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Old 12-12-2013, 05:06 PM
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Prompt: Given the evidence provided in World of Warcraft thus far, what do you see as the future geo-political landscape of Azeroth in fifty years? (Maps are always welcomed.)
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:07 PM
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The Horde consists of the nations of Durotar, the Darkspear Territories, the Tauren Confederation, the Bilgewater Republic, and the Kingdom of Quel'thalas.

The Alliance consists of the kingdoms of East Lordaeron, Stormwind, Stromgarde, Gilneas, Dalaran, Kul Tiras, the High Kingdom of Khaz Modan, the Republic of Gnomeregan, and the Draenic Theocracy.

Both the Forsaken and the Night Elves are now their own independent factions.

The High Kingdom of Khaz Modan works to conquer the Dark Iron Empire and press High King Daran II's claim on Shadowforge City. The human kingdoms of Lordaeron strive to annihilate the Forsaken once and for all. Stormwind seeks to colonize Stranglethorn Vale.

The Kingdom of Quel'thalas works to preserve its existence in the face of the hostile human kingdoms to its south. In this endeavor, its membership in the Horde plays a crucial role. Durotar, the heart of the Horde, wishes to fully subjugate southern Kalimdor and incorporate those territories into the Horde. However, the rebel ogres, centaur, and other malcontents have made this a difficult process. The Bilgewater Cartel is currently waging an economic war of sorts against the other cartels of Kezan. They've managed to buy out/take over the Steamwheedle Cartel's cities in Kalimdor (Ratchet, Gadgetzan, etc.) and they're working on taking over the entirety of Kezan and bringing it into the Horde.

The night elves desire to reclaim all of Ashenvale, dissatisfied with having to cede the eastern portion to the Horde.

The Forsaken labor to conquer all of Lordaeron once and for all.

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Old 12-12-2013, 05:11 PM
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:13 PM
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Absolutely no geopolitical changes whatsoever, beyond seven newly discovered continents with scattered Alliance and Horde-aligned bases (that are promptly abandoned when their respective expansion ends) and villages of native races that might have a random NPC or two show up afterwards, and new racial leaders as detailed in the next paragraph.

Varian is dead, Anduin is king. The dwarven councilmembers are off doing their own thing while Thassarian Jr runs Ironforge. Tyrande is old and senile. Forsaken are completely unchanged. Thrall Jr is Warchief of the Horde. Baine's son - yes, he somehow got laid - is a carbon copy of him. Argents are completely unchanged. Blood elves are completely unchanged. Draenei are unchanged.

The bronze dragonflight and the Timewalkers set up seven or eight new hub chambers for the Caverns of Time.

My evidence: general response to the Cataclysm revamp with the associated issues with the dev team's work pacing, and of course the faction war.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:36 PM
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Sin'thalas is the Kingdom of the Blood Elves and extends through Eversong and "The Greylands" which has some Forsaken colonies. Diplomatic discussions with the Amani are going well since the Blood Elves are willing to help them reassert control over chunks of the rest of the Eastern Kingdoms and have returned a good chunk of the artifacts they've taken from the Amani over the years.

Lordaeron's been resettled by humans, mostly Theramoore refugees and people from Stormwind who don't want to deal with the drama of Stormwind and the Dark Iron Senate working with with the fledgling kingdom started by Morgan in the Burning Steppes.

The Darkspear have retaken Zul'gurub and the Bilgewater have bought a controlling share of Booty Bay (largely thanks to Sassy) and a good chunk of the Zandalar tribe have resettled there as well, the border with Duskwood is fortified and most Alliance shipping goes out of Stormwind's harbor now rather than booty bay, which has made it more of an economic power.

Nethergarde, with the help of the Draenei, has repaired much of the Blasted Lands. The draenei also erected a stable highway through the Swamp of Sorrows helping to tie more of Stormwind's territory together.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:51 PM
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I think we have one of these already. Although I suppose the other one's more fanwanky than tell-us-what-Blizzard-would-do.

But I don't think Blizzard can support fifty years of a franchise. I don't think World of Warcraft will have a future fifty years later.
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I have a question Cosmic, why would the Kaldorei have to cede half of Ashenvale to the orcs? You have the Horde gaining a lot of land at the expense of the Alliance.

On topic; if Blizzard did it? The Alliance nations would be reduced to their main cities and just a little territory past that, like one zone, while the Horde has spread across the rest of the world, absorbing the lands in little wars that have slowly nibbled away at their territory.

