The debate is over. WoD is the new expansion.
The only question is what theme is it. Legion, or Bronze?
Personally, after playing through Cata, reading all these leaks, and knowing enough about basic time travel fiction.... I'm really hoping it's not Bronze-themed. As there is no way Blizz can make a decent and coherent story about it.
I'm not interested in Arakkoa lore, simply because I'm old enough to realize that they are just a bad Skexxis reference. At no point throughout my time playing WoW have I ever had any interest in fleshing out the Arakkoa story. My relationship to them is a love hate relationship. "YOU GIVE ME QUEST ITEM, KTHKXBYE"-What happened to the Arakkoa city, what are the strange relics that are around Outland (Arakkoa lore)
I just don't find the Gronn characters to be very interesting. They don't exude "AWESOME SECRETS" like Ogres, and Draenei and Worgen etc.-When the Gronn were one of the biggest problem in Draenor (Gronn -the race- + Ogres lore)
This is one of the more interesting possibilities for WoD. So *crosses fingers*-When the Draenei arrived at Draenor (Draenei lore)
Been there, done that.-When the Burning Legion corrupted the Orcs (Burning Legion + Orc + Draenei)
Been there, done that.-When the Dark Portal was opened (Alliance + Orc + Burning Legion + Medivh)
Presumably wandering the twisting nether or dead. So unless they return from the twisting nether, or the dead, the only way to bring them back is to go back in time to Warcraft 2. But I already played Warcraft 2.-WHERE THE FUCK IS ALLERIA AND TURALYON! (Alliance)
The other interesting possibility for WoD. Ethereals.-How, when and why the Ethereal came to Outland (Ethereal)
Could care less about them TBH.-Sporelings lore -we know nothing about them-
Been there done that. It happened in between WC2: Beyond the Dark Portal and WC3. But the bottom line is it happened before World of Warcraft. I think it would make a super cool CoT instance, but other than that let bygones be bygones.-Destruction of Draenor (Orc + Alliance + Burning Legion + Medivh)
Ok let's look back at the lore of Draenor we need to look at the history of the Draenei/Eredar.
In the past on the planet Argus lived the species of the Eredar. Then Sargeras visited them and corrupted their powerful mages. The Eredar split into those who became corrupted with demonic energy (Their name was Man'ari) and followed their leader Kil'Jaeden to fight for Sargeras Burning Legion. The other Eredar left the planet and found Draenor. They settled down and called themself Draenei (the race you can play now). The Orcs where the natives on Draenor with brown skin and they where the dominant species there (like humans on earth). But the Man'ari found the Draenei and to kill their uncorrupted brothers and sisters the Man'ari corrupted the Orcs, too. The orcs turned red and green from the fel-corruption and hunted the Draenei. When one of the corrupted Orc Shaman Ner'zhul tried to open a portals to new planets to conquer them something went wrong and Draenor was destroyed by the chaotic powers of the portals. Only a small part of it was left, now called "Outlands" or "Shattered World".
So who are the Warlords here? I say the biggest warlords in this story are the Man'ari and the Legion following Kil'Jaeden. And Kil'Jaeden is working for Sargeras.
So if we fight the Warlords of Draenor we fight corrupted Eredar and the final boss has to be Kil'Jaeden (since he is a mortal and unlike the god-like Titan Sargeras).
We already had a fight with Kil'Jaeden but never killed him, just prevented him from getting out of the Sunwell.
Let's look at other clues from Blizzard. At Blizzcon Chris Metzen told the following things at Blizzcon (if you don't believe, listen yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5WV7JewgQc and all the following parts):
1. He is a sucker for a good redemption story and he likes Illidan and it's likely they will bring him back - and he says nobody in Warcraft is really dead, there are always ways to bring them back. So I expect Illidan to help us this time, not fight us.
2. He said he wants to visit Argus (!) and hinted a shining fleet of Draeneis out there (he said technically that those would be the Protoss from Starcraft)
3. He said we will need the help of Alleria and Turalyon and with MoP we got a new loading screen tip that says "No one has seen Alleria and Turalyon for years."
When did we see them the last time? When Draenor shattered. They where left behind. Maybe they found a way to fleet to Argus and will now help us to get to Argus the same way.
4. Metzen also said about Kil'Jaeden the following: "...but now he's dealing with completely different emotions." He explained that back then he "...wanted to eradicate all life, and it wasn't really personal...Now it's personal. We will likely see him...AGAIN."
5. The Black Prince Wrathion tells us directly that the Burning Legion will come back to Azeroth. This is the most important quote since it's clear and without much room for interpretation. When Wrathion talks to Chi-Ji in Chapter IV: Celestial Blessings of the Legendary Cloak questchain he replys to Chi-Ji:
Wrathion says: ...the fires that once burned the sky will return. It is inevitable. The Burning Legion WILL find Azeroth.
Wration says: Seas of blood, cities in ruin! Who are we - one divided world - to stand against a legion?
Lol @ these people labeling the expansion before it comes out. Shut up really.
Also do you think the Warlords of Draenor expansion will go into beta? Blizzcon?
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Honestly at this point I don't care. As long as it's nothing like that horrible "leak" posted a few days ago, I'll be happy. Was really looking forward to an Azshara expansion but oh well. Don't think I'll come back for this expac but I'm still curious.
I'm 30 years old now. Don't have time for that crap.
Having said that I think we'll see the beta in January, with the expansion itself being released sometime in the spring. Prior to this we could see a 5.5 patch that might hit the PTR as early as a week after BlizzCon and go live in time for the holiday season.
Roleplaying, hardcore Raiding, running LFR on the occasional weekend, PvPing, rolling alts, achievement hunting, pet battling, or just enacting an endless series of whims, I don't care how you play WoW. Just as long as you have fun doing it.
And we don't know for sure if those are the only 2 way to see Turalyon and Alleria, they may have taken a portal somewhere else, they may have ended up in another part of Outland that we have not find yet, they may have find themself throwed back in time, they may have been corrupted by the Burning Legion and now they are the one who lead the Burning legion in Outland, etc...
All i fucking want, is for it not to be entirely horde/orc focused.
Draenei lore, ethereal lore, anything but only orc lore.