“Never take a man’s hand, Son…” King Archibald Greymane said, his strong frame now a muddied silhouette against the fading glow of twilight. “’Tis always better to stand tall on your own. It is what separates the great from the meek.”
The sky above Aerie Peak beckoned Kurdran Wildhammer like the distant glow of a campfire on a frigid winter night. After twenty long years trapped on the hellish world now known as Outland, he was home. Never once had he regretted joining the Alliance expedition to battle the orcish Horde on its homeworld, but over the harsh years there the longing to see this sky had burned in his heart.
"We've done a security sweep of the upper floors in sector 17, sir. The place seems fairly untouched since our, uh, departure. Granted, everything stinks of trogg...." "Mmmm, yes—that delightful mixture of mold, mange, and sour monkey. Puts one off of his lunch, I know."
She could have been asleep. The night elf's features were perfectly relaxed except for her mouth, which frowned slightly as though her dreams were not pleasant ones. Her body was intact and largely unharmed, unlike many of the others they had seen in recent days. Tyrande Whisperwind knelt by the corpse to take a closer look. There was bloody kelp in the dead woman's hair and she reeked of the sea and slow rot. Dead several days. She had probably been one of the first victims of the Cataclysm, swept away by the flood. No priestess of Elune could bring her back now.
Something had awakened King Varian Wrynn from a deep sleep. As he stood motionless in the gloom, the faint patter of a distant dripping sound echoed off the walls of Stormwind Keep. A feeling of dread washed over him, for it was a sound he'd heard before.Varian moved cautiously to the door and pressed his ear against the burnished oak. Nothing. No movement. No footfalls. Then, as if from far away, the dull and muffled hum of a crowd cheering from somewhere outside the castle. Did I oversleep today's ceremonies?
The Seat of the Naaru's soaring energies inspired inner peace from the most bloodthirsty of warrior pilgrims, awe from even the most jaded of Azeroth's inhabitants. The figure floating before the Seat had long taken comfort from this column of Light. Velen looked out from his meditation chamber, seeking insight... in all the connections, great and small, where he might perceive the lines of the future. For the past several months, those lines had increasingly felt fragmented.
You disappoint me, Garrosh.Try as he might, the memory of those words just would not die. It did not matter how many times he heard the proud shouts of “Welcome, Overlord!” as he passed through Agmar’s Hammer, or how long he stood in the ruins before the Wrath Gate and stared into the enchanted flames that still burned there. Even the strike of his blades against the beasts or Scourge that dared oppose him only provided temporary respite. All the hot, sharp splatter of blood against his face could not drown out that voice. The moment he returned to the road, he heard each word spoken in his head with every fall of his great wolf’s paws against the snow.
Hey, pal. Trade Prince Gallywix here. You’re holding this book in your hands because you wanna be like me. Who wouldn’t? There ain’t a goblin alive more powerful and dangerous than me. I can give you everything you need to succeed.But first, a friendly legally binding warning just for you.
The young troll crouched in the rain, staring ahead to where the path faltered in the face of the jungle’s dense undergrowth. The sunlight could not penetrate that foliage, nor could the breeze. That part of the island was called First Home, and nobody went there besides shadow hunters and fools.Vol’jin was no shadow hunter.
A rickety old cart trundled down the path toward the Great Gate, where a small patrol waited to guard it on its way to the distant zeppelin tower. There, the water it carried would be distributed to the orc settlements around Durotar, the land hit hardest by the recent drought. The young kodo pulling the cart moved with the languid pace of a well-traveled routine, cresting the hill before disappearing from sight.
Sylvanas Windrunner drifts in a sea of comfort, physical sensations replaced by the purity of emotion. She can grasp bliss, see joy, hear peace. This is the afterlife, her destiny. The eternal sea in which she found herself after she fell defending Silvermoon. She belongs here. With each recollection, her memory of this place palls. The sound grows distant; the warmth, cooler. The vision takes on the pallor of a half-remembered dream. But with horrific clarity, the memory always ends the same: Sylvanas's spirit is wrenched away. The pain is so intense it leaves her soul forever torn. The grinning face of Arthas Menethil, with his lopsided smile and dead eyes, leers at her as he pulls her back into the world. Violates her. His laughter—that hollow laugh—the memory of it makes her skin crawl!
