History Trivia / WorldofWarcraft

18th Sep '17 2:08:33 AM Jokubas
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** There was a fan rumor when Karazhan was first announced, that there was an upside-down version of the tower, extending down from the bottom floor, deep underground. (Possibly a reference to Jeff Grubb's ''Literature/TheLastGuardian''.) Blizzard would eventually put an upside-down floor [[BottomlessPit (over a void)]] in the ''Return to Karazhan'' dungeon.
4th Sep '17 8:46:56 PM Vir
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** Crystalsong Forest would have been the site of the Argent Tournament, but Blizzard was worried of possible lag carrying over from the nearby Dalaran hub. The area was left very barren of anything of interest.

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** Crystalsong Forest would have been the site of the Argent Tournament, but Blizzard was worried of about possible lag carrying over from the nearby Dalaran hub. The area was left very barren of anything of interest.



** The ''Burning Crusade'' expansion was originally supposed to include so called "portal worlds"; portals that would lead to zones that would be on completely different planets.

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** The ''Burning Crusade'' expansion was originally supposed to include so called "portal worlds"; portals that would lead to zones that would be on completely different planets. This idea would later see the light of day in ''Legion'', in the form of Assault Points on Argus.
17th Aug '17 2:06:19 AM 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.]]
22nd Jul '17 4:58:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** There was a FanRumor when Karazhan was first announced, that there was an upside-down version of the tower, extending down from the bottom floor, deep underground. (Possibly a reference to Jeff Grubb's ''Literature/TheLastGuardian''.) Blizzard would eventually put an upside-down floor [[BottomlessPit (over a void)]] in the ''Return to Karazhan'' dungeon.

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** There was a FanRumor fan rumor when Karazhan was first announced, that there was an upside-down version of the tower, extending down from the bottom floor, deep underground. (Possibly a reference to Jeff Grubb's ''Literature/TheLastGuardian''.) Blizzard would eventually put an upside-down floor [[BottomlessPit (over a void)]] in the ''Return to Karazhan'' dungeon.



*** Rogues are either refered to as Rogues or [[RogueAnglesOfSatin Rouges]]. Subtlety ones are shortend to "Sub", [[TierInducedScrappy which is the only one that gets used much due to almost constantly being overpowered]].

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*** Rogues are either refered to as Rogues or [[RogueAnglesOfSatin [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Rouges]]. Subtlety ones are shortend to "Sub", [[TierInducedScrappy which is the only one that gets used much due to almost constantly being overpowered]].



* 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.

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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 [=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.
21st Jul '17 1:25:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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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).

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** Before the new alliance 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).


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** There was a FanRumor when Karazhan was first announced, that there was an upside-down version of the tower, extending down from the bottom floor, deep underground. (Possibly a reference to Jeff Grubb's ''Literature/TheLastGuardian''.) Blizzard would eventually put an upside-down floor [[BottomlessPit (over a void)]] in the ''Return to Karazhan'' dungeon.
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.
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