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Legion - Vol'jin
We found some interesting references to a conversation involving Vol'jin. Unfortunately there isn't much more than what is below yet. Keep in mind that this is just a reference in an alpha build of Legion, not something final or officially announced. Spoilers below!

When de time comes, you be ready to fight?
If dis only de beginning, ain't gonna be easy. If we fight, everyone gonna be makin' sacrifices.
Vol'jin...
All your instinct be true. Innocent lives be valued, indeed, but dem magics... Demons we ain't been seein' before. I be fearin' dis only be de beginnin'.
Warchief, I understand, but we cannot afford to send everything we have at the Legion. Some of our people are not ready for a war. It is -
It is unfortunate... for all of us, but the time has come to defend our people - all of our people.
Good. Now we all be seein'... united as one, but we also be need'n an old knowledge. Someone who understand dem fel magics from long ago. Someone ta help understand de fight dey be bringin. Helpin' us prepare... for war.
Warchief, even with the might of the Horde behind us, the Legion's power continues to grow. We know neither their numbers nor their true power, but as you said, we know their intentions.
Yes... and we ain't gone be fightin' de Legion alone. It be time we be reachin' out. I be goin' to visit an old friend.
Dem serious times. Tell your people it's time to be gettin' ready. Everybody gettin' ready.
And what of my guards, Warchief? We cannot afford to leave the city in its state. The Legion is threat enough, and the Alliance - the Alliance will surely strike when our guard is down.
Leave 'em. Dem guards be remindin' us of those we lost. They be remindin' us we be one Horde. And dey be remindin' us - ain't nobody be sittin' down when war be upon us.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Character / Items
We have some special-handling in mind for sheathing for things like the fist weapons. They won't be invisible
Please tell me this hasnt been cut
Not cut, still in progress. You will see all artifacts during normal play. (craig_amai)
Temporarily next alpha build it will not be sheathable at all, which is not the final solution. (craig_amai)

Transmogrification
Will we be able to transmog our Artifacts? The artifacts for fury warrior don't really fit my current transmog.
Yes. You will be able to transmogrify your artifacts within the confines of the existing transmog weapon rules. (WarcraftDevs)
Will this include transmogging from one artifact to another, I.E. Titanstrike to the bow IF you have the appearances unlocked?
No. Artifact appearances are NOT available as transmogrification options for other weapons or artifacts. (WarcraftDevs)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
"Entitlement risk" is a bizarre phrase to use for non-RNG (the lack of RNG undermining the concept of "risk").
Yeah I hesitated to use it but it Twitter isn't great for nuance. (OccupyGStreet)
"Entitlement" can carry connotations for being a spoiled brat, which isn't at all the context I intended. (OccupyGStreet)
But when a reward is not very RNG or too tied to very high skill, you can cause players to expect they WILL earn it. (OccupyGStreet)
Extreme case: play 10,000 games to win something. The intention may be that makes the reward rare. (OccupyGStreet)
Bit the reality may be that you strongly encourage many players to go engage in something that really isn't that fun. (OccupyGStreet)
By contrast most players won't farm a 0.001% drop chance. They don't have the expectation that they WILL get the item. (OccupyGStreet)
Why is it bad to be able to work reliably toward a goal?
Actual skill challenge or RNG make things rare. Long grinds can make players hate their lives (and you). (OccupyGStreet)
The goal may be for a small percent of players to achieve a goal or reward, which is also fine. (OccupyGStreet)
The risk is if devs naively say "We will make this rare by making it super grindy." (OccupyGStreet)
Long term achievable goals can be fun but excessive length to promote scarcity usually doesn't feel good. (OccupyGStreet)

Hey GC, what are your thoughts as a Dev on SWTORs level-sync system? Frankly, I LOVE it. I can play any "zone" at any level!
The risk of level sync is if players feel no sense of accomplishment. "Oh, I am level 15 now but so are those rats." (OccupyGStreet)
Not saying SWTOR has this problem and it's not an Achilles' heel problem, just a consideration. (OccupyGStreet)



Computers - Setup of the Month
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale. New GPUs may be coming towards the middle of this year

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and should spend that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date. Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!


