It’s Time For Blizzard Entertainment to Leave Activision

It’s Time For Blizzard Entertainment to Leave Activision

Activision Blizzard had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2018 despite reporting record profits. Sadly, 2019 is not shaping up to be better. Almost every move Activision Blizzard made in 2018 was a misstep. To sum up the damage:

  • BlizzCon 2018, reveals a beloved franchise, Diablo is going mobile with Diablo: Immortal, causing outrage and a petition signed by 45,000 to cancel the project

  • August 2018, released latest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, widely held as a step backwards from Legion.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is All About Girl Power

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is All About Girl Power

Regardless of which Warbringers' episode was your favorite, there's one thing that's certain: Battle for Azeroth is about powerful women.

World of Warcraft's in-game lore has focused primarily on Azeroth's kings and male leaders with female protagonists being side quests and intermissions. But Legion began focusing more on its female leaders. From the Loa telling Warchief Vol'jin to choose Sylvanas "The Banshee Queen" Windrunner as his predecessor to her sister Alleria Windrunner harnessing The Void, Legion set the stage for Azeroth's female leaders to be at the forefront.

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#WorldofWarcraft Are You Ready for Battle for Azeroth Release Day on August 14, 2018?

Guides? CHECK! Snacks? CHECK!

Tensions between Horde and Alliance have intensified since both factions worked together and effectively destroyed The Legion in Antoras. We can argue all day and night about whether or not Sylvanas was justified in her burning down of Teldrassil (*cough she was cough*). With the Battle for Azeroth expansion quickly approaching, there are more important matters to discuss: the best guides for your class and dungeons, what are you going to snack and how many days off from work are you going to take for the expansion release.

Casual or hardcore, there's little excuse for not knowing how to play your class. We all have lives outside of Azeroth and the WoW community knows it. That's why there are so many guides available to help you be the best you can be at playing your class.

There are several places to go for guidance. Icy Veins and WoWhead are classic go-to guide sites for class specialization, talents, gear and best in slot items (BiS).  And my favorite place to go to for all things priest is Warcraft Priests. The website formerly known as HowToPriest is now Warcraft Priests. They've been the best place to go for guides, getting started and macros for playing all three specializations: Holy, Discipline and Shadow. Warcraft Priests' Discord is very active, friendly and helpful.

For raid and dungeon fights, go to Fatboss TV to watch and study boss fights. Don't forget to check out the commentary from some amazing WoW players via their Twitch channels as well. For example, Midnah is arguably one of the best druid healers around. She's a small time streamer but incredibly knowledgeable about Restoration Druids.

Like most WoW players eagerly anticipating Battle for Azeroth, you'll likely be sitting for hours at a time leveling. You're looking over your guides and you're ready to jump into action. You're gonna need sustenance. By sustenance, we mean food--keyboard-safe snacks like:

  • Nuts, if you're not allergic to them.

  • Fruit. Bananas, berries, already chopped melon and pineapple, sliced apples

  • Celery with your favorite dip.

  • Dry cereal. Frosted Flakes and Captain Crunch Crunch Berries or whatever you prefer.

  • Popcorn.

WoW isn't one of those games you can just pause. You have to get to a safe spot before going AFK. Sometimes, that can take a while, especially if you've already been going at questing and running dungeons or raiding for hours already. Don't forget to stretch, walk around for a few minutes. Hell, if you're worried about your weight, do 10 squats every hour or 10 push-up or 10 crunches. Set an alarm or timer to remind you that you need to get up and get your blood circulating.

Share with us how you get ready for WoW expansions.

 

Know Your Warcraft Lore (Possible Spoilers)

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Cosplay: Sylvanas Windrunner: Narga-Lifestream | Lady Jaina Proudmoore: Ver1sa

Do you know your lore? You can get started here!

With Battle for Azeroth just around the corner, Warcraft addicts new and old, are becoming more and more intrigued about how Horde and Alliance came to be such fierce enemies. Blizzard Entertainment began releasing Warbringer videos, creating excitement, wonderment and faction loyalty. 

Jaina Proudmoore's haunting song sent chills down the spines of virtually Azerothian. Warchief Sylvanas's Warbringer only confirmed most people's suspicions, but it also offered possible insight into Sylvanas' motives as well as a certain scene that takes place during the battle between herself and newly crowned King Anduin.