The forsaken now have massive farms for breeding humans all through out Tirisfal Glades, Gilneas, Silverpine, Hillsbrad and the Arathi Highlands, and in the newly acquired territories of Duskwood, Westfall, Deadwind Pass and the Swamp of Sorrows. After birth, the babies are taken away to be raised in Sylvanas approved creches until they are adults then they willingly let themselves be killed to be raised into forsaken. Bio-sciences and genetic experimentation is a forsaken national passion

The orcs are readying yet another bout of border disputes to finally push the Kaldorei off Kalimdor, and they are in discussion in dealing with the Ashenvale Wasteland. Plans are in the works to finish clear cutting the Felwood and to chop down Teldrassil and Nordrassil ('Those trees will give us enough wood to last the Duratorian Horde for 100 years!') and is looking into using the Well for undisclosed purposes. There is a large orc city in Un'goro Crater and settlers in Silithis, Redridge, Burning Steppe and the Blasted Lands.

The Cenarion Circle and Red Dragonflight seem strangely alright with this.

The Taurens cover all of central part of Kalimdor.

The goblins have land exploitation centers all over the continent and have put in bids to exploit the Well of Eternity.

The Blood elves have rebuilt their lands and are busy doing.. things.

The neutrals are doing nothing and would have stood by while the Horde chewed off parts of the Alliance. And each time there was a war, the Alliance will have been soundly criticized for fighting the poor benighted horde that only needs the land/resources to survive, and that the Alliance should feel bad for doing that because the Horde is needed (NEEDED!!!1!) to defend Azeroth from the 12th Burning Legion invasion.


If it was my vision? It would be a lot different.

The Horde: The Horde would be broken apart, the orc adult population decimated for the most part and the remaining orcs put under tauren stewardship so they can learn a decent culture. This would stay until the current (MoP) generation of orcs are dead and a new generation is able to start being let assume some positions of power.

The Darkspear would be left alone for the most part as long as they don't bother the Alliance. They would be left to live as they wish for the most part and Vol'jin's son would be working to unite the remaining troll tribes into the Darkspear nation, which has roots in the Stranglethorn.

The same with the tauren.

The goblins are restricted to just Bilgewater island in Azshara and are forced to stop their destructive environmental damage practices and have to practice more environmentally safe industries. Alliance (Night elf mostly, but some of the other races as well) and neutral (Cenarion Circle and the Earthen Ring) inspectors regularly visit the sites to ensure they are following the new rules. They bitch about it, but obey after several lawbreakers are punished and they realize that they can make a profit with less polluting industries.

The Blood elves would have rebuilt and secured their homeland (they have no need to expand into other lands) and be working on increasing their population with a mixture of Light magics and druidic life magics. It is bearing plentiful results. They have a voting seat at the Alliance council, but still maintain good relations with the tauren and Darkspear. Lor'themar has taken the position of King, but used the title of Regent Lord rather than King. He has Rommath and Halduron and Aethas and Lady Liadrin to advise him as an executive Council. He has reinstated the Convocation and they act as a lower House. The Reliquery maintains a cordial, but distant relationship with Dalaran and the Kirin Tor. Quel'thalas has a cool, somewhat icy relationship with the Silver Kingdom

Those races would be probationary members of the Alliance and have a non-voting seat at the Alliance council.

The forsaken, along with the undead in Northrend would be permanently killed as they are a plague on the world and most definitely not a part of nature. This has caused several wars in the continent of Lordaeron as the forsaken resisted being killed. but their use of the plague/blight caused the Argents and Ebon Blade to step into the fight against the forsaken. Sylvanas's Val'kyr were hunted down and killed and Sylvanas herself was finally captured and torn apart and burned and the ashes scattered into the wind.


The Neutrals: The Argents control most of Lordaeron and Tirion's son is the Highlord of the Argent Realm and he is grooming his daughter to step up to take his place soon. The Argents with the aid of the Cenarion Circle and Earthen Ring and the Alliance and Horde, are nearing the end of cleansing the land. They have taken in many settlers of the different races, although humans predominately outnumber everyone else. They are also a very cosmopolitan polyglot nation more than any other. They have a seat at the Alliance Council.

The Cenarion Circle has gotten off the fence when they realized that they have to deal with short term concerns just as much as the long range concerns or it will bite them in the ass. They work in conjunction with the Kaldorei to keep northern Kalimdor safe and secure. They are also helping to cleanse the lands of the former realm of Lordaeron and of Northrend. The Cenarion Circle is not explicitly forbidden from interfering in the politics of the Kaldorei. They can advise, but not interfere.

