With Deathwing’s imminent demise in Patch 4.3 coming any day now, one has to wonder, what’s next. Where the hell do we go from here? It’s already announced that the Alliance vs. Horde war is the main “antagonist” in Mists, which basically means the horde and the alliance get to beat each other senseless in the next expansion. It’s also assumed that the Zandalari storyline will be wrapped up. What else is left to be resolved in (or before) Mists?
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In Lorderaon, the Forsaken war is still wide open. Gilneas is still occupied, the plaguelands are still a mess, and the Alliance will still want to retake Southshore, although there isn’t much left to retake… Oh and Sylvanas is still using chemical warfare. Regardless, this is the biggest open wound as far as the war is concerned, except maybe….
…the Southern Barrens. The Alliance has built a road to the Barrens through Dustwallow Marsh. They destroyed Camp Taurajo, and lay siege to the very gates of Mulgore. They brought in the weapons, soldiers, etc. from Theramore. Rumor has it Theramore is going to be destroyed in a future patch, and in the new Jaina book, Blizzard promises big changes for Jaina. I can’t think of anything bigger than losing her home to the very people shes been trying to form a peace treaty with.
Ashenvale is another serious point of conflict. The Horde is trying to gather supplies and the Alliance is trying to protect their lands. I was led to believe that this conflict is resolved in Wolfheart, but I haven’t read it yet.
A resolution in Eastern Kingdom (Alliance victory in Gilneas) and a resolution in Kalimdor (Theramore burns), would serve to escalate the war for both sides. I wonder again what is being planned for 4.4. And even then, we finish the war, dance with pandas, whatever the hell else happens in Pandaria, but where to then?
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Illidan? – Rumor also has it that this guy is coming back at some point. This is THE demon hunter. Wanna train some folks to fight the Burning Legion? Make this guy your drill sergeant. And If he does make a comeback, care to take a guess at what the next new or hero class will be? Yes, the demon hunter starter zone. Think Scarlet Enclave, but with Illidan in place of the Lich King. Speaking of.....
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The Lich King? – This one is the wild card. Put on your tinfoil hats guys, cause this is serious shit. We have the Horde and Alliance damn near destroy each other on Pandaria. Meanwhile, the Naga, led by Azshara, open a new dark portal to usher in the Legion. Only this dark portal leads to Argus. The legion homeworld. Med’an and the New Council of Trisfal know that this is THE chance to end the Legion, once and for all. But with the Horde and Alliance basically broken after the war, who would have an army big enough to lead a counter invasion? This guy. Bolvar would be more than happy to defend Azeroth again, and I’m sure Ner’zhul would jump at the chance to strike at Kil’jaeden. So we have plenty of motive and an entire army of undead warriors set on passive mode. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
I have no clue what the folks at blizzard plan to do, and in some ways I think they may not either. But the clues are pointing in a very good direction.We have a storm brewing in what could be the greatest expansion or two in gaming history!