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While most achievements in game are available to both factions, there are a few here and there that are limited to one faction only. Of these few, one is so obscure, so out of the way that most Alliance players don't even know of its existence, unless of course they've spent a lot of time carefull...

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March 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

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. Back when I w...

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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. If you've rea...

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While I was writing last Sunday's Know Your Lore, I started thinking about the world of Azeroth and how much it's changed with Cataclysm. I think one of the most poignant moments of the new expansion for me was playing through the new Darkshore, honestly. Darkshore was one of the zones I levele...

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World of Warcraft's seventh anniversary took place earlier this week. Rather than the dry, impersonal WoW retrospectives you can find almost anywhere this time of year, the crew here at WoW Insider decided to hold our own retrospective instead, looking back on what pulled us so deeply into the ga...

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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the Aol guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages. All of us are anxiously awaiting Cataclysm's going live. Wrath is winding down and people are anxiously anticipating the new content. Some want new raids, some want n...

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Wryxian (European community manager) just released a question-and-answer session done with Blizzard game designers Luis Barriga and Craig Amai about the changes Darkshore has in store in Cataclysm, as well as complications that come with redesigning an existing zone. While the full quote is behi...

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There are two great articles over at the Lowered Expectations blog about him meeting Ghostcrawler during an event at his university. The posts are quite an interesting read and I highly recommend everyone heads over and checks them out. There's some interesting tidbits that came out of his time wi...

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Reader Chord on World of Warcraft's Icecrown realm offers us this shot of Darkshore in Kalimdor. This particular shot of the forest catches the scenery at its most pastoral -- for much of the landscape maintains grey tones and a tired appearance of faded grandeur. (And if you like it, it's also av...

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Ada sends us this screenshot from the lovely shores of Azeroth. Through the morning's fog, we're looking down on the Darkshore docks, from which an intrepid traveler may book transportation to many of Azeroth's scenic ports: Rut'theran Village in Teldrassil (aboard The Moonspray), Valaar's Berth o...

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Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning. Okay -- perhaps this rhyme doesn't quite apply here, as reader Anea of Exodar pointed out when she sent us this lovely shot of the Auberdine docks, it's more of a red sun than a red sky. Anea optimistically points out, "...

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While I imagine most of us run around our little parts of the world (of Warcraft) without paying much attention to the details of our environment, this shot from reader Mikhall reminds us that sometimes all we have to do is look up to appreciate the beauty of Azeroth. The night sky over Auberdine ...

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Petopia has posted a Ghost Saber gallery, featuring pictures of, as far as I know, the only translucent pet in the game. It looks like it's stealthed, but to everyone, all the time (of course, when it's stealthed to other players, it's invisible to them, but you know what I mean). The gallery has ...

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Reader Ywain of Eonar (EU) sends in this shot off the coast of Darkshore, highlighting what we now now to be the boat that takes you to the Azuremyst Isles where draenei players start. But when the boat was first added to the game -- prior to the release of the Burning Crusade -- it was a bit more ...

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Reader Gamerz22 sends in this shot of a rainy day sunset in Darkshore. (Yes, that would be Darkshore in Kalimdor as opposed to Darkshire in the Eastern Kingdoms. I think I got it right this time, though.) While it is out of the way, and travel time back and forth across the zone is annoying as anyt...

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