1. #21341
    Quote Originally Posted by Catastrophy349 View Post
    I would lose my mind if a Warcraft RPG got announced at Blizzcon (even just an "in-development" teaser).
    Blizzard does not do single player games.

    The closest thing that we can get is a WoW - Genshin Impact. Which honestly, if they have half a brain, they should have started developing it the second they knew about Genshin existence.

    They have the world, they have the story, they have hundreds of charismatics characters... just do It.
    Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.


  2. #21342
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Algarian = Khaz Algar

    I can see that 100% being legit. Maybe it's a Dark Gryphon because it lives underground? And that's Towellie's cave?
    People really need to stop focusing on the Towelliee thing. Even completely putting aside the guy himself or his track record or whatever, the way (and openness) he talked about the cave and the idea of below really feels more like he was just talking about what he strongly thinks is the direction rather than leaking outright expansion location information.

  3. #21343
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    If the theme is "Storms", I wonder if we're back on the Voidstorm train.

    The mount is a STORMrider and the pet is called SQUALLY.
    And the color on the datamined gryphon skin is close to some of the "leaked art" pics from a few days ago (which totally look AI, but interesting).

    Khaz Algar stormriders, Squally, all very interesting indeed.

  4. #21344
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    If the theme is "Storms", I wonder if we're back on the Voidstorm train.

    The mount is a STORMrider and the pet is called SQUALLY.
    I think "Voidstorm" is just about the least likely thing to happen possible. Even if they do make, conceptually, a voidstorm, they're not gonna call it the Voidstorm when they already did that for Legion's Felstorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    So, Thrall on the Blizzcon Keyart has a full render. Is that indicative of anything?

    https://twitter.com/Warcraft/status/...573430/photo/1

    Pre expansion key art is always indicative of something. Thrall is going to play big role in the next expansion.

  6. #21346
    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    That's literally the same thing.

    It was easy, and relaxed and people enjoyed it because of it.
    Whereas RLP was a nightmare to run, for everybody involved.
    It's not. For example, Morchie has the fewest mechanics of any boss in Dawn of the Infinite and is the most hated boss because of how those mechanics are tuned--the adds are too fast and hit too hard, and you can end up in situations where there aren't enough traps out so some have to be kited for long periods of time. This isn't a mechanical bloat issue, it's an issue with how the numbers are tuned (the adds should be less frequent and/or slower; the traps should be more frequent)

    If RLP damage was reduced by like, 40% down to what SMBG is like, 99% of the issues with that dungeon would immediately evaporate without removing a single mechanic. There were *also* too many caster mobs, but a lot of issues in the dungeons were things like Thunderhead or the bosses' unavoidable damage being way too high for most healers at the key level that should have been appropriate for them.
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  7. #21347
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    I think "Voidstorm" is just about the least likely thing to happen possible. Even if they do make, conceptually, a voidstorm, they're not gonna call it the Voidstorm when they already did that for Legion's Felstorm.
    Sure, but the mount/pet being storm themed is interesting when we just killed off the embodiment of Storms herself.

    Maybe this is related to Blizzard saying we MAY see Razsageth's visage form one day?

    Also: an EARTHEN/DWARF ZONE, coupled with a STORM theme, implies that this isn't going to be just a cave expansion if it pans out. In fact, the Khaz Algar document calls it a "fissure". So it may not be Underground at all.
    Last edited by Cheezits; 2023-09-29 at 08:16 PM.

  8. #21348
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    @Marlamin mentioned some suggestive future content spoiling stuff being buried in the current mineable data that people had apparently not picked up on yet, but that he was going to refrain from pointing out because he doesn't like spoiling things. I wonder if this is part of that.



    Ah neat!

    And yeah, I'm really leaning toward it now. There's something here.

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    Dynamic Flying Gryphons hell yeah

  10. #21350
    Quote Originally Posted by Murlocos View Post
    I think the idea of the AI dungeons are about as much as they can or are willing to do, assuming that pans out. Giving players a safer, slower environment to learn stuff like interrupts and the basics of tanking and healing.
    I guess.

