Ever since it was announced, that Blizzard had decided to eliminate the position of our very own Russell Brower; senior director of audio and lead composer, responsible for countless of captivating and truly amazing music pieces in WoW, it is no secret, that I have had a more difficult time to really immerse myself in WoW.
My blog is mostly a positive place, but I have to admit, that I have been upset over this decision, since I see it as a clear reflection of which way World of Warcraft is headed, and it is impossible to ignore.
I am not a fan of this.
I was so grateful to hear that the tribute I made for Mister Russell earlier this week was well recieved; Russell himself was even so kind as to respond to it directly on Twitter, writing the following:
It is so sad to hear, that he is having a rough time. It is very understandable, though. And we can only all hope, that Blizzard will remember how much music in the game means to many of us.
We can only hope, that they will honor the enormous contribution Russell Brower has made throughout the last 12 years and that he, as a freelance composer, still will contribute greatly to the game, while he is being appreciated elsewhere at the same time, for the absolute genius that he is.
Time will tell. No matter what, I will make sure to hold onto his solo album (which will be released sometime in the future), and play that and just pretend it is the ingame music.
We just have to put our best foot forward and hope for the best.
And so I shall try and move onto my next blog post; a series of posts, I had in mind for quite a while.
See, I often roam around as a wisp in WoW (More than likely as a result from many of my swimming adventures, such as Let’s swim from Jade Forest to the Timeless Isle, Let’s swim from Howling Fjord and to Highmountain!, Let´s swim from Vashj’ir to Tol Barad!, Let´s swim from Isle of Thunder and to Townlong Steppes!, Let’s explore the depths of Vashj’ir – part 1 of 77 and The Orca Tour.)
This inspired me to do a series with screenshots of the places I cherish the most, seen from the eyes of a wisp.
I hope you like them; I will let most of the pictures speak for themselves 🙂
I will start this series of with screenshots from my favorite city, Darnassus.
Dying is fairly easy these days, in zones where we can fly. Just a quick trip to the skies and down we go…
Do notice the stars. Beautiful.
A selection from the town, the streets and buildings.
A few from The Howling Oak specifically; A place I really have grown to love. The misty effect from the water is even visible as a wisp.
And from my beloved Cenarion Enclave, one from the outside and one from the inside, on the top floor.
I took a few from underwater as well as one, that clearly shows the graphic update the wisp model recieved, was it last patch.
This one I really like; it turned out so great with the shadows.
Another favorite place of mine; The Temple of the Moon
…These turned out nice too, I think – in particular the one with the guard.
…That was really it for me, I hope you liked this different view on the beauty in the game 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thank you so much for visiting o/
A Fun Fact about Wisps
Did you know that wisps were announced to be the next playable race in WoW in Burning Crusade? 🙂 It was the April’s Fool’s Joke 2006.
Wisps are fey nature spirits who build night elf structures and gather resources. Wisps have the power to detonate, causing a backlash of mana, and can become Ancients. Several thousand of them, known as the Ancestral Spirits, gathered at the call of the Horn of Cenarius to Nordrassil to destroy Archimonde.