1. #6741
    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    I'm a bit underwhelmed by the Nightborne squint eyes.

    They don't really look that regal like on the NPC models, more like they just smoked some pot.
    At this point I am starting to wonder whether Nightborne are a lost cause. It's clear that Blizzard thought they could get the essence of Nightborne down with just rigging the Nelf model slightly, and at this point I think we just need to accept what we get, since we are never going to see the proper version, at least not without at least 4-5 similarly sized cosmetic additions.
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  2. #6742
    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    It's not connected to subs. People brag so much how FF14 popularity exploded - now look at their shop. Companies in last 10 years just discovered that some players are willing to spend way more cash on game for digital stuff. Game director that would suggest not bringing new stuff to or - dear God - closing shop would get fired in 5 minutes.
    Well, I suppose it would be easy to say it is an overarching theme and would make sense. Markets are sort of bound by competition and mimicry. However, Blizzard did start putting focus on the cash shop after subscribers started to reduce, so that does cast doubt on the matter.

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  4. #6744
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    Well, I suppose it would be easy to say it is an overarching theme and would make sense. Markets are sort of bound by competition and mimicry. However, Blizzard did start putting focus on the cash shop after subscribers started to reduce, so that does cast doubt on the matter.
    Correlation does not cause causation however. Blizzard could have introduced the in-game store because of revenue problems, but they could have just as easily introduced it since that is where the games industry was moving at the time.
    WotLK was released around the time when AAA games really started becoming a thing, so it would make sense that WoW, being a preeminent example of that classification, would add systems that were becoming a mainstay in other games.
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  5. #6745
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasoka View Post
    https://gyazo.com/63c2448656b36d91ffd481e1e3b16ac3

    This is unironically so pathetic.
    Wow... this is getting funnier and funnier

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    Bwahahaha no way lmao.

  7. #6747
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Wow... this is getting funnier and funnier
    I'm not laughing. This game is getting pozzed up beyond any borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post

    Bwahahaha no way lmao.
    How far are they going to go after this? If they are willing to change this, MUCH more must be changed.

  9. #6749
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Wow... this is getting funnier and funnier
    Someone trolled this into existence a week a ago....
    https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wo...hanged/1077280
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  10. #6750
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasoka View Post
    https://gyazo.com/63c2448656b36d91ffd481e1e3b16ac3

    This is unironically so pathetic.
    Why? Removing a reference to bros before ho's is the tipping point on woke? It was never that funny a joke anyways.


    Now the gigantique sack though, I am going to miss that blatant innuendo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    Someone trolled this into existence a week a ago....
    https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wo...hanged/1077280
    Trolls have power and corrupt rational thought, this is both scary and amazingly hilarious at the same time.

  12. #6752
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    Correlation does not cause causation however. Blizzard could have introduced the in-game store because of revenue problems, but they could have just as easily introduced it since that is where the games industry was moving at the time.
    WotLK was released around the time when AAA games really started becoming a thing, so it would make sense that WoW, being a preeminent example of that classification, would add systems that were becoming a mainstay in other games.
    Well, that is true enough. However, when WotLK was released, we didn't quite see the full descent that has become mainstream now. Still, you are right--correlation and causation shouldn't be confused. In fact, it is also possible that correlation did exist, but simply went the other way--the presence of better triple-A alternatives could've contributed to the initial decline.

  13. #6753
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasoka View Post
    I'm not laughing. This game is getting pozzed up beyond any borders.


    Oh no!!!!

    Anyway....

  14. #6754
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Trolls have power and corrupt rational thought, this is both scary and amazingly hilarious at the same time.
    Admittedly, I'm not too concerned about the changes, even if they are somewhat half-assed ways of covering up the horrendous acts perpetuated in Blizzard, but I find the fact that any Troll can label something an issue to be pretty concerning about just how far Blizzard is willing to sacrifice autonomy.

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    WoW Stiven looked so unimpressed by void elves. Didn't even care to show high elf combos :| I am getting depressed while watching him
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  16. #6756
    Quote Originally Posted by Redzonetode View Post
    Oh no!!!!

    Anyway....
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    Why? Removing a reference to bros before ho's is the tipping point on woke? It was never that funny a joke anyways.


    Now the gigantique sack though, I am going to miss that blatant innuendo.
    For as long as such creatures exist WoW will be turning into a bigger and bigger leftoid farce.

  17. #6757
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    Trolls have power and corrupt rational thought, this is both scary and amazingly hilarious at the same time.
    I can legitimately say I have made an actual change in WoW, idk if I should be proud of that.
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  18. #6758
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasoka View Post
    I'm not laughing. This game is getting pozzed up beyond any borders.
    This isn't really a serious issue. It's mostly just a rather piteous kowtow by a company that's trying to compensate hard in as minimal a way as possible.

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    The new Stormwind stormy sky is pretty good. It looks relatively realistic given the usual standards Blizzard has for painted skies.

  19. #6759
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    Well, that is true enough. However, when WotLK was released, we didn't quite see the full descent that has become mainstream now. Still, you are right--correlation and causation shouldn't be confused. In fact, it is also possible that correlation did exist, but simply went the other way--the presence of better triple-A alternatives could've contributed to the initial decline.
    Like with all things it's probably wrong to assume only a single facotr is true. More likely it was a combination of several factors that made broader changes possible.
    Players wanting easier character changes. Shifting views on in-game purchases. If not descent, at least a revenue plateau in WotLK. Potential new leadership or influential shareholders.
    Could be lots of reasons for Blizzard to add stuff like the in-game shop.
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  20. #6760
    Quote Originally Posted by Pheraz View Post
    WoW Stiven looked so unimpressed by void elves. Didn't even care to show high elf combos :| I am getting depressed while watching him
    He always sounds and looks unimpressed. He really isn't the best guy to preview new player options because he doesn't really seem to care either way.

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