World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’s story, or at least a portion of it, has apparently been leaked onto the internet through a number of datamined voice lines. The lines make mention of the city of Teldrassil, the capital city of the Night Elves in Azeroth, being destroyed by the Horde.
Battle for Azeroth first appeared at BlizzCon this past year, with the Alliance and Horde once again battling one another in the aftermath of the Burning Legion’s third (and for all we know, final) invasion. The trailer for the expansion showed the Alliance storming the city of Lordaeron, previously destroyed by the Lich King and since occupied by the Forsaken, led by Sylvanas.
In the aftermath of the Burning Legion’s defeat, Sylvanas and Anduin have become the leaders of the respective factions after Vol’jin and Varian Wrynn both died at the Burning Shore, just before the expansion dropped. The Burning Legion’s defeat also brought out a new resource, Azerite, which is bleeding from Azeroth after Sargeras stabbed his sword into the world.
Adding to that are conflicts of interest between Sylvanas and High Overlord Saurfang, and the addition of numerous new allied races that will be joining the Horde and Alliance over the course of the expansion. Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei, Nightborne, and Void Elves, alongside Zandalari Trolls and Dark Iron Dwarves, will all be recruitable to their respective factions in the expansion.
There’s no telling what sort of stuff we’ll be getting throughout this new expansion, but if it was anything like Legion, hopefully it will revitalize WOW even more, or at least continue to draw back the players that only log on to do everything before leaving the game again for a while.
Either way, there’s still no real release date for the expansion, so you’d best be on the lookout for more information about Battle for Azeroth’s story.