Disorientation

Consider this entry a brief public service announcement for those running the new Icecrown Citadel 5 mans, the Frozen Halls, using the dungeon finder tool. Inevitably there will be a wipe and you may have to make the flight-of-shame back to the instance and may not know where the instance portals are. So where are they? I’m here to help with some useful pictures to guide you back to your corpse.

This is what you'll usually see upon release.

After turning around, head towards the Citadel.

Fly towards the right side of the Citadel.

There will be an open door/hallway on the catwalk of the 2nd level.

Fly through the hallway and enter the appropriate portal.

And there you have it. Simple, easy, and hopefully you won’t be doing too many flights back to your corpse. Oh who am I kidding? If you’re pugging heroic Halls of Reflection you’ll be doing it a lot.

Denial

Icecrown Citadel has hit the PTRs and my former policy of not “spoiling” content by trying it out on the PTR has been cracked. If it weren’t for the fact that I cannot connect to the PvE test realm that policy would be shattered thrice-fold. Maybe it’s a sign from Blizzard to remain faithful to my policy of not spoiling content, but I want in! I want to run through the 5 man dungeon and experience the lore NOW, not later. It’s like a carrot hung from a stick in front of me.

If the connectivity issue continues I may just “fall back” onto my policy, but that doesn’t change how anxious I am to experience this content. It sounds absolutely amazing and shows that Blizzard is balancing their gameplay experience between small group and raid content … finally. I love the idea of a small insurgence team that seems to hold some bearing on the raid content even if to what extent is still unknown. Toss in the fact we’ll be assisting (or be assisted by) a major lore character as well as taking part in an epic 5-man quest storyline and patch 3.3 is shaping up to be the best content patch released ever.