Northrend Ho!

It’s been just over a week since Blizzard unleashed Wrath of the Lich King on the teeming masses inhabiting the World of Warcraft. A whole new continent to explore, and a shiny new Hero class to potentially do it with. The Death Knight starting area is a great piece of storytelling and Death Knights themselves are pretty cool as a class, although some races are rather more imposing as Death Knights than others.


So, with this whole new continent waiting, I did what any self-respecting level 70 warlock would have done and hopped on the first boat to Northrend.

Blizzard are well-known for their art direction and Northrend is a beautiful place. The Dragonblight in particular is a lovely snowscape, and the first time I topped a rise and saw this, I just had to stop and look at it for a while:

Beyond this wall, the Lich King lurks in his icy lair.

It’s quite a big wall.

I’ve only just started to explore Northrend, a very large place, and I’m looking forward to being able to fly over it in a few levels’ time and gain yet another perspective.

A lot of people have said that Wrath is just more of the same, and although there’s quite a bit of new stuff that is true to an extent; but when the same is as good as this, I really don’t think it matters all that much.

Pretty trees!

To Northrend!







7 responses to “Northrend Ho!”

  1. Ben avatar

    As far as Wrath goes, it blows anything that WoW has done previously out of the water.

    I strongly suggest you do the Dragonblight quests as the end of them is just mouth watering.

  2. Dan avatar

    Now that is a pretty tree. I would buy WotLK in a second if I had anything near a Lv 70. How much does power levelling cost now days?

  3. Emily avatar

    I don’t play WoW, but those trees in the bottom picture there are absolutely lovely!

  4. Simes avatar

    I fully intend not to miss the Dragonblight stuff. I’ve heard of its awesomeness from several different quarters.

  5. Colin avatar

    SK Gaming and Nihilum have teamed up and completed all WotLK content, so it turns out that you can complete level 80 raids with ppl who aren’t 80, and just skilled…. and allergic to sun

  6. Uzi avatar

    Simes, in that Icy Lair screenshot, notice how the fog effect has more of an effect over distance, but the skybox texture isn’t fogged, at all?

    That’s something that I’ve seen in most games since the fog effect became part of 3D games. Always bugs me.

  7. Simes avatar

    I think it’s mostly a compromise to avoid distant objects popping in. As such it doesn’t bother me that much, but I do see your point.

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