The Earthen Ring is helping cleanse the world with the CC and is strong in helping the Horde become self sufficient and to instill a respect for the land and the spirits, the elements and elders with the orcs and goblins, and the importance of being able to work well with others without getting angry (anger management classes).

The Ebon Blade is continuing its decades long mission of policing the undead by killing every bunch of Scourge they can find while Bolivar is taking his nap.

With the Sha gone, the Pandarens are busy in their land getting fatter on plenty of good food and beer.

The Alliance: The Alliance will still be together, an alliance of equals rather than following one leader. The High King position was disposed of early on and an actual council set up. Each race send representatives, with the leaders of the allied nations being able to have a seat at the table as well. The horde races have a non-voting seat at the table, but there are ways that they can officially join the Alliance and gain a voting seat. The Blood elves are full members fairly soon. The tauren and trolls and goblins have the option to join and might be thinking about it. Leadership of the Council rotates among the full members, changing once every five years.
Current Council membership is: Stormewind, Dalaran, Stromgarde, Gilneas, Alterac, the Argent Realm, the HighRealm of Khaz Modan , the High Elven realm of the Silver Kingdom (located in Duskwallow Marsh), Gnomergan, Quel'thalas, the Draenic Triumvirate, the Kaldorei Empire.

The humans have several nations now. Stormwind being the strongest in population, economy and military power and influence.
--Stromgarde is still somewhat weak, but it is a haven for people dissatisfied with King Anduin's rule and is growing rapidly.
--Gilneas has reclaimed all of its land, including what was in the Silverpine. The nation is ruled by Queen Tess Greymane and her consort. The Queen's son and daughters are all being trained and one of them will assume the throne upon the elderly woman's death. The citizens, worgen and human, have settled to a relatively stable accord between the humans and animal sides and many worgen regularly visit small villages that have sprung up all over the land as a way to maintain their touch with their homeland. Gilneas has regained some of their industrial might and have apparently lost little of their technological abilities. Despite their smaller population, Gilneas is the most technologically advanced human realm.
--Dalaran continues to float around, the Kirin Tor and most of the population preferring to be mobile, but they have reclaimed their former lands and those of Dalaran and the KT that want more stable lives live in the Circular City, built around the crater were Dalaran used to sit. The KT teaches many new young mages and have added schools for shamans, and have clerics and druids visiting to give their knowledge. The schools function in the flying city and the land one, with the druids spending most of their time on the ground. There are now Highborne and Draenei that live and work with and in the Kirin Tor.
--Alterac is a protectorate of the Alliance and Argent Realm. It has no one ruler, but seems to be turning into something like a republic as the citizens are very independent minded and resent anyone telling them what to do. Many citizens are the original population with a bunch of new people from the other human lands moving in to get away from Stormwind's bureaucracy.
-- Stromgarde; ruled by Danath's grandson (he managed to sire a child off of a willing Strom noblewoman before he died in battle fighting the forsaken). The small nation has attracted a good number of disgruntled citizens from Stormwind and the Argent Realm. It is busy resettling its lands and the population is growing rapidly.
--Khaz Modan; the Dwarven realm is ruled by moira's son, but his powers have been limited by a resurgent Senate and the Council of Three Hammers, much to Moira's irritation and even to her son's annoyance at times, but he is well versed in dwarven history and knows the Dark Iron way will not work in Ironforge.
The Dwarven nation is the biggest industrial powerhouse in the Alliance. The dwarves have taken to their Titanic heritage and with the help of the Gnomes, a true industrial revolution is happening and Ironforge has begun to control an increasing amount of the Alliance's economy. 'Built in Ironforge' has become a trademark.
--Gnomergan has been finally recovered and cleaned out and the gnomes are happily working on new and more bizarre inventions. They have started to teach the non-gnomish races scientific process.
-- Argent Realm, ruled by Tiron's son who is scheduled to step down in a few years and hand the Highlord (or Highlady's) throne to his daughter. She is the most capable child and a paladin. The Argents control almost all of what was Lordaeron. their population is mostly human, but a large minority of other races (Blood, High and Night elves, dwarves, gnomes, goblins, trolls and orcs and taurens and Draenei also live in the realm. The mixed population is surprisingly cooperative and peaceful to each other. The generations being born and raised in the Realm have a strong sense of pride that sometimes borders on arrogance at the fruits of their hard work.
The Realm also has the largest school of paladins as it is the center in the norther lands of the Order of the Silver Hand and the Brotherhood of the Light. There is also a strong central faith in the light that many, human and otherwise, are starting to follow. The Capital city over Undercity is being rebuilt while the Undercity is being cleansed and in some cases, refilled with rock and earth.
-- The Silver Kingdom, ruled by Vereesa Windrunner, it is located in Duskwallow Marsh. The High elves, with Highborne and Blue Flight and Kirin Tor help, have managed to control the wild arcane energy in the Theramore Crater. They have started building a city that is hoped to rival Silvermoon some day around the crater and have a school for Magisters and Farstriders based there.
The swamp is being drained and fields planted with crops or new forests. The Regent Lord of Quel'thalas has allowed a number of treants to be sent to the Silver Kingdom in a bid to help ease relations between the elven peoples and the High elves are using them to help drain the swamp and build the land into something they enjoy. They are getting help from the Highborne and the Kaldorei and Cenarion Circle.
There is a modest number of Highborne and Draneei that have moved there to help the High elves. With the desolate dragonlands around Onyxia's Lair to the south and scattered ogres to the west, there is plenty to occupy the new growing realm.
-- Draenic Triumvirate, ruled by the Triumvirate, is located on the Azuremyst Islands, the Draenei have settled in and are busy rebuilding their civilization. They have many immigrants from Outland as that torn world is slowly crumbling away. With the Exodar able to fly again, the Naaru have come and a small city is growing were the Exodar used to rest. Out of all of the non humans in the Alliance, the Draenei have the most cordial relations with all of the other members, voting and otherwise. They are busy behind the scenes, heavily involved in the Light churches and paladin orders, working to form the Army of Light.
-- Kaldorei Empire, ruled by High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind, they hold all of northern Kalimdor and a good part of Stonetalons and Feralas. Busy restoring their lands, they are also increasing their population rapidly with the blessings of Elune and the help of the Sisters of the Moon (and the occasional druidic assistance). They have a strong military presence on the borders of Durator, but keep to their side. After two decades they have been able to resume some relations with the orcs, both sides being very stiff and proper with the other and remembering past conflicts. One result of the thawed relations has been the allowing of pilgrims to visit Grom's monument and the place Mannaroth died, Kaldorei guide watch the pilgrims there and back. There has been an increasing number of non orcs visiting the site.
The Highborne have reclaimed Eldre'Thalas and have made a new settlement in Azshara and Darkshore and have sent emissaries to Dalaran and the Silver Kingdom. They also have people learning at the other Alliance academies of the Arcane and they are lending their growing strength and skill to the Kaldorei to offset the druids influence.

