My Favourite Locations in World of Warcraft

My Favourite World of Warcraft Locations

There are two things that always draw me back to World of Warcraft and that is the storylines (coming tomorrow!) and the gorgeous and interesting locations. The locations over the years have changed, grown and become so much more impressive and yet even the original ones still have a timeless beauty for me. There’s always at least one zone per expansion which I lose myself in, and could take screenshots of for hours and hours. Currently, it’s Suramar and most of them are on this list too! Read on to learn about my top 10!

 

World of Warcraft: Ashenvale

Ashenvale

Classic

 

I think this was probably my very first zone obsession/love in the game. My first character was a night elf druid and I just fell in love with the dramatic and graceful scenes of forest, dark green and purple.

 

 

World of Warcraft: Crystalsong Forest

Crystalsong Forest

Wrath of the Lich King

The much under-used, and occasionally blinding zone beneath the floating city of Dalaran when it was in Northrend, Crystong Forest was simply stunning. It was so many different shades of purple all in one place! I recently did the balloon micro-holiday tours and got some fantastic screenshots of the area.

 

 

 

World of Warcraft: The Dreamgrove

The Dreamgrove

Legion

The entire Dreamgrove, the Druid Class Hall, is a night elf and druid heaven. It is absolutely gorgeous and then I found THIS. A big moonkin teaching little baby moonkins! Oh my goodness, I sat there watching them for so long! There’s so many awesome little fun things in each order hall, and the Dreamgrove is massive – and ok, you might get a bit lost from time to time. But at least your surrounded by pretty stuff, right? 😉

 

 

World of Warcraft: Eversong Woods

 

Eversong Woods

The Burning Crusade

The colours, the autumn hues and the extraordinary elf style and I fell in love with this place. It’s the one time I wish I played a horde more so that I could visit it more often! There’s something so wonderfully regal and historical about Eversong Woods, especially in the places untouched by scourge and it makes the darker places much harder to see.

 

 

 

World of Warcraft: Mount Hyjal

Mount Hyjal

Cataclysm

Not only is this area important for lore, the zone itself is gorgeous and filled with lots of Druid stuff! We learned so much about the druids and the Ancients from this zone, and the regrown tree Nordrassil is a poignant and stunning part of the landscape.

 

 

 

World of Warcraft: Nagrand

 

Nagrand

The Burning Crusade

Nagrand is all about the skies. I have so many screenshot of the skies at night, daytime, and sunset. More of the sky than anything else, and is it any wonder? It’s incredible!

 

 

 

World of Warcraft: Suramar

Suramar

Legion

Oh Suramar, you have so many hidden wonders like this; is it any wonder that I can’t visit you without taking a screenshot? You’re my biggest time waster, and yet I can’t stop myself. Blizzard really upped their game with their designs in Legion, and Suramar leaves me wordless at times. It’s the hub of ancient elf architecture and it feels like the designers went all out. This is probably my favourite zone of all.

 

 

 

World of Warcraft: Vale of Eternal Blossoms

The Vale of Eternal Blossoms

Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria had a very distinct oriental style, and what I liked about it was that they did it right. Just things like the style of buildings and gates, as well as the little things like the table settings and small kettles you’d find around. It was an expansion that was dredged in oriental cultures and mythology, and I feel that people didn’t appreciate it at all because it was so alien to them. My dad is very into Japanese culture, and so I’d spot things in the storylines or around the zones that would remind me of things he’d told me about. The Vale of Eternal Blossoms is a glorious splash of colour, kept hidden and locked away for thousands of years and you can see why. I almost wept when Garrosh unleashed the sha on it and destroyed it, tainting this celestial place forever 🙁

 

 

 

World of Warcraft: Val 'Sharah

Val’Sharah

Legion

 

Another druid and night elf zone (see a pattern here? 😉 ), Val’Sharah is nature personified. It is glorious and lush forests filled with detailed plants and creatures. It truly is magical and it’s heartbreaking to see the nightmare taking over, spreading further and further. Not to mention the heartbreaking events of some of the storylines. The beauty is juxtaposed against the darkness and it has a staggering effect.

