I know with D3 alot has been retconned to fit in the new story...but there's a BIG inconsistency that are bugging me.
I'm writing a story elsewhere in the forums called the Fall of Nightmares and it has to fit in with other canon events in the diablo universe, which has been tough because of date inconsistencies. I saw in several places where a new 'official' timeline begins with (and I quote):
...and so the year that D3 takes place in is around 1285. Now that alone is no problem, but in the official lore for the Goatman/Khazra it says this:1265
Baal and his army march on Mount Arreat.
The heroes follow Baal to Mount Arreat for the final conflict between man and the last of the Prime Evils. Although the heroes defeat Baal, his demonic army continues to advance.
The angel Tyrael discovers that Baal has succeeded in corrupting the Worldstone housed within Mount Arreat. Realizing that the Worldstone cannot be restored, Tyrael reluctantly destroys it. The resulting explosion destroys Mount Arreat, ravages much of the countryside, and decimates Baal's army.
That whole "if my translations prove to be correct" kinda leaves a loophole...but i doubt he could mistranslate THAT bad. So how could the Khazra have been created two thousand years ago if the history only goes back a maximum of 1285 years? Likewise, the forests of Kehjistan are said to have attracted mages for millenia, which is odd seeing as barely one millenium as passed. Are we dealing with a BCE/CE like split? That's the only thing that would fit so far -although i dont know what event would lead to the dichotomy.According to ancient carvings that I have succeeded in translating, the khazra were originally human, part of the Umbaru race found in the thick Torajan jungles in the Teganze region of the eastern continent. At some point in the distant past, the five clans that would come to be known as the khazra migrated to higher elevations and began developing along different lines than the clansmen they left behind. They lived in relative peace and began the transition from a hunter-gatherer society to a farming one. This state of affairs changed dramatically when they encountered the Vizjerei about two thousand years ago (if my translations prove to be correct).
And lastly to quote Bashiok:
Like he says, the new timeline is absolutely canon while everything else has to fit in somewhere. But Abd al-Hazir's writings are supposed to be retcons and thus now canon also...yet the two don't concur.We’ve known about some of the inconsistencies for a while, and there’s an ongoing project to convert a lot of our internal documents to a standardized dating system to help correct them. Hopefully to be completed soon.
Meanwhile, the timeline on the website is infallibly canon. Everything else falls to it for correct dates.
I know i'm nitpicking and that there are many timeline inconsistencies during this period of transition, but this one seems like a biggie.