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    Quote Originally Posted by KayRule View Post
    When 9.1 is actually announced. It's probably going to be over a year before we see 9.1 tbh
    Probably a few months. There's most likely going to be something datamined in April that will end up being something for 9.1

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    There's no way they take 1 entire year to release a simple patch.

    Or, i mean, they can try, but then i hope they have fun watching the subscription numbers crumble to dust.

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    We'll have 9.1 at the latest by mid 2021. I'd say April/May are the most reasonable dates. Announcement in February, testing shortly after and release within 2-3 months.

    Compared to previous expansions, the entry raid isn't a throwaway raid thematically as usual. It could have been directly the first raid (as it's directly related to the main storyline of Shadowlands). Compared to Highmaul, Emerald Nightmare and even Uldir, Castle Nathria feels way more intertwined with everything that's going on in the Shadowlands than ever before. This feels a lot more like a Nighthold kind of raid to me (which is good, I disliked the pointless entry raids in the past).
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    Jeez, you always love to try as late date as possible. Even BfA's 8.1 was revealed like in September right after Uldir hype (although PTR was really long cause they had LOT to repair in 8.0).

    I would say realistic scenario is to reveal 9.1 on early January, first PTR build somewhere this month, launch right before 31st March (Q1 end). My expectations (not hopes) would be:

    - more content in Maw
    - new campaign (something like 8.1 or 7.1) focused on Maw and Castle Nathria aftermath
    - new 4 man dungeon
    - 2-3 boss mini raid (Kel'Thuzad?)

    New season doesn't really fit there, I would expect it in 9.1.5 (with standard stuff like Brawler's Guild, Legion timewalking etc.) around May. And I really hope they switch tier for X.X.5 patches again, they felt really empty in BfA.

    In this scenario WoW panel on Blizzconline would be: 9.1 release date and 9.1.5/9.2 info. So same as always.

    I know time are shitty and WoW content was already delayed once. But remember that most of this time was catching bugs, polishing, balance. Very likely lot of people were already involved in 9.1 (and later) content and they just got extra month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayRule View Post
    When 9.1 is actually announced. It's probably going to be over a year before we see 9.1 tbh
    Lol. No way.
    It will be at Blizzcon in February.
    Maybe even before that (I mean announcement)

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    Is there anything that points out to later dungeon/raid?
    I remember during BFA you found extra instanced Dazar'alor which turned out to be for raid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    Lol. No way.
    It will be at Blizzcon in February.
    Maybe even before that (I mean announcement)

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    Is there anything that points out to later dungeon/raid?
    I remember during BFA you found extra instanced Dazar'alor which turned out to be for raid.
    I genuinely haven't given things a deep look yet, but I haven't ran into anything that screams future content just yet. I'm also not actually sure what content is part of what covenant campaign just yet so I can't really sense what "stands out".

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    is there anything more satisfying?


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    What if 9.1 doesn't bring a raid? Castle Nathria feels like the first proper "tier" raid and with 10 bosses it's way bigger than Highmaul, Emerald Nightmare and Uldir. It's the same size as Nighthold and has one more boss than BoD. Plus it ties directly into the Jailer storyline.

    9.1 might bring a mini-raid like CoS or ToV and the next "big" raid will be in 9.2. This way 9.1 can come sooner as raid testing wouldn't have to be so extensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    What if 9.1 doesn't bring a raid? Castle Nathria feels like the first proper "tier" raid and with 10 bosses it's way bigger than Highmaul, Emerald Nightmare and Uldir. It's the same size as Nighthold and has one more boss than BoD. Plus it ties directly into the Jailer storyline.

    9.1 might bring a mini-raid like CoS or ToV and the next "big" raid will be in 9.2. This way 9.1 can come sooner as raid testing wouldn't have to be so extensive.
    In that case, it can either be:

    - A very story-driven patch full of story scenarios and world updates like 5.3 (which served as prelude to the Siege of Orgrimmar);

    - A joke patch like 6.1.

