It could be, or it couldn't be. I find many things about it suspicious, like it being posted so close to the Diablo expansion stuff, or the fact that there was one "lolfunnyexpac" (the Corgis Unleashed one) trademarked after that that reeked of "trying to fool people".
That ultimately isn't what annoys me though. All the "EVERYONE WANTS BURNING LEGION BLIZZARD WOULD NEVER DO STUPID AZSHARA WHO IS THE WORST WOW CHAR BECAUSE I DONT LIKE HER" does. A lot of people want Azshara and N'Zoth.
I would like the next expansion to be focused on Azshara and N'Zoth, and the one after that to be the Burning Legion. Even if I don't give a shit about Sargeras, Kil'Jaeden is still pretty interesting, and so is a lot of the other Burning Legion/Alien planet concept.
I just don't think we (our characters) should leave Azeroth before we've dealt with the horrors that are still there and about to strike right on "our" home planet. N'Zoth and Azshara have been foreshadowed for longer than the Burning Legion's return has, any they are the priority. If we go off to fight the Legion, and we get back to see N'Zoth and Azshara wrecked shit up.. well?
Almost forgot races.
The horde one practically writes itself: naga faction rebels because they aren't into puppy kicking, fights old-god naga 1-10 then joins their blood elf cousins in the ghostlands
For alliance I'm thinking vrykul. Bolvar should be holding their leashes now too. Some combination of kvaldir threat and plain "Bolvar said so" then hop a longboat over to Stormwind harbor and you're good to go.
"Drowned Reaches (Level 94-96)
This will be the only underwater zone in this expansion. Come on, there has to be at LEAST one, right? But I promise it will be better than Vash'jir! This zone is filled with sunken ships and the dead sailors that sunk with them. Naga fear and avoid the undead, making this zone mostly occupied by other sea creatures and undead. No Naga here.
Subzones include: Boiling Terrace, Scintal Reef, Mak'aru (Dungeon), The Restless Pit (Changed from "Restless Bottom", inb4 gay jokes)"
God yes plzplzplz!
I have reason to believe that this expansion WILL be based losely on what I have written. I wrote this thread with logic, not just what I thought would be cool.
One of the biggest clues for me has to be the quotes Yar'shaarj says during the Garrosh encounter. He mentions the Black Woods and Ny'alotha. Ask yourselves, why would Blizzard bother having this two places mentioned when they have only ever been mentioned once before: From the Puzzlebox of Yogg-saron? It's clear that Blizzard want us to be aware of these places before throwing them at us blindly. They wouldn't mention the house of N'zoth (Ny'alotha) and it's forbidden black woods without purpose. It's obviously a teaser.
Infracted. Post constructively.
Last edited by Gehco; 2013-10-06 at 10:11 PM.
This'd make me pretty happy.
One thing I'd reconsider is leaning heavily on making existing islands into full-on leveling zones. I'd rather have Azshara raise a whole bunch of new ones to level in. The Broken Isles might make for a decent sub-zone, but they'd also do well as an outdoor area for a Tomb of Sargeras dungeon, with a second dungeon or raid taking place within. Plunder Island and Kul Tiras might work better as cities for the various factions - the Alliance could help liberate Kul Tiras from naga invaders, while the Horde assault a ravaged Plunder Isle and capture it from the Bloodsail as their stronghold.
If you make Zandalar into patch content (because trolls hur hur) that frees you up to make more brand new zones to play in. Kezan is one exception, I think there's enough unexplored areas (and it's large enough) that it warrants being a leveling zone, and containing dungeons/raids.
#hyped #hyped Give me the south seas and the darkest places of Azeroth #hype #Hype
Amazing post OP.
Not sure why all the hate or laughing at you for making this speculation thread. Nobody knows for sure its a hoax. And i thought it was great read. Im on the fence of which i would prefer. But you got me a tad bit more excited than i was before for a emerald dream type xpac. Good post sir.
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@OP: Look, it's no disrespect to your creativity, I think you put an effort and that's great, be proud of it. However, I don't think we'll be going to the *Dark Bellow*. Now if for some reason I'm wrong, I'll still be excited either way because both story arcs interest me a lot. One thing is certain.
If we don't go to the Tomb of Sargeras in Wow ever, I'll be pissed. COME ON NOW USE THAT. I'VE BEEN WANTING TO GO THERE SINCE WRATH!!!
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Although it's almost certainly a hoax, full credit for your imagination and ideas. Putting all that together in such a short time must have taken a lot of effort.