World of Warcraft: Postcards from Grizzly Hills

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Two days into my 2016 return to World of Warcraft, I wrapped up the entirety of Northrend’s Grizzly Hills. It was a perfect zone to get re-acclimatized into the game: pretty, familiar, easy-going, not too difficult to navigate. And while WoW is — and always has been — on the chunky polygon side, the art is still quite attractive and made me prone to screenshotting. So today I wanted to share my Grizzly Hills photo album!

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Making us kill “Imperial Eagles”? WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST AMERICA, BLIZZARD?

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Love the hallway in this Troll tomb. Always makes me wonder who comes in these places to light the torches. Guess it’s magic or something.

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Good ol’ Harrison Jones. Subtlety? World of Warcraft doesn’t really know how to do that. That’s OK, I kind of like that it doesn’t always take itself so seriously.

“Snakes? Why’d it have to be 20-foot-high snakes?”

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Really liked the questline of this trapper town, where it turns out that everyone is a werewolf in disguise and there’s a lot of incredibly disturbing things going on under the surface. Guess I should’ve expected that, considering the decor of this entrance arch. Can only imagine the smell.

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Really liked this shot of Oz and I romping through the foothills. Lots of blue!

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This screenshot doesn’t do the interior of this broken world tree justice. The floating lights/fireflies and the generally pleasant makeshift village was downright homey. Not what’d I’d expect for an enemy furlong base.

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World of Warcraft needs to create a water amusement park already. I think some of the designers obviously want the game to go in that direction.

As you can see, I did get flight for Northrend, if only to please my son who proceeded to hijack the game and take my dragon on all sorts of incredible adventures. And by that, I mean “nosedive the dragon into the ground repeatedly because he doesn’t know how to use a mouse that well.”

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I found Bambi… and friends… and Bambi’s mother!

Then I thought, “Oh hey, I’m a hunter! How fortuitous!”

I don’t think you want to know what happened next.

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Giant troll gods don’t impress me the way they used to. Honestly, I’m more intimidated by the clover there.

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One thought on “World of Warcraft: Postcards from Grizzly Hills

  1. Dobablo April 4, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Either Insert/Delete or Page Up/Page Down (cannot remember which ones) control pitch, which lets you do silly things like loop-the-loop and fly upside down.

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