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Timed Mythic Plus Solo Clears
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This Week in WoW History
We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

Blizzard Retrospective
After the 20 year Anniversary celebration of Blizzard Entertainment, a 50 minute documentary was released which tells the story of how three college students started and grew into one of the biggest game developing company of our time. If you are interested in the Blizzard universe, or want to hear great stories of what the company was like 20 years ago, make sure to watch the documentary.


Patch 4.2 PvP
A blue post confirmed that the Arena Season 10 would take place during Patch 4.2 of the Cataclysm. As usual, a full post featured all of the new sets that will be available for players who participate in PvP, along with a few great recolors.


Scroll of Resurrection
The official announcement of the Scroll of Resurrection in 2012 was a great opportunity for players to bring their friends back to the game. This new product allowed players to boost all the way to level cap (80), get a free upgrade to the Cataclysm expansion, regardless of what expansion they own, a free character transfer and faction change, and 7 days of game time. Players who were able to Resurrect their friends were rewarded with a Spectral Gryphon or Wyvern based on their faction.


Armored Bloodwing
Patch 5.2 generated a lot of interest for the player base, however one of the hidden items discovered peaked the interest of many. The Armored Bloodwing was datamined early on, and found that it will be a flying/ground mount usable after level 20. The source of this mount was only later discovered when it was announced as a Blizzard Store mount only available for players who purchase it.


Patch 5.2 Live
This patch has been mentioned several times in previous posts, but it is worth talking about it again, because this is the week it went live in 2013. Perhaps the biggest content patch of Mists of Pandaria featured a new raid, two new world bosses, new armor sets for both PVE and PvP, new reputation gear, an additional legendary questline, the unique Green Fire quest, two new zones, new scenarios, and numerous new rares and profession changes.


Wish You Were Here
The Warlords of Draenor Trailer “Wish You Were Here” featured a lonely gnome spending his time leveling before discovering the power of the Character Boost. This was of course the focus of the trailer, because the Pre-Purchase of the fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, included a complimentary level 90 character boost.


Legion Animations - Fury Warrior
With the overhaul of melee animation in Legion, Fury Warriors received new spell animations for a lot of their existing abilities, along with some brand new ones, such as Odyn’s Fury. The animations were updated to make Fury Warriors more unique, and make their iconic abilities easily recognizable.


Your Watch Begins
The official Overwatch street date was revealed in a short trailer video featuring all of the heroes in the game with iconic quotes, cinematic footage, and gameplay footage. The game announced at the previous BlizzCon was set to release on May 24th, while the official open beta started May 3rd.



Overwatch - Brigitte Skins and Cosmetics
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This article was originally published in forum thread: Updated Zandalari Troll Tattoos, Mythic Plus Solo Clears, WoW History, Brigitte Skins started by chaud View original post
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  1. Isoge's Avatar
    holy sh*t I am switching factions and going full on zandatroll
  1. Appelgren's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malico View Post
    You know it is alpha, not final version right?
    Well thanks captain obvious!
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by V1ndictive View Post
    They are putting SO much effort into these trolls. Meanwhile alliance get grey dwarves and no new druids.
    Also Kul'Trians which will have the same amount of love as Zandalari because they are the paralleled allied race.
  1. Tokas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Reathyr View Post
    Ya I watched it a few times myself over the years, thing that struck me is...that was made in 2011, that was seven years ago today, jebas does time fly.

    In that time they've brought out 4 more games, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.
    They've made 3 more expansions for WoW, namely Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, and Legion, and the 4th is currently in alpha, Battle for Azeroth.
    Several expansions for other games, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void for StarCraft 2, and Reaper of Souls for Diablo 3, not to mention the continuous updates that Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch are getting.
    And they also brought out a modern remaster of the original StarCraft last year.

    I know how big they've gotten, how much they've grown from that silly group of nerds that started Silicon and Synapse, but damn, that originality and creativity that created that first Warcraft RTS is still there, they're still going strong, and putting out quality titles, and just look at how many other studios disappeared who started at roughly the same time as Silicon & Synapse (1991), heck several big publishers from that day and age are gone (MicroProse, Sierra, Eidos), or empty shells of their former selves (Interplay)
    when you started listing games they released since then... oh my god I'm getting old - fast!
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    Yay, no collar for females.
  1. Kyriani's Avatar
    While you can tell the Zandalari male model is based on the night elf model, its got way better proportions, posture and stance.

