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#1 Sep 18 2007 at 5:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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So my computer died yesterday, leaving me no choice but to dig up my old laptop as my newer one is currently on loan to my mom. What an ancient thing. 8 gig hard drive, Windows 98, and just enough RAM to have a PDF file and internet explorer working at once...with a wait time of about 30 seconds every time I change windows. Useless for everything except surfing the internet for help reviving my desktop PC. As I waited for replies on tech support forums, I dug around a bit and found an old folder filled with **** I saved from my old desktop. I had kept the stuff there to transfer to my new PC, but it looks like I didn't care enough to go through with it.

Stuffed inside the folder were a crapload of documents and stuff pertaining to the World of Warcraft alpha and beta, back before I even cared about the game. I had been sent the stuff from my friend, who was in the friends-and-family beta that preceded the general closed beta in early 2004. Most of the documents were plastered with '2003'. A lot of them were boring, and I can't remember reading any of them. Maybe I looked at a couple and decided it was boring crap.

However, nearly four years later, I had enough of a mind to peruse them all. A lot of PDF-format conversions of early Gamespy previews, patents Blizzard took out for WoW, and so forth. I did find, however, a list of 'possible expansion sets' that looks really interesting. Some of the stuff looks a bit off, especially some of Outland and Northrend, so Blizzard isn't liable to stick to the rest of the plan down to the letter. But the quaint little PDF lists five expansion sets and the regions within. It goes as high as level 100. Nothing about it looks very official, though...it was nothing more than a wordpad document pasted into a PDF document, but I think it's of Blizzardly origins. I assume no responsibility for your actions if this list spurs you to run to the nearest auction house and buy thousands of golds' worth in armor so you can be ready for the Maelstrom.

Draenor Set

Azuremyst Isle - 1 to 10
Bloodmyrk Isle - 10 to 20

Eversong Forest - 1 to 10
Quel'thalas - 10 to 20
Hellfire Peninsula - 58 to 62
Zangarmarsh - 60 to 64
Terokkar Forest - 61 to 65
The Deadlands - 63 to 67
Nagrand - 64 to 68
Blade's Edge Mountains - 66 to 70
Netherstorm - 67 to 70
Shadowmoon Valley - 69 to 70

Northrend Set

Borean Tundra - 67 to 70
Howling Fjord - 67 to 70
Dragonblight - 69 to 72
Grizzly Hills - 70 to 73
Crystalsong Forest - 72 to 75
Zul'drak - 73 to 76
Sholazar Basin - 75 to 79
Storm Peaks - 76 to 80
Icecrown Glacier - 78 to 80

Maelstrom Set

Gilneas - 77 to 80
Grim Batol - 78 to 81
Kul Tiras - 79 to 82
Kezan - 81 to 86
Tel Abim - 83 to 85
Zandalar - 84 to 87
Plunder Isle - 86 to 88
The Broken Isles - 87 to 90
The Maelstrom - 89 to 90

Plane Set

Pandaria - 1 to 10
Hiji - 10 to 20

Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20

The Green Lands - 88 to 91
The Dying Paradise - 91 to 94
The Emerald Nightmare - 94 to 97
The Eye of Ysera - 97 to 100

Deephome - 88 to 91
Skywall - 91 to 94
The Abyssal Maw - 94 to 97
The Firelands - 97 to 100

Legion Set

K'aresh - 96 to 99
Argus Meadowlands - 97 to 100
Mac'Aree - 99 to 100
Maw of Oblivion - 100+
The Burning Citadel - 100+++


I'm not sure what the plus signs indicate. I'm trying to get in touch with my friend (we had a falling-out a year and a half ago) to ascertain the origin of this strange little file.


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#2 Sep 18 2007 at 5:46 AM Rating: Good
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Hmm, all this information is really interesting, seeing as they were planning to have the Draenei as a race later on as early as Release of WoW o.o, not to mention most of this is surprisingly accurate. I'm also guessing the Deadlands were the Bone Wastes around Auchindion, and it was intended to be a separate zone.
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If this is fairly accurate, then it's gonna be another couple years til we get Pandaren. That's sad. And the Emerald Dream is just a zone, and not an expansion. Guess it's not that big after all.
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I think it is fair to say that Blizzard has a pretty steady game plan, they have the story planned out and where they want to take it and what they want to do, a LONG time in advance.

