Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tanaris - Level 48: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Directly south of Thousand Needles lies the expansive desert of Tanaris.  As players come down the mountain path from the north, they find the goblin city of Gadgetzan awaiting them.  

This is the main hub for adventurers in this zone, although Tanaris had no shortage of places for players to explore.  Steamwheedle Port lay on the eastern shore of the zone... 

while further down the coast, the Lost Rigger Cove hid a fleet of pirate ships and their crew, who were surely up to no good.  

Ogres have claimed many of the troll ruins that lay throughout the desert...
but they do not dare venture into the walled city of the trolls, Zul'Farrak. 

Near the center of the desert lie the enigmatic Caverns of Time.   

It is here that a race of dragons known as the Bronze Dragonflight dispatch adventurers to key periods of history, in order to protect the existing timeline from a mysterious sect of evil saboteurs known as the Infinite Dragonflight.     
As of right now, players can travel to four unique periods of Azeroth's history and experience the events that happened first-hand.     

In the southern part of the desert, mysterious hives have begun appearing to corrupt the landscape, and swarms of violent giant insects known as the Silithid have begun to teem out of the ground.  
In the south, the gates to the Land of the Titans, Uldum, had remained undisturbed for countless years, but the Cataclysm brought many changes to Tanaris.    


The ocean flooded and swept away Steamwheedle Port, and finally stopped just outside of Gadzetzan, turning the former desert city into oceanfront property.  

The violent tearing of the world also shattered the gates to Uldum, and rumors of the riches available in the Land of the Titans have attracted treasure hunters from all corners of the globe...but we aren't strong enough to enter just yet.  

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