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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Newsom » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:16 am

/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Creature\\Nazjar\\VO_TT_Nazjar_Event08.wav")

"Dark Beyond"... almost? :P
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby halabar » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:20 am

With Blizzcon coming, assuming they are going to announce, they need to start preparing materials, so the name needs to be registered before any of that work starts.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Ruldar » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:03 am

KysenMurrin wrote:
Ruldar wrote:My gut feeling on this says D3 expansion.

Seems a tiny bit early to me since we have at least one patch left before the current expansion is played out. Have we ever had a WoW expansion trademark come out in the late-middle of the previous expansion before?

The MoP trademark was taken out at the start of August 2011, with MoP announcement in October 2011, beta launched in March 2012, game release in September 2012. Little over a year between the trademark and the launch. When MoP was trademarked, we were only a couple of months into Firelands.


Huh, well alright then, sounds like the timing works for a WoW expansion.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Orthien » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:55 pm

I have a feeling its a WoW expansion since I can't see how the title relates to the coming events of Diablo that we have heard about.

My thoughts is that there was something trapped within Azeroth, maybe old god related, maybe Burning Legion. Its prison was broken during the Cataclysm since when it has been building strength within the earth.
Definitely will have some BL tie ins for that expansion when we finally get it.
Maybe some more Goblin stuff.
My speculation is we will also see Magni return to the game. Having spent his time one with the earth, he found out about this darkness thats been brewing and stayed so long learning about it so that he could return now to warn and prepare us.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Sagara » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:46 pm

Seems the D3 xpack will be "The Reaper of Souls", so "Dark Below" seems a good bet for WoW...

See the page for reaper of souls and MMO-C's page on that
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Newsom » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:52 am

I knew it. Can't wait for Blizzcon now. :D
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Worldie » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:08 am

My money on a Naga/Old God oriented expansion.

...or something about the Burning Legion? Wrathion has been talking about that for the whole expansion.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Teranoid » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:42 am

D3 Reaper of Souls coming to PC/Xbox Seven and PS14 in 2047!
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Treck » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:05 am

If im not mistaken, I believe "the Dark below" is another name for N'zoth or whatever his name is.
The old god that possessed Deathwing.
The seacreature (and only reason people assume its an underwater expansion) from throne of tides is called "<Fiend of the Dark Below>" and he was created by N'zoth if i remember correctly.
While the Dark Below can mean dark below the surface, down in water where the sun doesnt reach, its also a way to describe caves in the same way.
Theres also some correlation with N'zoth beeing hidden below the maelstrom (i guess even below deepholm now?).
And since MoP was a bit of a distraction from normal Azeroth business, I would be more than stoked if the next expansion went back to azeroth (smth they have confirmed) and dealt with an old god or two.
If the Dark Below in fact is the name for the expansion referensing N'zoth, then the expansion is pretty much like the N'zoth expansion like Wrath was about lich king.
Leading up to the old god somehow beeing the endboss.
Im pumped about it atleast.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:39 am

Not disagreeing with you really, but technically MoP is set in Azeroth and was all about an old god. ;)
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Taeron » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:40 am

Very exciting news. Either way you swing this The Dark Below theory, it feels we're definitely moving away from oversized angry turnips and giant manic rabbits back to a more Diabloesque world of demons and monsters.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby bldavis » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:51 am

the more i think and read about it, the more and more i am getting excited for it!
i love MoP and its story lines, and all the stuff it brought with it (ok maybe not ALL of it but..) but it would be great to get back to that darker feel of Wrath :D
(i would say BC possibly, but i only played for the last 2 months of BC)
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Newsom » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:59 am

I really hope it's an Old God expansion, being a huge Lovecraft fan and all.

N'zoth could very much be a possibility. He is said to be sleeping in the sunken city of Ny'alotha (obviously R'lyeh) which also has connection to the Emerald Dream/Nightmare. Possible location?

There's also the theory that Azeroth itself is named after/encased by an old god (see Azathoth) which is why Azeroth is so important to the titans. (Edit: found the article! It's a good read.)
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby Pfife » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:08 am

I think I'm going to take a stab at the initial plot/story.

As the warriors of Azaroth brought turmoil to Pandaria and freed the Horde from another cycle of dark influence, something boiled underneath the surface of the Maelstrom. Under the command of N'zoth, Queen Azshara has used Deathwing's corpse with remnants of the Well of Eternity to bring her city back to the world. And with it, turmoil begins anew as her naga ravage the coasts of both Kalamdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. Horde and Alliance have agreed to put aside recent grudges in order to force the serpent queen to fight on two fronts, but she holds more beneath her power than they realize. Wrathion, in an attempt to prevent the old kingdom from rising, has been captured and sent to the Emerald Dream. He is slowly being twisted as his father once was. The time has come to enter The Dream and end the corruption that has been plaguing it for years. There is no rest for Azaroth's mightiest as they must fight through the ruins, the water, The Dream and The Dark Below.

Edit: included the Well of Eternity.
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Re: WoW or D3 expansion? The Dark Below

Postby benebarba » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:10 am

Now if we can just go for an expansion without a troll patch. ;)
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