It is not like SOE where they get one expansion done and then sit down and say "what are we doing next?"
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Plane Set

Pandaria - 1 to 10
Hiji - 10 to 20

Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20


Two new races! Pandaren and?
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Quite a good find. Makes me hope for an awesome future for the game.

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And the Emerald Dream is just a zone, and not an expansion.


It looks to me like a pretty big part of an expansion considering it looks like it would contain half of the leveling zones of the "Plane Set".
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#7 Sep 18 2007 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Two new races! Pandaren and?


To the sounds of it, with things like
Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20
sounds to me like the Worgen, seeing as their from another dimension.
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Worgen would be easy enough. Especially if you've ever used a Torment of the Worgen in Kara. I love those books and it's really fun turning into one.

That's exciting.
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#9 Sep 18 2007 at 6:44 AM Rating: Good
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Oh. My. God.

I just looked up Pandaren on WoWWiki, they're human-like Pandas. Awesome. Apparently they started out as a joke but got such a response that they included them in the Warcraft III expansion. They'd be an alliance race because they are close friends (that is, drinking buddies) with the Ironforge dwarves.
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Oh. My. God.

I just looked up Pandaren on WoWWiki, they're human-like Pandas. Awesome. Apparently they started out as a joke but got such a response that they included them in the Warcraft III expansion. They'd be an alliance race because they are close friends (that is, drinking buddies) with the Ironforge dwarves.


I had to laugh at this. Nobody should play Warcraft and not know the awesome that is Pandaren. They'd have to include the Brewmaster class with it though, or thousands will be disappointed.
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Two new races! Pandaren and?


To the sounds of it, with things like
Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20
sounds to me like the Worgen, seeing as their from another dimension.



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Xoroth is one of the fiery, chaotic worlds belonging to the Burning Legion, or more specifically, the Nathrezim (Dreadlords) (and, presumably, the Tothrezim). This is home to the infernal Dreadsteeds, mounts to the Dreadlords. They are owned by Lord Hel'nurath, the "stable keeper". You will have to summon a Dreadsteed in a quest for a warlock's epic mount by opening a portal to this world in Dire Maul. Dreadsteeds roam the fiery Plains of Xoroth".MG 72

Given that Xoroth is the home of the Dreadsteeds, it is possible that Xoroth is the world were the Dreadlords established their citadel (seen in The Dreadlords Convene an interlude from the Undead capaign in Reign of Chaos). However, given the number of worlds consumed by the Legion, the Citadel could reside on another Nathrezim world, or even on Argus.


Nathrezim is my guess
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#12 Sep 18 2007 at 9:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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If they release worgen as a playable race, I'm rerolling in a heartbeat.
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#13 Sep 18 2007 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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eventually being able to play as a worg or pandaran would kick some serious ass. Or some cool Pandara battleground/arena! One other thing I think that would be more likely than those would be some sort of Legion Class to play
as. Fel Orc or Demon or something.

Anyways I hope that they save a _LOT_ of this for the next game. From my friends I have been hearing about WoW "The Second Age" is in the planning stages right now. WoW2, with modern graphics. Also been hearing alot about that damned movie we are promised. I just can't wait to be sitting in the Theater watching like some movie and see the warcraft trailer come out.
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If they released pandaren and worgen.. OH.. what a hard choice that would be. They are both neat races. Here's the "History of Rumors" section from the wowiki, which tells why pandaren wasn't not the ally race in BC.
I wish we knew more...



A history of rumors

The pandaren started as a creation of the Blizzard artist Samwise and an April Fools joke, but they got a massive response from Warcraft fans. Soon, they were included in the Warcraft III expansion and Chris Metzen began to write them into the game lore. Due to this popularity, pandaren were rumored to be the new playable Alliance race to be introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion.

