Jaina Theories





What’s going on with her? Who is she? Who is her mother? Is she a Dreadlord as many seem to think?

I don’t think she is. I think she has the potential to be a big bad, but not a dreadlord.

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The most important query is, I feel, who is her mother? We have never heard a name (please correct me if we have), and we assume she and her brother have the same mother.


Now, what if her mother is actually Sylvanas?

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Legion Theory – Dreadlord/Lich Queen Sylvanas?




So, the leaked broadcast files (You can read the full files here – icy veins spoilers) from Legion imply, at least to me, that Sylvannas may be the hidden evil character, rather than Jaina, and it makes more sense-


The alliance version doesn’t really point to Jaina at all –

Varimathras (Alliance)
Varimathras: So, your Alliance still endures. Longer than I expected, though she has already planted the seeds of its downfall. She is patient, that one – could be Jaina, could be Sylvanas.
Varimathras: When your thrones run red with betrayal… when your holy places burn and the shattered mask hangs above your hearth… only then you will know. And it will be too late.
Varimathras: It matters not. You are blind to the true darkness closing in around you.”


Varimathras (Horde)
Varimathras: So, she found me at last. Sent her underlings to finish the job.
Varimathras: Tell me, when she seized your throne of hides and bones (Sylvanas is now war chief) , was your allegiance forced? No… I’d wager you surrendered it willingly… or were convinced you did.
Varimathras: It matters not. You are blind to the darkness in your midst – Sylvanas?.”


This also links in to the whole theory of the scourge becoming a big force to be reckoned with after we’ve dealt with the Legion, the four Horseman are back thanks to all you Death Knights (awesome quest line btw), and the Lich King must have a long term goal in mind after the Legion is defeated. What will the horseman do after the Burning Legion is defeated? Go back from whence they came? I think not. The Lich King now has them firmly under his control, they are his servants to lead the scourge to do whatever his bidding may be. The scourge is stronger, more focused and organised than ever, thanks DK’s.



It has been spoken about here –

What comes next – scourge


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Then of course there’s the whole Jaina is actually Queen Aszhara theory, or that she is a death knight…. 😉


© Julie E Lowes 2017


Legion Theories

VARIAN (this one is mine )
On the loading screen his swords used to be blue and orange when separated, on the loading screen they are now both orange.
Imo there has to be a reason for the change, it has me intrigued, his “main”sword is Shalamayne which was created when Onyxia fused Varians two halves back into one while they were holding their respective weapons Shalla’tor and Ellemayne.
Shalla’tor means Shadow Render, while Ellemayne means Reaver. While Ellemayne had a red/orange gem, Shalla’tor had a blue gem.
Since Lo’Gosh had the orangey sword, perhaps he will be resurrected and become a dual wielding Lo’Gosh 100%

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Warlords of Draenor will soon be upon us, with patch 6.0 no doubt hitting us in 4-6 weeks. As I haven’t received a Beta key (cry) I can’t comment first hand on the changes to my beloved mage class. I can say, however, that I am looking forward to the aesthetics of certain spells.




They look so awesomely devastating, insanely overpowered, and frankly they just look beautiful.

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That being said, I think what I’m most looking forward to are the quality of life changes that are incoming, such as the Toybox, an extra bank tab for reagents and more void storage.  Anything that gives me extra storage room is great! Plus having certain toys account wide rather than farming them on each character is also a very nice and welcoming change.


I am ever so slightly concerned about the changes to the models, after viewing my characters on wowheads’ model profiler, they don’t look like the characters I know and love anymore. Blizzard have said that they will not be giving out free re-customisation, but I really do believe that everyone should get 1 free with each max level character. If your character no longer looks like themselves, there’s the chance you won’t want to play it anymore,  and hence no longer want to play world of Warcraft.

© Julie E Lowes 2014

Warlords of Draenor

Well, now we know. Now we can start to get excited. Now we can farm gold and sell off our lingering profession materials. Now we can stop setting foot in Siege of Orgrimmar farming gear upgrades, when we know they will be replaced with greens very very soon.

13th November 2014 is THE date. Warlords of Draenor goes live. Another orc end boss. Yay………

(More later…..)


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WoD Release date announcement.

Sooooo this thursday the 14th August 2014, we finally find out the release date for Warlords of Draenor. All we know now is that it is due for release on or before 20/12/14.

There is muchos hype about the release date, especially since blizzard announced their huge 10th anniversary events, which do actually look really really great. I believe the expansion will be released 14/10/14.

“This November marks the 10-year anniversary of World of Warcraft, and we’re cooking up a few in-game plans to commemorate the occasion. Here’s a quick preview of what’s in store:

Tarren Mill vs. Southshore: The Rematch


If you engaged in PvP early on in WoW, you might have fond memories of—and perhaps a few scars from—the endless tug-of-war between Horde and Alliance players at Tarren Mill and Southshore. To recapture that feeling, we’ll be opening a Team Deathmatch–style Battleground based on that timeless struggle. However, unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, there will be a clearly defined victor, so you’ll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat.”

