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World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
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Draenor Story
  • Garrosh is creating the Iron Horde, but he only sets things in motion, he isn't the main bad guy. He is trying to open a portal to the current time to come back for his revenge.
  • Draenor is a very savage world, so you can become a savage yourself or work with your own faction to avoid doing so.
  • The Draenei will react to the savage world, looking at important points in their history.
  • The Frostwolf Clan is still in the early stages, not working together very well yet.
  • The team went through many iterations to figure out how the Warlords would be brought back. Garrosh was originally going to go back to Outland and resurrect the Warlords, but that concept didn't work out well.
  • This isn't a time travel expansion, time travel is just a tool to explain the ongoing story. It isn't being used to massively change the current timeline. The past is fine!
  • Shattrath was a giant coastal city.
  • This setting allows for the creation of some really over the top villains. "What if the baddest badasses in Warcraft history got together"
  • Is Thrall's father a hero? Is he a villain?
  • Thrall has some work to do in bringing Garrosh to justice.
  • The Draenei haven't had a lot of story in previous expansions, but this one gives the team a chance to look at who they were before the Draenei we know today.
  • The world will be a little more like Timeless Isle, with things like a caravan of Iron Horde being stranded in the snow that you can kill to take the treasure they were hauling. This isn't a quest, just one of the events in the new and more dynamic world.

Q&A
Any update on the book that was being written about Kael'thas?
We are making progress and it is near completion.

How is this time travel going to work with the story?
We aren't going back in time, the Dark Portal is turning red, bad guys are coming through. We look at the Orc Clans as they were, but things are happening now. The end of this expansion will launch the next one.

Did Outland happen or was it changed by going back in time?
Outland is still out there.

Will we see Alleria and Turalyon again?
Not yet. But you will see Khadgar.

The southernmost points of the world are jungle or desert, meaning we are near the equator. Is there another half of the planet left to still explore?
Yes. No. Maybe.

Will we see Paladin lore in this expansion?
Yes, lots of it.

Will Garrosh be redeemed?
No, but we will provide a satisfying ending for you and him.

Is Chris Metzen going to voice the father of Thrall?
No.

Where is Orgrim Doomhammer?
You will see him. He isn't one of the chief Warlords, but he is definitely involved and you will see his story.

Will we have two of characters due to the time travel?
No, this isn't a time travel or paradox story, it is about going to Draenor.

What is going on with the Pandaren faction leaders? We don't really see much of them.
It was a matter of time. We didn't have the chance to do a lot with the Pandaren faction leaders.

How will characters be impacted by seeing family that they never knew?
Garrosh and Thrall didn't know their parents well, so this gives us a chance to show them learning about their family and history. Thrall meets his family and it is really what he needs.

Is there a chance of looking at alternative realities based on what we change by going back in time?
Yes, it will give us that opportunity. It affects our current timeline, but does not affect the past.

What is going on with the Dragonmaw?
Zaela goes back with Garrosh.

Will we see Thrall's mom? Grandma?
Yes and yes.

Is Aggra going to go back with Thrall?
No.

What about Garona?
We will see her.

Does Grom age?
Yes, he is aging. He is old enough to be Thrall's dad now.

The timeline is during Rise of the Horde?
Garrosh goes back a few years before they drink the blood. So it is during Rise of the Horde before critical events take place.

What is going on with Sylvanas?
She is in the background doing crafty things. We will put the spotlight on her one day.

Will the Blood Elves play a role in this expansion?
Yes. Blood Elf paladins, how the light works, and what the Draenei have been up to will be explained.

Is Silvermoon going to be updated?
No.

What kind of Shamanism will we see on Draenor and will it change our Shamanism?
You will see Drek'thar going blind from messing with the elements and other shamanism story.
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Comments 114 Comments
  1. Belize's Avatar
    Oh my, I'm so excited for asdasdasd!!!
  1. Orikon's Avatar
    Hell yes,the best feature in the entire expansion.Screw new character models,we have asdasd!!
  1. Araxie's Avatar
    asdasd may actually persuade me to resub. Man, Blizzard is really pulling out all the stops this time around.
  1. Argarock's Avatar
    Damn, posting in amazing asdasd thread,

    and, wouldnt adding asdasd to the game cause a bunch of problems form the aiojfglo guys?
  1. HardlyWaken's Avatar
    Now we have yay! YAY!
  1. lloose's Avatar
    All you guys who said #2 can suck it. I was saying months ago, "Blizzcon is going to be about #1.. you just wait and see". Nobody believed me and its right there.
  1. Siduri's Avatar
    WEEEEEEEEEEE
    stuff, yo

    /fixed for ya
  1. therayeffect's Avatar
    This is an amazing feature! I was so disappointed with the expansion but now I'm totally thrilled by this!

