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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Except Classic, where none of that eeeveerrrrr happened.

    And where you'll find me if they pull that.
    For me, Antorus was the end of WoW. Once Legion ended, before Sargeras got imprisoned, he stabbed Azeroth, only for the planet itself to collapse from the wound. Nothing else has ever happened since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagdar View Post
    Employees probably have to signs dated attendance sheets.
    It is like watching an elementary school kid imagine what a job must be like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delever View Post
    January/february is insanely far away. if they do that its gonna be terrible
    Expansions last 2 years. They have 4 raid tiers. A raid tier happens every 5-6 months. It has been 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Costanza View Post
    Well for old gods, we have had Void content for one expansion already, (ghuun, azshara and maybe a 3rd with nzoth if he is the boss) more than the faction content.

    Most people thought we were getting Azshara south seas expansion after MoP and WoD And Legion.
    This is like saying the new Star Wars movie probably won't have lightsabers or space ships because the last movie had them.


    There are no bad guys left outside of N'zoth and the Void Lords. Either WoW will end, or the story will continue. They aren't going to throw away a decade of connected stories right before the final chapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    100% all my bets on Sylvanas as final boss. It is the choice that makes the most sense narratively and thematically. N'zoth as the final boss would only make sense if Sylvanas comes out as a fanatical N'zoth cultist sometime between now and the raid, and i do not think that would be the best idea.
    I guess we found one of those people who don't read quest text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayRule View Post
    I've got a feeling 9.0 will be profession focused, thinking we'll finally get a thorough profession rework.
    Seems like dumping the archeology cosmetics into refer a friend is a sign they aren't doing that.

    Either that or since they rolled first aid into tailoring, they could roll archeology into mining as part of a professions reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slendydaddy View Post
    I just realized that I don't actually want the next expansion to be leaked, I want this Blizzcon to surprise me.
    Going for that ol' reverse psychology I see. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Skinner View Post
    Actually, activision blizzard makes more money with MT than ever before. 2017 they made $4.1bn
    Luckily they have no games other than WoW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shitposter View Post
    You are absolutely correct.

    I had no idea whether "Age of Awakening" is real or fake until I saw this laughable "Chinese" translation.

    NO ONE who excels at Chinese would translate the "Age" in this case into "年龄",
    because it doesn't make any sense at all.

    We who know Chinese very well will definitely translate the "Age" in this case into "时代",
    or sometimes "年代" which is closer to "era", and we'll also tend to not use the "的" in the middle,
    because using "的" feels too colloquial.

    "觉醒时代" or "觉醒年代" are what its Chinese name will likely be if this "Age of Awakening" is real.
    To be fair, the number of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and errant apostrophes in this game make it difficult for me to decide that Blizzard wouldn't fuck up like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alixie View Post
    Blizzard is always careful to balance the titles of their games. If one word is smaller, they skew the "of the" more to one side, so that it balances the larger word. Mists and Wrath are smaller than "Pandaria" and "Lich King", so "of the" are balanced to the left. Chosing the word "AGE" is unusually small in comparison to their other titles. Unusual enough to have to make the preposition "OF" more important by making it almost as large and capitalized as the rest of the title.

    The visual effect ends up being unbalanced and ugly. Why not chose a visually pleasing synonym for "Age", instead of making ugly compromises? Especially with that giant "O" randomly floating above the line break where Age and Awakening are leveled.
    If this was real, they could easily have done:

    * The Age of Awakening

    to balance out the title. Or even:

    * The Age of the Awakening

    which gets a little hard to say, but is better than the photoshop we got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Weren’t there multiple Awakenings or Awakening-esque leaks?
    It is the logically sound next steps. The options are:

    1. Azeroth is killed.
    2. Azeroth is saved and she is born uncorrupted.
    3. Azeroth is born corrupted.
    4. Punt.


    You'd think if the world spirit dies, the world would go to shit. You'd like if she is born corrupted, the world would go to shit. If she is born uncorrupted, she'd do whatever titan mission things titans do, which would include terraforming and creating a new army to fight N'zoth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullseyed View Post
    You'd think if the world spirit dies, the world would go to shit. You'd like if she is born corrupted, the world would go to shit. If she is born uncorrupted, she'd do whatever titan mission things titans do, which would include terraforming and creating a new army to fight N'zoth.
    I don't think they would do a whole "Azeroth dies" because look at how much shit Blizzard got over the Cataclysm revamp and people missing the old zones.

    IF it did happen, it'd probably be temporary imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlubberPuddy View Post
    I don't think they would do a whole "Azeroth dies" because look at how much shit Blizzard got over the Cataclysm revamp and people missing the old zones.

    IF it did happen, it'd probably be temporary imo.
    I don't know that we know for sure what happens if Azeroth does die. Antorus appears to still be there with Argus dead.


    On the plus side, if Azeroth does die, there is no purpose for the old gods to be here anymore. That could mean they kill everyone or could mean they just... leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlubberPuddy View Post
    I don't think they would do a whole "Azeroth dies" because look at how much shit Blizzard got over the Cataclysm revamp and people missing the old zones.

