It’s been over a year since Garrosh Hellscream destroyed the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Over a year since the most beautiful protected part of Pandaria was forever changed. I am saddened knowing that despite our best efforts…we could not fix it.
The Vale remains corrupted. Planting a tree did not change that; something lovely has been lost forever.
I took these screenshots on the eve of patch 5.4. I wanted to remember the Vale as it had been. The changes there seem to be permanent and I don’t want it’s memory to be lost.
These were taken on my old computer. I could never run the graphics on high so the magic of the water was not accurately captured. Hopefully I managed to get the spirit of it though.
As we get ready to leave Pandaria for Draenor, I leave you with one of my favorite parts of Mists. This was the Golden Dream.