1. #34041
    Quote Originally Posted by Elflover99 View Post
    I think it would be less fuel and more like their gift. That one Nelf starter zone guy would be the perfect reason for it.

    But it takes away from being the QUEENS gift. So I’m unsure. They may just let them have a happy ending and the seed is WQs gift to Tyrande for not being stupid and saving Ardenweald.
    That's also the issue, it wouldn't sit well with me that NE's would have to make another sacrifice after all what has happened, yanno? As noble as the NE souls channeling themselves for a new world tree, it just, wouldn't sit well with me on those terms.

    Also tho, the seed itself was made by Elune and the WQ so it's not like it's wholly a WQ gift already, it is already tied to Elune and her power being wielded by Tyrande to avenge her people, so the fact that that very same power could literally be used for their regrowth, feels VERY plausible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Local Ardenweald Faerie View Post
    Oh god, I would love something like that. Perhaps as their old Night Elven selves, or forms derived from Ardenweald, acting as an excuse to give us allied races in the form of SL races or something of the sort.

    I'd like that for one very obvious reason.
    I mean that's the thing! Sure it would be neat if they could be reborn as NE and all, BUT if they took the shape of one of the Ardenweald creatures, that's just more fun for us as players lol. New "races" are always a huge sell, and I genuinely think something like this would be a better option for SL AR's than if they just... decided to leave the afterlife and come to slump it up in Azeroth.

    Such a thing would very much make the Sylvar alliance rather than neutral tho, so an Horde equivalent should be needed?

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    This isnt really OT, but has anyone had the issue of not seeing the new vestige in ZM? It was hotfixed in a day or two and and still not showing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWholeLifeIsThunder View Post
    I mean that's the thing! Sure it would be neat if they could be reborn as NE and all, BUT if they took the shape of one of the Ardenweald creatures, that's just more fun for us as players lol. New "races" are always a huge sell, and I genuinely think something like this would be a better option for SL AR's than if they just... decided to leave the afterlife and come to slump it up in Azeroth.

    Such a thing would very much make the Sylvar alliance rather than neutral tho, so an Horde equivalent should be needed?
    Sylvar and Faeries (I fully admit bias) for the Alliance, and then those big bulky Necrolord zombies and... I dunno, aren't there small Necrolord people, for the Horde.

    I feel it makes sense for the Necrolords. They like to fight, and, well, we already know they can traverse worlds at will because of Draka. Nothing says they can't come back to Azeroth for some reason.

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    Anyone see the front page of MMO-Champion? They datamined a mount for the CE of Diablo 4, the “Amalgamation of Rage.”

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    The encrypted stuff could be a few things. 10.0 Digital Deluxe stuff. D4 Mount. There could even be warcraft mobile related pets/mounts.

  6. #34046
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    I don't think it needed much confirming tbh. WoW expansions usually release roughly a year after their announcement. I've been fully expecting 10.0 to come out around April 2023 the whole time.

    Any sooner would probably be a disaster anyway. As you said, they need time to get things right. I'm personally hoping they go the Legion route of giving us a long Alpha/Beta with a lot of community involvement and frequent dev updates. But maybe that's huffing too much copium.
    Let’s look at season 4 as that 6 month gap and figure season 3 is 8 and assume alpha a few weeks after announcement
    That would place alpha probably in may so plenty of test time
    9.2.5 in October with season 4
    Prepatch in March

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    This isnt really OT, but has anyone had the issue of not seeing the new vestige in ZM? It was hotfixed in a day or two and and still not showing for me.
    The new what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Dragons View Post
    Let’s look at season 4 as that 6 month gap and figure season 3 is 8 and assume alpha a few weeks after announcement
    That would place alpha probably in may so plenty of test time
    9.2.5 in October with season 4
    Prepatch in March

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    The new what?
    Its a reagent that lets you craft rank 1 leggos into rank 5 leggos ilev 249 for like 1/3 the price of a 291 leggo. Its not as good, but for poor people and alts. Also helps crafter level leggos easier since you can use the mats of a rank 1 instead of rank 2, 3, or 4 which can be up to 4 times as high. I had to spend over a million gold powerleveling JC leggo to max rank just a month ago. Kinda wish I had waited not, but whatever. The reason I want to buy them is so I can verify my auctions somewhat. I can have max rank ones and 249 ones to get more gold flowing it.

