aNewDomain — Are you ready for the Tanaan Jungle?
“World of Warcraft” has expanded the Iron Horde storyline of the “Warlords of Draenor” expansion with a new battlefront. It is set in the Tanaan Jungle — the stronghold of the evil Gul’dan.
Gul’dan and his demonic friends of the Burning Legion have unleashed massive amounts of fel energy in the jungle. The flow is coming from Hellfire Citadel — that must be where Gul’dan is making his stand.
I braved the deep, dark depths of the Tanaan Jungle and took a few snapshots along the way. Here’s a gallery of my adventures.
One of the new mini-games in Patch 6.2 is the naval base. Each player, by completing a few quests, can establish a naval base and conduct operations on the seas of Draenor.
As part of your quest to establish a naval base you’ll also create a stronghold. This will be your base of operations in the jungle.
It’ll also be your connection to the rest of Draenor via a flight path.
One of the more prominent areas here is the Felforge, where Fel Orcs are performing some disturbing rituals.
It looks like the Fel Orcs are trying to create a fel-powered machine of mass destruction. Something is going to have to be done about this.
The clans of the Iron Horde are getting supplies via the Ironhold Harbor.
Cutting off those supplies is going to be vital to the war effort.
This is Zeth’gol, the capital of the Bleeding Hollow. There are abominations galore here.
The Iron Front is where we hold the line. Lose here and the rest of Draenor will be lost.
Of course, that’s not going to be easy.
Here’s what remains of the Dark Portal we destroyed. At least Azeroth is safe.
This is Hellfire Citadel after Gul’dan has corrupted it. Creepy.
We are going to need a full company to raid this stronghold.
Gul’dan’s fel magic has corrupted everything in the Tanaan Jungle, even its plants and animals.
This is Supreme Lord Kazzak. You’re going to need more than a few friends to take him down.
In other parts of the “World of Warcraft” universe, individual players are allowed to fly using their own personal mounts, but not here in the “Warlords of Draenor” expansion. At least, not yet.
But if you complete a series of quests and gain reputation with the right factions, you’ll eventually be able to fly using your own mount. Until then, you have to rely on public transportation in the form of flight paths. Good thing the mounts are so feathery.
Questing in Tanaan Jungle is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards players can reap from their adventures is well worth the danger. Good luck.
For aNewDomain, I’m Mark Kaelin.
All screenshots: Mark Kaelin