[Pictures] Pre-Cataclysm elemental on elemental action!


I thought it might be fun to share a few screenshots of the pre-Cataclysm events, just for posterity. This is Ogrimmar being attacked by elementals. Tons of players have shown up to help kill the attackers, close the rifts and free prisoners trapped in elemental fire. Players also helped to barricade various parts of the city.

When I came in via the portal from Dalaran (enjoy it while it lasts) an Earthen Ring representative was standing around and gave me a device to free prisoners so I spent more time running around and doing that than actually killing stuff.

General and guild chat were alive with excitement.


A couple more pictures from the event. Thrall is now in Outland, talking to Aggra and Gavan Grayfeather. I’ll try to get more of the dialogue this week but it mostly consislantresorts of Aggra telling Thrall to take his clothes off (I kid you not) and both the other shamans implying that he needs to choose now between being warchief of the horde or being a shaman. I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to say that we’re stuck with Garrosh for Cataclysm rather than my favoured candidate who is pictured to the left.

edited to add: They’ve typed out the Thrall/ Aggra/ Gavan dialogue here.

And my paladin, disguised (but not very well) as a twilight cultist is practicing the summoning ritual which she will later screw up on purpose –— well, apparently it’s on purpose but I also think she’s not very bright so who knows?


And here are some pictures of the elemental attacks throughout Azeroth and Outland. You’ll see that the native wildlife is helping to fight back the invaders too. I’ve shown ravagers fighting fire elementals in Hellfire Peninsula, native fire elementals fighting invading air elementals in Felwood, and the inhabitants of Garodar (including Garrosh) fighting earth elementals in Nagrand.

5 thoughts on “[Pictures] Pre-Cataclysm elemental on elemental action!

    • I think it’s actually really cool. I love how the elemental invasion is affecting all zones, and not just the high level ones. On the paladin (which I’m levelling at the moment), I felt as if I was naturally running into invasions as I was questing.

      Just hope people aren’t too hung up on achievements (which Larisa was blogging about yesterday) to enjoy the event.

  1. I am also enjoying the elemental invasion. There’s something to be said for being able to be on a 80 main to help protect Stormwind and switching to a low-level alt and being urged to leave Stormwind as another invasion is about to commence. The best however is then being able to take that alt and run to Westfall and, as a level 14 lock, participate in destroying level-equivalent elementals and rifts there. Great fun for one and all!

  2. I’ve been having a great time with this. The event itself has been a real blast and it’s actually felt like we’re fighting off a large invasion, much like the WotLK event felt at it’s height.

    Everyone gathering in a huge army front of the gate for the next invasion.

    Someone wondering if we realised they weren’t charging in through main gate.

    Everyone telling that person to shut up.

  3. I really like the way the regular mobs go attack the invading elementals. It’s always kind of bothered me that mobs just ignore each other and only attack PCs. On the one hand, the regular mobs attacking the elementals is more realistic. On the other hand, the fact that this behavior contrasts with the normal behavior of mobs really helps make the elemental invasion feel more dangerous and troubling.

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