History Trivia / WorldOfWarcraft

21st May '18 12:15:11 PM hullflyer
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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 Mayla 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 Mayla of her worthiness as High Chieftain [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while also revealing he's an uncorrupted black dragon and the hammer of Khaz'goroth can cleanse black dragon eggs of their corruption.]]
21st May '18 12:14:02 PM hullflyer
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*** The moving of the capital cities from well-known lore locations (Like the Black Temple) to generic outposts on the [=PvP=] hub. This particuar change has not sat well with players, doubly so because it was casually revealed on Twitter after the previous [=BlizzCon=] made a big fuss about it.

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*** The moving of the capital cities from well-known lore locations (Like the Black Temple) to generic outposts on the [=PvP=] hub. This particuar particular change has not sat well with players, doubly so because it was casually revealed on Twitter after the previous [=BlizzCon=] made a big fuss about it.
20th May '18 3:40:09 PM Vir
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** Every current faction leader (or faction leader trio) have a short story written about them. With the exception of Lor'themar Theron, who's short story is actually the 2009 Writing Contest winner "In the Shadow of the Sun". The writer of that fanfic, Sarah Pine, [[PromotedFanboy also wrote the Garrosh short story]].

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** Every current faction leader (or faction leader trio) have a short story written about them. With the exception of Lor'themar Theron, who's whose short story is actually the 2009 Writing Contest winner "In the Shadow of the Sun". The writer of that fanfic, Sarah Pine, [[PromotedFanboy also wrote the Garrosh short story]].
20th May '18 3:37:26 PM Vir
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* RecycledScript: The nightborne's storyline in ''Legion'' greatly mirrors the blood elves' storyline in ''The Burning Crusade''; both races resided in massive capital cities cut off from the rest of the world (Suramar/Silvermoon), both drew magic from a massive font of power in the city's heart (Nightwell/Sunwell), both were plagued by an addiction to said font of power that caused them to devolve into mindless beasts if not sated (Withered/Wretched), and both broke out into civil war when they banded against their leader (Elisande/Kael'thas) after they made a bargain with the Legion.

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* RecycledScript: The nightborne's storyline in ''Legion'' greatly mirrors the blood elves' storyline in ''The Burning Crusade''; both races resided in massive capital cities cut off from the rest of the world (Suramar/Silvermoon), both drew magic from a massive font of power in the city's heart (Nightwell/Sunwell), both were plagued by an addiction to said font of power that caused them to devolve into mindless beasts if not sated (Withered/Wretched), and both broke out into civil war when they banded against their leader (Elisande/Kael'thas) after they made a bargain with the Legion.Legion before they were killed in a raid encounter (Nighthold/Tempest Keep).
19th May '18 1:58:09 AM Vir
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* PromotedFanboy: Several fans have been immortalized by Blizzard by making references to them, sometimes in the TCG as Alamo and Leeroy Jenkins, whose antics are legendary amongst the fans; and sometimes in the game itself like Maghia and Volde, who were two of the best cosplayers at [=BlizzCon=] '09, with items named after them. Notable Fansite creators as well -- Breanni, the Pet Shop NPC in Dalaran, is based on the character of the go to site for Minipet info.

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* PromotedFanboy: Several fans have been immortalized by Blizzard by making references to them, sometimes in the TCG as Alamo and Leeroy Jenkins, whose antics are legendary amongst the fans; and sometimes in the game itself like Maghia and Volde, who were two of the best cosplayers at [=BlizzCon=] '09, with items named after them. Notable Fansite creators as well -- Breanni, the Pet Shop NPC in Dalaran, is based on the character of the go to go-to site for Minipet info.



* RecycledScript: The nightborne's storyline in ''Legion'' greatly mirrors the blood elves' storyline in ''The Burning Crusade''; both races resided in massive capital cities cut off from the rest of the world (Suramar/Silvermoon), both drew magic from a massive font of power in the city's heart (Nightwell/Sunwell), both were plagued by an addiction to said font of power that caused them to devolve into mindless beasts if not sated (Withered/Wretched), and both broke out into civil war when they banded against their leader (Elisande/Kael'thas) after they made a bargain with the Legion.



* 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.

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* TroubledProduction: Warlords ''Warlords of Draenor 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.
17th May '18 2:32:44 AM Saveelich
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* From the release of the vanilla game in late 2004/early 2005, Blizzard would not release a non-''Warcraft'' related game until ''[[VideoGame/StarcraftII StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]]'' in July 2010.
13th May '18 12:50:33 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: [=WoWWiki=] came online one day after the game launched. Since then there was a schism, and now there is [=WoWWiki=] and Wowpedia.

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* TheWikiRule: [=WoWWiki=] came online one day after the game launched. Since then there was a schism, and now there is [=WoWWiki=] the [[http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:Main WoWWiki]] on Wikia and Wowpedia.[[https://wow.gamepedia.com/Wowpedia Wowpedia]] on Gamepedia.
19th Mar '18 12:42:32 PM Vir
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* From the release of the vanilla game in late 2004/early 2005, Blizzard would not release a non-''Warcraft'' related game until ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'' in July 2010.

