New WoW Expansion Ideas are everywhere with BlizzCon 2019 around the corner. When I imagine the next expansion, I’m seeing a game with vast improvements from Battle for Azeroth (BFA). Blizzard has made comments recently
New WoW Expansion Ideas are everywhere with BlizzCon 2019 around the corner.
When I imagine the next expansion, I’m seeing a game with vast improvements from Battle for Azeroth (BFA). Blizzard has made comments recently that they are listening to their fanbase. I’m excited to leave Kul Tiras and Zandalar behind and embark on a new adventure.
Fans have speculated about the Old God whispers. One possibly refers to King Anduin Wrynn of Stormwind. There are many more whispers to discuss and I’ll touch on more in another article.
Let me know in the comments what you think about my ideas. What do you want to see in the new WoW expansion?
So, let’s get into the topic.
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New WoW Expansion: The Old Gods
The Old Gods in WoW lore are creepy looking creatures. Old Gods are literally the stuff of nightmares. They were created by the void lords to corrupt the Titans (world souls).
C’Thun, N’Zoth, Y’shaarj, and Yogg-Saron were the four Old Gods who ruled Azeroth during the planet’s early years. These powerful demonic beings created the Black Empire. Years later, the Titans accidentally created the Old God, G’huun, while experimenting with the other Old Gods.
The Pantheon (Titans) sent their titan-forged army to Azeroth to end the Black Empire. But, the Old Gods proved to be too powerful, as they were heavily integrated into Azeroth. So, the Titans created prisons to hold the Old Gods instead.
Old Gods have a habit of whispering half-truths. They are able to view all possible futures and they believe all of them are valid. It’s a challenge to know who or what the Old Gods are referring too at times. They play mind games with the listener. By the time you figure out what they’re talking about, the horror may have reached you already.
In patch 8.2, we fought Queen Azshara in her eternal palace. She was working with the Old God N’Zoth to free him from his prison. When we defeated Azshara, we broke the chains holding N’Zoth in place.
Now there is an Old God on the loose. Let’s just hope our champions are ready to defend Azeroth.
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Analysis of Old God Whispers
As new WoW expansion ideas, we’re going to first examine the Old Gods. In Legion, we fought Il’gynoth in the Emerald Nightmare. He’s a part of the Old God N’Zoth. He says these random whispers during the raid. Old Gods speak in riddles and half-truths to confuse the heroes. Let me know in the comments, what you believe these may mean or refer to.
Old God Whispers
- The King of Diamonds has been made a pawn.
- It’s surface blazes bright, masking shadows below.
- Flesh is his gift. He is your true creator.
- The boy-king serves at the master’s table. Three lies will he offer you.
- To find him, drown yourself in the circle of stars.
- The lord of ravens will turn the key.
- Five keys to open our way. Five torches to light our path.
- From the earth, he draws strength. Our earth. Our strength.
- Her heart is a crater, and we have filled it.
- At the hour of her third death, she will usher in our coming.
The Boy-King and his Master
The whisper I’m going to examine is possibly about King Anduin Wrynn. He’s been referred to as ‘the boy king’ since Legion. The whisper references ‘the boy king’ serving a master, and three lies being offered. Here’s the Old God whisper:
“The boy-king serves at the Master’s Table. Three lies he will offer you.”
Now, this is intriguing because Anduin is the last person who would lie. He’s a priest (although he’s having an identity crisis when he fights like a Paladin) and his devotion to the light is strong.
There is a possibility that the whisper is misleading, and the boy-king being referred to is someone else. Popular options are Wrathion (the Black Prince), Moira Tharussian’s son, Thrall’s son, and Arthas. I’ve also considered Baine as he claimed the Horde had defeated the Burning Legion, but as a Tauren, he’s not considered a boy. But, I wanted to throw it out there just in case.
I’m going to assume the whisper is talking about Anduin for now. From what we know, the first lie has already been told. And, it’s possible because of the wording of the whisper, that Anduin isn’t the one lying, but the master is.
What do you believe the first lie was?
So, who is the master?
Could the Lich King be whispering in Anduin’s ear? He was being suspicious in Legion.
There’s also a possibility that Anduin doesn’t know he’s lying. What if Master Mathias Shaw is giving Anduin bad intel? We did have a quest before where Master Shaw was replaced.
I honestly don’t believe it’s any of the previous choices. In Legion, X’era, a powerful naaru and being of light, tried to force Illidan to accept the fate she had foreseen.
Anduin is a priest and he serves the light. I believe the master who’s manipulating him is someone who resides in the light or maybe pretending to. It does seem that WoW is hinting at a future expansion that may explore light, darkness, and void. The game is also hinting at another expansion focused on death.
Wrath of the Lich King focused on the undead scourge, but we’ve never faced ‘death’ itself. There is a quest line in patch 8.1, where we help Vol’jin seek out the Lich King, Bwonsamdi, and Eyir to ask if they told him to make Sylvannas warchief. All of them are connected to the realm of death but denied knowing anything about it. I’m not saying they can’t lie, but I’m suspicious it’s a higher power related to death which has nothing to do with them.
