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    Lightbulb [Unnamed] Fan made expansion

    FAN MADE EXPANSION

    Hi everyone. I've outlined below some ideas I've had for the next expansion. This is not claimed to be a leak or anything similar, it is purely my own ideas that I'm putting forward for you all to read. I have not come up with an expansion name however if there's enough interest in this fan made expansion we can have some fun and come up with names together and maybe vote on an "official" name using a poll at some point.

    LEVEL SQUISH

    • Level cap is 60.
    • Existing level 120 characters become level 50.
    • New squish level is calculated as current level divided by 2.4 with the remainder being your percentage
      e.g. level 97 / 2.4 = 40.41 so your squished level would be level 40 with 41% exp toward your next level.

    RAIDING CHANGES

    • Raid difficulties would be restructured.
    • LFR would remain to help with gearing new characters and alts but it would not offer "tier set" visuals.
    • Normal would be tuned to Normal / Heroic difficulty with the first boss of the raid being tuned to normal, increasing in difficulty with each boss.
    • This tier would offer standard tier set visuals with the available gear.
    • Heroic would be tuned to Heroic / Mythic difficulty with the first boss of the raid being tuned to heroic, increasing in difficulty with each boss.
    • This tier would offer upgraded tier set visuals like how Mythic currently works.
    • Mythic would be removed with the aim of the new Heroic difficulty being the equivalent of the current Mythic difficulty whilst also helping people ease into that difficulty.
    • Titanforging, speed, avoidance, indestructible and socket procs would be removed.
    • Warforging will remain but will be limited to a 10 item level proc.
    • You can scrap gear for a resource which will allow you to warforge the item yourself so you're not relying on RNG.

    LEVELING AND WORLD CHANGES

    • Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms updated visually with new and existing assets.
    • Questing experience changed in those zones with an emphasis on zone struggles rather than world struggles to prevent time distortion issues in the future when moving around different zones.
    • You would be able to level 1-50 in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms.
    • Northrend, Outland, Pandaria, Draenor, Broken Isles, Zandalar and Kul Tiras will be optional leveling zones however their primary purpose would be for old world content.
    • Those zones would be accessed via time portals in the Caverns of Time so new players would know that those zones and quests aren't linked to current content.
    • A portal to the Caverns of Time would be available in your major city for ease of access.

    NEW CLASS

    • New class would be Tinker. (surprise!)
    • Available to Gnome, Dwarf, Goblin and Undead (more races to be considered later) with each race getting slightly customised themes and textures.
    • Tank / Heal / DPS hybrid.
    • Released as part of next expansion pre-match to tie it into Mechagon and available in the final patch of BFA upon pre-order of the next expansion.

    NEW RACES AND INTRODUCTIONS

    • The new races would be Botani for Alliance and Saberon for Horde
    • Both races came to Azeroth during the Mag'har recruitment quests and fled to the Barrens

    • The Botani set up residence in the various pools within the Barrens and corrupt humanoid species such as playable Horde races and centaurs while expanding out of the pools into the Barrens with overgrowth.
    • The Saberon also set up residence in the Barrens however they know how invasive the Botani are and they work to prevent the overgrowth from taking over their settlements and the Barrens as a whole.
    • This attracts the attention of the Horde who see them as a primitive but somewhat noble race and recruit them into the Horde after preventing the overgrowth from consuming the Barrens.
    • The Botani are driven out from their settlements and flee to Ashenvale where they meet the Night Elves.
    • The Night Elves are impressed with the Botani's ability for regrowth and sympathise being driven out from their new homes. They explain to the Botani what happened to Teldrassil and the Botani offer to help restore the world tree in return for an alliance.
    • The Botani would be the Forsaken equivalent in the Alliance as they have their own secret agendas against humanoid races and conduct their own experiments akin to the plague (perhaps within the core of the world tree?) which Tyrande turns a blind eye to this. With the current political issues within the Alliance she wants to build her own allegiances.

