Yeah, yeah. I know. This is a few days old news. Do I care? HELL NO! Seriously though, I've been a little busy these past couple weeks and my posting has been a little sporadic. Couple that with working on my Youtube videos, actually playing games, social stuff, and my other writing projects... things tend to get a little hectic. Furthermore, there really hasn't even been that much stuff to talk about when it comes to WoW.
Sure, patch 4.2 dropped and Stars did something a bit questionable if I recall correctly but I don't particularly feel like talking about that. Something on MMO-Champion did catch my eye though. That thing being Alcaz Island. Blizzard is apparently going to be using Alcaz Island for something in the future (perhaps not too distant future?). The question, of course, is what?
So the first step in answering that question is to ask more questions. What do we know about Alcaz Island? Alcaz Island is, in lore, a small island that held a human settlement off the coast of Dustwallow Marsh. In the game, it hasn't really been used for too much. Newer players might not know this, but before patch 1.9, but there was a prison under Alcaz Island. This prison is where the Defias Brotherhood imprisoned King Varian Wrynn. When patch 1.9 came out, Blizzard removed him and replaced him with a Naga.
Thats about all we know. So, what could this island be used for? My thoughts are the War of the Ancients content patch later in Cataclysm. How? I'm not exactly sure. Perhaps it'll be related to the Black Dragonflight in some way due to Onyxia's connections with the Defias. Who knows? It might be turned into a five man instance. It might be an instanced quest hub. It might be an instanced quest area. There are several options for it. Hell, we might not even see it this expansion. It could be really early data files for the next expansion. There simply is no way to tell.
Its still very, very interesting though.