Your Maelstrom ship idea totally rips off of EVE man!I think the next expansion will be Emerald Dream. Way more quests, mobs, etc. point toward an Emerald Dream rather than the Maelstorm. Plus, it's been said that Queen Azshara has been waiting for the right time to strike, and she has a millennium to chose her time. In the Emerald Dream, the druids and Dream is being taken over right now. So yah... That's my 10c.
I would like to see loose ends tied up in places like Uldum, Gilneas and Grim Batol. Deathwing could be having tea and crumpets with an old god as we type.Whatever they add, I'm sure we'll see our friend Kael again, since of course Magister's Terrace was just a setback.
Regarding the factions in the Maelstrom, it can't be the true "Steamwheedle Cartel" and the "Bloodsail Buccaneers" that we see in the game today. Firstly, gaining BloodB rep means that you lose access to general areas such as Booty Bay and Ratchet. There is no equivalent transport mechanism between continents that is accessed from the Bloodsail Buccanneers, so either they'd have to add one, complete with low level questing etc and the like, or make Booty Bay and Ratchet accessible from both sides. There are too many friendly Steamwheedle hubs round the world to have people get to Hated with them for long. Ask anyone who's gotten the Bloodsail Admiral title how hard it is to move around Azeroth without it. e.g. I did the Lunar Festival with Hated Steamwheedle and quite a few of the Elders are in Steamwheedle towns.Secondly, Blizzard won't set the Scryer/Aldor faction to something that people can access before the expansion, otherwise people will get their exalted before the Expac even comes out. Some people are even already maxxed with Steamwheedle and Bloodsail (max is Honoured 11999 I think) which defeats the purpose of new faction rewards.My guess for this will be that there are two Undermine factions (with Undermine being the sanctuary city) of Goblins, and we need to choose between them, just like Aldor/Scryer. IMO The Oracles/Frenzyheart method is fine, but it didn't constitute enough of an involvement in the main story of Northrend for Blizzard to replicate it. Scryer/Aldor made more of an impact, and two factions in Undermine with their own home areas would be much more interesting.
EDIT: Removed negatives.Love this expansion idea. Personally i'd go for Maelstrom, maybe with a Sea Wich hero class...I reckon the Arch-Druid could have different talent trees for each type of healing.
in the map of emerald dream you have drawed black rock mountain but there coulndt be such thing
Very well written.And personally, I think the Maelstrom would make a better expansion...I wanna fight Queen Azshara (and not to mention there will also likely be a Caverns of Time instance involving the War of the Ancients...)
Maelstrom ftw! make it a world PvP zone in which horde and ally can escalate the war, as blizz said they would, to a higher level. Personally, use undermine as a sanctuary with an instance like VH, the two families as scryer/aldor sides. Bloodsail buccaneers make their rep grind worthwhile with having a base of their own.'Hero' Classes in my perspective may become repetitive, but a major healer class would become handy, although, if they have 3, then bring something new in, it'll be nice.something like dps/tank, heals/tank, dps/heals.
I had been looking forward to a maelstrom expansion, but after those ideas I think the emerald dream looks most likely.
I do think the next expansion will be the emerald dream. But not with another hero class, instead two new races. Pandaren and a ursa kind?About the plot: at the final battle against the alpha and omega Lich King, he become untargetable and revive the recently killed Sindragosa and ride it to the emerald dream. When the player enters the emerald dream, he would find the path that the LK took to kill Ysera and take the aspect's power to himself. There, we will finally defeat the LK imbued with and aspects powers.Does what I wrote makes sense? No. But...
This might have been read before, but I' writing it anyways!What the new x-pac needs is... CHEAPER or FREE flying mountsI know most would probably yell stuff like: "lazy nab, get up and do your dailies!" right at me, but anyway not all of us have that much time to play and we wanna do something different than just running around doing the same Q's over and over again.
My thoughts is that it should be Emerald Dream, because it relates more into lore, and TWO new hero classes for each faction, Red Drake in human/elf/gnome etc form, and another drake like green in orc/tauren/blood elf form. You would need to do a long chain quest at level 85 though, so it would not be that easy.