    IF it did happen, it'd probably be temporary imo.
    Temporary? Like we resurrect her?


    Magni: Heroes Azeroth died. But no worries we can retcon it.

    Heroes: You sure? Your last method got an Old God rescued. Besides bringing back a world soul is sounds like a lot of work. We can't even bring Varian back.

    Magni: no worries. Resurrecting a world soul is easy.

    Heroes: So what was the point of trying to heal her with that bloody azerite necklace?

    Magni: Blizzard was out of ideas.

    Heroes: And they have a good idea now?

    Magni: This is not the time for questions. This is the time to act quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    Temporary? Like we resurrect her?
    Like a temporary world revamp, say they "change the zones cuz we're in shadowlands" and they look different, but it's only when you're in shadowlands or something like that. So that the already existing zones can be visited.

    I don't really have an idea of how they'll do it but I don't see a world revamp happening is all. They said in Legion they would do it piece-meal, and that's what they have been doing with like the Warfronts changing their respective zones. And soon the revamped BGs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullseyed View Post
    I don't know that we know for sure what happens if Azeroth does die. Antorus appears to still be there with Argus dead.
    Yeah but the world is still shattered and everything, that's what I'm talking about. I don't believe they would do that to Azeroth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    Temporary? Like we resurrect her?


    Magni: Heroes Azeroth died. But no worries we can retcon it.

    Heroes: You sure? Your last method got an Old God rescued. Besides bringing back a world soul is sounds like a lot of work. We can't even bring Varian back.

    Magni: no worries. Resurrecting a world soul is easy.

    Heroes: So what was the point of trying to heal her with that bloody azerite necklace?

    Magni: Blizzard was out of ideas.

    Heroes: And they have a good idea now?

    Magni: This is not the time for questions. This is the time to act quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blayze View Post
    "Turns out if we just keep going back in time, we don't need to save the planet."
    Or we move to the moon. Frankly that's like the only reason I can think of to actually include those bloody tinkers. They can help with terraforming the moon. Also players are given a crater to terraform on their own and bam. Housing for you. Actual real housing this time. Customizable space ships for combat. Everything. Not much old school fantasy sadly. Unless there are ruins on the moon filled with monsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkarath View Post
    This game needs a world revamp and a level squish ASAP. Any expansion that not includes that will dissapoint me
    I feel you "Sephiroth" (great character btw was my favorite). I want desperately a world revamp and a level squish i can't imagine next expansion being announced as level 130. LOL that would be too crazy i couldn't take it anymore to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    Or we move to the moon. Frankly that's like the only reason I can think of to actually include those bloody tinkers. They can help with terraforming the moon. Also players are given a crater to terraform on their own and bam. Housing for you. Actual real housing this time. Customizable space ships for combat. Everything. Not much old school fantasy sadly. Unless there are ruins on the moon filled with monsters.
    Yeah.... About the moon.... Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the Moons haunted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangomah View Post
    Yeah.... About the moon.... Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the Moons haunted
    Okay. I get it so far. So what's the bad news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shitposter View Post
    You are absolutely correct.

    I had no idea whether "Age of Awakening" is real or fake until I saw this laughable "Chinese" translation.

    NO ONE who excels at Chinese would translate the "Age" in this case into "年龄",
    because it doesn't make any sense at all.

    We who know Chinese very well will definitely translate the "Age" in this case into "时代",
    or sometimes "年代" which is closer to "era", and we'll also tend to not use the "的" in the middle,
    because using "的" feels too colloquial.

    "觉醒时代" or "觉醒年代" are what its Chinese name will likely be if this "Age of Awakening" is real.
    Smells like someone put their fake name into Google Translate and just used copy/pasta, completely forgetting that there's a reason Google Translate is so unreliable translating to Asian languages.

    I bet this "leaker" is under the age of 18.
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    I think the infamous Shadowlands leak just got thoroughly debunked by the latest PTR build. Same for a Black Empire expansion. If we're dealing with Sylvanas in 8.2.5, that points pretty strongly to N'zoth being 8.3.
    I still want next expansion to be about the Dragon Isles, with maybe Shadowlands stuff as a side plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaliaKirana View Post
    I think the infamous Shadowlands leak just got thoroughly debunked by the latest PTR build. Same for a Black Empire expansion. If we're dealing with Sylvanas in 8.2.5, that points pretty strongly to N'zoth being 8.3.
    I still want next expansion to be about the Dragon Isles, with maybe Shadowlands stuff as a side plot.
    Yeah Shadowlands is pretty much dead leak walking pending those cinematics dropping. Only way it has any real hope now is if 8.3's been scrapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Yeah Shadowlands is pretty much dead leak walking pending those cinematics dropping. Only way it has any real hope now is if 8.3's been scrapped.
    It has no hope. Question is, do we have any hope? To find anything mineable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    It has no hope. Question is, do we have any hope? To find anything mineable?
    In this patch no way. 8.3 maybe but it may not hit the PTR until after Blizzcon specifically to avoid a mess like last time.
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