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6-12-2011 @ 4:17PM
I'm pretty sure that 5.0 will be Outland 2: Electric Boogaloo. We may or may not get a revamp of the existing 60-70 zones - it's high time, but also a lot of work - but I'd put money on it that we'll be going back to Outland and beyond, facing down Kil'jaeden on Argus or wherever and beating him up for good.There's certainly more of Draenor we've not seen - what we *have* seen is merely a portion of the former planet's southern hemisphere - and then there are the three inactive portals in Nagrand, Zangarmarsh and Blade's Edge. The Blade's Edge one links to wherever the Legion gets their felhounds and similar critters from.For my money, 5.0 would be a revamp of the original Outland, with new 85-90 zones through the three portals - Xoroth and another two (possibly wherever the Man'arg come from?), followed by a zone or two on Argus itself. Plus a demon hunter hero class.
6-12-2011 @ 6:55PM
I think you are right about a revamp of Outland, but I think it'll be 85-95 in Outland and some portals. I think they'll move the 60-70 content over to several Azeroth zones that didn't get a remake and/or aren't used much. We'll see Silithus, Arathi, Hinterlands and Winterspring redone for 60 - 70. At least I hope so.
6-12-2011 @ 7:36PM
I feel quite sure that although "revamp" in Cataclysm meant complete new vanilla zones, in Outland and Northrend they'd just tinker with a few quests so they'd show the new status quo. I wouldn't expect the same overhaul.1: They really wouldn't want to do double job like they had to with Cataclysm (new zones for new levels, PLUS all the revamped world)2: They had to work on the old world anyways because they had to make it fitting for flying mounts. So they hit 2 birds with 1 stone. Same doesn't go for Outland and Northrend. 3: If people are in nerdrage because of 2 troll dungeons and Ragnaros, screaming "recycled content" then imagine if the new xpac would be about Outland again....4: We didn't see more of "Draenor" because it's been destroyed. Whatever was left of that world is Outland, not more. And who cares about those minor portals? Don't give a meaning to everything.
6-12-2011 @ 10:58PM
That was my xpack 4 prediction, too:- Demon main theme- New max. level 90- Revamped Outlands (graphics, locations and lore, especially draenei) - Demon Hunter hero class. Why? It fits perfectly in every respect: Main expansion theme, Death Knight counterpart, no racial restrictions. The max level 90 would put the new hero class at start level 65 (max. level minus 25 (as in WotLK)) and the start zone in Shadowmoon Valley (Demon Hunter training location), the Demon Hunter would have unique gameplay features like a "7th sense" (because they are blind)- A complete new world like Argus, home of the draenei- True Space traveling (!) with goblin spaceships, rockets etc instead of simple portals, Area 52 might become a spaceport- And much more
6-13-2011 @ 5:11AM
rather than a new class i would add more races, ogre for horde and whatever for alliance i honestly dont care. www.ogrila.org has done all the work for blizzard right here for ogres and if they do an expansion that branches off of outland ogres most assuredly have to be part of it and joining the horde. two new races and throw in that new hero class too, that would be something they havent done before.
6-14-2011 @ 9:32AM
@ Fletcher. I disagree with a retooling of outland. Blizz cant just keep rehashing old content like they did with this expansion. That's not something that works twice. No, I feel like Argus is the more likely option. It will give them the opportunity to redo the Blood Elf and Dranaei starting areas (which imo they desperately need) and because it'll give us the opportunity to get another shot at Kil'jaeden, who will be the main boss if Argus ends up being our destination. We might even see our first encounter with Sargeras (we wont actually fight him, but we might see him for the first time, only to have him be driven off by the Naruu or one of the other titans). Because Argus would be so vast, I'm betting we'll skip the 90 cap all together and head straight to 100. @nobbie I think your dead on the money with a Demon Hunter hero class. Why? Well, correct me if i'm wrong, but Illidan was the very first of the demon hunters, no? Many of the demon hunters probably idolized him as a leader. With him gone, the question for them is 'now what?' For the starting zone, we'll be taken back to Outland, just before Illidan's defeat, meaning we'll start around 65. We'll discover how far Illidan fell into madness, and, realizing we how blind we truly were (pun intended), turn to the alliance and horde, heading into Northrend shortly after.Blizz said they wanted to do something original for the next hero class, a totally new experience for players, like they did with the death knight. So what will the Demon Hunter be exactly? My bet is on-get ready-a cloth wearing MELEE dps class with duel wielding. Its three specs will be Flame, using the fire energy for straight up power, Shadow, if you want to play like a rouge and be more sneaky, and Arcane, for those who want the range dps option.
6-14-2011 @ 7:20PM
I believe Argus will defiantly be somewhere we can go and is where we should take the fight to Sargeras, but as others have said, he'll be the last boss of WoW, lvl 100 in 5/6 years. I tbh much prefer the old god lore, as they are the only super power beings on par with the titans, I'd rather see an old god/gods be the finale of WoW with their lore expanded on more.As for there not being more of Outland there floating about, I ofc think there is is, just like we didn't know about Tol Barad or Twilight Highlands. I've seen WoW maps of OL by Bliz showing Deathwing's lair on a land mass behind the Dark Portal, there can easily be more. On the topic of new class/race demon hunter ofc makes the most sense, but if it is the last expansion I doubt they'd make a new class to have balance and QQer shouting OP about. For races if it does go back to Outland Routes it won't be orgres they're too big and dumb, it'll be Erethrals AND YOU KNOW IT! and hopefully bliz will do what it should have done with the Goblins ignoring the silly "but the alliance ship happened to be there" lore and make them neutral race where you just pick a side. Which would ake more sense for goblins with the whole best deal I'll side with thing the Goblins would ofc enact.
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