Could this be the place where Arthas fights Illidan in WC III. (Last map in the UD campaign)
Arthas and Illidan fight outside of Icecrown Glacier. However, another monumental battle took place here. The fight between Aegwynn and the Dark Titan, Sargeras occurred here
WoWWiki: Storm Peaks
The most notable locations of Storm Peaks are Ulduar and Temple of Storms.
Temple of Storms.
A mysterious temple located in The Storm Peaks of Northrend. It was Titan-made. It’s similar to the Wyrmrest Temple down in the Dragonblight. This temple sits on one of the tallest peaks, right along the western border, so just beyond it the cliffs drop to Icecrown Glacier. A wide path, one of the only straight channels in this region, leads to massive stone steps that stop at the temple’s front door. Crystal golems stand guard at the perimeter, barring access. Shapes can be seen moving around within: massive shapes, too big to be anything but storm giants. The Titans must have built this, but its unknown if it was for themselves or for the giants.
With Uldum and Uldaman, there is a third base of the Titans named Ulduar. Ulduar is a mysterious subterranean realm of ice and stone. This is the storm giants’ stronghold, but they didn’t build it. It is a Titan city — it matches the design of the two temples in Northrend, and other ruins dwarves have found elsewhere (And like Uldum and Uldaman, its name starts with “Uld”). It’s an amazing place. Massive buildings protrude from the tops and sides of mountains, many hundreds of times taller than a human. Previously, the city was believed to be nearly entirely concealed within the mountainscape, but this has now been proven untrue. Large sections of the city are visible aboveground.
Inside, Ulduar is a profusion of tunnels and stairs and balconies. The entire place appears to be carved out of a massive cave, and many of the levels are natural ledges. It has the feeling, as if nature were improved upon rather than replaced or recreated. The surfaces are a strange mix of smooth and unaltered stone and ice, as when a master sculptor works in stone and lets the material’s natural texture add depth and beauty. It shows where the dwarves got their skill in stonework, but judging by Ulduar they're still a long way from matching their creators.
Info taken from WoWWiki.
seems like this area isn's available on the beta, seeing like the map we have is the sattelite pictures (that or the minimap version, whatever seems more feasible).
Anyone knows for sure?
normal map is here
When you die in the Storm Peaks you will now be mounted on a spectral gryphon as of build 8820.
The reasoning behind this is that there are lots of mountains in this zone, so it will make it easier to get to your corpse.
A welcomed change, in my opinion.
So, this was open 2 builds ago? Because every time I try to enter, I'm still booted out through that Blizzard debuff/mark.
If it's up and explorable... how are people getting in?
Switch the 'm' and the 'n' around and what do you get? Something that sounds oddly close to...
Call me crazy...
Another fun fact is that K3, the goblin town, is a reference to the worlds second-highest mountain, K2.
Can u access the zone without a flying mount?
Does anyone know of a way to explore Storm Peaks on foot? (without a lock of course) This is the last zone I need for the Exploration Achievement (at level 70!), and I can't even get past the part where K3 is (the very bottom).
I'm all for dying and rezzing at a new graveyard, I just don't know where! Please help!
The only way I was able to find a way into The Storm Peaks on foot is through the very Northeast corner of Zul'Drak. You will have to climb over the mountains. Unfortunately, there are areas there that so far I cannot get to on foot. One is Frosthold and the other is the Storm Temple.
There is a path into Storm Peaks, at the north east of
You can get into Crystalsong forest from
using the northern path located in The Crystal Vice (
Both paths are clearly visible on the map when you get close enough.
I just gotta say that the music in open areas of this zone is really majestic and beautiful. I loved this zone for the mountains, which remind me of where I live (Rocky Mountains in the US), but the music really put the icing on the cake. Thanks Blizz.
Why is it, when i go to the location of most of these supposed NPC's they aren't there?
I highly recommend epic flying in this zone, I did it with a normal 60% flightspeed, and it took years. I wonder if its possible to quest here without the flying mount.
Welcome to Storm Peaks. If you don't have epic flying skill, prepare for a long stay.
