After writing my post about Gilneas, I had a number of readers/players defend the Worgen as the most likely race we’ll find behind the Graymane Wall.
I’ll give you this… it’s definitely the most prevalent rumor. So I wouldn’t be surprised if I was wrong and that happened.
That being said, I still lean towards Naga. As for Worgen? I’ll get to that in a sec.
Remember, WoW expansions always follow a theme. The new races, the new class… all tied to that central theme.
Gilneas will be Maelstrom. There are four races that immediately fit the Maelstrom’s theme: Island Trolls (like the playable Dark Spears), Goblins, Pandaren, and Naga.
So yes, following that logic, the goblins are a much more likely race for Gilneas than the Worgen.
So enough. When the hell will we see the Worgen?
As we discussed in our Future Expansions post, when the Emerald Dream and Maelstrom are both conquered it looks like our next move will be to take the offensive and fight the demons on their own turf.
So we’ve got a whole expansion about the demon worlds…
The Worgen fit that like a glove. Their 1-20 starting zones could even be on their own home-world.
Keep in mind that Blizzard has already said the Draenei will be the closest we ever get to playing a demon in WoW. With that in mind, can anything else really beat the Worgen?
Granted the other faction needs a race, so let’s push this a little further. If the Worgen join, say, the Horde, what does the Alliance get?
The answer is subtle, but we’ve seen it.
There is one other race on Azeroth that has a huge bone to pick when it comes to demons…. Furbolgs.
Not only that, this reverse mirrors the Burning Crusade. The Horde’s new race is a native of where we’re heading. The Alliance’s race has a strong reason for going there.
Worgen. Furbolgs. Fifth Expansion. See you there.