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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadochi View Post
    Seems like over the weekend the leak amount has really sped up
    Feels like FOMO to me, everybody has to do their "leak" first or they think they will be ignored. I think 10.0 reveal will be after 9.2 story conclusion, so maybe around march/april?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKharon View Post
    Feels like FOMO to me, everybody has to do their fanfics first or they think they will be ignored. I think 10.0 reveal will be after 9.2 story conclusion, so maybe around march/april?
    Yeah I agree with you.

    A couple days after the last 3 bosses release on Heroic seems possible to me, once we get the whole conclusion and cinematics, even tho in the past they did sometimes reveal the expansion before the conclusion of the final major patch I think this one is too close for them to risk spoiling the end.

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    One thing I wish for them to do is with the increasing amount of expansion in Timewalking just make it not tied to the Weekly Event system like it is currently but instead place all expansions on a separate schedule where they rotate every week or 2 weeks unrelated to the other events.

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    Since when does creating a horrible game maximize profits?
    If there are enough players that will buy your shit and like it, then it can be best to make the cheapest shit you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frood View Post
    I remember something about seamless rifts in some of the Shadowlands leaks from long ago. We know by now that Riftlands was BS, but would be really cool with rifts that show a "live" preview of the zone they lead to, especially with something like accelerated night/day animations.
    Seamless transitions between maps was something they were testing in SL beta, yeah. A lighter version of it without inter-map/inter-instance teleports was used in Torghast but wasn't what they actually tested.

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    Would it be possible if the “living world” testing has to do with being able to actually fly to the different expansion continents? Besides the dimension ones.

    Like flying from EK to Northrend.

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    Imo most likely date for 9.2 is 22nd February, add 2-3 more weeks... yeah looks like we are exactly 2 months before 10.0 reveal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Imo most likely date for 9.2 is 22nd February, add 2-3 more weeks... yeah looks like we are exactly 2 months before 10.0 reveal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    April? ish(The 10.0 reveal)
    Reveal for sure will bring some people for 9.2, it always work that way. So imo they want release 9.2 ASAP to make reveal still in Q1.

    Better question is how they will handle it. They hands are tied for various reasons, but just youtube video sounds really lame. I really hope it will be something similar to Legion reveal panel, even without or with very limited audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Reveal for sure will bring some people for 9.2, it always work that way. So imo they want release 9.2 ASAP to make reveal still in Q1.

    Better question is how they will handle it. They hands are tied for various reasons, but just youtube video sounds really lame. I really hope it will be something similar to Legion reveal panel, even without or with very limited audience.
    I don't disagree on the YouTube video setup being a bit lame, 9.2 felt super weak in that regard. However, with their timeline I'm not sure there's a better option. We are unlikely to see a lot of large conventions by they time they would make their next announcement, and not many places want to give a featured spot to Activision-Blizzard at this point. They might do better with more of a livestream setup as they did with 8.3, but that's about the only real alternative to a YouTube announcement I see at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    What you want =/= "what players want"
    He is just stating facts.

    The game will still be the same shit even after 10.0. Blizzard can't innovate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngerFork View Post
    I don't disagree on the YouTube video setup being a bit lame, 9.2 felt super weak in that regard. However, with their timeline I'm not sure there's a better option. We are unlikely to see a lot of large conventions by they time they would make their next announcement, and not many places want to give a featured spot to Activision-Blizzard at this point. They might do better with more of a livestream setup as they did with 8.3, but that's about the only real alternative to a YouTube announcement I see at this point.
    Livestream is probably best or something like Nintendo Direct or Sony's playstation stream thingie where they announce games. Something like that


    He is just stating facts.

    The game will still be the same shit even after 10.0. Blizzard can't innovate.
    No he isn't, hes just bitter and jaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKharon View Post
    Shadowlands will be "demoted" to 1-50 alongside all other old expansions and the new expansion will be 50-60 again. On top of that you get a new borrowed power system as usual. They should have good enough scaling tech by now to do this for all expansions going forward. Sure its confusiong for new players but that will not change unless Blizz does a completely new 1-50 leveling experience as a kind of standard leveling arc that does not care about all the stories that happend in all the expansions.
    Your character starting with Shadowlands doesn't make much sense: Remember the questline in Bastion where it reads where you leveled before entering the shadowlands?

    They probably realize BFA is not a great way to introduce these characters to people, but starting with Shadowlands is even worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lahis View Post
    He is just stating facts.

    The game will still be the same shit even after 10.0. Blizzard can't innovate.
    No he isn't, because he is not a fortuneteller that knows with 100% accuracy what future holds. Y'all so damn bitter over a goddamn video game.
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    I'm gonna put myself down for second half of February for the 10.0 reveal after 9.2 comes out in the first half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Your character starting with Shadowlands doesn't make much sense: Remember the questline in Bastion where it reads where you leveled before entering the shadowlands?

    They probably realize BFA is not a great way to introduce these characters to people, but starting with Shadowlands is even worse.
    And because of this, there is no way they will make new characters in 10.0 start two expansions back. Especially if one of the themes of 10.0 is faction neutrality, it would be crazy to start new players off with the war.

    Having new people start in SL would be silly, and having people start in BFA will likely go against the themes of 10.0, especially if Tyrande spares Sylvanas which signals the symbolic “end” of AvH.

    Remember the whole “new book” thing, why wouldn’t they have a start over point?

    Not to mention that BFA and SL set up a new racial storyline for almost every race that can be used for new old world questlines. SL in particular sets up King Turalyon, Nelves forgiving the Horde and Voljin as a loa. Also Thralls return to shamanism (finally)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wharren View Post
    And because of this, there is no way they will make new characters in 10.0 start two expansions back. Especially if one of the themes of 10.0 is faction neutrality, it would be crazy to start new players off with the war.
    Whoa, roll that back. They said "it might be a good idea to make raiding cross-faction" not "one of the themes of 10.0 is faction neutrality" those are two wildly different ideas. They literally designed the "new players start in BFA then go to Shadowlands" experience when they were making Shadowlands, they're not going to immediately change it again. Your proposing they completely redo their "brand new player experience" after exactly one (1) expansion. Whatever they do in 10.0 they were definitely designing Chromie Timewalking with it in mind.

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    What exactly is still left to test on the ptr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Reveal for sure will bring some people for 9.2, it always work that way. So imo they want release 9.2 ASAP to make reveal still in Q1.

    Better question is how they will handle it. They hands are tied for various reasons, but just youtube video sounds really lame. I really hope it will be something similar to Legion reveal panel, even without or with very limited audience.
    They are going to announce a big livestream and reveal the expansion there, ala Blizzconline.

    They are not going to bastardize an expansion reveal by silently uploading a video, and a reveal with live audience is very much out of the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    What exactly is still left to test on the ptr?
    M+ affix, I think. Not sure if all 8 bosses got testes on Mythic yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    M+ affix, I think. Not sure if all 8 bosses got testes on Mythic yet.

    Do we even know what the next seasonal M+ affix is going to be? I remember seeing a thing saying it was in an encrypted build but nothing after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOUNTERPARTS View Post
    Do we even know what the next seasonal M+ affix is going to be? I remember seeing a thing saying it was in an encrypted build but nothing after that.
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