MMO-Champion - Patch 4.2 Raid and Daily Quest Preview
Update - Bashiok just posted the schedule of Patch 4.2 previews!
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
4/28
  • “The Firelands” Raid Preview
  • “A Legendary Engagement” Legendary Staff Preview
  • “The Regrowth and Molten Front Quest Hubs”
  • BlizzCast 16

4/29
  • “Elemental Bonds” Quest Preview
  • Tier 12 Teaser

5/2
  • Dungeon Journal Teaser
Blizzard released 2 official previews of the Patch 4.2 Raid and Patch 4.2 Daily Quests Area! We finally have a decent idea of what to expect there and seeing the zones (and Ragnaros :D) outside of the datamining environment is refreshing. If you missed the earlier previews, don't hesitate to check them out!




Patch 4.2 Raid Preview - Official Video



Patch 4.2 Raid Preview - Official Video Screencaps


The Molten Fields

The Molten Fields

Anthricyst Plateau

Anthricyst

Anthricyst

Anthricyst

Anthricyst

Firehawk

Aranae's Lair

Aranae

Mortal's Demise

Sulfuron Keep Courtyard

Fandral (Human)

Fandral (Scorpion)

Fandral (Fire Cat)

Fandral (Fire Cat)

Sulfuron Keep

Ragnaros

Ragnaros

Patch 4.2 Raid Preview - Datamined Map





Patch 4.2 Daily Quest Preview - Official Video



Patch 4.2 Daily Quest Preview - Official Video Screencaps


Magma Springs

The Furnace

Ashen Fields

Magma Springs

The Furnace

The Furnace

The Furnace

Malfurion's Reach

Malfurion's Reach (Phase 2)

Malfurion's Reach (Phase 3)

Malfurion's Reach (Phase 3)

Forlorn Spire

Ragnaros Reach

Ragnaros Reach

Firehawks

Firehawks

Firehawks

Lava Spider

Aranae's Bite?

Patch 4.2 Daily Quest - Datamined Map

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  1. thedudeinyourcloset's Avatar
    That spider boss sure is one handsome boss.
  1. Rigrot's Avatar
    0:22 in raid preview is that Barron Geddon?

    Also that stuff looked epic!
  1. Lolercaust's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruak View Post
    One Molten Core, one Blackwing Lair, twice (three times even) the Onyxia, Blackwing Descent, all of the Blackrock Mountain dungeons, half Bastion of Twilight (with some recolored fire), 4th time a recolored RFC caverns (seriously, seeing 1:1 RFC in a Dragonblight subzone was ridiculous) etc etc. It's kind of enough. And yes, of course Ragnaros is supposed to make an appearance in a fire raid but who says we want Ragnaros actually? Three times or so Kael'Thas, three times Onyxia, 2 times each of the Blood Princes, two times Nefarian, 2 times Naxx, 2 times recycled troll stuff, now 2nd time Ragnaros. It's getting a bit too much really. They need some fertile spores from Zangarmarsh for creativity.
    You named like 1% of the total raid bosses appearing in WoW. They're doing just fine on creativity.
  1. Freese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lolercaust View Post
    You named like 1% of the total raid bosses appearing in WoW. They're doing just fine on creativity.
    People always forget the ones who aren't "recycled."
  1. soulkeeperx's Avatar
    "Tier 12 teaser"? I hope that means they reveal another raid in 4.2
  1. prZ's Avatar
    OMG! A raid preview schedule has been released! I'm shocked...
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    Never going to hear the end of druids wanting fire forms.. Thanks Blizz.
  1. Dragonwing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonshardz View Post
    Now that was "fiery awesome."

    PS: 1.30 - IS THAT FREAKING MAIEV!?

    PPS: /sigh ... they're reusing her model.
    Someone didnt quest in hyjal. The wardens in Hyjal use the same model, because Maiev is...a warden.

