What ever happened to that?
What ever happened to that?
I think it was blizzard way of trying to be symbolic to the fact the kirin tor moved to the isle of thunder, you know, since they were stationed only in dalaran, and now there moving to this place..
I dunno, you really need to take what blizzard tells us with a grain of salt these days.
Well, it was theorized it was headed towards Orgrimmar to act as the Alliance staging point. Haven't heard hide nor head of that recently though...
So maybe Northrend was just too cold.
One theory I heard and rather liked was the idea that Dalaran would be the Alliance base in the next expansion.
That, or Nat Pagle is the true master of the Kirin Tor and was taking it on a fishing trip.
They have said that Dalaran is moving but not game wise, The reason is because alot of quests and stuff is leading to the dalaran that stands in Northerend, and it's hard to replace these things/ remove them.
So they decided to keep Dalaran in-game how it is, and lore wise dalaran is moving to a different place, but this will not be seen in game.
Northrend is bound to an old time. Dalaran can be both in northrend pre-LK's defeat and in orgrimmar around Siege. The game has worked this way ever since expansions were released. Cataclysm made a reform for a lot of the vanilla content but TBC and wrath are still in the past.
Timelines don't match up in the slightest in WoW if you look at a place frozen in an old time for player experience. Naxx moved because they didn't want you doing old naxx anymore when they made new naxx. Old dalaran moved because it didn't affect any new players. It didn't really exist for us either - was just a pink bubble. New dalaran doesn't need to change, because if they did the entirety of TBC and wrath need changing.
Blizzard doesn't like to have such inconsistencies in the game. That's why they removed Dalaran from Hillsbrad. It makes no sense to have it in two places. That's why they removed Naxxramas from the Plaguelands. It's not there anymore storywise, so why would they leave it there?
If they ever put Dalaran in a different place, then the cleanest way of doing that is to remove it from Northrend. And if that's too much work, they'll probably leave things as they are now.
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There is no logical consistency in saying "still having it in Dalaran makes sense, because it's in the past." Because the exact same thing can be said about the Hillsbrad version of Dalaran.
There's no in-game explanation for why Outland and Northrend are stuck "in the past", but they very distinctly are. Garrosh himself is a great example - you can still find "Garrosh, son of Hellscream" while questing through Nagrand, then find Garrosh Hellscream <Overlord of the Warsong Offensive> in Borean Tundra.
The actual reason is obvious enough (it would be A LOT of work for no real gain gameplay-wise), but lore-wise, it doesn't make sense as it is, so there's no need to update it for that sort of thing. Dalaran, like Garrosh, can be in multiple places at once.
That being said, I don't think there's any problem in keeping both Northrend Dalaran and possible new Dalaran somewhere else...
It seems to me that the two bases below Dalaran can fill in for the things presently in the city. Although, it will do it less grandly.