    I think part of the problem would be better resolved by what's been circulating in some of the M+ community, about the nature of who gets punished by mechanics (i.e. Healers). If failing mechanics wasn't so wipe-y or one-shotty, and more just inconvenient, I think it might help soften the sheer cliff face that is end game content for a new player.

    Community obsession with optimality and complete lack of forgiveness for missteps doesn't help.

  11. #21351
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Sure, but the mount/pet being storm themed is interesting when we just killed off the embodiment of Storms herself.

    Maybe this is related to Blizzard saying we MAY see Razsageth's visage form one day?
    Eh, I think Razsageth's story is over. Her purpose was to introduce and free the other three, mainly Iridikron. If we run with the idea of Khaz Algar being a part of or near Avaloren, I imagine it's a possibility the "storm" is part of whatever has stopped sailors from going to the other side of Azeroth.

    @Arafel, maybe it's time to give that hype train a ghastly green hue.

  12. #21352
    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    And the color on the datamined gryphon skin is close to some of the "leaked art" pics from a few days ago (which totally look AI, but interesting).

    Khaz Algar stormriders, Squally, all very interesting indeed.
    It looks like ghostly or moontouched.

  13. #21353
    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    Eh, I think Razsageth's story is over. Her purpose was to introduce and free the other three, mainly Iridikron. If we run with the idea of Khaz Algar being a part of or near Avaloren, I imagine it's a possibility the "storm" is part of whatever has stopped sailors from going to the other side of Azeroth.
    "That what they say about the western storms be true, that monsters and magic make the ocean impossible to cross."

    https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Ret...he_Nightsquall

    Yeah, even if the dev who wrote this got fired, I can see them coopting this text to tie it to the Avaloren idea.

    We're 100% getting another OCshit/Shadowlandsy filler island, aren't we?

  14. #21354
    Quote Originally Posted by pacotaco View Post
    It looks like ghostly or moontouched.
    As much as I hilariously doubt it's going to happen, I would be 110% on board for an expansion set on or in the moon.

  15. #21355
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    "That what they say about the western storms be true, that monsters and magic make the ocean impossible to cross."

    https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Ret...he_Nightsquall

    Yeah, even if the dev who wrote this got fired, I can see them coopting this text to tie it to the Avaloren idea.

    We're 100% getting another OCshit filler island, aren't we?
    "Return of the Nightsquall"
    And we got a Squally pet

    HMMMMMMMMMMMM

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacotaco View Post
    It looks like ghostly or moontouched.
    what does "moon-touched" even look like

  17. #21357
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    "That what they say about the western storms be true, that monsters and magic make the ocean impossible to cross."

    https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Ret...he_Nightsquall

    Yeah, even if the dev who wrote this got fired, I can see them coopting this text to tie it to the Avaloren idea.

    We're 100% getting another OCshit filler island, aren't we?
    I don't know why you'd make the distinction. New dumb crap happening in westfall or the barrens isn't any less filler or OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    People really need to stop focusing on the Towelliee thing. Even completely putting aside the guy himself or his track record or whatever, the way (and openness) he talked about the cave and the idea of below really feels more like he was just talking about what he strongly thinks is the direction rather than leaking outright expansion location information.
    I know how much this forum loves talking about "said streamer," so I don't want to diverge this conversation. HOWEVER, during "the streamer's stream" yesterday, it was mentioned that Blizzard is being much "tougher" on information "getting out". Hence, why "the streamer" deleted several VoDs, twitter posts, YouTube/Tiktok videos, etc. even mentioning the "information" that was said.

  19. #21359
    Quote Originally Posted by Merryck View Post
    what does "moon-touched" even look like
    Kinda like this I suppose

  20. #21360
    They could make Khaz Algar a Great RIft like zone; in Forgotten Realms the greatest kingdom of the dwarves is the Great Rift which is a massive cavern whose ceiling collapsed millenia ago; effectively it is an open air cave. The dwarves there are also famous for their gryphon riders.

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