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Blizzard Trademarks "The Dark Below" - WoW or D3 Expansion?
Blizzard just trademarked "The Dark Below" and it definitely looks like it has something to do with a new game or expansion!

  • Computer game software; Computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Downloadable electronic games via the internet and wireless devices

It could be anything, but it could also be the next WoW expansion. With Gamescom coming up in a couple of days, we could also be looking at the name of the next Diablo 3 expansion.

In any case, it looks like it's time to jump on the speculation train until we can get our hands on more information.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Trademarks "The Dark Below" - WoW or D3 Expansion? started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. DSForte's Avatar
    :\ Can't believe it got me, too.
  1. trollied's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZenX View Post
    It is rather a speculation drawn from Lovecraft's work that the old gods were based on. In Lovecraft mythos there is a being named the Azathoth an eldritch deity outside the universe whose the ancestor to other elder gods.

    In this family tree, Azathoth is positioned as a primordial being, and the sole parent of Nyarlathotep, the Nameless Mist and Darkness. Through these beings, Azathoth is the direct ancestor of Yog-Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath, Cthulhu, Tsathoggua and many other deities.

    C'thun is based on Cthulhu,
    Yogg-saron is based Shub-Niggurath,
    Y'shaarj is based on Nyarlathotep,
    N'zoth is based on Yog-Sothoth

    So within the context of WoW, it is speculated that the planet Azeroth is a titan prison built around the entity Aze'roth whose manifestations are the Old Gods and over the years the Old Gods have seeped-deep into the crust of Azeroth almost fusing with it. Hence, their destruction would mean the destruction of the crust of the planet which would lead into the releasing of Aze'roth etc.
    Which of his books do I need to read to get a feel for these old Gods?
  1. Sed's Avatar
    Wonder what the odds are on 'The Dark Below' actually being the next expansion for SC2 - since you'd expect that would probably come out around the same time as the D3 one (half way between 5.4 and the next WoW expansion).
  1. Xpid3r's Avatar
    it is great
  1. paulkroll's Avatar
    On the new Battle.Net launcher Beta application,
    when you click on the WoW or StarCraft II tab it will show up in grey text "Upgrade Available".
    But when you click on the Diablo III tab the text does not appear.

    I have all my games up to the latest expansions,
    maybe "The Dark Below" it related to either WoW or SC II?
  1. Dethekk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sed View Post
    Wonder what the odds are on 'The Dark Below' actually being the next expansion for SC2 - since you'd expect that would probably come out around the same time as the D3 one (half way between 5.4 and the next WoW expansion).
    SC II next expansion is Legacy of the Void.
  1. Vadimson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dethekk View Post
    SC II next expansion is Legacy of the Void.
    and the d3 exp is reaper of souls
  1. MardestyGSOG's Avatar
    wow has a tendency to hint toward 2 expansions ahead. so if ozumat was in cata referring to the dark below, then this very well could be the next wow expansion
  1. rinleezwins's Avatar
    "Dark Below" seems too simple for D3, everything you kill in D3 is pretty much "below" and in the "dark".

    Also, "Ozumat, the Fiend of the Dark Below".
    Supposedly, there is an old god somewhere under water.
  1. Ragadeshi's Avatar
    well we now know for sure its not a D3 expansion as that's been called : Reaper of Souls"
  1. jd812's Avatar
    this thread died 3 days ago why bring it back? Blizzard didn't trademark The dark below in the states at all, bliz or maybe not bliz registered it in the eu though
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-Europe/page58
  1. Azzinoth115's Avatar
    Nope. If this is legit, it's WoW. Blizz officially announced "Reaper of Souls" as their next Diablo 3 expansion.
  1. ringpriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by trollied View Post
    Which of his books do I need to read to get a feel for these old Gods?
    The Old Gods aren't straight expys of the Great Old Ones, but they're definitely inspired by Lovecraft's Mythos, within which Shub-Niggurath, Nyarlathotep, and Yog-Sothoth are technically Outer Gods rather than Great Old Ones like Cthulthu. Most of Lovecraft's work was done in the short story form. Probably the two best collections are Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft and Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre. For short stories I'd recommend starting with At the Mountains of Madness, A Shadow Out of Time, and The Dunwich Horror.
  1. Irscary's Avatar
    Gief more details!

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