The video showing World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade E3 2006 Trailer introduces the bulky new Alliance race. According to NYTimes, the new race are Draenei. Wonder why this race look like Eredars? Tigole (Jeff Kaplan) informed NYTimes that the Draenei are descended from the same demonic race, the Eredar, that produced some of Warcraft?s most fearsome foes, like the demon Archimonde.
- Read the NYTimes Article. Thanks Steve!
- Read the 5-pages interview with Tigole – Jeff Kaplan – Lead Designer.
UPDATE: New York Times has the video trailer with sound HERE. Below is the bootleg with no trailer sound.
Thanks, Kirkburn (pvprp.com Forum)
Barrioth has written up the events of the video, from beginning to end.
“Two bold new races”
Two Eredar enter the Ironforge Throne Room. The room is filled with representatives from the Alliance. Two cavalry units from Stormwind are standing guard in front of the throne, a dryad is standing besides one of the cavalry unit. The Eredar are kneeling, and the Eredar in the front stands up. Two Blood Elves enter Thrall’s throne room. The room is filled with representatives from the Horde. The Blood Elves kneel. All of the current Horde leaders are standing together with Thrall, including Varimathras. A Blood Elf walks up to Thrall and the other leaders.
“Hundreds of epic quests”
Three Blood Elves are standing around in a part of the Blood Elf starting area, a guard walks by. An Eredar walks up to a questgiver, who is standing in front of some unique architecture. Seems like he is about to turn in a quest, since the questgiver has a question mark over him. Three Blood Elves are standing around in a part of the Blood Elf starting area, nearby a rotating bookstand. One of the Blood Elves is a questgiver. A Blood Elf laughs? Some kind of questarea in a forest, same scene from one of the first pictures of the trailer that’s rolling on E3.
Blood Elf standing in a part of Karazhan. Two human ghosts patrol nearby. Scene shifts, Blood Elf standing in a dining hall. Scene shifts, Blood Elf walks past some orcs, both small and huge, two Doomguards are standing together with them. We seem the same place from a different angle, where there are Human soldiers together with some Water Elementals on the opposite side of the orcs. The orcs and humans are positioned like chess pieces.
An Eredar is backing away from some fel orcs running in Hellfire Citadel. Scene shifts, two fel orcs honoring a superior. Scene shifts, an Eredar is standing in front of a fel orc walking towards him, apparently four demons (I can only recognise a felguard) are standing behind the fel orc. Scene shifts, an Eredar is walking past a fel orc warlock nearby a throne. Scene shifts, an Eredar is turning around in a room with a grate over an abyss, kind of like in the Ironforge ditches.
“Explore the shattered realm”
The Dark Portal on Hellfire Peninsula. There is a dragon head lying on top of it, some spiky armament is hanging from the beam. A Blood Elf is running past some ruins with waterfalls, in a forest area. The ruins are of troll architecture. (I think I can see a Blood Elf spire in the distance An Eredar is running in a forest area, some strange architecture is in the background. A crystal is flashing some lightning. A Blood Elf is running down a road, perhaps on Hellfire Peninsula. There is a tower in the background, with some rays of light behind it. An Eredar is running through Zangor Marsh, with some mushrooms around him. A Blood Elf is running through Terokkar. There is a cat-like creature there too. An Eredar is also running through Terokkar.
“Flying mounts” Some guy blocks the camera with his head.
“Level cap raised to 70”
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade logo
“A new world awaits…”