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Patch 4.3 Dungeons Preview, Part Two: Well of Eternity
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Well of Eternity
Ten thousand years in the past, the night elven capital city of Zin-Azshari was a magnificent, sparkling metropolis. Situated on the shores of the Well of Eternity, Zin-Azshari was where the aristocratic Highborne first opened a portal into the Twisting Nether and invited the Burning Legion to invade Azeroth. Under the command of the night elven queen, Azshara, the Highborne now pour their energies into the portal, preparing it for the terrifying and glorious entrance of the titan Sargeras.

With a gateway to the past now open, Nozdormu will transport players to Azshara's palace, where you'll witness one of the most catastrophic events in the War of the Ancients, dating back 10,000 years. While assisting the much younger Tyrande and Illidan in a battle against the Highborne and Burning Legion, players will need to steal the Dragon Soul hovering above the Well. With so many of Azshara's most empowered wizards locked in ritual and pouring their magical energies into the turbulent depths of the Well, retrieving the Dragon Soul will require victory over some lethal foes.

Excerpts from the Dungeon Journal

Peroth'arn: Like many of his fellow Highborne, Peroth'arn swore allegiance to the corrupted Xavius in exchange for gifts of demonic power. As a master of fiendish magic and recipient of the satyr curse, Peroth'arn stands outside Azshara's palace in defense of the Burning Legion, ready to destroy those hoping to disrupt the entrance of the Dark Titan, Sargeras, into Azeroth.

Azshara: The songs of Queen Azshara's beauty, majesty, and power are too numerous to count, but it was her vanity that drove the Highborne to summon the Burning Legion. She now watches her most trusted magi empower the portal where Sargeras will be brought into Azeroth, content to let multitudes of her servants die in advance of the Dark Titan's arrival.

Mannoroth and Varo'then
: Varo'then, head of Queen Azshara's personal guard, and Mannoroth, the pit lord whose blood will corrupt the entire orc race, stand as the last line of defense against those hoping to bar Sargeras's entry into Azeroth. Though both Tyrande and Illidan have fought bravely thus far, the fate of Azeroth will be decided at the Well of Eternity's very brink.

The task at hand requires nothing short of total success. In order for Thrall and the Dragon Aspects to rally heroes of the Horde and Alliance to defeat Deathwing, you must steal the Dragon Soul from the distant past. However, the tragic events which took place at the Well of Eternity must ultimately come to pass, leading to the Great Sundering, the creation of the Maelstrom, and the loss of countless lives.

Stay tuned for part three of our patch 4.3 dungeons preview: Hour of Twilight.


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  1. Arcano's Avatar
    When I read that WotA was getting an instance in 4.3 I was really existed, but for some reason this instance feels like blizz is just giving us a teaspoon I wanted to see some of the most epic moments in WotA like when the demigods join the battle, or when Marlone is slain. By the way is this the original time line of the altered time line when Rohin, krasus and Brox are sent back in time?
  1. Kaelwryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arcano View Post
    When I read that WotA was getting an instance in 4.3 I was really existed, but for some reason this instance feels like blizz is just giving us a teaspoon I wanted to see some of the most epic moments in WotA like when the demigods join the battle, or when Marlone is slain. By the way is this the original time line of the altered time line when Rohin, krasus and Brox are sent back in time?
    Probably neither. Seeing as if we're sent back to the same time as Rhonin, then there's a good chance we'll like create a paradox of sorts, and make even MORE alternate time lines. @_@
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    What I don't understand is, will there be no repercussions to stealing the Dragon Soul from the past? Would Alexstrasza not get enslaved, and the Orcs weakened substantially in the Second War due to their lack of dragons? Or does the Bronze Dragonflight have a magical "reset" button that causes the original events of history to occur, despite having altered them greatly? Doesn't this essentially go against everything the Bronze Dragonflight has believed in?

    Or something about alternate timelines and all that confusing stuff. Because it's cool to mess with others' timelines, so long as ours remains intact.
  1. Kaelwryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StationaryHawk View Post
    What I don't understand is, will there be no repercussions to stealing the Dragon Soul from the past? Would Alexstrasza not get enslaved, and the Orcs weakened substantially in the Second War due to their lack of dragons? Or does the Bronze Dragonflight have a magical "reset" button that causes the original events of history to occur, despite having altered them greatly? Doesn't this essentially go against everything the Bronze Dragonflight has believed in?
    That would be an alternate time line, which is what will be produced from taking the Demon Soul. This is, of course, if it isn't returned. Which Nozdormu can do. Like I said before, Nozdormu is capable of moving along a timeline as he pleases. So it is possible he'll simply return a few moments after he (in the past) took it to replace it. Time travel shenanigans hurts teh brain.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelwryn View Post
    That would be an alternate time line, which is what will be produced from taking the Demon Soul. This is, of course, if it isn't returned. Which Nozdormu can do. Like I said before, Nozdormu is capable of moving along a timeline as he pleases. So it is possible he'll simply return a few moments after he (in the past) took it to replace it. Time travel shenanigans hurts teh brain.
    Maybe he should just keep going back in time and gather up a stockpile of Dragon Souls, to toss into any timeline that requires a new one.
  1. Kaelwryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StationaryHawk View Post
    Maybe he should just keep going back in time and gather up a stockpile of Dragon Souls, to toss into any timeline that requires a new one.
    That's a bad idea. Then you'd just be spawning lots of alternate time lines. They would eventually collide with each other and ultimately destroy time. That's why you should always be careful whenever you use time travel.
  1. Kavoo's Avatar
    And I was hoping to see Brox
  1. Clempson's Avatar
    N-no...

