World of Warcraft: Celebrating the holidays in style
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Andronica and Avandia
In the World of Warcraft, this is the time of year we celebrate the Feast of Winter Veil. Members of the Technologia guild mark this festive time of year in various ways, ranging from dungeon raids to snowball fights. This TechRepublic Photo Gallery reveals some of Technologia’s recent revelry.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us in our favorite gaming diversion. This is the time of year many join the World of Warcraft for the first time and Technologia would welcome some new eager members. With no end in sight for the writers strike, it may be your bet entertainment bet for the upcoming long winter months.
Believe it or not, one of these alluring Blood Elves is a grandmother.
End of Black Rock Depths
A small group of Technologia members took some time to relish victory in Black Rock Depths.
On top is Dezmodian. L to R is Avandia and her pet, Inferious, Fachunk, and Andronica.
King of the Ogres
One of my favorite quests can only be attempted after reaching Level 70 and requires four stout friends.
Throughout your adventuring in the World of Warcraft, the Ogre has been a sworn enemy to be terminated on sight. But no one knew why the Ogres were so hostile. In this quest you find out and risk your life to rid the Ogre race of the evil driving their rage.
Upon completing the quest you are designated King (or Queen) of the Ogres. From that point on Ogres are not hostile to you anymore in Outland.
Inferious accepts the honor.
Inferious Blast Off
As a reward for a quest in Netherstorm you can choose to get a “Rocketman” helmet that will launch into the air.
Inferious as an Elf on Reindeer Mount
As with almost any celebration, there is a tendency to mark the occasion with some alcoholic spirits. Our rogue friend Inferious, presumably after being named King of the Ogres, has a little too much fun and suffers temporary vision impairment.
Inferious Throws Snowball at Smorgasborc
Inferious and Avandia Gnome Elves
The Goblin engineers transmuting machines do a fantastic job of changing even the most dangerous Horde into harmless Gnome elves.
Winter Veil trees
Depending on where you are, the Winter Veil trees can be decorated in various ways. This one in Shattrath is fairly conventional.
Winter Veil trees
This one in Orgrimmar is not so conventional with skulls being a major theme — those crazy Orcs.
Some claim the Feast of the Winter Veil has become too commercialized — vendors of Smokey Pastures treats are found all over the World of Warcraft during this time of year.
Give Greatfather Winter some milk and cookies and he’ll let you choose a gift from underneath the Feast of the Winter Veil tree.
If you don’t want to go with the full transmutation, you can just wear some Elf clothing. Not quite the same effect I admit.
This is what Elkwinkarma looks like without the Elf trappings. I actually prefer this look. Notice the new cowl I was awarded for player vs. player combat.
With my new headpiece comes these demonic wings — now I am beginning to look like what an Undead Affliction Warlock Technologia Guild Leader should look like.