History Trivia / WorldOfWarcraft

6th Sep '16 11:02:08 PM NaraNumas
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* ''Legion''
** 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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* ** ''Legion''
** *** 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.]]
6th Sep '16 11:01:44 PM NaraNumas
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* ''Legion''
** 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.]]
3rd Sep '16 9:10:48 PM Prometheus117
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** [[WellIntentionedExtremist Illidan Stormrage]] is sometimes known as 'Illidindo Nuffin'. Or, "I didn't do anything." He's earned this moniker for a few reasons. One, he always thinks he's doing the right thing, even when he's wrong. Two, fans go to extreme lengths to make him into a pure, do-no-wrong good guy. Three, people worry Blizzard may make him one just to appease those fans.
31st Aug '16 6:49:55 PM DustSnitch
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* FromEntertainmentToEducation: In 2005, a new raid dungeon was introduced. The end boss could place a powerful disease, Corrupted Blood, on the players that quickly killed them. Some enterprising "Petmaster" players realized that their pets could safely carry the disease out of the dungeon and into the cities to Troll other players. A player-made epidemic swept the game; the central hubs were filled with corpses, the disease spreading harmlessly to NPCs who infected other players, healers attempted to cure the infected, eventually resulting in people abandoning the cities altogether. The servers eventually were shut down to force a fix preventing the disease from leaving the dungeon. The event is now known as the Corrupted Blood Incident and has been used by universities as a study in how epidemics spread; how a disease from a remote region is brought to urban centers by asymptomatic carriers, how people respond to the threat-some deliberately seeking it out- and how the authorities react to such events. It has also received some attention as a study in terrorism, given that players deliberately infected cities and plotted how to cause as much damage as possible.
31st Aug '16 6:50:27 AM DuneTheWanderer
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*** Several other features (such as putting down your garrison in ANY zone rather than just your starting zone) are hinted at as being last-minute reworks, with cinematics referring to "campaigns all across Draenor" when you had barely set foot on the planet the morning before.
*** 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).
9th May '16 8:03:48 AM NaraNumas
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*** There was going to be a forsaken flavor NPC named "The Darkbringer" in Cataclysm, who appeared in the beta. That he was located at Uther's grave suggested that Sylvanas resurrected him as an Undead in the confusion of the battles in the Western Plaguelands, but in the live client he's nowhere to be seen (presumably because Uther would immediately turn on her if she didn't mind control him, see above for that part).
20th Mar '16 8:17:16 PM Prfnoff
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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.



* HeyItsThatVoice: A few instances.
** Creator/CamClarke as Medivh, the Blood Elf male, Nexus Prince Shaffar and Malygos.
** [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Heavy]] voices General Husam in Lost City of the Tol'vir, and also Steelbreaker in the Iron Council encounter in Ulduar, and [[MemeticMutation is credit to council]].
** Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (AKA Warriv and The Necromancer in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'') as Uther, The Lich King, Aeonus, Commander Kolurg, and King Ymiron.
** 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.
** [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies Laura Shigihara]] as the Singing Sunflower companion.
** Starting from ''Wrath of The Lich King'', Jaina has been voiced by Creator/LauraBailey.
** [[Creator/LiamOBrien Illidan Stormrage]] is [[VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} War, Horseman of the Apocalypse]].
*** He's also [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]]. Probably where he got his Rage from.
*** He must take conflicted hero advice from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain Highwind]]. After all, [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy they share a voice actor now]].
** Creator/JimCummings (Notable for being WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and other Disney voices, as well as several people from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'') voices Lorewalker Cho in ''Mists of Pandaria''.
** Since patch 5.1, Lor'themar Theron has been [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Fenris]].
** Carrying over from Warcraft III, Lady Vashj is Lahral and [[PowerRangers Rita Rupulsa]], among other famous roles
** Durotan is voiced by Creator/ScottMcNeil, with some other roles like [[VideoGame/{{DawnOfWar}} Sindri]], [[{{Inuyasha}} Koga]], and [[TransformersBeastWars Rattrap]].
** Vindicator Maraad is voiced by none other than Creator/CrispinFreeman.
** Garrosh Hellscream's actor, Creator/PatrickSeitz, has done a lot of anime and video game work, including the voices of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna]], [[Manga/FullMetalAlchemist Sloth]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Basilio]] and [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Keith Shadis]], which can make it a little strange to see him voicing Garrosh.
** In ''Warlords of Draenor'', Grommash Hellscream is voiced by veteran actor Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, who is well-known for his work as badass deep-voiced antagonists such as [[WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}} General Aguila]], [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Captain Gantu]] and [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Sarevok Anchev]]. He also has a few heroes or anti-heroes on his resumé, such as [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic Jace Malcolm]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Bulkhead]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Terrador]], making him well-suited to voicing a complicated guy like Grom.
** Gul'dan is none other than [[Creator/TroyBaker the voice of]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow Villiers]], [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur]] and [[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite Booker DeWitt]]!
** Killrog Deadeye is voiced by Creator/MatthewMercer.
** Scrollkeeper Reshad of the Arakkoa Outcasts is [[Creator/FrankWelker an evil robot in disguise!]]
13th Mar '16 5:59:34 AM YZQ
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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 non-''Warcraft'' related game until VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'' in July 2010.
13th Mar '16 5:59:06 AM YZQ
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* From the release of vanilla WoW in late 2004/early 2005, Blizzard would not release a non-WoW related game until VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty in July 2010.

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* From the release of the vanilla WoW game in late 2004/early 2005, Blizzard would not release a non-WoW non-Warcraft related game until VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty in July 2010.
13th Mar '16 5:58:29 AM YZQ
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*From the release of vanilla WoW in late 2004/early 2005, Blizzard would not release a non-WoW related game until VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty in July 2010.
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