    The chest is less "stretched" vertically than on the night elf, and the waist is more proportionate to the height compared to the night elf male as well.

    The Zandalari males also don't suffer as much from the pronounced "my head is sticking out over my chest" syndrome that night elf males (and humans for that matter) suffer from. Though they do have the same "popeye" forearms, its less noticeable due to better proportions elsewhere.

    All in all, I'd say they did a great job on them. Now if only human, night elf, and worgen males could visit the chiropractor to fix their posture and "head foreward" issues too.
  1. SensationalBanana's Avatar
    Meh... A bit disappointed that the female Zandalari haven't got more unique animations to set them apart from Darkspear trolls... :-/
  1. Professional Extra's Avatar
    It would be a great change to separate the WoW News from the "other" news. I don't give a shit for Overcrap or Failablo 3. Would be great if that would be finally separated. It's almost as annoying as the old "asking Ghostcrawler about his favorite pet, food and the state of WoW".

    /rant
  1. Baltasar's Avatar
    Lmao so he solo 5 man dungeon end of the expansion,why dont you solo mythic argus then you little cunt.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thelyron View Post
    Yo Chaud, if you could stop uploading screenshots in fucking 20k resolution, so i don't have to look at pixelated parts of them instead of the whole thing because that shit doesn't scale to my screen, i'd be very thankful.
    Are you talking about the troll tattoo ones?


    Quote Originally Posted by Professional Extra View Post
    It would be a great change to separate the WoW News from the "other" news. I don't give a shit for Overcrap or Failablo 3. Would be great if that would be finally separated. It's almost as annoying as the old "asking Ghostcrawler about his favorite pet, food and the state of WoW".

    /rant
    I'll keep that in mind!
  1. Syphke's Avatar
    Brigitte's Sol skin is nice. so paladinish
  1. Maduk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thelyron View Post
    Yo Chaud, if you could stop uploading screenshots in fucking 20k resolution
    Which screenshots? They are all around 1080p.
  1. Thelyron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maduk View Post
    Which screenshots? They are all around 1080p.
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Are you talking about the troll tattoo ones?
    Please ignore what i said, my pc just decided to default mmo champion media to 500% zoom. Has been happening for the past couple of weeks now, only on mmo champion, and i was starting to get a bit angry. Started to think that maybe you switched to some cool new resolution that my card doesn't support. Wasn't meant as a diss to you, chaud <3
  1. Pachycrocuta's Avatar
    All this work on the Zandalari trolls, brings me back to Cataclysm where the goblins were done super early, the male worgen had like 2 months, and the female worgen were an "oh shit we forgot to make a female version, let's mangle up a stick figure and slap on a texture. No one will realize we 10%-assed it!". I have yet to see anything on the Dark Irons, after the first time they showed us back in early February, where we get something new with Zandalari every other day.

    The expansion isn't even in beta and I am already tired of the Zandalari trolls...
  1. arboachg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pachycrocuta View Post
    All this work on the Zandalari trolls, brings me back to Cataclysm where the goblins were done super early, the male worgen had like 2 months, and the female worgen were an "oh shit we forgot to make a female version, let's mangle up a stick figure and slap on a texture. No one will realize we 10%-assed it!". I have yet to see anything on the Dark Irons, after the first time they showed us back in early February, where we get something new with Zandalari every other day.

    The expansion isn't even in beta and I am already tired of the Zandalari trolls...
    Way to be a bitter little bitch and have absolutely no understanding on how the development process works. Remember, you aren't meant to see this and Blizzard absolutely should not be developing things to accommodate sensitive faction equality nonsense in regards to *datamined* content.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    Mione the WoW god
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Which races dance did they get? Since they didn't make any new ones for the other allied races.....
  1. Riistov's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baltasar View Post
    Lmao so he solo 5 man dungeon end of the expansion,why dont you solo mythic argus then you little cunt.
    That is some serious jealousy ya got there!
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Do you have an ETA for these trolls? I wanna level a druid, NOW!
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    I thought the golden tattoos looked good on the Light-Forged Dreanei and fit their story as beings of the Light. Now they have put golden tattoos on the Zandalari which doesn't fit their culture in my opinion. I think they should have left the golden tattoos as unique to the Light-Forged Draenei.

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