A Farewell Ode to Excalibur: World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Private Server

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In November of 2015, I made a discovery that would revert my adult form back to its glorious teenage years. You didn’t have to pay to play World of Warcraft, assuming you didn’t mind playing earlier builds of it. Private servers have always been pretty common, and yet it took me years after quitting retail to realize the possibility of going back to the game that I preferred. After some searching, I stumbled upon Excalibur, a private server that had been running for over five years at the time, had a decent population, and promised a near-Blizz-like coding script. It ended up being the right decision, as while my interest in it waned as time passed by, I would never leave it for good. I elaborated my thoughts in an early 2016 post. Continue reading “A Farewell Ode to Excalibur: World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Private Server”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Eversong Woods)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Like with Azuremyst Isle, Eversong Woods has the benefit of the “new bias,” such that the area is given extra attention by developers as part of a brand new expansion designed to appeal to new and old players alike. Despite this, I don’t recall ever finding the questing area for the blood elves all that interesting or fun. It wasn’t until I matured that I came to realize just how detailed and varied Eversong Woods is. Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Eversong Woods)”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Azuremyst Isle)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

If not for strong competition from Tirisfal Glades, this may very well be my favorite starting zone in the entire game. It is, by far, my favorite starting zone from a member of the Alliance. Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Azuremyst Isle)”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Dun Morogh)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Now that the March of the Movies block has ended, I can finally get back to writing about this gargantuan game at a relatively comfortable pace!

*crickets* Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Dun Morogh)”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Tirisfal Glades)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

I was always charmed by the fact that one wakes up in a tomb with the undead race. It just feels very appropriate. Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Tirisfal Glades)”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Elwynn Forest)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Everyone, allow me to present the most popular race in all of World of Warcraft, based on player data provided by Blizzard on a yearly basis: humans. How delightfully arrogant. Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Elwynn Forest)”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Teldrassil)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Welcome to the part of Traveling Thoughts where I start to discuss things that I don’t actually have a lot of experience with. While I never made this apparent in previous posts (if I recall correctly), I was, at one point, a purely Horde player. When I first started out with the game, of course, I tried everything based on pure curiosity. When I got a groove for everything, it was basically all horde, except for the occasional draenei or gnome to spice it up. That said, compared to someone who’s never played World of Warcraft, I’ve played Alliance races quite often. Compared to what I’ve played within the Horde race, it’s a bite-size chunk of a gargantuan cookie. Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Teldrassil)”