History Trivia / WorldOfWarcraft

17th Jul '17 12:42:01 PM Steam_Lord
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** Before the new alliance race was announced for The Burning Crusade, a supposed "leak" said it would be the people of Gilneas, transformed by the crazed wizard Arugal into bestial worgen. The new race was actually the draenei, but two expansions later we did get worgen... with the same origin story as the faked leak.

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** Before the new alliance race was announced for The Burning Crusade, a supposed "leak" said it would be the people of Gilneas, transformed by the crazed wizard Arugal into bestial worgen. The new race was actually the draenei, but two expansions later we did get worgen... with the same origin story as the faked leak. The leak may have also been real, as the draenei were a semi-hasty replacement for Alliance ''pandaren'' of all things (scrapped for having no reason to fight the Horde or go to Outland).
27th Jun '17 7:13:05 PM Vir
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*** In the original PTR launch of Patch 7.2, Datamining revealed a revisited Ruby Dragonshrine instance, along with an achievement implying that the Death Knights of Acherus would raid it to resurrect the bones of dead dragons as Wyrms to aid their war effort. This was changed very quickly, presumably because the Sanctums were destroyed by Krasus in ''Twilight Of the Aspects'', as well as it would veer the Death Knights too close to the MoralEventHorizon (as Red Dragons would ''never'' willingly submit to undeath) and turn the world against them and Bolvar. In the current client, you instead [[spoiler: Raid the Thorognir graveyard and raise already dead Storm Dragons to serve the Ebon Blade, effectively making it a victimless crime.]]

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*** In the original PTR launch of Patch 7.2, Datamining revealed a revisited Ruby Dragonshrine instance, along with an achievement implying that the Death Knights of Acherus would raid it to resurrect the bones of dead dragons as Wyrms to aid their war effort. This was changed very quickly, presumably because the Sanctums were destroyed by Krasus in ''Twilight Of of the Aspects'', as well as it would veer the Death Knights too close to the MoralEventHorizon (as Red Dragons would ''never'' willingly submit to undeath) and turn the world against them and Bolvar. In the current client, you instead [[spoiler: Raid the Thorognir graveyard and raise already dead Storm Dragons to serve the Ebon Blade, effectively making it a victimless crime.]]
27th Jun '17 7:06:35 PM Vir
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*** One of the big ones that was changed during the beta. Originally in Highmountain Wrathion would appear during a story arc, ending with him using a titan time portal to bring uncorrupted (and still fertile) dragon eggs from the distant past, not just creating a new Black Dragonflight but also potentially saving the others from becoming a DyingRace. However, due to the confusing plot device (and probably a bit of fatigue regarding time travel after ''Warlords''), this story thread was dropped and replaced with Spiritwalker Ebonhorn and him testing Myala of her worthiness as High Chieftain [[spoiler: while also revealing he's an uncorrupted black dragon and the hammer of Khaz'Goroth can cleanse black dragon eggs of their corruption.]]

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*** One of the big ones that was changed during the beta. Originally in Highmountain Wrathion would appear during a story arc, ending with him using a titan time portal to bring uncorrupted (and still fertile) dragon eggs from the distant past, not just creating a new Black Dragonflight but also potentially saving the others from becoming a DyingRace. However, due to the confusing plot device (and probably a bit of fatigue regarding time travel after ''Warlords''), this story thread was dropped and replaced with Spiritwalker Ebonhorn and him testing Myala Mayla of her worthiness as High Chieftain [[spoiler: while also revealing he's an uncorrupted black dragon and the hammer of Khaz'Goroth Khaz'goroth can cleanse black dragon eggs of their corruption.]]
27th Jun '17 7:04:48 PM Vir
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*** Other items that would have made sense for a time shifted version of Outlands to have but Draenor didn't get include: Rock Flayers (which can be found on one super small EasterEgg island and nowhere else), the entire landmass that would become Netherstorm (referenced in a Garrison mission and could be seen in early beta before being removed), and the home island of the Ogre Empire (which was purely OutOfFocus after the Highmaul raid).