The surface of Lor'themar's desk had ceased to be visible underneath all the paper piled on top of it. Reports, missives, orders, and inventories teetered precariously in stacks he had long since stopped trying to organize. All of them were related to the short yet brutal war over Quel'Danas and the Sunwell. None of them was currently on his mind.
I really don´t like the druid talents, especially the bottom row. I think it is silly that they are trying to push us to be better ´hybrids´ with these talents, but basically they made it impossible with the built-in mechanics. They even separated cat and bear into different specs completely. Because of the spec-specific stuff, nobody will even be able to make a dent as a healer for even a brief amount of time even if they take these ´hybrid´ talents. Our bottom row talents.. for the one in a million chance you have to emergency heal (can´t remember the last time I have as a moonkin), now you can be slightly less than worthless at it.
I will start with my actual opinion of the news info that these comments are supposed to be about before I toss in anything else that others may prefer to skip over.Personally I am liking most of the changes coming with mist. The return of class wide disentanglement is welcome and the new lvl90 talent is something I think I could have some fun with. On live I recently deleted my preferred druid resto spec since it seems a bit too clunky and extremely proactive much much weaker in the reactive healing department. All in all the beta is looking great so far.Below here I will post a little towards everyone else commenting here so no need to continue if you are just browsing comments that actually pertain to the news information presented.We all need to remember this is just a game. Getting bent out of shape and degrading others, even the trolls, is when all of us need to take a step back and check if we are still having fun playing this game. This is the beta, everything is in a constant state of flux. Yelling about how broken everything is, or even making predictions about how much more is going to be broken is just pointless. I am firmly of the stance that we all come here to play a game, Hard core, Casual, Roleplayers, people who started in Vanilla, BC, Wrath, Cata, Pet Collectors, Mount Collectors, Achievement lovers. We are all entitled to play the game how each of us want. When you look at the other games that are out there, Blizz does a great job of trying to meet all of its audiences. There is content for all the types of players I mentioned, and other types I cannot come up with. Blizzard is in this to make money, no company goes out into the world with the concept of breaking even on their investments. With that said, you do not make money if nobody wants the product you are selling. There are literally millions of players still playing the game, nobody I know is planning to unsub, and new players are still joining all the time. So in the end, enjoy this game. If you are not playing anymore, separate yourself from the community that still plays it. If you feel you are entitled to sound your complaints more so because you have unsubbed and all your 'time and money' are now wasted, your 'time and money' were not wasted. You enjoyed the game at the time and paid for access to what blizzard was putting out. You quit, but the rest of us are still enjoying ourselves in game. You are entitled to post as much as the next person, no more, no less. Now that I have detracted from the news post myself I apologize to everyone who had to read through that blob of text.
Resto druids are based on heal over "Time".1) just tell me how can we survive without running away? 2)i dont think other druid specializationes dont need Disentanglement's benefit. We need snare removing as well.For example hunters can beat feral druids easily. Maybe you'll say They got feral charge. // Feral Charge ---->Disengage etc. its just unbalanced
@Garotewire: Can't you just make us a favor and quit? Noone cares about haters. You don't have to pay to play the game. You speak as if they have a gun on your head and make you play.And WoW may have it's downfall with wrath and cata, but MoP is going in the right direction even if you like it or not.And I'm happy with it.Now you have a Vanilla player saying it is becoming better. And I can prove it to you that I'm from Vanilla.Haters gonna hate. Just leave. Everyone will be happy about it :)
Woa. WOA. Back the hell up.Did someone just insult Nintendo?
Since he's already banned, just drop it.
I realize this is a bit off topic, but just out of curiosity, would it be possible to make it so when someone is banned for misusing a forum, all their comments get deleted as well- or at least marked more obviously as being banned? it does get a little annoying seeing people responding to a troll who got banned at the beginning of the last page.Back on topic, have to say I'm really liking the beta- actually even liking some of the bugs for their humorous content. For ex, when I was working on a panda monk in the start zone, I Rolled down a hill- and ran straight into a pillar. The funny part is my toon didn't STOP rolling- I was stuck in a continuous cycle, not going anywhere and not being able to do anything; I just had to laugh. I also took the opportunity to take a good close look at the animation while I had the chance, since normally it's over too quick to really study it- before I had to use Windows Task Manager to get the beta closed, lol. Even the bugs can help you find something neat- yeah they may be a bit annoying at time, but might I suggest you try to look for the humor in any situation? I can gaurantee that you'll find things easier to deal with.
It would be awesome if Stampede just summon all your pets next to you and then all of them leap to the target.