1. #5041
    Nah, Sylvanas looks over to Anduin while Zovaal is holding his "all will serve(...serve...serve...)me" speech. That's the moment she realizes that everyone will be as "free" as Anduin under Zovaal's reign.

  2. #5042
    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Oh, that's highly unlikely he fooling Jailer while running around harming his allies and friends. Why would he pretend and at the same time get Sigils for the guy? Jailer wouldn't be able to get them w/o him.
    Same reason illidan opened the portal
    Same reason there’s a trope of heroes watching the enemy get closer and closer to their goals before stealing it away

    But in this instance
    1. Other than the arbiter Anduin hurt nobody when not under direct control
    2. By pretending to be controlled he is letting the jailer think he won and abandon his army
    Killing the jailer while empowered also might prevent him from coming back


    Maybe the jailer has something that those two wanted

  3. #5043
    I suppose 0 hopes for a 9.2 teasing in Gamescom?
    Quote Originally Posted by Firedemon View Post
    No. On these forums any updates mean an expansion hint.
    Wrathin comes back? Dragon expansion clearly!
    LK part of a quest? Wotlk 2 clearly!
    Sylvanas working with a death master? Shadowlands clearly!

    At the point we're headed for Wrath of the Shdowlands Dragon Isles Lich and tinkers.

  4. #5044
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiradon View Post
    I suppose 0 hopes for a 9.2 teasing in Gamescom?
    Blizzard is not attending.
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  5. #5045
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiradon View Post
    I suppose 0 hopes for a 9.2 teasing in Gamescom?
    Precisely 0.

    Even if the the current drama wasn't going on, I couldn't imagine that they have much in state ready for a spotlight.

  6. #5046
    Imo 9.2 reveal will be connected with some word from Mike Ybarra, no matter how bad atmosphere is, content reveal is always something positive.

  7. #5047
    I doubt we will get any news about the next patch before september, more likely novemeber. The renown grind lasts another 11 weeks including this one, for most that is at least a reason to log in. Unless they plan a 9.1.5, I doubt they are going to show their hand yet. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if they try to at least have something to show this time after their announcement, so they can at least attempt to take a bit of wind out of FFXIVs sails during their expansion launch. They will want to have at least the PTR up and running and something that actually interests people like a bunch of class changes or tier set graphics. That being said, given their 9.1 progress I'm not all confident that they will have much to show for either way, though maybe they used alot of the time spent on 9.1 to actually cobble together a 9.1.5 in secret and this is where the other 3 months of development time went.
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    #2) Angry players come to the forums to complain about the game... but what loser only comes to the forums to complain about the forums and its users?
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  8. #5048
    We have two interesting dates coming up later this year, New World launch end of September and FFXIV expansion launch mid November. Guess we can expect something around those dates. 9.2 reveal maybe around the time of New World launch, but the patch for sure won’t be ready when Endwalker releases, so who knows if we don’t get the expansion announcement by then.
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  9. #5049
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Blizzard is not attending.
    Are you sure?
    I googled and only 2019 article shows up

  10. #5050
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    Are you sure?
    I googled and only 2019 article shows up
    I checked the 2021 list some days ago and while Activision was mentioned, Blizzard was not. So my assumption was that they don’t participate on this years Gamescom.

    505 Games
    Activision
    Aerosoft
    Assemble Entertainment
    astragon Entertainment
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
    Bethesda Softworks
    Electronic Arts
    GAMEVIL COM2US Europe
    Headup Games
    Indie Arena Booth
    Koch Media
    NExT Studios (Tencent Games)
    SEGA Europe
    Team17
    Thunderful Games
    Ubisoft
    Wargaming
    Xbox

    These are the publishers that have been announced on July 15. They said more are about to follow, but I really doubt Blizzard considers participating during the climax of the scandal.
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  11. #5051
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    I checked the 2021 list some days ago and while Activision was mentioned, Blizzard was not. So my assumption was that they don’t participate on this years Gamescom.
    Meh, I hoped for some 9.2 info.

  12. #5052
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    Are you sure?
    I googled and only 2019 article shows up

    Yes.
    https://www.gameswirtschaft.de/games...eliste-060821/

    Scroll down and you have a list of all attending companies.
    Blizzard is not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    Man, I miss oldschool datamined stuff speculation.
    Isn't there anything that could give us little fire of speculation? @Marlamin @Boubouille
    I got nothing. I'm still waiting for the Hearthstone Inn or to find out what those new human buildings are for.