Their possible appearance in WoW has been hinted at multiple times by Blizzard. Katricia: "Maybe they will be found in the beta or retail version of the game and maybe they will be granted a special place in an expansion. Just imagine how exciting it will be to find one!" and "pandarens will not be a playable characters .. at this time. Will they make cameo appearances in the game as NPCs? Some things are best left unanswered I think :)"

Supposedly, a gaming magazine was brought to Blizzard's offices in the fall of 2005 to view the Burning Crusade expansion pack for the first time. There were dozens of posters and artwork depicting the pandaren as the new Alliance race. This rumor goes on to suggest the race was then canceled for reasons concerning "pandas being a sacred animal" in China, or with the "political problems [associated with a] Japanese/Chinese hybrid". Other gaming sources stated that when "mentioning the ex-April-Fools-joke Pandaren Empire to Blizzard staff got a surprisingly cagey response... " Blizzard has yet to confirm or deny these rumors directly.

In any case, Blizzard revealed in May 2006 that the new Alliance race for the expansion was to be the draenei, thus rendering most rumors incorrect. Nevertheless, Katricia's comments still leave some possibility for a future appearance in World of Warcraft.



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I doubt the Pandaren. I seem to recall hearing that China had issues with using the panda in a game. Not sure if it was legal or cultural, but I think they had to remove the Pandaren from the Chinese version of WC3. And since they don't want to tick off one of their biggest customer bases...

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...seeing as they were planning to have the Draenei as a race later on as early as Release of WoW...

Not necessarily. The realm of Draenor was part of the lore for a long, long time, well before they changed lore to allow the Dranei as a player race.

Reinjin, thanks for sharing this possible look into WoW's future. Any possibility of someone authenticating this in any way?
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I am going to be cynical and call hoax.
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Reinjin wrote:
I'm not sure what the plus signs indicate.


I'm pretty sure they used the same system of plus signs to indicate dungeon zones and raid zones before. Or was it levels of raid zones? Something like that.
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If they release worgen as a playable race, I'm rerolling in a heartbeat.


If they release Nathrezim as a playable race, I think everyone will.
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Then again, they -did- apparently reskin Forsaken models to satisfy China... they could reskin their Pandaren to look like generic bear-men.

Worgen sound more likely than Nethzarim though... aren't those guys too insanely powerful to be a PC? That would be like making say, Dreadlord a playable race/class.
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Worgen sound more likely than Nethzarim though... aren't those guys too insanely powerful to be a PC? That would be like making say, Dreadlord a playable race/class.


Think Eredar to Draenei, as Nethzarim will be to the playable race, if they are an offshoot of Nethzarim.
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why did they reskin forsaken models for china?
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#23 Sep 20 2007 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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why did they reskin forsaken models for china?



Apparently you can't show bones in China.

They look like this:
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why did they reskin forsaken models for china?


Apparently you can't show bones in China.

QFT. Magic: The Gathering has to do alternate art for any cards depicting human bones. They end up with skeletons that don't look like skeletons... Kinda sad, really...

As for reskinning Pandaren for the Chinese market, I hadn't thought about that. It's a possibility, unless it's the use of Chinese culture that they were objecting to (the Pandaren are from a distinctly Chinese background; China's government is very sensitive to any use of their cultural icons that they don't authorize...).
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I want to be a panderan :(
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#26 Jun 27 2008 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
Bumping because people are asking for this thread all the time...


I vote for everyone who reads this thread to save the link!
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If there's an expansion with Pandaren, Worgen will be their Horde counterparts.
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So Maelstrom is when they'll open Gilneas eh? Those refugees will be waiting a long time at the wall.
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I dunno. Pandaren currently have a lot more lore with the Horde than they do with the Alliance. I mean, Chen and Rezzar were buddies, and Chen's empty barrells can be found all over the Barrens.

Worgen could be connected to the Humans, although they tend to hate everything... There are Worgen out there that appear Human normally, but turn into the wolf form under the full moon (AKA Werewolves).

The Human Priesthood and Clergy could be looking for a way to eliminate this malady and make them fully Human, or at least let them control the Worgen form.

