1. #33441
    Quote Originally Posted by Izalla View Post
    Wasn't Council of Glades WoD era? Or was that just The Dark Below?
    Council of Glades was definitely in the buildup for Legion.

    WoD era leaks were The Dark Below being the favourite. Then we had the Heroes of the Storm trademark which people theorised could be the 6.0 expansion, obviously that turned out to be another game.

    Then we got the WoD name drop leak with some theorising that the Warlords would be demon Warlords from the Legion and that we were going to get a second continent on Outland.

    Then we got the actual WoD leak.

    Council of Glades was definitely pre-Legion speculation. Forum members were theorising lots of stuff from a Lordaeron war expansion to Me'Dan coming in, to an Old God being beneath Tirisfal (this was actually explained in Legion to be Old God related in some artifact questlines).

    BfA speculation was world revamp due to Sargeras sword and a resurrected C'thun/Black Empire. Then when we saw the Blizzcon setup and props, many began theorising Lordaeron again. Ultimately we got faction war and some Lordaeron.

    Council of Glades was pre-Legion speculation, definitely.
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  2. #33442
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Rather seems Darkfallen is more than undead elves though. Nathanos, the Undead Vrykul from Stormheim and the Outlaw artifact story all seem to be Darkfallen.So it is a form of undeath with characteristic red eyes and a far lower level of decay that occasionally but not always has vampiric attributes? Definitely could see it as a way to excuse an allied race.
    How? There are different types of undead elves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    So a diverge group of undead who are mostly vampiric and include all known Dark Rangers in their ranks. It does seem to mirror the Illidari for a possible playable Dark Ranger.
    My thought exactly.

    Unless they just straight-up make Darkfallen a third faction with undead variants of present playable races. Seems like an easy and cost-effective way to give us more undead options and spice up the faction dynamic. Horde is no longer the evil one.
    Unlikely. Unless you make a Night elven faction as well.

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    Are we still able to trace Blizzard's trademarks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tusks r cool View Post
    Are we still able to trace Blizzard's trademarks?
    Sometimes they appear just before the annoucement. They've learned they can file them in specific countries, which dates the trademark at that moment, but won't show up in public databases until some months later.

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    Yeah they've generally gotten pretty good at timing it out. Even big ones for new brands like Overwatch, which require dozens of extra filings to cover merch and stuff, only showed up hours before the reveal. That's why when anything shows up now, it's either them being cheeky or someone else filing a false filing that won't end up in the database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username993720 View Post
    How? There are different types of undead elves.


    Unlikely. Unless you make a Night elven faction as well.
    I don't think it is much likely either, but a man can dream. Night Elves would be a weird faction with only one race. But it IS true that they don't really fit the Alliance. They are just there cause they had to be either Horde or the Alliance and they sure as fuck won't be Horde.

    If the game were actually true to WCIII lore, there would be six factions:
    - Alliance
    - Horde
    - Night Elves
    - Undead
    - Illidari
    - Legion

    Granted back then Illidari were pretty much (I pretend to serve the Legion but really don't) and Undead were in a sort of civil war between Sylvanas and Arthas. but you get the idea. And of course Blood Elves were Illidari.

  7. #33447
    This leak season is definitely too long. It was fun at start (as always) but now it all feels so tired, I feel tired with these bad ideas, or hearing the same thing repetead ad nauseam.
    Please, let it be 19th already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zulggun View Post
    This leak season is definitely too long. It was fun at start (as always) but now it all feels so tired, I feel tired with these bad ideas, or hearing the same thing repetead ad nauseam.
    Please, let it be 19th already.
    If you are bored, here is my fake leak back from mid february:

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads...E#post53595642

    I'm actually pretty proud of it.

  9. #33449
    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    I don't think it is much likely either, but a man can dream. Night Elves would be a weird faction with only one race. But it IS true that they don't really fit the Alliance. They are just there cause they had to be either Horde or the Alliance and they sure as fuck won't be Horde.

    If the game were actually true to WCIII lore, there would be six factions:
    - Alliance
    - Horde
    - Night Elves
    - Undead
    - Illidari
    - Legion

    Granted back then Illidari were pretty much (I pretend to serve the Legion but really don't) and Undead were in a sort of civil war between Sylvanas and Arthas. but you get the idea. And of course Blood Elves were Illidari.
    That's pretty spot on because at one point in time they proposed 6 armies for WC3 instead of the 4 we ended up getting. With Demons and Naga as the 5th and 6th armies.

    Shame Naga never became a playable race in WoW. It probably won't happen at this point either. From my understanding Metzen was the biggest proponent of trying to fit them into WoW.

  10. #33450
    Leak Season just needs to not be a thing in general. It's a problem when every section becomes a dedicated place for fan fiction.

    I can understand if someone posts an accompanying image or """proof""" or something, but why the hell even allow the sheer flood we see constantly. What separates a clear joke thread that gets instantly closed from a thread that gets to 10 pages that is so out there that it might as well be a joke thread anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakir View Post
    Leak Season just needs to not be a thing in general. It's a problem when every section becomes a dedicated place for fan fiction.

    I can understand if someone posts an accompanying image or """proof""" or something, but why the hell even allow the sheer flood we see constantly. What separates a clear joke thread that gets instantly closed from a thread that gets to 10 pages that is so out there that it might as well be a joke thread anyway?
    Leak seasons are fun for speculation and discussion. Only issue is here we had a delayed announcement (we usually get them around November every odd year) so the season has been going on much longer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    That's pretty spot on because at one point in time they proposed 6 armies for WC3 instead of the 4 we ended up getting. With Demons and Naga as the 5th and 6th armies.

