if the next expansion is not about the Legion Blizzard can shut the servers down
I think the theme is less important than what new features/systems are added. At least for me. I really hope they add some new form of progression (like EQ's Alternate Advancement). Because if it's just more of the same (endgame gear grind), then no matter how awesome the story is, it won't be enough for me.
Why do people want a Burning Legion expansion anyways? So their factions can be replaced by another generic Paladin/Light based faction again? Or so they can fight a group of enemies who have always failed, even the plans that succeed end up just backfiring and making their enemy more powerful.
I'd like to see them return to some old villains. MoP wasn't really my cup of tea, probably my least favorite expansion.
The next expansion could be.... Steampunk?
I predict either something to do with the Emerald Dream, or something to do with Azshara; an underwater expansion would be fantastic, not least given the fact that she has Neptulon's Trident now and practically controls the world's oceans.
In the event that it's neither of those things, I predict they'll throw us a curve ball; some sort of bug-themed expansion, not least given the fact that the lore seems to say that the vast majority of Azeroth's insect empires are underground and potentially connected to one another. Or, as Teriz says, a Steampunk idea which I could certainly get behind; maybe a Gnome/Gilnean-themed expansion, depicting a clash of technology and tradition as the unlikely race pairing gets to work on taking back Gilneas!
"Not all who wander are lost" - Velen
Probably would un sub.
I do not see an expac about naga and old gods to be even remotely interesting at this point.
Personally I'm tired of hearing about Old God stuff on its own. Old Gods and Titans are meant for each other, they're beings of immense power and should be treated as such. Everything we can do to the Old Gods is set them back in their slumber, it took Titans to actually defeat and imprison them. We're not Titans. We can't shape entire worlds. I think Yogg'Saron was the best thing they ever gave us with Old Gods, great fight and great lore, but it should stop at that. What's the point of always putting Old Gods back to sleep and not actually defeating them? It's so anticlimactic if we have to do it like 2-3 more times.
If the next expansion isn't about the Legion I hope it's at least something incredible related to the Warcraft engine, the same way Everquest Next is making an MMO where you can destroy everything around you, dig into the earth, crazy stuff like that.
I think it's time for Blizzard to show the world again why they are remembered as great. I hope they give us something incredible not by the new quests and raids, but by changes to the game itself. I think WoW pre-BC was great compared to EQ but after that not much changed until Wintergrasp, which I thought was the herald for even more amazing things, but it wasn't really.
So yeah, if it's not about the Legion but about something like "Ok let's go kill Azshara now because there's some OTHER old god controlling her" I'll still buy the game cause I'm really stupid and I have no self control, but I'll probably get just as bored with it as with this expansion.
Either way if they do Burning Legion they'll probably bring back Turalyon and Alleria and make them stand there with question markers over their heads, which makes me kind of depressed to think about, like they did with Alexstrasza and other peeps (Hello, I'm the mother of all red dragons you heard about all the way in Warcraft 2, go kill some things for me and I'll give you some gold). Ugh.
If it's Burning Legion I'd like to see Turalyon and Alleria and Danath and Khadgar and and Kurdran band up together and form the Sons of Lothar and take back Stromgarde and stuff, like really cool heroic shit, like go by themselves around the world and do stuff and you can fight alongside them, not stand there with question marks over their heads.
I honestly don't think the next expansion will be about the Legion. Blizz has said that next expansion the horde will be focused on rebuilding and the alliance will have a big win. Wrathion also says at the end of the questline that next time his plans will not be left up to chance. Would be tough to have more plans if the legion was on azeroth's front door. I personally am hoping for an Aszhara/N'zoth story. In my opinion it would be strange to go off and fight the legion with Azshara, one of the strongest beings on Azeroth, just hanging around especially since Neptulon is no longer in the way.
if its not BL exp then im really done with this game. ive tried giving them the benefit of the doubt for most of the crap they've done this exp but its just getting a little too comical. considering where they have gone from wrath and bc im not suprised they have gone the MAX PROFIT and MIN quality content to satisfy the "Casuals"
MoP raised the bar on quality content significantly. It's been an extremely good expansion.
I don't really care what the theme of the next expansion is as long as they keep up the top notch work. Subs will continue to bleed whether they make something 10x worse than Cata or 10x greater than TBC. The game costs over 100 dollars to get in to compared to costing nothing at all to quit. The game needs a retail catchup mechanic to stop the bleeding. It has nothing to do with the content of the game.
Last edited by mistahwilshire; 2013-08-07 at 12:11 AM.
Then again I deeply enjoyed the Pandaria expansion.
I quit, oh wait, I already did that
But, if it's a fun expansion, I think I'll play again, anyway it cant be worst.