When thinking about it, that could be a racial thing. Make them look like hairier, brutish humans (Worgen are intelligent though) and give them a "Berserk" like ability that will turn them into a Worgen for X seconds. Their other racial could be an aura (personal or group) that changes depending on if it is night or day. Maybe the Day one could boost casting speeds where the Night one increases Melee speeds?

Oh yeah, and there are videos of people exploring the Emerald Dream on YouTube. Apperently, some of it is alreay in the game and players used to be able to enter (with a ban following, of course).

It is apparently about 2/3 the size of Outland atm, so it could easily be a whole expansion.

Rescuing Malfurion Stormrage and stopping all of Nature dying sounds epic enough to me...

Oh yeah, and they can find Cenarius (who apparently walks the Dream, waiting to be reborn) and bring him back. :P

He kicked ass. O.o
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I wouldn't give up on Pandaren entirely. They could always have normal bear skins applied for China much like the Forsaken have no visible bones there.

Allegience-wise, who knows. Perhaps there could be a new faction, a neutral one, though I really doubt that.

All I know is I want a Brewmaster some day.
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I think it is fair to say that Blizzard has a pretty steady game plan, they have the story planned out and where they want to take it and what they want to do, a LONG time in advance.

It is not like SOE where they get one expansion done and then sit down and say "what are we doing next?"


Being the EQ2 player here, I had to address this. :)

SOE DOES have a long-term plan for EQ2, same as WoW, it seems. In his time there, Tony "Vhalen" Garcia was the Lore and Continuity guru for the EverQuest franchise. Although he just left SOE a couple months ago, all of the major storylines are plotted out for EQ2 years into the the future, and were before the first day of BETA. Somewhere at SOE headquarters is Vhalen's EQ bible, the binder with all the answers to all the puzzles and the map for all the expansions. This, of course, gives them the ability to place hints throughout the game that echo things to come.

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I'd opt that the Worgen, if introduced, would be Alliance. Panderans in WCIII were pretty much exclusively associated with the Horde. IIRC, there was also a quest line in Duskwood for the Alliance that was about the Scythe of Elune and how it was able to summon Worgen from another world into Azeroth. The Scythe itself was used to control the Worgen and use them to fight the enemies of the NE. Towards the end of the chain, you find out that the NE who used the Scythe died and that the Scythe had vanished. I'm thinking maybe this opens the door for Worgens in Azeroth or the possiblilty of players going there if the Scythe could be used to establish a portal of some sort.
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Dracosteve wrote:
why did they reskin forsaken models for china?



Apparently you can't show bones in China.

They look like this:
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Edited, Jun 27th 2008 8:53pm by Wordaen


Looks like they likely changed the link Digital, I sent ya a PM so you don't worry the bamhammer is after ya :)
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The Northrend zones seem spot-on, or at least very close. A sign that this is definitely worth keeping in mind, I reckon.

Edit: I just turned green! Yay! (<-- Edit edit: apparently sentences like that are just too tempting for some. people are mean...)

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If there's an expansion with Pandaren, Worgen will be their Horde counterparts.


Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20

Im sticking with my original suggestion which I made when this thread first appeared - Nathrezim, whose home is in Xoroth.
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A Forsaken skin comparison photo

They don't look too different, just kind of yellowy rotten where the bones used to be.
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Very interesting post. It's funny how you can look back on things from WAYYYY back in 2003 and compare to the present.

Although, the best part of the post in my opinion was the end:

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I'm not sure what the plus signs indicate. I'm trying to get in touch with my friend (we had a falling-out a year and a half ago) to ascertain the origin of this strange little file.


I have no idea what the falling out was about, but kudos to you for getting in touch with him again. Life is too short to let grudges ruin friendships.
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If there's an expansion with Pandaren, Worgen will be their Horde counterparts.


Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20

Im sticking with my original suggestion which I made when this thread first appeared - Nathrezim, whose home is in Xoroth.