    Shame Naga never became a playable race in WoW. It probably won't happen at this point either. From my understanding Metzen was the biggest proponent of trying to fit them into WoW.
    All the more reason to like the guy. Naga are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadochi View Post
    Leak seasons are fun for speculation and discussion. Only issue is here we had a delayed announcement (we usually get them around November every odd year) so the season has been going on much longer
    And none of them are cool meme potential leak like Wrath of the Bolvar or Corgis Unleashed. This leak season is long and boring.

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    It's just a change in anticipation culture in general. I remember noticing it jarringly with Smash Bros. Having followed the hype from Brawl and Smash 4 with claimed leaks being so few and far between it was easy to document and keep track of them all, Smash Bros. Ultimate's announcement was followed by almost daily fake leaks, sometimes several a day depending on where you were.

    I know for me, with WoW, the game has been such a massive disappointment for so long, as you start to rear around a new expansion, the hope things might turn around really kindles alot of speculation. I think some people are writing leaks out of boredom. Others showing off their ideas and fan fiction but knowing it would potentially get more attention if it was a leak. Others being passive aggressive and intentionally writing disappointing ones.

  14. #33454
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadochi View Post
    Leak seasons are fun for speculation and discussion. Only issue is here we had a delayed announcement (we usually get them around November every odd year) so the season has been going on much longer
    There's nothing wrong with speculation and discussion. Hell, I welcome fan concept expansions especially if they flag them as such and put a lot of detail into them. I just hate the fact that it all gets so flooded under the guise of legitimacy. It drives something normally fun into the fucking ground.

    The "no fun allowed" sign on my lawn is allowed to be ignored. I just...don't get it at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by KayRule View Post
    It's just a change in anticipation culture in general. I remember noticing it jarringly with Smash Bros. Having followed the hype from Brawl and Smash 4 with claimed leaks being so few and far between it was easy to document and keep track of them all, Smash Bros. Ultimate's announcement was followed by almost daily fake leaks, sometimes several a day depending on where you were.
    I remember the Brawl days so very vividly. I remember everyone insisting the real leak was fake simply because it disappointed them. I remember the Smashboards poll having like 75% of the vote insisting they expect 80-90 characters and death threats if you disagreed, a metric only approached after 2 installments and many waves of DLC later.

    Fans can be the fucking worst.
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  15. #33455
    Quote Originally Posted by Vakir View Post
    Leak Season just needs to not be a thing in general. It's a problem when every section becomes a dedicated place for fan fiction.

    I can understand if someone posts an accompanying image or """proof""" or something, but why the hell even allow the sheer flood we see constantly. What separates a clear joke thread that gets instantly closed from a thread that gets to 10 pages that is so out there that it might as well be a joke thread anyway?
    I think its mostly fun. There's usually some pretty creative leaks at least.

    I think the issues you had this season were streamers covering it so it caused more low quality "leaks" and felt overall spammy. There also hasn't been much to go on so people feel the need to create new leaks everytime something new pops up on the PTR and people think it automatically has to be connected to the next expansion.

  16. #33456
    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    I don't think it is much likely either, but a man can dream. Night Elves would be a weird faction with only one race. But it IS true that they don't really fit the Alliance. They are just there cause they had to be either Horde or the Alliance and they sure as fuck won't be Horde.
    Snipping the rest, but if we ever land in a world where factions allow multiple races then Worgen could be allowed in the Nelf faction. If it wasn't for Genn essentially being Anduin's surrogate father Worgen would be way more Nelf-oriented IMO.

  17. #33457
    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    I think the issues you had this season were streamers covering it so it caused more low quality "leaks" and felt overall spammy.
    That is a fair assessment. If anything we can always rely on the lowest common denominator of content creators to help drive something into the ground more than the community hoi polloi.

  18. #33458
    Quote Originally Posted by Vakir View Post
    Leak Season just needs to not be a thing in general. It's a problem when every section becomes a dedicated place for fan fiction.

    I can understand if someone posts an accompanying image or """proof""" or something, but why the hell even allow the sheer flood we see constantly. What separates a clear joke thread that gets instantly closed from a thread that gets to 10 pages that is so out there that it might as well be a joke thread anyway?
    I'm usually against any form of spoilers, I hate getting my party crashed. But I have to admit that some of these leaks are hilarious, and it's always fun coming back a few months after the announcement and find out which one was real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakir View Post
    There's nothing wrong with speculation and discussion. Hell, I welcome fan concept expansions especially if they flag them as such and put a lot of detail into them. I just hate the fact that it all gets so flooded under the guise of legitimacy. It drives something normally fun into the fucking ground.

    The "no fun allowed" sign on my lawn is allowed to be ignored. I just...don't get it at this point.
    I agree with you in a sense that at least the leaks should be focused in this thread and not all over the forum. I mean the previous few expansions were initially leaked here (bar SL which I dont know where first the promo material leaked).
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  20. #33460
    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    I don't think it is much likely either, but a man can dream. Night Elves would be a weird faction with only one race. But it IS true that they don't really fit the Alliance. They are just there cause they had to be either Horde or the Alliance and they sure as fuck won't be Horde.
    The WC3 faction contained more than just Night elves. If you ask me, it would be comprised of Night elves, Worgen, Sylvar and, perhaps, Pandaren.

    If the game were actually true to WCIII lore, there would be six factions:
    - Alliance
    - Horde
    - Night Elves
    - Undead
    - Illidari
    - Legion

    Granted back then Illidari were pretty much (I pretend to serve the Legion but really don't) and Undead were in a sort of civil war between Sylvanas and Arthas. but you get the idea. And of course Blood Elves were Illidari.
    The Illiari aren't a faction in WC3. Demon hunters were part of the Night elf faction.
    The Legion wasn't a faction either, but a mix of Dreadlords belonging to the Scourge, pitlords being neutral, Eredar, felhunters and felguards.
    The only other faction was Naga.

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