Many players are rightfully still pissed off that Sylvanas was chosen to take Vol'jin's place as Warchief of the Horde. But there has to be a reason that the Loa revealed to Vol'jin that Sylvanas was to be his successor. We know from Sylvanas's Warbringer episode that life and hope have become her enemy. Perhaps she sees life as a weakness, hope is useless. But in the Battle for Azeroth trailer, we see something a little different--we see Sylvanas BECOMING the hope of the Horde. She's watched the people she was supposed to protect die once before when The Lich King came with his undead Scourge. 

Sylvanas sees that death and loss of hope, again, in the people she's supposed to be leading. We know that one of Sylvanas' plans was to create an undead army of her own. And maybe leading her soldiers to their deaths was, somehow a part of that. That would certainly contribute to the distrust that other Horde leaders and fans of Warcraft lore have toward her. But perhaps, during this battle, she realizes that her hatred for the living was turning her into The Lich King. Maybe some of our answers are forged in the lore already and we just have to find it. 

So, if you want to catch up on the lore, or want to begin reading the lore, Ge'NeL has created a page of PDF Warcraft books compiled from online sources to help you get started.

Finally! New Info About Blizzard's Classic WoW Development

"Wanna know how you can tell someone played during Vanilla? Don't worry, they'll tell you." Yes, we will tell you! 

After careful consideration, we have decided on Patch 1.12: Drums of War as our foundation because it represents the most complete version of the classic experience.
— Blizzard Developers

Blizzard developers have finally given us a little bit of info on what to expect with WoW: Classic. Classic will be centered on Drums of War, Patch 1.12.0 for a complete a "vanilla" experience. Drums of War was originally patched in August 2006 and was the last major patch before the release of The Burning Crusade expansion.

Drums of War was basically a PvP patch. It introduced Cross-Realm battlegrounds or Battlegroups. This was Blizzard's answer to players having to wait literal hours to get into a battleground because battlegrounds, once upon a time, were relegated to players from the same realm. Although the wait was shortened due to having new players to play with, this was a sad day for me because cross-realms effectively ruined inter-realm, PvP guild rivalries (wanna know how you can tell someone played during vanilla...I told you we'd tell you). Patch 1.12 also introduced World PvP, turning Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands into PvP zones where players would battle to control the land for their respective faction. For those of us who were born and raised on PvE realms, this was pretty exciting and gave us a bit of a taste of PvP-realm life.

Blizzard developers settled on Drums because it was the last patch before Vanilla became TBC. In my personal opinion, Blizzard should use June 2006's Patch 1.11.0: Shadow of the Necropolis as its base. Shadow of the Necropolis was the last time Classic felt like the classic WoW that so many Vanilla players reminisce about. Patch 1.11.0 introduced the last 40-man instance raid, Naxxaramas, the floating necropolis above Eastern Plagueland's Stratholme.

But the developers do have their hands full with this project. They're on a journey to "recreate an authentic classic experience with modern engineering" to deliver to players a beautiful classic experience

Our initial runs exposed a few (expected) issues: the game sometimes crashed, didn’t recognize our modern video cards, and was incompatible with our current login system. That first pass also couldn’t support any of our modern security and anti-cheating capabilities.
— Blizzard Developers

We're confident Blizzard devs will give us fans another glorious WoW experience. But for now, this is all we know. Do you think Patch 1.12.0 is the best starting point to deliver a Classic WoW experience? Will you be playing when it's finally released? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.

 

Top 10 Games Like World of Warcraft, Ranked Good to Best

Launched November 23, 2004, World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games in the world without question. After five expansion packs and another expansion being introduced in September 2018, WoW is the most story-rich MMORPG with over 5 million paid subscribers to date. And as the WoW saying goes, once you go warcrack (as WoW is affectionately called because of its addicting content), you never go back. However, if you don’t want to pay for the monthly subscription fee, here are 10 games that are just as good, if not better than WoW

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10. Tera

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Bluehole Studio Inc, the creators of another the insanely popular Player Unknown Battlegrounds or PUBG, first gave the world Tera, a beautifully-made, free-to-play, MMORPG. Tera is a war-torn world, much like WoW’s Azeroth. The premise of Tera is that two titans, Arun and Sharah fled a destructive war. They combined their powers to create a new world. They somehow fell asleep and began to dream. While dreaming, their creation continued to shape around them, with their bodies becoming the land of the two continents of the world they created. the tears from their dreams becoming the seas.

