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Legends of Azeroth: Dire Maul

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"Perhaps it is your imperfections... that which grants you free will... that allows you to persevere against all cosmically calculated odds. You prevail where the Titan's own perfect creations have failed."


 


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Deep within the Caretaker's Chambers, a door remains sealed tightly shut, but a timer beside it slowly draws to zero.


 


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As you enter the chamber of the Caretaker, a young man appears to be seated at a simple desk in the middle of the massive chamber. He appeared to be focused upon a scroll, writing down something in a foreign language. A more notable adventurer may recognize it as Titanic in origin.


 


"You've come then, good..."


 


Stated the echoing voice, emanating from the strange young man before you. But why had you come? What had drawn you to this new chamber within the facilities watched over by the Caretaker? Was it fate? Perhaps the Caretaker had more power in this world than we realized.


 


"Since the time of Algalon's defeat, this one has questioned you... mortals."


 


Said the Caretaker, his voice showing a tinge of distaste for the flesh cursed beings. The man raised his head, revealing brilliant glowing eyes, like a pair of blue stars staring into your soul. With a wave of his hand, the chamber shifted and changed. Titanic architecture dropped, making way for ancient elven stone ruins, covered in foliage and rubble.


 


"Eldre'thalas... A notable homestead of the ones you know as Shen'dralar... There's quite the story to these people, you know. More than most will get to discover. You, however, will learn their story well."


 


You raise your brow, questioning the being before you. How could this be? Did the Caretaker plan to send you back into the past? Did the Titans wish for you to rewrite history? No, they'd created guardians, the Bronze Flight, to prevent just that in the first place.


 


"Your kind's abilities and thoughts elude even us Watchers. You are... Different from the kin we spawned here, upon Azeroth. Perhaps it is your fleshy composition that makes you as you are... I know not."


 


A gentle sigh escapes the man's lips, the features of Dire Maul shifting, changing to show the original glory of Eldre'thalas. You now stood in the center of a great arena, cheering Highborne all about. The scene shifts again, to a great war. Demons and Highborne battling for control. Chaos and death all around you.


 


"Your kind has faced many trials and survived. Why is it you survive in the chaos of this world? It is an imperfect world. Anarchy."


 


You find yourself back in the original chambers, the desk gone, and the man before you standing tall. He was intimidating to say the least, staring at you with his starry gaze. He reached up, grasping lightly at your chin.


 


"I will discover what it is in time. The experiments begin soon."


 


In the blink of an eye, you find yourself standing outside the same doorway you had entered, but it was sealed shut. It looked as if it had not been opened in hundreds of thousands of years, but that was impossible. You were just inside, no? Beside the door, a ticker slowly counted down to zero... A voice rings once more in your mind.


 


"At the timer's end, the way shall be revealed. The experiments of the Legends of Azeroth shall begin."


 


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"So, what the hell is this all about?"


 


The following events are Caretaker events based around the completion of the Dire Maul storyline, before Cataclysm. Adventurers will get to face old favorites such as King Gordok and Immol'thar once more.


 


However, a twist to this story, is the Caretaker's Experimentation factor. Through out the storyline, the Caretaker will change specific factors in order to attempt to find what grants Mortals their survival abilities.


 


"Are you implying you're revamping Dire Maul's whole story?"


 


Dire Maul will remain mostly the same, with a few exceptions. Some notable side quests will be adjusted and changed ever so slightly. This includes the Paladin Mount quest, for example. While not gone, the Ancient Equine Spirit's purpose will certainly shift.


 


This also may include changes during specific encounters, such as Lethtendris' minion being upgraded from a lowly imp to something with a little more kick to it.


 


"Will there be any secrets?"


 


Trust me, keep your eyes open and explore the dungeon. There's going to be a lot going on in this place, and not all of it is going to be from Retail perspective. There will be easter eggs, hidden rewards, puzzles, and special challenges spread through every wing of this massive instance.


 


Creative problem solving is going to result in some rather interesting tales and benefits. You'll still be expected to continue through the dungeon, as excessive lingering may very well have dark consequences in this cursed city.


 


"How do I get that phat lewt?"


 


You'll be provided multiple tokens through these series of events. One token will be automatically provided for general participation in an event. You can earn additional tokens by showing proper participation and activeness in the group.


 


Don't expect to stand in the background every event and qualify for the big daddy prizes. You'll need to be active in the events in order to earn your dues.


 


On top of this, there will be hidden goodies as mentioned in the previous section of the FAQ. 


 


"B-but favoritism!!"


 


Yeah, no. I think it's fairly obvious who actively participates during an event. You're willingly joining the event, not being dragged into it, so I'd better not hear complaints if you don't get an activity token alongside your participation token.


 


This also brings up a big point. If you whine and bitch and moan, and hold up the event, you're gone from the event. We're mostly grown men and women here, so I expect you to act like one.


 


Event Times & Dates


 


Introductory - November 29th, 8:00am Server Time


Deeper Inside - December 1st, 8:00am Server Time


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going going

back back

TO KILL THEM ALLL

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Mmmmm. Yessss. It's all ogre now!

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I don't even like running through Dire Maul on retail.

Really? Dire Maul was always one of my favorites to run.

 

 

No, I lied about not liking it.

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i was running this instance when makeris called me his gay baby lover

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I don't even like running through Dire Maul on retail.

Really? Dire Maul was always one of my favorites to run.

 

 

No, I lied about not liking it.

 

I knew it.

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I may come :P( on someone who knows who baby cakes)

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But Dire Maul is the biggest abomination of all instances in this game.

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Hey so obviously correct me if I'm wrong but I thought after the complete shitstorm the last event you hosted caused, you weren't allowed to do host events anymore..?

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No, after the last shitstorm caused by people making shit up, the DM Team tried to get me banned from DMing based on false information. My entire chain's ending was then forced in a new direction by staff, acting without asking for my own information regarding the event.

 

When I presented the correct information to an Admin, the fuck-up was acknowledged but it was decided to not renege on the staff decision for whatever reason (even as it was made without all the correct information) because apparently they had to stick by said decision.

 

tl;dr I can and am hosting because last time people lied and tried to get me in trouble based on lies. Lies proven false

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Mmhmm. Alright. Well, good luck with all that.

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Lies proven false

The ERP den under your character's house, built by you, wasn't an abuse of your power? Last I was aware, you were not the active builder on that project. Nevermind the fact that it wasn't staff approved until you asked them AFTER you made it.

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I'm sorry but what ERP den are we talking about here? Pretty sure I don't have one of those.

 

If you're talking about when I handled Thor's interior, it was both approved and I was given permission to take care of it because the builders at the time were backed up to high hell.

 

If it doesn't have to do specifically with LoA, either PM me, or keep it to yourself.

 

Thanks.

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After ahn'qiraj, he said. However, Damurak has been having issues with Internet so I am unsure, as is he, on when he'll return.

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