Peripherals/Monitors
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorASUS VS228H-P 22-Inch Monitor - $100ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $140
KeyboardKensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $24Cyborg V.5 - $58
MouseLogitech G402 - $45Razer DeathAdder - $57
SpeakersCreative A250 2.1 Speaker System - $28Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $35
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorDell U2414H Monitor - $240Dell U2715H Monitor - $480
KeyboardLogitech G710+ - $92Corsair K70 - $110
MouseLogitech G502 - $66Razer Naga 2014 - $63
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $50Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $80


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT Source 210 - $45NZXT Source 210 - $45
Power SupplyEVGA 600B - $60EVGA 600B - $60
CPUAMD FX-6300 - $100AMD FX-8320 - $143
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $30Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $30
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $94ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $120
MemoryKingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1866 - $418GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $46
Graphics CardGigabyte R7 370 - $125R9 380 / GTX 960 - $180 / $170
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $90Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $90
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21
Total$606$725 - 735


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $91Corsair Air 540 - $125
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W - $100EVGA G2 650W - $100
CPUIntel 6600K - $264Intel 6600K - $264
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4 - $55Noctua 6 NH-D15 - $90
MotherboardASUS Z170-A - $157ASUS Z170-A - $157
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY Black - $8416GB Kingston HyperX FURY Black - $84
Graphics CardXFX R9 380 - $180Gigabyte R9 390 OR GTX 970 - $280 / $320
Hard DriveWestern Digital 2TB Caviar Black - $138Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black - $138
SSDCrucial BX100 250GB (Review) - $84
OR
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB (Review) - $90
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB (Review) - $124
OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB (Review) - $120
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21
Total$1174 - 1214$1343 - 1423


WowCraft Ep 25 - Illdone (the Burning Crusade)
Another episode of WowCraft has been released!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Vol'jin, Tweets, Setup of the Month, WowCraft Ep 25 - Illdone started by chaud View original post
Comments 67 Comments
  1. m2geek's Avatar
    Hmmm, Who is Vol'jin talking to? I'm guessing Sylvanas or Lor'themar.
  1. Jazzinoth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
    Hmmm, Who is Vol'jin talking to? I'm guessing Sylvanas or Lor'themar.


    I'm not sure who he could be talking to, but I'm thinking he's going to meet with King Rastakhan to try and bring the Zandalari empire on their side. The Zandalari may be pissed that they don't have a home anymore, their old kingdoms are in ruins and that we've defeated their attempts to gain back power more than a few times now, but I'm sure they'd rather live to be angry another day rather than sit back and let the Legion kill us all
  1. astodam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
    Hmmm, Who is Vol'jin talking to? I'm guessing Sylvanas or Lor'themar.
    yeah rastakhan for sure
  1. reffan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
    Hmmm, Who is Vol'jin talking to? I'm guessing Sylvanas or Lor'themar.
    I am almost sure that he talks to the Sylvanas. Whoever it is, says:
    And what of my guards, Warchief? We cannot afford to leave the city in its state. The Legion is threat enough, and the Alliance - the Alliance will surely strike when our guard is down.
    I don't see why Alliance would want to strike at Silvermoon, so it must be Undercity and thus, Sylvanas.
  1. Gloriandus's Avatar
    Vol'jin's going to fake his death or will have his closest confidantes assert he's dead so he can go on a secret mission to recruit the Zandalari...and Varian is likely actually dead.
  1. Buttonmasher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
    Hmmm, Who is Vol'jin talking to? I'm guessing Sylvanas or Lor'themar.
    I think it might be Sylvanas. Talking about "her guards," and her city, as well as the Alliance being a threat.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by reffan View Post
    I am almost sure that he talks to the Sylvanas. Whoever it is, says:

    I don't see why Alliance would want to strike at Silvermoon, so it must be Undercity and thus, Sylvanas.
    Yeah it makes sense, in the end, she's the one who end up appointed as Warchief, so who else would be better to mention his plan to, but his temporal replacement
  1. reffan's Avatar
    And I am not sure if he's going to Rastakhan. Why would Rastakhan be someone who understand dem fel magics from long ago? We don't know much about him but I doubt that zandalari troll has knowledge about fel magics.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by reffan View Post
    And I am not sure if he's going to Rastakhan. Why would Rastakhan be someone who understand dem fel magics from long ago? We don't know much about him but I doubt that zandalari troll has knowledge about fel magics.
    Well... the Troll Empire have existed from a long time ago, they have seen every legion invasion, they even fought the Old Gods army, so... they have seen a lot of shit
  1. Ramz's Avatar
    He is most likely talking to Saurfang, Eitrigg or maybe Baine. Since they talk about secirity of Orgrimmar.

