I think this is pretty baller in comparison to the previous login screens. In my mind, a login in screen should be what it is, an entrance into the game... and with this they have done that. With cata and wrath login screens, you were confronted by bosses which was cool I guess, but didn't really leave any mystery as to what you are stepping into. This, I feel does that.
On a side note, it's just a login screen so it really wouldn't make a difference to me either way. Giving that 'entrance' design does however give an epic feeling of upcoming adventure.
That music.....the only thing that ever makes me want to go back to WoW
Love the music, as always. Good job on that front. Utterly woeful log-in screen, in my humble opinion. Obviously it screams LotR Pillars of the Kings with inferior/different graphics, but that's not really the point. As far as epic/mystery goes, they could have chosen so much better. Color-wise, awful, no way am I looking forward to gazing at that every day for the next 2 years. Almost zero chance it'll be changed, obviously, but here's to hoping.
no way this will be the final login screen
Nice Log-on Screen but it still doesn't beat the Lich King screen...
It definitely lacks a meditating panda somwhere around the center, and those statues are ugly, but overall I can live with that.
MOP-Release... let me log in... nah bro.. 2 days after release... "let's play the awesome new addon.."... oh.. nic.. wait! I can't login because ALL THE SERVERS are down due maintenance full login-servers messages spam.. that is the point you gonna hate that (idd very nice) login-screen.. =)
Personally I like it, it's very in type with the aesthetic of the Xpac. It conveys a sense of mystery and of the forbidden and the inwardness of the race, after all they have been basically out of the loop for thousands of years and chose this lifestyle, why not put two big statues in place saying "Stay out!".
Then again if this is your argument for not gettin the expansion or if you're just here to QQ, good for you, I'm sure you'll enjoy qqing from the sidelines for YEARS to come.
this is by far the worst out of all the previous login screens
Yeah. You did not connect your opinion on the login screen to the direction of WoW and its gameplay. At all. Obviously. My mistake. Or do you mean to say that you play WoW because of the mesmerizing storyline that permeates everything we do in the game?
I love the new login screen. I think it looks very nice and simple.
I made it pretty clear that while I don't think that WoW's gameplay is slipping in quality - it's as good as it's ever been, as far as I know (I assume nothing has changed since I stopped subscribing a few months ago). That was this bit:
In case you missed it, here it is again:while I won't say that gameplay is slipping - obviously it's not, a lot of people still love to play
while I won't say that gameplay is slipping - obviously it's not, a lot of people still love to play
And yes, as a former PvP buff, since battlegrounds sucked after BC and Cataclysm failed to offer anything quite so fun as Wintergrasp (Tol Barad remains a joke), the main reason I, personally, played WoW was for the story. It's the same reason I play most RPGs, I enjoy the story - and I'm not exactly alone in this. What I'm saying about the login screen is that it's symbolic, for me at least. The story is dull and uneventful, like this login screen. The enemies are boring, like the Mogu statues depicted. I can't begin to express how tragic it is to have boring enemies as the main focus of an expansion - this extends to the Sha, too.
looks very cute
I love the art work, good job blizzard.