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Behind on WarCraft lore? Here's what you need to know

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WarCraft has a massive historical line. The lore woven by Blizzard and various differentย writers stretches well beyond the grasp of the games, and it’s very easy to think you know what’s what and actually not know a thing. The story has been evolving over the years in World of Warcraft, and if you haven’t been keeping up to date, ย this is the perfect time to catch up.

Of course, that sounds like a daunting task, but YouTube user Nobbel87 has your covered. His channel is famous for all of his different WarCraft videos, but his attest is probably the one you’ll be wanting to start with if you’ve been out of Azeroth for a while. In this (short?) 50 minute video, he basically summarizes the entirety of WarCraft’s lore up until now. That’s starting from the Titans arrival to the events after the latest WoW expansion, Mist of Pandaria.

The video is a brief overview, and skips out some important details. Thankfully it also features various links to other videos that expand on certain events and occurrences, in case you want to know more at Arthas and Frostmourne or Thrall’s rise.

It’s basically all you’ll need to get up to speed with the WarCraft world, and once again remind you that WarCraft 4 still hasn’t happened. We can cry in a corner together. I’ll bring snacks.

Last Updated: July 29, 2014

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  1. Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 29, 2014 at 14:12

      Weekends!

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 29, 2014 at 14:14

        Week day mornings for me.
        Weekends is where you wake up on your own and actually get up to do stuff, like play games.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 29, 2014 at 14:35

          Yeah, at one in the after noon all the way till 3 at night

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 29, 2014 at 14:44

            Sounds like a weekend well spent to me.

    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      July 29, 2014 at 14:16

      The last time I slept until I drooled was before my daughter was born, ah the joys of parenting. At least I learned to cope with little sleep

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        July 29, 2014 at 14:54

        last time I passed out on the leather couch, drooled and because of the winter cold, my face was half frozen .. was two frozen spit face ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

    • Rince&pop

      July 29, 2014 at 14:30

      DING DING!

      Reply

  2. Sith JJ

    July 29, 2014 at 14:09

    I remember playing the campaigns through from all the strategy games. That Frozen Throne was an epic conclusion to WarCraft III

    Reply

    • Matewis Jubilai

      July 29, 2014 at 14:18

      I was intially pissed when I finished Frozen Throne, when they showed that ingame cutscene with Illidan and Arthas. I thought that that was meant to be the final scene of the game, but luckily I was wrong and what followed was that awesome bliztastic cgi sequence. I recall reading somewhere that what they portrayed in that ingame cutscene is what they would’ve included in the fancy end cgi sequence had they had the time. Which is sad, because that would’ve been ridiculously awesome ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 14:19

        Haha. Yes dude. Absolutely.

        I can really do with another WarCraft strategy game like the old ones, but since DOTA has become such a big thing I don’t see it happening.

        Reply

      • Eric

        July 29, 2014 at 16:15

        I pretty much played through the campaigns just for the cutscenes. They were sooo pretty

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 29, 2014 at 14:20

      The last Warcraft I played was 2.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 14:21

        You should be ashamed. III was brilliant and Frozen Throne was the shiiiiiiz.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 29, 2014 at 14:23

          I feel nothing because I’m dead inside.

          In a completely unrelated note, I should stop spending time with Rince.

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:24

            That seriously just made me laugh aloud (not that “blowing slightly more air through your nose than usual LOL”).
            I think you can buy the entire thing, expansions and all, at BT for something like R60.

          • Ottokie

            July 29, 2014 at 14:26

            Took a WOW hiatus last week, going back when the expack drops, always good to take a break now and then. Also gives me time for my Minecraft addiction!

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:28

            I haven’t played Minecraft yet (yes, I know). I have played Terraria quite a bit though (practically a 2D minecraft), so I can only imagine how much time I’d spend on Minecraft.

          • Ottokie

            July 29, 2014 at 14:30

            With a modpack like Madpack you get sucked in a lot more, bit hard to learn the basics since there is just so much thrown at you, but once you get into it you cant just log for a few minutes. Hours fly by

          • RASELMORK

            July 29, 2014 at 15:18

            Sounds like a weekend well spent to me

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:31

            Hey!

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:33

            Oh, hi there.

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:36

            Not there, BEHIND YOU 0-O

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:36

            Every….damn….time!
            Worst of all, there’s a dress mannequin behind me today.

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:41

          • Sageville

            July 29, 2014 at 15:23

            What creepy corners of the interweb do you find these things?

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 15:27

            Avo taught me well!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 29, 2014 at 14:42

            Why don’t you just fold your dress up or put it in one of those hanger bags instead then?

