They had lore explanations for the inclusion of Dark Irons and Wildhammers, and I loved the Highborne lore and the Sunwalker foreshadowing and Troll stuff. it was just a few paragraphs and scripted events, but it brought the world to life and made me feel like I was living in the future of Warcraft 3 even more.
And my fine fellow, I think you're wrong when you say everyone else won't really care, a huge amount of people who don't RP still buy these games for the stories and feeling like they are in the world, and they care about the lore. They outnumber the role players statistically by a vast amount, but still they care. And Blizzard cares most of all. This is is major chance to grow the world into the future more from WC3 and see how it has evolved now a decade+ later, so much devastation and danger.
Hidden and forbidden societies and even the banished and once openly hunted alike were welcomed back to the remnants of civilization when Deathwing almost broke the world again. Everyone, even the dust and shadows of society, were forced like rats on a sinking ship to come together to stop the destruction of Azeroth and Hyjal as they knew it! /wizard hat
But this subrace option is going to be one for the lore lovers I'll say with a wink, it was the lore lovers who started this whole movement, jolly good, old bean. I don't understand beyond boredom why a person with no real passion for the lore wants them so badly? But I know what it's like to be visually addicted to something, and WOW takes the cake. So I'm wrong, I do understand why all sorts want to look new ways. But they are all so distinct and scream "I HAVE A HISTORY, DON"T YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT IT IS?"
That was a great chance for some ways to make the world feel alive, and the 5.3 Sheildwall story was one of the all time finest lore tickling globe/dimensional dropping quests in the game's history, and I can't wait to see the stories for WOD and new quest mechanics and storytelling delivery systems.
This ethnic/sub race thing is something major for lore lovers it it happens, and Blizzard's commentary all over the interviews acrosss the land recognized this. I think there will be at least a single quest integrating your group with the starting zones of the classic Alliance races. If not a chain.
Blizzard and the art team have decided it's seemed to me, yes while keeping us in content droughts as a price to pay, a devotion to pushing everything to the limit in new ways regarding presentation and polish. The first year of the expansion like MOP will be filled with updates too fast for players to know what to do with like MOP, or they may slow down slightly while accelerating work on the future expansions they have being worked on at the same time, more than one future expansion mind ya'll, is being worked on at this moment more or less.
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