They all sound exciting to me. It could be anything, but I went with time-travel. Burning Legion is my second guess, it's been hinted at since the beginning of floor MoP.
The Emerald Dream
The South Seas
Other Burning Legion planets
enough of troll raids for a while.
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High elves can be playable. You have nothing against them except for population arguments (which we have no numbers on), a blue post (which is already retconned based on the fact that Blood elves are playable), and an Encyclopedia (which hasn't been updated since pre-TBC; and the Silver Covenant makes two out of three claims on their status within the Encyclopedia void). So yes, High elves are just as likely as any other race in-terms of playability.
Pandaria is pretty much the "South Seas" so I doubt we will be doing that next expansion. We've had enough of the Zandalari and islands. Time for space!
I'm betting it will be Legion based. The south seas seems like it would be another boring cata xpac.
Old god stuff + time travel
This time old gods fund nozdormu instead of deathwing
Still, as I said, I wouldn't place any bets on my suspicions. I wouldn't mind being wrong, because if Sargeras is involved, he'd either have to be destroyed, or yet again manage to slip away and evade death. Somehow.
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Not necessarily, those portals were opened randomly and haphazardly, they could have been sent anywhere. Nur'zhul was trying to open portals to other worlds so that they could all escape the destruction, but I'm not so sure he could concentrate hard enough to open every portal to a new world. He didn't have to know the world even the slightest to open the portal so, in a way, there's a good chance that he could open a portal to anywhere. Of course I am pulling things from the wind right now :P
Voted South Seas, but I think it's actually South Seas + Maelstrom, since the "South Seas" are now ocupied by Pandaria and many of the isles formerly related to the South Seas, like Kezan and Zandalar, have been moved northward. It will be centered on the "Maelstrom Continent" that currently exists but expanded.
I would let Azeroth rest for a while and put the battlefield in space against the burning legion. How about bringing Illidan back? I know Metzen is a sucker for a good redemtion story. So imagine Illidan got thrown out into the twisting nether when we killed him in Black Temple (we already know this happens to alot of demons such as the Nathrezim). We find him already fighting the demons when we get there (we know Illidan has always hated the burning legion).We team up with Turalyon and Alleria and slay Kil'jaeden on his home court in his full power. Velen brings the Naaru and the army of light, heck, Velen even has a space ship to get us all there. Sargeras shows up here and there but is being saved for a later expansion. There is alot of story to build on. Illidan and Maiev, Turalyon and Alleria and Anduin making his way to becoming a paladin. We can finally bring the fight to the burning legion and make a dent in their numbers on their OWN playing field. Sounds pretty amazing to me. PS. the blizzcon murloc pet is a crusader. hint. hint.
I used to want to go to the South Seas but now I want to go as far away from Pandaria as possible. I still would like to visit Kul'Tiras though.
I think that it will have multiple themes. MoP has opened up so many different paths, I'm sure it won't be centralized around just one main theme or bad guy.
Screw time travel. I don't want a whole expansion based around a narrative device that can only be done successfully in the right hands (James Cameron's Terminator and T2 or Misfits' mysterious stranger). If it has to be part of the story, put it as part of the levelling experience (if it is 90-100, make it happen somewhere relevant), or as an epic lore storyline available at the current level cap. You know, like those awesome quest lines removed when the Shattering hit.
I chose South Seas because I still believe The Dark Below is the next expansion, and the trademarks will resurface.
I think time travel. They didnt add the timeless isle story and bronze stuff for no reason to end it on a theres bronze traitors killing off all the bronze higher ups" twist. They could have just said "they found a new island off the coast of the jade forest because the sha of pride or some other horseshit but they chose time travel specifically.
They's up to something kids.
I am expecting the Legion to be involved SOMEHOW just because of the Wrathion stuff. He talks about an upcoming threat that a divided Azeroth won't be able to fight, then he shows you a vision of Azeroth with what looks like infernal stones dropping down on it. That very much sounds like Burning Legion stuff to me.
Course, that's all I'm basing my guess on. Wrathion could just be trolling us.
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correct they are not on Draenor/outland, and in fact no one, not one single person, knows where in the light's name they are.
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of course it's also kind of frustrating if you get attached to a particular hook that never gets developed! (what is below Tirisfal!? AAAAARGH)
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I think we're headed to Zandalar or some other tropical based area.
Vanilla was a Western European theme, BC went to space, Wrath was Nordic/Viking, Cata was Earth and the Elements, MoP is Asian themed, so next we're off to an Africa based theme I predict. Probably a lot of animal based bosses, poaching bad guys, tribal conflicts, and Hemit Nesingwary playing a starring role...