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    Almost 200 encrypted files were added, and are tied to the preorder items (same encryption key).

    Any guesses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Almost 200 encrypted files were added, and are tied to the preorder items (same encryption key).

    Any guesses?
    Encryption counts effects and doodads as separate items, doesn't it? So a mount with various effects and moving parts would be several items in the encrypted files list?

    Might be wrong, but I feel like that is the correct answer here. Especially if we get several items with five variants for each flight.
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    Yeah 200 files is too big, we'll have one mounts, 5 cloaks, one battle pet, one hearthstone, and that's it I guess ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Almost 200 encrypted files were added, and are tied to the preorder items (same encryption key).

    Any guesses?
    I won’t be surprised if we get the currently known bonuses, but with five variants for each of the flights.
    Mount, hearthstone, transmog.
    Though I wonder if we’re getting full transmog sets or just cloaks.

    I could see 200 files being a thing if there’s effects for the transmogs like the store transmog set.
    On top of the effects for the mounts.


    BUT that is a lot of work just to do just for a preorder bonus so we’ll see.
    Last edited by Nightshade711; 2022-05-24 at 05:47 PM.

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    I do wonder how far they will push encryption when the alpha datamining happens. Usually the very first thing we get is all the text strings which often give a distorted view of the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I do wonder how far they will push encryption when the alpha datamining happens. Usually the very first thing we get is all the text strings which often give a distorted view of the story
    I am hoping that most, if not all of the story elements are encrypted down.
    I would love to go in with 0 knowledge on the major story.

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    On the one hand, I love datamining season and its something I always look forward to with a new expansion.

    On the other, it will be rather novel to go in without knowing major story beats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade711 View Post
    I am hoping that most, if not all of the story elements are encrypted down.
    I would love to go in with 0 knowledge on the major story.
    I mean that's not doable. We will get to do the quests during the beta. Even when we do we still end up with quests being bugged and a bug at the wrong spot can end up stopping everyone's leveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitemeridian View Post
    I was hoping we'd get the talent tree blog post, but seems unlikely now since they usually release that stuff around 9 AM PST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I do wonder how far they will push encryption when the alpha datamining happens. Usually the very first thing we get is all the text strings which often give a distorted view of the story
    I love seeing new models and stuff. But I hope quest text/story is encrypted. I would rather we have important quest story be less tested but a surprise, than spoiled from testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I mean that's not doable. We will get to do the quests during the beta. Even when we do we still end up with quests being bugged and a bug at the wrong spot can end up stopping everyone's leveling.
    The things they can encrypt the most are the cinematics, and especially the text that goes with them.

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    I somehow doubt they'll encrypt much outside of the stuff related to the overarching narrative.
    So, cinematics, cutscenes, spoiler texts and dialogue and whatever the big campaign is going to be.

    The Tuskarr lvling quests in Azure Span for example, i can't see Blizzard deeming that important/spoilery enough.
    Last edited by Arafal; 2022-05-24 at 06:12 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    I somehow doubt they'll encrypt much outside of the stuff related to the overarching narrative.

    The Tuskarr lvling quests for example, i can't see Blizzard deeming that important/spoilery enough.
    Sorry the Tuskaar are actually the main antagonists to the story.

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    As someone who's obsessed with Blizzard's art style, I can't wait to see new and updated character models (as well as other new creatures, props, etc).
    I want to see Alexstrasza's new model and its every detail, Kalecgos, and I'm especially curious as to who else will get a new model. We don't really know which characters will have a big role this expansion. We know Khadgar, Wrathion, Tyrande. Tyrande and Wrathion's models are pretty new still, I guess maybe Kahdgar might get a new one, they seemed to have wanted to emphasize his aging in his latest appearance in Shadowlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valysar View Post
    Yeah 200 files is too big, we'll have one mounts, 5 cloaks, one battle pet, one hearthstone, and that's it I guess ?
    That pretty much confirms an allied race as pre-order bonus: A file for each piece of heritage armor, a file for each character customization option, A file for each generic npc added to Org, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade711 View Post
    Sorry the Tuskaar are actually the main antagonists to the story.
    Understandable, Ion did call them titan+++++ gods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    That pretty much confirms an allied race as pre-order bonus: A file for each piece of heritage armor, a file for each character customization option, A file for each generic npc added to Org, etc.
    Ah yeah lol, completely forgot about the allied race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    That pretty much confirms an allied race as pre-order bonus: A file for each piece of heritage armor, a file for each character customization option, A file for each generic npc added to Org, etc.

    lmao

    What?

    Edit: sorry, I’m just incredulous that you were able to get all of that simply from the number of files encrypted.

    Armor is not as simple as 1 file = 1 piece of armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    lmao

    What?
    Inbefore he rages about a not happening Allied race. I mean it could happen but its unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    lmao

    What?
    It's Ersula. He operates on a different plane of thought. Plus DF reveal broke him a little.
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    I mean, we dont even know if its anything preorder related. The only reason people think they are is because they are encrypted with the same key.

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