Worgen Theory

Picture by Seraies

Picture by Seraies

So the other day I was reading this post about Worgen speculation by Tharion over at Lorecrafted. In the post, he discusses the possible links between Druids and the Worgen, and the various places they could have come from – another world, the past, or, most intriguingly, the future. After reading, I felt I could take the idea further, and so I’ve put my own little hypothesis together.

The current theory as endorsed by Blizzard is that the Worgen originally came about due to a Druidic order who specifically focused on wolves. Just as we have Druids of the Talon who shift into birds and Druids of the Claw who shift into bears, there was once (we presume they no longer really exist) a sect of Druids who shifted into wolves or worgs.

Now, suppose this Order was somehow different to the others, or was changed in some way to give them a heightened awareness of the arcane. Maybe they were closer to the Elven Mages of that time, or were affected by the Legion’s magic somehow when they were testing the waters before the Sundering, so to speak. Whatever the cause, they then could have had a vision of the very distant future.

In this future, the Burning Legion has invaded Azeroth. The mortal races are either being wiped out or already extinct, and the world is generally on the edge of destruction. Perhaps the defeat of the Titan watcher inside Ulduar, Algalon, has meant that the Titans haven’t been alerted to this.

The Druids realise this can’t be allowed to happen, and set about finding a way to stop the invasion. They make some sort of pact with the Bronze Dragonflight, perhaps with the aid of Ysera, the Green Dragonflight Aspect who is close to the Druids, and get transported into the future.

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Thoughts about Cataclysm

In light of the newest Cataclysm speculation / news that WoW.com has reported on (see their posts here and here for the original sources), and because I didn’t have a particular post planned for today, I’m going to dissect the recent ‘findings’ by going through the notes they’ve made, and get more and more excitable as we go on.

At this time I would like to note that these ‘patch notes’ have NOT been confirmed and are based upon the original post at MMO-Champion, but for the purposes of this post I’m going to take them as granted. Also, when this was written I had only read the summary at WoW.com, and not the original post, which goes into more detail. The following is a summation of my thoughts based upon WoW.com’s summary.

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My Blog Subscriptions

As promised, today we shall delve into the depths of my RSS and take a quick peek at the WoW blogs / websites I follow each and every day. They’re in no particular order except that which I check them in, and they’ll all worth reading. Now, onwards!

1. The first thing I check is my guild website – a quick browse over the forums and any new news articles each day keeps me up to date, and occasionally I’ll post to either of the aforementioned places. Nothing particularly interesting here anyway!

2. Next, I read WoW.com, aka WoW Insider. I think I must read almost every post on there to be honest, except for a couple of class columns about classes I don’t play. Regardless, it’s a great website for guides, news and the latest updates, and often you can get a good laugh from the articles too, which is important unless you’re some kind of Elitist Jerk

3. Third on the list is the official EU website for WoW, not that there’s much to read there! Still, it’s worth a customary glance incase something is mentioned that I haven’t heard about.

4. After this I visit Project Lore, where the team there produces some great, casual videos about the game. Especially enjoyable, in my mind, was their series of videos where they rerolled Horde and went to do Deadmines, and indeed this series is being featured again currently on their main page since they’re taking a slight break from movie making right now.

5. WoW Alone is a great blog from Darth Solo, which I really enjoy reading, although I don’t comment as much as I ought to. It gives me a very different perspective of the game, as Darth is all about playing the game solo, and additionally he (I do assume it’s a he) plays a hunter, a class I’ve never leveled very high, so it’s interesting to hear about how they do things, too.

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