There is a goblin next to the flight master at K3 which will give you a 60% speed flight mount if you don't have one. Dunno if there are any reqs for it, i was still short 700g of the mount and cold weather flying so I didn't have mine :/
The entrance to Storm Peaks from ZD is NE of the Altar of Rhunok. The path goes west as it goes up the hills.
I have proved that the entire Storm Peaks maps can be revealed without a flying mount, so those of you who are 68-76 and want the Explorer title, keep trying. It can be done. I got my title at lvl 73.
Norse mythology parodies everywhere, epic place.
This zone in my opinion features the best quests in the game. Lot of quests that require you to ride on a mount or some other thing and do stuff with it.
My favorite quest of all time is also featured in this zone:
- The Drakkensryd
This > Icecrown.
I honestly got bored of Icecrown after 10-15 quests.
Storm Peaks is imo a great place to level (if you got flying / epic flying that is lol).
For anyone who likes to follow storylines and lore of the game - often there is a quest from elsewhere which tells you to go speak to a npc in a new zone once you hit a particular level. So far I've had quests introduce me to Sholazzar Basin, Dragonblight, Grizzly Hills, Zul'Drak and Icecrown.
In the Sewers of Dalaran there is a goblin which gives the following quest to go to K3 (Storm Peaks):
This area also holds the faction The Sons of Hodir who hold this expansions raiding shoulder enchants. The quest to befriend them begins in k3 when you have to save the men of k3 from vrykul.
The strange static light you see in the sky at Storm Peaks is not some Blizzard magic, it is actually an attempt to draw northern light, a phenomena often seen in the northern latitudes. Here's a video of how it looks like in the real world.
If you look high in the sky, you can notice a really bright star. That, my friend, is the
in World of Warcraft.
I have done 95 quests here and i cant find any more. i have been flying around to every quests giver that wowhead shows. and looked EVERYWHERE. anyone know why i cant find the last 5 quests? is there some "this item begins a quest" item anywhere?
Do you think it is reasonable to go here at 77? Or should I keep questing at other zones untill 78...
there is a ....very strange mix of Norse and Greek mythology going on around here...almost like its blurred. Originally the final boss was "Kronus" (greek titan of time) or some deviation of that, but it was changed to "Loken" (nordic god of mischief)...at first i thought it was because some manager noticed an idiot put a guy out of his mythological place, but then i realized that this whole instance and Ualdar itself is already a mis-mash of the two lore histories.
My speculation is that Kronus will be a boss in the 25 man version of Ualdar, along with Jormungrand (the world worm), some high-tech *!@# (wouldnt be suprised to find Zerg here), and of course some incarnation of Yogg-Saron, an old god (probably similar to C'thun)
Further speculation may suggest that some of these titans are working with the Faceless Ones, so there may be some high-end Faceless interaction as well, whereas Zul'Drak's potential 25 man instance will feature more troll-to-god interaction with possible demonic or Lich-King influence, Ualdar will most likely deal with Old God / Titan stuff.
Alliance Flight master paths:
Note: You will have to do few chain quests to explore few flight paths.
i am lvl 76, death knight, i am wondering if i should start questing in The Storm Peaks or gain a level in Scholazar and than finally move onto Storm Peaks...pllease help me people
I see the same thing. Happens on normal and epic fliers, happens w/Crusader Aura on or off. The moment I cross into storm peaks from anywhere, my speed drops by 60% on epic. Don't recall the drop on normal.
I think it's worth noting that the temples you are sent to investigate in the allaince quest "Fate of the Titans" correspond with the pillars found in Sholazar Basin, both in shape and the nature of their positioning to each other. Furthermore, when you come to the Temple of Life, you'll find it in the same condition as the Lifeblood Pillar in the Basin.
The last noteworthy item connecting the two is the fact that the guardian of the Temple of Life was "Watcher Freya", and near the Avalanche in Sholazar you will find a quest npc named Avatar of Freya warding Scourge away from the ruins of the Lifeblood Pillar.
