It's fake... BUT... This would be a legitimate expansion I don't remember seeing any lore on the death of Illidan... and The Void could possibly be an agent of the old god thats hiding in the emerald dream... phasing between the dream and nether.... Hmmmm Interesting interesting... Well never know til were there!
Would love to see the Outlands being redone because it feels really imbalanced compared to the rest of the game. Also would definitely like to see more Burning Legion based content. Too bad a lot that document doesn't really make any sense.
Clicked on it via twitter, where it explicitly said it was a rumor/prank about an hour ago before this true/fake discussion really started.
Even if its true, it SUCKS that we won't be able to play as demon hunters.
Fake or not we are about at the half way point of this expansion. If they have not at least got a base to go on such as this by now, we are in for a super long wait. There is no way they would make the next expansion at or under the 2 year mark like they stated if the base plot isn't done by now. It took Firelands this long with a delay and canceling or postponing Abyssal Maw (who really knows).Then you got 85-90 quests, dungeons, zones...... Then the first tier of endgame content with everything that comes along with it like the stuff you have been enjoying now. Plus all the talent changes, Stuff in other MMO’s that Blizzard must steal or get trolled to death about. At least something as base as this better be done or I worry about the rushed quality of the next expansion.
Casual Scrub Insider probably isn't the best source to add as a confirmation that it's a fake; they're the worst at just leeching "news" off of other sites.
I'm sure that one's fake but I also think it's fairly close to what the next xpac will be. I'm betting "outland"ish with a focus on demons, although perhaps not in/on outland..more likely another section farther over in the nether and/or on Argus, possibly even planet hopping to chase after the legion and defeat them on multiple planets.Edit: Also /agree with jtexasboyz, they should know the general theme and rough details of both the next xpac and the one after...I would actually expect them to be a little bit farther ahead on knowing what they're doing for the next one by now but that memo is close-ish to what would be required for blizzcon prep. Also this is about the time that basic blizzcon prep is probably being done...so timewise they hit the nail pretty well I think...now the "shadow priest class" stuff that makes no sense.Edit2: (first off I wouldn't actually expect playable naga or ethereal and have no idea why either would start in deadwind pass but...) There's actually no reason why naga couldn't be playable without feet...you don't see tauren, dreaneii, or trolls having issues do you? Their boots aren't displayed/displayed the same either, a naga would just have a ring around their tail. I'm sure the sitting sidesaddle animation is probably interesting to try to make though, but it's doable. Ethereals would probably get a base model change across the board to be more humanoid shaped without their bandages instead of changing and could wear armor normally (remember they can totally and drastically change how a race looks if they want...think worgen)
I don't know why everyone is assuming it's a fake. Nothing I have read about why it's a so-called fake is even remotely convincing. I have no idea if it's a fake or not, but if it is a fake it's a darn good one. It was written by someone with a solid understanding of how the development process at Blizzard actually works, who the players are, and what the current state of the lore is.
Not sure if serious
Fake, i guess, but come on, how funny would it be if it was true and we all think it's fake and at Blizzcon they tell like "NEW EXPANSION; VENGEANCE OF THE VOID!". It would be the best /facepalm ever ;)
Regardless of whether it is a fake or not, I believe it ASKS us some interesting questions. Would we like to see Outlands revamped in such a way? Would having the story go back the Burning Legion be something you'd like to see? As likely and probable that this is a fake, fake's never exist for no reason....Edit for sp
Someone should go unban Boubouille now that you've decided that perhaps the OP isn't always right, eh?