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12-31-2008 @ 5:12PM
What year is it on WoW? Do they even have a year set?
12-31-2008 @ 5:37PM
Not really, as far as i can tell the time spent in wow is kept by the last great war.So at the vanilla WoW launch, it had been 4 years since the third war.So the time now is 8 years since the third war, or something.
12-31-2008 @ 6:06PM
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
12-31-2008 @ 6:10PM
I've wondered about that myself. They state that the game happens something like five years after the end of Warcraft III. But that's presumably WoW classic, 1.0 (or whatever the number of the first, pre-content patch game was, I don't know), and a lot has happened since then. Even if you assume Maraudon, Dire Maul, Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman were there all along before they were playable, there's been a massive war effort against the Silithid in Ahn'Qiraj; the scourge invasion spearheaded by Naxxramas; the reopening of the Dark Portal, crash of the Exodar and alliance between the Blood Elves and the Horde; Kael'Thas' abduction of Muru... all of that would have taken at least as long in real time as the in-game events lasted, and probably longer. So as of the attack on Northrend, how much time has passed?
12-31-2008 @ 7:13PM
I'd recommend checking this out:http://www.wowwiki.com/TimelineThe timeline(s) for Warcraft is/are super muddy. They give conflicting accounts, time frames that cannot possibly work, and forget to give dates for important events altogether. God bless Blizzard but I think they were just making a bunch of RTS games and then somehow they wound up with a setting and suddenly everything goes to heck.
12-31-2008 @ 7:20PM
No year is set, but it has been 6 years since Warcraft 3 RTS. 4 years pass between the end of W3 and the beginning of WoW. Each MMO box is supposed to be 1 year of time, so add 2 more years to reach WotLK. Or you could watch the loading screens while installing WotLK. One of them states the Lich King sat motionless on his throne for 5 years. Add 1 year for the time to prep for war with the Alliance and Horde to reach 6 years.At least that is my math for what it is worth.
1-01-2009 @ 5:02AM
Something that bothers me is in the Draenei starting video it says "One" or "A few months ago" (don't remember which) - and they haven't changed it. It makes it seem like the Draenei are continuously "just" arriving, even though the Outland threat has ideally been neutralized at this point.
1-01-2009 @ 12:20PM
If you go to the timeline page on the WoW sitehttp://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/story/timeline.htmlWe're in Year 27 with Year 1 being the release of Warcraft. Interesting thing is that even with approximately two years between expansions only one year passes on Azeroth between them.Though I think different races might be using different calendars. Night Elves counting Post sundering, for example which would make it more like 10,027 in their Calendar
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