I wrote an 8 paragraph post, it took about 40 minutes to flesh out all the ideas for story, content and systems and write some fun jokes, I really poured effort into this submission. And then I hit the "Wowhead captcha" and I was so lost that I just had to hit submit. I lost my post. Going back didn't retain it in the submission box. So... thanks team.tl;dr we're going back to AQ. woo. kill me.
I'm guessing the Lich King Bolvar will be the story focus.
Cool i hope for q mount
Getting rid of the faction split would be nice.
We're getting a Sargeras boss fight in 7.4 that features the players becoming titans, right guys?Guys?
I'm thinking it'll probably be old gods, maybe sliding sideways into naga/kul'tiras stuff for a content patch. We've gotta sort through some of these things here on Azeroth before we can have our next space vacation to fight some void lords.
I know that it seems like it would be going backwards story wise, but I would love to see the Nightborne become a new neutral race like the pandaran. Now that the city isn't isolated and the Night we'll destroyed, I'd hope the Nightborne would join the world and see what else is out there, joining the Horde and Alliance as they see fit
The windrunner hunter becomes the first Void Hunter.New hero class next xpac.Next xpac we cleanse corrupted titans and old gods.next next xpac we become the green lanterns of the universe. and cleanse corruption everywhere
To me everything is pointing towards a void themed expansion. From the warnings of a bigger threat looming beyond the Legion, to what we are seeing on Argus; a lot of void areas. Not to mention the few baddies we have left to deal with are N'zoth and Queen Azshara. It would be a right kick in the face if they hint at all this stuff and the next expansion is something completely different, but I wouldn't put that past Blizzard.
I believe the next xpac will be something like "The War of the 4 Queens". Sylvanas, Jaina, Azshara and Azeroth herself. Who is the bad guy (girl) in this? I have no Idea , perhaps and Horde vs Ally conflict again where the naga takes advantage and all is orchestrated by the old gods. We should wait and find out. Also it would be perfect for us to get that sweet unreleased content that we never saw (Azjol-Nerub connected with the old gods and Abissal Maw since we will be on the ocean again)On a side note to back up my theory, this year Blizzcon will have a panel themed "Voices of Blizzard - The Powerful Women of Warcraft:" so, keep that in mind
Things I know for a fact since i'm not a dingus and I actually pay attention.1. Sylvanas isn't going to betray2. the old gods live off of fooling us so Moira is still a suspect3. Blizzard LOVES metaphors so when Varimathras says "shattered masks" towards the alliance it isn't sylvanas' flag. Shattered mask can also be interpreted as a metaphor for someone who has something hidden.
I’m kind of hoping this leads to a wind runner fight leading to a confrontation and mellowing of sultanas lest she become the Koch queen
Im thinking the next expac will be about 3 thingsThe Old GodsThe South Seas (with Azshara playing Gul'dan, linking 8x to 9x Void Gods)The Children of Light and Shadow (Wrathion, Anduin, Arator, Jania, Windrunner sisters) people truly touched by both.
Maybe we will get Ethereals as a new Alliance race, and Naga as the new Horde race.
yeah i think totally the story will go on with Olds Gods, because as you said, we may encounter a big chance in Azeroth since time flows faster in Argus
I hope it's something completely unrelated to N'zoth and all that speculation to throw people off. But if it is, I'll gladly accept it :D
I'm hoping they take a step back like they did in Pandaria. I'd really like to see a war break out instead of void or old gods. I think its important for them to setup the world if they want Warcraft to be a franchise for the long term.
I'll be a little more pessimistic and I won't talk about world revamp, character overhauling and new races (wich i really, really want to). I think we're going to see a little "downgrade" from our character's powers in the next xpac, i mean, for some reason we lost our artifacts and we leave our class halls, putting in charge our best soldier (Ravenholdt in Uncrowned hall and so on) and we're going to focus in the consequences of imprisoning Sargeras, maybe a escalating war between Horde and Alliance bc some rogues elements (Greymane-Sylvanas-Jaina).Honestly I don't think that "The Void" will be the main antagonist in the next xpac, but we'll see how the "seed" grow in some kind of foreshadowing for future expansions.
I'm expecting to deal with the Arcane and the Void soon enough after Antorus. It'd make sense, since the Void is the next enemy it sounds like, with Jaina's disappearance needing to be revealed soon enough.
I hope to see more content with troll lore! I also how that whatever race is introduced, that druid will be available as a class. Right now, druid is so limited (Worgen, NElf, Troll, and Tauren). It would be cool to have another option. I do think ethereal would be interesting either way. I am curious to see what will happen with the animosity between Sylvanas and her sisters. The current Horde is not Hellscream's Horde. I wish there was less judgement. I hope that the Blizzcon videos will be available after the fact for those of us who can't go. I'm itching to see what's coming!