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
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  1. Arrowstormen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zackorion15 View Post
    so guys....s9ince i know everyone LOVES Rags legs >_>. i wanted to point out something we might be hopeful for.

    notice in the last screen shot, what do you see...YES that is it! it is a pool of fire in the middle of the platform (much like the sunwell eh?). SO this could POSSIBLY mean that instead of Rag being up and walkin around he will be partly sticking out of the pool so we wont even have to see his stubby little malformed legs >_<

    i am really praying for this honestly cause...i mean...just look at those terrible legs >_<, though i doubt this will be the case
    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.
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ilo View Post
    Now I know why Firelands were 'delayed'. Holy cow! This place looks amazing!
    The firelands wasn't delayed. That's a miscomception of people not understanding blizzards post right. They didn't quite word original post right and clarified later. Firelands went from patch 4.1 to 4.2 because blizz decided they wanted to release 4.1 early with filler content and balance stuff right away. 4.2 is still going to come out when 4.1 originally would have. Of course they had already deemed upcoming patch 4.1 so it was too late to say "it's 4.0.8 now". Although if they continue this progressionary path of more content in between major raids, i doubt they will call it 4.3. Probably 4.2.2 or something. So i don't expect to be fighting deathwing in 4.8 heh.
  1. Irisel's Avatar
    I hope there's a Magma-Spider Queen thing (think Devil May Cry)... what with all those webs and stuff!
  1. wumbobabo's Avatar
    Would love to see a raid where you only get 1 or 2 bosses and you get to pick and choose based on certain aspects of the fight/loot
  1. maldias's Avatar
    i knew that dragon was up to something.
  1. Baygon's Avatar
    Valithria 2.0 sounds like enjoyable raiding content
  1. Arrowstormen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wumbobabo View Post
    Would love to see a raid where you only get 1 or 2 bosses and you get to pick and choose based on certain aspects of the fight/loot
    i doubt we will get three raids like in the first tier. probaly Firelands, and something with 4-6 bosses.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baygon View Post
    Valithria 2.0 sounds like enjoyable raiding content
    Is that sarcasm im smelling?
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    Very cool, seems to be a huge zone, with multiple bosses and no loading screens in between, kinda neat.
  1. KClovesGaming's Avatar
    Just as I figured. More dailies, more grinding. Yippee.
  1. Dakkomakko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    because some people likes to watch PvP videos?
    But it says we have to watch it even if we're not in to pvp... I'm most def. not into it. Watched the vid. Can i have my 13:15 back plz?

    Well, it's probably ok if you like pvp, but it looks too much of the same to me. And plz stop having those insanely boring intros!
  1. Arrowstormen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dakkomakko View Post
    But it says we have to watch it even if we're not in to pvp... I'm most def. not into it. Watched the vid. Can i have my 13:15 back plz?

    Well, it's probably ok if you like pvp, but it looks too much of the same to me. And plz stop having those insanely boring intros!
    well, I dont like PvP either, but some does, and you dont have to click it, and see it. just scroll down to the next new-thing.
  1. Malakass's Avatar
    Couldn't stand more than 1 minute to the vid, horrid music and even worse UI
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...relands_01.jpg
    I really hope for a checkered cube minipet, or at least hunter pet.
  1. Naytebeg's Avatar
    45 seconds of the most boring shite ever! I strongly suggest that you do not in future suggest shite.
  1. Explosion_Rex's Avatar
    I watched the whole PvP video..... I didn't gleen anything useful from it.

    Firelands raid looks awesome though.
  1. Skazza's Avatar
    Even better news, Undo made a new movie
  1. Algore's Avatar
    Is Boub getting his balls licked for putting out that video?
    The Blizzard movie was totally awesome and much better than the PvP one.

    OnT: Firelands looks OKAY.
  1. coL-reckful's Avatar
    if you very rarely PVP, watch this one with voice commentary:
    http://www.skill-capped.com/watch/64...rol-by-reckful
  1. LastBlood's Avatar
    Achievement_Firelands Raid_Fandral_Staghelm

    Hmm.

    Spoiler alert?

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