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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartys View Post
    "The vassal of life disguises treachery. Beware the eyes of green."

    Alexstrasza the Life-Binder got red eyes... but Freya is Eonar's vassal and got green eyes as well.
    Eyes of green, green for creature, while its eyes is not 100% supposed to be also of that color. Eyes of some character that counts as Green, be it color of their skin or member of green piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    This is NOT a singleplayer game, this game should not follow characters as main protagonists, fuck the leaders sucking up all the screen time, we need to go back in focusing on our characters and races.

    ITs TIRING to keep hearing the same blabblering of the same characters over and over, Sylvanus and anduin are being a godamn pain in the ass making the story umberable.



    They were not going extinct, and they already plenty of screentime with bfa and shadowlands already, plus, showing off tyrande IS NOT night elf development like people want, she will suck it all and nothing will change.



    Yeah, its not like she got the final ending on shadowlands and she decided what to do with sylvanus in the ending cinematic, lol are you even trying

    Plus, you talk like those cinematics were any good to the game, its basically "lets keep making shit because we did shit before"


    1. I don't see how the game being Single or Multiplayer makes a difference. There is no way to focus on our characters because or the sheer variety of PC's that exist. The only reason XIV gets away with it is because they basically said fuck it to every other PC except one.

    The only cinematic that didn't have a central character was Vanilla (BC kinda?) Even the MoP one which was the closest to what you're asking for still centered on Chen in the end.

    Cinematics which help the viewer gain emotional resonance with the character being shown i.e WotLK/Legion are usually the best ones.

    A cinematic focusing on blank slates like Vanilla wouldn't work again because there is no more mystery regarding the races we can play. Showcasing them for the first cinematic of the game only worked because nobody knew what to expect and its purpose was defining them.


    2. I'm not really concerned with in-game cinematics. Those are far easier to produce, but we only get a single cinematic per expansion (BFA being the only exception.)

    The cinematics are too short to really do any meaningful storytelling, my concern is Blizzard creating a cinematic that is fun to watch. So to me showing a post BFA Tryande and others would be far more satisfying than one showing blank-slates I won't remember. There are plenty of ways to center Tyrande in a nelf scene while also including others.


    3. The BFA cinematics were fun to watch and overall a successful endeavor. Even if the storytelling was poor, the fact that we got multiple CGI cinematics which was unprecedented was really exciting. The art alone is enough to make them memorable.

    MMOs are a bad medium to tell stories in anyways, so I don't see the point in limiting the game's art just to work with it. To me it is Gameplay > Art > Story as far as my priorities for WoW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    The logo in the leak is black/dark grey.

    Which doesn't refute the cinematic leak, as they could mean it just reflects the same way some quartz crystal would
    :O I learned something new, i did not know about this quartz crystal property

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    So, IF this were to be the cinematic (Which is HIGHLY doubt but whatever lol), then I'll be happy tbh. We need Azeroth's WORLD to be the main character again, something I think Legion KINDA did (Not wholly, but we did explore the old world a bit, which was cool tbh), and something BFA fucked up on entirely.

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    Nothing would make me happier than seeing the Ghostlands, Eversong Woods and Silvermoon be modernized and integrated into the main map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    The logo in the leak is black/dark grey.

    Which doesn't refute the cinematic leak, as they could mean it just reflects the same way some quartz crystal would
    Looks...Chromatic too. Like a certain Chromatic Tiamat we've yet to face.

    I WANNA FIGHT A FUCKING TIAMAT PLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox72 View Post
    Nothing would make me happier than seeing the Ghostlands, Eversong Woods and Silvermoon be modernized and integrated into the main map.
    Speaking my fucking language bro. Also, FFXIV has their "newfound ADVENTURE" in 6.1, have WoW try something similar with the Dragon Isles and Azeroth adventures/updates. We deserve a smaller expansion after battling Archimonde in WoD, battling the BURNING LEGION, defeating Azshara/N'Zoth, and slaying an all knowing Death God within the Heart of Eternity itself at the origin of the Machine of the Cosmic Power of Death.

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    At this rate, I'll take fantasy Dragon Adventures and Tiamat slaying ANY DAY OF THE FUCKING WEEK!!! Also, would be nice to explore the 2-3 unknown Titan facilities we've yet to see. Maybe one of them is underground within the Undermine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    How does a cinematic of Alexstrasza flying around a bunch of zones changing convey anything about "Dragonflight" to the audience?
    Well, it is called "Dragonflight" and features a Dragon flying. /s

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    I'd rather finish that at the very least before exploring the Titan's origin at the Plane of Order and going to Zereth Ordos, at the very least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varodoc View Post
    People have made it clear that they prefer World-building over Generic Moustache Twirling villain of the month.

    That cinematic is sufficient to generate more hype and less outrage than Suevanas vs. Bolvar did.
    The Shadowlands cinematic was extremely well received before the basement dweller demographic voiced their opinion.

