does anyone else kinda get the feeling that the siege of orgrimmar is leading towards peace on azeroth? between the horde and alliance at least...
i'm aware of the impending doom from the legion and that it is likely the big contender for the next expansion - but i dont wanna speculate about where we'll be questing or raiding... but more about how the story will get there.
wrathion has shown us the impending doom of the legion landing on azeroth, but he doesn't seem to know when and i'm not convinced it's going to happen directly after patch 5.4 - i'm kinda thinking blizz are gonna pull a time warp on us and let azeroth progress a bit before the legion descends.
this could be a wildly inaccurate prediction, but it's been on my mind recently - i kinda see peace on azeroth happening after garrosh dies in SoO, but then world of warcraft would be kinda lame game if it were a world without war - but, taran'zhu from the shadopan really seems to be pushing for peace and wrathion is trying to convince us all that we need to work together to face the legion, so it could happen, but it might not actually be part of the game and could end up just being a lore blip between 2 expansions.
so, i reckon blizz will base the next expansion 4 (or so) years in the future, leaving the horde and alliance in peace for those 4 years and allowing azeroth to sort out many of it's issues with the horde/alliance divide. allowing people like anduin to grow up, allowing gnomish and goblin technology to advance (possibly leading to spacecraft to explore the nether) and generally just letting the dust settle between the warring factions as we prepare for invasion from the sky. (also potentially allowing for more exploration of the azerothian seas)
this then opens things up for when the legion does land, as they could then do things like cross faction groups, introduce a third faction, or even possibly introduce some kinda dimplomacy options allowing players from alliance to join the horde or allowing alliance players to roll horde races and vice versa.
so, for the sake of discussion - do you think peace on azeroth is possible? can it last? do you think blizz might try and throw the game forward a few years for the next expansion, to move on with the timeline and let some characters like anduin mature?
allowing horde and alliance to play together would be a massive game changer - not only ingame, but also in regard to things like server balance as a quality of life issue. whilst i can potentially see some problems with pvp realms, even if the factions aren't techincally at war, there would be ways around it for the sake of world pvp.
so yea, am i alone in thinking that we'll see a long gap in the timeline between SoO and the return of the legion?