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5-13-2011 @ 3:28PM
I have it on good authority that the next expansion will introduce a new, third faction, with five newly playable races organized mainly for economic pursuits under the leadership of Consortium Ethereals.The Ethereals will gather the downtrodden (Kobolds, Gnolls, Ogres, and Murlocs) of Azeroth and organize them into a potent mercenary force. Consortium faction members may hire themselves out for any purpose; they can fight for either Horde or Alliance on battlegrounds, or join either faction's groups in dungeons or raids. Consortium members can enter any city/village on Azeroth and offer their services in exchange for a higher amount of gold than usually given by the quest givers (mercenaries have higher overhead, see).Faction leader will be Nexus-Prince Haramad, but Hogger and his Gnolls will cause constant trouble in challenging him for the leadership. King Mrgl-Mrgl will lead the Murlocs, Goldtooth will lead the Kobolds, and High King Maulgar will lead the Ogres. Reputation can only be gained by "contributing" money to the Consortium's faction bank. There are rumors that they will be home-based on a new southern continent, but those are unconfirmed.I understand that Blizzard has not yet decided on a title for the expansion, but Warcraft: Revenge of the Gold Farmers, Warcraft: Me Smash You Die! or Warcraft: I Keep Damn Candle! are a couple of internal working titles.I, for one, am greatly looking forward to playing my Ethereal Shadow Priest, Kobold Shaman, and Murloc Hunter. Can't wait!
5-13-2011 @ 4:12PM
Sounds like you're pretty good at detecting these things.
5-13-2011 @ 4:40PM
"Sounds like you're pretty good at detecting these things."Oh man...I haven't seen one of these in a while. Good show, sir. Good show.
5-13-2011 @ 6:14PM
Dibs on a Gnoll Shaman... and Ethereal Warrior.But seriously: I know a guy who knows a guy, who happens to know a girl who used to date a guy who worked across the street from a guy who once visited Blizzard's home office, and he said that one of the new races would be a flying squirrel with the head of a barracuda... The race is called "OMGGETITOFFMYFACE".
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