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Mists of Pandaria was unique in a variety of different ways, but none quite so unique as its approach to legendary items. While prior expansions offered legendaries in the form of random drops from bosses or craftable items that required -- you guessed it -- random drops from bosses, Mists paved th...

January 6th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's confirmed -- everyone does indeed get a legendary, if they manage to finish Wrathion's expansion-long chain of requests. However, unlike any prior legendary to date, Wrathion's offering won't be a new set of weapons to wield ... and that's making some players a little irritated. Rather than t...

June 30th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Legendary. The color orange was once one of the most revered, whispered-about intangible things in vanilla WoW. People had heard rumors of legendary weapons, but nobody knew how to actually get them -- they were just as much a source of speculation as any lore in Warcraft today. When those legend...

February 28th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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It's very hard to imagine a Cataclysm without legendary items. Despite the fact that it wasn't introduced until six months into the game's existence, Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest has become a staple item in every progression raiding guild's repetoire. The Fangs of the Father, Golad and Tiriosh,...

January 27th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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There's a nice quote from Through the Looking Glass in which Alice states to the White Queen that one can't believe impossible things. The White Queen shrugs this off as silly, "When I was your age, I always did it for a half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible thi...

June 17th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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One of my favorite things about World of Warcraft is how much culture seeps into the game. I don't mean the influences of Asian architecture in Moonglade, or the Native American aesthetic of the Tauren race. I mean the references to internet memes, pop culture, and literature. These little things a...

January 12th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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One of the easier ways to distinguish an older character from a reroll or alt is the presence (or absence) of a Feat of Strength. Feats of Strength, remnants of "the past glories of Azeroth," are among the most difficult achievements to get, and that's when they're even possible at all. Most, like...

November 2nd 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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This is a weird one -- we've been doing Ulduar epics lately, but here's something a little different for you to hunt down.Name: Porcelain Bell (Wowhead, Thottbot, Armory)Type: Poor Salvage ItemDamage/Speed: N/AAttributes: Embellished with a figure reaching toward a swan. This is a grey piece o...

May 22nd 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Ask a Lore Nerd, where each week Alex Ziebart answers your quests about the lore in the World of Warcraft. If you have any questions, no matter how big or small they might be, ask them in the comments section below and we'll try to answer it in a future edition.Last week on Ask a Lore Ne...

November 2nd 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Forte Gaming, one of the top guilds in World of Warcraft and the world's first to kill Anetheron, disbanded over the weekend. Their web page cites recruitment woes, long delays between content releases, and continually postponed raid times as reasons for the fall. "For many it has felt like a slowly...

June 11th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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A Discussion of the newly dropped Thori'dal bought up a lively discussion on Legendary weapons in my guild chat the other day, which has in turn set my own mental wheels turning. Looking at the difference between the pre-Burning Crusade Legendaries and the Burning Crusade Legendaries, there's one b...

June 6th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments