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We have some more art-related content, but this time around it's not just fans painting their favorite characters, but actually transforming WoW into a painting - and without using any mod! Now, there's plenty of mods already out there that you can use to change the game's aesthetics, but with Blizzard's recent tightening of EULA enforcement, it could possibly be risky using some of them (although they've been mostly safe to use so far).
This one requires an Nvdia card and is much, much easier than putting a mod in, you just need the Geforce app and to click a few things, and your game could be looking like this:
As noted by the poster, kathrad_, this also messes with the UI, so you're either going to have to just use it to marvel at the visuals around the world, or be really good with your spec rotation, as you won't really be seeing much of the UI. Also, perhaps don't go raiding or doing high M+ keys, as ground effects and similar probably won't be as noticeable.
Interestingly, there are plenty of people in the reddit thread that actually didn't note the difference in the look of the game, saying that the above just looks like regular Darnassus! I guess it's been on fire for so long people have a very painterly memory of the once Night Elf capital.
If you have some great mods that alter the game's look, share em below and let's see just how much WoW can be changed.
While it's no surprise many game developers and producers spent time playing WoW, hearing that Valve co-founder and internet santa Gabe Newell actually spent time intensively farming gold in it is slightly more surprising. While talking to Edge magazine (issue 344) he mentioned how, while doing research on games as productivity platforms, he decided to farm gold in World of Warcraft to see if it was worth it.
And he turned out to be pretty good at it, as his efforts started netting him around $20 per hour, which in turn proved to him that the concept was sound and that realization lead to the addition of the Steam Workshop, where Steam users could create their own content for the games they were playing, starting with the now legendary Team Fortress 2 hats, and peaking with the insane prices for certain CS: GO skins.
This particular skin went for over $60,000, with a signature
of a pro player, and it's "only" worth $20,000 without it.
And so, without the monotony of gold farming, we may not have gotten the Steam Workshop, so the next time you're feeling annoyed at having to grind that 5 mil for the Brutosaur, just think of all the things we wouldn't have had if items in WoW were cheaper!
We're back with your weekly dose of interesting pieces of art from r/wow. Highlights include Jaina and her Water Elemental created using polymeric clay, Murloc glass art, and more.
1. Dark Iron Dwarf by VanHarmontt (Source)
2. Murloc Glass Art by ishirna (Source)
3. Jaina and Her Water Elemental by joenewvillage created using polymeric clay (Source)
4. Titan Azeroth by Aredheel (Source)
5. Valeera by BoogieGus (Source)
6. Gilded Blade RP Guild from Argent Dawn by LuciapPilou (Source)
7. Taiquel Portrait by Orniris (Source)
A full video of the whole process is linked below.
8. Draenei Priest Wearing Plate by Aloija (Source)
9. An Afternoon in Meredil by Wildchargeart (Source)
10. Zerya, Revantusk Druid by Erileth (Source)
Fan Art of r/wow Part One
Reddit user Mothka continues with the theme of animals in World of Warcraft, and this time, we have notable Battle for Azeroth quest givers transformed into various beasts. Can you guess who's who?
Now's the time to check your answers!
How many NPCs did you guess correctly?
WoW Characters as Cats & Dogs By Mothka
Rextroy is back after a bit of a soloing absence, and he's gotten some gear ready in 8.3 - so naturally it was time to head into the current raid and solo a boss! Prophet Skitra is the second or third boss of the raid, depending on whether you pick her or Maut after Wrathion, and in this World First video we get a little extra explanation on how he did it by Rextroy (head to 5:36 in the video for that part).
You can also check out our in-depth interview with the man himself, as he goes over some of his more controversial tactics and discusses the difference between an exploit and creative use of game mechanics, as he had a bit of experience with the subject after being banned and unbanned for a solo kill he did (the 0.5 second Vectis kill).
There are some pretty cool discoveries he had to make about the boss mechanics to pull it off so it's definitely worth a watch:
Other Rextroy solos:
King Mechagon Normal Kin'garoth Normal 7 hour kill in Antorus MOTHER Normal in Uldir Taloc Normal in Uldir Vectis Normal in Uldir Argus Normal in Antorus Portal Keeper Hasabel Normal in Antorus Garothi Worldbreaker and Eonar Normal in Antorus