1. #36401
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    I could see that being pretty amazing—might be a bit of a drag on resources unless they do it very well, though. I could see it looking very cool and helping to "ground" an expansion that is literally not on the ground.
    I mean that would just be a skybox (on the bottom but still the same idea) with a 2D image. I doubt it would be a drag on resources. It casts no shadows or anything, neither should it interact with light in other ways. It just needs to be drawn really, really well. Would be interesting if you could fly down and then get a loading screen and be deposited somewhere in Lordaeron.

  2. #36402
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I mean that would just be a skybox (on the bottom but still the same idea) with a 2D image. I doubt it would be a drag on resources. It casts no shadows or anything. It just needs to be drawn really, really well. Would be interesting if you could fly down and then get a loading screen and be deposited somewhere in Lordaeron.
    Fair enough—I could see this all working. Would be hard to make your location as per the Skybox match up with the coordinates on Azeroth, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    Fair enough—I could see this all working. Would be hard to make your location as per the Skybox match up with the coordinates on Azeroth, though.
    Eh, it's a single linear transformation function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    Lunar Dragon Goddess is an instant YES.
    What is she is locked away on the moon and we have to go there in a patch zone to save her? She's the only one that can help us and stop chromatus now that the flights are less powered. Expansion ends with her reempowering the aspects but her soul goes back to her dragon horcrux on the moon to regenerate. Yes dragons came from the moon.

  5. #36405
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Eh, it's a single linear transformation function.
    It might work depending on how accurate the skybox map is. I suppose if it were a really good copy of, say, the minimap texture it could be pretty easy to ensure the locations line up perfectly.

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    They could always have you poof out at the same spot at worst. Like Nym said, maybe at Lordaeron.

    If sufficiently high enough, seeing a very, very distant Dragon Isles from any continent on the ground, similar to Argus/the Sargeras star would also be cool.

    ...damn, someone is absolutely looking at this saying "all we did was put a landmass west of Quel'thalas, freaking nerds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    Yo, u a dev tho?
    At this point I can't tell if he's an epic genius troll or actually a dev. I love him either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    What is she is locked away on the moon and we have to go there in a patch zone to save her? She's the only one that can help us and stop chromatus now that the flights are less powered. Expansion ends with her reempowering the aspects but her soul goes back to her dragon horcrux on the moon to regenerate. Yes dragons came from the moon.
    To the moon, you say?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TriHard View Post
    I want playable masculine women ngl so Vrykul is pog, not the obese shit we got with Kul Tirans
    Maybe that's why they made them heavier? Because they knew vrykul would come eventually and wanted them to be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    THIS! I am lusting (yes- LUSTING) for a red dragonflight zone with a beautiful autumnal colour palette and this seren vibe to it!
    Hd red vale of eternal blossoms. Orgasmic.

  10. #36410
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    What is she is locked away on the moon and we have to go there in a patch zone to save her? She's the only one that can help us and stop chromatus now that the flights are less powered. Expansion ends with her reempowering the aspects but her soul goes back to her dragon horcrux on the moon to regenerate. Yes dragons came from the moon.
    One idea I had a while ago was what if one of the old gods landed on the moon? I mean they were just flung in space. Some are probably just traveling in the void of space still. Some hit solar bodies and got fried. And some hit things that are not planets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    I really don’t see how Dragonflight could be the name of an event (or anything else besides, a Dragonflight).
    We know what a Dragonflight is. Maybe it also means flight of dragons. Like them becoming important and being re empowered.

    They were grounded in cata but it's their time to soar again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    2021: TBC Classic, 9.1
    2019: Classic
    2018: BfA
    2017: Tomb of Sargeras, 7.3
    2016: Legion
    2015: 6.2

    Yep, totally summer is out of picture for releases.
    I would have stuck to expansion releases instead of patches and remakes

    Also the two expansions were mid and late august which while technically summer is after the dead time of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakir View Post
    ...damn, someone is absolutely looking at this saying "all we did was put a landmass west of Quel'thalas, freaking nerds."
    I hope to every deity known to mankind that's not the case.
    'floating, draconic islands' isn't exactly a unique or original idea, and takes just about 2 brain cellls of creative thinking to come up with.
    Not to mention that the community has been screeching about it for god knows how long.

