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BlizzCon WoW News (P2)

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Continuing our coverage with a semi-late blog Winky Time flies when you're scrambling to different panels for different games - here's some of the info we had yet to blog about, but thanks to our hard working community here, is likely already placed on their respective home pages!

Zones

Frostfire Ridge

Gorgrond

  • Dry, desolate desert of stone and steam vents
  • Home of the Blackrock clan who will try to harness the steam vents to build thier machines of war

Tanaan Jungle

Shadowmoon Valley

Spires of Arak

Nagrand

  • Green plains and rolling hills
    • Hosts the crystal mountain of Oshu'gun which is sacred to the orcs and they believe houses the spirits of their ancestors
    • The least afected zone in the original timeline after the catastrophe that created Outland
  • Home of the Warsong clan

Talador

  • Autumnal forest, similar to Eversong Woods
    • Center of the draenei civilization and the great city of Shattrath
    • Also contains the shrine of Auchindoun that is most sacred to the draenei
  • So far no orc clan has appeared to try to settle here

Dungeons

Bloodmaul Slag Mines

  • Located in Frostfire Ridge
  • Designed to have four bosses in a non-linear layout
  • Story: Cruel ogre slavers operate within a sweltering volcano; the objective is to liberate captive Frostwolf clan orcs and draenei to stage a revolt

Raiding

Flex raid is the future and Blizzard will be expanding on it with a new raid system:

  • Raid Finder: 10-20 man flex raids
  • Normal raids: 10-20 man flex raids
  • Heroic: 10-20 man flex raids
  • Mythic: 20 man raids (non-flex)

Blackrock Foundry

  • Located in Gorgrond
  • First raid for level 100 players with 10 bosses and non-linear like Ulduar
  • Story: Dismantle the foundry, destroy the Iron Horde's war machines, and defeat Warlord Blackhand of the Blackrock clan

PvP

Zone

Ashran, a small island to the east, will be the PvP zone. It is described as "how old Alterac Valley was"

  • Staging area near the Dark Portal
  • Faction bases and hotspots, with real-time monitoring of important areas
  • Described as a PvP "sandbox"

Battlegrounds

Though the same system will remain in place regarding farming honor for gear, they're adding in a "bonus random" component as well, meaning the gear you're working for? It may be rewarded to you earlier.

Arena

See Trial of the Gladiator.



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