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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutineer View Post
    Fair enough, but aren't there races from Azeroth or Draenor that fill those other tropes? For vampires we have San'layn, for fauns we have satyr, and for giants we have vrykul and ogres. I'll give you angels though, there's nothing quite like them I can think of.
    Also there are Gron as a few other races escaped to Azeroth when the Mag'har were brought over. I hope we get to explore those other races making a home on Azeroth some day. It really is a clever way of keeping them around with out having to ever visit AU-Dreanor again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutineer View Post
    Fair enough, but aren't there races from Azeroth or Draenor that fill those other tropes? For vampires we have San'layn, for fauns we have satyr, and for giants we have vrykul and ogres. I'll give you angels though, there's nothing quite like them I can think of.

    Selfishly, I'm just not very fond of the idea of people from the afterlives coming to fight for the Alliance and Horde, but I'd get over it if people from the Shadowlands did end up playable.
    San'layn are Elves first, vampires second. The vampire trope deserves more than a half measure.

    Satyr in WoW are Demons and don't quite fit the woodland protector trope that is traditionally associated with Fauns. I suppose we could have gotten uncorrupted Satyr but they'd just be mutated Night Elves in the end.

    Ogres, Vrykul, Naga, Murlocs, Gnolls, etc despite being perfectly viable playable races, I think take their places in the monsters and creatures category. They are too good and reliable as punching bags for the game.

  3. #57503
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade711 View Post
    The Val’kyr / whatever the Guardian of Ancient Kings are could both fill the angel fantasy.
    And they both have actual reason to be doing things on Azeroth, particularly with Dragons/Titan stuff.
    Oh that's a great point, I don't know how I totally forgot about them, but for sure!

    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Also there are Gron as a few other races escaped to Azeroth when the Mag'har were brought over. I hope we get to explore those other races making a home on Azeroth some day. It really is a clever way of keeping them around with out having to ever visit AU-Dreanor again.
    Yeah, there's a lot of potential there that's currently unexplored. This is the sort of stuff I'd love to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrexia View Post
    There's also lore implications, if they bring back the covenants races to the world of the living then Death will mean nothing to the world anymore as people can just come back... it's complicated.. I personally believe after we leave the Shadowlands canonically those portals close behind us leaving no passage to the world of the dead, whether this happens we don't know.
    I mean, we already have seen that happen.

    Dreadlords originated there and are now all over the damn place. We saw Aggra on a non-Shadowlands world in her cinematic. They can come to other worlds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade711 View Post
    Covenant allied races make no sense lore wise going forward.

    Why would a Kyrian/Venthyr/Maldraxxi ever decide “Ok time to take a break from our sacred/essential duties to The Shadowlands to go explore a random dragon island on some planet that poses no threat to the shadowlands.”

    Or why would said covenant races chose to integrate with the alliance or horde like the Pandaren/Dracthyr.
    As I recall there's a kyrian who talks about visiting other places, and says something along the lines of "maybe I'll visit your world too someday!"

    (Mind I'm not one who thinks they will end up a player race, but I don't think it is entirely impossible either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Is this confirmed? Because everything points to the Maw still being used for those who beyond redemption. Just as it was prior to the Jailer being imprisoned there. They didn't loose anyone that needs to know how to bring repentance as the major figures were either replaced or eventually sided with Renethal. It is the whole deal with the sigils they had.

    Of course any reason can bring the Venthyr to Azeroth. I'm just commenting on how that specific example doesn't mesh with lore.
    I think this one is more implied than confirmed. We know that Pelagos doesn't believe that anything that can happen in a mortal lifetime deserves going to the Maw, he says as much. That's up to and including things like the mass genocide that Sylvanas caused. We also see Sylvanas sent down to find every last soul in the Maw & send them up to Pelagos, even the ones that were sent there by the previous Arbiter and/or the denizens of Revendreth. If even a single soul is sent down before Sylvanas' task is done, she has to send it back up to Pelagos to be judged again. In addition, we know that every soul will have a voice in where they are sent, Pelagos tells us this as well. With that in mind, it's difficult if not impossible to see many if any situations where a soul like Garrosh would go to the Maw rather than going somewhere like Maldraxxus to fight instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade711 View Post
    The Val’kyr / whatever the Guardian of Ancient Kings are could both fill the angel fantasy.
    And they both have actual reason to be doing things on Azeroth, particularly with Dragons/Titan stuff.
    IMO Kyrian are the round about way of enabling playable Spirit Healers. Val'kyr are Kyrian derivatives, better to have the OGs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choom View Post
    IMO Kyrian are the round about way of enabling playable Spirit Healers. Val'kyr are Kyrian derivatives, better to have the OGs.
    Val’kyr are the true OGs.
    Kyrian didn’t exist before SL.
    Kyrian even couldn’t be original and had to take the “Kyr” and even use the Val’kyr skeleton and animations.