    Surely Blizzard isn't so creatively bankrupt that they'd just do another set of regular ol' tropical islands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    Same, I absolutely loved the Howling Fjord's Vrykuls! They'd make such a good new race.
    They are hardcore humans so in a way I feel like they would fit the horde more. They are so loved I think they have to be neutral.

  15. #36415
    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    You know as much as it'll re-open yesterday's can of worms, the idea of a third party trying to do some shit like reawaken Chromatus, or revive Galakrond, or just usurp the Dragonflights in general is a really interesting idea to me.

    Plus since we don't know of any Cosmic Forces interested in the dragons it means they can make it a more grounded villain/group.
    The Wyrmcult who were present in Blades Edge Mountains during TBC would be a good candidate for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowlands-is-fake View Post
    A new Monkey Island game was just announced, omfg!

    Anyway back to the topic.

    The road going south from Dragonblight is an interesting point. What if Dalaran is mimicking an original arcane city of Dragons/Titans, one which ascended into the sky aeons ago which caused the road leading to it to collapse?

    ULDOROUS - City of the Titans, guarded by the Dragons

    They love one-upping themselves with new expansions, so it wouldn't surprise me if this is to top Dalaran, Ulduar, and Wyrmrest Temple all in one go.

    Then hovering around Uldorous you have floating zones for each flight. These could be their original temples which they might have been thrown out of in a great uprising, causing them to instead set up shop in Vermillion Redoubt, Caverns of Time, and so on.

    We help them reclaim their ancient homes (and thereby their powers).

    Okay I might have gone on a bit of a tangent here, based on one fragment of a clue.
    Honestly I've considered tying Uldorus to the Dragonflights before.

    And then tying Uldorus to the World Soul.

    Which is dying and/or dead after the Jailer gave it the succ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post


    A cinematic without a single action scene would be really lame. Other cinematics have also established the antagonist pretty clearly, whereas this tells us pretty much nothing about who we're going to be dealing with.
    Damn... I'll be honest, I got chills imagining all of that. Warcraft has its clutches on my god damn soul...

  18. #36418
    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    Damn... I'll be honest, I got chills imagining all of that. Warcraft has its clutches on my god damn soul...
    It has a cheesy appeal to my nostalgia. I like it, even if the "every color of the rainbow" bit is a tad too far for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    Damn... I'll be honest, I got chills imagining all of that. Warcraft has its clutches on my god damn soul...
    It would imply an inverse rework to the world. A literal reversal of the Cataclysm, the exact moment the game arguably started to slide backwards in quality outside of the world revamp itself. Kinda fascinating, really.

    After so much dour cosmic shit, I'd be down for a feel good intro frankly. Endwalker's opening was well received and it was like 75% just doing a giant fist pump for the cast and "you."

  20. #36420
    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Honestly I've considered tying Uldorus to the Dragonflights before.

    And then tying Uldorus to the World Soul.

    Which is dying and/or dead after the Jailer gave it the succ.
    I had this expansion concept before 8.2.5 posted somewhere here.

    At end of BfA (which would have ended completely different in my concept) MOTHER opens the Heart Chamber. We find out the Heart Chamber is part of Uldorus, a massive vertical structure at the other side of Azeroth that starts fairly high up and descends all the way to the core of the planet, overseeing the progress of the World Soul. Surrounding Uldorus are five floating islands meant to defend the most critical titan facility in Azeroth. After the creation of the Aspects, Tyr lead them there so they could take up protection of Azeroth. So they became the Dragon Isles.

    I also had N'zoth still alive, rounding up the four aqir races (Mantid, Nerubian, Qiraji, K'thir) plus the Twilight Flight and having each of them assault a different Island. From Uldorus he would no longer need to dig deep but could reach the World Soul directly and pull it into Ny'alotha. Also the Halls of Valor would port right next to Uldorus and be our capital, with Odyn vowing to protect the World Soul and do what the dragons failed to.
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