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The World of Warcraft by Eipakten The World of Warcraft by Eipakten
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Alright! I've been promising a tour of WoW, and so here we begin! The map you see before you is (currently) the entire World of Warcraft. As you can see, there are two continents - Kalimdor and Azeroth - which dominate most of the image along with the swirling maelstrom in the middle. There is, in fact, another continent in the Warcraft world (known as Northrend), but unfortunately it is overrun by the Scourge. For those who don't know, the Scourge is an undead army lead by the once-human-now-undead Prince Arthas. At this point in time, players are not able to access this Northern continent.

Much like the continents you see before you, all the races in the Warcraft world are divided; they are either members of the Horde or the Alliance. Players are able to choose from a total of eight races - four on each side - and nine classes, which will be mentioned later.

As you can see, I've quickly labelled all the key cities upon the continents (shabbily, aye, but this is just the beginning; I'll get better ;P). Their descriptions are as follows:

Alliance Cities (suxxorz)

Darnassus: The Night Elf capital. Darnassus is located in a dense forest, constantly under the watch of the mysterious and deadly Night Elves. Having lost their immortality with the destruction of their beloved World Tree, the Elves joined the Alliance to battle against the savage races of the Horde for their own survival.

Stormwind: The Human capital. Humans were once the most dominant race in the Warcraft World, but with the undeath of their beloved Prince Arthas, their great kingdom of Lordaeron was completely destroyed by the Scourge. They now preside in the southernmost portion of Azeroth, keeping Stormwind safe from the Undead threat. They have always been proud supporters of the Alliance with their closest allies, the Dwarves.

Ironforge: Alliance Stronghold. Ironforge, in addition to being the centre of the Alliance's power, is also home to both the Dwarves and the recently exiled Gnomes. The Dwarves have always been steadfast supporters of the Alliance (just like the Humans), and are a proud, sturdy, and reliable race. They gladly welcomed their smaller brethren, the Gnomes, when the Gnomish capital of Gnomeragan was overtaken by monsters spawned from deep within the bowels of the Earth. The Alliance Auction House resides here.

Horde Cities (Roxxorz)

The Undercity: Though most of the Undead are completely bound to Arthas’s will, some few hundred managed to regain their own sanities and break off from the Legions of the Scourge. They are lead by the Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner (formerly a High Elf) in their never-ending war against the mindless Scourge and those who would seek to eradicate them. Their joined the Horde not for glory or valour, but rather for their own convenience; they place no true loyalty in anyone else. They eradicated the Capital City of Lordaeron and built a city below it, an Undercity, as a stronghold.

Thunder Bluff: Home to the mighty Tauren, a traditionally nomadic, peaceful race of beast-men. They orgionally roamed the plains of the Barrens, hunting Kodo, but were endangered by the ever-persistent centaur. Thrall, Warchief of the Orc Horde, assisted Cairne Bloodhoof, leader of the Tauren, in endeavours which ultimately saved the nomadic race from extinction. Harbouring a loyalty that knows no bounds, the Tauren have entered the war against the Alliance not only for survival, but also in part for the debt they owe the Orcs.

Orgrimmar: Horde Stronghold. Orgrimmar is home to both the Orcs and the Trolls of the Horde. They are two races who have been allied for as long as one can remember, and have always fought side-by-side. The Orcs are not traditionally from this world, but rather, were transported by a great mage in order to save themselves from their dying planet. Unwelcome and hunted at every turn, the Orcs entered an alliance with the Trolls which has lasted to this day. They settled upon the eastern banks of Kalimdor just as the Scourge began the destruction of Lordaeron, and created their own country – Durotar. They erected Orgrimmar upon settling in, and it has remained the Horde stronghold ever since. The Horde Auction House can be found in Orgrimmar.

There you have it - the races and places of WoW. This is just the beginning... enjoy!
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Luca-pirate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
back in the days before the cataclism
Yonteh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
kittygirl1998 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
5 years later...Worgen and Dranei!!!!!
TheInspectre Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Hell to the Yes! :meow:
Wulfate Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Um, this isn't even art. It's just biased patriotism over a game in picture form.
Pirateotter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh geez you started a battle. Anyway For The Alliance!!!!

~Arget, Night Elf Rogue
KenPachiZaraki700 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
For the Horde! :iconhurrplz:
vladplasmes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   General Artist
asuming whom made this is a horde player.
LegendsoftheAlliance Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
For the Alliance!

You just HAD to see some of these comments coming...

~Synere, Night elf Hunter

Member of Legends of the Alliance
Bliood-Kira Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD i hate aliance 2 >.> but i like darnassus XD its a cute capital :)

and what i like about your map :love: is that its from before TBC

TBC is the worst expansion ever XD

WTPLK is a bit better but the old world is still the best :love: 2 bad ppl don't quite give interes 2 it >.>
xxMoonlitexx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Nice Map and overview....

I like Alliance (Best Night Elf Druid ever~)

But I also like Horde (Blood Elf Hunter)

But personally I like Alliance more.. Ya so we suck at WSG but we kick butt in Alterac Valley!

So all in all nice job =]

Druids rockkkkk
Kevinho160 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wahaha Naaiiz! Horde powahh!
pogopuggie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh. so that's why i keep being ganked. I'm so going to level in elwynn now instead of astranaar, less chance of epic horde pwning me :'(
Drifts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL great map! lets everyone know how it is on wow, for the Horde!
Sinsy2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
No... no... no SILVERMOON *cries*
FigureEight Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
alliance FTW


TehCK Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
I love all the 'sux' parts you put in! For the Horde!!
Matt-of-the-North Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Dwarves are the only cool Alliance race; Humans are boring, Night Elves are stuck up xenophobes, Draenei are high on crystals and Gnomes...well they are Gnomes (that's not a good thing either). Dwarves however, drink a lot! And have ce-razy scottish accents! How cool.
4ube Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Kalimdor and Azeroth -

Azeroth is the whole thing, Kalimdor is the one on the left (west) and the one on the right (east) is called Eastern Kingdoms :)

However rest is correct. More than a former High Elf, Sylvanas is a former lich servant who got back her will power. But strangely, she has a night elf skin.
Vocorus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Writer
lmao @ sux
kaiyela Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Student General Artist
Lol you are truely evil. I play Alliance but you don't see me around talking like: 'yea horde sux blabla"

Rly, dude, that's pathetic. It shows your weakness, and absolutly don't suits your ego.

