1. #56281
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    is that speculation or is it real
    I think it was the "This is what I want it to be, let's go!"

  2. #56282
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    is that speculation or is it real
    It's easy to tell based on who posted it

  3. #56283
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    is that speculation or is it real
    Well its not for the Dark Iron & Blood Knight questlines. Because why encrypt those?

    My only question is wouldn't you want to give people a chance to test something like that on the PTR before they pre-order it? They did that for the BFA Allied Races.

  4. #56284
    I've hyped myself up so much I will be disappointed if there's not a new allied race.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Well its not for the Dark Iron & Blood Knight questlines. Because why encrypt those?

    My only question is wouldn't you want to give people a chance to test something like that on the PTR before they pre-order it? They did that for the BFA Allied Races.
    I do think something as important as an allied race should be tested and feedback should be given and acted on before release. Could've avoided some missteps and frustrations like Void Elf customization.

  5. #56285
    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    I do think something as important as an allied race should be tested and feedback should be given and acted on before release. Could've avoided some missteps and frustrations like Void Elf customization.
    I think it would be risky, but it could be so awesome to have a brand new allied race suddenly show up in the game without any datamining beforehand.

  6. #56286
    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    I think it would be risky, but it could be so awesome to have a brand new allied race suddenly show up in the game without any datamining beforehand.
    That would be extremely awesome.

    But a little wasted on Darkfallen. That's the exact thing everyone's already guessing it is. T&E even made a video about it.

  7. #56287
    --[[ --= WORLDPORT =-- worldport 2222, 3440.66, 6649.42, 4736.65, 273.866 --= CONSOLE CHEAT =-- mawremovebeastwarrensfear --= TO VIEW IN GAME =-- 1. Make a new max level character using the 9.2 template 2. Flagquest 65297 3. Flagquest 66343 4. worldport 2222, -1853.78, 1303.97, 5446.2, 303.624 5. Speak to Dori'thur and accept the quest 6. Speak to Dori'thur again to witness the cutscene --= CONTACT =-- - Quest Designer: Steve Danuser - Producer: Gayeong Yoo - IGC Designer: Robin Khamsi - Sound: Jay Maguire --]]
    Fresh out of the mine.

  8. #56288
    Quote Originally Posted by SloidVoid View Post
    --[[ --= WORLDPORT =-- worldport 2222, 3440.66, 6649.42, 4736.65, 273.866 --= CONSOLE CHEAT =-- mawremovebeastwarrensfear --= TO VIEW IN GAME =-- 1. Make a new max level character using the 9.2 template 2. Flagquest 65297 3. Flagquest 66343 4. worldport 2222, -1853.78, 1303.97, 5446.2, 303.624 5. Speak to Dori'thur and accept the quest 6. Speak to Dori'thur again to witness the cutscene --= CONTACT =-- - Quest Designer: Steve Danuser - Producer: Gayeong Yoo - IGC Designer: Robin Khamsi - Sound: Jay Maguire --]]
    Fresh out of the mine.
    Hmm... Didn't we already remove the warrens fear a long time ago?

    Edit: idk how to read, that was meant to be a cheat for GMs, the second part is what's supposed to be interesting
    Last edited by bruxx; 2022-05-13 at 02:17 AM.

  9. #56289
    I almost thought that was a spam bot message lol.

    So Dorithur is Tyrande's owl who accompanies Sylvanas to the maw.

    Does each quest actually have the designer, producer, etc listed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Well its not for the Dark Iron & Blood Knight questlines. Because why encrypt those?

    My only question is wouldn't you want to give people a chance to test something like that on the PTR before they pre-order it? They did that for the BFA Allied Races.
    is it different encrypted files for each factions splash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    I almost thought that was a spam bot message lol.

    So Dorithur is Tyrande's owl who accompanies Sylvanas to the maw.

    Does each quest actually have the designer, producer, etc listed?
    I guess, all that techy like talk feels legit. Inb4 ppl whine about Danuser.
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  12. #56292
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    is it different encrypted files for each factions splash?
    It seems like it, since there's two versions of it, while a third set of splash pages are *not* encrypted (the ones for when season 4 starts.)