    EXPANSION LEVELING AND STORY

    • 50-60 and end-game content would take place in a "filler" expansion akin to Mists of Pandaria.
    • N'zoths whereabouts are unknown however after years of imprisonment he has already begun to put his plans to return the Black Empire back into motion.
    • We slowly uncover his plans throughout the expansion which sets the scene for the following one.
    • We journey to the Dragon Isles and uncover Old God corruption within each of the dragonflights.
    • We work with Wrathion to free them of their corruption with the overall premise being that the leader of the once corrupted dragonflight saves those who are now corrupted.
    • The final patch would focus on void corruption leaking into the world (Kalimdor / Eastern Kingdoms / Dragon Isles) where we would work to push back its influence and remove it from the world completely.
    • This patch would also tie heavily into the next expansion where we would finally take the fight to N'zoth and the other Old Gods in their own realm.

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    Level Squish is always the worst idea I see being passed around so you've already lost me there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    Level Squish is always the worst idea I see being passed around so you've already lost me there.
    Sad thing is, it is officially on Blizzard's planning..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehco View Post
    Sad thing is, it is officially on Blizzard's planning..
    It's a possibility, not 100% happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehco View Post
    Sad thing is, it is officially on Blizzard's planning..
    Yep, that's why I included it in case it goes ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • The new races would be Botani for Alliance and Saberon for Horde
    Fail…
    Saberon have been eating Orcs on Draenor and suddenly the Orcs will be buddy buddy with them, this makes no sense at all.
    If anything the Horde would be hunting the Saberons down and kill every last one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    It's a possibility, not 100% happening.
    They're unlikely to continue to 130, 140 etc which is why they sent out the questionnaire.

    It may or may not happen this expansion but it's very likely the squish will happen at some point so I put it in there to give an idea how it would be calculated.

    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    Fail…
    Saberon have been eating Orcs on Draenor and suddenly the Orcs will be buddy buddy with them, this makes no sense at all.
    If anything the Horde would be hunting the Saberons down and kill every last one of them.
    Huojin Pandaren and Zandalari Trolls would like to have a word.

    Also a lot changed from when we left Draenor to when we meet back up with Grom in the Mag'har recruitment. With the super zealous Draenei it wouldn't be too much of a stretch that the Orcs made some allies after the Iron Horde disbanded.
    Last edited by Matticus777; 2019-09-11 at 02:03 PM.

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    How to tell it's a fake leak? It mentions political issues within the Alliance. You're crazy if you think they'd ever paint the Golden Child in a bad light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenebra View Post
    How to tell it's a fake leak? It mentions political issues within the Alliance. You're crazy if you think they'd ever paint the Golden Child in a bad light.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    FAN MADE EXPANSION

    This is not claimed to be a leak or anything similar, it is purely my own ideas that I'm putting forward for you all to read.
    I'm not claiming it to be a leak...

    Also there are already political issues within the Alliance. Tyrande asked for support with Darkshore, didn't get any and then stormed off to sort it out without the help of the Alliance and hasn't been seen since.
    Last edited by Matticus777; 2019-09-11 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenebra View Post
    How to tell it's a fake leak? It mentions political issues within the Alliance. You're crazy if you think they'd ever paint the Golden Child in a bad light.
    Its not a "leak", its Fan made. As its stated in the title.

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    Botani, saberon, tinker, dragon isles - nothing is connected thematically so nice try but no.

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    Keeps factions in the game. Not interested. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathasil View Post
    Keeps factions in the game. Not interested. Sorry.
    Then your not interested in the Warcraft franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    LEVEL SQUISH
    This is a good idea, probably gonna happen the way you described or to 70 level since its just easier to divide by 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • LFR would remain to help with gearing new characters and alts but it would not offer "tier set" visuals.
    Bad idea, people playing for transmogs would need to wait till next expansion, LFR should offer visiual sets, different from H/M.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • Normal would be tuned to Normal / Heroic difficulty with the first boss of the raid being tuned to normal, increasing in difficulty with each boss.
    • Heroic would be tuned to Heroic / Mythic difficulty with the first boss of the raid being tuned to heroic, increasing in difficulty with each boss.
    I like this idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • Titanforging, speed, avoidance, indestructible and socket procs would be removed.
    • Warforging will remain but will be limited to a 10 item level proc.
    Bad idea, titanforging is going to stay for a good reason. However socket procs should be removed as in some cases they offer gigantic upgrade (slots with low stat budget).

