Regarding the map in WotLK - it is the alpha map. The thing is, they did the exact same thing with Burning Crusade. They used the alpha map, then pasted the new islands on top of it. This was of course corrected before retail. I suspect they did the same thing here, probably using that BC map and pasting Northrend on top.
Given the nature of both this and Gillijim's Isle, I doubt either place was intended to exist. They seem like joke islands to me (both with obvious references). They may have been intended at one point during the alpha, but it seems Blizzard for whatever reason (perhaps because they seemed too out-of-place with the world?) removed them before retail. Given that they are never mentioned again except when one of these old maps resurfaces, I suspect they are not considered to be part of the world.
In any case, even if Blizzard changed their minds on this, I find it highly unlikely they'd be added in a Northrend expansion. More likely, they would be included in one dealing with South Seas/Great Sea/Maelstrom. --WarlockSoL 18:41, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
- Good point. I've already had to remove this from the WotLK article a while back - surprised it appeared here too :( 21:19, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
RPG Tag? Edit
Why does this have the RPG tag? It has nothing to do with the WarCraft RPG.
- I suspect it is due to the presence on RPG maps. As for why jungle troll - likely Image:Dr-Lapidis-isle-alpha.jpg. I will add a note about it. 07:15, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
- The islands appear on maps in most RPG maps, and the intro to WoW/TBC which are variations of the alpha map. The most updated version of those islands appear in the 2006 big sized world map poster, which was a completley original piece of artwork. Nothing here has anything to do with the RPG specifically.Baggins (talk) 21:28, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
- I'll remove the RPG tag, since it specifically says "lore". The text itself gives a much better impression of where the info comes from. 09:59, 16 May 2008 (UTC)