Note, the Alliance allows the Horde nations enough military forces for self policing, any larger military is controlled by the Alliance and if the Horde races want to help, they are able to join the Alliance military. The Alliance military is a composite of all of the nations of the Alliance, forces sent to serve the Alliance, but each full member maintains full control over their own military. The Alliance has a military council that reports to the Council and in times of war, a SAC will be appointed for each theater of combat (one per continent). The Alliance is helping the Darkspear gather the trolls under its control and the Darkspear has shown by actions that they are doing this for the betterment of the troll people, to lead them away from the dark paths they have gone down repeatedly.

That's all I got for now, I am sure I forgot something but I spent the last few hours writing this up, so.. /shrug.
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With the rate of world ending threats that pop up?

A barren wasteland devoid of large populations as the threats get sillier and sillier. In 50 years, the last 200 warriors on Azeroth will fall to a giant murloc with indigestion.
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Ah, yes, here's the thread. I'm still waiting to hear if anyone saw what I did there.
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I have a question Cosmic, why would the Kaldorei have to cede half of Ashenvale to the orcs? You have the Horde gaining a lot of land at the expense of the Alliance.
1. Because it's my fantasy.

2. Because the night elves are no longer Alliance.

3. If you look at my map, the Alliance actually loses very little, if any, land to the Horde. They gain Gilneas, Tol Barad, Arathi Highlands, Kul Tiras, Hillsbrad, most of WPL, all of EPL, Twilight Highlands, Badlands, SoS, Blasted Lands, etc.

