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Learn most of World of Warcraft's lore in 40 minutes

Regardless if you are a seasoned explorer of the deepest depths of Azeroth or a newcomer still struggling with customizing the perfect avatar to project yourself into, there’s an overwhelming amount of history to the World of Warcraft you probably don’t know. Especially if you haven’t played the Warcraft RTS series and accept every quest without reading the text, you simply don’t know the half of what makes this such a magical universe.

If you are interested in delving into the extensive history of World of Warcraft but don’t have the time to roll a new character or the desire to play the outdated RTS series, you are in luck! YouTuber Nobbel87 has broken down the entire origin story of the Warcraft franchise into a video eight seconds shy of the 42 minute mark.

In “The Story of Warcraft", Nobbel87 will teach you about the events of the strategy games that lay the foundation for World of Warcraft and give a general overview of each expansion’s importance up until the forthcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Unlike a lot of other lore Youtubers, Nobel87 goes one step beyond his duty to the community by supplying annotated links to everything he mentions in the video. These links direct you to more in-depth videos about Warcraft’s lore, which is a godsend considering he can only touch the surface in 42 minutes.

However, “The Story of Warcraft” is the perfect primer to watch if you are looking to catch yourself up on the lore of World of Warcraft before the Warlords of Draenor expansion is released. No release date has been announced yet, but it is speculated by beta testers, longtime fans, and industry professionals that Warlords of Draenor is aiming for a September 2014 release window. Taking that into consideration, you have plenty of time to catch up on the lore of Warcraft.

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