Tekton and Elwynn Falls

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Elwynn Falls in Elwynn Forest, Eastern Kingdoms, used to be a closed off area, until the Shattering and Cataclysm when it became possible to fly in Azeroth. It was created as a scenery when using the flight paths.

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But it wasn’t impossible to get to Elwynn Falls, because I remember I went there in the Burning Crusade with some friends. I’m not sure how we got up there but I think it was by climbing and jumping up from Burning Steppes and then jumping down. We spent a lot of time there looking at the pretty waterfalls and trying to find a way up to the house above but it was impossible.

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So it after Cataclysm was released and I learnt to fly in Azeroth this place was one of the first places I went, and I visit it every time I’m in the area, which isn’t very often as I play Horde and I’m rarely in the Eastern Kingdoms.

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The house is now inhabited by a gnome, Agee Tyler, who sits in front of the fireplace in his otherwise empty house. A herd of sheep graze outside the house, they all look like normal sheep except for one which looks like a robot sheep, that sheep’s name is Tekton.

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Most players love killing critters, but I’m warning you, killing these sheep might cause you to get blown off the cliff and die, because Tekton explodes and knock back on death.

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Agee Tyler won’t be very happy with you either, because he will come out of his house and yell at you “HEY! What the heck, guy?!”, before storming back in while muttering “Of all the slimy, inconsiderate, bullheaded…”

Newman’s Landing

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Newman’s Landing is a small area on the west coast of Dun Morogh which can be reached by flying or swimming.

The area has a house and a dock. There are several items around like an alcohol still, boxes of grain, bone piles, a sign reading “Newman’s Landing” and a sunken boat in the water. A white object which looks like a cup can be seen on a table. It has two letters, an F and one that might be a T, and it has the logo of a hammer which has some resemblance to the Ironforge logo, but without the shield.

A goblin named High Admiral “Shelly” Jorrik stands at the dock with two Booty Bay Bruisers. He sells blacksmithing supplies and can repair your gear.

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Newman’s Landing is very old, so most of you might have heard of it before or even been there. I remember when I first discovered it back in the Burning Crusade when I was swimming around the continent looking for places like this. Here is a screenshot from one of the first times I went there in the Burning Crusade.

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Some people say that Newman’s Landing is where new Alliance characters appear for a brief moment before being moved to their starting zones. Others think the name is a pun for “No Man’s Land”.

What do you think?

World of Warcraft Secrets: Underwater goblin club room

I first discovered this area back in Cataclysm after I had heard rumours about a hidden underwater room in a boat in Thousand Needles. So I went searching for it and finally found the entrance. You have to swim under the Fizzle and Pozzik’s Speedbarage and into the hole where the chain to the anchor is.

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The room is filled with water and some items are floating around. There is a goblin calendar on the wall, drinks and food on the table. But what’s interesting is there are three chairs around the table.

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They’re called Aya’s Chair, Twin’s Chair and Mowi’s Chair. But there are no NPCs with those names on the boat. I read somewhere that those are the names of a designer’s friends, but also that Mowi and Twin are the NPCs Explorer Mowi and Prospector Brewer in Deepholm.

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Who do you think the chairs belong to?

World of Warcraft Secrets: Steam Pools Resort

The Steam Pools Resort can be found high up in the Feralas mountains.

SteamPools10It’s a holiday resort for the rich, run by Gadgetzan goblins. Resort Director Lasha Gearwheel and Assistant Resort Director Gott Weedlespan.

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It has a large lake and smaller steaming hot pools.

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You can relax in a lawn chair with a pina colada, sunbath on the beach or go swimming in the lake.

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If you think the lake water is too cold, take a scolding bath in the hot steam pools.

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Mammoth rides and boat rides might be something for you if you like adventures and exploring.

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Buy a delicious fish burger at the beach snack bar

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Or head over to Gordon Tramsay’s kitchen for a gourmet dinner.

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If you’re lucky you might run in to the famous Johnny Awesome.

Moonkin stuck in the snow

In August I heard rumors about a moonkin stuck in the snow in the scenario Blood in the Snow, so I thought “What’s that about, how come I haven’t seen it before” because I had completed that scenario so many times. So I entered and went looking. I finally found him. No wonder I haven’t seen him before because you won’t run into him unless you jump down from the cliff.

He’s stuck in the snow with his head first, legs constantly kicking the air, and if you go close enough he’ll try to hit you. Poor guy, wonder how he get stuck and who he is.

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Navispammed in the Whispering Forest

I haven’t been active on live lately, mostly because of the summer holidays and the beta. But I log on occasionally to check the auction house, my mail and see if anything fun is going on. So I was happily surprised when I got a mail which wasn’t  expired auctions, but a mail from none other than Navimie of the Daily Frostwolf.

I had already read some of her Navispam-posts and thought it was a nice and fun way to get to know people a little better and create a memory. But I never thought she’d visit EU as she plays on US servers.

But there it was and it was clearly from her cause she also wrote to me on Twitter. So I decided to spend some more time on live just in case she’d drop by again. It was a boring Tuesday and the day I got the flu so I felt really bad, and just managed to sit in front of the computer for a while, thank you painkillers! But Navimie made the day so much better!

She told me she wanted to take some pictures with me, but Orgrimmar isn’t exactly my favorite place for taking pictures. So I picked her up in Durotar and she told me about the first post she read on my blog, which was the post about the Whispering Forest, my most popular post and the only post I’m really proud of, and I was so happy to know that she liked it and it made her read my blog. Then we decided to visit the Whispering Forest cause even if the event isn’t up it’s still a beautiful place with the trees, mushrooms and maybe a few faerie dragons.

We took the zeppelin to Tirisfal Glades and flew to the Whispering Forest. Seven dragons were up which means the event will start next, but it seems like it can take up to several hours before it starts, but we didn’t know how long they had been up when we arrived. I think we sat on the mushrooms and talked for about 40 minutes or so. She asked me about my blog, how it’s living in Norway and told me more about the navispam.

I never thought it’d happen when we were there, we could never be lucky enough, but then, as we sat there talking it suddenly happened, the event started! The seven farie dragons flew towards the ring and started channeling the beams and singing. I didn’t expect it at all cause I had almost forgotten where we were, so I was almost as surprised and amazed as the first time I saw it. It’s so wonderful and beautiful, and I absolutely love the music! I just wish I knew why they placed such a unique event in a place where people almost never would happen to be without knowing about it, cause it was merely a coincidence that I discovered it in the first place.

I think Navimie was as amazed by it as I was, cause she had only seen it once or twice before. It was a perfect ending to our meeting, and I think we got some great pictures out of it. I’m so happy Navimie decided to visit me on Kazzak, cause I’ve been reading her blog for a while and I’m a big fan of hers, so I feel honored.

I’ve been reading WoW blogs for some years now and my blog actually turned 2 years in July, which I forgot! Sometimes I wish I could get to know the other bloggers a little better cause they are such good writers and I like them even though I don’t really know any of them that well. So as others have said before, thank you Navimie for bringing us all a little closer together!

Here is her post about it.

By the way, I don’t usually play with my own name above my head, it was for the screenshots :P