Tera has over 80 aesthetically gorgeous zones that, when played, make you feel as if you’re in a fairytale. Tera has 12 playable classes and 7 races. Tera is open world, aside from dungeons. And the player versus player is among the best in the MMO world.

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9. Blade & Soul

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Blade and Soul is a visually stunning Korean fantasy MMO with a martial arts combat fighting style.  Like WoW, B&S has two playable factions: Cerulean Order and Crimson Legion (blue and red). The factions, however aren’t warring the way WoW’s Horde and Alliance are. The Cerulean Order and the Crimson Legion fight along side each other to vanquish evil. However, their differences arise from their disagreement with the other faction’s methods.

B&S has four races and eight classes to choose from. Once you choose your class, you will be asked to choose your faction. Players get to explore an open-world environment through completing quests. What sets B&S apart is its combo, martial arts style (think World of Warcraft meets Street Fighter).

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8. Conan Exiles

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Conan Exiles is an open world survival game inspired by Conan the Barbarian and the environment he lived in. The premise is that the player is a convicted criminal just before the last Ice Age. The player is freed by Conan must now survive his exile. 

Conan Exiles gives players 15 races, which are merely a cosmetic choice and have no effect on skills or experience. Players must survive harsh environmental conditions as well as enemy players. Players can build settlements and strongholds to fend off enemy invasions. Speaking of PvP, one thing that is cool about Conan’s PvP is the ability to sacrifice enemy players to the gods. Sacrificing an enemy on the alter can shift the luck of war in your favor. 

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7. Dungeon Fighter Online

Source: IGN Southeast Asia

Dungeon Fighter Online is a hack’em and slash’em fighting game. The game play is very different from World of Warcraft in that there are only 8 possible ways a player can move their avatar. DFO is a 2D game released in Korea in 2005 as Dungeon and Fighter and in the U.S. in 2010 as DFO

The premise is simple. Players are in a land called Arad which is inhabited by demons and monsters. Gameplay takes place inside of dungeons. Even though it’s a 2D game, the social aspects of DFO are like WoW in that players can enjoy dungeons and PvP as well as join guilds. DFO gives players a choice of 7 classes with over 25 subclasses. 

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6. Elder Scrolls Online

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Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls Online is a classic among giants. Elder Scrolls is a buy-to-play, MMO. Like Tera and World of Warcraft, ESO is a high fantasy game, drawing on various cultures from around the world. ESO takes place on the continent of Tamriel, where players can choose between three factions. The storyline is basically a spinoff of the Elder Scroll series and takes place about 1000 years before the events of Skyrim.

Unlike WoW and other MMOs, players’ abilities are not on a cooldown timer. If you have the energy, you can perform a specific ability as many times as you want. This is especially appealing being that ESO is heavily PvP-based.

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5. ArcheAge

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Another free-to-play epic fantasy MMORPG that is pure eye candy is ArcheAge. With ArcheAge, you can choose one of 2 factions and choose from 120 unique class combinations. ,ArcheAge is a zoneless, PvP wonderland, allowing for massive open-world battles between faction armies on both land and sea. What’s better than an MMO where you can battle at sea? An MMO that allows you to abandon your faction and become a pirate.

Players can also fight others within their faction if they flag themselves “Bloodlust”. Players  also master over 20 crafting skills, build houses and manors in the open world, farm, trade, forge alliances. Although the game is free-to-play, for perks of Patronage, players can subscribe for $15 per month. Patronage allows players to buy land, farm their own land and place items on the auction house.You can be a conqueror and build an empire that spans continents.
 

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4. Guild Wars 2

Source: Polygon via AreaNet

Guild Wars 2 is a different type of MMO. The world is persistent. Meaning, the world is ever growing, ever changing, even when players aren’t around. This gives the game a beautiful, real time, 3D experience. 

GW2 is another high fantasy MMO that takes place in the world of Tyria about 250 years after the events of the first Guild Wars. The legendary guild, Destiny's Edge, was disbanded. And in their absence the 5 dragons that slept beneath the Earth were awakened, terrorizing the people and wreaking havoc on the lands. Players are tasked with finding members of Destiny’s Edge and reunite them so that they can form once more.

