Skip to Content
11-06-2011 @ 8:28AM
I would love to see an new faction but not just: we'll make nightelves and undead their own factions again. I'd say Illidan's faction but 3 of the four leaders are now dead. The legion and a Revived Scourge could be interesting. But demonic warlocks seem weird, and cool.However what I would like is an entire slew of neutral races. A mercenary "faction' that can pick side. Similar to the pandaren. Ogres, Ethereals, Gnolls?, maybe even naga and broken?
11-06-2011 @ 8:55AM
I can see factions going away. I can aslo see them splitting into a 3rd faction. Kind of like the cenarion circle/expedition type thing. That could be the Trolls, Tauren, Night elves and Worgen. I don't know how this works lore-wise. Trolls can get their own city-the new Theramore perhaps. The Gnomes can finally retake Gnomeregan back. And life would be happily ever-after.
11-06-2011 @ 1:08PM
The problem with including Naga in that kind of manner is that a) nobody would trust them, and that b) it would be a cold day in hell before they'd ever choose the Alliance with the Night Elves still there. We're talking about familial bad blood that makes the Sunreaver/Silver Covenant dispute look like a particularly heated game of Scrabble, here.I don't care if they went the "tiny rebel faction that broke away from Azshara" route, no way would any Night Elf ally themselves with a Naga. Not even Tyrande would go that far. There's just too much bad blood. (Yes, I'm aware that similar arguments can be and were made about Blood Elves joining a faction that included Orcs and a Troll tribe, but the Darkspear hated the Amani just as much as the BEs did, and the BEs had an immensely useful bargaining chip for the Orcs at the time. It's not a one-for-one comparison.)Naga, if they do end up becoming playable eventually (and I hope they do), are best suited as a Horde race imo. No one in the Horde really has the kind of existing dealbreaking baggage with them that the Night Elves do. The only possible problem I could see is with the Tauren druids because of what went down in Zangarmarsh, but that can always be handwaved as "we're not Coilfang" the way the Darkspear aren't the Amani, etc. Out of the existing playable races, the only one they have any kind of positive relationship with is the Blood Elves. Yes, it was Kael's lot that was allied with them, but there's at least one person in Sunfury Spire that would still have a soft spot for them, considering it's heavily implied Vashj broke him out of prison too.
11-06-2011 @ 2:47PM
"We're talking about familial bad blood that makes the Sunreaver/Silver Covenant dispute look like a particularly heated game of Scrabble, here."Really? When she first encounters them in WC3, Maiev doesn't even know (or believe when told) that they're former night elves. It's not like today's night elves have been brought up for generations hating the naga, they've been brought up for generations not even knowing about them...
11-06-2011 @ 6:25PM
@ Artificial: It's been a number of years now since the events of WC3 The Frozen Throne, and Naga have appeared all over the place in the interim, coinciding with the Night Elves spreading out among the rest of Azeroth after losing their immortality. The Night Elves and Naga have had plenty of time to ah.. get to know each other. Besides, Maiev is a jailor with tunnelvision and had been hidden away for thousands of years, so there's plenty she wouldn't necessarily be aware of in the outer world.I still don't think they should be playable, unless there's some damn impressive lore behind it, or unless they're part of a new, darker faction.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.