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • You can scrap gear for a resource which will allow you to warforge the item yourself so you're not relying on RNG.
    Not going to happen. Don't like the idea, would be just grind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms updated visually with new and existing assets.
    • Questing experience changed in those zones with an emphasis on zone struggles rather than world struggles to prevent time distortion issues in the future when moving around different zones.
    • You would be able to level 1-50 in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms.
    • Northrend, Outland, Pandaria, Draenor, Broken Isles, Zandalar and Kul Tiras will be optional leveling zones however their primary purpose would be for old world content.
    Not going to happen, if anything, classic will be 1-10/20 and 30-50/60 would be expansions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • The new races would be Botani for Alliance and Saberon for Horde
    • Both races came to Azeroth during the Mag'har recruitment quests and fled to the Barrens
    No, gimmie my vulpera and mechagnomes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • 50-60 and end-game content would take place in a "filler" expansion akin to Mists of Pandaria.
    • N'zoths whereabouts are unknown however after years of imprisonment he has already begun to put his plans to return the Black Empire back into motion.
    • We slowly uncover his plans throughout the expansion which sets the scene for the following one.
    • We journey to the Dragon Isles and uncover Old God corruption within each of the dragonflights.
    • We work with Wrathion to free them of their corruption with the overall premise being that the leader of the once corrupted dragonflight saves those who are now corrupted.
    • The final patch would focus on void corruption leaking into the world (Kalimdor / Eastern Kingdoms / Dragon Isles) where we would work to push back its influence and remove it from the world completely.
    • This patch would also tie heavily into the next expansion where we would finally take the fight to N'zoth and the other Old Gods in their own realm.
    Really boring, why would we be excited about filler expansion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus777 View Post
    • LFR would remain to help with gearing new characters and alts but it would not offer "tier set" visuals.
    There hasn't been such a thing as "tier set visuals" since Wrath. Tier gear looks just like normal (non-tier) raid gear.

    • Titanforging, speed, avoidance, indestructible and socket procs would be removed.
    • Warforging will remain but will be limited to a 10 item level proc.
    Titanforging is really unlikely to ever go anywhere. And warforging already works like you described.

    • You can scrap gear for a resource which will allow you to warforge the item yourself so you're not relying on RNG.
    HELL NO! Bring back justice/valor points for that, if it's the case. I honestly think scrapping gear is a horrible idea because it means you're not getting the gold you'd get if you sold that piece of gear.

    • The new races would be Botani for Alliance and Saberon for Horde
    • Both races came to Azeroth during the Mag'har recruitment quests and fled to the Barrens
    Saberon does not fit any of the factions, as they haven't shown to be intelligent. Azeroth ogres are more intelligent. And Botani have no reason to join either faction, too. Moreover: what reason would the Alliance have to go through the lengths of going back to AU Draenor to recruit the botani... but not the draenei? Same with the saberon: what do the saberon have to offer that would justify the lengths the Horde would have to go through to return to AU Draenor?

    • 50-60 and end-game content would take place in a "filler" expansion akin to Mists of Pandaria.
    Mists of Pandaria? Filler expansion? Wot? What is a "proper" expansion to you, then? Warlords of Draenor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    Fail…
    Saberon have been eating Orcs on Draenor and suddenly the Orcs will be buddy buddy with them, this makes no sense at all.
    If anything the Horde would be hunting the Saberons down and kill every last one of them.
    There will be this secret group that dont eat orcs.
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