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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    I doubt it is just a word scrambled, he probably wants this to be deep enough to last a while of people digging, I'd say that part is a trick to make js think it is.
    Yeah, you're right. Also, it looks like the word he used has 6 letters, not 5 (I can't count apparently).

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    Assuming nothing of this is coincidental and every choice is deliberate.

    -Anagram of six letters with 9 variations each row and 29 rows
    -Blind orc
    -Wolves
    -Lightning strike

    What if the race is related to Yogg-Saron somehow? This is whole puzzle is like the puzzle box of Yogg-Saron that responds with maddening whispers to your attempts to crack it.

    The other possibility is a very nature focused tribal race.

    Maybe both.

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    Looking at a list here of every possible letter shift, assuming all letters would shift equally, and nothing is jumping out as big anagram potential. But it's possible the race name would be a word we've never heard before, too. Problem is, most of the shifts either don't have enough vowels or have weird combinations of letters that wouldn't be used for a word normally. With an orc there, there is one possibility... the word could be something in orcish? (I really hope that's not it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    Assuming nothing of this is coincidental and every choice is deliberate.

    -Anagram of six letters with 9 variations each row and 29 rows
    -Blind orc
    -Wolves
    -Lightning strike

    What if the race is related to Yogg-Saron somehow? This is whole puzzle is like the puzzle box of Yogg-Saron that responds with maddening whispers to your attempts to crack it.

    The other possibility is a very nature focused tribal race.

    Maybe both.
    I really wouldn't put too much thought into, it seems like "the chase of goose" to have everyone here spinning their wheels. You're welcome to keep trying to crack it, but I remain highly skeptical. Turning "leaks" into a game of riddles seems suspect to me, when all other prior leaks are just kinda thrown out into the world.
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    Got it. Btw I absolutely hate puzzles. But we have Ice.....a new zone full of ice duh. Cake...we become master bakers in this new ice land. Finally Yak.....therefore we ride around on our Yaks selling cakes in this new ice land. The new race....I have no idea....did I mention I hate puzzles?

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    Speaking of ice land, I'm fairly certain we will get some kind of arctic zone or area in the next expansion based on that nice new polar bear model they made for the anniversary.



    Yes, I'm aware that its the Big Blizzard Bear, but they never bothered to make a unique polar bear model before. Maybe related to the Blue flight because they've had an arctic theme in the past?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDBlou View Post
    I really wouldn't put too much thought into, it seems like "the chase of goose" to have everyone here spinning their wheels. You're welcome to keep trying to crack it, but I remain highly skeptical. Turning "leaks" into a game of riddles seems suspect to me, when all other prior leaks are just kinda thrown out into the world.
    Whatever you say, spoilsport. Even if they are dead wrong I would rather solve puzzles than debate future content that people don't want implemented just case "there is an addon for it"

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    The whole anagram approach is too simple, they wouldn't have bothered repeating/changing the word across, there must be a pattern. Any chance those letters could be indicative of numbers instead and translate to code or binary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisfover87 View Post
    Dreamcatcher?
    As a race? Weird choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypester View Post
    Speaking of ice land, I'm fairly certain we will get some kind of arctic zone or area in the next expansion based on that nice new polar bear model they made for the anniversary.



    Yes, I'm aware that its the Big Blizzard Bear, but they never bothered to make a unique polar bear model before. Maybe related to the Blue flight because they've had an arctic theme in the past?
    the steel plates and accessories looks really elven to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyzma View Post
    Got it. Btw I absolutely hate puzzles. But we have Ice.....a new zone full of ice duh. Cake...we become master bakers in this new ice land. Finally Yak.....therefore we ride around on our Yaks selling cakes in this new ice land. The new race....I have no idea....did I mention I hate puzzles?
    New class is ‘Cake Boss’. Only race that can play it is the new Valastro race. Comes from the newly discovered Azeroth continent of ‘New Jersey’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    debate future content that people don't want implemented just case "there is an addon for it"
    I must have missed this, what are you speaking to, here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    The whole anagram approach is too simple, they wouldn't have bothered repeating/changing the word across, there must be a pattern. Any chance those letters could be indicative of numbers instead and translate to code or binary?
    Yeah I also suspect something like that. Problem is, I'm a philologist, not a mathematician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypester View Post
    Speaking of ice land, I'm fairly certain we will get some kind of arctic zone or area in the next expansion based on that nice new polar bear model they made for the anniversary.



    Yes, I'm aware that its the Big Blizzard Bear, but they never bothered to make a unique polar bear model before. Maybe related to the Blue flight because they've had an arctic theme in the past?
    Well Dragonblight was all frosty and full of blue dragons, maybe it's the same for the hypothetical Dragon Isles zone for the Blue Dragonflight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDBlou View Post
    I must have missed this, what are you speaking to, here?
    These sort of arguments do come up if you read back.
    Basically every truly inventive idea gets dismissed either because

    - Too much work
    - Wow isn't designed for that
    - We have AddOns doing that worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    The whole anagram approach is too simple, they wouldn't have bothered repeating/changing the word across, there must be a pattern. Any chance those letters could be indicative of numbers instead and translate to code or binary?
    This is what I've been thinking as well. I thought that maybe the letters' numbers in the alphabet could correspond to either a 0 or a 1 based on whether it's an odd or an even number, but... they're all odd numbers.

    A = 1 (odd)
    C = 3 (odd)
    E = 5 (odd)
    K = 11 (odd)
    Y = 25 (odd)

    Maybe vowels could be 0s and consonants 1s, or the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrad Wagner View Post
    The whole anagram approach is too simple, they wouldn't have bothered repeating/changing the word across, there must be a pattern. Any chance those letters could be indicative of numbers instead and translate to code or binary?
    He said that code isn't everything.

    I'm thinking somehow its an anagram, but include the letters of Drek'thar or some version thereof. Or maybe farseer.

    Also, the image is called "flightsrising.jpg".
    Last edited by hipolnalrt; 2022-04-15 at 03:59 PM.

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    Initially I thought the Evoker would probably be too similar to a Mage, and it probably will be somewhat similar. But looking at concept art like that of Dragoncaller Alanna, I got to say, I can see the class coming together.

    When you look at the picture, you can see the dragon she is summoning is actually one made of fire. The idea of summoning dragons was a bit too weird to me, but if they are dragons made of fire or ice, that charge at the enemy as part of an attack, similar to the Phoenix spell from Mages, I can see that as a new class.

    Also the lore apparently has now been retconned to dragons being elementals. With that, it makes even more sense, that an Evoker would use elemental magic and call on elemental dragons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    This is what I've been thinking as well. I thought that maybe the letters' numbers in the alphabet could correspond to either a 0 or a 1 based on whether it's an odd or an even number, but... they're all odd numbers.

    A = 1 (odd)
    C = 3 (odd)
    E = 5 (odd)
    K = 11 (odd)
    Y = 25 (odd)

    Maybe vowels could be 0s and consonants 1s, or the other way around.
    My thoughts exactly, let's try to compute that!

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