Wolfenhold is home of the Worgen, though.
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I dunno, Theophany, Pandaren have closer relations to Horde than Alliance. Alliance already has Worgen that are friendly to them - during the day, anyway. Plus, you guys got belfs and we got squids.
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Where are Pandaren closer to the Horde? As far as I knew they were mercenary heroes in WC3.
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Interesting. I wonder where the story is headed with all of this. We're already killing off some of the big baddies and it's still relatively early on in script.
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Where are Pandaren closer to the Horde? As far as I knew they were mercenary heroes in WC3.


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The pandaren are an independent race and any encountered outside the Barrens are wanderers and travelers, belonging to no affiliation. Their outlook meshes well with the Alliance, and most pandaren in Kalimdor are found in the company of Alliance races. Pandaren are eccentric, however, and some feel more at home around the Horde.


I misrembered, as it turned out. I thought I remembered reading most were in the company of the Horde.

In any case, there's a horde quest which involves their beer.
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I went ahead and added this link to the "Ultimate Index Of Guides, Links, And Posts" sticky and wiki in a new section called "The Rumor Mill" (Near the bottom). So next expansion we can see if it's still on the ball. :D

(Thanks ohmikeghod for the suggestion. ^^)
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Wolfenhold is home of the Worgen, though.


Technically, according to WoWWiki, Worgen are actually from another dimension and not on the world of Xoroth. The world of Xoroth is the homeworld of the Nathrezim and present in the same dimension as that of Azeroth. The name Wolfenhold certainly suggests that there would be worgen there, but there is no lore mention of such a location. So it really is a toss up between Worgen and Nathrezim although I'm leaning towards Worgen as it is under the "Planes set". So far, Bliz has brought in new races that are both familiar and new. BE from Azeroth and Draeni from Outland/Argus for BC, I'm thinking Pandarens from Azeroth and Worgen from another plane of exsistance.

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Where are Pandaren closer to the Horde? As far as I knew they were mercenary heroes in WC3.


Go back to WCIII and play the Rexxar campaigns, they show the rapport between the Brewmaster Chen Stormstout and Rexxar. Chen's barrels are also scattered throughout the Barrens and leads to a quest that only the Horde can acquire. This leads to the hypothesis that the Horde are at least marginally closer to the Pandarens then the Alliance.

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Interesting. I wonder where the story is headed with all of this. We're already killing off some of the big baddies and it's still relatively early on in script.


There are still plenty of baddies to be defeated. For the Maelstrom set, you'll probably see Queen Azshara in her Naga form as a raid boss along with another form of Hakkar (seeing as how there is Zandalar) and possibly someone who has discovered the other powers in the corpse of Sargeras in his Tomb within the Broken Isles.

In the Planes set, I suspect maybe a deranged Malfurion Stormrage, possibly Ysera The Sleeper (misguided like Malygos in Northrend), and the Elemental Lords imprisoned in the Elemental plane by the Titans: Ragnaros the Firelord(in his true, fully powered form), Therazane the Stonemother,Al'Akir the Windlord , and Neptulon the Tidehunter.

Finally in the Legion set, I'm thinking Kil'jaeden's full body not sticking out of a Sunwell, Some remaining Dreadlords (Balnazzar resuced and revitalized?), perhaps a corrupted Titan, and most definitely a restored Sargeras.
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Wolfenhold is home of the Worgen, though.


Are you sure? A search of WowWiki yields no results for Wolfenhold which suggests it has not been written into lore yet. In addition to this a search on the term 'worgen' tells us that their homeworld is 'unknown.' The only clue that we have that will enable us to predict who the new race will be using facts to back the prediction up is the Xorothian plains zone. I think it would be a fair assumption to make that this would be on the world of Xoroth. WowWiki tells us the following about Xoroth "Xoroth is one of the fiery, chaotic worlds belonging to the Burning Legion, or more specifically, the Nathrezim (Dreadlords) (and, presumably, the Tothrezim)." No mention of worgen whatsoever. I know that tworgen have the cool factor associated with them but other than the word 'wolf' in the first zone name there isnt really anything else that points to it being them.
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#46 Jun 29 2008 at 1:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ancalimanarion wrote:
possibly someone who has discovered the other powers in the corpse of Sargeras' avatar in his Tomb within the Broken Isles.


