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When exactly does it take place in the Warcraft Timeline?
The Dark Portal has to have been opened (to allow Human Settlements and Garrisons), and yet, there is no terraforming into Outland yet (which was caused by the Dark Portal opening).
Not only that, but the first Human settlements don't start until the events of Warcraft 2: Beyond the Dark Portal (as they never had opportunity to get past the Horde before then), and by then, Outland was well on its way to taking over Draenor.
So, when does it take place?
After Gul'Dan starts talking with Kil'Jaden but before the formation of the Shadow Council and the drinking of Mannoroths Blood.
They said Gul'Dan does drink the blood, but I could have sworn on the livestream they said it was 2 years before that event.
Anyway, doesn't matter. It's around that general time period.
Edited by Pryde on 11/9/2013 7:49 AM PST
I seriously hope that Blizzard implements a spreadsheet of how this is going to work time wise so these threads stop.
And I wish people would take the time to read the other posts about this where it's already explained...
From what I understand, Garrosh went to the version that was 2 years before the drinking of the Demon Blood. After 2 years of conniving and building up the war machines, he opens the Dark Portal to our time, in which only a few days/weeks/months have passed since Garrosh left. This is the point in Draenor's time that we end up going to, and in our time would have been when the Orc's drank the demon blood. This is why Gul'dan is already green, while the other Warlords aren't.
Basically, Garrosh has aged ~2 years in comparison to us for the purposes of the story.
Edited by Safiyr on 11/9/2013 8:43 AM PST
Since quite a few people are complaining about it and misrepresenting the plot of this latest xpac. I figure that an explanation is probably needed on here.
Simply put everyone.
Garrosh went back to Draenor before the orcs drank demon blood and stopped them from doing so. Garrosh gave them modern weaponry and united the orc clans together, the united orc clans (excluding Frostwolf) now call themselves the Iron Horde.
In Draenor B's timeline, Draenor never exploded and Outland was never created.
We are not going into the past. The Draenor we are going to is modern Draenor, if it never exploded. We're not time traveling, we're experiencing an alternate universe that is the result of time travel.
If it's say, November 3rd 2013 on Azeroth, it's November 3rd 2013 on Draenor B.
The Draenei of Draenor/Outland/Azeroth A were slaughtered by demon crazed orcs. The Draenei of Draenor/Outland/Azeroth B were not slaughtered, because the orcs never drank demon blood.
This is where the time travel comes into play. Only Garrosh went back in time. Garrosh has actually been on Draenor B for years, uniting and improving the orc clans, by the time we get there. I'm curious if we'll end up seeing an older version of Garrosh.
At least, this is how I interpret it. I like the story a lot.
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