â€śNever take a manâ€™s hand, Sonâ€¦â€ť King Archibald Greymane said, his strong frame now a muddied silhouette against the fading glow of twilight. â€śâ€™Tis always better to stand tall on your own. It is what separates the great from the meek.â€ť
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, yesâ€”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 â€śWelcome, Overlord!â€ť as he passed through Agmarâ€™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 wolfâ€™s paws against the snow.
Hey, pal. Trade Prince Gallywix here. Youâ€™re holding this book in your hands because you wanna be like me. Who wouldnâ€™t? There ainâ€™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 jungleâ€™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.Volâ€™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 laughterâ€”that hollow laughâ€”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.
Ok, its been a bit now since the Beta has hit the servers and no one has addressed the elephant in the room. WTF is going on with Warlocks. Im destro as main spec and MY GOD! They've completely ruined it. The embers system so horrible and my dps seems almost as if its nerfed. Im not sure how Afflic is going but from the articles I've read, its seems to be just as bad with the new shard system they gave them. I haven't seen any blue posts regarding non-Demonology specs and how they are gonna be fixed. I dont want to have to stop playing warlock just because they can't get their #$%^ together. And don't even get me started on Destro locks only have 3 out of ALL the Major Glyphs to use that will even help them.
To the Wall of Text that is the first post: The Talents are set up to be completely your choice. Your spec is set up that all of the 'duh' talents are now automatically learned.As for the rest: Hey, if you hate Pugs....don't run freaking pugs; find friends, find a good solid guild, get RealID friends, there are lots of ways to avoid the 'dreaded' pug problem.
I don't care what you say about me dude; I know when I joined the game. You are part of that oh so much fun vocal minority; you keep screaming wow is dead, I'll keep enjoying my game.But I bet you end up coming back to Mists anyways.
Because I thought you might be able to make an actual response, but you are just spewing the crap the vocal hate minority does, who surprisingly, even for the amount of bile they spew, still pay to play the game they hate so much so go figure. Salute, and hope you find another game that makes you happy.And sorry, but I don't see WoW dying for another few years, but we'll have to agree to disagree.
Uh huh, same thing was said about SWTOR, Aion, and every other MMO that's come out in the last few years. Oh and very original, blame GW, yay, we have the trifecta of hater!
Garotewire (btw, it's spelled "garrote"), please go trololol someplace else and leave the discussion for people who actually want to discuss. We are unimpressed by your walls 'o text. If you hate the game so much, leave. And put your "protest energy" toward something important, like global hunger or somesuch.
Dude, take a break before you give yourself a heart attack; seriously, maybe it's for the best you've quit WoW, if the game is causing you to act like this.
I hear arguing with a troll is bad for your health.
Personally, I prefer the new system of "if you should have it, you already do."I go against the grain, and not just to be different, but because I get different results than others. In vanilla, I was a raid healer in balance spec (before boomies) and I did better than some holoy priests. When they added the original eclipse talent, I didn't take it because I could NOT keep track of the buff proc. I was doing the same dps with it as without it, so I took talents out of it and put them where I preferred them, but I was always treated as an idiot because of this. What good is a proc if I didn't know it happened? And I had better things to pay attention to rather than stare at my buff bar and wait for stuff to pop up. So I often missed and wasted the buff. When they added a clearer way of seeing it, I was estatic because I could actually benefit from this talent, and even happier when they added the bar. Then they added the "cleanse magic" to decurse, and all of the raiding/dungeon guides said it was auseless resto talent, but I took it anyway and loved it. When I got "recommened" to take it back out, I did and regretted it horribly, so I spent even more gold to get it back.. Now, they have the stupid solar beam, which I didn't see the point of (because people like to move mobs out of it), but I'd get into a dungeon and be immediately asked why i didn't have the talent, even if we were in a dungeon that didn't require it. So finally, I took the talent, and it can be really handy, I give it that (when people see it and respond to it properly) So now that I don't HAVE to waste a talent point in something I'd rather not have, I'm totally happy. I have the ability, I don't have to be mocked for the choice to not take it, so NUH. Customize my ass, you HAD to have so many points in so many places, you had like 3 left over to "do what you wish" wooo a whole 3! AMGSo glad they're dumping that system.
Meh. Still don't care about PVP and it still looks like GC is listening to the wrong part of the player-base (re: the guys crying about the account wide mounts change.)
To be honest Garotewire your missing the whole point.here's some facts;WoW is a game. A MMORPG in fact.The majority of WoW players want a fun, enjoyable experience and to play all the content available to justify their expense. Wrath, the peak of subscriptions, gave this.A small minority want to make 90% of the content only available to players who commit every waking moment to WoW by making the content too difficult for anything but hardcore players. Cata tried this. Cata failed epically.MMORGS require servers and technicians to maintain operation and designers to create new content. (and other people not listed for simplicity sake)The majority pays the majority for servers, technician and designers. The minority pays the minority.Majority > MinorityTherefore, the majority gets its way.Also the minority doesn't get to declare the game dead, the majority does. When the developers listen to the minority and create a game environment that is no longer fun, the subscriptions drop off, the funding dries up, the servers turn off and the magic ends.The logical conclusion is that Blizz needs to keep WoW in a direction that appeals to the larger client base and the larger client base doesn't want dungeons that you can't run, raids you'll never see and gear that is utterly impossible to get. i agree with the other posters, if you hate the situation that much, move on. Try something new. WoW will survive without you.
hummm dude? that troll was banned. He aint gonna read anything you write to him, and if he does, he wont be able to respond, unless he makes a new account, which would promtly get banned again.Don't waste time trying to argue with people like that. You may as well try to teach a rock how to speak. I Think that has higher chances of success.