ohh... Without Arthas it is nothing.
I really, REALLY hope this new intro only applies to the new additions to DK.If they outright replaced Light's Hope Chapel I'm gonna be sad. You don't remove a quest as iconic as that - ignoring the fact it brings in the majority of introductory lore to the Death Knights, and sets the premise of the Ebon Blade's existence.
I'm fine with them replacing the old questline. Times change. The game needs to reflect the current state of things, staying in the past just for the sake of a classic questline only hurts the narrative. Updating things is the only way forward.
I don't know what the chances are for a "Wrath Classic," but if Blizz does decide to green light that project, I could see them relocating the OG DK experience there to make room for a new intro on Live that applies to all future DK's. They could pretty much give Northrend a complete facelift with the knowledge that all the old WotLK content would be preserved on legacy servers.
I was wondering why DK has a fiery sword, then there was a Headless Horseman with flaming rhyme...
Going out on a limb here..This is going to be for all fresh DKs, letting all races be them. There will be an explanation as to why they've been 'chosen', likely something to do with the threat of N'zoth.Then they'll be taught what it means to be a Death Knight, what their brethren before them have overcome. It'll be similar to the Ally/Horde raid mechanic of experiencing the DK starter zone through someone else's eyes, keeping the old starter zone and quests.
Oh boy the fire DK healing spec will be...ehehehehe...lit.
Hi DrakvulCouldn't agree more I absolutely love the starting story-line for Dks its the best in-game starting zone questline my third char was a DK ,she is my main since then enjoying here the most , hope Blizz will not mess with it .
Hopefully this will be a complete revamp of the DK starting experience, with all the speculation regarding a new world revamp, this could be the start of it.