Story Expansion & New Playable Races

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Torta
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Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Torta » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am



Greetings!

We will soon release the first ever fully-interactive story expansion for Vanilla WoW. This expansion will take a different path from Burning Crusade, emphasizing the relatively low-fantasy world of Vanilla WoW over the higher fantasy of the cosmic battle with the Legion. It's heavily based on the background lore from Warcraft 3 and Vanilla WoW, and seeks to follow some of the story threads from those games without breaking established lore.

In addition to new dungeons, raids, and zones, the expansion will also feature two new races. A group of greedy Goblins will split off from the Venture Company to join their fellow outcasts in the Horde, and High Elf refugees from the fall of Quel'Thalas will lend their magical talents to the Alliance.

Prepare yourself for an all-new, never-told chapter in the story of World of Warcraft: a three-part expansion storyline that will lead you on adventures never had and to depths never visited.

Learn more about upcoming expansion on our website: https://turtle-wow.org/expansion

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Jordus
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Jordus » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:17 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you team for all you have done and are doing.
Est Sularus Oth Mithas.

Roxanneflowers
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Roxanneflowers » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:41 pm

Torta, do you even have a guesstimate of a window of opportunity for this release?

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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Snigery » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:22 pm

I started here as a Tauren and loved the approach to adventure and questing so I tried RPing my quests rather than grinding. I actually skipped all the quests in Booty Bay and most Goblin related quests given what the Venture Co. is doing in Mulgore. I can't bring myself to understand how a Tauren tolerates them and how they get into the Horde? The Venture Co. does some horrible things, and even then I barely understand their acceptance of the Forsaken/Undead on the grounds that they believe they can help 'cure' their condition....and then proceed to complete quests all involving plagues, toxins, death, disease, chemical torture and the like. I'm kind of surprised the playable race is a goblin since I think they are in later expansions. I thought it might've been something else.

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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Itje » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:53 pm

Epic! Can't wait ... turtle_tongue_head

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Cervantes
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Post by Cervantes » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:21 pm

This looks great, I've got a question what area/areas is the level range?
I don't have a max level character yet due to waiting to level a Highelf.
Just thinking should i level my current character so i can play the new stuff once it goes life?
Nice work btw :)
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Mac
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Mac » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:31 pm

Cervantes wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:21 pm
This looks great, I've got a question what area/areas is the level range?
I don't have a max level character yet due to waiting to level a Highelf.
Just thinking should i level my current character so i can play the new stuff once it goes life?
Nice work btw :)
Having a high level alt with gold definitely helps when you're leveling up a new character. But if you're afraid you're going to get burnt out, I suppose it'd be better to wait.

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Post by Cervantes » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:16 pm

Thanks Mac :) yeah i'm going to wait i think and get that fresh feeling, looking forward to this. :)
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Unangwata
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Post by Unangwata » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:34 pm

I really can't wait. Any hints what ETA might be please ?

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Post by Anuriel » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:41 pm

This all look so cool happy_turtle_head Really can't wait to try out high elves. :)
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Jcarrill0
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Jcarrill0 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:02 pm

Greetings,
as a fellow long time Turtle Wow player, I have eagerly awaited new on this. I do have some questions:
  1. Torta wrote:
    Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am
    We will soon release the first ever fully-interactive story expansion for Vanilla WoW.
    Can we have an estimated ETA? I would like to plan a time when to come back to Turtle WoW.
  2. Torta wrote:
    Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am
    This expansion will take a different path from Burning Crusade, emphasizing the relatively low-fantasy world of Vanilla WoW over the higher fantasy of the cosmic battle with the Legion.
    Does this mean we will have to use a TBC Client with special Custom patches or a Vanilla Wow Client with special Custom Patches?
  3. Torta wrote:
    Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am
    It's heavily based on the background lore from Warcraft 3 and Vanilla WoW, and seeks to follow some of the story threads from those games without breaking established lore.
    I would like a breakdown of this since a lot of this would most likely be ret-con according to the current style of the lore.
  4. Torta wrote:
    Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am
    In addition to new dungeons, raids, and zones, the expansion will also feature two new races.
    Will this feature a custom Race Faction for both High Elves and Goblins?
  5. Torta wrote:
    Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am
    Prepare yourself for an all-new, never-told chapter in the story of World of Warcraft: a three-part expansion storyline that will lead you on adventures never had and to depths never visited.
    So this a a 3 part expansion? will this consist of more custom patches over time or just locked content until a certain time/Quest is completed?
  6. Torta wrote:
    Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:09 am
    Learn more about upcoming expansion on our website: https://turtle-wow.org/expansion
    The reason I ask these questions is because this link does not give an answer to many of the questions I am asking. Can we possibly get an update on this page as well?

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Torta
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Torta » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:12 am

Jcarrill0 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:02 pm
Greetings,
as a fellow long time Turtle Wow player, I have eagerly awaited new on this. I do have some questions...
1. January 5th.
2.Your normal Vanilla client will update automatically once expansion is out. There will be one MPQ patch and new custom exe with a build number 1.15.x
3. Please join our Discord, we discuss such matters every day there with our community :)
4. High Elves will join Alliance, Goblins will join Horde. It's all been in our introduction trailers :)
5. We will release story in 3 parts. We don't have a team big enough to work on everything at the same time. Episode 1 will have the following features:

• Two new races: Goblins and High Elves & their starting locations

• Two new zones: Amani'Alor and Alah’Thalas

• Arena 1vs1 (non-rated on release)

• Gambling introduced by fellow Goblins

• New level 60 dungeon: Stormwind Vault

• Over 400 new items for all level brackets

• Two new classes for existing races: Gnome Hunters and Orc Mages

• New mounts, companions & Hunter pets

• General world overhaul with Blizzlike elements

• Cosmetic client enhancements

There will be new episodes with additional content and main story plot released at later dates.

6. Please join our community on Discord. There're too many questions from everyone, making a FAQ long enough is not really possible.

Roxanneflowers
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Roxanneflowers » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:57 pm

Torta wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:12 am
• New mounts, companions & Hunter pets
Could you elaborate more on the new Hunter pets aspect?

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Jcarrill0
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Jcarrill0 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:35 pm

Torta wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:12 am
Jcarrill0 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:02 pm
Greetings,
as a fellow long time Turtle Wow player, I have eagerly awaited new on this. I do have some questions...
1. January 5th.
2.Your normal Vanilla client will update automatically once expansion is out. There will be one MPQ patch and new custom exe with a build number 1.15.x
3. Please join our Discord, we discuss such matters every day there with our community :)
4. High Elves will join Alliance, Goblins will join Horde. It's all been in our introduction trailers :)
5. We will release story in 3 parts. We don't have a team big enough to work on everything at the same time. Episode 1 will have the following features:

• Two new races: Goblins and High Elves & their starting locations

• Two new zones: Amani'Alor and Alah’Thalas

• Arena 1vs1 (non-rated on release)

• Gambling introduced by fellow Goblins

• New level 60 dungeon: Stormwind Vault

• Over 400 new items for all level brackets

• Two new classes for existing races: Gnome Hunters and Orc Mages

• New mounts, companions & Hunter pets

• General world overhaul with Blizzlike elements

• Cosmetic client enhancements

There will be new episodes with additional content and main story plot released at later dates.

6. Please join our community on Discord. There're too many questions from everyone, making a FAQ long enough is not really possible.
You guys never cease to amaze me!

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Siinda
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Re: Story Expansion & New Playable Races

Post by Siinda » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:13 pm

Add a taunt to Paladins would be a nice equalizer.

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