I'm not here to whine. I love the idea of some old-fashioned Warcraft 2 combat. Maybe we can even dream of hearing some Warcraft 2 music in the soundtrack, but orchestrated.
But there are obvious implications to the Warlords of Draenor theories flying around, and also obvious problems with going back to Outland.
Have you guys already forgotten about Cataclysm?
1. While Blizzard developers generally felt happy about the re-vamped Azeroth, and thought it was a necessary evil for the greater good of the game's lifespan, it's also the case that looking back, they seem to feel that it took way too much time from the endgame content.
2. While Uldum and all the other new zones were cool, they realised after some time that it offered a very shattered and inconsistent experience to the players. They preferred going back to the one continent model after that.
These two 'facts' have one implication: Blizzard would neither like to revamp another world so soon, considering how disastrous that was for endgame and subscribers the last time around; nor would they place a bunch of new endgame zones around the current Outland map, as that would give us a disjointed experience.
So maybe they'll invent another landmass, a new continent, that survived the destruction of Draenor? While this isn't unthinkable, it does create problems with the lore. The name Warlords of Draenor, and the speculated reasons for us going back there, implies lots of lore from Beyond the Dark Portal - which is all set around the Outland we currently have. It wouldn't make sense to suddenly move all of that lore to a new Draenor continent. Which brings us back to the other problem, that they are unlikely to do another Cataclysm re-vamp which would take too much time away from endgame content.
What are your thoughts on this? Again, I'm not bashing the idea of going back, I'm just trying to see how it would work.