Visions of N’Zoth Hidden Cinematics Speculation

*spoiler alert: the speculaton is based on the revealed cutscenes from Visions of N'Zoth, so beware before proceeding!   As we know, a couple of hidden cinematics were datamined last year for Visions of N'Zoth. They are of insane length too: 3+ and 6+ minutes. Now that we've got all the cutscenes, the number of … Continue reading Visions of N’Zoth Hidden Cinematics Speculation

Battle for Azeroth: Two Lore Expansions at the Price of One?

All the current expansion events eventually led me to understanding: Battle for Azeroth offered us two expansions in its lore course, whether us and Blizzard liked it or not. Expansion Villains and Our Final Goal Vanilla did not offer any final goal. It was a number of stories and no-name characters without any decent links … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Two Lore Expansions at the Price of One?

Battle for Azeroth Expansion Lore Review: Where Blizzard Failed

Now that we know the outcome of the whole expansion (kinda), it's time to review the whole story of Battle for Azeroth. I will need to follow the lore steps since expansion launch, and pin down the problem with storytelling which did not allow it to shine. Launch The expansion launch has put forward two … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth Expansion Lore Review: Where Blizzard Failed

WoW Shadowlands: Let’s Go to Hell!

So, as the Blizzcon dust settles, it's time to take a good look at the expansion features and lore. Starting with lore of course :) LORE My major concern and hostility towards the new expansion is of course the cinematic. My major "no" is villain introduction. It required an extra machinima to show him, and … Continue reading WoW Shadowlands: Let’s Go to Hell!

So… What of the Blade?

As we already know, our final showdown in Battle for Azeroth will culminate in defeating N'Zoth itself, probably putting an end to the Old Gods' corruption attempts once and for all. All the power we've accumulated, azerite and dragon perks, would be put to use in this final act. Yet defeating an Old God and … Continue reading So… What of the Blade?

Battle for Azeroth: Story Development and Next Expansion

I've commented about this in several blogs already, and I think my speculation deserves a special post. Remember how Genn said to Anduin in the latest Saurfang cinematic that these were the last troops? They would be recruiting farmers - farmers, and the war has barely started. They would waste their fleets - and even … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Story Development and Next Expansion

Roleplay: Older Content Lore and Leveling Your Character

I hope you're ready to have your mind blown, cause it's the craziest idea I've had recently, and it explains everything. While leveling my new toons, I can't help but asking myself: how does it really work with the lore? See for yourself: for example, a Nightborne character could have entered Azeroth only after Elisande's … Continue reading Roleplay: Older Content Lore and Leveling Your Character