A slight FTFY.


Ancalimanarion wrote:
There are still plenty of baddies to be defeated. For the Maelstrom set, you'll probably see Queen Azshara in her Naga form as a raid boss along with another form of Hakkar (seeing as how there is Zandalar) and possibly someone who has discovered the other powers in the corpse of Sargeras in his Tomb within the Broken Isles.

In the Planes set, I suspect maybe a deranged Malfurion Stormrage, possibly Ysera The Sleeper (misguided like Malygos in Northrend), and the Elemental Lords imprisoned in the Elemental plane by the Titans: Ragnaros the Firelord(in his true, fully powered form), Therazane the Stonemother,Al'Akir the Windlord , and Neptulon the Tidehunter.

Finally in the Legion set, I'm thinking Kil'jaeden's full body not sticking out of a Sunwell, Some remaining Dreadlords (Balnazzar resuced and revitalized?), perhaps a corrupted Titan, and most definitely a restored Sargeras.


In addition to this, we have more CoT stuff to play with, not to mention Deathwing, the Infinite Dragonflight, any remaining Old Gods, whatever is lurking in Uldum, and any number of random things they may add in.
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#47 Jun 29 2008 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Ancalimanarion wrote:
possibly someone who has discovered the other powers in the corpse of Sargeras' avatar in his Tomb within the Broken Isles.


A slight FTFY.


Ancalimanarion wrote:
There are still plenty of baddies to be defeated. For the Maelstrom set, you'll probably see Queen Azshara in her Naga form as a raid boss along with another form of Hakkar (seeing as how there is Zandalar) and possibly someone who has discovered the other powers in the corpse of Sargeras in his Tomb within the Broken Isles.

In the Planes set, I suspect maybe a deranged Malfurion Stormrage, possibly Ysera The Sleeper (misguided like Malygos in Northrend), and the Elemental Lords imprisoned in the Elemental plane by the Titans: Ragnaros the Firelord(in his true, fully powered form), Therazane the Stonemother,Al'Akir the Windlord , and Neptulon the Tidehunter.

Finally in the Legion set, I'm thinking Kil'jaeden's full body not sticking out of a Sunwell, Some remaining Dreadlords (Balnazzar resuced and revitalized?), perhaps a corrupted Titan, and most definitely a restored Sargeras.


In addition to this, we have more CoT stuff to play with, not to mention Deathwing, the Infinite Dragonflight, any remaining Old Gods, whatever is lurking in Uldum, and any number of random things they may add in.


Also whatever Deathwing was up to with the Netherdragon eggs he recieved from the Dragonmaw Clan, continuing Nef's work.
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#49 Jul 01 2008 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Damn! i was really hoping to play as a goblin eventually and maelstrom would be a perfect expansion for them too! oh well i guess you cant alway get what you want :(

my ideas for the maelstrom expansion here!

Since I can't downrate you in wow-wiki, I'll do so here. You put so much junk, balderdash, and mistaken wishes into that wiki article that I hope never to see its likes again. I had to stop and barf when I read that monks were going to be part of the expansion (stated as fact, not speculation). Please go away and take your stupidity with you.
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#50 Jul 02 2008 at 3:15 AM Rating: Good
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Granted the ideas suck, but to be fair, the idea of that whole page is that it's the user/poster's own idea. It never claims to be fact.

I'd like to think that they wouldn't refrain from putting Pandaren in just to appease China. As mentioned above, I'm sure they could reskin them easily enough.
#51 Jul 02 2008 at 10:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Granted the ideas suck, but to be fair, the idea of that whole page is that it's the user/poster's own idea. It never claims to be fact.

The problem with his page does not take place now. It takes place when the Maelstrom Xpack is annonced, and his wiki page gets rediscovered. Putting his putridity on WoW-Wiki by itself gives his article an aura of authenticity. And, since some of the information will be correct, people may assume that all of it is correct, when much of it is patently false, misleading, or wishful thinking.
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