Burning Legion

Know Your Lore: What comes next? One of the questions I hear a lot is: After we deal with the Legion, what threat could possibly be next? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times. There are some obvious answers, of course, but one of the trends I’m seeing in Legion is that we’re being our usual short sighted selves...

Know Your Lore: The Fall of Argus, part two Last week we talked about the distant past, when the former Mage Thal’kiel of Argus attempted to destroy the Duumvirate that ruled his people, the Eredar, and rule as a tyrant. As a Warlock, Thal’kiel became known as the first of the Man’ari, a word that meant ‘unnatural ones’ in the Eredar language. But thanks...




Are the Burning Legion a monochromatic enemy? Is it just us, or is the Broken Shore kind of same-y? I don’t mean the quests or what have you so much as I mean the appearance of the place — kind of a mix of black and green everywhere, with big jagged rocks infested with demons and big green/black towers studding the place....

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Role Play: Plot points in Legion so far Roleplaying over the course of an expansion can take a few different forms. When a new expansion hits, any information surrounding that expansion becomes a focus of roleplay for many players. But what about when we’re in the middle of an expansion and the story is evolving? Sure, some roleplayers prefer to ignore expansion events...

Know Your Lore: The “Gift” of Flesh For an expansion about the rising threat of demonic hordes, Legion has spent a lot of time focusing on other dangers. Dangers like the corruption of the Emerald Dream, and strange whispers from agents of the Old Gods. Between ominous discussions with talking Artifact weapons and the horrors of the Emerald Nightmare, it’s become clear...

Would you accept a complete departure in WoW? Warlords of Draenor had several problems — a lack of endgame content, a truncated storyline and a dearth of development where more than a year passed between the Hellfire raid and the next patch. This all left players feeling bored and unhappy. There was also a severe feeling of U-Turn with the Iron Horde suddenly...




Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: Of Light and Void Legion may propose to be focused on the threat of the Burning Legion, but there are darker portents to be found, if one listens carefully. We’ve already discussed the whispers of Il’gynoth in the Emerald Nightmare raid – but there are others as well. Shadow Priests have one of the most fascinating Artifact weapons this...

Does WoW need to take a breath? Let’s face it, Azeroth has never been a safe place. But since Wrath of the Lich King it’s reeled from one disaster to the next like an out of control bumper car in a classy antique shop. The Scourge and the Lich King were defeated, only for Deathwing to rise and threaten the entire world....



Know Your Lore: What we don’t know yet about Legion We’re well into patch 7.1 and 7.1.5 will be coming soon, along with the Nighthold raid which will reveal the final fate of Illidan Stormrage. As of right now, though, all we have is a cinematic that is chock full of spoilers to go on and no idea what happens after that. I’m not going...

Know Your Lore: Magic in Azeroth The practice of magic is something that’s always been in place in Warcraft. Its origins, on the other hand, have been developed over time. While we always had several different defined schools — even in the original RTS games — those schools weren’t really fleshed out from a lore perspective. In the past year or...

Role Play: Paladin roleplay in Legion Paladins have always been warriors of the Holy Light. They’ve always fought for justice and good in the world. But in recent years, they’ve discovered far, far more about just what being a warrior of the Light entails, and about the Light itself. With the discovery of the Draenei and their naaru allies in Burning...

Know Your Lore: Illidan and the nature of sacrifice I’ve sacrificed everything. What have you given? The abrupt, angry question delivered by pretty much any Demon Hunter NPC you click on in game is admittedly harsh to hear. It’s also really easy to take offense to, particularly since Demon Hunters are the newest allies we have. But it’s a legitimate question when asked to...

Role Play: Warlock roleplay in Legion Power. It’s a tempting thing, to have all the power in the universe. Warlocks walk a fine line with their allies, using powers wielded by the Burning Legion to work against it. Or are they? That’s what the world around you wonders, if you’re playing a Warlock character. Are you really working for good, or...

Know Your Lore: The wrath of Azshara We’ve run into Queen Azshara exactly once since World of Warcraft originally launched. She made a token appearance in Cataclysm, long enough to taunt Malfurion Stormrage in Darkshore. For a figure as important as Azshara, it seemed odd that she made no further appearances in the expansion, especially given everything that was going on in...

Black Dragonflight
Know Your Lore: Remnants of the Black Dragonflight Wrathion has been mysteriously absent. For a dragon so utterly concerned with the Burning Legion’s return in Mists of Pandaria, this is more than a little suspect. At the same time, one has to wonder what the apparent last known survivor of the Black Dragonflight has been up to while we’ve been off on Draenor....

Know Your Lore: The Shal’dorei of Suramar They are the ancient Highborne dream deferred. Powerfully magical — to them the magic of the Nightwell is literally food and drink — the Nightborne are the ancient survivors of the grand city of Suramar, the birthplace of many notable Night Elves alive today. Jarod and Maiev Shadowsong, Malfurion and Illidan Stormrage Tyrande Whisperwind — all...