Mists of Pandaria 5.0 released in September 2012
When you consider there's usually a bit of time gap between expansions as well, it's definitely reasonable to expect it's been more than 9 months between Deathwing's fall and the Alliance/Horde forces landing on Pandaria in 5.2
I'm with Trassk on this one.
However, regarding him as a father, Trassk, I'll bet you 1,000 imaginary dollars we get some insight to that in Vol'jin's upcoming novel. I'd not be surprised if there's a good bit of time spent with Thrall involved in it as well.
Because not every aspect of Thrall's life needs to be the full focus of every patch in every expansion? While I agree that the story of Warcraft is essentially centered on Thrall as the central protagonist since his introduction, it's not necessary for us to dwell on him for every aspect of the story. It's a major piece for him, though, and I'd actually almost be interested to see a short story regarding his first months as a father and his thoughts surrounding the events leading to 5.3 and 5.4 written by Metzen.But then why am I surprised, this clearly being blizzards reaction to the insipid whiners that complained about Thralls development in cata, they decided to back away from giving him any real development into fatherhood.
And I want to reiterate the orcs redeem themselves by sending out gift baskets.
Everyone likes gift baskets.