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==Geography==
 
==Geography==
Wintergrasp is a large frozen lake covered in ice several feet deep. Below the ice, churning water rushes. Sometimes, local Tauren and Taunka cut holes in the ice to spear fish, but if one falls in, the water will instantly freeze them. The [[Icecrown River]] feeds it from the north, which tends to be frozen on top also.
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Wintergrasp is a large frozen lake covered in ice several feet deep. Below the ice, churning water rushes. Sometimes, local [[Tauren]] and [[Taunka]] cut holes in the ice to spear [[fish]], but if one falls in, the water will instantly freeze them. The [[Icecrown River]] feeds it from the north, which tends to be frozen on top also.
   
The lake sits midway up and just west of the Dragonblight proper. It is unknown if the lake has always been frozen, but it probably has, since Icecrown Glacier is right above it. “Frozen lake” is a misnomer, of course. The surface is frozen solid, and one can walk across it and even drag a small cart if it's not too full. Yet beneath that sheet of ice the water flows, so cold it'll suck the heat from a person in minutes (if he's lucky) and so blue it rivals a clear evening sky. The [[Icemist tauren]] would cut holes in the ice and spear the fish swimming beneath. It's bitterly cold near the water, and the wind can slice right through a person.{{Cite|LoM|99}}
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The lake sits midway up and just west of the Dragonblight proper. It is unknown if the lake has always been frozen, but it probably has, since [[Icecrown Glacier]] is right above it. “Frozen lake” is a misnomer, of course. The surface is frozen solid, and one can walk across it and even drag a small cart if it's not too full. Yet beneath that sheet of ice the water flows, so cold it'll suck the heat from a person in minutes (if he's lucky) and so blue it rivals a clear evening sky. The [[Icemist tauren]] would cut holes in the ice and spear the fish swimming beneath. It's bitterly cold near the water, and the wind can slice right through a person.{{Cite|LoM|99}}
   
 
In World of Warcraft, it is about the size of [[Westfall]].<ref name="cavg178462">http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=178462</ref>
 
In World of Warcraft, it is about the size of [[Westfall]].<ref name="cavg178462">http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=178462</ref>
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Wintergrasp will hold PvE implications as well &mdash; among other items, it will feature a variety of new daily quests. These quests include (but are not limited to): quests where you have to ride a mount with an NPC, holding attackers at bay; flying aircraft quests; flying mount quests where you have to lower ropes to evacuate NPCs; in these quests, mounts can hold multiple players!<ref>http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=6417312045&sid=1</ref> When a faction controls Lake Wintergrasp, bosses in Northrend will drop [[Spirit Shard]]-like objects for that faction only. These objects will be necessary for buying certain PvP gear.<ref>http://www.blizzard.com/wwi08/coverage.xml#1_4</ref>
 
Wintergrasp will hold PvE implications as well &mdash; among other items, it will feature a variety of new daily quests. These quests include (but are not limited to): quests where you have to ride a mount with an NPC, holding attackers at bay; flying aircraft quests; flying mount quests where you have to lower ropes to evacuate NPCs; in these quests, mounts can hold multiple players!<ref>http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=6417312045&sid=1</ref> When a faction controls Lake Wintergrasp, bosses in Northrend will drop [[Spirit Shard]]-like objects for that faction only. These objects will be necessary for buying certain PvP gear.<ref>http://www.blizzard.com/wwi08/coverage.xml#1_4</ref>
   
New marks of honor, known as Wintergrasp [[Mark of Honor|Marks of Honor]], will drop in the zone. These marks are necessary for honor gear acquired through the [[honor system]].<ref name="mmo-champ9499"/>
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New [[Marks of Honor]], known as [[Wintergrasp Mark of Honor]], will drop in the zone. These marks are necessary for honor gear acquired through the [[honor system]].<ref name="mmo-champ9499"/>
   
 
As with the Spirit Towers in [[Terokkar Forest]], a tower will only be under control for a certain period of time, afterwhich it becomes available for capture.<ref name="mmo-champ9499"/>
 
As with the Spirit Towers in [[Terokkar Forest]], a tower will only be under control for a certain period of time, afterwhich it becomes available for capture.<ref name="mmo-champ9499"/>

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Wintergrasp is a large lake located between Sholazar Basin, the Borean Tundra, the Dragonblight, and Icecrown Glacier. It is the largest body of water, albeit frozen, on the continent of Northrend.

Wintergrasp will appear in the second World of Warcraft expansion as the first non-battleground zone fully dedicated to World PvP, even on PvE servers. It will focus on siege weapon warfare.[1]

History

In Lake Wintergrasp, there is a valuable mine. This mine is contested by both the Horde and Alliance, who both seek to reap its riches.[2]

Geography

Wintergrasp is a large frozen lake covered in ice several feet deep. Below the ice, churning water rushes. Sometimes, local Tauren and Taunka cut holes in the ice to spear fish, but if one falls in, the water will instantly freeze them. The Icecrown River feeds it from the north, which tends to be frozen on top also.

The lake sits midway up and just west of the Dragonblight proper. It is unknown if the lake has always been frozen, but it probably has, since Icecrown Glacier is right above it. “Frozen lake” is a misnomer, of course. The surface is frozen solid, and one can walk across it and even drag a small cart if it's not too full. Yet beneath that sheet of ice the water flows, so cold it'll suck the heat from a person in minutes (if he's lucky) and so blue it rivals a clear evening sky. The Icemist tauren would cut holes in the ice and spear the fish swimming beneath. It's bitterly cold near the water, and the wind can slice right through a person.[3] (LoM 99)

In World of Warcraft, it is about the size of Westfall.[4]

Maps

File:WintergraspMap.jpg
Wintergrasp

Wintergrasp

Subregions

None yet known

Travel hubs

Alliance 15 Flight paths
  • Unknown
Horde 15 Flight paths
  • Unknown

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Borean Tundra Alliance 15Horde 15 68-72 Southwest Presumably by flight path
Dragonblight Alliance 15Horde 15 71-75 East Presumably by flight path
Sholazar Basin Alliance 15Horde 15 75-78 North Presumably by flight path

Notable characters

Unknown

Quests

Unknown

Resources

Unknown

Wild creatures

Unknown

Battleground Wintergrasp

In this new player versus player zone, one faction will have to defend the keep/mine, while the other will assault it. Which faction controls what will be decided according to a fixed schedule. Both sides will fight over towers and siege workshops scattered around the zone.[4] If the attacking force succeeds in capturing the keep/mine, that faction will defend it during the next rotation. If that attacking force fails to capture the final objective before the next rotation, that faction will be given more resources (unknown to what those might be for now)" to balance out the fight, and give every faction a chance to hold Lake Wintergrasp.[4] It will be necessary to destroy the walls with siege weapons in order to take the keep.[5]

Wintergrasp will hold PvE implications as well — among other items, it will feature a variety of new daily quests. These quests include (but are not limited to): quests where you have to ride a mount with an NPC, holding attackers at bay; flying aircraft quests; flying mount quests where you have to lower ropes to evacuate NPCs; in these quests, mounts can hold multiple players![6] When a faction controls Lake Wintergrasp, bosses in Northrend will drop Spirit Shard-like objects for that faction only. These objects will be necessary for buying certain PvP gear.[7]

New Marks of Honor, known as Wintergrasp Mark of Honor, will drop in the zone. These marks are necessary for honor gear acquired through the honor system.[5]

As with the Spirit Towers in Terokkar Forest, a tower will only be under control for a certain period of time, afterwhich it becomes available for capture.[5]

Gallery

References

External links

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