In honor of all the kids bringing up my avatar:
I dunno what has been said in the few pages, but I suspect it'll move back towards the Legion.
It was shown a good while ago that RFC now has Fel Orcs in it, and I didn't look into it, but there was some funky weird shit going on down there with them. When you look at that, then look at how Garrosh wanted the "New" Orgrimmar to have lots of Black Steel, so apparently it wouldn't burn again, it reminded me when I first seen it of Hellfire Citadel. If you couple that 2 things together, I think at least the plan is to move back towards the Legion again. I dunno if it's been planned for a while, but remaking Orgrimmar with all that Black Steel that is similar to that of Hellfire Citadel, I suspect Blizz have thought of it for a while, and i think that is the direction it's going.
I think there was rumblings from different people saying that Garrosh was going to be taken out at the end of MoP in a raid, or at least badly wounded. I think it's going to be revealed he's been corrupted or some shit and has been for some time, probably before he was made Warchief to some extent and he's been used for the purpose of building an army of Fel Orcs and other sorts of nasty's that could devastate Azeroth. Having a Semi Established Army on Azeroth before Kil'jaeden / Sargeras makes some sort of return.
I'm not lore buff, so I apologize if I have said something that didn't make sense :P
As far as actual future expansion locations/concepts (not counting new stuff they can make up) are:
The return of the legion - almost certainly the next expansion considering the RFC revamp and the Garrosh story, as well as the "lesson" that the Pandaren will teach the alliance and the horde. Would probably take us to such places as Argus (the original eredar/draenei homeworld), Xoroth (well established demon world), wherever Azshara currently resides (though nagas could certainly stand as an expansion on its own), and ultimately to Sargeras himself.
The emerald dream - the nightmare was contained by the heroes in one of the books, but Ysera has lost her power over the Dream and "anything" could happen.
Bolvar and the crown of command are an obvious dangling thread for more undead-stomping.
Not to mention the Titans themselves. They're unlikely to be massively thrilled over mortal heroes powerful enough to defeat one of their own number, and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see an expansion vs the Pantheon after Sargeras is done for.
And throughout all that will be interspersed various old gods of course.
I'm sorry but if we can fit a raid boss on the rim of that thing, no way is it as wide as a continent. Shrink it down to proper size on he map and we've got plenty of room for an expansion on the islands there.
Arabic-themed return to Argus. Or something.
Whatever there will be I want Lemmings in it as mini game. I might consider coming back if they put Lemmings.
As expansion name I nominate "Camels of Arabia".
They know how to milk the cow.
Azshara and Sargeras/Burning Legion are the major two threats alive, if we ignore the Old Gods.
However, the Old Gods could be a larger threat than even the Legion, if we remember the fact that they are across the entire universe, not just on Azeroth.
About the gaint expansion... That would take to much time for the game creators and expansions create the possibility to have different styles in the game like MoP brings the asian style.
However, I hope that there will be more content patches then there are now. I mean... I'm still waiting for the Gundrak raid!
The problem I see with the next expansion to be Legion based, is the HOW it would happen.
Right now we have absolutely no reason to start an otherworldly campaign against the Burning Legion, which hasn't really been such a huge threat to Azeroth itself in the last couple of years. Sure, it is a huge threat, but as of now, we have to cope with the enemies who lie in wait on our own planet. And I can't imagine that the Fall of Garrosh will somehow be connected to it (even if some claim that he will use fel energies, he hasn't the resources to open up a portal to bring the Legion into Azeroth -- unless he has access to the Sunwell or the new Well of Eternity, which he hasn't; and the enchanted waters of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria won't have such an effect, either!)
Azshara is still out there, being the greatest magician of all time (on Azeroth) and N'Zoth behind her (he is the one who transformed her and her Highborne into Naga in the first place!)
So the next expansion will be a South Seas one with Azshara and N'Zoth as the main antagonists. At the end of that expansion my bet is on Azshara setting up another Legion invasion like she did during the War of the Ancients, and although we are able to put an end to her, we aren't able to close-off the portal, so we have to deal with the second invasion of the Legion.
After this pre-event we are then going to Argus ourselves, led by Velen, Anduin (yep, he is about to become one of the biggest influential priests, taught by Velen himself) and some other major lore figures to put an end to Kil'jaeden, the Nathrezim, and finally Sargeras himself.
Here we are also encountering Turalyon and Alleria, who will stand next to us while we storm the Legion's cathedrals and slay their leaders.
Last edited by Malakh; 2012-09-07 at 06:35 PM.