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All the World's a Stage: Humans and timelines in roleplay {WoW}

May 1st 2011 8:49PM One thing that I feel needs real clarification is the Gilnean timeline, especially as someone with a worgen character that moved to Gilneas as an adult shortly after the Second War, rather than being born there.

My interpretation:

The date I usually identify with for the closing of Gilneas is the regency crisis in Alterac - with the "death" of Daval Prestor, both Lordaeron and Gilneas lost interest in claiming the country, and Genn Greymane lost his last real reason for caring about the outside world. This would be around 15-20 ADPish.

Shortly after this, Greymane and Godfrey decide to erect the wall. The wall is built amidst massive civil unrest, and the Northgate Rebellion/Gilnean Civil War breaks out shortly after construction finishes.

Because Darius Crowley was free enough to send the Gilneas Brigade to Jaina Proudmoore during the Third War, this means that the Civil War went on for at least 13 years (!) before the Northgate Rebels actually laid siege to Gilneas City, nearly burned it to the ground, and were defeated. Crowley was captured, and Gilneas was troubled by around 7 years of leaderless rebellion and terrorism. At this point, Issues 1-4 of Curse of the Worgen, followed by levels 1-5 of the Worgen Starting Experience, occur.

Then there's a delay. It's unclear what this delay is. General consensus is about a year. During this year, Bloodfang Worgen under Alpha Prime control northern Gilneas and Gilneas City. Though they are working with the forsaken, the actual forces of Undercity itself do not invade the country for two reasons.

A. The wall and protective reefs still stand, making land and sea invasions implausible.
B. The Scourgewar is currently reaching a climax.

Meanwhile, Gilneans are scattered around the outskirts of Gilneas, namely in Duskhaven and Emberstone Village. Refugees from the capital itself, including Genn Greymane and Krennan Aranas, begin to work on a treatment for the worgen condition.

Levels 6-13 and Issue 5 of Curse of the Worgen occur here.

WoW Rookie: Cataclysm troll starting area {WoW}

Nov 26th 2010 2:34PM It was this way on the PTR. My assumption is that the bat form is implemented on December 7th.

Know Your Lore: The Third War, part 3, page 2 {WoW}

Nov 10th 2010 12:01PM The thing is, though, they've mellowed a LOT since joining the Alliance. Other than a few quests in Ashenvale to kill some defenseless orc woodcutters, they pretty much remain hippy-dippy through all of Vanilla WoW and Burning Crusade (and aren't really seen in Wrath of the Lich King).

I blame this primarily on Knaak, who reduced Tyrande from insane psychotic killing machine to cookie-baking housewife.

Elemental invasion phase 2 begins {WoW}

Nov 8th 2010 2:42PM If my experience on the 4.0.1 PTR is correct, this isn't the full Phase 2 - the second part of Phase 2 includes the second part of the cultist chain, where Cultist Infiltrators spawn in major cities.

Around Azeroth: Ninety miles from our shores {WoW}

Nov 1st 2010 10:10AM Rather, I can see Orgrimmar from my hearth point.

Operation: Gnomeregan and Zalazane's Fall events over {WoW}

Oct 12th 2010 6:04PM Does "passive phase" mean we'll be seeing troll and gnome NPCs rebuilding the Echo Isles/New Tinkertown, perhaps?

WoW Moviewatch: Muffin presents Beta Cataclysm: Kalimdor {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2010 1:07PM First of all, this is Kalimdor. The old world. You should expect old models.

Second, this is beta. Early beta at that. 90% of the models that will be released in the final product aren't in game right now.

The Queue: S'more {WoW}

Jul 21st 2010 1:15PM S'mores... so delicious.
Spoilers... so exhilarating.

Is it true Moira Thaurissan (né Bronzebeard) pulls a Palpatine and tries to delay Ironforge's warmaking ability, causing SI:7 to assassinate her?