Not forgetting the fact Wrathion TELLS YOU that a more poweful foe is heading for the world and then shows you green balls falling into the planet...
Then again I in a few weeks we will see the name of the next xpan when blizz but the rights to the name.
What he hasn't promised is that they'll be here as the primary antagonist for the next XPac. Nor does this "hint". We might see signs of a Legion invasion. We might see nothing. We might get the full might of the Legion.
We don't know. Wrathions prophecy, like many others, is worthless. Its tell us what we already know but it doesn't give us the detail we need.
I would like a TBC based expansion where Sargeras is not the main baddy, but perhaps the reason why the Burning Legion is attacking.
Let's say in the end players and legion are both trying to enter the tomb of Sargeras, we finish of the legion but Sargeras is free and escapes to another world.
Sargeras now has all the time to gather new forces. We can try to find him or live in fear that we will return one day.
Also, invading legion could bring back more dynamic content (to the old world). Think of Patch 1.11 "Shadow of the Necropolis" with a bit more diversity in spawning events.
To be honest with the lore characters we know of if Sargeras isn't the final boss of WoW the only other thing it could be is the Old Gods.
"In the novel The Sundering, it is hinted that the Old Gods are more powerful than the Titans, including even Sargeras. It is said that they are extremely powerful and that the combined might of many Titans are required to subdue them. It is also stated that if they are freed, even Sargeras will plead for peace of death. This is further supported by their statement that little effort is needed to destroy Sargeras and turn his Burning Legion into their minions."
Taken from WoWWiki but if you read the novels you will see it for yourself, I can't help but feel that as of now we haven't even faced a fraction of the power that the Old Gods have. My favorite bosses so far have been the Lich King and Deathwing and they were both given the respect they deserve, Lich King at any time was stronger than the best Azeroth's heroes had and merely toyed with us. Deathwing was so powerful it took the combined powers of the Aspects, the Dragon Soul, Thralls power as well as our assistance to defeat him. So us having beaten C'thun with no help and us having beaten Yogg-saron with only the keepers help is nothing but an insult to the true power of the Old Gods ~_~
That said I hope the next expansion is a more naga-themed expansion that leads us into a Legion style expansion. I say this since Azshara believed that Sargeras would be her husband and she had power that was near the level of Archimonde, now with her empowered it is obviously beyond Archimonde but I wouldn't put it past Blizzard to have Azshara attempting to contact and bring the legion here again.
If burning legion would return, i expect Sargeras to be seen ingame but not as end boss just as those little cut scenes during quests like we had in WOTLK where LK appeared out of no where.
I think Kil'Jaeden will be final boss of Burning legion if we ever faced the expansion.
EU ~ Outland
He literally says this out loud in a quest it is not new information
Only later did Blizz really talk about how Horde Vs Alliance would really start to come into it when Garrosh was named as the big evil, but all that presumably came on the back of outcry at the complete lack of Horde Vs Alliance conflict since Classic; in spite of hints at the Argent Tournament that never really manifested into anything in Cataclysm aside from low level stuff and some brief conflict in Twilight Highlands.
The result is that while the story has unfolded, it's been good, it does to me at least, feel like it has lurched around a lot in order to squeeze everything in to appease everyone with varying success; that's made it feel a little bloated and could have benefitted from being a little less scattered and a little more focused instead of trying to be all things to everyone.
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To all those who say "oh no not the legion".
We have barely had any interaction with them in wow outside of
1) isolated leftovers from the third war.
2) an advanced vanguard who were gathering in outland to hit Illidan in the happy sacks.
3) those who served Kael as he attempts to summon in KJ like archimonde.
The old gods have had much more of a focus over the past 3 expansion packs compared to the legion.
Also consider the legion never advances with its own force into azeroth directly. They send a 3rd party to do the dirty work.
The Horde & the Scourge both are intended to soften us up for the main event, both have now broke free of the legion's control but remain forces to be reckoned with.
There is nothing to say a new threat will be sent in to soften us up this time either.
Also I wonder if Wrathion wanting to kill Garrosh so badly is because he knows he's falling into the trap of becoming old horde style legion pawns again.
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But look at how soon we're all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of those applauding hands.
Even tho TBC took place on another world the whole expan was focused on stopping the BL from coming over and stopping KJ from crossing over.
Wrathion wants us to kill Garrosh so the war can end and we can save our strength for the new threat that is on the way here as he says in your first meeting with him.
Not forgetting Garrosh has been using the Sha for his own benefits and I'm pretty sure he is beyond saving and killing him is the only way out.
Azshara is still alive after all. Maybe the Naga will tie in with an expansion related to the Legion later on.