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For the Alliance!

Last Friday a few of my guild-mates, some random players and I got the archievement “For the Alliance!”. To complete this archievement you gotta kill the leaders of the four major horde cities (Ogrimmar, Thunder Bluff, Undercity and Silvermoon City). Ideally you’d start the different raids very late at night so that you don’t face too much resistance from other enemy players. Most of the time we were 40 people, with the usual amount of skilled and unskilled followers :-). After killing the last horde leader and completing the archievement you also receive the mighty Black War Bear, a fast land mount with 100% movement speed increase. Just a suggestion before you start: turn off ALL graphical effects and lower your screen resolution… you’ll need all the frames you can get ;-)!

We started with Thrall, the leader of the Orcs in Ogrimmar. After killing him for the first time you also get the archievement “Death to the Warchief!”.

Afterwards we rode to the Tauren city Thunder Bluff to kill Cairne Bloodhoof. Here you’ll receive the archievement “Bleeding Bloodhoof”.

The third city on our agenda was the Undercity and its leader Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. After killing her you also get the archievement “Downing the Dark Lady”.

Last but not least we’ve killed Lor’themar Theron, the leader of the Blood Elves in Silvermoon City for the additional archievement “Killed in Quel’Thalas”. Immediately after killing the last of the four leaders you’ll receive a letter with your reward, the angry and cool looking Black War Bear :-)!

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Standard Epic Flying Mounts

Actually you’d already be able to learn the artisan riding skill (300) once you reach level 70 but in most cases you won’t have enough gold by then :-). It’s by far the most expensive skill in the game and offers no discount… no matter how much reputation you’ve got with the various fractions. If you’re proud owner of – now better seat yourself – 5,000 gold you can learn it at different places. Compared to that fortune the standard epic flying mount is a real bargain with just 200 gold. I recently could finally afford the artisan riding skill + the standard epic flying mount *yeeehaaa*. Just like before with the upgrade from a standard land mount to an epic land mount, you basically take the standard flying mount in an armored and better looking version with much more speed: 60% –> 280% flying speed. Druids have to complete a quest in order to learn the swift flying form by the way.

If you’ve got enough reputation with a sepcific fraction you can also buy a special epic flying mount instead. But in this post I just wanna show you the standard epic flying mounts for the Alliance as well as Horde.

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Northrend World Map

Here’s a link to a detailed map of the new continent Northrend for everyone who might be interested in it. It was originally made by Ron Sholtis (thanks for your work) and is pretty high-res.

I just edited it a little bit to show the level-range of all zones and instances/raids as well as all flightpoints.

I’ll try to keep the map and all its information up-to-date but if you still happen to find any mistake or have any suggestions, feel free to drop a comment below :-).

Northrend World Map

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Dragonblight Impressions

The level 71-74 zone Dragonblight might perhaps not be the most beautiful area out there but it contains THE best quest(-line) ever made (see the previous post). Apart of this quest-line, all other quests you can get there are very thrilling as well. Even though some people complain that you have to run there and back all the time while questing in Dragonblight, it’s definitely a must-do zone!

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Borean Tundra Impressions

The level 68-72 zone Borean Tundra is actually meant to be the starting point for all alliance members but I rather wanted to start in the Fjord… even though this is considered to be the horde starting zone. While the Fjord is more beautiful in my opinion, the Tundra offers more interesting quests. In both starting zones you’ll get an archivement when you successfully finish 130 quests. I’d definitely recommend to spend some quality time in the Tundra to quest and explore this great and very interesting zone.

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It’s Christmas time!

People all over the world are already in Christmas mood or at least most likely getting there. Even in the World of Warcraft can you feel the Christmas spirit rising… 🙂

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Normal Flying Mounts

I’m actually having my normal flying mount already since I first reached level 70 but until now I’ve always forgotten to publish a post about it on my blog :-). A recent comment reminded though (thanks paldin 🙂 ) and now I wanna make up for it ;-).

Once you reached level 70, you can obtain your very own normal flying mount in Wildhammer Stronghold (Alliance) or in Shadowmoon Village (Horde) in the zone Shadowmoon Valley in the Outland. I just hope you saved some gold before you’re attemping to get one :P. While the flying mount itself is pretty cheap (100g) the Expert Riding Skill costs you 800g! Yes, you read correctly :-): 800g in order to be able to fly within the Outland… and the Outland only! You won’t be able to use your flying mount in the old territories such as Kalimdor or the Eastern Kingdoms… just that you know.

Both Alliance and Orc Druids have the advantage of being able to learn how to fly already at level 68 for just 7g at their trainer. Once learned they can transform themselves instantly into flying mounts and have no need for a separate mount (100g) nor the Expert Riding Skill (800g). Yeah I know sounds pretty fair, doesn’t it :P?

Horde Druid Flight Form

Horde Druid Flight Form

Horde - Twany Windrider

Horde - Twany Windrider

Horde - Blue Windrider

Horde - Blue Windrider

Horde - Green Windrider

Horde - Green Windrider

Alliance Druid Flight Form

Alliance Druid Flight Form

Alliance - Golden Gryphon

Alliance - Golden Gryphon

Alliance - Snowy Gryphon

Alliance - Snowy Gryphon

Alliance - Ebon Gryphon

Alliance - Ebon Gryphon

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