    Also calling Sylvanas a mary sue but not Bolvar is cute. Clearly they didn't treat Mister "Varian Placeholder" Fordragon with the respect he deserved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    The Shadowlands cinematic was extremely well received before the basement dweller demographic voiced their opinion.

    Also calling Sylvanas a mary sue but not Bolvar is cute. Clearly they didn't treat Mister "Varian Placeholder" Fordragon with the respect he deserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    The logo in the leak is black/dark grey.

    Which doesn't refute the cinematic leak, as they could mean it just reflects the same way some quartz crystal would
    You know? That would look kinda awesome as a logo. I always thought the possible Dragonflight logo looked a bit bland, but have it with a chromatic shine and I think it would look pretty damn cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varodoc View Post
    I sense projection in your words, it's alright don't worry I understand.
    No that's a mirror you're talking into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    This is NOT a singleplayer game, this game should not follow characters as main protagonists, fuck the leaders sucking up all the screen time, we need to go back in focusing on our characters and races.
    Unfortunately, we have always been in the background. Illidan? Killed by Akama and Maiev. LK? Tirion saved us and shattered Frostmourn. Derpwing? Thrall and Aspects. Garrosh? Vol'jin rebellion. Archibald? Grom + Dadghar + Yrel etc. etc. We were always in the background, and that's because it is universally easier to focus on more or less established NPC's than nameless player characters. Like, how do you even put our characters in cut-scenes? How should they look? What should they say and do? We got NPC focused cut-scenes for decades. Wrathgate, anyone? Your complain is really damn bizarre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    "i only saw the cinematic once and i know all the lines in it"

    yeah fam, i dunno, i call bs, it is also very bad, there is nothing on it, the cinematics always have a "zumba", something to give hype, even mop had the fight with the orc and the human against the pandaren. Plus, not tyrande again jesus, don't make her the next sylvanus.
    The fuck do you mean Tyrande again? She was never shown in a cinematic. Sylvanas was in the last three, but thankfully no more. Beside him the only recognizable characters are Illidan in TBC (I guess that vindicator could be Maraad but not necessarily), Arthas is WotLK, Deathwing in Cata, Chen in MoP, Garrosh, Gul'dan, Mannoroth and Grom in WoD, Varian in Legion, Anduin, Genn, Saurfang and Zappy boy in BfA and The Bolvar in SL. Shit, I don't think we had night elves on screen since the first two trailers. Humans, orcs and undead are the frequent races.

    Yes, I did re-watch all of them just now.

    Vanilla and TBC were pretty much like that Moon Knight meme: "Random bullshit, go!" Also it is funny to watch now and see how far they've come. In Vanilla the Orc was like some dumb caveman flailing a club and screaming. Now contrast that with WoD. TBC gets a pass due to the badass Illidan narration but is also kinda odd cause we weren't shown anything about the titular burning crusade. Like I guess those were demons maybe-Maraad killed, but Idunno.

    Wrath was....interesting. The music was beautiful and the ironic narration makes it very memorable. Still nothing really happens besides Arthas raises a frostwyrm. The whole thing is very somber and there really is no action. It has the most "Hey, it's a famous lore character" feel to it.

    The cata trailer is probably the one I watched the least. I mean it does its job. It shows the villain and the actual Cataclysm. Still the edgyness feels too tryhard to me. But the huge tidal wave washing over the goblin statue was cool. There is a lot of water in WoW Cinematics. This is something I've only noticed now.

    Now Mop is another interesting one. Admittedly there are parts where it tries to be funny. That isn't something we are used to in WoW cinematics, beside maybe the polymorph scene in TBC. But I do feel like this trailer is criminally underrated. The symbolism is great as it tells you a lot about the plot with just a fight scene. The Horde and the Alliance fight it out wherever they go and they don't care if they vandalize statues in the process. Fighting is everything. Meanwhile the Pandaren work to have them stop the constant war. Also this trailer has the best narration.

    WoD had hands down the best cinematic. Despite only showing orcs at a time where people were arleady sick of them was hype as fuck. And it gave us more than one iconic lines to meme. It also tells us it is a time travel expansion without directly telling us or showing the act of timetravel. Times change indeed.

    Legion was odd to watch now in hindsight considering it has Varian and Sylvanas fighting together. Definitely not amonf my favorite cinematics, but it established the scope and severity of the invasion pretty well. Also nods back to MoP and the question: What is worth fighting for. Peace apparently.

    BfA is weird because compared to the utter disappointment the expansion was, the trailer was super well made. it was aslo very misleading as it made it very ambiguos who the good guys are. And it also showed a Sylvanas who cares for the Horde. If only things stayed that way. If only the Battle of Lordaeron happened before the Battle of Teldrasssil.

