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1-09-2011 @ 5:43PM
Has there been official word yet on how long it has been between Wrath and Cata? According to the trend it would be one year, but I have heard varied numbers.My RP guild has just chosen a date to work around until it gets clarified, but specifics would help. Am I missing a year of my story somewhere?
1-09-2011 @ 6:00PM
Wrath takes place over two (three?) years; by the time those two years are up it's Cataclysm time. The only time your characters may have missed is, say, a week, maybe a month between Pre-Shattering and Post-Shattering patches. That's my understanding of it.
1-09-2011 @ 9:15PM
You're still thinking of it in terms of game time. That does not equate to how long it took in the lore. Consider the events in the Stormrage novel, how long did they take? How did your character feel after waking from the nightmare?So many people haven't read the book and yet it changed fundamental lore (such as the Nightmare) consideraby. So thanks, I know how long Wrath took. What I want to know is, "when" are we now?
1-09-2011 @ 11:32PM
You aren't missing a year. Blizzard has stated that some of the construction, changes have been going on during Wrath, but they couldn't just make patches to show those things. Places like Stormwind were -always- the way they are now, minus the park and changes that came from Deathwing, we as roleplayers, need to retcon ourselves a bit to make it work. I believe they said something along the lines of suspension of disbelief. There wasn't a timeskip, things just happened. We went from Wrath to Cata and while the construction just appeared outta nowhere one day, it wasn't like that for our characters, it has been going on for a while now. How long? I'm not sure, but we didn't just wake up one morning and go "OH LOOK, A NEW ORG!"
1-10-2011 @ 4:24AM
There's a satyr in Hyjal who states that the Battle of Mount Hjyal was "a decade ago". If he can be taken at his word - he *is* a satyr, but he doesn't have much reason to lie about the date - that gives us a solid point in time to pin Cataclysm to.
1-10-2011 @ 5:34AM
Well, whilst Stormwind's huge expansion can be overlooked as supposedly always having been there, that can't work for Orgrimmar since the whole place had to be destroyed in order for it to be rebuilt in such a fashion. I know that it'd take over a year at least just to refurbish a gigantic front gate like that, even if your contractor is as violently impatient as Garrosh.I have been of the opinion that the Shattering has been slowly working itself through Azeroth over perhaps a two year timespan at the least, starting from when Deathwing razed Org / SW etc. This would give NPC's enough time to develop new quests / problems, as well as for the new flora to flourish in zones of great climatic change, eg Blasted Lands.
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