Character customization is more in-depth than other games on this list. Players first choose one of five races which, like WoW, affect a few variables, including having race-specific abilities, starting area specific to that race as well as appearance and lore.” Then they select gender, which has no bearing on gameplay at all. Next, players will select one of 3 professions that offer a subclass or sub-profession. After a player names their character, they will answer a set of questions which give’s their character a bio.

With PvE, players can explore 26 zones, 9 dungeons and 6 cities. Instead of having universal questlines, players have a personal storyline based on their bio, race and profession. PvP in GW2 is intense. Players can engage in structured PvP arenas or World v World which is a combination of PvP and PvE. 

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3. Lineage II

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Lineage II is reminiscent of Runescape, except it looks better. Lineage II is a free-to-play MMO that takes place 150 prior years to the “sagas” of the first Lineage, “in a war-torn land that spans two continents.” Three kingdoms are at war with each other, fighting for power and control.

PvP takes place via large-scale castle sieges where the entire server is at war. Players can also attack other players without repercussions. 

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2. Final Fantasy XIV

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Final Fantasy XIV was originally released in 2010 and it was awful. However, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn released in 2014, was heralded as exceptional. Some would even argue that Final Fantasy XIV was better than World of Warcraft. FFXIV is a persistent MMO that takes place on the planet of Hydaelyn. The planet has several environments with different climates on three different continents.

Players can choose between 7 races but only 2 starting classes. Players must level up to access other classes. Through questing, players will take on odd jobs, investigate all kinds of dark dealings and gain experience points. Players will also be able to do instance dungeons, and, of course, PvP. The premise of FFXIV is that the continent of Eorzea is being invaded by forces from the Northern Garlean Empire.

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1. Black Desert Online

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Black Desert Online is another, open-world, high fantasy MMO. It’s an action-based MMO so players must manually aim at their opponent or target. BDO is about two warring nations, the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. Before the two nations began to feud, they enjoyed a long peace. But that peace was disrupted when merchants spread in a deadly plague.

BDO gives players three playable races with 15 classes and four main starting areas. Players tame animals in the wild for mounts. Players can also breed horses to create a new species of mount. In this world, though, mounts can be killed. Lodging or housing is instanced, and players can furnish their houses. Players get to experience massive, guild-wide PvP against other guilds, crazy weather patterns such as typhoons and become immersed in the beautiful fantasy world.


When it comes to MMOs, there is no “one-size-fits-all” gameplay. From captivating fantasy lore to beautiful graphics and large-scale player versus player events, MMORPGs continue to give World of Warcraft a run for their money. Have you played any of the games on our list? Let us know in the comments.
 

Battle for Azeroth to Be Released Mid-August

This is not a drill, Azerothians!

Thursday morning, Blizzard Entertainment announced the release date of the highly anticipated sixth expansion to World of Warcraft. Originally estimated to be released between the end of August and early September 2018, Battle for Azeroth will be released August 14.

Select players are currently alpha testing BFA, working out as many bugs as possible while getting a sneak peak at new and possible races, lands and raids. Pre-purchase of BFA is open through Blizzard's shop

Have you pre-purchased BFA? Testing alpha? Which faction do you pledge your allegiance to? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.

Punjabi Pop Star Who Influenced World of Warcraft Draenei Dance is Convicted of Human Trafficking

Daler Mehndi's 1998 hit single, "Tunak Tunak Tun" created a dance craze in India that ended up becoming a part of World of Warcraft culture.

In 2003, Bakshish Singh filed a police complaint against Mehndi and his brother for cheating them out of money. After 15 years of investigation, Mehndi was convicted March 16, 2018 and sentenced to two years in prison by the Patiala court in Punjab, India. According to prosecutors, Mehndi and his brother took "passage money” from Indians looking for work in the United States and Canada. The prosecution alleged that the Mehndi brothers disguised 13 work-seekers as part of his entertainment troupe, took them to North America and dropped them off illegally.

Mehndi and his brother were booked in 2003 "under Sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC or the Indian Penal Code." Mehndi has maintained his innocence, saying he will he file an appeal the ruling.

Mehndi found super-stardom in the 1990s with dance hits that continue to be popular among his huge fan-base of Hindi-Americans in the U.S. and Canada. In 2006, Blizzard Entertainment developers included the "Tunak Tunak Tun" dance for the (then) new class, male Draenei dance.

Watch to see where other World of Warcraft dances come from. 

Zandalari Troll Paladins and Kul'Tiran Human Druids?

It's definitely looking like it.

