Gamepro interviewed Jeff Kaplan [Tigole] to discuss details of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade expansion.
Gamepro: What made you decide to do the Blood Elves and the Draenei?
JeffKaplan: Ultimately, they were at a slam dunk. We’re going to Outland, and we’d already decided that. Outland is this awesome, epic place in the WarCraft universe. And we knew that was the setting for our first expansion. Blood Elves and Draenei had natural ties to Outland. Outland used to be Draenor, which was the home planet of the Draenei. And in WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne the Blood Elves were obsessed with getting to Outland and for Kael’thas Sunstrider, [Outland] was the center of arcane energy closest to the nether and that’s where he wanted to be. The whole race was defined by “Let’s get to Outland.” They were easy choices ultimately.