They’re blue. Da-ba-dee. Da-ba-dei.

World of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG of all time. Its world has captured the hearts and minds of more than 10 million subscribers, and remains the ruler by which all other fantasy MMOs are measured. Said world is also, unfortunately, a bit crap.

To better understand this bizarre universe, I Coleman (Hey Poor Podcast host, Hey Poor Adventurers DM) has called in an expert: lifelong WoW fan Bailey Wendel. Together they will work to understand the bizarre, messy, often-stolen, inexplicable lore of the world’s biggest multiplayer game, even if it costs I his sanity. Join them as they discuss everything from Blizzard’s hatred of the Tauren, how Azeroth may or may not be an egg (cause that’s a real thing now), and Chris Metzen’s weird fascination with Thrall.

On this week’s episode, we discuss the history of the Draenei, Blizzard’s least favorite race. It’s a twisted tale of betrayal, escape, betrayal again, escape again, betrayal AGAIN, and ESCAPE A THIRD TIME. Also: those darn demons show up again, and they still manage to be less of a nuisance than the elves. It’s all a bit of a confusing mess, but luckily, we explained it so that you don’t have to:

I. Coleman
I Coleman believes that videogames are the most important, most fascinating, and most potentially world-changing entertainment medium today. When not saying dorky, embarrassing crap like that, I is a game designer, science fiction author, and former reviews editor for the now-defunct GamerSyndrome.com with years of experience writing for and about games.

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