Rare Insights into Azeroth's Timeline - Dragonflight Begins 40 Years After Opening of the Dark Portal
20/08/2022 à 08:00
Steve Danuser has made it official - canonically, there is a three-year time skip between the end of Shadowlands and the start of Dragonflight, and the total time between the beginning of Shadowlands and the beginning of Dragonflight is five years.
lengthy reply to a forum post
discussing the time skip, Danuser gave some rare behind-the-scenes insight into World of Warcraft's timeline. Highlights include:
Blizzard maintains an internal timeline that includes what year each expansion begins.
There is usually 1-2 in-game years between the start of each expansion. While the events of older expansions take place over the course of a single year, more recent ones have been taking place over two years.
Burning Crusade took place in the year 26, or 26 years after the Dark Portal opened.
Mists of Pandaria took place in year 30.
The longer time skip after Shadowlands is to give Azeroth a bit of breathing space, as so many catastrophic events have happened in quick succession since the start of World of Warcraft.
Shadowlands began in year 35, and the events took place over the course of two years.
Dragonflight begins in year 40.
Very little - almost nothing important - has happened during the three years between the end of Shadowlands and the start of Dragonflight, it's a time of rest.
There will be a digital short story about "one particularly joyous occasion".
One motivation for the time skip is to allow younger characters to get older, allowing them to take a larger role in future storylines, while it's still a small enough skip to not have a major impact on older characters.
No major changes to the world have occurred during the time skip, they want players to experience those events ourselves.
The resettlement of Gilneas is specifically mentioned as something we will experience in-game ourselves at some point.
We already knew most expansion events take place over the course of a single year in Azeroth's timeline, but these more detailed dates are welcome information, as is the information that newer expansions usually take roughly two years.
Based on this and other information, our rough estimation of the timeline is as follows:
Opening of the Dark Portal
0 - 25
Events of Warcraft 1, 2, and 3
25 - 26
World of Warcraft
26 - 27
27 - 28
Wrath of the Lich King
28 - 30
30 - 31
Mists of Pandaria
31 - 32
Warlords of Draenor
32 - 33
Legion (Four years after the end of WotLK)
33 - 35
Battle for Azeroth (Anduin's age officially stated as 18)
35 - 37
37 - 40
Time Skip between Shadowlands and Dragonflight
Warning: Alpha Spoilers
- Finally, the "particularly joyous occasion" is almost certainly Lor'themar Theron and First Arcanist Thalyssra's wedding, which is referenced in
dialogue between them
during the Horde introductory quests into Dragonflight.
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