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Ardenfield is the best Shadowlands zone, not nearby

All the leaves are blue ... and the leaves are blue.

All the leaves are blue … and the leaves are blue.
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mine Shadowlands The experience was an interesting curve. It didn’t start well in Bastion and was picked up in Maldraxus. And now in Ardenfield, I’m at the top of the curve. Everything in this zone — stories, quests, To be In Ardenfield Wow In its best condition.

Of all the new zones of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, I was looking forward to exploring Ardenfield most.If it goes only with aesthetics, it’s very very My shit.. I love Teldrassils (pre-toast, of course), Ashenvales, and the lush, natural zones that are always illuminated like the night, similar to the old Suramars.It’s not covered in a permanent veil at night, but Outlands Nagrand is my favorite Wow Zones all the time as it was so supernaturally clean with a mass of floating islands and a breathtaking skybox.I remember during my time Burning crusadeNo matter where I was in Outland at the end of the day’s play, I flew to Nagrand, found a nice place to look at the sky and logged out. (I often fly to Honor Hold to log out while staring at the breathtakingly beautiful Arator, but that’s another story.) Nagrand’s beauty remains in my heart forever, and I’m asking frequently asked questions. The answer was: Whether you can live anywhere in the video game, where is it?

Arden Wheeled is my new Nagar.

From time to time, I find myself randomly stopping in the middle of a quest and looking up at the skybox. I love the stars and the night sky, and I was able to stare at the Ardenfield sky forever.

None of the top 10 most beautiful skyboxes in the WoW bar.

Top 10 most beautiful skyboxes in Wow No bar.
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Ardenweald feels like an territory of all other natural origins in the night elf aesthetic of steroids flavored with fairy powder-and some selection bits of dialogue from the Winter Queen. Given-it may be!

When I first landed in Ardenfield, I was first turned off by Moonberry, the fairy spirit who welcomes you when you arrive. Tinkerbell has always been my most disliked character in Peter Pan, so I don’t really like singing, naughty, lucky fairies like Lady Moonberry flying around Ardenfield.I know it’s their job to be happy forever, but everyone, the animal spirits Dead— Maybe show a little more courtesy?

The fairies are terrible, but they are responsible for the most fun I had in the game. I encountered fairy dust while searching for and killing things in a huge tree. You’re supposed to fly with dust to reach quest items that you can’t reach otherwise, but you can also fly straight with dust. I kept the fairy dust in my bag and used it to return to the base after each quest. I’ve already pledged Arden Wheeled as my contract (more on that later, because the hooboy who started the introductory quest is cute, darknessAnd it’s still unclear when players will be able to unlock Shadowlands flights. Fairy dust is my main means of transportation. Flying is fun.

Flying in Ardenfield is a hospitality!

Flying in Ardenfield is a hospitality!
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My Warlock is now spending time on classes and signing abilities in all zones, and in my opinion Ardenweald has the best combination. Soul lot is a great spell. You can give range dots that enhance the life drain’s self-healing spell. It is a lifesaver that FLIPPING USELESS VOIDWALKER pulls one mob, and a quick burst of health is required for the damage over time to survive long enough to do their job.

Arden Wheeled’s signature ability, Soul Shape, allows you to flash forward and transform into a cute fox.

Arden Wheeled is for fur.

Arden Wheeled is for fur.
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Ardenfield has fun quest elements, a beautiful environment, and the best abilities of all zones, but the story makes the zones great. Ardenfield is an area of ​​hibernation and recovery. When animals and other creatures with a strong affinity for nature die, Ardenfield is a place to hibernate as a wild species before their spirits are reborn. Become a new spirit bid in your hometown or Ardenfield.

Like the rest of the Shadowlands, Ardenweald suffers from anima drought, sacrificing orchards where wild seeds sleep, harvesting and diverting animas so that the rest of Ardenweald does not collapse. To. You can get the full effect of this story with Ardenweald’s Afterlives short. There you can see Ara’lon, a devoted grove bid, establishing a special relationship with wild species, including Ursoc, the spirit of the Azerocian bear. Allaron later made the tragic choice of sacrificing Ursock so that his anima could be used elsewhere. It’s an intuitive punch to see and set up a story that makes Ardenfield so good.

My partner.

My partner.
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In the previous zones Bastion and Maldraxus, the anima drought has always hung in the background as a vague threat, but it’s not enough to worry about why you’re fighting. It was. At Maldraxxus, it was nice to see Darion meet his dad in Draka’s cool. But in reality, I never felt that I was investing deeply in Maldraxxi’s internal conflict beyond the superficial level that “if you don’t stop them, bad things will happen.”And in the case of Bastion, the “good man” is Do such a vicious shit I will actively support the “bad guys”.

But in Ardenweald, the Anima crisis is the Ardenweald crisis, and the crisis is personal. As you progress through the zones, you will be given your own wild seeds to take care of, so you will personally invest in the story, the consequences, and the consequences. Seeing the devastation that the anima drought has brought to the land, if you do not succeed in caring for this wild species, that spirit will die … again, and there is no hope of its rebirth.

Even if you don’t know who is resting in the wild species, it will be enough to get rid of hell from me. Finding out who you are Shadowlands‘A more emotional and enjoyable experience.From the moment I was first introduced to the charge, I felt it would be some important numbers from WowIt’s a recent past, not some lands. Over time, as the conversation surrounding wild-species babies deepened, I became convinced that this was a dragon. What I didn’t expect was how Ardenfield would reveal to me who this dragon was.

Spoilers for the end of the Ardenfield campaign.

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Later in the campaign, you will delve into Wild Seed’s dreams and understand what causes so much trauma in their lives, which causes an infinite number of nightmare demons to emerge.From the vision of a green dragon running around and Tilande Whisperwind as a “dear friend”, the soul of the dragon you care for (no, not that dragon’s soul) died tragically, Isera. It’s pretty clear that you’re the mistress of the emerald dream Legion Expansion. But instead of Isera jumping out of the wild species, “Hey everyone miss me?” Wow I like to hurt you by offering quests that let you experience the endless nightmares of Isera’s corruption and death. Imagine being forced to relive your worst moments literally forever with perfection and painful clarity. Jesus Christ, WowCan’t you?

Never talk to me or my dragon mom again.

Never talk to me or my dragon mom again.
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I cried when I fought Isera Legion.. I saved her soul again and cried when she saw her reborn in Ardenfield. And I love how well the story of Isera and, by extension, Ardenweald was done, and made a complete round only twice. Wow Have made me cry cry

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