    But it also looks like that he really is reaching to Zandalari - becuase who else?
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramz View Post
    I think he talks to Saurfang or Eitrigg, since this conversation is about security of Orgrimmar.

    But it looks like he is reaching to Zandalari.

    - - - Updated - - -

    He is most likely talking to Saurfang, Eitrigg or maybe Baine. Since they talk about secirity of Orgrimmar.

    But it also looks like that he really is reaching to Zandalari - becuase who else?
    That could be possible, i personally think is Sylvanas cause:

    1- She's the new warchief, it makes sense to explain what the fuck he's doing to her

    2- She called him first Vol'jin, and it makes sense that Sylvanas didn't adressed him by his title (cause she is not that much of a fan of having a Troll as her Warchief, but still knows how to compose herself, even more in times when eternal damnation is waiting for her)

    Note: Is true that it makes sense that he's talking with Saurfang or Eitrigg (i think Saurfang is the chief of the guards of Orgrimmar)
  1. Smeller's Avatar

    And what of my guards, Warchief? We cannot afford to leave the city in its state. The Legion is threat enough, and the Alliance - the Alliance will surely strike when our guard is down.

    The same Alliance that left the conquered Orgrimmar to the Horde and didn't even get any payment to be able to repair their own capital?
  1. Syfus's Avatar
    ghostcrawler bullshits again? wtf... its 2016, and mmo still doing the same wrong stuffs...

    anyways, i think voljin will be dead, maybe some treason from horde or troll empire...
  1. Kurosu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smeller View Post

    And what of my guards, Warchief? We cannot afford to leave the city in its state. The Legion is threat enough, and the Alliance - the Alliance will surely strike when our guard is down.

    The same Alliance that left the conquered Orgrimmar to the Horde and didn't even get any payment to be able to repair their own capital?
    Its hardly " conquered " when the horde was still inside.What you are asking is " the same alliance that didnt backstab the rebels they fought side by side"

    And why exactly should they get payment to repair stormwind?The current horde didnt touch during wow's history.Or is the horde supposed to pay on behalf of deathwing?

    This logic....
  1. Gref's Avatar
    who talks to whom god damn it i dont need assumptions I need direct names!!!
  1. Thangal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Syfus View Post
    ghostcrawler bullshits again? wtf... its 2016, and mmo still doing the same wrong stuffs...

    anyways, i think voljin will be dead, maybe some treason from horde or troll empire...

    Maybe Vol'Jin needs to be dead. You know. To speak with the Loa. Maybe he will be seeking help for us.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smeller View Post

    And what of my guards, Warchief? We cannot afford to leave the city in its state. The Legion is threat enough, and the Alliance - the Alliance will surely strike when our guard is down.

    The same Alliance that left the conquered Orgrimmar to the Horde and didn't even get any payment to be able to repair their own capital?
    Well... Varian is not around anymore to stop Genn
  1. Ramz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smeller View Post

    And what of my guards, Warchief? We cannot afford to leave the city in its state. The Legion is threat enough, and the Alliance - the Alliance will surely strike when our guard is down.

    The same Alliance that left the conquered Orgrimmar to the Horde and didn't even get any payment to be able to repair their own capital?
    Oh, you're right. I read it wrong due to late hour. Ye, it is most likely Sylvie.
  1. A Chozo's Avatar
    Regarding Vol'jin:

    I think he didnt went for King Rastakhan exactly, but more probably Prophet Zul or . Rastakhan is sitting in his sinking throne - most of the Zandalari follow Zul's guidance. He's the one with the army now (well, was, he sent most of his stuff to Lei Shen, and lost the bet).

    I could also say that he went for his Shado-pan trainers. Monk training saved his life against a Zandalari Troll Leader who remembers him from the meeting of 4.1. Maybe the Shado-pan are a safe bet, unlike... the Zandalari, who probably[I]will[/I] ask something in return for their aid.
  1. Friendlyimmolation's Avatar
    I would assume he's talking to sylvanas

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