 

 

World of Warcraft: Vortex Pinnacle

Vortex Pinnacle / Throne of the Four Winds

Cataclysm

This isn’t a zone, but rather a raid and dungeon instance in the zone of Uldum. It is a heavenly floating area filled with opalescent jewels and hues alongside white marble. It’s breathtaking and I wish it wasn’t confined just to the instances. A whole city or zone would be amazing and possibly rival my love for Suramar.

 


 

How about you; what are your favourites? Do you find yourself attracted to a particular style or feature? I have a thing for nature, and elvish architecture. Let me know in the comments!

If you liked the screenshots and would like to see more then take a peek at my Screenshot Gallery for more!

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19 Stunning World of Warcraft Legion Fanarts

Sharing Saturday: World of Warcraft Fanart - Legion

It’s been a while since I did a World of Warcraft fanart SS (check out the previous ones; Night Elves, Couples and Pets), and to celebrate the background downloader starting for the Legion Pre-Patch I figured that a Legion themed one was in order! A lot of the amazing Legion fanart out there is due to the awesome contest that Wowhead organised so make sure you check out the winning entries from that too. You can view all entries for the contest in the contest gallery as well.

Disclaimer: The work here is displayed only out of admiration and credit is given for every image (I use the ’embed’ code directly from dA). If you are the artist and want your work removed please leave me a comment. If you like some of the art here please take the time to visit the artist’s DeviantArt and/or leave a comment to let them know. This is probably obvious, but: this post is very image heavy.

SPOILERS – I’ve done my best to avoid spoilers, but I’m not infallible so I apologise if there are any included.

Night Elf Demon Hunter in the Darnassus by GothmarySkold on DeviantArt


World Of Warcraft by yanfy on DeviantArt


Wellhelloder by Faebelina on DeviantArt


[World Of Warcraft] Demon Hunter by CrimsonTulips on DeviantArt


Artifact Weapons – Wowhead’s Legion Art Contest by kinari on DeviantArt


Stormrage (he’s a pony again) by 0Riane0 on DeviantArt


Giveaway: Demon Hunter Kyorli by MischiArt on DeviantArt


Female Illidan – Warcraft (Wallpaper Angle) by Adyon on DeviantArt


Illidian WOW fanart entry by BrianFajardo on DeviantArt


Wowhead Legion contest entry: Eternal conflict by frenone on DeviantArt


Nightfallen by frenone on DeviantArt


Miera by TsunamiXD on DeviantArt


Ascension by sanluis on DeviantArt


Commission: Selendis by Tvonn9 on DeviantArt


Demon Hunter by KassandraVasquez on DeviantArt


Calerius Emberwing (Commission) by IcedWingsArt on DeviantArt


The Betrayer by danehero on DeviantArt


Kiriban 50k – Anaar by LadyRosse on DeviantArt

And to finish it off; Pepe!


Demon Hunter Pepe by Kayley on DeviantArt

 

 

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16 Exquisite Night Elf Fanarts

Sharing Saturday: World of Warcraft Fan Art - Night Elves

At least once a month you’ll find one of these posts popping up here at Ruby Wings Blog. I’ll be sharing some awesome stuff I have found from around the web. Sometime it will be art, sometimes fantastic websites, or geeky fashion. Naturally World of Warcraft fanart was top of the list and I’ve been dying to share some of my favourites with everyone. It is probably my biggest favourite folder on my DeviantArt account. So last week we had couples for Valentines Day, and today we have Night Elves. A wee bit stereotypical I know, but, I love them. I can’t help it 😀 I used to own the fanlisting for Night Elves, my first character was a Night Elf Druid and I have three Night Elf characters.

Disclaimer: The work here is displayed only out of admiration and credit is given for every image (I use the ’embed’ code directly from dA). If you are the artist and want your work removed please leave me a comment. If you like some of the art here please take the time to visit the artist’s DeviantArt and/or leave a comment to let them know. This is probably obvious, but: this post is very image heavy.

NSFW – There is some nudity in this post.

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