WoW Archivist explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into
WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold?
Next year is WoW
's tenth anniversary. It's hard to believe, but it's true! If the typical timeline holds, the next expansion will release a few months prior to that anniversary. You have to believe Blizzard wants to pull out all the stops for this milestone.
What better way to celebrate ten years of WoW
than by crafting scenarios to relive the best moments? It's possible that Blizzard is planning a time-based expansion centered around the Bronze Dragonflight. The Keepers of Time could send us on missions, much like the Caverns of Time dungeons of expansions past. Only instead of lore moments from the distant past, they could be moments from WoW
's own history, including events driven by the community and removed content that players may not have been able to experience.
Here are 11 examples that I would love to see.
1. The Blood Plague
The Alliance seizes a rare opportunity
As WoW Archivist previously covered, the Corrupted Blood plague
began when players used "creative game mechanics" to export a boss ability into the general population. The unstoppable and highly contagious plague debuff devastated cities around the world as thousands of players and NPCs alike succumbed to it. The resulting chaos became an excellent model for how real-world diseases could spread.
This scenario would take place at the height of the plague and have different versions for Alliance and Horde. Alliance players would accompany NPCs on a strike into Orgrimmar. They would take advantage of the deadly outbreak to make an attempt on Thrall's life. Horde players would defend the city and their Warchief while trying to contain the plague.
Why Orgrimmar? Due to the time frame, Blizzard could reintroduce the original version of the city.
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