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Q4TQ (or maybe more a PSA?): Saw this on MMOChamp:
"Kil'jaeden and Archimonde are back, but not as bosses."
So that pretty much kills the "all world, all dimensions are open" / only one Burning Legion across multiple planes of reality idea?
Considering we see Grommash kill Mannoroth in the cinematic for Warlords of Draenor which is set 35 years in the past, if there was only one Burning Legion across all planes of reality, that would mean that our Grom couldn't kill Mannorth ten years ago, since he would already be dead.
But no, since it's 35 years ago, both Kil'jaeden and Archimonde could make appearances, since Kil'jaeden isn't dead (he gets banished during his fight at the Sunwell) and Archimonde only died ten years ago. It's the double-death of Mannoroth that proves there's more than one Legion.
Q4tQ: people seem to acknowledge that the Pit Lord that was killed by Grommosh in the WoD Cinematic was Mannoroth. Was there any confirmation by Blizz that it is Mannoroth since wowpedia and wowwiki don't acknowledge it's him?
Wowpedia certainly does acknowledge it's him. And so does WoWWiki. That's him, dude.
QftQ: Best guess when we'll see the updated Male Night Elf model? Aside from the postponed Blood Elves, it's the last one yet to be revealed, if I'm not mistaken.
Yesterday. You saw them yesterday.
Q4tQ: Was there ever any follow-up to Kairoz's vision quests? I enjoyed going through them during SoO progression, expecting a big reveal at the end where the grand master plan is tied together, but...nothing. It was pretty clear by the end that he was up to some evil shit, yet the SoO victory video still just has Garrosh heading off to trial. The dots are never connected, the chain is left hanging. And then WoD was announced with its time travel, and I went "wow, I sure missed all of that from the actual quests and raid!" Has Blizzard just totally outsourced telling complete stories to novels and press releases now, or have I missed something that's actually in the game?
Note: I haven't finished the legendary line yet. If that ties into it, then perhaps you need say no more. But I got the sense the endpoint of that was Ordos, not anything to do with the Disastrous Duo.
You have seen all that there is to see in game. To find out what happened with Kairoz and Garrosh, you will indeed need to read not only War Crimes, but the new Hellscream short story that went live yesterday. You don't really need to do that to play Warlords of Draenor, mind you. It's pretty self explanatory.
With the new short story up, how much of that is revealed in game? Should we go ahead and read it to find out important stuff or should we wait and see how the game plays out? I'm definitely going to read it at some point. Just want to know if I will be spoiling anything that is going to unfold as I play. Thanks.
Go ahead and read it - it's intended for you to read it, as it takes place before the cinematic. It's not going to come up in game much.
And that's the Queue for this week. And yes, I did change my twitter name to Admiral Grumpybeard. Why? Wel, I didn't hunt down all those krakens to be Captain Grumpybeard.
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