I don't know if there are any quests in Sholazar where they actually explain the connection between the two landmarks, but it deffinately caught my attention.
"A welcomed change."
One of the most annoying things in WoW universe, is when you "die", your Ghost can't walk through walls or even wooden doors. :-D And how heavy must be a Ghost, so he can't climb even a small mountain?
Ghosts must be flying!
Or at least be able to climb mountains, without any trouble.
I might be the only one, but am i the only one with a huge drop of fps in this zone?
In every other zone i got maybe 35-40fps avarage, but here it goes to like 20. Laggy to.
My computer is not really that old, and i have no idea why it does it :/
What kind of factions do u get repuration with from doing quests and dailys here ? :D
This zone requires lvls 77-80 not 76-80. There are no quests that have a requirement below 77.
whats the story with thunderfalls any 1 know what happened thar?
does anyone know how to get past the big waterfall at the start of the zone(the part where K3 is) if you do reply to me please thanx!
When you first arrive in Storm Peaks, the first quest hub is K3, at 40,86.
if you're having trouble finding quests i suggest hitting up gromarsh crashsite and camp tunkalo they got some good long chain quests that will also lead to items that start quests. and if you don't know about it yet on the back side of the mountains NW of the snowdrift plains there is a small stone dwarf camp with a couple quests in it. yes there is an fp there so if you got the slow mount then you won't have to worry about the massively long trip back there.
Also if you have just arrived then talk to the guy right next to the fp in k3. He will give you a free flying mount, it's slow but gets the job done, there are no restrictions to fly on this mount however it can only be used in certain ares (sholozar, storm peaks, and if i remember right in crystal song) if you attempt to fly anywhere else you will be warned to turn back and then dropped off into ground where you will most likely die.
one more thing about this zone... when you enter stay on the path... you probly won't notice them right away but there are land mines around and they hurt. and to prove that blizz can be warped even in this pristine land there is an achievement involving these mines have fun and watch your health while trying to complete it.
Regarding Thunderfall: The fact that there are frozen spears, Giant-clubs and even dwarves hovering in the air whilst frozen makes no sense. Just because they're frozen doesn't mean they are in fact frozen in the air as well.
Or am I missing something? Isn't it ice?
welcome to the nose-bleeds section
Go to 40.8, 66.0 coords on your map. Zoom all the way out on your mini-map. Tell me what you see. Pretty slick.
The quests seems to be a dead end. After HoL quests from the giants.
Any quest leading to Frosthold?
Is it possible to explore SP WITHOUT flying mount? I explored about 10 % with 100 % speed ground mount :D
love this zone
Gotta agree, brilliant zone.
The one thing I don't really get is the lore regarding all the Iron and Stone and Frost people and everyone. Can someone help me?
What I think so far is that everyone lived in Uludar, then the Stone people (and frost?) were kicked out by the Irons.
EDIT: Please don't mark me down, I'm just confused :(
There's something very weird with the K3 Inn I think. Might just be me, but it looks like there is a hammer popping out of the wall every now and then, slamming down a bit, then retreating into the wall again.
Under that hammer, there's a gnome corpse.
Easter egg about goblins hating gnomes or something? :S
The Frost Iron and all of them are the creations of the titans who haven't suffered the "Curse of Flesh". And Ulduar isn't a city, it's a prison designed to keep Yogg-Saron inside so he can't do any damage.
When I see Dun Miffelem I can't help but think of Michael Scott at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, not saying it's intentional I just enjoy it.
Thats what she said.
there is a goblin near the flightmaster on k3 that give you a flying mount for free but you can only use it on icecrown solazhar and storm peaks, thats great
Made a map that have all the horde flight path, the one in Dun Niffelem requires you to do some quest do gain reputation with
The Sons of Hodir
before you can actually take it.
Edit: Actually the one in Frosthold is Alliance only.
Blizzard is good with giving alot of things to ponder on. I never thought about the big waterfall......until now. Thanks.
There will be a new rare spawn in Storm Peaks.
A worg. Simple you might say? Not exactly.
