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What in WoW reminds you of your home?

Due to the lack of time and most of all, the lack of a blog, I didn’t participate to Blog Azeroth Shared Topic a few weeks ago (or should I say months…). Syrco of Syrco Owl came up with a great and simple question: “What in WoW reminds you of home?”.

I live in multicultural and tiny Belgium. We have mountains, forests, the sea, our big capital city, Brussels, and most of all… fields, lots of fields and meadows… Especially, in the part of Belgium where I come from.

The zone that first popped into my head was Westfall. It’s a tranquil farming area that brings back a lot of childhood memories. Eventhough, I haven’t been raised on a farm and my parents were far from being farmers, our house was surrounded by them. The haystacks, scarecrows, lonely trees in the middle of a plot…

And, then, there is Feralas, which reminds me of our lush, green nature during the summertime. It’s maybe not as exotic looking but, the certain shades of green are quite similar to ours end spring / middle summer.

While Silverpine Forest and Alterac Montains remind me a little of the Ardennes.

Last but not least, well,… I guess I won’t have to explain on how much the next picture of the “Caves of Dinant” looks like a real dungeon 😉 We have plenty of those and I always get carried away, dreaming up adventures and stories whenever stumbling upon one during a long walk in the Ardennes.

Wow, writing this post actually makes me realize on how many places in Azeroth remind me of “home”. Before starting, I really thought I’d have a hard time finding any resemblance at all but, now I’m on a roll and have a hard time stopping :-S Thank you, Syrco for the awesome idea 😉

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Revamping the Orc lady

Maybe this already is old news but, man, am I excited to see “Siskie”‘s new look in WoD. The revamp of the female Orc is awesome. Goodbye blank stare, hello facial expressions. I’ve been staring for quite a while at the new models now. The more I look at them, the more I love them.

From the visible muscle tones, to the haircuts, to the new look of the tusks. Hell, I like the whole package. But, not only the Orcs look amazingly well-done, the new female Tauren models are pretty kick-ass as well.

The size of the hooves remain practically unchanged but, a huge upgrade on the hair (love the bangs ;-)) and again: facial expressions. Can’t wait to see my druid rocking this upgrade.

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Hearthstoned

What a liar that Mei Francis! I am far from being the first to receive the Hearthsteed.
Let’s be honest, it’s not my kind of mount, but I enjoy that kind of cross-game achievement.
I didn’t start playing Hearthstone for the mount, nonetheless, I was very happy to receive that mail.

Being fan of the Blizzard universe, I already welcomed the desktop app, cross-game achievements are taking it even further in the direction of connecting their different worlds.

I have started reading websites and checking other people’s decks. The one I’m using at the moment isn’t very good, but I miss a few cards to make it better. I don’t have any arcane dust yet and I have no card to disenchant either. I’m gonna try to get a bit better with my sucky deck, then I’ll use what little gold I have to go to arenas in the hope of receiving dust or extra cards.