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    New Expansion - Rise of the Legion

    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:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9344304604
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9309481844
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9478377934
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7762587090



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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)

    Druid: N/A
    Druids being great oracles of wisdom have already expanded their knowledge into four specializations!

    Hunter: Nightranger.
    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.

    Mage: Summoner.
    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: Firedancer.
    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.

    Paladin: Zeal.
    Ranged holy dps, Shockadin. Obv. Shield + 1h spell sword.

    Priest: Domination.
    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.

    Rogue: Deadeye.
    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.

    Shaman: Earthwarden.
    Tank spec that's pretty much there already. Uses 1h and shield + earth shields and rockbiter. Uses tectonic magic, earth and magma as well.

    Warlock: Necromancy.
    Changes summons into skeletons, aboms, skeleton mages and leeches life. Blood magic.
    Also: Demonology becomes tank spec.

    Warrior: Blademaster.
    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


    Robotics (tank)
    Chemistry (heals)
    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
    [B]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





    Update #1

    WIP Dreadlord color illustration







    Update #2

    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.
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    Both Alliance and Horde have slaughtered countless Arrakoa and Ogres in the past so this just seems dumb to me.

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    New warchief Rexxar to tie in the new ogre race for horde and High Elves for Alliance which with tie in with the return of Alleria and spark a sub story of rival sisters: Sylvannas vs Alleria.

    (Just my opinion/personal bet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistahwilshire View Post
    Both Alliance and Horde have slaughtered countless Arrakoa and Ogres in the past so this just seems dumb to me.
    Horde have also killed many, many trolls. Alliance have killed a lot of humans. There are separate factions in each race.

    There are plenty of Arakkoa and Ogres who are at least neutral to Horde and Alliance and could easily be converted. Dustwallow Ogres, Ogrila, plenty of random Ogre NPCs. Then think about all of the Arakkoa quest givers in the Auchindoun area. Not to mention it's said that Arakkoa respect the Draenei, who are among the alliance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Extremity View Post
    I like turtles. I would like turtle-based tier sets. I would like a turtle shell helmet, and perhaps a cheeseburger backpack and a chestpiece that simply places a red gemstone on my bellybutton.

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    Looks cool, though I'm not sure about us going back to outland.

    Well, why not of course, but who knows what Blizzard has in store. ^^

    We don't believe in your Horde or your Alliance. We only believe in undeath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistahwilshire View Post
    Both Alliance and Horde have slaughtered countless Arrakoa and Ogres in the past so this just seems dumb to me.
    And in the past both have also slaughter countless goblins and worgen but we still got those.

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    I actually like the idea, but like whats been said. Who knows whats in store!

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    Some people don't seem to know the meaning of definite. >.<
    Very nice drawings though, would love to roll an Arakkoa mage.

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    Damn, i like the logo!

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    Fits the icon x)
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    My prediction for the next expansion is WoW: Deathwings Revenge. Wouldn't that be cool?

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    If they decide for new races i hope it'll be

    Centaurs for the horde



    Keeper of the grove/dryads for the alliance



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimlix View Post
    Damn, i like the logo!

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    Fits the icon x)
    Wow I love that pic. I need to Photoshop the logo on that screenshot lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Extremity View Post
    I like turtles. I would like turtle-based tier sets. I would like a turtle shell helmet, and perhaps a cheeseburger backpack and a chestpiece that simply places a red gemstone on my bellybutton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipoststuff View Post
    If they decide for new races i hope it'll be

    Centaurs for the horde



    Keeper of the grove/dryads for the alliance


    blizzard has stated in interviews tons of times that creatures with more then 2 legs won't be a race, due alot of reasons.
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    End of MOP
    • • Garrosh is freed from the influence of the seventh Sha; his life is spared and he is being exiled from the Horde as the new leader of the Dark Horde
    • • Vol'jin becomes new Warchief of the Horde
    • • Dalaran lands in Dustwallow Marsh, replacing Theramore



    Possibility of expansion 1

    Subject: The Burning Legion aims to get rid of the remains of Outland and prepare its entry into Azeroth

