Category Archives: The Things That You will See
Hard Times in Bastion
Bastion bothers me.
A friend of mine on Twitter noticed this first, but I’ve seen it, too. There’s something like a place that makes you shed your identity and turn into a person identical to all of the other people around you of the same gender a bit unnerving. And the words used by these people remind me of a, of a … well, this.
And then there’s this.
Here we have one of the cult members (circled, to the far right) “shedding his memories” (all the other circles). You can see that this blue dude is actually in past life a Tauren, and his memories of his past are deemed “burdens”.
They should have named it “definitely not a cult land”.
Now, a certain major lore character that you saw in one of the animated shorts (not spoiling it) has started a counter cultural movement, and I have to say, while they’re being portrayed as the baddies, I’m kinda rooting for them.
It may be pretty here, but it’s just horrible.
Looks smaller from above
One of the little secrets of Vanilla was that there were three Stormwinds.
There was the Stormwind you saw when you approached from outside.
There was the Stormwind you saw from within the city.
And there was the city you saw when flying by.
One gimmick they could pull off this way was to make Stormwind Keep look ENOURMOUS. I’m not even sure what that is behind the gate – a hill? But at any rate, the thing fades into the mist from the streets outside the Trade District. In Retail, it’s a lot less imposing, because in Retail, there’s only one Stormwind. And that doesn’t allow them to engage in any of those nifty little tricks of perspective.
Might be a long wait
Mrs Grimm noticed on her hordie that the zep to Undercity was missing, and there was just a portal there now. On a hunch, I sped my way to Stormwind harbor, to see what there was to see of the boat to Teldrassil. Yep, it was gone, too.
I kindly /tell’d the person waiting for the boat to take the portal behind the ballista , and as I did so, I heard a ship’s bell, and this happened.
Those two guards and their prisoner just appeared out of nowhere, and are headed off to the stockades.
Aside from where’s-the-boat, the other pressing question is why are Alliance troopers toting obviously Human prisoners from Teldrassil?
Something about Genn
While waiting for the login issues to clear up, I noticed something a little odd. It involves Genn Greymane.
In the opening cinematic, Old Wolf is in his canine form during the battle; counseling Anduin, getting beat up, getting major healz, that sort of thing. We get a few good close ups of ol’ snaggle-puss, and then I noticed it.
See it? I circle’d and arrow’d it in case you miss it.
Old Wolf has tusk jewelry, like an Orc might have.
So what happens to it when he changes back to human form? His big goofy duster coat stays the same. What about the jewelry? (and noting a lot in his hairy earlobes, too).
And he’s what, around 100 years old now? Pretty spry, isn’t he?
I’m telling you, there’s something a bit OFF about Genn Greymane.
Vinettes, One Expansion Late
There’s a questline in Krokuun where you take down the big bad in Nath’raxas Hold, and right after you do that, there’s an awesome cut scene.
After that, there’s this awesome cut scene. I’ll put in a break to keep from spoiling it for anyone.
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Xe’ra should learn the meaning of "consent"
Why so Handsy?
You may have seen the cinematic that deals with “The Fate of Xe’ra”. Here’s a link if you want to watch. Note it contains spoilers for the Argus campaign, which you may wish to experience in pristine purity of the pure. In which case, close this article now and come back when you have been pristinely enlightened purely.
We’ll wait until you leave …
Okay, here we go.
It breaks the heart
Grimm spent weeks stalking and finding his first spirit beast, Gondria. Since then, he’s been content with what he has, but always been on the lookout for additional members to the stable.
Unfortunately, that’s never happened. Oh, we’ve seen plenty of other exotic spirit beasties in our travels, but never when logged in as Grimmtooth. Flora saw Skoll a couple of times while pugging, but of course Grimm was never nearby when it happened.
And now, this week, Flora’s encountered Bulvinkel, a spirit beast moose (as promised by Ghostcrawler). Grimm was half a world away, and, of course, by the time he arrived, the beastie had been tamed (or worse, killed).