Category Archives: World of Warcraft
The newest expansion of World of Warcraft has been announced and ogres are not yet a playable race. I’m sure Shadowlands will be awesome, but I’m holing out for ogres.
With this new expansion, I’m about to be three expansions behind on what used to be my favorite video game. I loved World of Warcraft, and I still probably do. But it’s not a game for me anymore. I was never interested in the post-game stuff. I just want to explore the world and play a good story. But I just don’t have much interest in the overall game anymore.
I want ogres. And maybe bards.
I’m probably never going back to the World of Warcraft. I’m two expansions behind, and everything I read about the new stuff turns me away. I’m not in it for the post-game stuff. I’m in it for the lore — which is why I enjoy all these awesome cinematics Blizzard puts out!
Thrall is my favorite character, and it’s weird seeing him as an old man. But time passes for us all.
I went back to WoW a couple weeks ago when they offered a free weekend and I got to try out the start of Legion. It was…boring. I quit as soon as I finished the opening story mission. Azeroth is a fun place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
World of Warcraft expansions keep coming, and the next one sounds pretty big: Battle for Azeroth! I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty final to me. Though, Blizzard has not said this is the final expansion. But it does bring the classic Horde vs. Alliance war back to the forefront!
As always, we got a sweet cinematic trailer to go with the announcement!
And we got a trailer talking about the new additions to the game world. We’ll finally unlock Kul Tiras, which is cool.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I’m in one of my off-periods for World of Warcraft. It’s one of my favorite video games of all time, and it’s a gameworld and lore I love to the very core of my being. But I can’t always afford to play or want to play. I haven’t even touched Legion, which will hopefully go on sale soon.
The expansion sounds cool, but the number one thing that will bring me back to WoW — new playable races — wasn’t announced for the third expansion in a row. The last new playable race we got were pandaren (which I loved, by the way).
Instead, the new expansion will have subraces. They look pretty cool. And I suppose this would give me a good reason to finally roll a proper dwarf and troll.
But I want to make an ogre, gosh darnit!
I am a member of several prominent fandoms. I love me some geeky TV shows, movies, video games, comics and more. And like any good geek, I can get super into the lore and backstories of these franchises. Got a wiki wormhole with dozens of pages devoted to the secret connections of several minor supporting characters? I’m in! I love a good lore.
Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Comedian Patton Oswalt explains it pretty well in this stand-up clip. Lore is not just the main story, but all the deeper histories behind the characters and settings. Lore isn’t just Frodo and the One Ring, it’s everyone who came before and everything in the Simariliion. Lore isn’t just Tyrion, Daenerys and John Snow playing the Game of Thrones, it’s the history of the Night’s Watch, Bran the Builder, Robert’s Rebellion, The Tales of Dunk and Egg and more. Game of Thrones has great lore.
And now I’m going to share my favorite lores with you! I’ve loved a few over the years, ignored others. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
For reasons that still befuddle me, the producers of the Warcraft movie decided to adapt the original video game storyline from the 90s. Even though Warcraft became a household name with the World of Warcraft MMORPG in the 00s, they turned back the clock to focus on the origin story of the world. I supposed it makes some kind of sense, but it leaves out all of the most popular characters and stories.
We’ll have to wait until the threequel or fivequel before we see the likes of Thrall, Illidan, the Lich King or Chen Stormstout!
But that’s not to say the early days of Warcraft don’t have fun and exciting characters. And being the super lore nerd that I am, I’ve decided to put them in a list. Last week, I wrote about Warcraft concepts and characters I hope to see someday down the line, later in the franchise. That was before I saw the actual movie. Now that I’ve put in the time in theaters, and now that I see them sticking pretty close to the early stories, I’ve got a few more specific ideas in mind.
If Warcraft 2 sticks with that earlier timeline, who are some classic Warcraft characters they should add? You won’t find too many of them in World of Warcraft, but back in the day, they were our champions!
Except FULL SPOILERS for the new movie after the jump.