The night elves suffer a bit, but then again, it's my fantasy. And in my fantasy the night elves are a lot better off than the orcs in your fantasy. So you're not really one to call me out on anything.
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The Night Elves ceding control of any Feralas territory is doubtful. I can see them ceding a stake in Desolace, but not in Feralas. I can't believe you gave Feathermoon Island to the Darkspear. A travesty. How would they even get there? The might of the Night Elven army would not allow such behaviour from Trollish wannabes.
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The Night Elves ceding control of any Feralas territory is doubtful. I can see them ceding a stake in Desolace, but not in Feralas. I can't believe you gave Feathermoon Island to the Darkspear. A travesty. How would they even get there? The might of the Night Elven army would not allow such behaviour from Trollish wannabes.
They got pushed out.
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They would never allow themselves to be "pushed out" of their ancient domain by tent-building cow folk or trolls of any variety. The Night Elves are not push-overs. The Tauren wouldn't dare.
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They would never allow themselves to be "pushed out" of their ancient domain by tent-building cow folk or trolls of any variety. The Night Elves are not push-overs. The Tauren wouldn't dare.
The Horde steamrolled 'em. Goblins, orcs, etc. The night elf bases threatened Horde stability in the region. Northern Kalimdor belongs to the night elves. The rest of it to the Horde. The night elves had to go. So the Horde sent 'em packing.

You can keep repeating "but nuh-uh, the night elves would never do that!" But this is my future Azeroth fantasy. Not yours. And in my fantasy, the night elves were confined to northern Kalimdor. Simple as that.
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I think the maps in the OP are pretty reasonable assuming one wants to maintain something close to the status quo. However, mightn't Booty Bay be independent from the trolls? I also figure the Kaldorei would have a bit more of a presence in south Kalimdor. Maybe do one for Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria too?

In regards to the social situation in 50 years, well, I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing orcish greasers racing rocket-powered hot rods in the canyons around Orgrimmar.
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I think the maps in the OP are pretty reasonable assuming one wants to maintain something close to the status quo. However, mightn't Booty Bay be independent from the trolls? I also figure the Kaldorei would have a bit more of a presence in south Kalimdor. Maybe do one for Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria too?

Yeah, BB would still be Steamwheedle. I just didn't think of making too much note about it.

Nah, everything in southern Kalimdor that the night elves once had charge of (qiraji, for example) was taken over by the Horde. The night elves get to spend all their free time safeguarding their precious forests like they've always wanted.

If you really want me to draw up maps for Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria, I might. I envisioned Outland as abandoned, though. All the mag'har, draenei, etc. that still lived there would've come to Azeroth before the Dark Portal was shut for good.
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Actually, I sort of have to agree with Cosmic here. I think the Tauren and Night Elf borers would be....flexible on the Night Elven side, but I wouldn't expect any overt hostilities between the two races. The only reason I can see the Night Elves wanting to actively stay in Feralas would be to guard the Emerald Dream portal, something the Tauren and Trolls are more than able to do, especially since both are familiar with Druids.

Eldre'Thalas would most certainly have been stripped or destroyed by the Night Elves, but I can see Shandris and her army down there retreating and reinforcing Ashenvale forest.

The Tauren can't stand against the Night Elves if push came to shove, it still puts Night Elves in the absolutely richest part of Azeroth (baring maybe Panderia) resource wise, and it puts them back into their home forests, which they historically never expanded past anyway.

Remember Feralas was a recent thing (or was that RPG information?) for modern Night Elves, Desolace was an Alliance base, and Silithus was Circle.

I would expect a massive grab or slash and burn to ancient relics and artifacts to prevent them being used though.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:49 AM
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I think we have one of these already. Although I suppose the other one's more fanwanky than tell-us-what-Blizzard-would-do.

But I don't think Blizzard can support fifty years of a franchise. I don't think World of Warcraft will have a future fifty years later.
The original plan for World of Warcraft was to jump ahead by far more than a measly four years from WC3. Guild Wars 2 jumped ~250 years into the future from Guild Wars 1, so I could see a jump into the future of the franchise working as opposed to fifty non-stop gaming years.

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Ah, yes, here's the thread. I'm still waiting to hear if anyone saw what I did there.
Barely over a year ago! I think that I'm within bounds to make a new thread.

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They would never allow themselves to be "pushed out" of their ancient domain by tent-building cow folk or trolls of any variety. The Night Elves are not push-overs. The Tauren wouldn't dare.
"Ancient domain"? Didn't they just create Feathermoon Stronghold to deal with the Silithid in the most recent war?
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:42 AM
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Question, Cosmic, in your map, where does the 'Dark Iron Empire' that Khaz Modan is at war with come from?

