess them.
Insert Wowhead. We have a wonderful tool here aptly named
. In this blog entry I will introduce the mapping system and show how to use it to explore, pinpoint, and share destinations with others. Stick around, it's definitely going to be a mappy New Year!
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