The Answer to Snakes, Bigger Snakes and Everything!

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 ( 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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Snakes… Why did it have to (Giant) Snakes…

Location: Gundrak, Zul’Drak

Faction: Neutral

This is one I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time.  Since I first saw it.  It captivated me in a way that no one in my group at the time understood.  Namely because much like a movie teaser or a hinted at plot point in a tv show, it immediately set off my brain into a thousand different directions to postulate what could this mean for future content in Wrath of the Lich King.  So now you are sitting there, reading this, and wondering what I could possibly be talking about.  What the heck is in Gundrak that could have good ol’ Vry worked up in such a Lore-Frenzy like this?  Well my trusted readers,  there is a giant snake in Gundrak.

No! Not Slad’ran.  While, yes, he is a big snake. A Snake-Man.  That is not what I’m talking about.  No, this is further into the instance just before you fight the Drakkari Colossus.  Just wander over to the ledge opposite of the Colossus and peer over.  Do you see it?  Yes. THAT giant snake.  There have been dozens of forum threads, many questions raised, and still no one has any answers to exactly what that is, or what it’s doing there.  Well, that sounds like a job for Oddcraft now doesn’t it?

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