May 08

Herein, a first look at Hodir, one of the bosses of Ulduar!
I knew I wasn’t going to be able to try this with my guild, as the limited testing times are restricted to American and European prime-time hours, so I had a chat to my esteemed blogging colleague Matt, of World of Matticus, and mentioned [...]

May 08

I was tagged by Bellwether and Spicytuna for this – help, peer pressure! The challenge was originally issued by Maiara of Voodoo Ventures: open up your screenshots folder and post the sixth screenshot in the sixth folder.
So, here it is! Click to see a bigger image.

OH WAIT. Did I forget to mention that my MMO [...]

May 08

I don’t generally watch a lot of machinima, but this one’s just amazing. A professional animator has used the WoW models, textures and scenery to create a very cool little story – and one hell of a fight scene. It’s called ‘The Craft of War: BLIND’ by Percula.
Watch it via the embed if you wish:
The [...]

May 08

Some more widescreen desktop wallpapers to share the WotLK love – half a dozen WotLK wallpapers from Grizzly Hills, Zul’Drak and the Storm Peaks. Coming up next, a few wallpapers from beautiful instances.

      
Click the link to view the fullsize wallpaper, or right-click and save. All are 1680×1050. Click the wallpaper tag to see other wallpapers [...]

May 08

Finally, the WotLK version of the much-loved Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Sheet. The format’s changed slightly and it’s not as pretty, because Blizzard introduced a ton of new gem cuts in WotLK, and there just wasn’t room for them in the old layout.
This table includes all jewelcrafting gem cuts excluding BoP gems that are JC-only. It [...]

May 08

I’m out of town visiting family for a few days – I do have internet access, so I’ll be around to reply to comments and chat if anyone needs to get hold of me, but don’t expect any major posts from me in the next two or three days.
In the meantime, a piece of news [...]

May 08

Note: This post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
Some widescreen desktop wallpapers, so you can enjoy the beautiful Northrend vistas even if you’re not in the beta test:

May 08

Note: This post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
A companion to yesterday’s video tour of Stormwind Harbour and the boat ride to Borean Tundra, today we show you the boat ride from Menethil to Valgarde, the Alliance settlement in the other Northrend starting zone of Howling Fjord.

May 08

Note: This post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
Take a look around two new areas of the game with this video! We show you a tour of the new Stormwind Harbor, and the boat ride to Valiance Keep, the Alliance stronghold in the Northrend starting zone of Borean Tundra.

May 08

I’m racing to hit Exalted with Shattered Sun before my server gets to Phase 4, so I can get the title – I’m on track, being a third of the way through Honoured with SSO while Proudmoore’s somewhere between 25% and 30% through Phase 2.
This means I’m keen to spend a lot of time [...]