Blog Archive by month: March 2008
by Tachyon on Sat. 29. March 2008, 14:38
Filed under: tips, addons, macros, videosSpring comes, with flowers sprouting everywhere!
Well, everywhere but in Azeroth, where the same sparse flora covers the ground as ever.
That can be changed using a few console commands, best assembled into a macro:
The general appearance of nature becomes smoother, more vivid and rich on plants, without having a noticable impact on the frame rate.
If you want to try it: just create the following macro in WoW, and use it. Et voilà: WoW looks young again, like kissed by the spring fairy
/console groundEffectDensity 256
/console groundEffectDist 140
/console detailDoodadAlpha 100
/console horizonfarclip 2112
/console farclip 777
This tip comes from Daostrasz, Mage on EU-Turalyon, who also made a beautiful video on the changed visuals. In his Blog, he also provides some explainations to the settings, well worth reading.
by Tachyon on Sun. 16. March 2008, 23:05
Filed under: Frostmourne, Items, WotLK, Expansion, LoreThe legendary rune blade Frostmourne, which corrupted Arthas Menethil's soul and pushed his career from being a Paladin to being a Death Knight, can now be purchased and put over the chimney at home.
The replika is 1.2m (47'') long, weights 7.3 kg (16lbs) and is forged of stainless steel.
The rune typed inscription is both promise and warning:
Whosoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal.
Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit.
The sword can be purchased at EpicWeapons.com for $429, which is not that much, thanks to the weak dollar (1 USD < 1 CHF since Friday, that's epic, hrhr). The only question that afflicts me: where to find a place for such a sword at home? I'm really tempted to buy it, but without a chimney I'm lacking a proper place for it, and putting it in the umrella stand whold certainly dishonour it.
The stats of the rune blade have been presented at the last BlizzCon in the Lore(lol?) panel, but it's yet unclear if it will even be lootable sometime in the next expansion (Wrath of the Lich King), and what this would mean for the bearer (mind the inscription!).
More pictures and infos to the Frostmourne replica can be found here: