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Old 12-10-2013, 02:10 PM
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The point of this thread is to provide us some story hooks for the Alliance in game, that could be either in new zones (aka WoD as of now) or older zones (assuming that Blizzard would follow some of the principles from GW2 and rework some older zones for some patches). The point here is to specifically avoid hooks tied to the Horde, but truly Alliance only story hooks allowing this faction to get it's own, independent, story and thus become an interesting part of the game.

I'll add in this post all the hooks that you will provide.

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With the tenuous peace with the Horde underway, Ja´na is gathering supports from other leaders, such as Genn, Tyrande and Moira to force Varian Wrynn to forsake the title of High King; Ja´na's faction is also promoting the creation of an official, and permanent, Council of the Alliance, composed of military and politically important figures from the different nations of the Alliance, while Varian try to defend his title by explaining why it is a necessity for the Alliance.

Night Elf :

Mordent Evershade and the Highborne are willing to prove themselves to the other Night Elves and thus decide to do it by politically opposing the druids, claiming that Malfurion and his followers have become what the Highborne themselves used to be before the War of the Ancients. The druids, to the contrary, stand firm in their belief that they are working for the greater good of not only their people but the whole world.

Pandaren :

With the defection of Aysa, the Tushui are left without a guide in the strange lands of the Alliance. Jojo Ironbrow then decide to gather a party and to move to Pandaria, hoping to convince Pandarens from the mainland to join the Alliance, since he is convinced that this faction his closer to the cultural tenets of the Pandarens as a whole. He will have to deal with the Pandashan and other organizations still scared by the War.

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With the war with the Horde ending with a tenuous cease-fire and without any treaty, the Nobles from Stormwind are becoming increasingly angry at King Varian Wrynn and the Wrynn Family, some of them even talking about puting another family on the throne, who seek to insure the safety and prosperity of the humans. The return of Danath and the Sons of Lothar seems to strengthen Varian, but the leader of the Alliance Expedition help won't come for free, not when Stromgarde lie in ruins...

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About 25(ish) years ago, refugees from the nation of Stormwind landed at Southshore, bearing tales of their suffering at the hands of the orcish horde. In response, the other 6 nations banded together to form the Alliance of Lordaeron with the goal of repelling both the coming orcish invasion and restoring the kingdom of Stormwind. 15 years or so after that, the Scourge devastated Lordaeron and Sacked Dalaran, Stromgarde was crippled by the Syndicate and Ogres, and Kul'tiras vanished from the world scene after losing the bulk of their fleets in a sabotaged invasion of Kalimdor, not to mention the fates of Alterac and Gilneas, who both left the Alliance (albeit under completely different circumstances). And the Kingdom of Stormwind has yet to return the favor to any of these nations that helped it in it's hour of need. The only one the Alliance has done anything for is Gilneas, the nation that quit the Alliance. The Alliance of Varian Wrynn, while still human dominant, is all about Stormwind and it's friends from the other races, and it could be said that Stormwind is unconcerned with the fate of humanity outside its own borders.

What's left of the other nations have banded together to save humanity. While not necessarily antagonistic to Stormwind or the other races of the Alliance, this organization is primarily concerned with restoring the rest of the human nations, and does not consider the rule of Wrynn or any of the other Alliance leaders binding. While not a human supremacist per se, that sentiment is not absent from the group. As far as they are concerned, the other races are not their problem, as they have more than enough of their own. They are primarily concerned with the preservation of humanity. I present to you it's leaders, the Triumvirate (Triad, Triforce, :

Calia Menethil: Following her botched betrothal to Prestor, Calia did the one thing she could to keep that from ever happening again. She joined the church, taking a vow of chastity (not required of clergy, but available as a show of devotion), and studied under Alonsus Foal himself before his death. Her royal upbringing, priestly training, and talent inherited from her father, Calia has become a master at negotiation, diplomacy, intrigue, and manipulation. She is well versed in both light and shadow. For a while she hoped Varian would free her land, but whatever of that hope was left was dashed when he didn't press the advantage at Orgrimmar. Now she's taking matters into her own hands, done waiting for anyone to rescue her. She's gathered the tattered remains of the Scarlet Crusade as her own personal vanguard and has sought out others who could help her.

Danath Trollbane: The eldest member of the group, this grizzled veteran is the commander of armed operations for this group. Calia sought him out at Honor Hold, needing his aid in military strategy to lead forces to retake the continent of Lordaeron. Loyal, honorable, and dutiful, this soldier represents the the resiliency and determination that will drive the Alliance of Arathor.

Isiden Perenolde: After the political disaster that was the Alliance's handling of Alterac, Isiden learned that if he wanted any kind of future, he'd have to take it for himself. Isiden has since taken his place in the ranks of the Syndicate. When Calia and Danath arrived to take Stromgarde keep as their base of operations for their invasion, rather than drive the Syndicate out, Calia negotiated with Isiden, bringing him and what was left of the Syndicate into the fold, much to Trollbane's dismay. He is Calia's dance partner when it comes to intrigue and manipulation, and the two have an interesting back and forth relationship. He also has to contend with Danath's blatant distrust.
Gnome :

Mekkatorque is facing a pacific protest from some gnomes, who believe that his tenure as their leader has been far too long, for far too little results; however, the High Thinker refuse to forsake his position as long as his beloved Gnomeregan has not been reclaimed. He thus much convince his own people that he is still the leader they need, before hoping to try another reclamation of the Technocity.

Worgen :

With the defection of Crowley and the subsequent disappearance of both him and his daughter, Ivar is left alone in the Lordaeron to fight with the Forsakens, as the sole leader of the GLF; he is however approached by emissaries from King Greymane, who, behind his apparent apathy, as build political contacts in both the Night Elves and Humans from Stormwind; however, he needs Ivar to score some victories against the undead to convince his backers to involve themselves in the war. Ivar is happy to oblige.

Dwarf :

The Senate of Ironforge is on the verge of a true rebellion against the Council of Three hammers, since Falstad Wildhammer and Moira Thaurissan politically allied to promote Senators from both the Wildhammer and Dark iron clans in the Senate. Such a bold move would shape the destiny of the dwarves for the years to come, since each Clan has its imperatives : the Bronzebeard want to secure Dun Morogh and Loch Modan, the Wildhammer want to protect Aerie Peaks and the Wildhammer Higlands (known as the Twilight Highlands) and the Dark Irons' stated goal is to get back Shadowforge and the lands surrounding it.

Draene´ :

In the wake of WoD, the survivors of Outland began to flow to the Exodar, hoping to rediscover the sanctuary that they thought lost forever, Draenor. However, learning of the Iron Horde, a strong minority, lead by the Hand of Argus, began a camping for a more militaristic and pragmatic position of the Draene´; confronted by the suspicion of their own, they seek to prove themselves to both the Exiles and the Alliance, by any mean they deem necessary.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:17 PM
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:20 PM
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I'll copy and paste what I put in the Humans-are-boring thread:

I present to you the Alliance of Arathor.

About 25(ish) years ago, refugees from the nation of Stormwind landed at Southshore, bearing tales of their suffering at the hands of the orcish horde. In response, the other 6 nations banded together to form the Alliance of Lordaeron with the goal of repelling both the coming orcish invasion and restoring the kingdom of Stormwind. 15 years or so after that, the Scourge devastated Lordaeron and Sacked Dalaran, Stromgarde was crippled by the Syndicate and Ogres, and Kul'tiras vanished from the world scene after losing the bulk of their fleets in a sabotaged invasion of Kalimdor, not to mention the fates of Alterac and Gilneas, who both left the Alliance (albeit under completely different circumstances). And the Kingdom of Stormwind has yet to return the favor to any of these nations that helped it in it's hour of need. The only one the Alliance has done anything for is Gilneas, the nation that quit the Alliance. The Alliance of Varian Wrynn, while still human dominant, is all about Stormwind and it's friends from the other races, and it could be said that Stormwind is unconcerned with the fate of humanity outside its own borders.

What's left of the other nations have banded together to save humanity. While not necessarily antagonistic to Stormwind or the other races of the Alliance, this organization is primarily concerned with restoring the rest of the human nations, and does not consider the rule of Wrynn or any of the other Alliance leaders binding. While not a human supremacist per se, that sentiment is not absent from the group. As far as they are concerned, the other races are not their problem, as they have more than enough of their own. They are primarily concerned with the preservation of humanity. I present to you it's leaders, the Triumvirate (Triad, Triforce, :

Calia Menethil: Following her botched betrothal to Prestor, Calia did the one thing she could to keep that from ever happening again. She joined the church, taking a vow of chastity (not required of clergy, but available as a show of devotion), and studied under Alonsus Foal himself before his death. Her royal upbringing, priestly training, and talent inherited from her father, Calia has become a master at negotiation, diplomacy, intrigue, and manipulation. She is well versed in both light and shadow. For a while she hoped Varian would free her land, but whatever of that hope was left was dashed when he didn't press the advantage at Orgrimmar. Now she's taking matters into her own hands, done waiting for anyone to rescue her. She's gathered the tattered remains of the Scarlet Crusade as her own personal vanguard and has sought out others who could help her.

Danath Trollbane: The eldest member of the group, this grizzled veteran is the commander of armed operations for this group. Calia sought him out at Honor Hold, needing his aid in military strategy to lead forces to retake the continent of Lordaeron. Loyal, honorable, and dutiful, this soldier represents the the resiliency and determination that will drive the Alliance of Arathor.

Isiden Perenolde: After the political disaster that was the Alliance's handling of Alterac, Isiden learned that if he wanted any kind of future, he'd have to take it for himself. Isiden has since taken his place in the ranks of the Syndicate. When Calia and Danath arrived to take Stromgarde keep as their base of operations for their invasion, rather than drive the Syndicate out, Calia negotiated with Isiden, bringing him and what was left of the Syndicate into the fold, much to Trollbane's dismay. He is Calia's dance partner when it comes to intrigue and manipulation, and the two have an interesting back and forth relationship. He also has to contend with Danath's blatant distrust.

I'll think of hooks for other races later.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:27 PM
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Are these story hooks basing off what we have so far in WoW lore, or are we just ignoring that and making stuff up?

That really affects my ideas either way.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:29 PM
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Are these story hooks basing off what we have so far in WoW lore, or are we just ignoring that and making stuff up?

That really affects my ideas either way.
The first one, with a little change : Blizzard is willing to update one or two zones for a patch.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:50 PM
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The first one, with a little chnage : Blizzard is willing to update one or two zones for a patch.
Cool, then here are my ideas.

But let me bring up one thing that I did have some issues with:

Worgen- Ivar shouldn't be the leader of the GLF. Ivar never cared much for Gilneas nor for anyone else there, according to the Silverpine questing. Ivar only got involved, and relunctantly, because the Forsaken were killing the Bloodfang pack and Crowley was offering help. Once Crowley showed his true colors, Ivar split but carried on the war to protect his pack. Gilneas and the GLF mean nothing to him. Getting revenge on the Forsaken is really the only thing that is driving him in the war, not the reclamaition of Gilneas.

That aside, here we go!

Alliance- I really like your idea there, Korath.

Human- Now that the internal threats have been dealt with, the House of Nobles begin their push to greater power to counterbalance the increased power that Varian finds himself as the "leader" of the Alliance. Soldiers coming home just want their farms/lives back. Meanwhile, deep in Westfall rumors about the demise of the Defias Brotherhood are greatly exaterated as Vanessa Van Cleef faked her death and has begun to worm her way into the House of Nobles to use them to take down Varian from within.