    That... paddling pool... is The Well of Eternity?

    ...
    I'm off to become a hermit.

    (But seriously, awesome looking dungeon, just shame about the size of the well... sigh.)
  1. Freese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mrwisdom View Post
    i like how in the war of the ancients books there is the reoccuring theme of not fucking with the past cause it changed the future. And then blizz does it anyway cause they cant create any new content thats interesting
    These "timeline" instances are far more interesting than anything that has been in the Caverns of Time. Great concepts all around.
  1. lanceb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Clempson View Post
    N-no...

    That... paddling pool... is The Well of Eternity?

    ...
    I'm off to become a hermit.

    (But seriously, awesome looking dungeon, just shame about the size of the well... sigh.)
    it hasnt hit the PTR yet, lots can hapen till 4.3 is live
  1. depotboy's Avatar
    Murozond huh? I wonder who that guy is. Seriously though, as cool as it will be to go to WotA timeline, I am equally looking forward to the "Days of Future Past" type goodness from End Time.
  1. Garrior's Avatar
    What happened to the comments on (Patch 4.3 Dungeons Preview, Part One: End Time)? The thread isn't even in the news forum
  1. Zellery's Avatar
    WotA should be a raid, but this is a good way to get people to see the content I suppose? meh.
  1. paladinofcancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelwryn View Post
    Probably neither. Seeing as if we're sent back to the same time as Rhonin, then there's a good chance we'll like create a paradox of sorts, and make even MORE alternate time lines. @_@
    The timeline we play in WoW is the altered timeline in which Rhonin-sue and gang went all Marty McFly. Hence how in the Shattering novel Brox's niece is a main character looking to kill Malfurion (who she mistakenly believes was responsible for Brox's death) and has Brox's magic wooden axe. So I don't see why we wouldnt be going back to that timeline if we traveled back in time from this timeline that is a result of it (using Back to the Future time travel/alternate time line mechanics)
  1. KenjiEvans's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blayze View Post
    I thought the Well was bigger than that. Much, much bigger.
    So did i buddy. I imagined that the Well was gigantic and the city was only built on the shore of it.

    But then again, i should have guessed that since the Highbourne was able to isolate the others from it, the city must have been able to surround it. So either Zin-Azhari would have to be enomous, or the well was smaller then we though
  1. paladinofcancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KenjiNitari View Post
    So did i buddy. I imagined that the Well was gigantic and the city was only built on the shore of it.

    But then again, i should have guessed that since the Highbourne was able to isolate the others from it, the city must have been able to surround it. So either Zin-Azhari would have to be enomous, or the well was smaller then we though
    It was much bigger, so big that two other cities were on its shores. And the Highborne didnt isolate others from it phyiscally by posting guards or something, they isolated it magically.
  1. Vraul Jawrip's Avatar
    The only issue I have with Zin-Azshari, and besides the obvious facts, the city looks too much like a dungeon in my opinion. Still badass beyond comparison, though.
  1. WoWGoneBad's Avatar
    Such an EPIC battle turned into a heroic is SUCH BS that I cant even fathom how Blizz is even cool with this. Battle for Mount Hyjal was an AWSOME raid and Well of Eternity should be the same. What 5 people just stroll into the Temple (with the aid of Bronze) PWN some of lores most powerful characters walk out with Demon Soul and its just HUH-RAH on to Deathwing >
  1. Porimlys's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WoWGoneBad View Post
    Such an EPIC battle turned into a heroic is SUCH BS that I cant even fathom how Blizz is even cool with this. Battle for Mount Hyjal was an AWSOME raid and Well of Eternity should be the same. What 5 people just stroll into the Temple (with the aid of Bronze) PWN some of lores most powerful characters walk out with Demon Soul and its just HUH-RAH on to Deathwing >
    Blah blah blah I can't enjoy anything.

    If you ditch the cynical view, you'll probably enjoy it when it's released.

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