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:43

            Ouch!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 29, 2014 at 14:47

            What? It’s a helpful suggestion. I’m so misunderstood. ๐Ÿ™

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 15:29

            Hey!
            I leave my desk for one hour and this is what I come back to.

  3. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 29, 2014 at 14:09

    Would probably watch 5 minutes… 41 minutes? Nope.

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 29, 2014 at 14:09

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 29, 2014 at 14:12

      Weekends!

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 29, 2014 at 14:14

        Week day mornings for me.
        Weekends is where you wake up on your own and actually get up to do stuff, like play games.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 29, 2014 at 14:35

          Yeah, at one in the after noon all the way till 3 at night

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 29, 2014 at 14:44

            Sounds like a weekend well spent to me.

    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      July 29, 2014 at 14:16

      The last time I slept until I drooled was before my daughter was born, ah the joys of parenting. At least I learned to cope with little sleep

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        July 29, 2014 at 14:54

        last time I passed out on the leather couch, drooled and because of the winter cold, my face was half frozen .. was two frozen spit face ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

    • Rince&pop

      July 29, 2014 at 14:30

      DING DING!

      Reply

  5. Sith JJ

    July 29, 2014 at 14:09

    I remember playing the campaigns through from all the strategy games. That Frozen Throne was an epic conclusion to WarCraft III

    Reply

    • Matewis Jubilai

      July 29, 2014 at 14:18

      I was intially pissed when I finished Frozen Throne, when they showed that ingame cutscene with Illidan and Arthas. I thought that that was meant to be the final scene of the game, but luckily I was wrong and what followed was that awesome bliztastic cgi sequence. I recall reading somewhere that what they portrayed in that ingame cutscene is what they would’ve included in the fancy end cgi sequence had they had the time. Which is sad, because that would’ve been ridiculously awesome ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 14:19

        Haha. Yes dude. Absolutely.

        I can really do with another WarCraft strategy game like the old ones, but since DOTA has become such a big thing I don’t see it happening.

        Reply

      • Eric

        July 29, 2014 at 16:15

        I pretty much played through the campaigns just for the cutscenes. They were sooo pretty

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 29, 2014 at 14:20

      The last Warcraft I played was 2.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 14:21

        You should be ashamed. III was brilliant and Frozen Throne was the shiiiiiiz.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 29, 2014 at 14:23

          I feel nothing because I’m dead inside.

          In a completely unrelated note, I should stop spending time with Rince.

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:24

            That seriously just made me laugh aloud (not that “blowing slightly more air through your nose than usual LOL”).
            I think you can buy the entire thing, expansions and all, at BT for something like R60.

          • Ottokie

            July 29, 2014 at 14:26

            Took a WOW hiatus last week, going back when the expack drops, always good to take a break now and then. Also gives me time for my Minecraft addiction!

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:28

            I haven’t played Minecraft yet (yes, I know). I have played Terraria quite a bit though (practically a 2D minecraft), so I can only imagine how much time I’d spend on Minecraft.

          • Ottokie

            July 29, 2014 at 14:30

            With a modpack like Madpack you get sucked in a lot more, bit hard to learn the basics since there is just so much thrown at you, but once you get into it you cant just log for a few minutes. Hours fly by

          • RASELMORK

            July 29, 2014 at 15:18

            Sounds like a weekend well spent to me

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:31

            Hey!

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:33

            Oh, hi there.

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:36

            Not there, BEHIND YOU 0-O

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 14:36

            Every….damn….time!
            Worst of all, there’s a dress mannequin behind me today.

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:41

          • Sageville

            July 29, 2014 at 15:23

            What creepy corners of the interweb to you find these things?

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 15:27

            Avo taught me well!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 29, 2014 at 14:42

            Why don’t you just fold your dress up or put it in one of those hanger bags instead then?

          • Rince&pop

            July 29, 2014 at 14:43

            Ouch!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 29, 2014 at 14:47

            What? It’s a helpful suggestion. I’m so misunderstood. ๐Ÿ™

          • Sith JJ

            July 29, 2014 at 15:29

            Hey!
            I leave my desk for one hour and this is what I come back to.

  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 29, 2014 at 14:09

    Would probably watch 5 minutes… 41 minutes? Nope.

    Reply

  7. Hammersteyn

    July 29, 2014 at 14:11

    Will watch later so thanks for the video. Gotta get work done as well.

    Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    July 29, 2014 at 14:11

    Will watch later so thanks for the video. Gotta get work done as well.