It's blue with some white glowing highlights, with what seems to be some electricity flowing around it's body.
In storm peaks, many of the quests take place...
In the mountains...
And now to Tyrannus' comments on the Storm Peaks.
Perhaps you should have stayed... IN THE MOUNTAINS!
You will not survive here without a flying mount ever.
They should open a ski-resort here!
I just wanted to note that even though the zone is 76-80 you cannot start questing there until 77.
1. K3 may be inspired by the mountains in Karakoram mountain which includes mountains originally named K1 to K5. K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest.
2. Also a possible reference to "K-3" a mining planet in the movie "Serenity" created by Joss Whedon.
Many of the goblin defenses are reminiscent of the game Team Fortress 2 by Valve. These include sentry guns, demolition bombs, sappers (although in this case they are people and not devices), and teleporters.
From wowwiki storm peaks page.
1. Very likely to be reference due k2 is one of the most famous peak in the world and it lies in a mountain area. Ironically k2 is the lying at one of the lowest points in storm peaks.
2. This is also likely if you think some. Serenity was a big hit and gathered many fans(nerds cough) and we all know many computer people like watching Sci-Fi(i know i may be a bit sterotypical here, not saying all but many). So it could very well also be a tribute to the movie, the town does resemble that place they rob some.
Storm peaks is over all a good zone to be in.
What is that 'Engine of the Makers' hole thing? What do you do with it or is there a quest in there at some point? I've been down there twice, once by falling and dying and another from my flying mount for a closer look but there wasnt anything down there apart from a weird orb thing that perioically 'breaths' (white cloud emanating from it) Can anyone say please? I'm intrigued.
The quest leading into Storm Peaks is
which is picked up in the Underbelly in Dalaran.
Now, why the heck does Wowhead say that The Storm Peaks is level 76-80, when all of the quests require level 77? (Except, of course, for the Holiday-related quests that only require level 1.)
The latter half of this zone will constantly have you flying back and forth from one end of the zone to the other. Not a lot of fun without artisan flying. Loved the story line, hated the travel times between quests.
while questing in this area. Especially if you're a warrior.
By the sword in my hand i will conquer the land.
There is a rare called
and drops a very rare mount called Time lost-Proto-Drake its so cool :D i got it in 2 weeks but people always get it in 1 month or so.... :)
an easter egg?
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I'm having trouble finding any battle pets in this zone, anyone have any ideas what's going on? I'm lv85 and have quested here in the past. I don't think I'm still phased from an old quest.
I've been leveling my Priest through this zone, and I must say this. This is an awful zone to level in. Yes, the story is compelling, but the quest design is horrendous. Most of the time spent in this zone will be spent flying around. Thorim's questline, in particular, has you flying to and from The Temple of Storms (which is located very high up) basically every single quest.
If you're looking for leveling efficiency, I suggest skipping this zone and doing Icecrown, or hitting up some dungeons or battlegrounds, preferably in Cataclysm greens.
On the other hand, if you really just want to chill and everything, the zone has relaxing music, and the snow fields are pleasant to the eyes. You also get some insight into the lore of the Titans and the Pantheon.
I would recommend to all of you to turn on your music when in this area.
As a titan lore geek, this area sent shivers down my spine. Listening to the female choir while standing in front of Ulduar, the remnant of eons so legendary, yet so cryptic and shrouded in mystery. Looking at a structure carved by the creators, the gods themselves with all the thundering, stormy mountains around me.
Blizzard outdid themselves with this zone. I am trembling for the upcoming content where we will finally learn about the Titans.
Don't forget to pick up these "This Item Begins A Quest" items while in The Storm Peaks...
Rare mobs of the Storm peaks
Geez... That music in Storm Peaks is just... just out of this world. It's called "Mountains of Thunder" and a part of official WotLK OST.
Every time I get to this zone I stay there for half an hour and just listen to the epic score. That mix of voice, strings and a bit of trumpets drives my soul away. Goosebumps all the way! That's what I can't find in MMOs lately. That level of captivation simply by the music in the game is amazing.
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