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Calenia of Bronze Dragonflight (EU) sends in this shot of the Dark Portal taken from a unique angle -- behind the portal! Now that gives a real feel of rushing into a new world, doesn't it? Sadly, actually entering Outland for the first time through the same portal doesn't give the same cool graphi...

July 28th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Many of us have stepped through the Dark Portal into Outland, and in that time dozens of players have mastered the content available there. Now that we have BlizzCon in our sites, all eyes seem to be on what our next expansion will be. As Chris Metzen mentioned at the last BlizzCon, Outland is peppe...

June 25th 2007 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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Today's forum watch has started a new humor thread about the origins of the reopening of the Dark Portal. Many debated if it was Kazzak or some other power, or if it had always been open. Quite a few people had their own opinions about how it opened: Chuck Norris may have roundhouse kicked it ope...

May 15th 2007 at 5:35pm 0 Comments
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I turned around suddenly to the clang of the gates behind me, viewing the span of a burning city before me. Undead horrors and abominations stared blankly and stumbled in sporadic groups. The city of Stratholme lay in ruins, overrun by the legions of the Lich King. I was alone; a still green adven...

May 4th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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A week or so ago, a friendly lock in our guild summoned me out to Honor Hold to train in Enchanting. It appears to be bothering people that this is possible, that we are somehow abusing the system. I don't feel that I am, and in fact I was able to summon an entire group ranging from 51-55 for some O...

May 3rd 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's an interesting tidbit that may or may not mean much at all. A player asks on the forums how to report someone under level 58 in Outlands, since there is a level restriction on the Dark Portal that means you have to be level 58 before you pass through it. Of course, other players respond (co...

March 13th 2007 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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Before the expansion came out, we wondered and wondered what would happen to the old level 60 instances when the Dark Portal opened. And now that it's here, we know: no one's running them. Oh, there's a few quest groups here and there of people working their way up to 58 (the bare minimum to come th...

January 23rd 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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So you've probably heard there was this patch today, and with it some sort of world event involving the Dark Portal. But perhaps you're stuck at work, school, or somewhere else where you're forbidden to log on to check out the excitement. Well, Around Azeroth is here to help! This shot, courtesy of...

January 9th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard's main page has been updated, so while you're waiting for the patch to download, read what they have to say:Azeroth is under attack! Horrific creatures are swarming from a suddenly active Dark Portal and have rampaged into the Blasted Lands. Defenders from Nethergarde Keep have scrambled to...

January 9th 2007 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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There has been a lot of speculation that there will be an opening event but no one has any real evidence of what it will be. The only thing we do know is that there will be one. Discussion on the official forums has sparked a little interest and discussion on the matter, gathering a blue response:D...

January 3rd 2007 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Without getting too much into the lore, you may recall Mount Hyjal as being a pretty pivotal place in the history of Azeroth. It was there that the Battle of Mount Hyjal was fought at the end of Warcraft III, and the destiny of the night elves was forever changed.We've known for awhile now that the...

December 28th 2006 at 5:18pm 0 Comments
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We've talked about your goals for the expansion before, but what are you goals for before the expansion? I'd imagine that with the changes, lots of people have their sights set on getting some (or lots) of the PVP gear before Burning Crusade gets installed (and it all becomes outdated-- HA!). Pers...

December 12th 2006 at 8:32am 0 Comments