I love horde myself, espacialy the undeads. And you, you shoud learn to stop acting so stupid
Romogrand Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
screw da horde
Thumbedbunny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
For the Alliance!
Level 70 Hunter-
Altar of Storms.

And the Draenei are the second cool Alliance race =]
I wish we also had the High Elves..=[

I'd rather have noble, shining cities where we have plumbing and our buildings can withstand hard hits ^_^
Angelsbane1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Pfah.... many hordies have fallen under the dark powers of my mighty warlock.. and many many more will follow... at least alliance cities look like they have plumbing and all the other luxury a great civilization should have. unlike thunder bluff and orgrimmar... shamble huts of wood and debris... or the undercity, where the forsaken do have plumbing.. heck, theyre living in it! moehaha take that, hordies! For the Alliance! For Warlocks! For Pony!
DraggyTheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Night elves don't suck that bad... ;-; Yet they are the only COOL Alliance race... sigh...
FightingGoddess Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
FOR THE HORDE! lol Yes, I played WoW once until my account's free trail is timed out... I played humans and stuff, THEY ARE BORING! So I pick undead cuz they are more fun to do random stuff. I have to admit it that horde rules!
ascraeus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
for the horde.!!
YoonSoSweet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007

bokleh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Sux big time?

It's the best city!


Nightelf Hotty :)
Skavalon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
/join mockingyou
Hey look, I'm undead! My city rocks and ganking others to ruin their experience of the game is the best thing that ever happened to me!
/leave mockingyou
Jeez, if you're gonna give a WoW tutorial, don't sway the n00bs to your side. It works like this:
Alliance = get owned in PvP
n00bz = Alliance * 2 because some Alliance know what they're doing.
Horde = own in PvP
Therefore, Horde + n00bz = Alliance
You don't want that, do you Hordie?
Idiotska Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
Andicous Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
very nicely writed in, :w00t: FOR THE HORDE! :D
GothicResidentEvil Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Tehe. Horde = <3
lostphoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
alliance blows!!
Andarieal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Traditional Artist
w00t HORDE!
SetsunaNK Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
Nice overview... :laughing: Some stuff cant be short like this story but you did it well and as short as it can be for now... Lets see whats next...
Eipakten Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005   Writer
<3 ^^
fallin2pieces Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
ummmm......yea.......*rolls eyes* *coughs coughs* nerd
Eipakten Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005   Writer
fallin2pieces Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
lol hey I only speak the truth
ebony-tae Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
*Head is reeling* Okayyyyyy, so the horde are bad yes? Or is it the alliance? No wait alliance are Human, sooooo is/was the prince dude soooo are humans evil? Arghhhhhh my head!
Eipakten Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005   Writer
Alright, I'll make it a little simpler for you ^^

Neither the Horde nor the Alliance are evil. They are simply two different factions who are at war. The only truly evil race in the World of Warcraft are the undead minions of the Scourge.

Now, Prince Arthas, who was formerly human (and good), had his soul imprisoned by an enchanted blade (made by the Lich King) in Northrend and so became a heartless, undead killer. He, along with the Lich King, command the Scourge (an undead army void of indipendent thought).

The "Undead" characters in World of Warcraft which players can choose from are the Horde faction known as the "Forsaken". These "Forsaken" actually have minds of their own, and so fight against the Scourge in a desperate battle for freedom from the tyranny of Arthas and the Lich King.

It's long, I know, but that should sum up some details :P
Dendarang Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
As ricilous as it is responding to something posted five years ago, much less correcting it, still, first off, finaly a correct explanation, neither Alliance nor the Horde are evil, they are simply different factions at war, and like all on the opposing sides in war, they view each other as evil. Other then that, Forsaken are viewed as evil by both Alliance and Horde becouse they´re undead but I think that´s way to one-dimensional way of viewing things. They are one of the best and most compex races in Warcraft universe and my personal favorites. And one small correction at the end of this needlesly long comment, the Frostmourne was created by the Nathrezim otherwise known as Dreadlords on their home world somewhere deep in the Twisting Nether. While Ner´zhul´s prison, The Frozen Throne was created out of the etarnal ice of the Twisting Nether and then sent to Azeroth in form of a comet by Kil´Jaedan. And yes, it landed in Icecrown Glacier.
ebony-tae Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
*thinks* Okay *big grin* I'll try to follow it all :D
Raichana Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
wow very interesting *secretly crying cause this damn game stole your soul* good job :'(
Eipakten Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005   Writer
Thanks... I guess...
Raichana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
*looks for your WOW disk with a lighter in her hand* must destroy >< lol
no this will be really helpful i guess for when you post your random journy pics
AllFades Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that's awesome! nice desc of all the places and the races! XDD FOR THE HORDE!!!! lol i don't play but all of my friends do and they're all *well all but one* horde so i'm for the horde by default XD nice job i really like the screencap too! ^^ keep it up i like hearing about WOW! :D
Eipakten Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005   Writer
:w00t: FOR THE HORDE!! :D Awesome stuff ;P Thanks for the comment! Soon I'll be posting individual screens, so yeah ^^ Enjoys :D
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