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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. Deminthus's Avatar
    firelands reminds me of Oblivion how it is now lol
  1. Baygon's Avatar
    so as far as we are aware firelands is the only confirmed raid for 4.2 then? if it's the only raid that could be iffy, but with the extra time blizzard may make an additional raid to accompany it.
  1. Hallek's Avatar
    <3 Dark Legacy!
  1. Joniebonie's Avatar
    Watching the Blizz vid.. Is it just me, or were they hinting at a BlizzardLand? Like, DisneyLand but with Blizz =O
  1. Sorrior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Joniebonie View Post
    Watching the Blizz vid.. Is it just me, or were they hinting at a BlizzardLand? Like, DisneyLand but with Blizz =O
    Read g4tv.com it's already being made in china.
  1. twelvedogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    Well as i;ve been trying to say there is justa "feel" that seems tio be lacking these days like somethings just gone or diminished i can;t even put words to it but it really does seem like somethings missing and this i could see gibing some of it back.
    i'm 34 and i quit classic because of this stupid stuff, i'm guessing you've got massive amounts of time to spend on gear that's going to be useless in 6 months, most people don't.
  1. Rigrot's Avatar
    Looks cool, forlorn spire sounds like a a place to stick a 5 man, but meh.

    The dev zone pretty much spells out no flying unless they remove, which I doubt it as they probably place bets to see how long it takes for player to break into them.
    (Not that I have a problem with that.)


    PS. We need a mount made of lava with hardened lava armor
  1. Sorrior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by twelvedogs View Post
    i'm 34 and i quit classic because of this stupid stuff, i'm guessing you've got massive amounts of time to spend on gear that's going to be useless in 6 months, most people don't.
    Like raiding in general or hell even wow in general doesn't. It's always a gear grind at high levels if you think about it.
  1. Hazak's Avatar
    looks interesting...I'm kinda curious about what they may add besides the raid and daily quests now.
  1. twelvedogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    Like raiding in general or hell even wow in general doesn't. It's always a gear grind at high levels if you think about it.
    please, the time spend on gear in cata isn't even one tenth of classic, i remember one of my friends still playing bitching about how his hat hadn't dropped for THREE MONTHS
  1. Sorrior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by twelvedogs View Post
    please, the time spend on gear in cata isn't even one tenth of classic, i remember one of my friends still playing bitching about how his hat hadn't dropped for THREE MONTHS
    Points still there. It's get geared raid get tier gear and other drops new raid tier get new raid gear get new drops and teir etx. Come next xpac level get geared raid get tier and raid drops then go on and on. No matter how you look at it it takes time for getting gear either way. I also belive i said if done right.
  1. Fokaz's Avatar
    Why are people so surprised that Fireland has fire and lava? Are you guys 10 or just plain stupid and want something to complain about no matter how stupid it may seem?
  1. Lolzar's Avatar
    I love these type of comments, "OMG WTF BLIZZ. FIRE AND LAVA IN FIRELANDS? SO UNORIGINAL. THEY COPIED OTHER GAMES WITH LAVA AND FIRE IN THEM GOD".

    And the MC comparisons. Other than lava and fire there is pretty much nothing else in common. This is a giant ass palace.
  1. maldias's Avatar
    also i think its safe to confirm there will be fire/lava spiders.
    arachnophobes i feel sorry for you.
  1. muCephei's Avatar
    They're delaying raids until 4.2 and giving us a large new questing zone? I swear Blizzard is just so lazy...

    /sarcasm
  1. maldias's Avatar
    also given its relatively small area i think the forlorn spire might be a 5man dungeon, or something else of significance.

    ---------- Post added 2011-03-08 at 02:22 PM ----------

    also can anyone find a point of reference so we can figure out somewhat how big this area is?
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marrakoosh View Post
    Please tell us we have to stack FR gear. PLEASE.
    Why? What possible enjoyment is there is in gathering a whole separate set of gear for one zone/raid? It just screams: "We only want people with too much time on their hands to do this raid".
    Edit to add:
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    I'm guessing the people saying these things are kids. Back in the old days of games things like that made perfect sense or having to go back to the first area of a game to get an item and then hoof it bakc to the new area was pretty normal. The fact is that long haul stuff and resistances are a basic part of games for alot of older folks. Well at least those who didn;t grow up on FPS games and played games that had alot of things to do without any multiplayer.
    I'm from the "old days of gaming", I played all those games you're talking about. The most irritating and frustrating part of them was spending hours wandering back through areas where you were some sort of demigod of death to pick up some item that you needed to kill something in the last dungeon. Most games need an element of grind, otherwise they go *too* quickly, but minimizing the grind is a good plan. Right now WoW has essentially four tiers of grind. Initial leveling to 85, grind to get heroic mode gear, then grind to get raid gear; on the side is the grind for rep which is part of, but somewhat separate from, the other three. That's plenty of grind.
  1. Kankipappa's Avatar
    Hehe, well I probably put out my words wrong since I got so many complaints by saying it. But yeah, like Sorrior pointed out, you had to do something in order to get forward.

    These days I only log on if I'm going to do 1 heroic with my Alt or if it's raiding night, since there is no point or benefit of doing anything else. Everything is also so cheap because getting money is so easy, and even getting Dark Phoenix for 3k gold is the same as costing like 100 gold on vanilla.


    That much of time (or the lack of) I have to invest on this game these days, that's it's not really a challenge as a whole anymore. =P
  1. Psii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by slimj091 View Post
    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
    Well when you delay something that they claim is "finished" likely a few months, you would have to hope something good comes from it.
  1. holynator's Avatar
    Why malfurions breach when it can be hold or nest or keep. insted of having almost the same as reach...

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