Alternate Universes or AUs, are a popular concept in sci-fi and fantasy in general. They were made a canonical reality in the World of Warcraft (WOW) with the release of the Warlords of Draenor (WOD) expansion. Whatever one may think of WOD, the concept is now established lore, and as many RPers do, we have run with it and created our own. More than one, if we are being honest. We generally do not RP these AUs, which we prefer to call Realms, in a disruptive or contiguous way during our WOW play time.
What this means is, we do not have characters running around with wildly contradictory lore that cannot be reconciled with the established in-game lore we all know. Instead, we play Other Realm characters as being incursions into the primary WOW universe; characters that are invaders, or visitors, or castaways from their own Realm.
The Realm concept opens up unlimited opportunities for storytelling. If any reader would like to discuss the concept or share their one, please hit us up in game!