The expansion’s card reveals already raised a few eyebrows with the addition of its new card Ragnaros, Lightlord, depicting the fire elemental boss of Molten Core and Firelands fame as a benevolent entity. Lead designer Ben Brode took to Twitter to offer lore fans a slight clarification:
Whispers of the Old Gods (if not all of Hearthstone) is definitely a "What If?" take on Warcraft lore.
— Ben Brode (@bdbrode) March 28, 2016
In other words, repeat to yourself that it’s just a cool card idea, and you may want to just relax.