1. #65901
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Uhm. This explanation is very cheap. Levels, with or without squish, have barely any value. There's hardly a progression in that regard as well. With Dragonflight you at least earn talent points, but ever since the squish you basically got nothing while leveling up. Having to reach level 150 or 50 makes no difference due to that.

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    But this issue still exists in the new trees? Granted, not as drastic as in the past, but several specs still have to put points in trash talents to unlock new nodes or get to the bottom.
    Ever since the squish, there's very few levels where you don't get anything at all though.

    It's either a new spell, a talent, or a spell upgrade.

    I wouldn't say levels had no value before the level squish though. The thing that devalues levels more than anything is scaling.

  2. #65902
    Quote Originally Posted by Makorus View Post
    Ever since the squish, there's very few levels where you don't get anything at all though.

    It's either a new spell, a talent, or a spell upgrade.

    I wouldn't say levels had no value before the level squish though. The thing that devalues levels more than anything is scaling.
    Most things we earned by those level ups are things they removed in the first place just to hand them back to us with a new level up. Which made the entire change really pointless.

    Sure, leveling to 150 for a brand new players sounds more intimidating than leveling to 50, but in the end it's almost the same.
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  3. #65903
    Quote Originally Posted by Schwert View Post
    Feels like the people ignoring Malfurion are ignoring WC3, or like to pretend Xaevius is him with the Legion crap.
    WoW refused to use him and are just axing something with massive potential, see the Darkshore cinematic, just to... give more grief to Night Elves?
    What's even the point of killing him off? The souls already sacrificed themselves for the seed. Night Elf fans actually do like him and were annoyed he just sat on the sidelines for years.

    It's getting ridiculous how much they want to take from this race without even giving them a break.

    What do the Night Elves - or even the Alliance in general - have to be excited about as a group right now?
    Gotta second this, offing Malfurion now is just adding insult to an already long list of insults and injuries.
    Can't we just take Sylvanas out of the maw, sacrifice her, sending her back to the maw and be done with it?
    I mean we saved the Shadowlands' ass on many levels, they more than owe us beyond them asking us for sacrifices.
    Hell even Bwonsamdi owes us enough to just figure out a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Heck she only died cause she was a chump and got corrupted instantly. Malf kept fighting the corruption forever. He is by far the stronger of the two when it comes to will.

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    I mean the reason is obvious. He's been hanging with notable nihilist Sargeras for an unknown amount of time.
    Damn it makes too much sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Depakote View Post
    I'm not playing Dragonflight. It looks horrible, the new 'race' looks like something a 5 year old thought up and this comes from someone who loves Pandaren. There's absolutely no lore reason for dracthyr to exist other than people clamoring to play as dragon. The talent 'trees' are just a legion 2.0 talent overhaul that takes away more than it adds. IF they really wanted to fix talent trees they'd 1. undo the level squish from long ago, 2 give us more points to spend and 3 use the real talent trees from classic instead of these convoluted 'trees'. As for professions they're totally screwing that up too. Professions worked fine as they were. There's no need to create a whole mess of crap to collect to make good gear. This whole expansion just reeks of overcomplicated grindfests which are never fun.
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  5. #65905
    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    Given the night elves current day culture, the city would be overgrown regardless of whether or not stays a ruin or be fully renovated.
    We were talking about the Highborne, were we not? You're thinking of the wrong culture, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Xavius created a scenario where Tyrande could choose to save Malfurion or Ysera from corruption & Tyrande chose Malfurion. Or perhaps he's thinking if he had just died in the War of the Thorns Teldrassil would have never have been burned.

    It doesn't really explain why Malfurion did nothing during Shadowlands, but it makes sense if killing Malfurion off was the whole endgoal of this whole ysera storyline.
    You're misremembering that. The choice came after Ysera was corrupted and Xavius sent her to attack the temple in Val'sharah, forcing Tyrande to choose between Malfurion and it.

    Tyrande had no real way of doing anything about Ysera's corruption, and it wasn't a choice between her and Malfurion either. Neither could Malfurion do anything, for that matter. Ysera acted of her own volition.

    Either this "leak" is bunk or Blizzard forgot what the story in Legion was, as the way it goes makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Most things we earned by those level ups are things they removed in the first place just to hand them back to us with a new level up. Which made the entire change really pointless.

    Sure, leveling to 150 for a brand new players sounds more intimidating than leveling to 50, but in the end it's almost the same.
    Does it matter if spells were split into 3 Ranks?

    Before the Level squish, you could go 10-20 levels without gaining anything, and because most zones were scaled, you didn't even notice a power difference. It was literally pointless to have levels.

