I am finally home safe and sound and able to enjoy the world of Azeroth again, as well as all the wonderful blogs out there, without getting lost in where I commented, on what, and when. (What is up with the lack of notifications, when one uses the WordPress App?!) I’m sorry if I missed something.
But today it’s my birthday too (ding!), so what little time I chose to spend in Azeroth made me think of it differently.
If I had to chose one place I wanted to visit today and just sit in peace, where would it be?
Such a place can change from day to day, depending on the mood I am in.
A place where I could be surrounded by orcas is probably not a surprise to anyone – those, who follow regularly, know, I have a fondness for the ocean and orcas in particular. (Do you adore orcas too? Then you might like the Orca Tour I did a while back 🙂 )
But when I logged in, I found myself in Darnassus – I went there, before I logged out the last time, to purchase a few mounts (Gilnean Horses) I didn’t have. I know; as a gatherer, I’m not doing it right…
But the place I chose to spend my 10 minutes of game time of serenity this morning was…
The Howling Oak
“Following the cataclysm and the Gilneans abandoning their homeland, the Howling Oak was grown by a group of Night elf druids who had took a seed before leaving Gilneas. The tree stands for all the Gilneans that have settled in Darnassus while those settled elsewhere in territories that belonged to the Alliance, and all that their people accomplished.”
There is just something about the water surrounding it, that makes it seem like such a sanctuary.
And it’s in the middle of my favorite city, Darnassus.
And the story behind it is so captivating too, I think – and a great example of how integrating something new in the game can be done so well.
I have yet to play a Worgen through the starting area, but I want to, to experience it all.
And it has Druid Trainers…
The Howling Oak was also, where I did a lot of roleplay back on the server Argent Dawn some years ago, and I remember it fondly.
I adore the water effect in the area. It’s similar to the waters in Hyjal too.
I tried to capture it on a few screenshots. It became a lot easier using the Inky Black Potion (oddly enough the Storming Saison just made the sky black today, no storm or clouds. Must be a bug.)
Argus, ‘dear’ Argus. I am sorry, but sometimes, you are just in the way!
Even in the water here, Argus is very clear.
That log from Highmountain is just perfect for this place 🙂
I really adore the candles at the Howling Oak too. Stunning at nighttime.
A few more of the environment.
Happy orca is happy. And a shot from underwater and up 🙂
That was all from me. Gorgeous place. 🙂
And the music and ambience sound fits so well. Worth a visit and a pause from the daily battles on the Broken Isles and Argus for sure.
But, how about you, which place would you visit, if you could somehow transfer it from WoW to real life – and why?
Or, if the world of Azeroth suddenly would change forever (Don’t get any ideas now, Blizzard…), where is the one place you would go to, to see it one last time?
Is the answer to those two questions the same?
As for achievements today, I try to look at my birthday as levelling up instead of ‘just’ getting older.
So ding! Ready to pwn lower level Dungeons, that used to be a challenge, and ready to travel at greater speed, be more experienced, and take on tougher encounters, and be successful.
Right, I am off to celebrate with the family, so happy monday everyone – I hope to see you share a little of the place on Azeroth you would choose to visit, a screenshot is very welcome too 🙂