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Giants of Lore: Anduin Lothar
2010/03/30 at 6:06 PM
Welcome back once again to our next installment of Giants of Lore! In this session, we'll be taking a look at the man, the myth, the legend - Anduin Lothar, the Lion of Azeroth.
Blizzard Introduces the Story Forum
2010/03/30 at 3:44 PM
Blizzard yesterday introduced a new board on the World of Warcraft official forums, aptly named the
. In it players are urged to discuss storylines from throughout the Warcraft universe, including the ones told in game as well as through the novels, manga, comics and short stories that Blizzard publishes.
The most interesting portion about the new Story Forum is Blizzard plans on using it as a way to let users
the stories they will publish. With this Blizzard hopes to give us a direct line to story developers, so they can get specific examples of what we like and don't like to make the story better for us all.
You can read the original announcements after the break, or check out the official forum
Algalon vs. Arthas?
2009/12/18 at 7:32 PM
You know, I've long since glossed over the concerns of various power levels of bosses in WoW. The fact that
somebody caught in the hills of Northrend can kick the butt of
stopped bothering me a long time ago, so I don't think that's the problem I have with the placement of the
So, with the fight with Arthas finally on the horizon, I've been thinking a lot about the road leading up to it: specifically Ulduar, and the fight with Algalon the Observer, and something about it just rings false with me.
The Story of the Ashbringer
2009/12/06 at 2:16 PM
If there is one thing that really defines me as a WoW player, it's my admiration for the paladins and forces of the Light. This being said, I can't go away without mentioning one very special name: Alexandros Mograine, the
. I should probably toss Tirion Fordring in there too, but Mograine is the one I wanted to talk about today.
If you browse online WoW comics, there is one particular comic you might have noticed lately -
. It's a relatively new comic that I really enjoy - it's very entertaining, and the quality of the art is better than what you normally see in online comics. It's not updated as much as I would want, but I think it's normal to keep you wanting more and more of something you enjoy a lot. After all,
Looking for Group
is merely updated twice a week, and I think that's not often enough either ;)
Now, you're probably wondering how I am going to tie the Ashbringer and a young WoW comic. Rather simply: I am going to forward to you a blog entry fro
Tier 9 Compendium
2009/11/19 at 4:58 AM
Icecrown Citadel knocks on the door, Arthas is likely getting dressed like Santa, and a new Tier set is coming out. Looking at the names of the sets, they don't seem anything
- so I thought* it's probably a good idea to post some extensive explanation about the
Tier. Why? Because it is actually interesting from a Lore perspective.
Remember, back when Tier 9 was released, how a lot of people were excited about Alliance and Horde not only having different sets, but having those sets named after famous members of the respective faction and class? I don't know about you, but I was really excited to be a part of the lore on that level. And because of this inspiration, this blog was born - a compilation of relatively short summaries of all those heroes' and villains' stories. Read on!
*Not really. Read the note after the break.
2009/10/20 at 3:34 PM
Do not read this blog if you do not wish to learn about spoilers!
Ladies and gentlemen, more spoilers!
So, apparently the first quest in the Shadowmourne quest-line was obtainable by players upon zoning into the Icecrown Citadel Raid instance on the PTR, and one of the objectives was completable. The first objective of the quest is to obtain Arthas' old mace, Light's Vengeance, from Frostmourne Cavern in Dragonblight. Seems like an easy task, but there's a surprising setback that you
need a few friends to help you out with
can overcome solo if you're an overpowered class. I am excited to see the progress of the Shadowmourne quest-line as it progresses on the PTR, even though I don't play an axe wielding class. This patch just seems to be oozing with lore, and I can't seem to get enough!
Gadgetzan Times Update
2009/10/09 at 10:10 PM
"Get 'yer Gadgetzan Times! Get yer' new Times! Fresh out of the
Gnomish Magician's Quill
! Only ! Get it while it's hot!"
That's right! The new issue of the Times has been released, and here's what Nethaera has to say about it:
Brought to you straight from a printing press deep in the frozen hills of Icecrown, the new edition of the Gadgetzan Times has hit the stands and is packed full of Azerothian goodness. In this issue:
You No Take Candle!: A new kobold poem that is all the rage
The Airstrip: A tale of a warlock down on his luck, but seeking new frontiers in Northrend
The Heart of Battle: A priest wins the day in the hotly contested Warsong Gulch
New Holiday-Themed Crossword Puzzle
Fresh classifieds hot off the presses
Have a tale to tell or need to get the word out in a classified ad? Submit your stories and new classifieds
If you wish to read the new edition, go
Character Bios Posted on the Official Site
2009/10/08 at 12:57 PM
Now this is interesting. It makes sense that these two characters should be the first to appear on any sort of "Character Bios" list, since they're the ones who are going to be helping us bring down Arthas in 3.3—but I sincerely hope they fill these two out with more bios for the other characters.
The official link on the WoW Europe site is
, though I imagine it'll be up on the US site before long.
Or, as always, you can read the text here after the break. :)
Patch 3.3: Orcs in Undercity
2009/10/02 at 8:06 PM
was kind enough to point out this interesting post on
World of Raids
Usually the fuss is about the new gear, the new instances, and such—but one of the things I'm most interested in is the way the actual game world changes around us—and 3.3 is bringing us some interesting changes in that department...
Patch 3.3 On PTR! (Quel'Delar... Speculations?)
2009/10/01 at 10:29 PM
Hey, so 3.3 PTR came down on us like a sword falling on an iceberg. From the sky. Anybody else really excited about going there and kicking some butt (we'd chew gum too, but we seem to be out of gum...) with Sylvanas and Jaina? 'Cause I sure am!
Anyway, hopefully you are wondering where the stupid metaphor came from. 'Twas all intentional. A little while ago, back in the 3.1 days, when the Argent Tournament first came to existence, something starting drilling in the Lore freaks' heads. Right next to Sindragosa's Fall (where we saw the Lich King raising the biggest frost wyrm of them all in the WotLK cinematic), there was a sword. Sword stuck in the ice, surrounded by some stones, and apparently called Quel'Delar. Related to Quel'Serrar? Or maybe some sort of Excalibur reference? We knew nothing about it, until a few minutes ago when MMO-Champion dug some information from the PTR files. It's only spells, but they seem rather interesting by themselves too...
P.S. Stay tuned, more stuff might appear!
Giants of Lore: Medivh
2009/09/15 at 1:51 AM
Welcome to Giants of Lore! This is a new type of blog in which I shall discuss popular figures of lore and help to unveil their shrouded past so that non-lore-junkies can better understand this world of Warcraft that we play in. Specifically, in this episode of GoL (Giants of Lore) we shall be discussing Medivh; also known as The Last Guardian, The Prophet, and The Oracle. So pull up a chair, chat with
, and have a warm cup of
Tea with Sugar
as we look into Medivh's story!
Blizzard Introduces Ulduar Bosstiary
2009/06/06 at 7:00 PM
Usually I try not to post blogs that fall under the "News" category, because I feel they are more of admins' duty than mine. So unless I am specifically asked to post something, I read the news and leave somebody else to post them. As simple as that.
This time however, I could not just stand aside and watch. I had to post this, not only because it is related to Lore (which I love with all of my heart), but is also related to Ulduar, which I have grown to love as my own child. Blizzard have finally released a modified version of a bestiary - a
! It has a tiny bit of information about every Ulduar boss (and I expect to see more bosses coming soon), it has nice screenshots, and is all nice and beautiful. But don't let me waste any more of your time, see Blizzard's announcement for yourself!
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