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Sam Raimi’s Warcraft Movie Production Diary

Posted in General with tags , on July 28, 2009 by rocklawthepally

From Wired.  I chuckled :)


“I can’t tell you how pissed off I am. I keep giving the extras simple instructions for the final battle scene: When Kel’Thuzad raises his staff, run left. When he raises his orb, run right. That’s all there is to it, but every time we shoot, a bunch of extras run the wrong way, right into the pyrotechnics. Every time! We must have tried shooting the scene two dozen times and someone always screws it up. Worse yet, we keep having to put shooting on hold while they get their armor repaired.”


Tips to complete the Loremaster title

Posted in General with tags , , on February 24, 2009 by rocklawthepally

I was thinking that the Loremaster title is actually a pretty significant achievement so I thought I’d share some tips for attaining it. I will focus primarily on Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor since the Outland and Northrend ones are relatively easy. Just complete all of the quest chains there you can find – they are laid out in a far more sensible manner than the Old World and the line of progression from place to place ties them all up neatly.

For both Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms, I recommend doing all of the quests in each of the starter zones.  They are quick and easy, and you will gain a ton of reputation with the various capital cities (leading towards the Ambassador title). Just head to the level 1-5 areas for each of your faction’s races, turn on low-level quest tracking and go to town.

My tips are fairly Alliance-centric, since I’ve never levelled a Horde character past about 20.  Eastern Kingdoms is relatively easy for the Alliance.  Just be sure to hit up every major zone and cover off all the major quest lines.  Check the capital cities for things you might have missed.  Do those dungeon quests – everyone can solo old world dungeons these days, regardless of class or spec, so delve into those places you might have skipped on the way up.

For Kalimdor, here are a few quest hubs you may have missed/skipped.  The Shimmering Flats has quite a few quests that involve obtaining parts for pod racing machines (good Goblin rep, too) and whacking various mobs.  Ratchet has some interesting running around to do in The Barrens and back and forth to Booty Bay.  There is the completely reworked Dustwallow Marsh zone that has been really well done that everyone should do regardless.  Don’t forget Feathermoon, either.  In Winterspring, I found a little chain to killed named mobs that led to the opening of the Wintersabre line.  Not sure I want to grind THAT particular one, despite the nerf.  Low level quest tracking is the key to this whole thing.  If it had not been for that, this would have been hellishly difficult.

Essentially, obtaining the Loremaster title means doing every last quest you can find for the zone you are trying to complete.  I only just got it yesterday and I’ve been playing this game for over 3 years.  I had no incentive to do the Kalimdor quests I skipped until the title became available.  I made a little money along the way, gained some rep here and there, and found some great content that I had completely missed.  That last part was the most fun – seeing stuff that other players/factions would have done as a matter of course, but due to my choice of race and class, I never had cause to encounter.

So there you go.  A few tips for obtaining the Loremaster title.  They may seem basic, but if you’re reading this, then perhaps not, eh?  Happy lowbie whacking!