Ogmot’s Dream Journal
In patch 7.3, many players stumbled upon Ogmots Dream Journal. The ramblings within the journal appear to connect to Il’gynoth’s whispers. This can help us come up with new WoW expansion ideas.
One of these whispers is related to the boy-king and master, and the three lies which will be offered.
On page 5 Ogmot’s journal states:
Dat blade has shiny eye. Always watchin us. Why you no see it?
Three lies. Da first one been told.
Bound by dat throne? No. Free. Free!
Da next gonna come soon. Maybe dey see dis one.
The blade could possibly be talking about Sargeras’s sword. Sargeras isn’t dead but chained to his seat. This whole section could be referencing Anduin’s speech at his father’s funeral. Anduin said we defeated the Burning Legion, but it’s not entirely true.
Have you found Ogmot’s Dream Journal? What do you think his predictions mean?
New WoW Expansion Ideas: Death
As I mentioned briefly in a previous section, the concept of death has been in the WoW spotlight. Light, void, and darkness have also been mentioned a lot lately.
When I think of death in WoW, I think of the Shadowlands. We’ve never officially visited the Shadowlands for an expansion. Every time our characters die, we take a quick trek through there, but we always rez right after.
The Shadowlands is an example of how shadow and void are different. A void is the absence of all things, but a shadow is like darkness. Wherever you find light, you’ll always find darkness, as they must co-exist together.
Death is a fascinating concept to explore. Technically, death shouldn’t be seen as evil as it’s just the natural way of things. In real life, all major religions have beliefs about where we go when we die. It’s not uncommon for angels of death, spirits of death, etc. to exist within religious lore and myths.
I’ve wondered if the master Anduin serves may be related to death. What if Anduin believes he’s serving the light, but he’s actually answering to an agent of ‘death’ itself?
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The Black Empire May Rise
Another new WoW expansion idea is the return of the Black Empire. If N’Zoth is successful in bringing back the Black Empire, I wouldn’t be surprised if Azeroth is reset. We haven’t had a major reset since Cataclysm. It could be exciting to see the old world revamped again.
Blizzard has hinted we have a level-squish coming in the future. Well, a reset on Azeroth would explain why our hero characters have lost so much power. You can find out more about level-squish.
What if our characters have to die to be reset?
If WoW is setting us up to visit the Shadowlands, then it’s possible the Azeroth we know will be destroyed. Which would mean we’d all die in the process.
The Old Gods mention a city called Ny’alotha. What if the Shadowlands, Ny’alotha and the Emerald Nightmare are connected? It’s a popular theory that Ny’alotha is inside of the Emerald Nightmare as the Old Gods’ reference sleep whenever speaking of it.
Old God whispers always give me the impression we’re all missing something. It’s like the answer is right at the tip of our tongues. It’s like N’Zoth said, “All eyes shall be opened.”
I’m ready to find out what we haven’t been seeing.
New WoW Expansion Ideas: What and Where is Ny’alotha?
We’ve received whispers about Ny’alotha from several sources.
Puzzle Box Whispers
- In the land of Ny’alotha, there is only sleep…
- In the sleeping city of Ny’alotha walk only mad things.
- Ny’alotha is a city of old, terrible, unnumbered crimes…
Xal’atath has also given us whispers. She was the dark entity that was imprisoned in a dagger of the same name. The dagger was the shadow priests artifact weapons from Legion.
Whispers from Xal’atath
- This city of elves pales in comparison to the sleeping city…
- Do not be impressed by tall icons of the titans which stand here. The towers of sacrifice in Ny’alotha dwarf these pathetic temples.
During Warbringers, N’Zoth may have shown Queen Azshara a glimpse of Ny’alotha. It was a majestic city that Azshara’ referred to as ‘magnificent’.
I believe Ny’alotha is connected to the Emerald Nightmare. The Old Gods keep referring to sleep and rest. It’s also why I wondered if the Shadowlands could be near Ny’alotha. Whenever I think of death, I always imagine sleep. I believe our characters will travel to Ny’alotha someday. It might not be in the next expansion, but I don’t believe Blizzard keeps mentioning it by accident.
What do you believe Ny’alotha is? And, where do you think Ny’alotha is located?
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New WoW Expansion Ideas: Final Thoughts
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Speculating about new WoW expansion ideas is fun. I love reading what the fandom comes up with. Blizzard has given us so many juicy breadcrumbs in the last few expansions, that the story can truly go in any direction.
You can find out more on the 4chan leak predicting new WoW expansion ideas. This post will talk about a few of the more popular theories flying around. When I think of new WoW expansion ideas, I’m hoping to see a return to class identity. I’m also hoping to see less reputation grinding, especially concerning the pathfinder achievement.
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