Suramar

Know Your Lore: The Tomb of Sargeras We’ve plumbed its depths and defeated its infiltrators — but do we really know all the secrets still hidden in the Tomb of Sargeras?

Know Your Lore: The Arcan’dor Hidden away in the depths of Shal’Aran is the salvation of the Shal’dorei. The arcan’dor isn’t just a tree – it’s the cure for the addiction to the Nightwell the Shal’dorei have been bound to for centuries. But what exactly is the arcan’dor? What is its purpose, and why is it able to do what...




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Role Play: Plot points in Legion so far Roleplaying over the course of an expansion can take a few different forms. When a new expansion hits, any information surrounding that expansion becomes a focus of roleplay for many players. But what about when we’re in the middle of an expansion and the story is evolving? Sure, some roleplayers prefer to ignore expansion events...

Know Your Lore: The Arcan’dor, the Fal’dorei, and the Withered History is a funny thing on Azeroth. There are certain broad tendencies that repeat themselves time and again — the Old Gods attempt to rise, the Legion attempts to invade, empires clash and fall. But one thing that can’t be said is that it repeats, exactly. Azeroth has seen quite a lot of history, tens...

Legion and the iteration of design One of the things that hits me every time I accidentally use my Garrison Hearthstone (or deliberately — it’s an easy way to get to the portals in Stormshield) is that my Garrison is basically my Order Hall, but a more primitive version of it. The Order Hall works better because there are more variety...

How soon do you want Patch 7.2? Patch 7.2 is in testing on the PTR right now, and that could mean it might be released as soon as March, although I don’t expect it before April. With 7.1.5 having come out fairly recently, and Nighthold only being a few weeks old, I’m left wondering — are we prepared for 7.2? It’s a...




Do you have an NPC you like because they’re scary? After doing Suramar for a while and getting Good Suramaritan done, I found myself working on the further storyline quests and I realized something. The more ridiculously aggressive Tyrande Whisperwind becomes, the more I like her. I mean, I wouldn’t want to hang around with her. She’d possibly kill me for some stupid thing I...

Know Your Lore: The Reunion of the Elves The Suramar questline steadily unravels ancient Elven history, from the time before the coming of the Burning Legion to the destruction of the Well of Eternity, and presents you with a gradually unfolding picture of Elvenkind and their society. It gives you a sense that the Elves as we know them today were once one...



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Know Your Lore: The fate of Maiev Shadowsong We’ve talked about Maiev Shadowsong before, but we haven’t really discussed her role in Legion. It’s a role which raises as many questions as it answers. Both Maiev and Jarod Shadowsong show up in the expansion. Maiev features in the Demon Hunter starting zone, as well as appearing in Val’sharah. But a lot of the...

Know Your Lore: The history of the Tomb of Sargeras With the news that Patch 7.2 will take us to the Tomb of Sargeras, it seemed like a good idea to finally do a bit of a refresher on the history of the Tomb. We’ve talked about this before, but new information has clarified things since then. This ancient Night Elf structure, formerly part of...

What’s your first stop when you log on in patch 7.1? Patch 7.1 is here, and with it we have a wealth of new content. (Like fishing bobbers.) But between Karazhan, more Suramar story, Falcosaurs, Alcaz Isle, a new Raiding with Leashes, easier alt advancement, and, of course, fishing bobbers there will be plenty to do when the patch hits — Wowhead has a full rundown if...

Is Patch 7.1 coming too soon? Seriously, am I the only one here who thinks October 25 is way too soon for patch 7.1? Now, if it turns out Blizzard has a ton of content patches waiting in the wings, I’d eat my hat. But if we end up in a content drought after the last raid patch of Legion we’re...

Patch 7.1 coming out on October 25 We just have two weeks to wait before patch 7.1 is here! In today’s dev Q&A, Ion Hazzikostas dropped the news that patch 7.1 is just around the corner, coming our way on October 25. That means we’ll have a new patch to dig into right before BlizzCon, featuring: Karazhan Mythic dungeon (plus, of course,...

Role Play: Roleplaying Nightfallen or Nightborne I’m a huge proponent of roleplaying whatever you want within the context of World of Warcraft. So when someone asked me whether or not it was feasible to try roleplaying Nightfallen or Nightborne characters, my immediate answer was “Of course!” Knock yourself out. There’s no reason why we should feel like our imaginations or creativity...

Breakfast Topic: World Quests There’s been enough time since Legion launched — ten days– to start getting into World Quests, and I’m curious as to what you all think of them. For me, I generally like them, but I’ve had a few experiences I didn’t like while running them. Sometimes the mobs seem a trifle thick on the ground,...

Know Your Lore: The Shal’dorei of Suramar They are the ancient Highborne dream deferred. Powerfully magical — to them the magic of the Nightwell is literally food and drink — the Nightborne are the ancient survivors of the grand city of Suramar, the birthplace of many notable Night Elves alive today. Jarod and Maiev Shadowsong, Malfurion and Illidan Stormrage Tyrande Whisperwind — all...