It was the year of fire, the year of destruction, the year we took back what was ours

When we last saw Spinks, she was standing at the raceway in the Shimmering Flats. But when I logged on after the shattering, everything had changed.


She was standing on a small floating platform. The title ‘Raceway Ruins’ flashed up above her head. A look at the map showed that she was in the middle of a giant lake where the raceway had been.


Undead being quite good at the not breathing underwater lark, she dived in to have a look at where the raceway had been. You can see the floating wreckage on the lake bed here.


She swam across to a giant barge that was manned by both goblins and gnomes, and found that someone enterprising had brought both a flight master and some thanksgiving tables.

You can see why goblins are such famously good merchants, they really do think of everything.

8 thoughts on “It was the year of fire, the year of destruction, the year we took back what was ours

  1. What a blast it was! I rode up to Shimmering Flats from Tanaris, and decided I didn’t want to swim so I’ll have to check it out another time. It’s fun rediscovering the world.

  2. With all this new water around being a Shaman has become even more awesome! Even though I have to go out tonight I’ll be trying to check out as much as I can with my Water Walking, Water-breathing Shaman self.

  3. +1 to the “I thought you were gonna be giving us some news about a B5 game” comments.

    I also add my “curse you!” followed by an obscure reference to an old Heinlein novel: May maledictions and imprecations follow thee to the infernal pit, thou impious fish!

    Glad you’re liking the Shattering so far.

  4. This is heresy ! 😦

    Babylon 5 is art. WoW is pets and achievements. And money. And .. 20min dungeon runs and scripted bosses.
    Yeah, I play and enjoy WoW, but to misuse Babylon 5 for this joke of a cataclysm. Come on !

  5. For reference, if the entirety of Thousand Needles was filled up in the space of maintenance, those huts would have been vapourised by the energetics, not merely knocked over. Even with WoW’s rather stylistic representation of distance, you’re talking about approximately 150 thousand tonnes of water per second pouring into the basin to fill it.

    For comparitive purposes, the largest rivers on earth at spate have never been known to exceed ten thousand tonnes per second.

    Mind you, considering the Goblins had time to build large boat and sail it out there, perhaps it wasn’t intended so literally.

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