We may have gotten a big hint at what the next WoW expansion could be. Redditor Wiraneusz came across some achievements that include cross-promotion items for Warcraft Rumble, but also possibly the next expansion’s Heroic edition mount!
The “Heroic Edition: Algarian Stormrider” achievement is the big one from the list below, as it matches up with previous Heroic edition achievement names and is found int he same “promotions” section as the others. Wowhead’s dataminers also confirmed the existence of these achievements, or at leas their names, as they are still encrypted.
There are also the three “Storm Rider” medals, possibly related to new Dragonriding-type races in the new expansion.
So what does this mean, what exactly is an Alarian Stormrider? Well, one of the commenters on the reddit thread pointed out a potential connection with dwarves/the earthen. Jump9575 remembered a new piece of Titan Watcher text from the Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr dungeon added in Dragonflight. The text talks about the earthen and their transformation via the Curse of Flesh, and specifically mentions “Khaz Algar” as one of the locations a sub-species of earthen (which also showed signs of the Curse of Flesh) went to. You can check out the full text here.
Considering the above and the “Stormrider” part the header image takes on a whole new meaning now. So, will we be seeing some (possibly Wildhammer-related) earthen/dwarves in Khaz Algar in 11.0? Or does the Algarian Stormrider have nothing to do with the place mentioned in Uldaman? How about a gryphon mount for the Heroic edition?
We also very recently speculated about the Naga Terrarium back item and its relation to 11.0, so could both these things come together in a naga/dwarf expansion?