Around Azeroth: A painted world

"As WoW approaches ten years and we head into what looks to be a visually impressive expansion, I still catch myself admiring the scenic beauty of bygone zones from years past," writes submitter Saikura of Turalyon (US-A). "This vista needs no introduction. The WoW we play leaps from the creative minds and imaginations, and pages, of the Art Development team. As you can see, the finished product easily translates back in a few short steps in Photoshop. I think this captures the game perfectly for me. Artistically, WoW has that timeless storybook look and feel that never gets old!" Shortly after he sent me this screenshot, Saikura was kidnapped and assassinated by the Borderlands art development hit squad for discovering their secret.

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This article was originally published on WoW Insider.