    Oh and it was hotfixed into the game day before yesterday. Its up for just about everyone but I cant get it to show up on any of my characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Dragons View Post
    Let’s look at season 4 as that 6 month gap and figure season 3 is 8 and assume alpha a few weeks after announcement
    That would place alpha probably in may so plenty of test time
    9.2.5 in October with season 4
    Prepatch in March
    These are the estimates I posted in another thread a few days back:

    10.0 Announcement: Apr 19 2022
    Alpha: ~Aug 24 2022
    Beta: ~Dec 8 2022
    Pre-Patch: ~Mar 7 2023
    Release: ~Apr 11 2023

  9. #34049
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    Hmm, I gotta disagree on that point. Imo all they have to do is add this as the heritage armor and it would be perfect:

    Yes to that. And to the female version:

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    Quote Originally Posted by username993720 View Post
    Yes to that. And to the female version:
    Yup, it's pretty much the perfect Heritage Armor Set for NE imo. I would really like to see it happen.

  11. #34051
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Its a reagent that lets you craft rank 1 leggos into rank 5 leggos ilev 249 for like 1/3 the price of a 291 leggo. Its not as good, but for poor people and alts. Also helps crafter level leggos easier since you can use the mats of a rank 1 instead of rank 2, 3, or 4 which can be up to 4 times as high. I had to spend over a million gold powerleveling JC leggo to max rank just a month ago. Kinda wish I had waited not, but whatever. The reason I want to buy them is so I can verify my auctions somewhat. I can have max rank ones and 249 ones to get more gold flowing it.

    Oh and it was hotfixed into the game day before yesterday. Its up for just about everyone but I cant get it to show up on any of my characters.
    you had my hopes up for the tier maker lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    These are the estimates I posted in another thread a few days back:

    10.0 Announcement: Apr 19 2022
    Alpha: ~Aug 24 2022
    Beta: ~Dec 8 2022
    Pre-Patch: ~Mar 7 2023
    Release: ~Apr 11 2023
    i dont see a time when alpha is so late
    its definitely possible especially with them being around 6 months behind but im too optimistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    These are the estimates I posted in another thread a few days back:

    10.0 Announcement: Apr 19 2022
    Alpha: ~Aug 24 2022
    Beta: ~Dec 8 2022
    Pre-Patch: ~Mar 7 2023
    Release: ~Apr 11 2023
    While I'm sure the strike last year put a damper on things, I'm not really sure they'd release that late.

    At least, I hope. Presumably, the wait in announcing the expansion has nothing to do with delays, but rather the big controversy last year and the lack of a Blizzcon, they had to figure out a new way to announce things.

  13. #34053
    Blizzard isn't holding the announcement for no reason, usually, there's a full year time gap between the announcement and the release. I don't think this time will be different.

    We must bear into our minds that Blizzard can't fail this time. I mean, I'm on the horde side, and I'm having to play at prime-time to improve my score, but this season just started, this makes me wonder how season 4 will play out... it's kinda scary...

    The most deadly thing for an MMO isn't bad lore, bad design, bad balance, it's the lack of players. I still remember when HOTS started to have 10 mins queues and many friends I made there, myself included, stopped playing solely because the queue times had become unbearable.

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    My guess would be similar, but a bit earlier.

    9.2.5- June 7th
    Alpha- June 22nd
    Beta- September 15th
    Prepatch on PTR- December 7th
    Prepatch live- March 7th
    10.0 Live- March 28th

    Long testing phase, but that can only be a good think when you are revamping the world

  15. #34055
    Quote Originally Posted by Luck4 View Post
    Blizzard isn't holding the announcement for no reason, usually, there's a full year time gap between the announcement and the release. I don't think this time will be different.

