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Turtle Beach lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Turtle Beach!

Turtle Beach is a piece of shoreline in the Krasarang Wilds zone on Pandaria. It looks like any other piece of shoreline, except for the statue of a Pandaren riding a sea turtle. The Pandaren is Liu Lang and his sea turtle is Shen-zin Su. Both are incredibly important Pandaren figures.

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The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm (Part 1)

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Virendra.

“Shattering” is a powerful word. When something is shattered, it breaks into a thousand irreparable pieces. Even if you can glue it back together, it’s never quite the same again. It’s more prone to falling apart in the future. It’s usually ugly and misshapen. When something is shattered, it is never truly whole again. The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm is not about the physical shattering of Azeroth, but the shattering of life as it is known. Uneasy peace, status quo, and personal relationships are tested.

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Janeiro’s Point lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Janeiro’s Point!

Janeiro’s Point is a small island to the north-west of Booty Bay in the Cape of Stranglethorn zone. The island is home to a large, now damaged statue of a goblin with outstretched arms. The statue is allegedly of Baron Revilgaz, the goblin leader of Booty Bay. Inside the statue is a stash of treasure.

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Dalaran City lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Dalaran City!

Dalaran is the capital city of the mage-nation by the same name. Originally founded by fledgling magi in Alterac Mountains, it was physically moved by the magi to Northrend during the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. It will again be moved to the coast of the Broken Isles in the Legion expansion. Both times serving as the central city for players and lore figures alike to carry out operations against their enemies.

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What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been - My Return to WoW

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Virendra.

July 2009 was the first time in almost 4 years my WoW subscription lapsed. I had already informally withdrawn from raiding, having seen the inside of Ulduar only once since its launch. I still remember my last moments online: finishing Argent Tournament dailies for the 100th time already. Feeling no more love for the game, I mounted my beloved Time-Lost Proto Drake and logged out right there, on the Argent Tournament grounds, never intending to return.

In that moment, hundreds of hours of battlegrounds, end-game raids, grinding mats, professions, mounts, reputation, achievements, felt like they didn’t matter anymore. My troll priest was taking her place in the sky with the thousands of other retired toons. I didn’t think about my friends, or my guild. I just left, without a word. Life went on.

Fast-forward to 2015...

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The Dark Portal history and lore - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at The Dark Portal!

The Dark Portal in Azeroth has always been located in The Blasted Lands on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. However, where it leads to and how it looks has changed over time. Today, the portal leads to an alternate time line of Draenor as part of the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Read more...

Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago by Virendra.

Preface There are dozens and dozens of novels, comics, and short-stories in the Warcraft universe. All of these are canon. Some of these stories focus on a central character, telling their backstory or telling of a specific event in their life while others can span across years of events. In terms of overall lore, some books tell more than others. Taking place post-Dragon Soul and pre-Mists of Pandaria, Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War is one of those stories that sets the tone for an entire expansion. When the winds of war start blowing, nothing will ever be the same again. Read more...

Orgrimmar lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week we’re taking a look at Orgrimmar!

As warchief, Thrall established Orgrimmar as the central Orc city after the Third War, which took place long before World of Warcraft’s time. The city is named after Orgrim Doomhammer, former Orcish Warchief and Thrall’s mentor. Today, it serves as the main Horde capital city, housing members from all of the main Horde races. Read more...