Between the various parts I am writing of As the Sun Sets (yes, yes Part 3 coming soon) and my admittance of Laz and Effy’s last moments watching the sun set as the world ends, I have been somewhat obsessed with finding a spot with the perfect sunset.
I think I succeeded… For now.
Laz went on an expedition yesterday that spanned several continents.
Pandaria was an okie idea and Dalaran came to mind, but I preferred the idea of something old world. I tried many spots in Eastern Kingdoms, and none of those I thought might have a good spot had the right atmosphere. It was either blue or grey or rainy. So I kept looking.
Azshara seemed the perfect idea, especially since it is already one of my favorite zones. But nothing quite worked. There was a nice orange haze to the horizon, but no real sunset.
I even turned to Twitter, with no real success, even though someone else seemed similarly intrigued by the question and RT’d it…
Does anyone know when the sun sets in WoW? And a good place to watch?
Then, as Azshara proved unhelpful to my search, I flew around Mount Hyjal. At the most western end of Hyjal, near the Grove of Aessina and above the regrowth area – I found it!
It is not truly a sunset, because the sun was behind the clouds, which was disappointing. But it was fitting, and it was quite beautiful…
My plan is to continue looking, because I know WoW has so many beautiful places! I think WoW sunsets may become a low-key project for me.
Lazheward’s outfit – Dawn’s Protector with some tweaks:
- Waist – Lion’s Heart Girdle
- Feet – Wall Sabatons
- Weapon – Axe of the Judgment Day
- Shield – Commander’s Crest
The weapon and shield will change, I was just using what I had on hand, but for now it works very well for tanking dungeons while I level.
Do you know of any really great sunset spots in WoW? Let me know!