In this episode of For the Hoard, I’m venturing across Kalimdor, from Orgrimmar to Darkshore while seeking out a new pet that is sure to become a new favorite. Withers the magical growing and shrinking tree is an easy grab for Hordies and takes a bit of questing in Darkshore (a reward from Remembrance of Auberdine) for Allies.
Either way, there’s a lot of new sights to take in along the way, so join me for the fun in this first post-Shattering For the Hoard.
Lorecast Episode 29 is hosted by Patrick Mulhern, featuring Cavin Smith and Nathan Harris. As the last show before the launch of a certain highly-anticipated expansion, most of it is spent jawing about World of Warcraft, including impressions of a post-Shattering Azeroth, Blizzard’s (allegedly) leaked product slate, and how we’re gearing up for release day, itself.
Straight from the Blizzard Pet Store, I take a quick look at the brand new Moonkin Hatchling and Lil’ Ragnaros Pets and add them to the For the Hoard archives. While I haven’t purchased either one (each $10), I found a couple of willing show-offs to help me cast the spotlight on these two uber-cute cuties. And we may even catch a glimpse of the new singing sweetie Sunflower pet… you’ll have to watch to find out!
The first time I loaded up WoW after downloading The Shattering Patch was a magical moment. I had seen the new opening cinematic previously after it was unveiled at BlizzCon 2010, but not in such pristine detail across my full screen. That, and the realization that while I had been patching, the Shattering had occurred and Deathwing was now on the prowl sent shivers down my spine.
While I haven’t yet encountered Deathwing in-game since that fateful moment, I have seen the the destruction that this vile, vicious, frightening creature has wrought upon the lands that I love. And I know that someday, he will pay.
What was it that made me conjure up these images of future retaliation? It was a quality cinematic produced by the creative minds at Blizzard. I love behind-the-scenes looks at game development — and this quick look at the making of the Cataclysm opening cinematic makes me appreciate the work that went in to giving WoW players around the world these same feelings that I had upon loading up the game after the latest patch.
Weekend Confirmed! After taking a few weeks off to allow room for the video podcasts that we recorded at BlizzCon 2010, the audio version of the Lorecast has returned with Episode 26! Cavin “Amatera” Smith and Patrick “iTZKooPA” Mulhern, as usual, take up more time talking about junk than they ever planned on using! Black Ops and Castlevania occupy most of the “Whatcha Been Playin?” talk while World of Warcraft dominates both the news and discussion topic. Among other things, the pair also delve into recent (and exclusive) site interviews with Hi-Rez Studios and take a moment to express their curmudgeonly concerns over Microsoft’s Kinect.
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