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How pointless are so-called "pointless mini-zones," really? Michael did a post the other day which examined the history of a zone in EverQuest called Surefall Glade. Hitting his links gave me a nice little walk down memory lane -- I have fond memories of Surefall, being an old-school EQ fan who cu...

May 8th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Cooking is a secondary tradeskill that most players should strongly consider learning, and maximizing. The buffs that many of the foods award can be quite helpful, and aside from damage buffs, there are also healing buffs, tank buffs, and food for hunter and warlock pets, among other yummy treats....

May 2nd 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Relmstein has a good post up about how Blizzard's world PvP has evolved over time, and what we might expect from Lake Wintergrasp, the PvP zone in Wrath of the Lich King. When world PvP began, it was very much an ad-hoc environment, which lead to a lot of 1v1 battles that eventually escalated when...

March 24th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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One more great Silithus shot, then no more. I promise. No, really. Ok, we'll see. This one was too cool to pass up. Player Vexxia of The MishMash Crew on the Velen realm risked life, limb and repair bills to get this great screenshot. And right after she got it, the miniboss spawned and her pet ate...

March 5th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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While the alien landscape of Silithus may be familiar to many of us, there are many more who are relatively new to the game and never spent time among the insect swarms and underground hives of the desert zone. Player Thirlwell of the Murder By Numbers guild on the Khadgar realm sends us this omino...

March 4th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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It's a good week for posts at DwarfPriest.com, it seems. In this look at the manual for World of Warcraft, we get to see that the maps included in the original, 2004 release (which hasn't been updated since... four years later, and we're still using the same increasingly inaccurate manual) are at ti...

March 3rd 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Reader Ekrim sent us a tip to let us know that when all instances crashed on the Earthen Ring server over the weekend, Horde-led raids descended on to Stormwind and Ironforge. Word quickly got out to the Alliance and an epic battle ensued for the next hour until the entire server was brought down t...

January 28th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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So you've tried out all the Battlegrounds; maybe even ground your Honor quota from the Call-to-Arms holiday. You've played your Arena games for the week, and maybe you've sent a message to those filthy campers who messed up your guildie's daily Simon Says. What else is there to do in the world of P...

December 24th 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Over on Around Azeroth I sometimes think we focus too much on the amazing vistas to be found in Outland and look some of the scenery in our own back yard. Take this for example -- a screenshot of Silithus sent in by reader Dubl3. It my be an unvisited and overlooked area of the game these days, but...

September 23rd 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Reader Silvertiger sends in this lovely shot of a part of Azeroth that I think is oft overlooked since the release of The Burning Crusade: Silithus. In the pre-expansion world, Silithus was a great place for players in their mid to high 50s to quest and grind out those last levels before 60. But th...

August 26th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Did you know that Auchindoun is pronounced "Aw-kin-doon," not "Aw-chin-do-in," as I've been saying it? As a shaman main, I know that the plural of shaman is shaman, but I always mess up Silithus-- for some reason I called it "Sith-il-us" all the time (it's really "Sil-i-thus," of course). Maybe to...

March 13th 2007 at 8:18am 0 Comments
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It's been a long time since the gates of Ahn'Qiraj were opened on any of the realms I play on -- so it's kind of nice to see this shot sent in by reader Robin reminding me how darned cool the gate opening event was. And, since the game has scarcely enough dragons, this event includes quite a few of...

March 2nd 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments