1. #56901
    I logged into PTR to check myself and it *is* flagged release candidate. We'll probably get a release date shortly.

  2. #56902
    Most files are encrypted, but there's one file among them that has a blp header in the code, so I changed the file type and viewed it:



    No clue what it is, but here.

    Note: The background color is my photo viewer.


    Edit: I don't know if this is how it's meant to be, but I photoshopped to line up the elements:

    Last edited by wowrefugee; 2022-05-24 at 02:31 AM.

  3. #56903
    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    Perhaps a new mythic key interface design now that the competitive year is over? They've had that one design for about 5 years now.

    Edit: It strongly resembles Naga arcane runes from the Nazjatar raid. So its tangentially elvish. If it does have something to do with Darkfallen it may be their attempt to create a cultural aesthetic for the relatively new Undead Night Elves.
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  4. #56904
    Quote Originally Posted by Padwarle View Post


    About time.
    So, four more weeks till 9.2.5?

  5. #56905
    Quote Originally Posted by Melorandor View Post
    So, four more weeks till 9.2.5?

    9.2 PTR release candidate was Feb 10th, with release being Feb 22nd.

    9.1.5 was Oct 20th, with release Nov 2nd.

    So closer to 2 weeks, unless I'm missing something.

  6. #56906
    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    9.2 PTR release candidate was Feb 10th, with release being Feb 22nd.

    9.1.5 was Oct 20th, with release Nov 2nd.

    So closer to 2 weeks, unless I'm missing something.
    We've had release candidates to live thresholds anywhere between a week and 2 months.

  7. #56907
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowlands-is-fake View Post
    Could be tied to he undead following Calia perhaps. Looks vaguely like symbolism for the cycle of life and death. Maybe Calia's new undead become the sort of legacy of the Shadowlands. Redeemed souls sent back to Azeroth?
    That's a good guess. First thing I thought was Rin'dorei. We really don't know much about the Undead Night Elves. And old bit of lore for undead is that they become alienated from nature magic, it would make sense for them to lean into the Arcane.

    I would guess the Night Elf Darkfallen would go with Elvish runes & Blood Elf Darkfallen go with an inverted Blood knight motif.

  8. #56908
    Instead of Night Elf fallen, I'd like if we got some night elves with tons of customizations based off Tyrandes empowered form like this:



    Not only is it more fitting for the NE, it'd be cool to mirror this but with allied races (darkfallen and empowered night elves)




    We know about the Winter Queen giving Tyrande a seed, which most people I believe expect it to be used for a new Night Elf tree, but it could be written to bring about ardenweald/elune/winterqueen empowered night elves

  9. #56909
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowlands-is-fake View Post
    Redeemed souls sent back to Azeroth?
    Oh my god, please no.

  10. #56910
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    I haven't said its not late. I have said the information we have received about Dragonflight is the same as we have received in past expansions including Legion. If we don't have more information in 2-3 months then your statement will be correct. It is not correct now however.
    We only know the name of three dungeons (and not from the presentation, they are just mentioned in the website) and don't even know about the raid. We were told about both Emerald Nightmare and Nighthold in the Gamescom announcement. Really the only thing we've got a decent amount of information on is the profession revamp.

  11. #56911
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowlands-is-fake View Post
    Right.

    But it is within the realms of possibility.

    Calia is a leader without a race of her own, and imo it's 50/50 whether or not the Forsaken will accept her.

    The Undead race needs an Allied Race counterpart.

    Calia's "thing" isn't really about being raised from the ground like a rotten corpse. She was resurrected by the Light IIRC, a more noble method supposedly.

    Blizzard has a problem with offering Shadowlands races as ARs, because they are supposed to be heavily tied to, and dependant on the Shadowlands.

    What would work, though, is an AR where lost souls sent to the Shadowlands during the 4th War are revived in a sort of pure unliving vessel. Perhaps forged from Light or Magic, and not just a corpse.

    Souls brought back to Azeroth for a chance to redeem themselves and have another go at existence in the mortal realm.

    Vaguely similar to the Kyrians, and of course ample opportunity for Blizzard to allow for a diverse set of customisation options.
    But why would those souls be Horde? Bringing Night Elf souls back in some way could follow with the events in Ardenweald and they would go back with the rest of their race. But who would want to leave the Shadowlands and go join the Horde?

    I honestly would rather see both just be customization options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    Instead of Night Elf fallen, I'd like if we got some night elves with tons of customizations based off Tyrandes empowered form like this:
    Doesn't really make sense because Tyrande only had those tattoos due to being in a very-unstable-could-explode-at-any-moment stage of her Night Warrior transformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    We only know the name of three dungeons (and not from the presentation, they are just mentioned in the website) and don't even know about the raid. We were told about both Emerald Nightmare and Nighthold in the Gamescom announcement. Really the only thing we've got a decent amount of information on is the profession revamp.
    And? Just because it isn't 1:1 parity doesn't mean the approach is different.
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  14. #56914
    Quote Originally Posted by Merryck View Post
    Doesn't really make sense because Tyrande only had those tattoos due to being in a very-unstable-could-explode-at-any-moment stage of her Night Warrior transformation.
    It's quite easy:

    They just write a reason for why it can happen. Like with void elves introduced in 1 patch. The only reason Alleria was a void elf was because of the dark naaru thing. The void elf ARs have a different reason.

  15. #56915
    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    It's quite easy:

    They just write a reason for why it can happen. Like with void elves introduced in 1 patch. The only reason Alleria was a void elf was because of the dark naaru thing. The void elf ARs have a different reason.
    The Moon has connections to both arcane & nature but those runes don't look very similar to the Night Warrior form. Too many straight lines. Or look at Sira's dialog, her undead state has made her feel like she has been "forsaken" by Elune. Perhaps the Night Elf Darkfallen will be about them turning back to magic for guidance; perhaps necromancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    We only know the name of three dungeons (and not from the presentation, they are just mentioned in the website) and don't even know about the raid. We were told about both Emerald Nightmare and Nighthold in the Gamescom announcement. Really the only thing we've got a decent amount of information on is the profession revamp.
    We do know about the raid. We go to the Primal Incarnates prison to stop them from getting free. 10 bosses iirc.
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    Nice a release candidate. I was thinking of a release on May 31, it's still possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valysar View Post
    Nice a release candidate. I was thinking of a release on May 31, it's still possible!
    For sure there is no need to give 2 weeks notice for patch like this, no season end. 9.0.5 had 1 week, 9.1.5 2 weeks, so we will see. Usually they tell this stuff on Thursday, but usually build was flagged as release only after date reveal.

    It's pretty safe to assume patch won't come 15th June or later. As someone with both Horde and Ally chars on same server, can't wait - they finally will be able to share gold and mats. And of course potential of DF pre-order + news is huge.

    Btw, another blog post from Blizzard last night. This radio silence and lack of communication is killing me! /s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    For sure there is no need to give 2 weeks notice for patch like this, no season end. 9.0.5 had 1 week, 9.1.5 2 weeks, so we will see. Usually they tell this stuff on Thursday, but usually build was flagged as release only after date reveal.

    It's pretty safe to assume patch won't come 15th June or later. As someone with both Horde and Ally chars on same server, can't wait - they finally will be able to share gold and mats. And of course potential of DF pre-order + news is huge.
    This. Since the patch has only story and QoL changes besides the new season which will launch later anyways (they can also test the fated affix later if they even need to). Let's hope they announce the date today together with alpha (big hopium I know).

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  20. #56920
    If I'm understanding what I'm seeing, one of the pre-order items is a hearthstone toy ala Eternal Travelers Hearthstone.

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