Get to da… portal?
Elemental Invasion Part 4 went live today! This is one of the better world events imo. I didn’t care all that much for Scourge Invasion, then again, I’m not all that into that bit of lore (I can hear the sound of people unsubscribing). Anyway, I logged on right after work to start this adventure and here’s how it went down…
I logged into Orgrimmar and instead of seeing our resident gold farmer (Argentnia) standing by the mailbox as she does, I found a slew of fire elementals ravaging the valley of strength. I quickly joined in the fight, ready to heal my injured allies as we defended the Orc’s city. The battle lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. There were several rifts to close (via elemental-slaying) and citizens to free in each district. It wasn’t some walk in the park either, the mobs actually hit kind of hard. Orgrimmar wasn’t the only city being attacked, only the fire and earth elementals resided there. Thunder Bluff, however, was being assaulted by the forces of air and water.
After defending Orgrimmar, I quickly commissioned a nearby mage to provide a portal to Thunder Bluff. It was time to defend the home of the Tauren people, my people (for now). Again, a hard battle was fought and again a hard battle was won.
I was really happy with this new encounter. The fact that we’re already seeing cities being destroyed and fighting the heralds of the elemental lords makes me wonder how far this is going to go in the next 3 weeks until the expansion. What more can Blizzard throw at us to make the end of our world feel more like…the end of our world? Every new bit to the invasion makes me jump in anticipation a little more, waiting so badly for the Cataclysm to happen.
In other news, patch 4.0.3 is said to go live this week. This is not the world-changing patch that everyone is dying for (that is 3.0.4a) but it will lay the foundation for the coming changes. It consists mostly of bug fixes and background information for the Cataclysm. Our drake mounts shall flap their wings once more!
MMO-Champion has released pictures of the new class/race Tier 11 gear combinations. Every class features the model for the playable races (Druid shows Night Elf, Worgen, Tauren, and Troll) as well as both genders. You can find the male models for druid gear here and female models here. Tier 11 looks absolutely amazing, and very fitting on Trolls (thank goodness). You can find the other class Tier 11 models at mmo-champion.com.
How was your EI Part 4 experience? What do you think of the Tier 11 models? Druid or not, I’d love to hear your thoughts.