    By splitting up spells, you get something most levels. You get atleast one thing up until Level 30 and then it starts turning into a "every 2 levels" thing.

    It's not that it's intimidating, it's that it's pointless to have that many levels without actually needing to have a reason to have that many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    We were talking about the Highborne, were we not? You're thinking of the wrong culture, then.

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    You're misremembering that. The choice came after Ysera was corrupted and Xavius sent her to attack the temple in Val'sharah, forcing Tyrande to choose between Malfurion and it.

    Tyrande had no real way of doing anything about Ysera's corruption, and it wasn't a choice between her and Malfurion either. Neither could Malfurion do anything, for that matter. Ysera acted of her own volition.

    Either this "leak" is bunk or Blizzard forgot what the story in Legion was, as the way it goes makes no sense.
    I mean, I could see the argument that because Tyrande chose to save Yseras live over Malfurion means that it is not fair that ultimately, Ysera is dead while Malfurion is alive.

    Now, that is a big reach, don't get me wrong, but I think that might be the angle they are going for here?

    Sadly, the dialogue is in the game files, but it might be a case of "Illidan is gonna be the jailer of Sargeras" type thing of scrapped dialogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    We were talking about the Highborne, were we not? You're thinking of the wrong culture, then..
    No, because the Shen'dralar are a tiny highly diminished faction compared to the rest of night elf kind that grew up/lived for millenia within their heavy druidic culture post WotA.

    If the nelves take over Eldre'thalas, it will be just as overgrown as any other nelf settlement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makorus View Post
    I mean, I could see the argument that because Tyrande chose to save Yseras live over Malfurion means that it is not fair that ultimately, Ysera is dead while Malfurion is alive.
    The thing is, Tyrande explicitly makes a choice between saving the Temple of Elune and Malfurion, not between Ysera and Malfurion. To quote
    Malfurion, my love.... My heart breaks for him, but I cannot follow where he goes.

    I have sworn myself to Elune, my goddess, to defend her temples and lands with all that I am. I cannot stand by while my order is in danger.

    May she keep you in her graces, Malfurion.
    By the time Tyrande arrives, Ysera is already corrupted and Malfurion captured.

    The choice could be when Ysera was corrupted trying to save Malfurion? I.e. she risked herself for him so she saved his life? Nevermind that Xavius had MULTIPLE opportunities in lore to corrupt Malfurion and he always failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    They did not know how to use Malfurion. He was supposed to be super powerful but they were afraid to make proper use of him. The wisp wall he erected was definitely amazing (and if the Night Elves and the Alliance had not been hit by the idiot bat in order for the War of Thorns to work, someone would have turned Sylvanas into a pincushion as she was struggling and barely could contain the wall so her forces could pass through). In Cata Azshara herself attacked Darkshore so as to distract Malfurion in order for Ragnaros and Deathwing to attack Hyjal.

    Malfurion was simply in a league of his own. The solution was not to depower him but to simply give the Horde people who could be his equals. Thrall could before they decided to retire him, Sylvanas could have naturally been developed to that level, the blood elves should have had at least one magister that was close to Azshara's (and thus Malfurion's) level and the trolls absolutely can produce someone of that skill (Vol'jin is likely heading there).

    AS for Merithra it's a shame to have her running to mother. Her quests in BfA were solid and she was on her way to become an aspect just like Kalecgos did, just like Wrathion will try. Instead she is being replaced by an established character who has had a proper arc that finished properly.
    Totally.

    Moreover, there is still Azshara around and in the future he could still be useful... as for Khadgar or Thrall who had paused, Malfurion could also be managed using the Emerald Dream again...

    However, the thing that sounds strange to me is that it seems totally out of character from Ysera. Coming back to life is such selfish, especially by belittling her daughter.

    Unless something has happened to Meritha, I don't find it credible for a mother to overshadow her daughter in this way.

    Then there's Illidan, will Malfurion's death mean anything to him?

    Maybe the Blizzard narrative team feel not confortable with Ysera death, but not anymore for theyr playerbase.
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  10. #65910
    The thing I don't understand is what they didn't like about Yseras story arc.

    She didn't die needlessly, she didn't die in a stupid way (I mean, she did get impaled by a Nightmare Tear of Elune, it's not like it was some random spell), her death had impact, her SL Story arc had a good plot, dealt with her fate in a meaningful way and ended on a positive note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makorus View Post
    The thing I don't understand is what they didn't like about Yseras story arc.