    Reply

  9. Kensei Seraph

    July 29, 2014 at 14:13

    You bring snacks, I’ll bring an English textbook to beat grammar into you.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 29, 2014 at 14:16

      You’re missing a comma.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 14:17

        I was just about to say that. Or an “and”. Two consecutive suggestions need to be split by either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          July 29, 2014 at 14:33

          Fixed.
          I’m not sure how I missed it but thanks for the warning.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 29, 2014 at 14:40

            TURN IN YOUR GRAMMAR NAZI BADGE & GUN!

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 29, 2014 at 14:43

            You’ll never take me alive!

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            July 29, 2014 at 14:49

            …we lost another ๐Ÿ™

      • Guest

        July 29, 2014 at 14:44

        A comma you say ? But what kind of comma ??

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

          July 29, 2014 at 14:48

          Why the double post? Feeling strongly about this, are we?

          Reply

      • ElNicko

        July 29, 2014 at 14:46

        A comma you say ?? But what kind of comma ??

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 29, 2014 at 14:50

          Reply

    • Rince&pop

      July 29, 2014 at 14:32

      What @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus and @johnambitious:disqus said ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

  10. Kensei Seraph

    July 29, 2014 at 14:13

    You bring snacks I’ll bring an English textbook to beat grammar into you.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 29, 2014 at 14:16

      You’re missing a comma.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 14:17

        I was just about to say that. Or an “and”. Two consecutive suggestions need to split by either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          July 29, 2014 at 14:33

          Fixed.
          I’m not sure how I missed it but thanks for the warning.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 29, 2014 at 14:40

            TURN IN YOUR GRAMMAR NAZI BADGE & GUN!

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 29, 2014 at 14:43

            You’ll never take me alive!

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            July 29, 2014 at 14:49

            …we lost another ๐Ÿ™

      • Guest

        July 29, 2014 at 14:44

        A comma you say ? But what kind of comma ??

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

          July 29, 2014 at 14:48

          Why the double post? Feeling strongly about this, are we?

          Reply

      • ElNicko

        July 29, 2014 at 14:46

        A comma you say ?? But what kind of comma ??

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 29, 2014 at 14:50

          Reply

    • Rince&pop

      July 29, 2014 at 14:32

      What @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus and @johnambitious:disqus said ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

  11. Ottokie

    July 29, 2014 at 14:20

    I will make this tonight’s movie before bed ๐Ÿ˜›

    On topic note: I also follow Nobble on TwitchTV, great live streamer with lots of lore insight http://www.twitch.tv/nobbel87

    Reply

  12. Ottokie

    July 29, 2014 at 14:20

    I will make this tonight’s movie before bed ๐Ÿ˜›

    On topic note: I also follow Nobble on TwitchTV, great live streamer with lots of lore insight http://www.twitch.tv/nobbel87

    Reply

  13. john

    July 29, 2014 at 14:37

    blizzard ripped off warhammer

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 29, 2014 at 14:38

      And Warhammer 40k

      Reply

    • ZubSaber

      July 29, 2014 at 15:53

      And Bethesda ripped off Might & Magic
      Need for Speed ripped off every car game ever made.

      Get the point?

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 15:57

        Not exactly. These aren’t genre models they used, these are very specific details. The difference being that the races of Starcraft and Warcraft are so close to those of the Warhammer series that they’re easy to confuse one another with.
        NFS on the other hand sucks balls these days, so it’s easy to see the difference between them and other racing games. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

        • ZubSaber

          July 29, 2014 at 16:11

          Well said. Didn’t know they were THAT similar. My apologies @john

          This is becoming quite common though and I think we’ve reached the point where calling something “original content” doesn’t mean a hermit hasn’t got the EXACT same idea pinned up on a board somewhere.

          Reply

  14. john

    July 29, 2014 at 14:37

    blizzard ripped off warhammer

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 29, 2014 at 14:38

      And Warhammer 40k

      Reply

    • ZubSaber

      July 29, 2014 at 15:53

      And Bethesda ripped off Might & Magic
      Need for Speed ripped off every car game ever made.

      Get the point?

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 29, 2014 at 15:57

        Not exactly. These aren’t genre models they used, these are very specific details. The difference being that the races of Starcraft and Warcraft are so close to those of the Warhammer series that they’re easy to confuse one another with.
        NFS on the other hand sucks balls these days, so it’s easy to see the difference between them and other racing games. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

        • ZubSaber

          July 29, 2014 at 16:11

          Well said. Didn’t know they were THAT similar. My apologies @john

          This is becoming quite common though and I think we’ve reached the point where calling something “original content” doesn’t mean a hermit hasn’t got the EXACT same idea pinned up on a board somewhere.

          Reply

  15. Sageville

    July 29, 2014 at 15:38

    TL:DW

    Reply

  16. Sageville

    July 29, 2014 at 15:38

    TL:DW

    Reply

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