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Watch and absorb the entire lore of Warcraft

Ever wondered who that Hearthstone character is?

Ever find yourself flipping a card in Hearthstone, or whacking a giant leg in World of Warcraft, and wondering who that character is and why they're important?

WOW is an MMO that's a decade old, and the Warcraft series even older, stuffed with enough wars, lineages and hierarchies to give The Silmarillion a run for its money. It takes an enthusiastic historian indeed to track Warcraft from fictitious inception through to current times.

And Reddit found just the historian. His alias is Nobbel87 and he's produced a video for his popular YouTube channel coherently detailing the whole thing. The video is around 40 minutes long and is brought to life by pictures and snippets of animation from the game - World of Warcraft.

The history culminates with the game's present day and poses the question who will the end boss of upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor be? Or will there be more than one?

Cover image for YouTube videoThe Story of Warcraft - Full Version [Lore]