    Its either one for each faction, or a version for a character at 60 & a version for a character below 60. They've never had a faction specific version of the splash page before.

    At this point its hard to imagine what 9.2.5 feature would be encrypted & secret like this, other than an allied race. They don't typically put "pre-order cosmetics" on a splash page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    It seems like it, since there's two versions of it, while a third set of splash pages are *not* encrypted (the ones for when season 4 starts.)

    Its either one for each faction, or a version for a character at 60 & a version for a character below 60. They've never had a faction specific version of the splash page before.

    At this point its hard to imagine what 9.2.5 feature would be encrypted & secret like this, other than an allied race. They don't typically put "pre-order cosmetics" on a splash page.
    I really hope if it IS dark rangers for both, they don't just do undead night elves for alliance and undead blood elves for horde, make it unique, make it so either faction can make a few different flavors of undead, or light undead for alliance, darkfallen for horde.

  14. #56294
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    I really hope if it IS dark rangers for both, they don't just do undead night elves for alliance and undead blood elves for horde, make it unique, make it so either faction can make a few different flavors of undead, or light undead for alliance, darkfallen for horde.
    I know I've seen a lot of unfavorable comments about light undead, but I personally think it'd be really cool. I finished Before the Storm recently and came away liking Calia Menethil. Lots of potential there, I think.

  15. #56295
    It gets stranger the more you think about it: It's the patch 9.2.5 splash page...literally the first thing designed for people to see when they log into the new patch. But you encrypt things you want to save until later. So whatever it is, its simply something to remain secret until the day the patch goes live. Is that going to be the day the Pre-order begins?

    Still its super murky to skip all external testing for several questchains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    It gets stranger the more you think about it:
    Not really. It is something they want to keep a secret. The splash pages usually have a small blurb which could give away story/lore details that they obviously want hidden. This isn't some deep mystery. They also don't have to skip testing if they use normal in-house or third party testing.
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  17. #56297
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Not really. It is something they want to keep a secret. The splash pages usually have a small blurb which could give away story/lore details that they obviously want hidden. This isn't some deep mystery. They also don't have to skip testing if they use normal in-house or third party testing.
    But doesn't that sound like a contradiction to you? That's why its strange. The splash page is a literal in-game advertisement for the patch the moment it goes live. Encrypting an actual feature of a patch: They've never done this before. The closest thing they do is encrypt a raid cinematic when a raid is released & that's commonplace. If they encrypt an important questline its usually designed for weeks later & its definitely not listed on the patch splash page.

    It pretty much confirms whatever it is its meant to hide a pre-order bonus. Either for the day 9.2.5 goes live, or they're actually just going to unencrypt it on the ptr the moment the pre-order goes live because they don't want people playing the ptr to expect some new feature is for everyone when its actually just for people who pre-order. Very unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    But doesn't that sound like a contradiction to you? That's why its strange. The splash page is a literal in-game advertisement for the patch the moment it goes live. Encrypting an actual feature of a patch: They've never done this before. The closest thing they do is encrypt a raid cinematic when a raid is released & that's commonplace. If they encrypt an important questline its usually designed for weeks later & its definitely not listed on the patch splash page.
    Or it is going live with the patch. Because nothing requires them to delay content by weeks. It doesn't confirm anything other then Blizzard wants to keep things a secret.
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  19. #56299
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Or it is going live with the patch. Because nothing requires them to delay content by weeks. It doesn't confirm anything other then Blizzard wants to keep things a secret.
    I'm imagining of all these interviews they've been doing to promote Dragonflight & the interviewer asking "What sort of thing comes with the pre-order?" (They didn't, because Blizzard screens all the asked questions) and Ion replying "We can't tell you. Its a secret." A wild buisness plan. And it can't just be a questline because when they do that they simply don't put that questline in the splash page.

    You can insist this is all perfectly typical from them but it's not. It's highly unusual.

  20. #56300
    Maybe Blizzard finally realized that having all the hype happen on the PTR weeks or months before the actual patch comes out is utterly pointless?

    You want the players eye on the game and all the headlines when there is actual content.

    I mean, that's what happened with 9.2. "Oh, theres no hype for this".

    Yeah, because all the hype is trickling in week over week and is gone by the time it was coming out.

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