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    Quote Originally Posted by TarzoEzio View Post
    IF I remember correctly vendor builds can be for graphic card manufacturers, it can be for BlizzCon. Vendor builds usually means PTR/Alpha/Beta is close.
    Thanks really appreciated it.

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    Aren't vendor builds distributed to the media for reporting/article-writing purposes so they can have material and article written the second the alpha kicks off.

    I could just be spreading the most incorrect misinformation in the universe here so bear with me heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bear View Post
    Aren't vendor builds distributed to the media for reporting/article-writing purposes so they can have material and article written the second the alpha kicks off.

    I could just be spreading the most incorrect misinformation in the universe here so bear with me heh.
    You might be right. That's a good sign that things are progressing to the point where we'll be able to data mine hopefully something soon!

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    Honestly if they are gonna announce Shadowlands coming in 2021 and blame corona for it I would be fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bear View Post
    Aren't vendor builds distributed to the media for reporting/article-writing purposes so they can have material and article written the second the alpha kicks off.

    I could just be spreading the most incorrect misinformation in the universe here so bear with me heh.
    It seems like it is more for CPU and GPU manufacturers, I searched for answers and I couldn't find an official one but a guy on Reddit said it. So it must be true.

    Obviously joking, but I wouldn't think Blizzard is letting people play Alpha earlier, but that's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Costanza View Post
    Honestly if they are gonna announce Shadowlands coming in 2021 and blame corona for it I would be fine with it.

    Same because I just want a good game idc if it takes a few more months to bake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Speaking of Ardenweald, I think all the zones look great, but this is absolutely gorgeous. Im still in awe at how good the art team is.



    I honestly 100% believe that not only does WoWs artstyle knock every mmo out of the water, but the actual fidelity in a zone like above is also reaching modern mmo fidelity. Current WoW probably has better "Graphics than FF, Guild Wars 2 etc at this point. The foliage and level of detail in the above image is a step up from BFA.
    I like it, but it just feels too much like WoD Shadowmoon Valley with a little Spires of Arak (for the darker parts of Ardenweald) for me, so that "wow!" factor at the general aesthetic is probably not gonna be as powerful as back then.


    I particularly love the skybox in the few properly foresty/dense areas when you look through the trees.

    Also not saying they are the same. I can very much tell they're different, but both capture the same mystical, magical forest aesthetic. Regardless, Ardenweald looks to have more atmospheric effects and foliage and tree density, so that's going to look good regardless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Can only agree. God I wish they'd apply the amazing new tools to all remaining old looking zones and models though, aka, WORLD REVAMP PLOX!
    Honestly, I'd be happy if they just replaced the ground textures all around the world with higher quality ones, same for the foliage and then maybe trees. Those are the worst ones.

    But new/updated skyboxes would be great too. The ones nowadays add so much atmosphere. I love the Highmountain one, the Darkshore one, the Shadowmoon Valley one, and I'm sure there are a lot that I am forgetting about.

    Naturally, updated objects like buildings, rocks, etc. would also be great, but that's probably a greater undertaking than the above. As an aside, since Blizzard updates old world creatures every so often, those will eventually also be mostly HD, so that's also nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bear View Post
    Aren't vendor builds distributed to the media for reporting/article-writing purposes so they can have material and article written the second the alpha kicks off.

    I could just be spreading the most incorrect misinformation in the universe here so bear with me heh.
    Vendor builds are for WoW's vendors. I know that is obvious statement but if we think about what WoW's vendors are it would be Nvidia, AMD, Windows, Apple, etc... basically anything WoW is dependent on to run. So this likely means that this build will be a candidate for the community to play. With this news I would expect to see something with in a couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcinatoss View Post
    where's this pic from? I don't remember seeing a big ass tree in the announcement video.
    Press kit I believe.

    It was said to be the Nightfae covenant base. The tree

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    I also think that Revendreth looks amazing. A huge city as the zone. Seems to cover a bigger part of the zone than suramar did. It's going to be bloodborne WoW addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    But new/updated skyboxes would be great too. The ones nowadays add so much atmosphere. I love the Highmountain one, the Darkshore one, the Shadowmoon Valley one, and I'm sure there are a lot that I am forgetting about.
    BfA skyboxes are simply the best in the game, imo. I greatly appreciate clouds actually looking like clouds:



    Compared to the shit from Vanilla/Classic:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcinatoss View Post
    where's this pic from? I don't remember seeing a big ass tree in the announcement video.
    Blizzcon 2019!

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    We did have a vendor build a few weeks ago that led no where.

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    I'm so glad I have animal crossing to keep me company. It's helped me to stop obsessing for hours every day over alpha.

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    Myeah i am glad i have about 100+ games on steam and just hunting for achievements/100%ing games on high difficulties. and other non steam games like OSRS

    SPeaking of OSRS, I would love a Slayer like profession in WoW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Costanza View Post
    Myeah i am glad i have about 100+ games on steam and just hunting for achievements/100%ing games on high difficulties. and other non steam games like OSRS

    SPeaking of OSRS, I would love a Slayer like profession in WoW.
    Never played RS. Well thats a lie. I did for like a week when I was 14, but that was 14 years ago.

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    I'm reeeallly looking forward to seeing more of the zones. As others have said, Wow might not have 'realistic' graphics, but its seriously has one of the best art teams in the business, they know how to do their stuff!

    The Bloodborne themed zone really intrigues me as I adore the soulsborne games

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    I'm hoping SL has a lot of creative freedom in zones. Bfas zones felt very realistic and hit or miss, I really liked zandalar and stormsong but not really the others. Considering it's cosmic and no real source content to be inspired from, they can make zones a little more free like bc or wod. The zones being their own floating kingdoms basically hopefully opens some unique designs and a lot of variety and contrast

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyTides View Post
    I'm reeeallly looking forward to seeing more of the zones. As others have said, Wow might not have 'realistic' graphics, but its seriously has one of the best art teams in the business, they know how to do their stuff!

    The Bloodborne themed zone really intrigues me as I adore the soulsborne games
    I can't believe somebody just called Vampire "Gothic" Victorian "Bloodborne themed".
    This truly is the Dark Souls of art styles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzhbee View Post
    I can't believe somebody just called Vampire "Gothic" Victorian "Bloodborne themed".
    This truly is the Dark Souls of art styles.
    I just meant the zone looked like bloodborne. Not even taking about the vampires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    I just meant the zone looked like bloodborne. Not even taking about the vampires.
    Doesn't Bloodborne have fairly Lovecraftian elements?

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