    Edit: Awe it seems they're filling this in. No fun. Bewb should just make a giant picture of a smug as fuck cat as an announcement, whether Garfield or a real cat or a drawn one, it should be a huge image and it should be smug. That is all.
  1. Euerfeldi's Avatar
    xDDDDDDDDDDDDD
  1. Nelfatron's Avatar
    Maybe he means yay
  1. Mr Chaos's Avatar
    I'm still not sold on this expansion not sure why because it at least on paper has allot of things i wanted. But it does not have that Epic feeling i am used to maybe its me getting older who knows.
  1. Hextor's Avatar
    How is this NOT a time travel xpack? lol
  1. Argarock's Avatar
    This isn't a time travel expansion, time travel is just a tool to explain the ongoing story. It isn't being used to massively change the current timeline. The past is fine!

    You what??

    How the hell isnt this a time travel expansion?? We all travel back in time to the old draenor dont we?

    also, this was what I was afraid of, if this expansion wont change the current timeline, we know the outcome from this expac will be basically the same as what it would have been if we didnt go back in time
  1. Ruak's Avatar
    The team went through many iterations to figure out how the Warlords would be brought back. Garrosh was originally going to go back to Outland and resurrect the Warlords, but that concept didn't work out well.
    It didn't work out well? NO SHIT....??
    Not only you refuse to let ANY character die, but you also want to resurrect every friggin' character as well! Grow some balls, Blizz, seriously!

    And they say their dev team is the biggest ever now, with 40% increase or more, yet the content they offer with WoD is soooo underwhelming! What are these people working on ffs...
  1. zekiel218's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argarock View Post
    This isn't a time travel expansion, time travel is just a tool to explain the ongoing story. It isn't being used to massively change the current timeline. The past is fine!

    You what??

    How the hell isnt this a time travel expansion?? We all travel back in time to the old draenor dont we?

    also, this was what I was afraid of, if this expansion wont change the current timeline, we know the outcome from this expac will be basically the same as what it would have been if we didnt go back in time
    I don't believe we traveled back, for some "Random" reasons, the past is brought to the present and merges with it.
  1. Tahuun's Avatar
    "Draenor is a very savage world, so you can become a savage yourself or work with your own faction to avoid doing so."
    Immediately caught my attention. We can become renegades? Ronines? Lone blades? That... is .... AWESOME!!
  1. Tyraena's Avatar
    Argarock - it is silly to even look at it fromt hat point of view. There has to be some net gain from the events here, something we use to battle the old gods, or Azshara, or the BL at the end of the day. If the entire expansion was just an interesting side quest with no bearing on current or near-future events, then when that happens, i will happily agree that time travel was retarded. But right now, we only know it is a tool to get us somewhere the story advancement needs us to be.

    The issue with the time travel naysayers just seems to be the story isn't going where *you* want to it to go, it sucks. To which, I say, go write your own story, get it picked up for a game world, and do better. Or cancel, both WoW and these forums, so the people who do enjoy it can do so peacefully.
  1. Ellixen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruak View Post
    It didn't work out well? NO SHIT....??
    Not only you refuse to let ANY character die, but you also want to resurrect every friggin' character as well! Grow some balls, Blizz, seriously!

    And they say their dev team is the biggest ever now, with 40% increase or more, yet the content they offer with WoD is soooo underwhelming! What are these people working on ffs...
    'cause arthas isn't dead, kael isn't dead, illidan isn't dead, deathwing isn't dead...

    you sure are knowledge about the world... of warcraft.
  1. Descense's Avatar
    It looks like..they dont know wtf are they even doing.
  1. Nixius's Avatar
    Garrosh: "1.21 Gigawatts? Great Scott!"

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