Next World of Warcraft, or wow, expansion will be the Emerald Dream?

Staging the world for the next expansion to the World of Warcraft. The Emerald Deam.

Cataclysm has been out for some months now and patches have already seen their way into the game to bring players new content and challenges. However, people are hungry to know what the next expansion is going to be, being that the level cap was only raised to 85 with Cataclysm. People know that another expansion is in the works. But what could it be? What is the new content going to focus on?

The most talked about and smartest expansion to put out would be the Emerald Dream. There have been screenshots and multiple forum postings on this subject but what has really caught my eye is that a new book was released a couple months ago. The name of this book is Stormrage. It would seem that what happens before a major expansion is released is that some books are released by great authors to familiarize players new and old with the lore of the content that is going to be released. We seen that with Wrath of the Lich King the book Arthas: Rise of the Lich King was released that told the story from previous games like Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne. Before Cataclysm was released we seen some other books released one being The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm.

It would only make sense that Stormrage would be released prior to another major content expansion and most of the Stormrage lore takes place in and around the Emerald Dream.

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WoW Development team working hard or hardly working?

The development team of the World of Warcraft are working very hard I would assume brainstorming new ideas for the new expansion. They will be discussing new mechanics to add to the game and the new design to the Emerald Dream.

You can rest assured that the Dev team at Blizzard Entertainment is getting stuff done.

If you have noticed, or even care, World of Warcraft has an expansion released roughly every 2 to 2.5 years. Cataclysm will be coming up on it's one year mark shortly in the coming months and I would expect a press release and teaser at the 2012 Blizzcon if not 2011 Blizzcon. I would expect it more at the 2012 event though.

Level Cap 90 or 95?

It is still way to early to estimate this. What could be safe to say is that it will not be 100. Below this section is a Blizzard product road map that was leaked that states that we can expect at least two more expansions for World of Warcraft. With a level cap of 100 being a great way to finish off a huge series of expansions, I would expect that the Emerald Dream meets a level cap of 90 with the final expansion being a normal 10 level gain to a final cap of 100.

Nobody really knows what goes on inside the developers minds behind this game. They could have many more expansions in store for WoW fans or just two more. Only time will tell. There is still so much lore out there to explore, even though some of it is not well known. That is where well written novels come into play that explore the forgotten lore behind some of the most influential events in Warcraft.

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Lot's of lore and millions of fans. Conclusion.

No doubt there is still so much lore to explore. I'm glad that you took the time to check out this article on my expectations of the next World of Warcraft expansion. There is still no word from the big boys at Blizzard Entertainment on the next expansion so much is just speculation. I do like to make educated decisions on my predictions so I urge anyone that has any other thoughts or comments to please discuss them in the comments section below. I love to learn from others and I hope that what I shared with you puts information and thoughts into your heads. I can't wait to hear what the next leap in the World of Warcraft is going to be. Thanks for reading and if you found this article helpful or enjoyable to read, please rate!

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