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

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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 I had already informally withdrawn from raiding, having seen the inside of Ulduar only once since its launch.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

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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 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.

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Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War

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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.

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Orgrimmar 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 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.

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