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Patch 7.3 voice files reveal story spoilers and more Guys, this is another of those posts where I warn you that if you read — or, in this case, listen — any further, you’re going to get spoiled for patch 7.3. I just want that to be clear up front. There are spoilers here. Don’t read any further if you don’t want spoilers for...

Know Your Lore: Velen and Kil’jaeden The Eredar were a race of highly skilled masters of magic, renowned for their skills throughout the Great Dark Beyond. They built an entire advanced, shining civilization and lived peaceful lives…until the leader of the Burning Legion came.




Patch 7.3 takes us to Mac’Aree Beware: there are spoilers in this post! Argus content is progressing on the PTR and in the latest patch 7.3 build we finally get to visit Mac’Aree. Before now, the city had only been mentioned in WoW by an NPC in the Draenei starting area, who lamented how long it had been since the Draenei left. Wowhead...

Patch 7.3: What we know so far Let me just open this post with one word: Wow. Patch 7.3’s Argus, recently deployed on the PTR, is fragmentary and doesn’t contain most of what will eventually come in the future. But what it has is already (and I don’t use this word lightly) magnificent. The story and lore, the new models, the new...

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Here is your spoiler heavy Kil’jaeden end fight cinematic Spoilers ahoy. We’ve talked about Tomb of Sargeras spoilers before, and this is a big, big spoiler, so only read on if you’re willing to be spoiled. In case you haven’t heard, the Tomb of Sargeras is now open, and the big man himself, Kil’jaeden the Deceiver, has already been defeated. Upon killing him, a...

Know Your Lore: The Flight From Argus There were once a people called the Eredar, a people with unparalleled mastery of the arcane. Gifted, intelligent, physically powerful, they created a near utopia on the planet Argus. Over twenty five thousand years ago, they ceased to exist. In their place were two divided factions. Most of the Eredar became Man’ari, the “Unnatural Ones”...




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...

Know Your Lore: The Fall of Argus, Part 1 The homeworld of the Eredar. The birthplace of Velen and the Draenei. The seat of the Burning Legion. A world on the border between the Twisting Nether and the Great Dark Beyond. Argus is, was, and will be one of the most pivotal worlds in existence. The heart of the Burning Legion’s portal network, the...




The Queue: Velen ain’t playin’

Seriously look at that dude’s face.

He is done. Just absolutely done with everybody. Khadgar, Kil’Jaeden, you name it, Velen ain’t got time for it.


Trauma in World of Warcraft This isn’t a defense of any character’s actions in WoW or the story of the Warcraft setting. Rather, it’s an examination of the haphazard way that traumatic experiences are shown to shape characters — some characters recover from experiences in a very short time while others never seem to, and still others are shown to...

Know Your Lore: The fate of Turalyon and Alleria The last time anyone mentioned Turalyon and Alleria, it was their son Arator back in The Burning Crusade’s Outland. We met him in Honor Hold in Outland. There, he seeks out Danath Trollbane for any news of his father, but Danath has nothing to tell him. But now, at long last, we know where Turalyon...

Breakfast Topic: Who should be the next Support character in Heroes? In the past, we’ve already discussed which characters we’d like to see in Heroes of the Storm. Today, however, I’d like to narrow it down: which characters would you like to see in Heroes of the Storm which could fulfill the Support role? There are fewer Support characters in Heroes than any other role. The...

Know Your Lore: Vindicator Maraad Some of us define ourselves by our successes. Vindicator Maraad defined himself by his failures — his failure to save his sister from Gul’dan and his Shadow Council, his failure to protect his people during the escape from Shattrath. His grief over these failures drove him to dedicate himself to the protection of his people,...

Know Your Lore: The fall of Sargeras The fallen Titan unleashed the Burning Legion and sent them across infinity, devouring worlds like cosmic locusts, rendering them lifeless. A nearly unstoppable army of demons under his banner finds worlds and unmakes them, and so far only one planet has held out against the onslaught of Sargeras and his Burning Legion. But who is Sargeras? What motivates this being? What drives him to seek the unmaking of the entire universe?

Know Your Lore: Draenei They are the last uncorrupted remnant of the eredar people. They are refugees hunted across time and space by the Burning Legion, spearheaded by those who were once their brothers and sisters, the man’ari eredar. Led by Sargeras’s chosen disciples Kil’jaeden and Archimonde, the Legion will not rest until they are destroyed. Not merely dead...