The survivors of Theremore begin to agitate for a the Alliance to take back Lordaeron/Hillsbrad and wherever their homes are under occupation and the HoN use this as well.

Stromgarde has begun to move and agitating for their return of Danath Trollbane and speaking out against Varian for keeping their king trapped in Outland while their country slowly dies.

Worgen- Gilneas has been retaken, but Genn is now facing a nation that has become divided between the worgen who prefer to stay in Kalimdor with the night elves and the humans and few worgen who want their homes back in Gilneas. Mia and Tess come out of hiding as Genn prepares his daughter for the role of Queen of Gilneas, but faces questions whether his worgen subjects would accept a non-worgen as their pack leader.

Gnomes- The finally retake Gnomer and Mekkatorque's reign is over as he steps down to allow the election of a new High Tinker. The other gnomes begin to work on their own inventions to prove that they are the best leader for the new era that they are entering and with all of that new goblin tech, things get explosive.

Dwarves- With the Council of Three Hammers finally working together, Moira begins to make moves towards reclaiming Shadowforge City and thus bring all three nations completely together as one. The Wildhammers agree, provided that they will be given assistance to retaking the Twilight Highlands and restoring the Wildhammer holdings there against the remnents of the Dragonmaw Clan.

I'll have more later.
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With the tenuous peace with the Horde underway, Ja´na is gathering supports from other leaders, such as Genn, Tyrande and Moira to force Varian Wrynn to forsake the title of High King; Ja´na's faction is also promoting the creation of an official, and permanent, Council of the Alliance, composed of military and politically important figures from the different nations of the Alliance, while Varian try to defend is title by explaining while it is a necessity for the Alliance.
I love this so much I want to have sex with it.

Edit: I'll contribute some proper thoughts/feedback tomorrow, gotta dash! \o
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With the tenuous peace with the Horde underway, Ja´na is gathering supports from other leaders, such as Genn, Tyrande and Moira to force Varian Wrynn to forsake the title of High King; Ja´na's faction is also promoting the creation of an official, and permanent, Council of the Alliance, composed of military and politically important figures from the different nations of the Alliance, while Varian try to defend is title by explaining while it is a necessity for the Alliance.
Is it weird that, if this line existed and there was a quest requiring the player to write a policy plan in support of one side or another, I'd be really interested?
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Is it weird that, if this line existed and there was a quest requiring the player to write a policy plan in support of one side or another, I'd be really interested?
No it's not. Make it happen by spam... I mean, informing the devs thanks to twitter.

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Alliance- I really like your idea there, Korath.

Human- Now that the internal threats have been dealt with, the House of Nobles begin their push to greater power to counterbalance the increased power that Varian finds himself as the "leader" of the Alliance. Soldiers coming home just want their farms/lives back. Meanwhile, deep in Westfall rumors about the demise of the Defias Brotherhood are greatly exaterated as Vanessa Van Cleef faked her death and has begun to worm her way into the House of Nobles to use them to take down Varian from within.

The survivors of Theremore begin to agitate for a the Alliance to take back Lordaeron/Hillsbrad and wherever their homes are under occupation and the HoN use this as well.

Stromgarde has begun to move and agitating for their return of Danath Trollbane and speaking out against Varian for keeping their king trapped in Outland while their country slowly dies.

Worgen- Gilneas has been retaken, but Genn is now facing a nation that has become divided between the worgen who prefer to stay in Kalimdor with the night elves and the humans and few worgen who want their homes back in Gilneas. Mia and Tess come out of hiding as Genn prepares his daughter for the role of Queen of Gilneas, but faces questions whether his worgen subjects would accept a non-worgen as their pack leader.

