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Breakfast Topic: What place in Azeroth scares you?

Brandon Cox

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If Amnesia: The Dark Descent has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that minds can be broken, and even the most brave and unshakable of men will succumb to fear and terror with simply ambient noise. Jump scares are aplenty, but it's the ambient sound constantly echoing throughout the dark halls of that game that really make my blood run cold. The anticipation of something around the next corner, not the thing itself; the unknown, not the known. In this way, anything, anywhere, anyone can be scary -- even Azeroth.

What area of Azeroth scares you the most? The first thing that comes to the minds of most is the infamous Karazhan Crypt. It has all the makings of a great horror story: ambient noise, suspiciously empty chambers, an ancient feel, and just a hint of a terrible backstory. Not to mention, of course, the scores of bodies hanging upside-down on rusted hooks submerged in water. The place is high octane nightmare fuel, and we know next to nothing about it.

I, personally, am far more terrified by the northern region of Deadwind Pass. The strange campsite called "Ariden's Camp" has haunted me since my first character, a lowly gnome warlock who had just ventured through Duskwood. Who was Ariden? Why is the camp abandoned? What of the Dark Riders mentioned in Duskwood? The not knowing ate away at my thoughts, and I began to create grisly links between the scant clues. That Blizzard has offered no explanation has done little to ease my fears, and to this day, I avoid the northern region of Deadwind Pass if at all possible.

Where do you find fear in the World of Warcraft, and why is it a scary place for you?<

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