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The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. Long ago, the Ti...

July 6th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Thursday, The Overachiever shows you how to work toward those sweet achievement points. This week, we continue our Mountain o' Mounts grind by beating the crap out of various bosses in the hopes that they'll barf up some transportation. This week's article addresses the mounts you can find...

April 14th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In case you haven't heard, in patch 3.3.3, you will be able to skip the role play section at the beginning of Culling of Stratholme. This NPC theatre has become somewhat of an epic, painful period for many WoW players. My wife and I can recite the entire dialogue from heart, often mocking Jain...

February 24th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Patch 3.3.3 hit the PTR last night, and if you weren't following WoW.com throughout the night, it's very likely you've missed a lot of patch news that has scrolled off of our front page already. For your convenience, below is a roundup of all of our Patch 3.3.3 coverage from the last day or so. Enj...

February 20th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The dungeon finder has really changed what players get excited about the most in the World of Warcraft. It's a strange world when one of the most anticipated updates to the game is the ability to tell Arthas to shut his yap. No, we don't mean kill him in Icecrown, we really do mean telling him to s...

February 19th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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As we've discussed before, the Culling of Stratholme did slow the spread of the plague. But it's heartbreaking to watch Arthas slaughter innocent townspeople when they are looking to him for help. Wouldn't it have been better if he had waited for them to turn into scourge before killing them? Or wa...

January 29th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I was inspired by the time travel talk from last Friday's The Queue. If you were able to kill Arthas while doing the Culling of Stratholme; you would prevent him from becoming The Lich King, but would cause a much faster spread of the plague. It reminded me of this great piece of short fiction, whe...

January 28th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The story of the Culling of Stratholme is cool, the first time you do it. However after about the hundreth time it gets to be a bit much. And thanks to the random heroic dungeon finder, I practically have Arthas' speech memorized now; he and I yell in sync at the end of each run "To the ends of the...

December 20th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We've seen a few movies like this before, and I think there's a lesson in that fact for Blizzard. There's definitely something about the story of Arthas and Stratholme that captures the imagination, and inspires creators to tell and retell. Today, we're looking at Culling of Stratholme: The Retalia...

August 19th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Warning: This movie will contain spoilers if you have not completed the instance titled Caverns of Time: The Culling of Stratholme.You can think of The Culling of Stratholme by shadowline1990 as a "cover video." Basically, he took the in-game events that take place during the instance of the same...

June 3rd 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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No one's kiling any folk here today, on account of we got a really tight schedule. -- Mal, "Trash." Seemed to have some good luck with a previous Firefly quote, so why not? We're all set in Ahn'kahet, so let's pop over to Azjol-Nerub and lay waste to some bosses there.AZJOL-NERUBEvery achievement h...

April 23rd 2009 at 11:09am 0 Comments