MMO-Champion - Firelands Raid Preview, Reckful 3 PvP Video, Blizzard Retrospective Video
Patch 4.2 - Firelands Raid Preview
Yesterday you had a sneak peek at the Firelands Daily Area, it's time to take a look at the only thing you all want to see: the Firelands Raid instance!

Just like the daily area, it's a little hard to gather a lot of information about it because the instance isn't even supposed to be in this PTR patch but hopefully the couple of screenshots/maps below will be enough while you wait a few more months (you could probably count in weeks, Patch 4.2 won't be far behind Patch 4.1) before you see it on live realms.


Firelands Raid - Encounters
According to the Blizzcon 2010 Raids & Dungeons Panel, the Firelands raid will have 7 bosses. We already know 3 of them from achievement icones:


  • Fandral Staghelm, former Archdruid of Darnassus.
  • Alysra, the green drake in charge of transporting Fandral to a safe location at the end of the Hyjal questlines in Cataclysm. (Note: Just because there's an icon related to Alysra doesn't mean it's really a boss, in the case of Valithria Dreamwalker the goal of the encounter was to save her)
  • Ragnaros the Firelord, that one isn't really a surprise, right? And he's so pretty now!

Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name
Achievement_Firelands Raid_Alysra Achievement_Firelands Raid_Fandral_Staghelm Achievement_Firelands Raid_Ragnaros





Firelands Raid Instance - Map



Firelands Raid Instance - 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.







PvP Video - Reckful 3
If you ever watched PvP videos you probably know who Reckful is, Reckful 3 was released yesterday and I strongly suggest that you watch it, even if you don't like PvP that much in the first place.





Blizzard Retrospective Video
If you didn't watch the Blizzard retrospective video posted on the official site yesterday because you didn't have time or didn't feel like watching it, it is now available on Youtube. I think a lot of people didn't realize it's a huge 48 minutes documentary and if you ever played a Blizzard game, you'll like it.

0:00 - 07:15 Creation
07:15 - 08:40 Rock n' Roll Racing
08:40 - 10:38 Lost Vikings
10:38 - 12:23 Blackthorne
12:23 - 18:30 Funding
18:30 - 20:41 "Blizzard" origins
20:41 - 23:19 Embracing our Inner Geek
23:19 - 25:28 Justice League
25:28 - 26:53 Warcraft I
26:53 - 27:20 Warcraft II
27:20 - 29:16 Warcraft III
29:16 - 30:11 Diablo I
30:11 - 31:27 Battle.net
31:27 - 34:48 Starcraft I
34:55 - 41:00 WoW
41:00 - 43:56 Starcraft II
44:02 - 48:11 Leading responsibly


This article was originally published in forum thread: Firelands Raid Preview, Reckful 3 PvP Video, Blizzard Retrospective Video started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 195 Comments
  1. Bovinity Divinity's Avatar
    The only strange thing about that video being posted is the fact that the intro has a big, huge advertisement for a gold selling/powerleveling website. Not too classy.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    as for the PVP vid, meh, I'm not huge into PVP anymore... went downhill the second cross-server BGs went live.


    I will respect it tho, since I know I can't do what he/she is capable of doing since I don't have enough situational awareness or good enough reflexes to do what they do
  1. sg1969's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    i would like him to move this time. why would the legs ever exist on the model if this was not the case?
    but i bet Blizzard has something epic ready for this fight.
    other elementals in the game don't seem to have any problem moving around without legs though....
  1. loloflol's Avatar
    nice raid ..

    why? do you promote reckfull this guy promote gold selling and boosting ... hes even doing it .. is it now permitted by blizzard or something .. I doubt it but w/e

    well promoting this shit is sad . OK he need money well maybe he should get a job like everybody else.
  1. Rikku's Avatar
    Can't wait, super excited
  1. shekspeare's Avatar
    yeah, only few classes in whole WOW can require skills. other - suck...
  1. Atalex's Avatar
    Fandral was the first npc I ever met that made really me stop and say, "Wow. This guy has some personality!" I actually took an interest and looked up his story, and I've loved him ever since. He's why I'll be reading the books.

    If we have to kill him, it's a crying shame. If the twilight caught him and manipulated him in his shattered state of mind, then we are total failures. If I have to kill him, with 24 of my buddies, then I wanna see his spirit reunited with his family.
  1. Ogretron's Avatar
    Gah that PVP video had terrible editing. I really wanted to see some good fights but it was just clips of a very geared rogue owning people with crappy gear. The only time I saw he fight someone decently geared it skipped over to another battle, without showing the outcome.

    With what I saw I can't tell if the player is good, or if he just has a few lucky streaks. He has to be good with that rating... the video just doesn't show it.
  1. Flaks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ogretron View Post
    Gah that PVP video had terrible editing. I really wanted to see some good fights but it was just clips of a very geared rogue owning people with crappy gear. The only time I saw he fight someone decently geared it skipped over to another battle, without showing the outcome.

    With what I saw I can't tell if the player is good, or if he just has a few lucky streaks. He has to be good with that rating... the video just doesn't show it.
    What the hell...
  1. Volac's Avatar
    going ot be fun
  1. comprooro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SemtexJack View Post
    Why encourage us to watch some boring pvp video?
    48 minutes is an eternity !!!
  1. iidesu's Avatar
    Now I know why Firelands were 'delayed'. Holy cow! This place looks amazing!
  1. Shadowfade's Avatar
    Firelands reminds me of the inside of an Oblivion gate in said game.
  1. Razorlor's Avatar
    Why do people keeping necroing threads?
  1. EverdayMJ's Avatar
    pvp video was meh, although they are good

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