    The Shadowlands trailer was garbage. I mean sure the graphics quality was top notch and I liked how they were teasing Sylvanas becomming a Lich Queen before pulling the rug from under us at the last moment. But another Sylvanas trailer was tiresome, how she beat Bolvar without suffering a single hit was insulting and there were barely any Shadowlands in it.

    I don't believe the trailer breakdown is legit for reasons already mentioned, but it being non-action isn't necessarily bad. We had two trailers with no fighting before. And it being a reverse of the Catacylsm trailer is a clever touch. So I could see the real one being something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    The Shadowlands cinematic was extremely well received before the basement dweller demographic voiced their opinion.


    I didn't like the SL cinematic was because we saw Sylvanas being bad and evil and it was clear (most) people were supposed to dislike her, not to mention she suffered virtually zero meaningful setbacks during BFA and always appeared to be one step ahead of everyone (including us.) Then in this cinematic she just waltzes into ICC giving yet another monologue and destroys Bolvar.

    Which, even if he wasn't as strong as Arthas, the association with the Lich King has always been a super strong entity due to the LK having his own expansion and being the last boss of it. So for him to fold over and get his helm broken by a character already disliked by most was a terrible combo.

    The payoff was supposed to be seeing the helm get broken and the sky shattering above Icecrown. But most people didn't know what it meant or the significance of it so it fell flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox72 View Post
    Nothing would make me happier than seeing the Ghostlands, Eversong Woods and Silvermoon be modernized and integrated into the main map.
    It would be an absolute treat that's for sure!

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    Whoever made the fake Chromatus leak must be pretty ecstatic right now because Bellular basically did a full 20-minute analysis of it.



    When he breaks it down like that, it sounds about 5% more believable, but I'm still not buying into it.

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    I hated the SL cinematic from the start because it was immediately obvious she was going to steamroll Bolvar and he wasn’t going to do anything to actually set her back. Haven’t watched it again since. Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Unfortunately, we have always been in the background. Illidan? Killed by Akama and Maiev. LK? Tirion saved us and shattered Frostmourn. Derpwing? Thrall and Aspects. Garrosh? Vol'jin rebellion. Archibald? Grom + Dadghar + Yrel etc. etc. We were always in the background, and that's because it is universally easier to focus on more or less established NPC's than nameless player characters. Like, how do you even put our characters in cut-scenes? How should they look? What should they say and do? Your complain is really damn bizarre.
    Well, sure, but it goes a bit beyond that.

    The Warcraft franchise is built on RTS roots in which heroes went to battle surrounded by armies. We are the armies, not the heroes. They have tried giving the player more protagonism by giving us artifact weapons and having the main characters recognize us as almost equals, but ultimately all of that falls apart when the next expansion launches and we go back to killing boars.

    The genre absolutely doesn't help, as it's very difficult, if not impossible to build stories that can make a gnome, a tauren or any race that is or will be (see: allied races playing through their unlock quests, somehow being treated as outsiders) playable in the game to be the main hero. Or having millions of main heroes fight in groups of 10-30 against individual bosses only for each of them to see themselves win at the end in a cutscene.

    So they shouldn't try to have their cake and eat it, and stick to us being the random adventurer who occasionally gets to meet someone much more powerful than them or shoot an ancient artifact that we came across but don't own. If, during questing, we get told of something awesome a hero did, we can play as them with vehicle controls, and keep the story and gameplay without losing focus of who we are, and more importantly, who we are not, in this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharby View Post
    1. I don't see how the game being Single or Multiplayer makes a difference. There is no way to focus on our characters because or the sheer variety of PC's that exist. The only reason XIV gets away with it is because they basically said fuck it to every other PC except one.
    Um what? the game focused on us and the world before they starting oing to heavy on characters storylines, game did just fine with more enjoyable stories than Ilidan chosen one and Sylvanus hero of the shadowlands

    The only cinematic that didn't have a central character was Vanilla (BC kinda?) Even the MoP one which was the closest to what you're asking for still centered on Chen in the end.
    im not talking about cinematic, im talking about the game and stories, i said i dont want Tyrande to be the next sylvanus showing up in every cinematic to be the "new protagonist" we all know how bad this end up to be.
    Cinematics which help the viewer gain emotional resonance with the character being shown i.e WotLK/Legion are usually the best ones.
    Legion was not nearly the best one, and WtLk show the villain we are supposed to fight.


    The cinematics are too short to really do any meaningful storytelling, my concern is Blizzard creating a cinematic that is fun to watch.
    Becayse they are too short they don't count for ya, got it


    MMOs are a bad medium to tell stories in anyways, so I don't see the point in limiting the game's art just to work with it. To me it is Gameplay > Art > Story as far as my priorities for WoW.
    MMo are good to tell stories for MMO, it was still good until a few expansions ago, and is good when its limited to zones and leveling, the problem is they trying to make singleplayer storylines following NPCs as main protagonists, thats why Sylvanus and shadowlands story overall was crap.

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