Visit Grom’s Grave – 101 things


Paying respect to your ancestors, especially when they fell in battle is always important. After all no one wants to feel that their sacrifice and death might be in vain. That years later their actions will be nothing more than a whispered tale told to small children over a campfire. So regardless of whether or not you play an Orc, or even the Horde, take the time to wander down to the Demon Fall Canyon and raise a bottle to a flawed but ultimately heroic Orc.

hellscream01Its also nice to see that the Orgrimmar Tourist Board bothered to make sure that the Monument inscription was readable to all races, even to those that can’t speak Orcish.

I would recommend coming either during the daylight hours or failing that, bringing plenty of friends, a campfire and large amounts of strong alcohol. Even during the day there is something cold and creepy about this demon inhabited canyon. Its easy to imagine glowing eyes staring from behind rocks and half dead trees or for your ears to catch a whisper that sends panic flooding through your body.

Links to the previous posts in the series:

Stormwind Harbour

DeathKnight Starter Quests

    101 things to see and do

    Take the flight around Stormwind Harbour.


    No, it doesn’t serve any real purpose. Its total fluff and thats what makes it so awesome.  Mr Ironwing and his team of rather bored birds will take you out for a spin completely free of charge, you get a closer look at the lighthouse, to fly over the shipbuilders all working hard and to see all the little details from the air.


    Considering it only takes a few minutes, its definately well the worth the effort  next time you are passing Stormwind. Obviously its marginally more tricky for  the Horde, but since its free, all you have to do is run a lv 1 human to the  harbour.

    I admit to being a little biased however, as I already find the harbour one of the prettiest places to hang out and relax in. In fact, if there was ever to be playerhousing introduced, I think I would happily be saving up for a waterfront property overlooking the docks. With your morning Honeymint tea you could sit on the cobbles just outside the front door watching all the hustle and bustle. New convicts arriving, under armed guard. Brave little adventurers setting sail for dangerous new lands and young Nightelves arriving for the first time in Stormwind.

    Link to the first post in the series.

    101 things to see and do before you log for the last time

    It was a usual day in guildchat, people whining about deathknights, ganking people and generally chatting about random things. Then, suddenly the normalness was broken by the sound of gnome squeaking “I’m bored, what can I do?”. From the resulting conversation the idea for this thread was born, after all, there are so many things you can do ingame. Things to do solo, things to do in groups, with friends, with guildmates.

    So without further ado and in no particular order, here is number 1.

    Complete the Deathknight starter chain.

    Even if you have zero interest in playing a deathknight, the starter quests are fun, interesting and tell their own little story. The books littered around Ebon Hold and some of the NPC comments are worth it alone in my opinion.


    I’ve completed it around 5 times now, 3 of which were on the beta and I still keep discovering new surprises hidden away. The fact that you get to bear witness to your crimes, watching as you have a tangible effect on the landscape is also good, for the first time Blizzard are showing cause and effect. Certainly some of its content is dark, but I think its dealt with in a far more realistic fashion than the rest of the game, where death has no meaning, as everything we slaughter respawns like clockwork.