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*** Other items that would have made sense for a time shifted version of Outlands Outland to have but Draenor didn't get include: Rock Flayers (which can be found on one super small EasterEgg island and nowhere else), the entire landmass that would become Netherstorm (referenced in a Garrison mission and could be seen in early beta before being removed), and the home island of the Ogre Empire (which was purely OutOfFocus after the Highmaul raid).
27th Jun '17 6:51:37 PM Vir
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** The Mage city of Dalaran was probably planned to play some eventual role in its original place that never manifested. Instead, there is now an empty crater where it used to be, with the city taking flight and acting as the central hub in Northrend.

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** The Mage city of Dalaran was probably planned to play some eventual role in its original place that never manifested. Instead, there is now an empty crater where it used to be, with the city taking flight and acting as the central hub in Northrend.Northrend and the Broken Isles.
27th Jun '17 6:23:03 PM Vir
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*** Instead of removing it, [[DidntThinkThisThrough dishonor should have only be given outside opposing cities.]] Players would get dishonor ganking in places like Stranglethorn Vale, but in city limits or within a radius of a major opposing city, anything goes.

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*** Instead of removing it, [[DidntThinkThisThrough dishonor should have only be been given outside opposing cities.]] Players would get dishonor ganking in places like Stranglethorn Vale, but in city limits or within a radius of a major opposing city, anything goes.
15th Jun '17 10:36:22 PM Jokubas
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* TroubledProduction: Warlords of Draenor is infamous for being the shortest expansion, only having one major patch that advanced the story in any way. This turned out to be the result of several major factors converging at the same time. Blizzard increased the size of the World of Warcraft team, but underestimated how much work it would take to train them and get them up to speed, slowing things down. The expansion also came with new models for (most) of the playable races (which tied up the art team), a completely reworked file structure, and a "stat squish" that required the entire game to be rebalanced (which had some major bugs which weren't solved until the expansion had been out for a little bit).

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* TroubledProduction: Warlords of Draenor is infamous for being the shortest expansion, only having one major patch that advanced the story in any way. This turned out to be the result of several major factors converging at the same time. Blizzard increased the size of the World of Warcraft team, but underestimated how much work it would take to train them and get them up to speed, slowing things down. The expansion also came with new models for (most) of the playable races (which tied up the art team), a completely reworked file structure, and a "stat squish" that required the entire game to be rebalanced (which had some major bugs which weren't solved until the expansion had been out for a little bit). The expansion launch also managed to bring back a good chunk of lapsed players, far exceeding expectations and causing further instability problems early on.
15th Jun '17 10:34:26 PM Jokubas
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* TroubledProduction: Warlords of Draenor is infamous for being the shortest expansion, only having one major patch that advanced the story in any way. This turned out to be the result of several major factors converging at the same time. Blizzard increased the size of the World of Warcraft team, but underestimated how much work it would take to train them and get them up to speed, slowing things down. The expansion also came with new models for (most) of the playable races (which tied up the art team), a completely reworked file structure, and a "stat squish" that required the entire game to be rebalanced (which had some major bugs which weren't solved until the expansion had been out for a little bit).
14th Feb '17 11:02:46 PM NaraNumas
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*** In the original PTR launch of Patch 7.2, Datamining revealed a revisited Ruby Dragonshrine instance, along with an achievement implying that the Death Knights of Acherus would raid it to resurrect the bones of dead dragons as Wyrms to aid their war effort. This was changed very quickly, presumably because the Sanctums were destroyed by Krasus in ''Twilight Of the Aspects'', as well as it would veer the Death Knights too close to the MoralEventHorizon (as Red Dragons would ''never'' willingly submit to undeath) and turn the world against them and Bolvar. In the current client, you instead [[spoiler: Raid the Thorognir graveyard and raise already dead Storm Dragons to serve the Ebon Blade, effectively making it a victimless crime.]]
30th Jan '17 3:51:59 PM Steam_Lord
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** Members of the Alliance and Horde are respectively called "Allys" [[note]]Prounounced Ahh-eees[[/note]] and "Hordies" respectively.

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** Members of the Alliance and Horde are respectively called "Allys" [[note]]Prounounced Ahh-eees[[/note]] All-eees[[/note]] and "Hordies" respectively.
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