Wednesday 30 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: End Time

Murozond looks over the Bronze Dragonshrine at the End Time.

And with that, my 50 pictures are done.  I hope you enjoyed IntPiPoMo as much as I did!

I'd like to say a big thank you to all the people who joined in - I didn't expect so many to get on board and post such amazing pictures! I recommend you go and check out all of these blogs and their IntPiPoMo contributions.

Here's a bonus Sproutling pic to say thanks!

And now, I'm going on holiday :)

IntPiPoMo: Sillies

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Shaman bring the mobile disco.

I've posted the Spiderpig before, but I love it, so there.

Halp!  I'm trapped in here with this skeleton!

Tuesday 29 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Cities

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Shattrath, the City of Light.

The moon over Stormwind Cathedral.

The throne room in the ruins of Lordaeron. Creepy place.

The Great Forge, Ironforge.

Monday 28 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Postcards from the North

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The Wrathgate, before the battle began. 

The Scourge stronghold of Naxxanar in the east of the Borean Tundra.

The Turtle boats of the Tuskarr ply their trade all along the south coast of Northrend. I wonder where they get all their carrots from.

When the Amberpine Lodge outhouse is a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'!

Friday 25 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Peaceful Forest

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It's hard to believe that Ashenvale was such a peaceful place, with the turf war currently going on there.

Twisting the Nethers

The Twisted Nether Blogcast records live on Saturdays at 8pm PT, and this Saturday, I'm going to be the guest! Please, drop by the live chatroom to say hi!

That's 8pm PT, 2pm Sunday afternoon for me (AEST) and some small hours of the morning for the Europeans (sorry about that).

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday 23 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Light in the Darkness

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Aefa deals with Night Terrors.

Tuesday 22 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Pathways

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The Road goes ever on and on: 
Down from the door where it began. 
Now far ahead the Road has gone, 
And I must follow, if I can, 

Pursuing it with eager feet, 
Until it joins some larger way 
Where many paths and errands meet. 
And whither then? I cannot say.

The Fellowship of the Ring, J R R Tolkien

Restoration Gear List Updated for 4.3

The R&R Restoration Pre-Raid Gear List has been updated!

*Edit* The Balance Pre-Raid Gear List has also now been updated!

It now includes items that will be added to the game in patch 4.3 from Valor Points, Leatherworking and the three new 5-man Heroic dungeons.

The new raid, Dragon Soul, will have three difficulty levels - Heroic, Normal and Looking For Raid (LFR). The LFR items will have item levels 384 - 390 and will include Tier 13 gear. This post at MMO-Champion has a full list of Dragon Soul gear of all difficulties.

I decided to include the drops from Looking For Raid difficulty Dragon Soul in the gear list, as the LFR tool should make these items accessible to alts or non-regular raiders if you're willing to use it.

WTS Heals has a great post discussing many of the new items including trinkets.

Wowhead has an extensive list of all the gear from the new 5-man dungeons - End Time, Well of Eternity and Hour of Twilight.

Please remember that these items are still on the PTR and stats may change before the patch is released. I'll try to make sure they are up to date once the patch is live. I'm still working on the Balance version but it will be updated soon.

The items added to the gear list include:

Valor Points items (Horde/Alliance)


New 5-man Dungeons

End Time:

Well of Eternity:

Hour of Twilight:

Looking For Raid Dragon Soul

Tier 13 tokens (LFR):

Other drops:

Monday 21 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: The Fire to Stand In

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The Aspect of Death, doing his thing. We're coming for you, Deathy. Oh yes, we are. Well, probably not me personally, but the general raiding public will, so watch your back.

Sunday 20 November 2011


Pilgrim's Bounty has arrived! Stuff yourself silly, level up your cooking and get messy in a food fight!

Above anything else, however, the most important thing to do this week is sign up for the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event! Amerence has come up with this lovely way for bloggers to show how thankful they are to the community around them, so make sure you join in and you could win some great prizes! Check out the Blog Azeroth forum for more information.

Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2011

Saturday 19 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Portal

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The Lich King pays a visit to Svala Sorrowgrave in Utgarde Pinnacle.

The Howling Fjord.

Friday 18 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: The Tower Revisited

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I realise I've already posted pictures of Karazhan, but I loved this shot so much that I had to share it. The soft light makes the tower look less menacing, somehow.

Here's a bonus picture of the Sproutling to make up for repeating myself.

Thursday 17 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Where the Tauren Roam

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Mulgore is such a serene place under the moon, don't you think?

As is Thunder Bluff by starlight.

Wednesday 16 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Morning

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Just to prove that I do actually play in daylight occasionally... Sunrise over Ironband's Excavation, Loch Modan.

Hemet Nesingwary Jr's camp in Northern Stranglethorn.

These images were brought to you by my Lilli clone, Lillijill. Haven't heard of the #gnomeclones?  Check out the full story here. Yet another project that I am having a complete ball with.

Tuesday 15 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Uldum

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Afternoon sun over Uldum and Silithus.

Evening falls over the Lost City of the Tol'vir.

Monday 14 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Flora

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Flowers of Borean Tundra. Yes, I take a lot of screenshots in Northrend!

Sholazar Basin has some amazing flora, but these red flowers are found all over the zone near running water.

Sunday 13 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Night in the North

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Grizzly Hills.

Throughout all the conflict in the Frozen North, and still now when it is quiet and calm (for now at least), the moon watches silently over Northrend.

Sholazar Basin.

Friday 11 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Fire

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The Molten Front. Not all of Firelands is fiery death.

But most of Badlands is after Deathwing went past.

IntPiPoMo: The Fjord

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King Ymiron has a great view down towards Valgarde from his back verandah.

You may recognise this view, as I've posted it before. I thought it was due an update as the scene looks so much more colourful during the day.

Thursday 10 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Room with a View

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The inn at Shadowprey Village has one of the best views in Kalimdor.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

InPiPoMo: Nostalgia

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The old Thousand Needles was one of my favourite zones, visually speaking. I may have even shed a tear or two when I saw the waves rolling in during the Cataclysm trailer.

I've posted screenshots of the pre-Shattered zone before, but these are a couple extra that I had stashed away.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: /faceplant

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Durn the Hungerer. He can be pretty sneaky for a tall fellow. Not quite as sneaky as this dude though.

Damn you Fel Reaver!  Even while chasing him around to get this shot, the sound he makes was giving me the screaming heebie-jeebies.

Monday 7 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: Forest's Edge

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The Southfury River runs between Ashenvale Forest and Azshara. To the west comes faint sounds of battle from Warsong Gulch. To the east, metallic scraping and the occasional explosion means that the Goblins are still at it, reaping the resources from what was once a quiet and peaceful area.

I really miss the old Azshara...

Sunday 6 November 2011

IntPiPoMo: The Dark Tower

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Karazhan, Medivh's tower. The original 10-man raid and a favourite of many players, Kara is a beautiful and detailed instance. It was my introduction to raiding and even now the music evokes memories both happy and frustrating.

You can see pictures of what lies below the tower at Syrco Owl. Chilling stuff.

In some ways it would be awesome to see it as a max-level instance of some sort once more, but not at the cost of destroying the way it has always been. Perhaps the haunted tower should remain secluded and empty but for its ghostly inhabitants.