Monday, 17 November 2014

Warlords Of Draenor: Giveaway time! (Winner Selected!)

Hello folks! It's that time again for my readers to have a chance to win some cool goodies! I thought I would put something together for the celebration of Warlords Of Draenor and making this my 100th post! We have come along way since my first post on Brewmaster tanking and and what delight its been! I have met some amazing people through this blog and I can't wait to continue the journey. So here is a rather simple competition for a chance to win a prize.

All you have to do is name the location in which this screenshot was taken in the comments below and I will choose a winner in a weeks time at random! Simples.

- You can only comment once.
- Comments after 27/11/2014 will not be counted.

The official Warlords Of Draenor E-guide! The guide covers information on all the new zones, races, class guides, Garrisons, professions and more!

The Winner of this give away is Fredric! Great job! Catch me in game: Vaylen#2903 to arrange your prize! - Winner was chosen by Slash roll in game. Nice one! 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Warlords Of Draenor: Glorious Gorgrond!

Hello folks! Vaylen back here again with my playthrough of WoD! with the chaos now settling down and servers somewhat becoming stable I was able to get some play time in. I would not of got it on my server due to lag so a good guild friend of mine invited me to his party so I would escape the hassle and lag of Ravencrest and thankfully it worked! Woohoo! The leveling experience was a bit of a rush so far if I'm honest but with me joining the Army soon I wont have any time to play so I made the most of it. In this post I will show you some awesome shots I got of my leveling adventure! Enjoy. 

After a long quest line in Shadowmoon, I was graced with a great change of pace in Gorgrond. It's beauty is seen in every location from the desolate plains up in the most northern regions thanks to Blackrock orcs to the more lush areas down south. As Alliance we venture across the whole area and what a place it is! You first start by setting up an outpost and get to choose between two. I took the Shredder/lumber mill which allowed me to find a ton of garrison stuff and fly about a bit, EPIC! Eat your heart out Blackfuse!

 You can see the Zangarr influences along the coast line and thankfully it was just as beautiful. I am going to be honest I was looking forward to see the Zangarmarsh influences we saw in BC and blizzard did a great job in creating a incredible remake of the first Zangar and a ton of familiar inhabitants like sporebats and moss giants. If you loved the zones back in 2007, you will love them even more so now!

From questing in mines, lush ponds and peaks, this place has abit of something for everyone. Also what I loved about it was the rate of EXP you gained here. Shadowmoon was fast but nothing compares to here. the quests are also very smart in terms of closeness and the ability to do them in very quick concession made leveling even more of a joy. 

The final quest of the zone leads you against the Blackrock clan and putting a halt on their war machines. You will be up against one of the leading commanders of the plot and with a little help from some OP friends, you will be on your way to claiming back what was lost in the glorious location that's Gorgrond.. ENJOY!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Warlords Of Draenor: Through The Dark Portal

So it begins, with the Iron horde flooding on to our homelands we're forced to travel through the once quiet portal and face a new menace! I will get some shots of my travels and document my experiences throughout Draenor. Despite the obvious lag which is something out of our control and the buggy quests its been a blast and a real change of pace. I wont be covering every single detail but I'm sure you will get the picture! So please sit back, relax and take your mind of the loading screen bosses and ridiculous ques in my first post of WoD! 

So we begin our adventure through the merciless Iron horde forces that occupy Tanaan Jungle. Similar to Hellfire in BC both factions start there, however it is instanced so in the famous words of Corporal Jones, DON'T PANIC! Here you will transverse through a dense jungle that serves as home of the bleeding hollow clan.  Together with Thrall, Khadgar & Maraad you will be on the run from forces at work, destroying caves, shooting a huge cannon... YES CANNONS! and much more! 

As you can see the story telling is incredible and the use of the new 3D texts on key characters is really outstanding. So even if you are not familiar with the names, the story telling will get you caught up to speed easily and really do a great job at immersing you in to the quests. You really do feel like you're on the run and these suckers are hunting you down! After all you did just take control of a huge inferno machine from the help of a dwarf and nuke the hell out of them! SAVAGE! 

After a few hours, give or take you will be rushing towards the end of the introduction quest were you will jump on a ship of sorts and be off to Shadowmoon Valley, Here you will meet up with the epic Draenei Velen (named after me of course) Here you will embark on adventure from the get go. First you will establish your garrison, to start with you will be collecting lumber and killing the ravens inhabiting the area. 

Shortly after you will then be on your way through out the valley. You will meet a ton of new folk, doing all kinds of quests (have not had to pick up cleft poop as of yet) which are all enveloped around your garrison. Quests can reward you with followers for missions from common to epic, much like battle pets and these can be sent off on there way to complete missions of sorts. I love how all the quests effect your garrisons and have the potential to make it better.

Your garrisons will continue to work, complete orders, rank up as you quest through Draenor. Its great to set up some missions and then be off on your own quests. The blueprints you use drop from quest mobs and so on which I think relate to your professions you have currently. As you can see from the photos above they also include that awesome 3D text as you rank up and build new parts to your garrison. The random quests you can complete like defending your town are also really interesting. I have only been in one so far but I hope they are different! 

As you can see, Shadowmoon is incredible and I really do prefer it to the Horde counterpart. It's lush environments are awesome. Going back to the garrisons a little, I do wish there was a way you could build it in any of the WoD zones like they said at last Blizzcon but to be honest, it is stunning here, WHY WOULD YOU NOT!? it also makes sense to have it here as this is your first real touch on Draenor soil, lets defend this beauty shall we? 

The locations even throughout SMV are stunning and so diverse. One minute your in a farm the next your in a glade full of plant like creatures and all sorts of pretty things! (some have a nasty sting so watch out) These places also have some great exploration opportunities and a ton of rares added in for good measure. 

Initial thoughts 
Although I doubt I will be able to get on due to all these server issues which to be honest is hard to forgive considering we have had a year or so on Garrosh, you would of thought these would of been stress tested enough to expect such a jump in players.. I am now finished here and level 92 and by the gods of RNG I got my first perk which was empowered chi! Yeah baby! I have loved it, despite the lag, its been great fun and I hope you guys enjoy it just as much! 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Forged Legacy: Guild meet up @ EGX

Hello everyone! In this post I show you guys and girls our guild montage of this years EGX and our first guild meet up. My girlfriend came along to meet the folk who have joined our guild and do all the editing/filming. It was a great day and another reason why this community keeps me playing this game. Thank you everyone who came and I can not wait till our next one!! Enjoy. - Vaylen.