Gnomes- The finally retake Gnomer and Mekkatorque's reign is over as he steps down to allow the election of a new High Tinker. The other gnomes begin to work on their own inventions to prove that they are the best leader for the new era that they are entering and with all of that new goblin tech, things get explosive.

Dwarves- With the Council of Three Hammers finally working together, Moira begins to make moves towards reclaiming Shadowforge City and thus bring all three nations completely together as one. The Wildhammers agree, provided that they will be given assistance to retaking the Twilight Highlands and restoring the Wildhammer holdings there against the remnents of the Dragonmaw Clan.

I'll have more later.
Some very good stuff here.

I personally love the idea of Stromgarde getting ANY kind of Development at this stage. Blizzard have all but written off redoing any Vanilla zones again after Cata but I seriously wish they'd consider it in the case of Stromgarde and Gilneas especially. Use Phasing if needs be so the questing/leveling isn't an issue, simply give an NPC in the manner of the Bronze Dragon near Theramore to let players go back to questing time/phase if needed. Blizz pls.
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Worgen- Gilneas has been retaken, but Genn is now facing a nation that has become divided between the worgen who prefer to stay in Kalimdor with the night elves and the humans and few worgen who want their homes back in Gilneas. Mia and Tess come out of hiding as Genn prepares his daughter for the role of Queen of Gilneas, but faces questions whether his worgen subjects would accept a non-worgen as their pack leader.
I'm definitely not keen on your idea of having most worgen be pro-Kalimdor settlement.
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I'm definitely not keen on your idea of having most worgen be pro-Kalimdor settlement.
And yet, atleast in-game (and in Wolfheart), that's certainly how it seems. :X

Outside of the GLF I don't see any general support/talk for retaking Gilneas, or even trying to.

Now that could just be because, well, it's Blizzard, and we know how poorly they've handled the Worgen. Or maybe the Worgen/Gilnean Humans just don't much care now they're settled in Darnassus.
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And yet, atleast in-game (and in Wolfheart), that's certainly how it seems. :X

Outside of the GLF I don't see any general support/talk for retaking Gilneas, or even trying to.

Now that could just be because, well, it's Blizzard, and we know how poorly they've handled the Worgen. Or maybe the Worgen/Gilnean Humans just don't much care now they're settled in Darnassus.
I think one of my biggest fears is that as soon as Blizzard decide to give the Worgen attention they'd muck it up. Then again I don't see how Worgen can really get any worse at this point. I know it's cynical ranting, but given Blizzard's recent habit of taking Alliance complaints and completely misinterpreting them I can see them being driven even further towards becoming furry night elves. After all the one worgen NPC we see all of Pandaria was too busy "MUH TREES!!11!" than anything else.

We all saw Kosak's tantrum when somebody asked for Gnome lore after all. Good luck Worgen getting anything.

They already have a whopping great hook in the form of retaking/cleansing Gilneas. I mean heck even Varian paid lip service to that. All Blizzard need to do is make the intern spend fifteen minutes spawning some NPCs in Ruins of Gilneas (City) and chances are it's going to appease most people for a few years. At the least they can rebuild the park into the Worgen District though I don't see that happening over an expanded Howling Oak really... though, I wouldn't really complain about that either.

The problem I feel is the Worgen just feel so out of place. True, they're exiled and the "lack of home" is perhaps fitting, but the gnomes still have New/Ironforge Tinkertown, the Darkspear had Echo Isles, a new troll district of Orgrimmar (and a Warchief), the Bilgewater Goblins have the slums and Bilgewater Harbour. The Worgen have... a copy/pasted tree with bare bones anything. Even expanding that further would go a long way. The Gilneans/Worgen feel like even less a part of the Alliance than the Draenei did, because at least they had much of Outland to themselves whilst the Worgen had one NPC in Vash'jr and a boss NPC in the Twilight Highlands.

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I'm definitely not keen on your idea of having most worgen be pro-Kalimdor settlement.
Neither do I, but, the rule was to use what we currently have in game and currently in game, and most of the worgen have embraced Kalimdor as their new home because it's sacred to them.

