MMO-Champion - Firelands Daily Area Preview, Blizzard Anniversary Video, MMO Report, Comics
Patch 4.2 - Firelands Daily Area Mini Preview
Firelands (Patch 4.2, not 4.1) will be more than the raid instance originally promised, it will also include a new questing area and probably a couple of other surprises! Below is the ugly map of the area I made based on the minimap files and a couple of screenshots.

I don't have a lot more information about it for the moment, but it's still a nice sneak peek at the zone!

Firelands Daily Zone - Map


Note: It's Malfurion's Breach, not Reach. ><

Firelands Daily Zone - Screenshots

Disclaimer - These screenshots are from an early beta of the zone and are not representative of what you will be able to experience on live servers. Live servers will have a polished zone with monsters, tons of decorative elements, etc ... Anything that moves is basically not on these screenshots.









Anniversary Video: A History of Blizzard Entertainment
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Did you know that Blizzard Entertainment was originally founded under a completely different name? What is the significance of Jawassic Park in the context of Blizzard Entertainment's art culture? Whatever happened to Orcs in Space? These and many, many more questions are answered in the full-length video we've just released on the Blizzard 20th Anniversary site. Clocking in at almost an hour, this video features candid commentary from the people who have spent the last two decades creating the games that helped make Blizzard Entertainment the company it is today.

Head over to the anniversary site and check out the Blizzard Retrospective Video now!

The MMO Report
I'm a little late, but I'm sure you always have time for a MMO Report.



Comics
Dark Legacy Comic #278 and Teh Gladiators #216 + #217 are out!

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  1. Champloo's Avatar
    If Blizz felt like throwing some awesome AQ-Gate-Opening-esque stuff into this..... would be sweet.

    /dreams
  1. methus's Avatar
    On a side note after watching the mmo report anyone surprised that other mmos(dcuo) are bringing content out faster and it varies more than what blizz is doing? Also as we saw in ptr notes blizz has started implementing new ideas such as guild challenges which were nowhere near their thought process but had a positive impact for other games so why not bring it here as well. Anyone wants to have a guess at what we will be getting next to keep us from dying of boredom.
  1. Exera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Benethor2000 View Post
    No... more... daily quest hubs please (
    I'd prefer them adding new daily hubs with major raid patches then letting us be stuck with the same old dailies for the rest of the expansion, or have to travel across the entire world to on daily here and one daily there.
  1. Sorrior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by methus View Post
    On a side note after watching the mmo report anyone surprised that other mmos(dcuo) are bringing content out faster and it varies more than what blizz is doing? Also as we saw in ptr notes blizz has started implementing new ideas such as guild challenges which were nowhere near their thought process but had a positive impact for other games so why not bring it here as well. Anyone wants to have a guess at what we will be getting next to keep us from dying of boredom.
    Maybe a free woman or man for every patch. But serioulsy i hope this place is more fun than tol barad and gives me a reason to log on other than raid nights.
  1. tuckels's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Benethor2000 View Post
    No... more... daily quest hubs please (

    No one is forcing you to do all your dailies.


    Araneae is the order spiders are from, + the red webs in the screenshots=Aranae is some sort of giant flame spider.
  1. Sorrior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tuckels View Post
    giant flame spider.
    Hmmm wonder if we'll see a guy in red with a big sword and two guns called Gante with the title demon hunter. But seriously your post did remind me of that recurring DMC boss.
  1. dascylus's Avatar
    A new zone and quest hub in 4.2.... very pleased, definitely worth the extra few months wait. Firelands is to WoW as Mordor is to LOTRO. WTB Eye of Sulfuron and coining of the phrase "One does not simply Ragna-walk into Mordor!"
  1. maldias's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dascylus View Post
    A new zone and quest hub in 4.2.... very pleased, definitely worth the extra few months wait. Firelands is to WoW as Mordor is to LOTRO. WTB Eye of Sulfuron and coining of the phrase "One does not simply Ragna-walk into Mordor!"
    no WoW's mordor is icecrown, and you for sure don't just walk into there.
  1. tuckels's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dascylus View Post
    A new zone and quest hub in 4.2.... very pleased, definitely worth the extra few months wait. Firelands is to WoW as Mordor is to LOTRO. WTB Eye of Sulfuron and coining of the phrase "One does not simply Ragna-walk into Mordor!"
    Rag does, now he's got some legs.
  1. sicness's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by methus View Post
    On a side note after watching the mmo report anyone surprised that other mmos(dcuo) are bringing content out faster and it varies more than what blizz is doing? Also as we saw in ptr notes blizz has started implementing new ideas such as guild challenges which were nowhere near their thought process but had a positive impact for other games so why not bring it here as well. Anyone wants to have a guess at what we will be getting next to keep us from dying of boredom.
    One MMO bringing out an 8 man raid is now 'other MMOs bringing out content faster and with more variety than Blizzard'? Don't know how you got all that from a single raid being released...
  1. YankeePhan1234's Avatar
    Oh yay, another relatively small place to try and do dailies and get ganked....
  1. marrakoosh's Avatar
    Please tell us we have to stack FR gear. PLEASE.
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marrakoosh View Post
    Please tell us we have to stack FR gear. PLEASE.
    And make everything in the zone fire immune to ruin Warlocks and Mages?

    I hope they never bring back those terrible game mechanics.
  1. Exera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marrakoosh View Post
    Please tell us we have to stack FR gear. PLEASE.
    Yeah those invisible cockblocks was awesome.

    They only served one purpouse and that was to slow down progress and force you to farm crappy items just used for a few bosses.
  1. slimj091's Avatar
    so we not only get a new tier of raiding, but a whole new zone??

    trolls saying that blizzard is getting lazy - 0
    Blizzard - 1
  1. blablablablablabla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by methus View Post
    On a side note after watching the mmo report anyone surprised that other mmos(dcuo) are bringing content out faster and it varies more than what blizz is doing? Also as we saw in ptr notes blizz has started implementing new ideas such as guild challenges which were nowhere near their thought process but had a positive impact for other games so why not bring it here as well. Anyone wants to have a guess at what we will be getting next to keep us from dying of boredom.
    Why are you playing something that bores you? I dont get this at all. When i log into wow its to have fun and relax and thats exactly what i get. If you dont enjoy it then why on earth are you doing it? Unless you get paid to do it there is no reason to do stuff you dont like, especially paying for doing it.
  1. Kankipappa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exera View Post
    Yeah those invisible cockblocks was awesome.

    They only served one purpouse and that was to slow down progress and force you to farm crappy items just used for a few bosses.
    It was called challenge. And like it or not, usually challenge equals fun in a long run... That's why new games usually bore me out faster, since they're too convenient to play through.
  1. blablablablablabla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePhan1234 View Post
    Oh yay, another relatively small place to try and do dailies and get ganked....
    We want world pvp back! Uhm i cant fly in this zone and i keep getting ganked, blizzard do something about it! You see the conflict?
  1. slimj091's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by XstenZ View Post
    Looks like shit. I wish we could get some neat PvP stuff...
    you get neat pvp stuff in the form of welfare epics every major content patch. but your right, we should shut down development of PVE s**t, and focus on XstenZ fantasical world of pvp. because obviously whatever he likes... everyone likes!
  1. Beefjerky's Avatar
    Gated instance anyone? Just felt like it.. but i think Blizzard stated that they wouldnt use that anymore (?).

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