    Preferably, it's closer to Patch 5.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALLS BALLS BALLS BALLS View Post
    is there anything more satisfying?

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    https://www.wowhead.com/news=319520/...in-shadowlands

    Don't know if anyone saw this, but Zul'jin was found today
    That guy was a complete a**hole though, so I'm ok with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwonsamdi the Dead View Post
    https://www.wowhead.com/news=319520/...in-shadowlands

    Don't know if anyone saw this, but Zul'jin was found today
    That guy was a complete a**hole though, so I'm ok with it
    Perfect. I'll show this link to anyone who tries to claim the Alliance were in the wrong in the whole "Amani incident". That fetid hole Revendreth is where garbage like Zul'jin belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwonsamdi the Dead View Post
    https://www.wowhead.com/news=319520/...in-shadowlands

    Don't know if anyone saw this, but Zul'jin was found today
    That guy was a complete a**hole though, so I'm ok with it
    Aah. So this may confirm that WAS him in the cinematic for Revendreth
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    I guess Bwonsamdi dosen't really care for Amani souls, because none of them worship him?

    I should'nt have posted this

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    I guess it makes some sense, since there's trolls all over Bastion too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varodoc View Post
    In that case, it can either be:

    - A very story-driven patch full of story scenarios and world updates like 5.3 (which served as prelude to the Siege of Orgrimmar);

    - A joke patch like 6.1.

    Preferably, it's closer to Patch 5.3.
    I could see 9.1 being Maw-focused and containing the Maw revamp they promised for beta, but never implemented. The Maw seems to be the place that needs most work at the moment.

    I just don't see 9.1 having another big raid with Castle Nathria being so massive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwonsamdi the Dead View Post
    I guess Bwonsamdi dosen't really care for Amani souls, because none of them worship him?

    I should'nt have posted this

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    I guess it makes some sense, since there's trolls all over Bastion too?
    I think Bwon might only hold power to usher souls that do worship him -specially now where he has to fight for every troll soul- so I do think it would be because Amani -or maybe Zul'jin specifically- didn't worship.

    He does seem like a "I spit on death's face" sorta guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    What if 9.1 doesn't bring a raid? Castle Nathria feels like the first proper "tier" raid and with 10 bosses it's way bigger than Highmaul, Emerald Nightmare and Uldir. It's the same size as Nighthold and has one more boss than BoD. Plus it ties directly into the Jailer storyline.

    9.1 might bring a mini-raid like CoS or ToV and the next "big" raid will be in 9.2. This way 9.1 can come sooner as raid testing wouldn't have to be so extensive.
    If 9.1 comes on the Legion/BFA timetable and doesnt have a raid, that's a HUGE red flag. Week 1, yeah sure Nathria could totally last us a year. By March? You'll be begging for the next raid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    The soul that broke the maw is Sylvanas Windrunner, throwing herself from ICC
    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    Blizzard have explicit stated that the Arbiter was functioning normally,,when Ursoc was killed in Emerald Nightmare, some 15 years later than what you state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    I could see 9.1 being Maw-focused and containing the Maw revamp they promised for beta, but never implemented. The Maw seems to be the place that needs most work at the moment.

    I just don't see 9.1 having another big raid with Castle Nathria being so massive.
    I think it needs A raid, even if it isnt as big. I definitely don't think it will be more "important" than Nathria though, I am still a firm believer in the one raid per covenant theory, and Maldraxxus doesnt need a massive raid to wrap up their story, leaving the possibility for the rest of the patch being focused on extraneous stuff.

    Not to mention that a smaller raid and more focus on non-raid content would fit with Blizzard's seeming trajectory of less focus on instanced content in favor of a more solid base game.

    The Maw is definitely a sore spot right now, though I am still not sure what in the world they could possibly do to "fix" it. It is technically working as intended, and the only thing I think players want to see more out of there is Torghast.
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    Is there any reason to not assume there will be a new raid in ~6 months? as that is the length of pretty much every non-final tier?
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