    Honestly, this is like complaining that Varian Wrynn uses a human model
  1. Begpo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Antenorra View Post
    WTB Scorpion form... But what role would it fill? hmmm...
    Horde mount


    BTW, raid looks nice %)

    ---------- Post added 2011-04-28 at 06:43 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonwing View Post
    Someone didnt quest in hyjal. The wardens in Hyjal use the same model, because Maiev is...a warden.

    Honestly, this is like complaining that Varian Wrynn uses a human model

    But they like to complain that Deathwing uses Dragon Model
  1. Dragonwing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Begpo View Post

    But they like to complain that Deathwing uses Dragon Model
    I was actually going to include that as an example along with Varian, but then i remembered, people DO complain that deathwing uses a dragon model (actually uses the skeleton, but whatever, I say!
  1. Josidiah's Avatar
    omgomgomg t12 preview, I must renew my account.
  1. Lafleur's Avatar
    Badass Ragnaros is badass.

    And spider bosses are back, hooray!
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    We have these and other previews planned, as well as the full PTR announcement and notes, in the coming weeks and months ahead. Stay tuned!
    Yes ppl... we are months away from Firelands.... I say 3-6 at least.
  1. Ruak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azalu View Post
    Wotlk had too much snow
    Firelands has too much fire
    The Skywall had too much air
    What's next, The Emerald Dream having too much nature? give me a break



    I will be moving on after Cata, i'm getting too old for all this constant bitching about a passtime
    How many Skywall raids/places have you done? Let me guess - only the Cataclysm ones, because Skywall is a new environment.
    How many snowy raids/snow-themed raids have you done? One? WotlK? (if we don't count Winterspring).
    How many fire-based raids and places have you done? No, really, no need to answer, I took the time to list them for you...

    WotlK had too much snow - fine, it's only WotlK. Skywall has too much sky - cool, it's 1 zone.
    Fire? I started WoW with a 100% (! surprise) fire based raid. What did it continue with? A fire based raid. And what followed next? A fire-based raid.

    No need to be ironic, it's not working as intended...

    Oh, and just to add - I did sum up my 'rants', but I will clarify it a bit more for you and for a few other people - I don't mind a fire-based raid actually. I do mind when A) I see reskinned old mobs. B) I see reski... oh wait - THE SAME old boss. C) I see reskinned RFC instance that I fought in at level 14. Sorry but for the money Blizzard gets I expect a little bit more than just 5-6 models of a boss and a couple of textures for a nice-looking building to be released as the next "OMG-tier" of content.

    edit: Oh, and look at the latest blue post about previews - gg for having multi-instanced raid tiers promise not broken...
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruak View Post
    How many Skywall raids/places have you done? Let me guess - only the Cataclysm ones, because Skywall is a new environment.
    How many snowy raids/snow-themed raids have you done? One? WotlK? (if we don't count Winterspring).
    How many fire-based raids and places have you done? No, really, no need to answer, I took the time to list them for you...

    WotlK had too much snow - fine, it's only WotlK. Skywall has too much sky - cool, it's 1 zone.
    Fire? I started WoW with a 100% (! surprise) fire based raid. What did it continue with? A fire based raid. And what followed next? A fire-based raid.

    No need to be ironic, it's not working as intended...

    Oh, and just to add - I did sum up my 'rants', but I will clarify it a bit more for you and for a few other people - I don't mind a fire-based raid actually. I do mind when A) I see reskinned old mobs. B) I see reski... oh wait - THE SAME old boss. C) I see reskinned RFC instance that I fought in at level 14. Sorry but for the money Blizzard gets I expect a little bit more than just 5-6 models of a boss and a couple of textures for a nice-looking building to be released as the next "OMG-tier" of content.

    edit: Oh, and look at the latest blue post about previews - gg for having multi-instanced raid tiers promise not broken...
    Sorry Rauk but WOW has a very simple mob system that gives very little potential for creating diffrent mobs than what have been ingame from day one. It is all gonna be reskinned until they get a better mob engine. And that will not happen next 5-6 years at least. So we have to live with it.

