Guardians of Azeroth - is a global mod, based on the Warcraft universe by Blizzard Intertainment. In this mod our team is going to image the world of Azeroth in all its glory, particularly focusing on the story of the classic strategies and World of Warcraft Classic. You will be able to assume the role of one of the human kings or test your luck in the role of conqueror of other worlds! You can restore justice in Azeroth or plunge into the chaos of the Scourge and the Burning Legion. In the end, you can simply turn the whole world into your debtors playing as the goblin' cartels. All decisions are belong to you.

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Warcraft: Guardians of Azeroth. Developer Diary №7 - The Burning Legion.

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Welcome, dear readers! The current, tenth diary is devoted to the theme of the Burning Legion, Fel, and also affects the storylines of several famous characters (not Jaraxxus!!!).

Well, what is Fel and how it works? Fel is a demonic magic and energy that damagingly affects all living creatures. If the arcane magic is an ordinary addiction, then Fel is a real drug. It is fatal for all living things: fertile forests and fields transform into poisonous and burnt badlands under the influence of Fel; sorcerers become the demons’ slaves, their personality corrupts, the appearance changes.

In the mod the poisonous influence of Fel is applicable both on provinces, and the characters. However, it should be noted that characters who use this demonic energy will not die of it deadly affection but they can be weakened. As for a province, the Fel impact here is extremely negative: the level of taxes decreases, the supply limit reduces, and the depletion percent increases.

Modifier “The Fel Presence” in the province is divided into 4 stages and it ranges from 0 to 100: 25-49, 50-74, 75-99 and the stage of 100 percent of corruption. Of all the stages, the most interesting is the latter: the provinces with it are so imbued with the Fel energy that the border between the Twisting Nether and Azeroth becomes thin. We will deal with the characteristics of these type of provinces a little bit later. “The Fel Presence” is calculated from several static factors like the religion of the province and of the neighboring regions (first of all, the demonic cults increasing the presence of Fel). Random events may also increase the modifier level and they also may appear not only at the land owner, but also at all characters who are located there. It is need to be considered if you want to prevent the corruption of your lands (what if your courtiers have already sworn their allegiance to the Legion?). Fortunately, your confessor with its abilities will help you to deal with it..

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Now let’s talk about characters. The level of character corruption is also divided into different stages, but here we have only 4 of them: The first stage (33-65) – small corruption level. On this stage the skin and eyes color are changing, but the main phenotype will persist. The second stage (66-99) – the strong corruption. On this stage you will transform into the “corrupted” form of your race, your racial trait will change, your gods will definitely turn their backs from you and you will need to choose one of demonic cults. The level of Fel corruption will never fall under the 66 percent. The third stage (100) – a demon. Now your soul is integrally connected with the Twisting Nether. Like all other demons you will become immortal and, if you are killed, your soul will simply go to the Twisting Nether for restoration and in a couple of years you will be able to reborn again. However, if you will die in a battle or in the result of the conspiracy, or if you will take a duel on fully corrupted land, you will die forever!

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Now we will talk about the demons’ life in Azeroth and about their routine: what are they doing and how we can banish them. In random events appearing during the game demons will slowly surely enter the world: cunning dreadlords will use false faces of rulers to control countries in their name; powerful destroyers and doom guards will raid across the Azeroth. And no matter how significantly it seems for the people of Azeroth, it will newer be comparable with a full-fledged and organized invasion of the Burning Legion that we will talk about later.

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As you probably know, the starting point of the mod is the First War, the times of the end of the Council of Tirisfal and the Last Guardian, who will definitely not stop the demon’s invastion while he is under the Sageras’ control. However, you are not limited in your actions – do a move of the knight, become the servant of the Burning Legion and get to the Tomb of the Dark Titan before everybody else. By sacrificing yourself you can transfer the part of Sargeras’ soul into his fallen avatar and transform yourself into the avatar of the Fallen Titan. Lots of new perspectives will open for you after that… you will be able to summon endless armies of demons and launch THE BURNING CRUSADE! This is the earliest version of the beginning of the Legion invasion (it cannot begin before the Drak Portal opens). If Medivh has fallen and the part of the soul of the Fallen Titan is lost, the invasion may start from the summoning of one of Legion’s leaders, but for this your character should be one of the best mages in the world and have access to several powerful sources of magic: it may be the Well of Eternity, the Sunwell, and any artifacts like the Book of Medivh or the Scull of Gul’dan.

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YOU FACE XARAX-… Khm… This is the end of our diary! Thank you for your attention. We wish you to prepare for the invasion of the Burning Legion as quickly as you can, in the role of servant or enemy – it’s up to you!

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Warregory
Warregory

This is the mod I've always wanted, holy ****.

I see the world map is assembled; is that all there is to it?

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Dark1Isaac
Dark1Isaac

the portraits are amazing!!

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Asurito
Asurito

It looks great, but i have small question: could you describe second stage of corruption changes to races that dont have canon versions (humans, dwarves, night elves etc.)?
PS: Archimonde wasn't patient, and I think that he should have bigger marial skill (he was real commander of legion armies).

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Dirtbreath
Dirtbreath

The mod looks great, but i think you should find a proof-reader to help you with your grammar.

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