Next Expansion Leak?

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Came across this last Tuesday but couldn't post anything on it because my account was wrongly suspended for reasons. I don't usually put much weight in such things but as far as expansion rumors and speculation go, this one looked like one of the better one's I have come across.

An email leak from the Irvine offices:

EXPANSION DETAILS

Name: Rise of the Naga Empire
Main Villians: Azshara, N'zoth
Plot: The Burning Legion has diverted the attention of the heroes of Azeroth away from their home lands. As the war wages on Argus to stop the Legion, Azshara continues her preparations in carrying out the will of N'zoth by readying an invasion that will cover every continent on the planet. The Naga Empire has been building its forces and patiently waiting for the perfect time to strike. Using a twisted form of black magic and power granted to her from N'Zoth, Azshara will carry out a ritual that will cause the submerged Naga empire to rise from the depths. Both the Horde and Alliance are unprepared for such an attack, and as a result, many iconic locations will be destroyed. In order to defend the lands that the factions of Azeroth hold dear, both major factions must band together even amid the hatred both feel for each other.

Inventions created by the Gnomes and adopted by the Goblins will be created and refined to help curtail the invading Naga. Gifted and mechanically intelligent Gnomes and Goblins will pilot massive suites of Armor and will be instrumental in holding off the Naga invasions. These Tinkers will be looked at by the rest of the horde and alliance as essential to the military efforts that will greatly help turn the tide of battle.

Major Expansion Features:
Level Cap Raised to 120

New Race: Naga (Neutral) A splinter faction of Naga unwilling to succumb the Old God's whispers defect from Azshara's ranks and choose to either join the Horde or Alliance

New Class: Tinker (Gnomes & Goblins) Tank, DPS specs available.

New Neutral City: Undermine

New Mount Type: Boats (with the help of the Goblins and Gnomes, players will be able to create their own boat in the initial leveling stage of the expansion. Faster boats will be able to be found as mount drops off bosses.)

Race specific House Boats will be able to be created and customized by players.

Faction Allegiance System: Allows horde and alliance players to undergo a series of quests and events that eventually allows them to group together, unlocks account wide.
8 New Zones (All new zones will have Legion level scaling tech except for ones indicated):

Leveling Zones:
Scintal Reef (Naga Leveling Zone 1-20)
Kul'Tiras
Isle of Kezan
Zandalar
Tel Abim
Drowned Reaches

Max Level Zones:
Gishan Caverns
Nazjatar

Other Major Features:
2 New Battlegrounds
1 New Arena
3 New Raid zones available at launch, more planned in several patches
12 Dungeons available at launch, 10 New, 2 being refreshed previous expansion dungeons, more planned in several patches
Transmog Closet updates, to include all off set "sets" (example purple paladin tier 2 BC dungeon set)

ORIGINAL SOURCE:
https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/6bccl8/next_expansion_leak_rise_of_the_naga_empire/
1. That's an incredibly stupid name.

2. There is not copyright claim for that name yet, Blizzard always does this for their new expansions ahead of time.

3. Again that's an incredibly stupid name.

4. Tinkers will never be a class despite how much we want it.
I can confirm all of this are true. My uncle's daughter's husband's best friend who owns Blizzard told me that.
No stop watching youtube an twitch its all lies LIES~!
05/23/2017 07:18 AMPosted by Lewdlady
1. That's an incredibly stupid name.

2. There is not copyright claim for that name yet, Blizzard always does this for their new expansions ahead of time.

3. Again that's an incredibly stupid name.

4. Tinkers will never be a class despite how much we want it.


I hope you're right and it's not true since I am not a fan of the Naga and their lore. That said, a lot of the other features sound appealing.
I don't understand the idea behind adding tinkers to a primarily water-based xpac???
It's like what can they do?
make scuba diving suits?
house boats? lol
Well not everyone is cheering for an underwater expansion until underwater combat is improved.
05/23/2017 07:21 AMPosted by Greencard
I don't understand the idea behind adding tinkers to a primarily water-based xpac???
It's like what can they do?
make scuba diving suits?


More than that, there's the years old argument of whether or not Naga would need an entirely different type of armor than plate, mail, leather, or cloth since Naga do not have legs.
Is this the kind of lie a 20 year old make up to impress a girl?
i would like to think Blizz learned their lesson in Cata with Vash. Yes we all know mario had a great run when level 7 (i think) was underwater. This is not mario
How would naga use mounts?
That sounds like it would contain too much water for my liking.

I also wouldn't know what to think of Naga as a neutral playable race? I mean cool that there's a nice monster race but.. How would armor work? Like the pants and boots? It'd be interesting but I don't think it would be likely.

Personally I've been hoping Ethereals would become a playable race at some point, I think it would be more probable that they'd create a completely new race for a playable neutral.
Sounds interesting....but will I get more haircuts?
There is zero chance they would introduce both a new class and new race and not make the new class the focus of the new race.

The neutral Panda experiment is widely considered to be a mistake; they're not going to repeat it with Naga.
05/23/2017 07:21 AMPosted by Greencard
I don't understand the idea behind adding tinkers to a primarily water-based xpac???
It's like what can they do?
make scuba diving suits?


YES!
05/23/2017 07:30 AMPosted by Margirita
Sounds interesting....but will I get more haircuts?

This is what we need.
It urks me that guys can have longer hair than females.
im not sexist or anything. But i would really like super long hair on my female characters.
05/23/2017 07:26 AMPosted by Amuu
How would naga use mounts?


Sidesaddle? Or perhaps, like the Little Mermaid they will simply transform and develop scaly legs?

/eye roll /giggle

Edit for afterthought: The Naga are currently slithering around all over the planet - I've seen toons die before their scaly onslaught - maybe the armor is invisible? Can I whoop them wearing my Murloc suit?

Seriously though, I might enjoy being a Tinker. /sigh
Fake News
Naga might be part of next expansion seeing how it is looking to be an Old God /Nether Lords one.

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