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Maelstrom

Only a week until BlizzCon starts and most, if not all speculation can be put to rest. The Maelstrom, World of Warcraft version 4.x. Goblins and Worgen as playable races?

MMOC has posted a pretty big list of new stuff which just "might" make you fall backward in your chair. Keep in mind, none of it has been verified by Blizzard.

Alright? Good, now just to make sure you realize this. None of this has been verified by Blizzard.
So there's a good chance it's not going to happen.

But, as I've said plenty of times in the past, speculation can be damn fun.


Some highlights

If you haven't looked at it yet, you'll probably do so in a few minutes. However, I'll give you a quick summary of what "the players" have so far been able to put together into a list of all the expected features. These are Not verified by Blizzard (One can not say this enough), but there is some quite strong evidence to some of these.

New level cap. Either 85 or 90.

New classes were datamined:
* Human Hunter
* Orc Mage
* Night Elf Mage
* Dwarf Mage
* Blood Elf Warrior
* Dwarf Shaman
* Undead Hunter
* Tauren Paladin
* Tauren Priest
* Gnome Priest
* Troll Druid

Putting those numbers into the current list would mean that the Class balance which is currently available to us would become:

Alliance, Horde 3.x -- Post 4.x

A 1, H 1 -- A 1, H 2 : Druid
A 3, H 4 -- A 4, H 5 : Hunter
A 3, H 3 -- A 5, H 4 : Mage
A 3, H 1 -- A 3, H 2 : Paladin
A 4, H 3 -- A 5, H 4 : Priest
A 4, H 4 -- A 4, H 4 : Rogue
A 1, H 3 -- A 2, H 3 : shaman
A 2, H 3 -- A 2, H 3 : Warlock
A 5, H 4 -- A 5, H 5 : Warrior
A 5, H 5 -- A 5, H 5 : Deathknight

But then, there's the potential "two" new races to balance things out.

Worgen: Druid, Hunter, Shaman, Warlock
Goblin: Mage, Paladin, Priest

That would balance things out. But, chances are very large both races will also be able to become a warrior at the least.


And there's more

A complete Azeroth revamp, including the ability to use flying mounts. Current day Hyjal, Gilneas, Uldum and more.

Much more, undoubtedly. But, I don't want to go too deep into that right now. Worgen and Goblins have my vote, but using phasing on the entire continent of old Azeroth seems a rather ambitious project. Still, nothing is impossible when you're dealing with Blizzard.

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