1. #4021
    I would say that duality of Skyblazer/datamined Phoenix mount point to Light/Void expansion set on Dragon Isles (which are close to Quel'Thalas if we judge from unfinished Vanilla map), but that would be trying to fit everything to my theory.

    So I won't say that.

  2. #4022
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    I would say that duality of Skyblazer/datamined Phoenix mount point to Light/Void expansion set on Dragon Isles (which are close to Quel'Thalas if we judge from unfinished Vanilla map), but that would be trying to fit everything to my theory.

    So I won't say that.
    I'd say it's more likely they put void/light on the backburner while we return to Azeroth for the Dragon Isles. I hope they design them with flying in mind, maybe even having entire floating zones overlap ontop of each other with verticality being a huge gameplay factor.

  3. #4023
    The phoenix is literally the national symbol of Quel'Thalas, seen on the banners of all 3 Thalassian subraces. Anyone who claims the phoenix isn't important to the Thalassian elves literally hasn't played the game, because as soon as you select the Blood elf on the character creation screen, you'd see a large Thalassian banner featuring a golden phoenix.

  4. #4024
    Funniest part is, we know the phoenix is important to elves, but Blizzard at this point may don't care or don't remember anymore, given how they've been handling the lore.

  5. #4025
    Quote Originally Posted by Shoggoth View Post
    Funniest part is, we know the phoenix is important to elves, but Blizzard at this point may don't care or don't remember anymore, given how they've been handling the lore.
    They have not. The Ren'dorei introduced in Legion (written by the current Story team) have as symbol an inverted phoenix:

    The void elf racial crest and banner resemble an inversion of the blood elves' Icon of Blood with the same avian imagery and overall shape of the crest.
    The only difference is that the Ren'dorei phoenix is pointing downward, representing how the Ren'dorei fell from the Light of the Sunwell to the Void, while the Sin'dorei phoenix is pointing upward, representing how the Sin'dorei emerged from the ashes of the Third War to a bright new future at the end of TBC.

    The phoenix is the national symbol of Quel'Thalas, no other faction in the entire Warcraft franchise has such a close bond to this gracious animal. The Phoenix God was even the companion of Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider of Quel'Thalas.

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    Well today is the final day. Any last minute predictions for Sylvanas, and the Shadowlands as a whole, tomorrow?

  7. #4027
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Well today is the final day. Any last minute predictions for Sylvanas, and the Shadowlands as a whole, tomorrow?
    I think sylvanas will set the world of warcraft free from many players

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    Honestly, i'm more looking forward to just seeing the Arbiter finally move.
    As i'm pretty sure the Jailer will wake her up.

    I'm so done with anything Sylvanas related.

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  9. #4029
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Well today is the final day. Any last minute predictions for Sylvanas, and the Shadowlands as a whole, tomorrow?
    Jailer claims last sigil, reveals his plans to everyone and Sylvanas, leaves victoriously.

    Then, afterwards: We defeat Helya and Vyraz in the Maw, we reforge the Sigils, Denathrius gets taken by the Dreadlords and they either go to Nathreza or somewhere else to wait while Zovaal claims the Sepulcher, Elune and the WQ finally have a chat, Uther's plot continues with Arthas, the Arbiter's sigil is reforged, etc.

    Then, 9.2 will be about the Jailer's invasion, the ending of the Covenant Campaigns with us battling Denathrius at Nathreza, us going to the Gardens of Life in order to save Elune and the Pantheon of Life (Hence the mounts), Uther reuniting with Arthas for a bit, the Titan Keepers defeating Helya at Ulduar, us defeating a resurrected Galakrond, Anduin and Sylvanas' arcs ending for the expac (Anduin will live, Sylvanas may likely die), and us stopping Zovaal at the Sepulcher of the First Ones.

  10. #4030
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Well today is the final day. Any last minute predictions for Sylvanas, and the Shadowlands as a whole, tomorrow?
    "No hope. Just pain. Only pain!"
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  11. #4031
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Well today is the final day. Any last minute predictions for Sylvanas, and the Shadowlands as a whole, tomorrow?
    Something is definitely going to happen to her, but she isn't going to be killed off or written out of the plot. We all know that.

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    I hope the final cutscene will be in CGI, but I can dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valysar View Post
    I hope the final cutscene will be in CGI, but I can dream
    Considering they put a CGI cinematic in game for the first time during BFA, i wouldn't be surprised, especially since we still have the eternal ones models from the cinematic that were only used for like 10 seconds.

  14. #4034
    Sultanas gets captured

    In 9.2 she sacrifices herself to save Anduin with a cringe dialogue about choices and hope

    Sylvanas: I chose to save you little lion…I chose hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by zantheus1993 View Post
    Sultanas gets captured
    Is this some long lost 4th Windrunner sister from Arrubia?
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Is this some long lost 4th Windrunner sister from Arrubia?
    Well she is the writer’s sultry banshee queen

  17. #4037
    It's no secret WoW is doing badly and 9.1 is more or less a flop and fixes nothing substantial about the game.

    9.2 is months and months away. Blizzard released 8.2 3 days before the pre-release of Shadowbringers (I believe) and this time they will not have 9.2 for that.

    That leads me to believe that they will have to announce 10.0 this year. Probably this fall to be more exact. I don't believe Blizzard can afford to wait until Blizzconline 2022 (in February likely) to announce 10.0 after this shitshow.

    They need something to restore the hype.

  18. #4038
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFirstOnes View Post
    Jailer claims last sigil, reveals his plans to everyone and Sylvanas, leaves victoriously.

    Then, afterwards: We defeat Helya and Vyraz in the Maw, we reforge the Sigils, Denathrius gets taken by the Dreadlords and they either go to Nathreza or somewhere else to wait while Zovaal claims the Sepulcher, Elune and the WQ finally have a chat, Uther's plot continues with Arthas, the Arbiter's sigil is reforged, etc.

    Then, 9.2 will be about the Jailer's invasion, the ending of the Covenant Campaigns with us battling Denathrius at Nathreza, us going to the Gardens of Life in order to save Elune and the Pantheon of Life (Hence the mounts), Uther reuniting with Arthas for a bit, the Titan Keepers defeating Helya at Ulduar, us defeating a resurrected Galakrond, Anduin and Sylvanas' arcs ending for the expac (Anduin will live, Sylvanas may likely die), and us stopping Zovaal at the Sepulcher of the First Ones.
    Best guess I’ve read in a while.

  19. #4039
    9.2 being the final patch, taking us away from the Shadowlands and throwing gear at the player like 8.3 did would be a good band-aid for this expansion and let the playerbase chill for the year it will take afterward for 10.0 to arrive.

  20. #4040
    Quote Originally Posted by zantheus1993 View Post
    Sultanas gets captured

    In 9.2 she sacrifices herself to save Anduin with a cringe dialogue about choices and hope

    Sylvanas: I chose to save you little lion…I chose hope
    fucking hell, i can actually see a line like this coming.
    fuck, the cringe would the too strong
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