    WOW has been put in a permanent mold by BLizzard. It has grown stagnant and ppl will just have to realise that it gonna be like this. If you want something diffrent than wait for GW2 and SWTOR. Or go play around with souls in RIFTs. It very enjoyable compared to the lockdown specs in WOW.
  1. Whiysper's Avatar
    Christ, yes - 1) this looks nice and puts us roughly on-track for the 6-7 month mark. 2) Duster, please do go and play RIFT, actually let people here enjoy something, rather than just seeing your bile day after day after day.

    To everyone NOT moaning - I look forward to seeing you in Firelands!
  1. Winterstrife's Avatar
    Oh god! Magmaw x2 is Ragnaros's room trash?? 2x the parasites!!
    And it seems like Ragnaros upgraded his weapon now, smart choice, he woulda fail if he continued to use his lvl 60 legendary against us.
    Fandral's new model, made me changed my pants, he looks awesome!
  1. Reape's Avatar
    Ragnaros again what will happen to him in MC though? they going to take him out a replace him with a goat or somthing, put a sign up saying "raggy waz 'ere!"
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Keadin84 View Post
    Not for every monster, no. But this is not just trash, it's a raid boss.
    Look again, you see quite a few of them flying around.

    Also, every single raidboss that is a dragon has the same animations, from Ebon-something in BWL to Deathwing.

    ---------- Post added 2011-04-28 at 12:32 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruak View Post
    How many Skywall raids/places have you done? Let me guess - only the Cataclysm ones, because Skywall is a new environment.
    How many snowy raids/snow-themed raids have you done? One? WotlK? (if we don't count Winterspring).
    How many fire-based raids and places have you done? No, really, no need to answer, I took the time to list them for you...

    WotlK had too much snow - fine, it's only WotlK. Skywall has too much sky - cool, it's 1 zone.
    Fire? I started WoW with a 100% (! surprise) fire based raid. What did it continue with? A fire based raid. And what followed next? A fire-based raid.

    No need to be ironic, it's not working as intended...

    Oh, and just to add - I did sum up my 'rants', but I will clarify it a bit more for you and for a few other people - I don't mind a fire-based raid actually. I do mind when A) I see reskinned old mobs. B) I see reski... oh wait - THE SAME old boss. C) I see reskinned RFC instance that I fought in at level 14. Sorry but for the money Blizzard gets I expect a little bit more than just 5-6 models of a boss and a couple of textures for a nice-looking building to be released as the next "OMG-tier" of content.

    edit: Oh, and look at the latest blue post about previews - gg for having multi-instanced raid tiers promise not broken...
    MC was a firebased raid yeah, BWL... Well partly, but AQ? Not in anyway, nor was Naxx that came after AQ.
    Also, did you not get his irony?

    ---------- Post added 2011-04-28 at 12:35 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Horndogz View Post
    OMG TIME TO FIGHT PHOENIX's....oh wait, they're just reskinned proto-drakes...gg bliz go reskin more stuff
    Still not phoenixes... And grow up will ya?
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    I do not care much about bosses coming back, well, whatever the reasoning there will be one made by Blizzard, so it's ok for me.

    However, I do not like the color palette of Firelands. Sure it's Fire-Lands, but that doesn't mean everything needs to be in the brown through red color spectrum. We got one green tree there. They could've made the zone look a lot more alive. Look at Twilight Highlands it has shit loads of color, yet you still see scars with purple/shadow fire/magic spilling out of them, which makes the zone look scared and dangerous. Similar stuff could be done for Firelands and it would not look so bland.

    I guess not many will agree, but it looks bland to me, bosses are fine, the whole picture of the zone is bland tho - it really feels like I'm in Molten Core again and I didn't like Molten Core from the get go as it had no detail no nothing, just a tunnel of lava with mobs inside.

    ---------- Post added 2011-04-28 at 12:45 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    MC was a firebased raid yeah, BWL... Well partly, but AQ? Not in anyway, nor was Naxx that came after AQ.
    Also, did you not get his irony?
    - Molten Core (Original)
    - Onyxia's Lair (Original)
    - Blackwing Lair (Patch 1.6.0)

    Those were the first 3 raids of WoW and they were all Fiery

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