Since watching Blizzcon, I have been mulling over a post about what I think about Warlords of Draenor. There is a lot I could comment on, but I’m not sure that my insight is different enough from what others have said to make it super relevant. So for now, I’m going to answer WoW Insider’s latest community blog topic which asks, “What was your favorite Warlords of Draenor announcement?”
My favorite announcement was that we are getting more Draenei lore! I’ve mentioned before how much I love the Draenei.
I can’t wait to see how they lived before their society was destroyed. I want to see their cities unbroken. I want to see them with more than crashed ships as a refuge.
My Draenei paladin was the first character I really connected with in WoW. I learned to love her people on Azuremyst Isle.
When I got to Outland, several things shocked and saddened me. Seeing all the Draenei ruins made me imagine what those cities must have once been.
The road of bones in Hellfire Penninsula made a big impression on me. All the ghosts who didn’t realize they were dead made another. At the same time I was impressed by the Draenei as a people. They had suffered genocide and still had compassion within them.
I am really excited to see Draenor as it was before the demon taint and the destruction. Outland as it is now is a beautiful place. I can’t wait to see it as a living world. I want to see all those broken ruins as living cities.
I am very interested in Yrel and her storyline. That is why she made the header image of this post. I am always glad to see strong women characters in WoW…I just hope she doesn’t get burned at the stake or killed in some other terrible way like Joan of Arc.
Joan of Arc had visions and that makes me wonder if Yrel will too. If she does have visions, will they echo Velen’s or contradict them? Will she be a paladin? Lastly if she is getting visions from some source that is different from whatever mystical thing Velen is plugged into…where are they coming from?
I also wonder how the Draenei of this different Draenor will react to us. What will they make of my Draenei characters who are death knights? I don’t see that whole undead but still walking around thing going over well with them. What will they think of all these other Draenei who claim to be from the future? That would have to be a hard story to believe even without adding in all the other Alliance races.
Mostly, I want the Draenei to accept our help and kick the crap out of the Iron Horde and the Legion too if they come creeping around. I want them to win this time! I want their world to remain unbroken.
My bonus close second answer is new character models. They are going to be amazing.
Look at that fabulous Gnome! Holy crap Y’all, she is beautiful. I can’t wait for my Gnomes to look like that. I can’t wait for my Draenei to maybe get Yrel’s hair or horns. All the new character models they previewed were this good.