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Blackrock Mountain lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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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 Blackrock Mountain!

Prales at the south entrance of Blackrock Mountain
Prales at the south entrance of Blackrock Mountain

Blackrock Mountain is located between the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. The mountain first formed as a volcano during the War of the Three Hammers when the Dark Iron clan of dwarves summoned the Firelord Ragnaros from his prison beneath Azeroth. Ragnaros bursting through the earth decimated what was once part of the Redridge Mountains, turning it into the fiery zones we know today and giving way to the large spire of Blackrock Mountain in the center.

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Caverns of Time lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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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 Caverns of Time!

Prales with Zaladormu
Prales with Zaladormu

The Caverns of Time is an expansive cave system located in Tanaris and is home to the bronze dragonflight. The dragonflight was blessed by the titan Aman’thul with the powers of time travel and a mastery of temporal magic. They use these powers to guard time against meddling from the infinite dragonflight and others wishing to change past events. The Caverns also house the Hourglass of Time, a powerful artifact created by Nozdormu, the leader of the bronze dragonflight, to hold the sands of time. Inside the Caverns, you can see streams of energy flowing to and from the Hourglass, with some of the energies flowing from what appears to be space itself open in the sides of the Caverns.

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Stormspire lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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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 Stormspire!

Prales with Nexus-Prince Haramad
Prales with Nexus-Prince Haramad

The Stormspire is a neutral town located in Netherstorm on the Outland continent and was introduced during the Burning Crusade expansion. The town is controlled by the Consortium, a band of ethereal smugglers led by Nexus-Prince Haramad. The town is surrounded by lush vegetation and protected from the constant magical storms by two Eco-Dome Generators called Sutheron and Skyperch. This gives it a unique appearance that stands in stark contrast to the rest of Netherstorm which has been stripped bare by the magical energies. The town was built on top of a high plateau and is only accessible by flight or by elevator. This height, combined with the vegetation and the eco-domes gives it a secluded feel and could be why the Consortium settled here. Several dialogues and quests in the area tell stories about the Consortium’s enemies, including the Ethereum, a rogue faction of ethereals seeking to “become void,” as well as Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider and his followers, who were former customers of the Consortium. Also present is Advisor Rahim, a member of the Protectorate, a faction of ethereals working to stamp out the Ethereum and those who seek to harm the other ethereals. Their presence here suggests the Consortium is a sanctioned ethereal faction and not a rogue black market operation as their name and activities suggest, at least in the eyes of the other ethereals.

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Mount Neverest lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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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 Mount Neverest!

Prales at Neverest Pinnacle
Prales at Neverest Pinnacle

Mount Neverest is located in Kun-Lai Summit on the Pandaria continent, and is the highest mountain in all of Azeroth. The exact height is unknown, but flying in from the ocean gives a great sense of just how high above sea level it is. To access the Neverest Pinnacle (the summit of the mountain), you can follow a path marked with flags and rope starting on the north-eastern side of the mountain. The path takes you past snowy boulders and icy vortices before opening up to a small base camp called Seeker’s Point.

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Patch 7.2 Restoration Druid Changes, Updates, and Overview

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With Patch 7.2 coming on March 28, 2017, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of changes that are affecting Restoration Druids. This is my first time writing an article like this, and feedback is greatly appreciated - even if it's just to say whether or not you want to see articles like this for every patch. As usual, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

There are quest and content spoilers ahead, proceed with caution if you want to avoid them!

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World of Warcraft: Legion - Patch 7.2 – The Tomb of Sargeras Trailer

Patch 7.2: Tomb of Sargeras releases on March 28, 2017.

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