They have their own zone, Desolace, and they’re closer than one might realize to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the over-arching world of Warcraft.
What they need is a catalyst. And they have one. Actually… two.
At the southern end of Desolace, a Pariah wanders the wasteland. In writing terms, you’d call this a “Christ Figure“. His goal? To unify the centaur into a proud race on par with the Orc’s and Night Elves. In his quest chain you repair and bring him the one and only artifact he believes he needs to accomplish this goal.
This might seem all a bit speculative if it weren’t for the other, much more formidable catalyst.
The Centaur have a new god.
A Christ figure and a new god… when it comes to catalysts that’s as strong as they come.
While I personally don’t think we’ll see the centaur taking as strong a role as say… the Orcs in Warcraft lore, I think it’s only a matter of time before they’re on par with say… the Goblins.
And let’s face it, far into the future… WoW2? Warcraft 4? The Centaur would make an awesome playable race.