    She didn't die needlessly, she didn't die in a stupid way (I mean, she did get impaled by a Nightmare Tear of Elune, it's not like it was some random spell), her death had impact, her SL Story arc had a good plot, dealt with her fate in a meaningful way and ended on a positive note.
    She's the only other important girl dragon, meaning she's priority number one, and they probably think fans really really want her back (they don't).

    Either the plot is bait and there is a twist, or they genuinely thought people would be okay with Malfurion for Ysera. This is the devs not understanding how people feel about Malfurion because he hasn't been used in years.

    Hell, this plot point could 100% be because the general casual audience didn't like that one questline where Xavius pretends to be Malfurion. Note how much of a meme it is. They could actually think that the majority audience doesn't like Malfurion and thus they would be okay with Malfurion being gone (they probably will be, its the core Nelf fandom that is freaking out)
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    It's not that they hate Yseras arc, its that Ysera is rather popular and Merithra has almost no character.

    It's easier and safer (in their eyes) to just recycle Ysera instead of establishing Merithra as the next Aspect.



  13. #65913
    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    It's not that they hate Yseras arc, its that Ysera is rather popular and Merithra has almost no character.

    It's easier and safer (in their eyes) to just recycle Ysera instead of establishing Merithra as the next Aspect.
    What's strange though is that they make the Wrathion story rather complicated and interesting by bringing back Sabellian and making Wrathion's rise to power not as simplistic and by the numbers. However, if the Ysera thing is played straight, then its very very simple and lazy.

    It could be they don't want two "new Aspect rises into power" storyline in the same expansion.

  14. #65914
    Quote Originally Posted by Varodoc View Post
    Eldre'Thalas was a metropolis built for magical research and knowledge, Darnassus was built by the druids and rebels who literally exiled all mages from the land. I'm surprised you didn't know this distinction.

    Even in design, Eldre'Thalas is clearly more civilized than Darnassus. Most of the buildings in Darnassus are made of wood and aren't even built on concrete, while the buildings in Eldre'Thalas are all made of stone.

    Darnassus has always been the city of the hippies, but now the hippies have reunited with their Highborne kin and might start to rediscover some of the more civilized culture traits they lost.
    As it is now is what I'm saying.

    I wouldn't want the Night Elves to live in a Suramar like city, and neither would they tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    It's not that they hate Yseras arc, its that Ysera is rather popular and Merithra has almost no character.

    It's easier and safer (in their eyes) to just recycle Ysera instead of establishing Merithra as the next Aspect.
    (almost) nobody new has character because blizzard never gives them attention, or if they do they throw them in the garbage right after (I am still not ok with Yrel being throw into the trash after WoD).
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    She's the only other important girl dragon, meaning she's priority number one, and they probably think fans really really want her back (they don't).

    Either the plot is bait and there is a twist, or they genuinely thought people would be okay with Malfurion for Ysera. This is the devs not understanding how people feel about Malfurion because he hasn't been used in years.

    Hell, this plot point could 100% be because the general casual audience didn't like that one questline where Xavius pretends to be Malfurion. Note how much of a meme it is. They could actually think that the majority audience doesn't like Malfurion and thus they would be okay with Malfurion being gone (they probably will be, its the core Nelf fandom that is freaking out)
    The casual audience didn't really meme that. If anything the loudest hardcore base did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    What's strange though is that they make the Wrathion story rather complicated and interesting by bringing back Sabellian and making Wrathion's rise to power not as simplistic and by the numbers. However, if the Ysera thing is played straight, then its very very simple and lazy.

    It could be they don't want two "new Aspect rises into power" storyline in the same expansion.
    Maybe Wrathion's story has been planned longer and they just decided on a whim to bring Ysera back for whatever fucking reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    As it is now is what I'm saying.

    I wouldn't want the Night Elves to live in a Suramar like city, and neither would they tbh.
    The Nightborne are still technically Night Elves. So not only would they, they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    The Nightborne are still technically Night Elves. So not only would they, they do.
    Nightborne are no more Night Elves than Blood Elves are.

    Nightborne have had drastic physical changes thanks to the Nightwell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    As it is now is what I'm saying.

    I wouldn't want the Night Elves to live in a Suramar like city, and neither would they tbh.
    Didn't Tyrande come from Suramar? I think it would be interesting to bring up the fact that several rebels from the War of the Ancients came from Suramar (including their leader Tyrande).

    Suramar was a major Highborne seat of power, but it was also the second most important metropolis in the old Empire, behind only Zin-Azshari. I think many elves in the rebellion would have come from there, and so many modern Darnassians would trace their roots in Suramar.

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