The Twilight's Hammer Dark Irons were killed, there's only the Thorium Brotherhood and the Iron Summit left as independents in the region, neither would seek to build an empire, apart from -maybe- Mountain Lord Rendan, and the Thorium Brotherhood has been on good terms with Ironforge since the start of WoW.

So, where have these Dark Irons that are suddenly independent from Ironforge and, not only that, are waging war against it come from?
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:46 AM
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A series of unfortunate events can't be stopped because the heroes mysteriously vanished and everyone is dead. (jk)


@Thunder: It's the SC anomaly. Nobody dies for good.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:32 AM
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I prefer my Giant Argent Order, but I'm satisfied with Cosmic's map too! (Although, like Thunderbraid said, the Dark Irons woud have probably been conquered by that time)

But Millenia's cynical version is oh-so-true.

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Ah, yes, here's the thread. I'm still waiting to hear if anyone saw what I did there.
You posted the same "We already had a thread like this!" statement there.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:25 AM
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Durotar is industrialising and expanding rapidly. The Orcs control all of Ashenvale and Stonetalon. They are closely allied with the Bligewater Cartel, which after the destruction of Kezan and through the cooperation with Orcs, has become the most powerful Goblin faction. They control Azshara, Tanaris, Un'goro, The Lost Isles and Southern Stranglethorn.

With the loss of Theramore, the Alliance lost interest in Kalimdor. Having lost the interests of the Alliance, and being victim of Orcish expansion, the Night elves have formed the Cenarion Protectorate to protect their territories. They control most of Northern Kalimdor, including the cleansed Azuremyst Isles which were left to the Night Elves after the Exodar was fixed, aswell as half of Feralas and Silithus.

Most Tauren tribes have put an end to their nomadic ways and settled down. This has given rise to the Tauren Confederation, which controls most of Central Kalimdor. While this formally a part of the Horde, the Confederation has become increasingly more autonomous from Orgrimmar. Many tribes are concerned with the relentless expansion of the Orcs and want to strengthen relations with the Cenarion Protectorate.

The Argent Crusade has evovled into the Argent Duchies. It is more of a federation than a feudal monarchy, but still not a republic. The Duchies control the former Eastern and Western Plaguelands and have successfully pushed the Forsaken out of Andorhal. They have good relations with Quel'thalas, where many Argents pilgrimage to Sunwell, but are seen as rivals by Gilneas (which controls Tol Barad) and Stromgarde, whom fear that they could become as powerful as Lordaeron once was. With Stormwind as the leading power (and the kingdom that liberated them), they form the three members of the Alliance.

The Forsaken have been pushed out of the Western Plaguelands, leading them to finally overthrow Sylvanas. Now an industrial theocracy ruled by the Priests of the Forgotten Shadow, the Forsaken still control Hillsbrad aswell as Alterac.

The Anvilmar Empire is ruled by Dagran II, the Emperor of Ironforge and Shadowforge. Dagran's authoratarian empire has alienated the Wildhammers, whose clans reside independently in the Twilight Highlands and Hinterlands. It is not part of the Alliance.

Though the Alliance has crumbled from what it once was, Stormwind remains the most powerful human kingdom. It is industrialising and has expanded heavily into Northern Stranglethorn and the Swamp of Sorrows. They are close friends of Dalaran, though Dalaran isn't a member of the Alliance. Dalaran oversees the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands and Karazhan in the Deadwind Pass.

So tldr: Lots of industry, tauren and night elves might unite against expanding Orcs, Bligewaters are powerful, Forsaken are basically a technologically progressive Iran, human nations in Lordaeron and a lawful evil dwarven empire.


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Old 12-13-2013, 07:25 AM
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The original plan for World of Warcraft was to jump ahead by far more than a measly four years from WC3. Guild Wars 2 jumped ~250 years into the future from Guild Wars 1, so I could see a jump into the future of the franchise working as opposed to fifty non-stop gaming years.

Barely over a year ago! I think that I'm within bounds to make a new thread.

"Ancient domain"? Didn't they just create Feathermoon Stronghold to deal with the Silithid in the most recent war?
Have you not noticed all the ruins? The bases there are recent, however, the Night Elves have an ancient presence in the region. With the reincorporation of the Highborne, this becomes even more so.
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