TenTonHammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade: The Underbog"
Today I continue our first look at the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade. Once again I am focusing on the new instance in the game since small group adventures are one of my favorite things about MMOs. So far I have covered the Hellfire Ramparts and the Blood Furnace in the Hellfire Citadel and the Slave Pens in the Coilfang Reservoir. Today I once again head to Coilfang Reservoir in Zangarmarsh, but this time to visit the Underbog. The Underbog is the second of the four instance in Coilfang Reservoir in Zangarmarsh.
The Fen Rays were very cool because they had an ability called terror. It worked almost exactly like fear, except you ran away faster than a fun (seemed like epic mounted speed) and it seemed like it was not avoidable. I tried trinkets and abilities to avoid and negate fear and they did not work. This got really fun since the first one terrored one of the group into a second, which did it into a third. This left us scrambling to survive having 1-3 members running at all times. The lesson here: remember to pull far back. In this case pull back further than normal since you can run quite far at that speed.
Pro-G has posted their hands on impressions of the Burning Crusades. Keep reading to see what they think of the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft.
The Burning Crusade presents an interesting conundrum for World of Warcraft players: drop your existing high level character for the allure of starting one of two new races, or keep on with your uber-equipped killing machine and brave the shattered realm of Outland.
So far, most beta players have opted for the high level rewards of Outland over starting a new character. But this isn't to the detriment of TBC's two new races, the manga-esque Blood Elves and the big blue aliens the Draenei - both have aspects that have drawn concern from the typically vocal WoW fan base, but overall are shaping up nicely.
The fine folks over at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site have been busy updating our wonderful guides with the information for The Burning Crusades. Today, they bring you an updated guide to jewelcrafting!
“Tell me about this prospecting skill.
Prospecting is a skill available to jewelcrafters at skill level of 20. It takes 5 ore to use. Basically, you destroy the ore to search for gems.”
FiringSquad.com has posted a preview of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.
The Blood Elves are the new Horde race, Blizzard’s answer to the calls for attractive models and Paladins for the Horde. Continuing the story from WarCraft III, the Blood Elves have split from the Alliance by making common cause with Illidan. Their lands and Silvermoon, their city, lay in ruins. The passage of the Scourge has quite literally left a mark on what were once the beautiful lands of the elves.
TenTonHammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade: The Slave Pens"
Today I continue our look at the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade. The part I have been the most interested in are the new instances, as featured in my last few articles that covered the first two instances in the Hellfire Citadel. Having leveled my Undead priest to 62 I headed into the marsh to explore. In today's article I will look at some more of the new instances. Over the last little bit I have ventured into the Coilfang Reservoir in the Zangarmarsh. In what now seems the standard, the location houses another four brand new instances. The instances range from 2 low level ones, a max level 70 one and a raid.
We've gone and braved the perilous Outland to provide you with another preview of the upcoming expansion. We traveled to the major hub of Outland to bring you an in-depth history of the city along with tons of screenshots and our first impressions of this grand city. So come join us as we take a look at the beauty and wonder of this city and its unique culture.
"Both the Alliance and Horde are welcome within the city and can freely move around any area and interact with each other through normal racial relations. The only limitation is that there is no violence within the city. It's flagged as a city of sanctuary and as such combat can not take place."
And this time, he's through playing Mister Nice Savior:
Today I am going to firmly plant my feet on what many would call the
wrong side of the fence. I consider it “the other side” of the fence. I
am doing this for no other reason than I like being a devil’s advocate.
If you disagree with me fine, that’s OK, all I ask is you read this and
think about the points.
With that I am going into rant mode on the topic of fair and balance
rewards in the World of Warcraft and the Burning Crusade...
It's that independent, slightly crotchety take we've come to know and love from Byron "Messiah" Mudry in this Burning Crusade Beta Journal at Byron's blog: Messiah's Digital Haven.
Amber "Aurael" Weldon has graced us with her first impressions of the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade beta. Included is her take of a surprise encounter at the Dark Portal, plus a fresh new look at the homeland of the Blood Elves, which are (as you probably know) the most conspicuous of the two new WoW races:
The buildings and landscaping are a clear reflection of a society which oozes magic. Brooms sweep up on their own; mops dip themselves into buckets and wring themselves out before mopping the floors. Alchemy jars hang suspended in the air over floating blue flames. Cats prowl around the inside and outside of buildings. The blood elves' taste in decorating exhibits an almost careless blend of luxury and convenience.
Like luxury? Enjoy convenience? Right-o. |Click here| to sample Aurael's first beta journal, Buffy.
Ten Ton Hammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade" - Eversong Woods
The Blood Elves, perhaps the most anticipated new race of WoW's January 2007 "The Burning Crusade" retail expansion, make their home in an idyllic region known as Eversong Woods, and today Ten Ton Hammer has its first look at this enchanted land. Take a tour of Eversong Woods and Silvermoon City, immerse yourself in the lore and attention to storyline detail, and maybe even learn a few things you can apply when TBC launches this winter!
"Eversong Woods wraps around one of the better known locations of Warcraft lore - the location of the ancient city of Quel'Thalas, or "Silvermoon City" as it's known today. Silvermoon City and environs are where the remnant of elves stranded on the continent of Lordaeron have made their stand against the forces of the Scourge. However, the Eversong Woods of today will strike you as an island of grandeur in an expansive wasteland rather than a province under siege, owing to the power of the "Burning Crystals" and the protection of large magical runestones which keep the blight of the Scourge at bay."
To learn more just give a click! You can find more impressions and information on the upcoming expansion The Burning Crusades at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site. Don't be left in the dark, head over now and get caught up!