Preordering Battle for Azeroth allowed WoW players to unlock four allied races: Void Elves and Lightforged Draenei for the Alliance and The Nightborne and Highmountain Tauren for the Horde. Now, there is another alliance race in Alpha gameplay--Kul'tiran Humans. While we are unsure whether or not Kul'tiran Humans will be the next playable Allied Race, we do have insight into what they look like. Can you say "Human Druids"?

Ge'NeL tried to get some answers from game developer Ion Hazzikostas during their live Q&A on Twitch May 15. While he was unable to get to Ge'NeL's questions, he answered other questions that gave fans and players some possible spoilers.

One of the cool things we may have learned is the very real possibility of Zandalari Troll Paladins--well into BfA, though. In the Alpha, Zandalari Prelate of Rezan are the highest order of troll who wield the light to serve Loa. Until now, players endured an emotional rollercoaster of of being excited about the prospect of Zandalari Troll Paladins because the new NPCs in Throne of Thunder, the Prelate of Rezan. But, upon completing the Zuldazar questline, though, it is revealed that they lose their their connection to Rezan. Then a player asked Hazzikostas this:

 
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Hazzikostas' response made it seem like it was definitely possible.

"Once they've come close to harnessing--wielding-- those powers, maybe they could learn to do so again in a more structured way. We will have to see down the line when the Zandalari do become fully available as a playable, allied race. It's not going to be right at the start. That's something a bit further down the road...as that's a part of the first chapter. We're going off to the new world to seek the aid of the Zandalari Trolls and Kul'tiras Humans on our respective factional sides. But getting them to formally join our cause that's kind of more of an end point than a starting point..."

And then there were human druids--maybe? We know that the Zandalari will be playable but not immediately after the release of Battle for Azeroth. That means Kul'tiran Humans will also be introduced at the same time. And if it's possible that Zandalari could become paladins, say, by learning to harness the light with the aid of Lady Liadrin's Blood Knights, then there is a very strong possibility that Kul'trias Humans will, not only be playable, but be druids.

Polygon gives us a peek at some of the human forms.

 
 

Wowhead also gives us a look at possible druid forms. 

 
 

The Kul'tiras, the home of Jaina Proudmoore, is one of the areas Alliance players will quest to level in an attempt to woo them to join the Alliance. The Kul'tiran will be the quest givers, obviously. Included are nature quests--druidic. There are also many "wicker" creatures in the zone. Whether or not these "wicker" druids will be playable is unknown just yet. But the datamined pics make it feel like it's oh so real!

 
Source: Blizzard Entertainment via Wowhead

Source: Blizzard Entertainment via Wowhead

 

There are also many "wicker" creatures in the zone. Reddit user Caaethil created a graphic detailing how a Kul'tiran druids could possibly work.

 
 

Speculative, though this may be, it does not mean that it is impossible. Do you think there is something to these speculations? Which would you like to level first IF these speculations turn out to be true?

Love is Alive in the World of 'Warcraft'

WHO IN THE WORLD--OF WARCRAFT DO YOU THINK WOULD RISK IT ALL FOR JUST ONE KISS?

World of Warcraft's Azeroth is known for its lore-based questlines, beautiful scenery and bad ass villains who are always trying to conquer or destroy it. The storylines are always about heroics, defeating the enemy and one-upping the opposition faction. But what about romance? With so much war and tragedy, isn't it about time we had a good love story?

The Warcraft novels and shorts have given us quite a few love stories, though most are riddled with sorrow and death. In the game, however, romance is a quick side note for a quest line. If you play on the Alliance, you will, no doubt, encounter the Romeo and Juliet-esque quest line in Elwynn Forest beginning with Gramma Stonefield. In Pandaria, the Horde encounter the "Regroup!" quest line and get a glimpse of Shademaster Kiryn and Riko the Hozen's blossoming romance. Now let's explore some more of the relationships that can be found in Azeroth.

THRALL & AGGRALAN

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On the Horde side, the most well-known romance is that of Thrall and Aggralan. Aggra, as she is called, is an Orc Shaman. She was tasked to train Thrall in the ways of the Shaman. Even though they butted heads at first, they grew close and quickly fell in love. Aggra has been Thrall's guiding light from the beginning, helping him to understand what Greymother Geya told him--that he cannot fully embrace the elements of being a shaman and lead The Horde.

