A little over a year and a half ago, I wrote about something that had my imagination all abuzz with the number of possibilities it presented. I compared maps, I crafted theories – Heck, I was a regular Pseudo-Rades.
And since even before I wrote that post, I was trying to figure out what the story behind the Giant Snake Tail of Gundrak was. Because you know, stuff like that is what I write about. Actually now that I think about it, there are a lot of giant animals with no explanation. The snake tail in Gundrak, the giant dragon skeleton south of the Dragonblight, and the giant bunny skeleton in Tirisfal Glades (I’m getting to that one, don’t worry).
Every Blizzard Q&A I would ask – regardless if the Q&A was about lore or why we shouldn’t buff paladins – and every Blizzcon I would plead with people to try and ask to get an answer about that damn tail. It has driven me mad with curiosity. If I were a cat I would be dead from it by now.
Well, this year I got my wish. This year, Jesse Cox (Jessecox.com Twitter: @JesseCox, thanks to the always lovely Robin Torres for the tip) went before the might and fury of Chris Metzen to ask the question about what that giant tail was, not only that but he also brought a screen shot. Now my friends, thanks to this courageous soul, we shall have our answer to the question that has bothered me so:
“That is not the thing that is driving the trolls. Its a super secret WoW storyline. Thrall is going to leave Aggra and start dating Jaina.. in all seriousness I have no idea what it is but its really awesome! Sometimes really awesome stuff shows up ingame and we scramble to explain what it is. Welcome to developing video games. We put the WHAT in WHAT.”
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