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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April 1, 2012 at 6:00PM
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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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New around here? WoW Rookie has your back! Get all our collected tips, tricks and tactics for new players in the WoW Rookie Guide. Spoiler alert: Today's WoW Rookie is nothing but one big spoiler of the changes Cataclysm will bring to existing Alliance newbie zones. If you're aiming to hit the ...

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The Elwynn Extravaganza is today! It came from the Blog will be meeting at Orgrimmar and running to Elwynn Forest for the festivities. Here is the basic info: When: Saturday, December 12th, 5pm EST (2pm PST, 3pm Server) Where: Meet in front of Orgrimmar on Zangarmarsh (U.S.) Who: Any level ...

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The Darkmoon Faire is in Elwynn Forest this week, and that means it's time for another It came from the Blog event. The event will be in three parts: The run to Elwynn: We will be running from Orgrimmar to Elwynn using a path I plotted out for maximum lowbie protection -- also, photo opportun...

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Here's a pro tip for you all this morning. Don't level a profession right before a server restart. I finally got around to creating a Death Knight yesterday, and after working through the starting zone I decided to stop off and level my herbalism a bit before heading to outland. I know the market fo...

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The debate over whether Death Knights should get a free hand up on their primary professions continues to rage, but what actually interests me most are some of the arguments put forth by those opposed to Death Knights getting "free" tradeskills. Some of them are saying that it doesn't matter that De...

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Every Saturday, Arcane Brilliance freezes you in place, then Blinks behind a pillar and turns Invisible. You can look for Arcane Brilliance if you want to, but I can tell you that's a bad idea. You see, while you're looking, Arcane Brilliance is positioning itself behind you, cooking up a giant P...

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Reader Eric writes in with this... interesting... shot from Elwynn forest in the World of Warcraft. Though Elwynn is farmland typically filled with animals, both wild and domestic, a cow climbing trees is an unusual sight. Says Eric, "I was starting to level my warrior toon and I knew it was getti...

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Welcome to the very first edition of my new weekly column, Tales from the Lion's Pride Inn! For a long time, I've wanted to share the stories I've dreamed up or have been inspired to write by Warcraft. And with such a rich, lore-filled universe to draw on, the world of Azeroth is the perfect place...

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This screenshot presents a glimpse of an Elwynn Forest that I'm not sure I've ever seen. Sure, I've leveled my fair share of newbies through the human starting zones, slaying countless Defias, boars, wolves, and even murlocs. But somehow the Elwynn I remember exploring didn't look quite as peacefu...

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Gnome raids on Hogger just don't seem to be going away any time soon. At least this latest movie has a little story to it as well as some excellent music and good editing. Hogger has smashed yet another innocent noob into the ground. But this noob has some friends. Many, many friends. Watch as the...

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Mashing up two zones is always fascinating to me. Baron Soosdoon recently filmed NetherVale, a fusion of Stranglethorn Vale and Netherstorm. Today I found a movie by a different Machinimist showing what it would be like if the Elwynn Forest merged with the Emerald Dream. I don't know about you, bu...

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