I'm interested in how the lore has been shaped to introduce new encounters (raids or dungeons), and perhaps even predict, which encounters we will see. As far as I can see we have taken out MANY of Deathwing's Lieutenants: Cho'gall, leader of Twilight's Hammer/Cult; Sinestra, prime black dragon consort, if not the only one; Nefarian, Deathwing's heir; Al'Akir, one of two of Deathwing's Elemental buddies. Only remaining Lieutenant not dealt with, as told by the questing experience, is Ragnaros.
Background: Hyjal- We assault both the Twilight Cult and Ragnaros, and succeed in reclaiming the entire mount. Both oppositions have been defeated, for the time being. We revive and gather all (most) of the ancients lost during the War of the Ancients.
Observation: New encounter with Raganaros. Possible future Caverns of Time encounter.
Background: Vashj'ir- We deafeat key lieutenants on the assault by the naga. We defend Neptulon, the water lord.
Observation: Possible Old God conflict, involving at least Water Elementals on our side, even Earthen ring.
Background: Uldum- Air elementals gone wild, Ramkahen converted to Deathwing's Minions.
Observation: There already is a raid for Al'Akir the air lord, perhaps a future encounter with Deathwing's converts.
Background: Deepholme- Earth elementals fighting against the Twilight cult, complete victory.
Observation: I don't think we'll see Therazane again, even though she may pop up in an encounter with Deathing.
Background: Twilight Highlands- Deafeat more Twilight Cult, Defeat some Black Dragons,
Observation: Blackwing Descent and Bastion of Twilight.
We also have the ongoing conflict between factions. Horde and Alliance gain and loose ground all over the map. Cities can become more developed and complete (Orgrimmar and Stormwind). Perhaps larger scale battles to give some inclination to actual conflict between factions. What will happen to the leaders? Hellscream? Wrynn? Magni?
Please post your thoughts and ideas.