On the Alliance side, the most well-known romantic entanglement is the super love triangle between Illidan, Malfurion, and Tyrande. Illidan "My Demon Hunter's Future Baby Daddy" Stormrage harbors a yearning for his twin brother, Malfurion Stormrage's wife, Tyrande Whisperwind--a burning love that has lasted over 10,000 years. Illidan was arrogant and obsessed with magic. He tried to impress Tyrande, but she saw him as family and cared for him like a brother. Malfurion, however, was humble, focused on his scholarly duties became the "first mortal druid on Azeroth." Tyrande's admiration and love for Malfurion was so strong that during Malfurion's 10,000-year slumber in the Emerald Dream, she waited, patiently. In the Black Temple raid instance, Illidan drops a trinket called "Memento of Tyrande".

While there are other romances throughout the lore, they aren't explored to the extent that they could be. Granted, the game is called World of "War" craft, not World of "Love" craft. But sometimes love is a nice distraction from war. And throughout the lore-based books, there are a few characters where romance was "alluded to" but not quite confirmed. Here are a few romantic relationships that could be explored.

LADY LIADRIN & LOR'THEMAR THERON

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In World of Warcraft: Paragon's "Blood of the Highborne", Liadrin and Lor'themar Theron become very close. Although they were never romantically linked, their esteem for each other goes beyond mere friendship. Highborne often hints at mutual attraction between Liadrin and Lor'themar. It may not seem like much of a big deal, but when Liadrin was contemplating how she could sense that Galell, her apprentice, may have feelings for her that she does not reciprocate, Lor'themar shows up, interrupting her thought and she gets all warm and fuzzy. This is definitely a relationship that Blizzard could explore more. King and Queen of Silvermoon, instead of the constricting regent titles--that'd be lovely. And romance on Azeroth isn't so different from romance on Earth. Instead of sending flowers, send your love some "mana crystals" by messenger. 

 

 

WARCHIEF SYLVANAS WINDRUNNER & NATHANOS BLIGHTCALLER

From the very beginning of Nathanos' time as a ranger under, then Ranger General Sylvanas' leadership, the two have been very close. They share a very special bond of respect. Nathanos has always been Sylvanas' right-hand man and I suspect he wants to be much more. Their relationship spans life and undeath. 

Lest we forget the Windrunner sisters have a thing for Human men: Alleria with Turalyon, Vereesa with Rhonin. And before Sylvanas and Nathanos were killed and reanimated, it was alluded to that they had a secret romance. That could still be the case. 

KOLTIRA DEATHWEAVER & THASSARIAN

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Koltira, a high elf, and protector of Quel'thalas died by Thassarian's hands and he was promptly reanimated under the control of the Lich King. But that did not stop the two from forming a very close bond. Thassarian, even though he chose to serve the Alliance once more, his fondness for Koltira never wavered. When Sylvanas punished Koltira for being too soft on Thassarian, imprisoning him in hopes to purge his compassion for Thassarian, Thassarian devised a plot to rescue Koltira from Undercity. It's true, their bond could be nothing more than that of wartime buddies endured much while both serving the Lich King. But there seems to be something more. Thassarian risked it all to venture into Undercity and rescuing Koltira from the Banshee Queen and new Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner. The love is definitely there, defying race, faction and even death.

ILLIDAN & MAIeV SHADOWSONG

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Maiev guarded Illidan's cell after he was arrested for trying to create another Well of Eternity. When Illidan escaped, thanks to the help of his beloved, Tyrande (who is married to his brother, Malfurion), Maiev made it her mission to recapture him, hunting him until his capture at The Black Temple. Could the two have become close during his extended stay in jail? Did Maiev's duty of guarding Illidan include a conjugal visit or two? Anything is certainly possible. And they say there's a thin line between love and hate. Could Maiev's hatred for Illidan be masking a desire for him? It's certainly a relationship that would be interesting to see develop. I'm sure there's enough room for Maiev on Argus.

 

Special Mention: Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon

Their love story is beautiful. For years Turalyon and Alleria's whereabouts were unknown. But this story is beautiful. With Turalyon being fierce defender of The Light and Alleria controlling The Void, it's exciting to see how this will play out. 

We don't have to wait until Valentine's Day. The realm of possibilities is infinite when it comes to WoW love. We never know what could happen. And love can make for a pretty exciting story. Are there any other possible relationships in Azeroth that you would like to see develop? Let us know in the comments, or talk to us on Facebook!