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* From the release of the vanilla game in late 2004/early 2005, Blizzard would not release a non-''Warcraft'' related game until ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'' ''[[VideoGame/StarcraftII StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]]'' in July 2010.
19th Mar '18 12:41:51 PM Vir
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** When the Death Knight class was released in ''Wrath Of The Lich King'', one of their spells was "Death Grip". What it basically did was yank an enemy player over to you so you could give him a face-full of your sword. In ''Cataclysm'', priests got a new spell known as "Leap Of Faith", which did the exact same thing (yanking a player towards you to get them away from a big sword or area damage), only on friendly players. People thought "Leap Of Faith" was a stupid name, and so, unofficially renamed it "Life Grip". Even the devs use the nickname on occasion.

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** When the Death Knight class was released in ''Wrath Of The of the Lich King'', one of their spells was "Death Grip". What it basically did was yank an enemy player over to you so you could give him a face-full of your sword. In ''Cataclysm'', priests got a new spell known as "Leap Of of Faith", which did the exact same thing (yanking a player towards you to get them away from a big sword or area damage), only on friendly players. People thought "Leap Of of Faith" was a stupid name, and so, unofficially renamed it "Life Grip". Even the devs use the nickname on occasion.



* PromotedFanboy: Several fans have been immortalized by Blizzard by making references to them, sometimes in the TCG as Alamo and Leeroy Jenkins, whose antics are legendary amongst the fans; and sometimes in the game itself like Maghia and Volde, who were two of the best cosplayers at Blizzcon 09, with items named after them. Notable Fansite creators as well -- Breanni, the Pet Shop NPC in Dalaran, is based on the character of the go to site for Minipet info.

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* OldShame: The dev team considers introducing pandaren as a playable race to be this, as making them playable on both factions broke a cardinal rule on being able to identify a player character's faction based entirely on their silhouette. They have since decided against releasing another neutral race.
* PromotedFanboy: Several fans have been immortalized by Blizzard by making references to them, sometimes in the TCG as Alamo and Leeroy Jenkins, whose antics are legendary amongst the fans; and sometimes in the game itself like Maghia and Volde, who were two of the best cosplayers at Blizzcon 09, [=BlizzCon=] '09, with items named after them. Notable Fansite creators as well -- Breanni, the Pet Shop NPC in Dalaran, is based on the character of the go to site for Minipet info.



** Beside Toskk, 3 other players got the same treatment. Rogue theorycrafter [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=50021 Aldriana]], Warrior theorycrafter [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=50072 Landsoul]], and creator of a program called "Rawr" that allows all classes to explore item options, [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=50067 Astrylian]], all got drops named after them in the Icecrown Citadel 25 raid instance. Better yet, all of these except Landsoul's helm were the best items for their item slot for many classes up until the Cataclysm expansion.
** 10 year old boy Ezra "Ephoenix" Chatterton got quite a few references thanks to a Make-a-Wish foundation visit to Blizzard headquarters. He got [[http://www.wowarmory.com/item-info.xml?i=31986 an item named after him]], and got to create [[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=11129/kyles-gone-missing a quest in the Tauren starting area.]] The quest even has you find a dog with the same name as his. The NPC has the rare honor of having unique voice acting, all clips done by Ezra, and surprisingly deep for a 10 year old boy. The unexpected questioning of "Can you help me find my dog?" is known to frightened many a player. Thankfully, Blizzard had the foresight to make the NPC unkillable by alliance players. Ezra passed away in October 2008.

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** Beside Besides Toskk, 3 other players got the same treatment. Rogue theorycrafter [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=50021 Aldriana]], Warrior theorycrafter [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=50072 Landsoul]], and creator of a program called "Rawr" that allows all classes to explore item options, [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=50067 Astrylian]], all got drops named after them in the Icecrown Citadel 25 raid instance. Better yet, all of these except Landsoul's helm were the best items for their item slot for many classes up until the Cataclysm expansion.
** 10 year old 10-year-old boy Ezra "Ephoenix" Chatterton got quite a few references thanks to a Make-a-Wish foundation visit to Blizzard headquarters. He got [[http://www.wowarmory.com/item-info.xml?i=31986 an item named after him]], and got to create [[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=11129/kyles-gone-missing a quest in the Tauren starting area.]] The quest even has you find a dog with the same name as his. The NPC has the rare honor of having unique voice acting, all clips done by Ezra, and surprisingly deep for a 10 year old 10-year-old boy. The unexpected questioning of "Can you help me find my dog?" is known to frightened frighten many a player. Thankfully, Blizzard had the foresight to make the NPC unkillable by alliance Alliance players. Ezra passed away in October 2008.



** We can also add in Skosiris, ex-site director of Wowhead now in-game as [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=33642 Loremaster Skosiris]]

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** We can also add in Skosiris, ex-site director of Wowhead now in-game as [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=33642 Loremaster Skosiris]]Skosiris]].
31st Jan '18 3:54:42 AM jormis29
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* DescendedCreator: Blizzard's VP of Creative Development Chris Metzen voices half the game, including Ragnaros, Thrall, Nefarian and Varian Wrynn. He's done many voices for Blizzard's other games as well.

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* DescendedCreator: Blizzard's VP of Creative Development Chris Metzen Creator/ChrisMetzen voices half the game, including Ragnaros, Thrall, Nefarian and Varian Wrynn. He's done many voices for Blizzard's other games as well.



* TalkingToHimself: Creator/MichaelMcConnohie as the Lich King and spirit of Uther in Halls of Reflection. Also Chris Metzen as both Thrall and Varian.

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* TalkingToHimself: Creator/MichaelMcConnohie as the Lich King and spirit of Uther in Halls of Reflection. Also Chris Metzen Creator/ChrisMetzen as both Thrall and Varian.
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