8-8-13 Update - Rise of the Legion all over the interwebs
Just wanted to add in a little update to all of the people coming to this thread from wherever they are seeing my artwork posted. First off, this is NOT real. It's flattering some of you think so, but these drawings and the logo modification were made as a part of this thread to have a little fun by challenging other forum posters to draw up some of their ideas and expectations for the fifth Warcraft expansion.
At the moment, I don't have any more time available to make any major updates to this, and still have a lot of WIPs, but I invite everyone to contribute their own ideas - it was, in fact, the original purpose of the thread.
Anyway, even though trolling was not my intention, it's definitely hilarious and interesting to see Rise of the Legion leak stuff pop up all over the web, including topping the reddit WoW subforum. Here's a collection of some of my favorite gems:
Rise of the Legion on Reddit
Rise of the Legion on Gamebreaker.tv
Rise of the Legion on YouTube
There were actually quite a few videos, but these were my two favorite that I thought were well done:
Rise of the Legion on the Official WoW Forums
What I find interesting here is there were actually a few Rise of the Legion topics deleted off the official boards. Not sure why exactly. Here are some that remain:
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World of Warcraft Expansion #5: Rise of the Legion
I think the 10th anniversary of WoW will bring us back to the games roots in Warcraft 3. Dreadlords and the legion will return!
Rise of the Legion: NEW RACES
The alliance give their Draenei members lead on their new expeditions to Outland. The Draenei are able to ignite a new alliance with a long-time, friendly faction... the Arakkoa.
The horde have been splintered after the events following the fall of Garrosh Hellscream. An old horde champion returns to his people with great wisdom and strength he has acquired during his travels. Rexxar, the half-Ogre, half-Orc takes up the Warchief mantle and uses his heritage to forge allegiances to bring the horde..... the Ogres.
Rise of the Legion: FOURTH SPEC
With the rise of the burning legion, the great champions of Azeroth expand their expertise with new studies and training. All heroes gain eligibility for a... 4th specialization.
Death Knight: Hellfire.
Death Knights’ new affinity to fire has drawn some suspicion. Some mages brought forth a simple explanation that appears to be now widely accepted. During a mage’s education, learning how to control the powers of Frost requires the same basic training to that of fire, so it’s not surprising they are expanding into new disciplines. However, Death Knights claim they aren’t trying to learn anything new, but rather this ability is “burning from within”. Representatives of the Ebon Blade support these claims and say the only way they can receive new power is through the will of the Lich King, who is dead. Tirion Fordring on the subject “No comment”
Also: Frost runes converted to hell runes. Blood plague converted to burning blood. (Not boiling, son)
Druids being great oracles of wisdom have already expanded their knowledge into four specializations!
Nightrangers are Hunter specializing in stealth and using the darkness to stalk and hunt their prey. They have a buffed Camouflage and use shadow arrows. Plus they get chilling shot which is a frost arrow and something hunters should've had since 2004.
Also: Marksmanship doesn't need a pet anymore. Love the archery type class. Hate pets. Gimme please.
Great advancements have been made amongst the mage community. Master wizards can now summon much greater objects than food and water. Conjuration focused mages can now summon monsters and beasts as well as armor and weapons for themselves and their allies. Think Naxx spirit swords and stuff. Plus they can summon raid members now so you don't have to always bring a warlock.
Monk spec built off the 4th August Celestial, Chi-Ji, the guardian of hope. These monks use the fire of spirit and zeal to deal ranged magical damage to their opponents. They use chants and poetry to call the flame.
Ranged holy dps, Shockadin. Obv. Shield + 1h spell sword.
Dark priest that uses shadow spells but also disperses into a mist and enters bodies of a host and takes control of them. 2 holy specs, need 2 shadow. That's just balance, man.
Ranged dps spec. There's gotta be more people who use bows and guns than just Hunters. I also think another spec might get an overhaul since all the rogue specs are kinda the same. Delete 'Combat' spec. Give us 'Vampirism' or 'Dreadblade' that leeches life. Lore: We gotz bit by a dread lord. Throw us WC3 Spirit of Vengeance for this spec too please.
Tank spec that's pretty much there already. Uses 1h and shield + earth shields and rockbiter. Uses tectonic magic, earth and magma as well.
Changes summons into skeletons, aboms, skeleton mages and leeches life. Blood magic.
Also: Demonology becomes tank spec.
Give this spec DW 1hs and make it based off haste. Add WC3 Windwalk short duration buff = gold.
Also: Fury is DW 2h only, loses single-minded fury.
NEW CLASS = TINKER
Horde races: Undead, Belf, Gob, Orc
Ally races: Human, Dwarf, Gnome, Draenei
Augmentation (melee dps)
Pyrotechnics - or Explosives, Demolition (ranged dps)
Rise of the Legion: TIER 17 SETS
Warlock T17 Complete
Amalgamation of Tortured Subjects
Priest T17 Complete
Coils of Possession
Rogue T17 Complete
Shroud of the Raven
Warrior T17 Complete
Tojara's Decree of Blood
Hunter T17 Complete
Carapace of the Scorpion King
DK T17 WIP
Carapace of the Iron Gargoyle
WIP Dreadlord color illustration
Predicting a caverns of time dungeon called 'Betrayer of Self' or something. In this, the final boss fight is yourself. Your group fights older versions of your characters and has to stop them from killing Illidan. Obviously you can't kill them, so you just have to subdue. Would be cool if it had a copy of all of the group members classes in NPC form and put them in T5/T6 armor. You need the Demon Hunter himself for Azeroth to stand a chance against the Legion.