Molten Core Gets Boosted

Molten Core provided many WoW players with their first taste of WoW raiding. For the anniversary celebration, max-level players will be able to participate in a special 40-player Raid Finder version to relive the experience of hunting down Ragnaros and his minions within his fiery lair. Downing the Firelord will earn you an Achievement and a special Core Hound mount reward (fireproof leg armor not included).



Anyone who logs in during the 10-year anniversary event will also be able to claim a feisty, fiery new pet: the Molten Corgi! Just think of the corgi-parade potential when you and your friends summon these wee waddling balls of fire for a walk.

These events and rewards will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to check back with us later for more information on when you can expect to see them in-game. ‘Til then, we’re looking forward to celebrating 10 epic years with you!”

I am really looking forward to getting my corehound mound, (though not the lag involved in doing a 40 man Molton Core raid) and I shall do my best not to burn my bum!


© Julie E Lowes 2014

To B.E. or not to B.E., what was the question?


Blood elves, or Sindorei, whether you love them or hate them they are everywhere. They became a playable race in the Burning Crusade with outrage from some players, both horde and alliance, who felt they were too pretty to be a horde race. Personally I think the females look like an anorexic  Anne Robinson and the males like they belong in a 1970’s glam rock band.

I tend to play Alliance, with no horde character above level 10 with the exception of a DK, but if I were to level one it would more than likely be a blood elf. I dislike most horde races, I find them aesthetically unattractive with orcs and tauren being too large for my taste, and of all the horde races I just prefer the looks and animations of belfs.


Why should you play a belf?

Well their lore is rich and interesting. Their charismatic leader Kael’thas Sunstrider, (who I must admit I had a bit of a geeky crush on after seeing him in Magisters Terrace for the first time though he wasn’t quite as hot as  Selin Fireheart), was a senior member of the Kirin Tor and a prince of Qael’Thalas, the last of the Sunstrider dynasty. He led what was left of his people to serve the Alliance after the Fall of Quel’Thalas. Ruthlessly trying to conciliate his people’s magic addiction, he later secretly formed an alliance with Illidan Stormrage and the Burning Legion. When this allegiance was revealed he was branded a traitor. Kael’thas plans to summon Kil’jaeden the Deceiver through the Sunwell , were thwarted by the Shattered Sun Offensive and their forces in Magisters’ Terrace.

Belfs also have pretty decent racial traits:

  • Arcane torrent (2 minute cooldown) – silences all enemies for 2 seconds within 8 yards and restores 2% of your mana, 15 energy/focus/rage/runic power . Additionally, non-player targets spellcasting is interrupted for 3 seconds.
  • Arcane Affinity (passive) – enchanting skill increased by 10, raising the cap by 10 at each level of enchanting.
  • Arcane Resistance (passive) – reduces arcane damage taken by 1%.

Those Emotes.

Belfs are extremely vain, and their emotes reflect this, as well as being a little risqué. Female emotes are things such as:

“Do you believe in love at first sight .. or should I walk by again?”

“D’you think the expansion will make me fat?”

“Is that a mana wyrm in your pocket, or you just happy to see me?”

“So you mean I’m stuck with this hair color?”

Some of the male emotes are even vainer though I prefer them to the female emotes, and they are some of my favourite in game:

“You look almost as good as I do …”

“Hey, why don’t you come over here and .. hey, WATCH THE HAIR!”

“You know what I love about your eyes, when I look deep enough, I can see my own reflection.”

“Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?”

It is a common joke that there are no male blood elves, just different versions of the female.  The males were originally of a slimmer design, but were buffed up after many complaints from players on the ptr.

The blood elf mount, the Hawkstrider, was originally called a cockatrice but Blizzard changed the name before The Burning Crusade was released, I assume to avoid any double entendres as the game is PEGI 12. Alliance players can get a Swift White Hawkstrider from Kael’thas in Magisters Terrace.


According to Warcraftrealms.com census, blood elves account for 14% of all players, with only humans ahead of them in popularity at 19%. Yet they are often called the most hated race. Possibly because when first released, blood elves were seen as mostly played by immature kids who were overjoyed with the Horde finally getting a good looking, pretty race. It also may be a general dislike of elves as they appear in practically every fantasy game, with 2 elf races in world of Warcraft. Blood elves are also seen as racist, snooty and very shallow.

With the next expansion, or the one after next, being allegedly based around the return of the Burning Legion, it’s possible that we shall see a return of Kael’thas.

So, why do you play a belf?

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© Julie E Lowes 2013