    We must bear into our minds that Blizzard can't fail this time. I mean, I'm on the horde side, and I'm having to play at prime-time to improve my score, but this season just started, this makes me wonder how season 4 will play out... it's kinda scary...

    The most deadly thing for an MMO isn't bad lore, bad design, bad balance, it's the lack of players. I still remember when HOTS started to have 10 mins queues and many friends I made there, myself included, stopped playing solely because the queue times had become unbearable.
    ill say best case scenario seaon 4 will be shorter than 6 months because theres nothing new in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luck4 View Post
    Blizzard isn't holding the announcement for no reason, usually, there's a full year time gap between the announcement and the release. I don't think this time will be different.

    We must bear into our minds that Blizzard can't fail this time. I mean, I'm on the horde side, and I'm having to play at prime-time to improve my score, but this season just started, this makes me wonder how season 4 will play out... it's kinda scary...

    The most deadly thing for an MMO isn't bad lore, bad design, bad balance, it's the lack of players. I still remember when HOTS started to have 10 mins queues and many friends I made there, myself included, stopped playing solely because the queue times had become unbearable.
    Yep, Plus with them confirming a season should last up to 7 months, I think its clear that the 2 seasons arent going to be 4-5 months each. More like 6-7 months each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username993720 View Post
    Yes to that. And to the female version:
    Too low rez to be heritage armor. Unless you mean remaking it?

  17. #34057
    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Dragons View Post
    ill say best case scenario seaon 4 will be shorter than 6 months because theres nothing new in it
    There is technically something new though, the upscaled raids. Recycled content for sure, but in many ways a mechanic as integral it the game as M+ is if it gets carried forward.
    The world revamp dream will never die!

  18. #34058
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    There is technically something new though, the upscaled raids. Recycled content for sure, but in many ways a mechanic as integral it the game as M+ is if it gets carried forward.
    they have to make the new affix actually meaningful otherwise sludgefist with the affix wont be any different

  19. #34059
    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Dragons View Post
    they have to make the new affix actually meaningful otherwise sludgefist with the affix wont be any different
    It's still older raids being appropriately scaled to the newest raids. Really the only thing it has going against it that I can see is the lack of tier sets that can be gained at higher ilvl.
    The world revamp dream will never die!

  20. #34060
    Sigh.

    Blizzard began setting up the theme of the next expansion by sewing random seeds into what is usually the end of the current expac around cata.

    1. Cata- after becoming familiar with wrathion thru the rogue legendary character in the last patch he transforms into his whelp form and flies away claiming he’s going to “explore a new land which was once surrounded in mists”

    2. MoP’s siege of orgrimmar patch (last patch) literally included an entire patch zone called the timeless isle and introduced a bronze dragon character which would eventually help garrosh go to alternate draenor. The timeless isle and the bronze dragon had virtually nothing to do with MoPs story and popped up randomly at the end. Remember this whole xpac themes were similar to bfa’s: faction war which turned into old god stuff somewhat

    3. WoD- ended with archimondes defeat and hurling alternate gul’dan into our Azeroth. Obvi we knew this would lead to gul’dan doing some legion related stuff in our world… and thus came legion. Wow.

    4. Legion- ends with sarg stabbing the world with his sword. While this was a bit more vague, if u look earlier on in the expansion they were sewing the seeds for sylvannas acting sketchy with helya and clearly plotting something. There were also zandalari and kultiran npcs found in azsuna.

    Bfa- while Bfa ended with the old god nzoth, it had two separate endings. The initial A plot ended in 8.2.5 with sylvannas killing varok and team rocketing away to fulfill her mysterious destiny and abondoning the horde. Which we obvi knew at that point, whatever purpose she was serving we were going to become familiar with and we had also heard mumblings of bwonsamdi’s boss and all this death lore up untill then.

    To conclude, the themes thrown in at the end of the expansion are like 90% of the time directly meant to lead into the next expac. As blizzard has been setting up this story progression (hate it all u want) since MOP where before that, vanilla, TBC, and WOTLK and cata were all vastly independent from one another and didn’t spill into their predecessor.

    Whatever happens in 10.0 I can assure you, will have something to do with lordaeron.
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