1. #41301
    I imagine that Blizzcon could still be happening, though it is highly dependant on an announcement that the Virus has either gotten a foolproof vaccine, or that it goes through the population real quick.
    If we are still in lockdown, or close to it by the end of May then i would imagine Blizzcon being cancelled.

    Though then again, who knows. Blizzcon is a pretty big event, they might be banking on people going back to normal by September.

  2. #41302
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Pretty sure they won't. It's an event with tens of thousands visitors and all of them got cancelled this year (or will, later on).

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    By the way, the survey has been closed as they received enough answers already.

    This survey has reached its quota and responses are no longer being solicited.
    Some epidemologists seem to think that we'll get the second wave in fall, as well. That would definitely speak against it if true.

  3. #41303
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Some epidemologists seem to think that we'll get the second wave in fall, as well. That would definitely speak against it if true.
    Yeah, even if there won't be second wave, people will fear anyway. Mass events are pretty much dead before vaccine.

  4. #41304
    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    I think this art piece might be misplaced tho.
    It's color scheme doesn't fit that of Maldraxxus.

    Looks more like a Maw creature.
    anyone else interested by the little "anima --> not anima" graph??

    are the zones going to change slowly while we have the covenant and are gaining anima?

  5. #41305
    Quote Originally Posted by razorpax View Post
    anyone else interested by the little "anima --> not anima" graph??

    are the zones going to change slowly while we have the covenant and are gaining anima?
    I think the idea is more that the one one the left is ambient effects from proximity ot Anima, whereas the one on the right is the actual Anima in the zones.
    I guess the fitting comparision here would be the difference in BfA between Azerite the ore and Azerite the energy. One os the one you will see most often, they are mostly interchangeable, but one is more "pure" than the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorpax View Post
    anyone else interested by the little "anima --> not anima" graph??

    are the zones going to change slowly while we have the covenant and are gaining anima?
    Actually I find curious that they show that graph in Blizzcon, a graph of a substance (anima), that we are supposed to use as a coin right? And they even bothered to do different anima models depending on the zone... You might be right, anima could be something far more important in the gameplay than what we thought.

    Hopefully in a few days we will have some news, because, seriously, we do not know anything about Shadowlands. I do not understand why I am so hyped for this expansion without knowing a thing about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkarath View Post
    Actually I find curious that they show that graph in Blizzcon, a graph of a substance (anima), that we are supposed to use as a coin right? And they even bothered to do different anima models depending on the zone... You might be right, anima could be something far more important in the gameplay than what we thought.

    Hopefully in a few days we will have some news, because, seriously, we do not know anything about Shadowlands. I do not understand why I am so hyped for this expansion without knowing a thing about it.
    My guess is that it will show up in the same way you see Azerite floating around the zones in BfA. You might just collect it as a currency instead of as experience.

  8. #41308
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    My guess is that it will show up in the same way you see Azerite floating around the zones in BfA. You might just collect it as a currency instead of as experience.
    I do not think that we will have to collect such an important resource actively, as if we were mining nodes, but passively, as we received Artifact Power in Legion and Azerite in BfA.
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  9. #41309
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    My guess is that it will show up in the same way you see Azerite floating around the zones in BfA. You might just collect it as a currency instead of as experience.
    Yes. It is what all the covenants use to fuel their various activities, and what keeps the zones themselves going. It will be around the zones (you can see some here, or the residual "not anima" effects; and of course it's very plainly there in the early bastion concept, as well as visible in the true anima form in the Oribos architecture sample)

    Think of it like raw arcane energy in the leylines you see in Dragonblight/Borean Tundra. It's a natural energy source created by the dead passing into the Shadowlands, that both keeps everything run and is actively used by the people living there to do things.

    The Covenants start in a non-great place and part of your activities basically involves collecting Anima for them, because every zone is in an Anima drought since the Maw is taking all the souls. It's not a "coin" so much as a favor, that then goes into Soulbinds to advance them, and also various covenant rewards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draculla View Post
    omg there it is duuude

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    "You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    I would be fine with that actually, looks pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    I don't see what other login screen we could have this time.

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    Sure because they usually do the login screens before everything else
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    What if the big baddie is the friends we made along the way?

  16. #41316
    Quote Originally Posted by Laubman View Post
    Sure because they usually do the login screens before everything else
    http://i.imgur.com/c98uLMFh.jpg
    they have in the past
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  17. #41317
    Fairly sure login screens are some of the last things to get added.

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    People in this thread are the most emotionally dead people I have ever seen. Like, do you guys even know what fun is?

  19. #41319
    Seems like quite the boring picture of the final shot of the cinematic. Also, as much as you could argue, i do not think that login screen really qualifies for the usual portal we usually have.

    Anywho, maybe it will be. Though i remain skeptical.

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    Blizzard never used a cinematic scene for the login screen.

    It was always either animated Art or an in-game shot.
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