I don't get people that say his previous predictions have been correct. Have you bothered to read through his Mists of Pandaria prediction?
Here, I'll lend you a hand for those of you that only have hands, but no eyes.
WatThey discover the Pandaren nation is in turmoil. Both from K'valdir from the south, Naga from the north and the death of the dragon emperor who has left pandaria with no heir to the throne. There is a civil war between three groups. The brotherhood of the spear. The pandyr and the monks of the thousand stance fist for control of a now leaderless nation.
Getting colderThe naga want a high born relic that the Pandaren took from the kaldorei when they departed kalimdor for a new home. Something that has connections to the burning legion and the very entity that forged frostmourne along with 6 other legendary blades. Two of which you know and have seen in game already...
Now we're just making names up.N'zoth not only pulls azshara's strings but is waging a civil war for the world with Sum-Naz'ruur the 4th of the 5 old gods. Revealing that they may wish for the same goals. However they are not working together for such a goal.
Oh yeah, that. I must have missed that part of the expansion.The island Nation of Kul Tiras led by the brother of jaina Proudmoore. it broke off and drifted closer to the maelstrom and now is under seige from Naga and the same malign sorcery that effects the Isle of Tol Barad.
I'm going to get the obviously stupid ones out of the way in quick succession:
A new as of this post uncompleted zone above the western plaguelands adding leveling between tirisfal glades and eversong woods.a return to undermine for the goblins to rescue the trade princes left behind. For a generously discounted fee, of course.The land of Lost souls. A homage to films like king kong and the lost world. a third Titan zone like un'goro crater and scholozar basin. However crates of scourged grain washed up many years ago and these dinosaurs are not exactly what you would call living anymore. Although they still would very much like to eat wandering adventurers.He goes on to get a couple of things correct about the monk: It is the next class, but not a hero class. My favorite line however is this:Zul' Kikani is a new zone that appears to entering players as anotehr troll zone. However these trolls took in the 'weakend' children of the vrykul as slaves shortly after the sundering. Those humans learnt the voodoo and shamanic techniques of the trolls and subsequently overthrew them whilst retaining their savage, cannibalistic tendencies and they do not care for strangers...
Yep, spot on.Pandaren teach existing races to be monks, however pandaren themselves are not playable
His race predictions for MoP:
Ogres for the horde. Starting in a new ogre hovel south of durotar on an island.Do I really need to continue on to prove my point?Arra'Koa for the alliance. Starting in 'the roost' a phased versio of skettish that has them heading to shattrath at the end of the starting zone and following ,in their terms, 'the words of the light' to azeroth to find new homes for their people now the malign influence of skettis is gone and these avian humanoids have converted to the church of the holy light.
In an entire article where he goes in-depth explaining how races, classes, raids, zones and plots go... he literally guesses three correct things in total. I could come up with better expansion ideas than this guy is spewing. Hell, my 13 year old nephew could.
Two things to take away from this:
1.One or two correct guesses in an entire article of bullshit makes it fact.
2.Sarcasm is hard to detect via text.
Very well written. At some point I thought there's the chance of it being a real leak, but they said they aren't working on the DotA style battleground anymore. And the Azshara crater BG doesn't make much sense anymore, as the zone has completely changed. It would have to look very different from the old one.
There HAS to be some sort of new race/new models for existing races/new class/4th spec/support something for it to be an xpac. If they didn't do any of it...it'd be bad. Very bad. They need a heavy hitter addition every xpac or else it'd feel...weird.
This times a billion. lol. He's using his same idea's from what mop was supposed to be and randomly applying them here.
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You take 100 guesses, and sometimes you might be right about two or three things, that's what's happening here. Not much different from 'predicting the future' by staring at a crystal ball.
I would have expected something far more substantial... MoP has felt like a filler expansion so far... but then again, so was Cataclysm.
If this guy leaked info about MOP or Cata, show me the post with the time stamp.
5 more levels, and no new talent system?
Not to mention Jainas brother makes an appearance. This would be the other brother, the one that Blizzard didn't make non-canoncial earlier
And i fail to see how Blizzard can make islands feel connected with a set of tunnels. They had an entire continent to work with in Cata and they still felt disjointed.