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2-12-2009 @ 3:43PM
Well personally, I look at events that happen in the game like questlines and raiding content, to have occurred in the year of the game (expansion is taking place). For example, Illidan was killed in year 26, this was also the year Kil’jaeden was beating back into the Twisting Nether thanks to the efforts of the Shattered Sun Offensive. My draenei lived though the times the questlines in the original game took place because those events were occurring in year 25, and she was on Azeroth at the time since she could join those adventures. When it comes to raiding, I wouldn’t have a character claim to have helped defeat Kil’jaeden in the battle that took place there, but at the same time in the wow storyline, some group of heroes did beat him back and saved the world and it happened one year ago (if your character is currently in the events of Wrath). Based on this, when BC was released (or rather when my character progressed into BC content), characters like VanCleef became dead to her because those events took place the previous year. Someone killed the guy, even if she doesn’t know why (or know who VanCleef actually is for that matter, just an example).We have an example of this mentality in the WoW comic. Onyxia was a villain players could kill, but in the actual story, Varian and his allies killed her and this plot is inserted into the pre-BC storyline. I know this is actually a retcon in disguise, but go with it, ok? Anyway, that is my view on it. Helps keep lore in place as far as timelines go.
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