  14. #5054
    Quote Originally Posted by Haidaes View Post
    I doubt we will get any news about the next patch before september, more likely novemeber. The renown grind lasts another 11 weeks including this one, for most that is at least a reason to log in.
    A large portion of people are going to stop playing tomorrow because the story quests end. The second half of renown rewards aren’t much of a big deal, you’re crazy if you think they’ll wait literal months from now to announce any patch details. The renown is to keep some people playing but they don’t wait until the end to say anything.

    The patch won’t be for a while but we will have details sooner than later.

    I feel like people normally just expect every news announcement to be half a year away from the day they make a post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    I got nothing. I'm still waiting for the Hearthstone Inn or to find out what those new human buildings are for.
    Were there any interesting small updates like the updated animation rigs for mounts (mammoth, maybe dragonhawk based on the new animations for the Sylvanas mount)

  15. #5055
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    If we go to Northrend please give us the Zuldrak Troll raid we didn’t get in WotLK. You could even incorporate Bwonsamdi there.
    This 100%! But we kind of already got a Troll Instance in SL so...

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    Also, yeah Mueh'zala is still out there

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  16. #5056
    I just checked some dates:

    8.2 release: June 25, 2019 (announced Blizzcon 2018)
    8.2.5 release: September 24, 2019 (announced Blizzcon 2018)
    8.3 release: January 14, 2020 (October 7, 2019, announcement)

    9.1 release: June 29, 2021 (announced virtual Blizzcon 2021)
    9.1.5 release: ? (September 28, 2021, New World launch)
    9.2 release: ? (November 19, 2021, FFXIV Endwalker launch)
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  17. #5057
    10.0 is dragon isles

  18. #5058
    Quote Originally Posted by gleepot View Post
    10.0 is dragon isles
    I wish I could be that confident.

    While I hope for the Dragon Isles, I fully expect something completely left field. More masturbatory content for the writers to congratulate themselves about how clever and subversive they are.

  19. #5059
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagawithlegs View Post
    A large portion of people are going to stop playing tomorrow because the story quests end. The second half of renown rewards aren’t much of a big deal, you’re crazy if you think they’ll wait literal months from now to announce any patch details. The renown is to keep some people playing but they don’t wait until the end to say anything.

    The patch won’t be for a while but we will have details sooner than later.

    I feel like people normally just expect every news announcement to be half a year away from the day they make a post...
    And I feel you guys have the memory of proverbial goldfish. They announced 9.1 3 months after release. We are already a quarter into august, them announcing something in september is more than realistic, since they are still bogged down with covid apparently and the last 2 weeks certainly weren't the most productive weeks they've had either. The truthi s also that simply showed their hand to early with Korthia, as their presentation pretty much highlighted that they had a couple mount models and nothing else done. On top of that in 9.0 by week 8 when the campaign was over people were also bored to tears and it didn't stop them from waiting another 6 weeks for week 14 of 16 until they showed next to nothing at Blizzconline. Since the 6-month-mount scheme seems to be working pretty well they also have a huge chunk of the playerbase locked into subs for the next 4 months.

    Addemittedly though, I forgot to factor in TBCC. Depending when they have some major updates you can pretty much add some periods of no PTR testing as they clearly account for that as well, as the last month of 9.1 didn't have much happening and they clearly just didn't want to cut the engagement period of TBCC short.

    Btw, what would guys think about a hype patch 9.1.5 in which we get a hand full of new chapters, the sigils get united as do the covenants and some of the covenant restrictions finally start being lifted? Essentially a micro rip-cord that let's us at least spend the anima we get at other covenants and extends the grindability for people with less than 4 characters a bit. I'm not saying we get to pick and choose abilitites freely (though maybe?), but just engaging in the sanctum grinds. In the database they obviously all have their own entries already and it's mainly flipping some flags to open up the other stuff if Blizzard didn't code it like undergrad students. I think that would be a major thing that could get some people back, as they now might get to experiment (maybe) with different builds & specs, story and cosmetic items. I think giving the many people that most likely picked their covenants depending on their group content choice a bit of an incentive to play the game might be among the easiest things Blizzard could do right now, without actually producing a massive load of content.
    Last edited by Felis igneus; 2021-08-09 at 03:50 PM.
    #1) MMO-C should be glad that the British Empire is no more, because they'd want a piece of all the copium trade here.
    #2) Angry players come to the forums to complain about the game... but what loser only comes to the forums to complain about the forums and its users?
    #3)Felating Blizzard too eagerly may lead to oxygen deficiency and worst case asphyxiation. Long-term effects range from delusions up to cerebral necrosis. #4) The WoW playerbase doesn't deserve housing.

  20. #5060
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    I got nothing. I'm still waiting for the Hearthstone Inn or to find out what those new human buildings are for.
    Meh, I got a feeling there will be with no use at least for a while

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