    New content: 5 new levels, new models, path of the Titans

    Areas: Outland: remodeled old areas + new areas

    New race for the Horde: Rexxar becomes the racial leader of the new race of the Horde: ogres

    New race for the Alliance: The High Elves officially joined the Alliance taking home in Greenwood and Alleria as their leader

    New hero class: The Demon Hunter

    Reinforcements for the Alliance: Turalyon and the silver hand return to the Alliance

    Reinforcements for the Horde: Rastakhan and his faithful Zandalari joined the Horde

    Conflict: BG: High Elves + human against blood elves + forsaken; PVP zone: Dustwallow Marsh

    Factions: Sons of Lothar, Reformed Kor'kron, recreation of the Council of Tirisfal



    Possibility of expansion 2

    Subject: The revenge of Azshara

    New content: Restructuring of levels, 5 new levels, some new specializations

    Areas: New underwater continent: domains of Azshara and new areas of Azeroth (the islands of the South Seas)

    New neutral race: Rebel Naga

    New class: The Tinker

    Reinforcements for the Alliance: Kul Tiras

    Reinforcements for the Horde: Kezan

    Conflict: Naval BG: Golden Fleet of the zandalari against the armada of Kul Tiras

    Factions: Pirates of the South Seas



    Possibility of expansion 3

    Subject: The Emerald Dream and the end of the old gods

    New content: 5 new levels, some new specializations

    Areas: New continent: the Emerald Dream

    New race for the Alliance: Furbolgs

    New race for the Horde: Unknown race

    New hero class: The Dragonsworn

    Reinforcements for the Alliance: Stromgarde

    Reinforcements for the Horde: Alterac



    Possibility of expansion 4

    Subject: The Spider Kingdom

    New content: 5 new levels, last new specializations

    Areas: the complete Azjol'nerub and an updated Northrend

    New class: Necromancers

    Reinforcements for the Horde: The return of Gul'dan and the Council of Shadows

    Reinforcements for the Alliance: The Queen Calia appearance and the foundation of new Lordaeron

    Factions: The new scourge of Bolvar



    Possibility of expansion 5

    Subject: The end of the Burning Legion and WoW

    Areas: Argus
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    Boom rise of the legion login!

    Quote Originally Posted by Extremity View Post
    I like turtles. I would like turtle-based tier sets. I would like a turtle shell helmet, and perhaps a cheeseburger backpack and a chestpiece that simply places a red gemstone on my bellybutton.

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    Everyone seems to be guessing Emerald Dream or Burning Legion.

    I think Blizzard will surprise us.

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    Oh Ho, we have a challenger today.

    World of Warcraft: The Titan Moon

    Level cap raised to 95.

    New Alliance Race: Broken.
    Starting Zone - Instanced Nagrand
    Capital - Shattrath
    Classes - Warrior, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Hunter, Monk

    New Horde Race: Ogre.
    Starting Area - Instanced Blades Edge
    Capital - Ogri'la
    Classes - Warrior, Mage, Warlock, Priest, Shaman, Hunter, Death Knight

    New continent: The Blue Child

    Outland Quest Revamp
    Not a full continent rebuild like Cata did.

    Clan/House System
    Alternate advancement for your main and alts designed after ToR's legacy system.

    Guild Halls







    For those wondering where my beloved Demon Hunter is, the following expansion is Argus. With Demon hunter.
    Unsubscribed 3/10/2014 - 8/14/2014.
    "Times change."

    Beware the claims of yearly expansions. It's not more hype more often, it's paying more for less. Fewer tiers, no more new levels, no more new races/classes, but an ever-increasing price tag....

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    At least to me, an expansion involving the return of the Burning Legion or Azshara and N'Zoth would make the most sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
    Rogue: Deadeye.
    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.
    So rework the specs of a class whose specs are all samey by deleting the one that's the most different from the other two? Also, Dreadlords aren't vampires. They're demons with vampiric powers, yes, but they're not 'contagious' in the way vampires are. i.e. getting bit by one would most likely result in you being dead more than anything else.

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    I predict a 3rd faction and all the races become neutral. Jaina Proudmoore will be the leader of this new faction. It makes sense. A revolution usually ends up with someone forging their own faction.

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