So if you got the worgen that have accepted that Kalimdor is their new home versus the worgen who stayed behind to fight for Gilneas, then you have to wonder how their society will do with it being divided like that. The night elves, after all, declared that the worgen are members of the night elf nation and so you have that wrinkle.

And you haven't seen a single Alliance worgen NPC say anything about retaking Gilneas, just that Kalimdor is their new home or it's sad that Gilneas is gone and it's time to move on.

Now if Korath changes the rule, it will be completely different.

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I think one of my biggest fears is that as soon as Blizzard decide to give the Worgen attention they'd muck it up. Then again I don't see how Worgen can really get any worse at this point. I know it's cynical ranting, but given Blizzard's recent habit of taking Alliance complaints and completely misinterpreting them I can see them being driven even further towards becoming furry night elves. After all the one worgen NPC we see all of Pandaria was too busy "MUH TREES!!11!" than anything else.
All they need to do is re-read CotW and bring those Gilnean worgen into the game. They are very good with the worgen outside of the game, it's once they get into the game that they decide to completely flip them into furry night elves. But like I said, got to work with what Blizzard gives us and what the rules for this thread are.

Draenei- Korath pretty much wrote what I was going to write, but it's really hard to write more since we will have the whole dual draenei thing, and just how is it going to affect the lore when you are going to have copies of pretty much every single draenei along with the naaru, do they change their names? Refer to themselves as AU-Maraad and MU-Maraad? And just how much different is their society from the MU? If it's more different, then my plotlines will be all about having two different societies aqnd trying to integrate the #savage AU-draenei and the peacenik MU-draenei.
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I think one of my biggest fears is that as soon as Blizzard decide to give the Worgen attention they'd muck it up. Then again I don't see how Worgen can really get any worse at this point. I know it's cynical ranting, but given Blizzard's recent habit of taking Alliance complaints and completely misinterpreting them I can see them being driven even further towards becoming furry night elves. After all the one worgen NPC we see all of Pandaria was too busy "MUH TREES!!11!" than anything else.

We all saw Kosak's tantrum when somebody asked for Gnome lore after all. Good luck Worgen getting anything.

They already have a whopping great hook in the form of retaking/cleansing Gilneas. I mean heck even Varian paid lip service to that. All Blizzard need to do is make the intern spend fifteen minutes spawning some NPCs in Ruins of Gilneas (City) and chances are it's going to appease most people for a few years. At the least they can rebuild the park into the Worgen District though I don't see that happening over an expanded Howling Oak really... though, I wouldn't really complain about that either.

The problem I feel is the Worgen just feel so out of place. True, they're exiled and the "lack of home" is perhaps fitting, but the gnomes still have New/Ironforge Tinkertown, the Darkspear had Echo Isles, a new troll district of Orgrimmar (and a Warchief), the Bilgewater Goblins have the slums and Bilgewater Harbour. The Worgen have... a copy/pasted tree with bare bones anything. Even expanding that further would go a long way. The Gilneans/Worgen feel like even less a part of the Alliance than the Draenei did, because at least they had much of Outland to themselves whilst the Worgen had one NPC in Vash'jr and a boss NPC in the Twilight Highlands.
Very good post, and yes I'm sadly in total agreement about your fears there.

Worgen were always a bad choice for the new Alliance race in Cata IMO, they just felt forced in to shut up the whiny little fuckers who were always asking "PLAYABLE WORGEN, YES?" - but making them Gilneans whom got Wolf Aids was......well, a level of full-retard I can't even comprehend.