    Besides Val’kyr have better reason to be doing stuff on Azeroth specifically dealing with the Titans/dragons… given that they are denizens of Azeroth and work for a Titan keeper.
    Last edited by Nightshade711; 2022-05-26 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choom View Post
    IMO Kyrian are the round about way of enabling playable Spirit Healers. Val'kyr are Kyrian derivatives, better to have the OGs.
    Val'kyr are the real OG ones. Kyrians weren't even invented back then >.>

    Besides Val'kyr are so much cooler.

  9. #57509
    I was going to say "Wouldn't they want to start the pre-order before the patch hits? So the patch going live doesn't detract from the attention of the pre-order?" but then I realized, putting up the Pre-order as soon as the servers are down for maintenance would be a stroke of brilliance. Like "Look what you get as soon as the servers come up!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    Val'kyr are the OG ones if you think about it. Kyrians weren't even invented back then >.>
    More or less. Val'kyr literally means Kyrian of Valor, associated with Odyn's Halls of Valor. Valor-Kyrian. Kyrian is just them taking the "kyr" part & adding the suffix that makes it a group of people.
    Last edited by Ersula; 2022-05-26 at 08:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    I was going to say "Wouldn't they want to start the pre-order before the patch hits? So the patch going live doesn't detract from the attention of the pre-order?" but then I realized, putting up the Pre-order as soon as the servers are down for maintenance would be a stroke of brilliance. Like "Look what you get as soon as the servers come up!"
    If there is any sort of hidden pre-order bonus like that (again, big if), that's how I'm guessing it goes down. The servers go down for maintenance, the patch is pushed up unencrypted during maintenance with the pre-orders coming out during that time, then the patch is released with all of the content open for anyone that has pre-ordered.

    Would especially make sense to do it that way with the encrypted splash screens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    More or less. Val'kyr literally means Kyrian of Valor,
    when was this mentioned?

    Edit: If this is made up, I gotta say, it is somewhat charming how often you do that.
    Last edited by wowrefugee; 2022-05-26 at 08:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    when was this mentioned?
    wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Val'kyr

    Not quite what he said...

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    Did I miss anything on why Shadowlands are being discussed again? Or is it just normal speculation.

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    People were speculating we'll get the humanoid races from Shadowlands as allied races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    Did I miss anything on why Shadowlands are being discussed again? Or is it just normal speculation.
    Boredom lol

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    While we're at it...

    Why is Sylvanas the only one recovering souls from the maw?

    I get the punishment aspect. But aren't those souls suffering? Shouldn't there be an elite task force formed from the covenants to speed up the task?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    Boredom lol
    Did you find anything new in the files?^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post

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    While we're at it...

    Why is Sylvanas the only one recovering souls from the maw?

    I get the punishment aspect. But aren't those souls suffering? Shouldn't there be an elite task force formed from the covenants to speed up the task?
    I'm actually quite sure that both Anduin and Nathanos (once they find him) will support her. Also the covenants already helped cleaning up the maw since the weekly assaults there.
    Last edited by Lady Atia; 2022-05-26 at 09:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    I get the punishment aspect. But aren't those souls suffering? Shouldn't there be an elite task force formed from the covenants to speed up the task?
    That would lessen the punishment. She goes there yolo solo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    That would lessen the punishment. She goes there yolo solo.
    Yeah, I get that. But it also prolongs the suffering of the souls who don't deserve that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    Yeah, I get that. But it also prolongs the suffering of the souls who don't deserve that.
    This is one of the minor plot holes that just happens. If she had help, the punishment would be shorter. and would lessen it's gravity. Plus she is hardcore disliked among all Covs.
    Last edited by Makabreska; 2022-05-26 at 09:49 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    Did you find anything new in the files?^^

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    I'm actually quite sure that both Anduin and Nathanos (once they find him) will support her. Also the covenants are already helping cleaning up the maw since the weekly assaults there.
    Nothing of note.

    This is everything I've found since I started:

    - Item textures for item set (armupper, interesting elven logo present)
    - Delaryn Summermoon and Kitala Starshadow updated textures
    - the 2 "unknown mounts" in 9.2.5 have one w/ claw footprints, other with horse prints
    - hearthstone pre order toy
    - tirisfal seems to have have transmogset + character title rewards (set seems separate from Encrypted Armor Set? maybe weapon/single item/etc)
    - dark ranger armor icon with weird updated playerconditionID (possibly for toy?)
    - dracthyr spell visual
    - death knight eye glow effect file (could be for npc, but was flagged encrypted)
    - greymane voice file (later reported on wowhead)
    - one of the tirisfal quests involve riding a bat

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