For quite some time I have been wanting to make a piece on this.
A piece on how all the zones look from above, but more specifically; how they look next to each other, together.
I’m not sure why – maybe it is the nostalgy in me, maybe it’s seeing how the areas have changed since 10 years ago, or maybe it’s just watching them from above, something that was not possible back, when it all began.
Originally what inspired me to do this tour was the look of three zones, next to each other, having both snow, desert and lush forests. Within one screenshot, so many of the elements.
I shall begin with about 1/4 of Eastern Kingdom, because this is where I got inspired to start. The world of Azeroth is enormous, and it takes quite a while for such a post to come together; I’m depending on different kinds of daylight, and the editing and what not, yeah, it has been in the making for a few days – So best split it up a bit!
Maybe it’s me, but there is just something about the view, that moves me, so here goes 🙂
I really enjoyed doing Part 1.
And now it’s time to actually continue one of my many ideas for post series, I think, so here is Part 2!
Let’s see, we left off around Blasted Lands, Swamp of Sorrows and Deadwind Pass.
So let’s move forward to how Searing Gorge, Burning Steppes and Dun Morough allign up together.
I imagine this part is one of the least populated areas of the entire game (You can spot a little of Elwynn Forest/Stormwind at the left side of this screenshot, included to show where we are at.)
I still am being followed around by my army of moonfiring Moonkins. Gotta love how the buff from the Moonkin Festival is lasting five days of active play time.
I will have them until next year!
Even the waters in the area have nothing in them. I did not see a single fish.
How about one gorgeous view though? I really like the colours during this hour there.
As we move on to Blasted Lands, Loch Modan and Dun Morough, we find the place, that actually inspired this whole series.
Such different elements together. Granted, the destruction of Deathwing ruins the whole thing a tad, but hey.
I took a few of Blasted Lands and Loch Modan together too, since there is just such a difference between the two zones.
During this tour, I found a place I forgot all about, called Fuselight-By-The-Sea.
I quested far too little in the world after Cataclysm hit, so I could hardly recall this. But upon seeing that teleporter, I got reminded. Won’t say too much about it, go see for yourself 🙂
One from above showing Twillight Highlands and Loch Modan.
It’s odd; in some places one can fly high above, but in others, there are fare more restrictions.
And Wetlands together with it.
Of course, one cannot go to Twillight Highlands without visiting Russell Brower…
I managed to catch two beautiful and different spots in Twillight Highlands.
Though maybe it’s the Moonkins that makes this first one so special…
Wherever you go, always remember to look up 🙂
Is this really all there is left of the magnificient Stonewrought Dam..?
Somehow, I am less sad about it now, knowing, that I will get to see it in its former glory on a Classic server some day 🙂
The last zones I want to cover are Dun Morough and Wetlands together. It’s such a long fall!
And showing a little bit more, and how the part of Dun Morough looks by the ocean on the other side.
The top of these mountains would make an excellent spot for RP too, it reminded me of the landscape of Thousand Needless, except snowy instead.
This turned out so cute. Look at us holding hands…Or wings.
This would have been the end of the post. But from the top of the mountain, I noticed something far into the distance. If you look close, you can see it too!
I really love how one can see so far in WoW these days. It didn’t always used to be that way. But seeing Blackrock Mountains all the way from Stormwind, for example, really is something great, I think.
Naturally it was a part of Gilneas I could spot, but would it actually be possible to fly straight towards it before the Fatigue bar gets us? (I chose to fly, because, moonkins, you know. I already took them through the ocean once today.)
They fly just like real birds, in such a beautiful pattern 😉
Just before the fatigue bar would end, I managed to find land…
…That really ends the tour.
Oh, no wait, I want to include a screenshot of the back of Ironforge at night, just because 🙂
(Argus, get out of the way!)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone 🙂