But that's what they are, and we got them, and I've come to just accept it because let's face it, it's not the first time Blizzard have shit the bed and it damn sure isn't the last (See WoD's timetravel clusterfuck thread). I just want them to give the Worgen/Gilneans some real direction now, because as it stands, as you say, they are horribly out of place in just about every way.
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Gnome: Gnomeregan has been reclaimed while the Alliance's was busy fighting Deathwing and Garrosh's Horde. Die to disrepair of it's facilities and the amount of time it would take to repair the effects of Sicco's neglect, the gnomes have decided to build more settlements and factories so they can finally contribute as much as they'd always wanted to, to the Alliance. These new settlements will need governors, so gnomes young and old are trying to outdo each other's inventions to show that they have what it takes to be a leader. Gnome players get to participate, and this heralds the introduction of gnomish bastions (the settlement the PC was elected to lead).

There you have it. More gnome settlements, more gnomish characters and the gnomes are no longer held back by Gnomeregan. Of course, it would be even cooler if the players could vote.

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Old 12-11-2013, 12:22 PM
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There you have it. More gnome settlements, more gnomish characters and the gnomes are no longer held back by Gnomeregan. Of course, it would be even cooler if the players could vote.
GW2 did it, and I find it excellent. It should be used more in mmo.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:42 PM
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Gnome: Gnomeregan has been reclaimed while the Alliance's was busy fighting Deathwing and Garrosh's Horde. Die to disrepair of it's facilities and the amount of time it would take to repair the effects of Sicco's neglect, the gnomes have decided to build more settlements and factories so they can finally contribute as much as they'd always wanted to, to the Alliance. These new settlements will need governors, so gnomes young and old are trying to outdo each other's inventions to show that they have what it takes to be a leader. Gnome players get to participate, and this heralds the introduction of gnomish bastions (the settlement the PC was elected to lead).

There you have it. More gnome settlements, more gnomish characters and the gnomes are no longer held back by Gnomeregan. Of course, it would be even cooler if the players could vote.
That would be nice. I've got a soft spot for Gnomes. I think atm their biggest problem concerning any Gnomeregan development is that we still don't know if Thermaplugg is alive or not and knowing Blizz he is alive. Heck I wouldn't be surprised if they revamp Gnomeregan into one of these revamped heroics they keep doing. It makes any effort to progress the Gnomeregan pointless if it turns out for the billionth time that he's still alive.
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I think the area above Gnomeregan should be converted into a proper racial capital as the gnomes discover they prefer to live above ground.
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There have been mentions of a race called 'worgen' in Lordaeron for some time. Follow a group of 3 humans as they go north to see what this mysterious worgen race is. In the end they have no idea what a worgen is and never find one.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:48 PM
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Adding the rest:

Pandas- I'm sorry. I really tried to work with what we have in lore, but there isn't really anything for them except just become nameless soldiers in both factions. They joined up as mercs and there isn't really anything that is keeping them in either faction. So they just go explore and make beer for the Alliance.

Night Elves- Since they took away Maiev... DAMN YOU BLIZZARD! I had to go a different route and that involves the CC and SoE as people look over what happened during the A/H war and are beginning to wonder just what the role of the CC is in the gov't and why Malfurion is both the leader of the CC as well as the SoE. They begin to push for Malfurion to choose or make the CC officially not part of the gov't. Meanwhile, in the CC, the worgen and trolls begin to chaff and agitate under all of the rules and non-freedom of them being able to explore their old ways.
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Some that I could remember
  • What's up with the spirit of King Magni under the mountains?
  • What precisely is the current status of Gilneas and who is still there fighting?
  • What happened to Kul Tiras?
  • Tirion has the Argent Crusade are watching the Forsaken. Genn Graymane has vowed to avenge his son. How's that going?
  • When will the gnomes have fully reclaimed their home city?
  • Do the night elves still have their druids in the Firelands and who has risen up to replace Ragnaros there?
  • Varian said they will station a garrison at Theramore and contain Sylvanas. How will the Alliance do this?
    Have some of the dragons reintegrated themselves into the Alliance after the Hour of Twilight?
  • Maiev Shadowsong has plans against the night elves. What's she going to do?
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