WoW: Alliance Race Proof? The WORGEN

As quoted from WoW Goons board:

Friend of a friend.

"The people of Gilneas entombed themselves in their isolated peninsula at the outbreak of the Undead Scourge, erecting the Greymane Wall to keep out the demons and walking dead of the cursed army. To this day, refugees from the ravaged villages of Lordaeron gather at it, crying for safe haven from the Forsaken that now claim Silverpine Forest as their own.

Yet it is not much better behind the wall. For agents of the crazed wizard Arugal have infiltrated the once-prosperous land and spread a dark curse among the populace. As the first tainted moon climbed into the sky, screams rendered the countryside as the inhabitants of Gilneas changed forms and became the crazed Worgen. Few retained their minds. Many became wild and bloodthirsty.

Those who remained in control of their thoughts waged a war hidden from the eyes of the rest of the world, slaying former friends and family in an effort to preserve what little life still hoped for survival. Naming themselves the Nightcry after that first terrifying moonrise, they fought until they found themselves drained of resources and the will to continue the bloody battles alone.

Unable to conceal their horrid existence from the world any longer, a new sun rises over Gilneas. The Alliance has opened its gates to the refugees and an effort is now underway to restore humanity to the Nightcry Worgen. As one of their number, you must prove yourself a capable ally to the Alliance’s cause and master the powers granted to you against your will in order to free your land…no matter how much blood you must shed.

alsiug: Their zone is south of Silverpine, and it’s called Gilneas. It’s a level 1-10 zone and the general flow of the quests there focuses on fighting Worgen and agents of Arugal, as well as various enraged species of wildlife. There’s also a threat from a renegade navy that disbanded from Kul Tiras and is ravaging the coasts with cannonfire.

The Greymane Wall is under lock and key and you are not allowed to pass through it until your mid-20s, when quests begin pointing you to Shadowfang Keep.

Their 10-20 zone is on Kul Tiras, an island south of Gilneas and west of Menethil. It serves as a sister city to Menethil. One boat transports you between Gilneas and Kul Tiras, the other between Kul Tiras and Menethil. Kul Tiras is an island with strong navy tones and mood to it, and there’s lots of crab-bashing and pirate-killing on it.

After that, logically, you leave the protected areas and head to the contested zones. The closest, of course, is the Wetlands.

No details about their play mechanics were leaked, so unfortunately there’s no info about their racials.

The expansion pack site had a URL like… www.worldofwarcraft.com/yaddayadda/bloodelves.html. Someone changed the URL around, plugging in various race names and eventually hit worgen.html. It was posted on the general post, but the URL was deleted within two minutes of the post. I myself saw it. All the images were broken, but the text was there.

Take it as you will."

This would confirm my suspicion that blizzard will make the alliance race ‘ugly’ in order to shift population from alliance to horde.

That being said… neat. But unless they have a new class… it would kind of suck. I mean, realistically, a werewolf without some kind of wacky werewolf class? LAME.

The expansion pack site had a URL like… www.worldofwarcraft.com/yaddayadda/bloodelves.html. Someone changed the URL around, plugging in various race names and eventually hit worgen.html. It was posted on the general post, but the URL was deleted within two minutes of the post. I myself saw it. All the images were broken, but the text was there.

I’m going to call bullshit. If someone was smart enough to sleuth around for URLs like that, they would have had the awareness to take a screenshot of the page.

Neat idea, though.

Ehhh… what does a screenshot prove? If you want one, I can make one with the text that’s there.

Making an ugly Alliance race does nothing except discourage people from rolling the race. I don’t think that folks play Horde because they are ugly, but because they are the “bad guys”. Who wants to play an ugly good guy? The gnomes ought to satisfy that craving anyway! :)

Lorini

I dunno, if they are the Worgen, I’m rolling one in my head right now. They have all the qualities of “Kickass!” that i need in a character. Can you imagine that loping run?

wouldn’t the webpage be cached in google???

Only if google knew about it. And since it was supposedly an unlinked page that was taken down soon after ‘discovery’, then I can’t imagine how google would find/cache it.

So basically the answer is no.

Shamelessly lifted from another forum, a discussion of potential racial powers:

Bite Player:

Target Player turns into a Worgen. Forever.

2 min cooldown.

This can’t go wrong.

I will accept Worgen as a suitable replacement for the Pandaren. The text sounds like it was written by Blizzard…

Thats because, despite their polish and charm, Blizzard’s fluff text still sounds awefully like almost every epic fantasy series published in the last twenty years.

Thats because, despite their polish and charm, Blizzard’s fluff text still sounds as aweful as almost every epic fantasy series published in the last twenty years.[/quote]

Fixed it for you

This could also be why it sounds poor:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?fn=wow-general&t=5602558

Sigh. Guess this is YAWEF.

Thats because, despite their polish and charm, Blizzard’s fluff text still sounds as aweful as almost every epic fantasy series published in the last twenty years.[/quote]

Fixed it for you[/quote]

Wait, aweful? Characterized by awe? I think you’re giving Blizzard just a little bit too much credit. Their everything-but-the-kitchen-sink fantasy style isn’t completely generic, but it sure as hell isn’t Myth, either.

Edit: Perhaps you intended this.

Now one last step to make me happy - add the Diablo druid class.

I didn’t sink 1500 hours into WoW for the prose style…