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Something new is coming...Zul'Aman
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* 0. Zul'Aman Clarification | 07/12/2007 12:03:08 PM EDT

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I've been following a lot of the reactions on the WoW forums as well as the fansite forums to our announcement of Zul'Aman. I've noticed that there's a little bit of confusion as to some comments that were made in various articles that said that (I am paraphrasing here) "Zul'Aman will be more casual than Karazhan."'

Of course, what most of us in the WoW community have come to realize over the past few years is that the term "casual" means different things to different people. In fact, I am at the point where I try to avoid using the term at all. I've come to discover that most players consider themselves "Casual" when it supports their argument and likewise, they think of themselves as "hardcore" when convenient. We have the largest Casual Hardcore (or Hardcore Casual) community of any MMO out there!

All joking aside, the clarification is this:

--Zul'Aman will be a 10-person raid zone
--Zul'Aman will be on a quicker reset than 7 days (some might call this "casual")
--Zul'Aman will be MORE difficult than Karazhan and drop better loot (some might call this hardcore)
--Zul'Aman will feature 6 bosses and it's our goal that you can kill them all in one night -- perhaps 2-3 hour clear times (some might call this casual)
--Zul'Aman will not have a key requirement. Nor will it have an attunement quest\ (some might call this casual)
--Zul'Aman will have a VERY challenging timed quest for those who choose to participate in it. This *will be* hardcore and will be very rewarding. Players do not have to engage in the timed run (very similar to the Baron run in Stratholme)
--We're tuning the first boss in Zul'Aman to require less raid coordination than some other raid bosses. He will still hit very hard so you'll need to be geared properly but it won't take 15 minutes to explain the fight. It will be a simple yet challenging fight. The other boss fights get more complex and challenging from there. If players want a basis of comparison, imagine the tuning of ZA started around Nightbane/Prince difficulty and ramped up from there.

ZA is a very cool looking zone. It will feature brand new troll models -- Forest Trolls. They are very impressive looking. There will also be a large amount of brand new item art in the zone. We'll get screenshots of this out soon.

I know this question is going to come up so I'll answer it now -- Yes, you can totally skip Karazhan if you're an amazingly elite guild who doesn't have time to key up for KZ yet can face the challenges of ZA without gearing up in KZ. Have fun storming the castle.

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Etsuko - Monk
Razzlixx Blingwell - Warlock
Cloudjumper Wildmane - Druid (Inactive)
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Of possible interest to some: One of the bosses in Zul'Aman is Zul'jin, the Chieftan of the Amani Trolls from WarCraft 2. From a RP perspective, I wonder how some of our Troll tribe mates might take to killing such a well-respected hero.
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Well, Zul'jin is a Forest Troll, as well, not a dark spear like our compatriots in arms. After the orcs were put into internment camps the forest trolls broke off from the horde because the horde did not fulfill it's promise to destroy Quel'thelas and all of the high elves. The differing tribes of trolls have fought each other for as long as the nightelves remember, so I doubt our allies would find destroying Zul'jin a problem. ((Personally I am glad they finally put him back in, but it is surprising that he is an enemy.))
"Passion and shame torment him, and rage is mingled with his grief."

~Virgil~
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Perhaps he has been possessed by some evil force and thus his current actions are not really his own?
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Etsuko - Monk
Razzlixx Blingwell - Warlock
Cloudjumper Wildmane - Druid (Inactive)
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#5
I am so fascinated by this. I want to go. This needs to come out now. *bounces* But eek... tougher than Karazhan? I wonder what sort of gear they're expecting us to have?

...But! More troll lore! Ee!
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#6
Well, like it says in Clouds post, this starts at the level of Nightbane/Prince Melchazzar which is the end of Kharazan, so its not gonna be easy.
"Passion and shame torment him, and rage is mingled with his grief."

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is it here yet? /impatient
"Passion and shame torment him, and rage is mingled with his grief."

~Virgil~
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Is it here yet?
What is the best thing in life?
Crush enemy, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
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#9
Are we there yet?
Don't mess with the trees!


"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

~Bill Cosby
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#10
don't make me turn this game around and go home!

or

do you want to get out and walk the rest of the way?

It'll come when it comes!





also, it r time for zul'amans yet?!?
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