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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!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Firelands Daily Area Preview, Blizzard Anniversary Video, MMO Report, Comics started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. kasuturo's Avatar
    Will this be in the Hyjal map or inside the Firelands raid?
  1. Dragonshardz's Avatar
    Man... that DLC comic was just pure awesome. I can't believe 5 years have passed since DLC was first launched. Damn.

    PS: Firelands - the place where Malfurion will fight tight-leg Ragnaros, i.e. FLOWAH POWAH vs. FIREH POWAH! Huzzah!
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    The video was nice, I like how they try to sell the story how warcraft and starcraft came to be without even mentioning Games Workshop within a single line. The whole world knows where Blizzard "inspiration" comes from, yet they still try to sell me that they came up with the zerg and protos .... laughter.
  1. Shanto94's Avatar
    I hope that we get some acompany vs. Ragnaros which will give us a buff reducing fire damage taken by 90%
    Will feel like its more off a challenge if we cant make it without that buff due to any1 getting one shot without it, but with it we would stand a chance o:
    Would make the whole thing feel more challenging, even if they had exact same mechanics with and without it
  1. KClovesGaming's Avatar
    So these quests, what are we going to be grinding towards this time? :P
  1. mordras's Avatar
    Neat retrospective but the timeline at the start has an inaccuracy and an omission. D2 is listed as being released in 1997 when it was in fact released in 2000. Starcraft is not shown there and it was released in 1997. They did get the expansion on there though.
  1. deathtakes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fokaz View Post
    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?
    All of the above.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    New questing zone? For us to gain 5 more level????
  1. Chadwixx's Avatar
    Gotta say "firelands" is a very original name
  1. Senaelanna's Avatar
    This zone looks boring and awful.
  1. Violent's Avatar
    Charlie Sheen is such a badass, just sayin'.
  1. Buckwald's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Senaelanna View Post
    This zone looks boring and awful.
    I guess you don't know how to read:

    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    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.
  1. luffykins's Avatar
    dis look liek 'blivionz
  1. FlacidGladiator's Avatar
    The Molten Flow, eh? My wife has that every month. Her aggro radius increases during this 'period.' Neither stealth nor invisibility nor logging off will prevent pulling her. She opens with 'grouchy nag' for which there is no defense. I'm critted by 'snide remark' and 'irrational bitching'. My defenses sundered, I wipe emotionally only to be rezzed and ganked by the beast time and again. If this is a daily, youre all better men than I.
  1. dascylus's Avatar
    I wonder if this might lead to possibly the Firelands raid actually being in a building rather than an outdoor area with a castle at the end of it. I would sure hope so, to be honest. Traveling deep into the molten bowels of Sulfuron Keep seems like it would be more enjoyable than running around a cut-off portion of the new questing area.
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by muCephei View Post
    They're delaying raids until 4.2 and giving us a large new questing zone? I swear Blizzard is just so lazy...

    /sarcasm
    Actually we're not getting the zone yet either. That will also come with the raid in 4.2. 4.1 will include the revamped ZG & ZA, etc, etc.
  1. muCephei's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnseven View Post
    Actually we're not getting the zone yet either. That will also come with the raid in 4.2. 4.1 will include the revamped ZG & ZA, etc, etc.
    Sorry, I meant to tie the new zone and raids in together :P
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    I hope this is the case. I was always a bit sad if they just made a Firelands raid, since the name it self suggests a plane where there should be much more going on. If it almost becomes almost like a zone "over there" - then that would be most excellent.
  1. sthomp56's Avatar
    Mag MA! Great work guys!

    On a side note, anyone heard about Loffles? I'm trying to get into the beta. can ya help me out?
  1. Onzay's Avatar
    Shut up idiots, go watch the weekly marmot..then dont post..because you wont have to..because you'll understand everything that is going on...

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