1. #36041
    Quote Originally Posted by Myrrh View Post
    New class/race combo - Stormrider eagles. The class fantasy is a very angry eagle wielding an axe. That's it.
    Sold. I'm definitely making this weapon bearing eagle

  2. #36042
    Quote Originally Posted by Vakir View Post
    I don't wanna alarm you guys, but Mists' reveal trailer had an entire-ass tower that was an untextured white/grey mass.
    The WotLK feature reveal has an old model for the vrykuls (it looks like a big balding human)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrrh View Post
    You have four images. Still images. Four of them. One per zone, presumably. We're not in Vanilla any more Toto, modern day zones are significantly larger and typically have multiple environmental 'gimmicks'.

    Take the Legion features video and its few second presentation of Stormheim. Was Stormheim all about a tree with a face on it? No, and it canvassed multiple biomes. But a still image of that clip might convey the impression that tree was pivotal to the zone. It wasn't, it was just a landmark that worked well for the video.

    Four still images does not an expansion canvass - at least, it's a stretch to argue that it does until we actually see the full zone previews.
    Here is the zone previews for Legion;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnjGw9ZL3QQ

    Here's the faction zones from WoD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obT445jFX2E

    If you took a still photo from either of those zones, you instantly see differences between the two expansions.

    BTW, that first pics just smacks of Azure span 2.0;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1IAKLpYBY

  4. #36044
    Dragonflight got the lamest cinematic ever. I hope we don't see Thrall crawling up a tree in silence.

  5. #36045
    I know only a Sith deals in absolutes, but this is fake.

    There are dozens of super talented players who form groups to build special projects like this, all the fricking time. Private servers with custom content, fake leaks, machinima, you name it. They make it look pretty real.

    What they've done here is probably plan an elaborate project on Discord for a few weeks, then collaborated to put it all together.

    - Took all the current hints about the expansion and decided what they needed to put in there for us to go "oooh shit, this fits!"

    - Grabbed some older assets for environments and created a couple of landscapes from that on some private server.

    - Grabbed a few recent creature models and Photoshopped those to make everything seem new, put them in the foreground.

    - Grabbed some older stuff, like the statues and the gryphon, and put in the background where they're harder to observe in detail.

    - For that extra mile, they threw in a couple of hastily thrown together light posts based on the BlizzCon prep images we saw a few days ago, and a larger version of the triceratops with leaves for a crest.

    But ask yourselves, does it really feel like a talented WoW level designer put this together? It looks great for what it is, a fake leak from the community. But there's so little thought given to the layout of the zones in these screenshots. Trees and flowers from all sorts of biomes are mixed wildly, the skyboxes look like someone copypasted Gorgrond (Blizzard puts a lot of love into their sky boxes these days). That forest looks like it has a dense canopy right above the road, which isn't something Blizzard likes doing given how the camera follows the player from that POV.

  6. #36046
    Quote Originally Posted by Myrrh View Post
    I rewatched the Shadowlands features vid earlier and honestly, their choices of areas to spend the ~3 seconds on in each zone were shockingly underwhelming. Might well just be what is in a development state acceptable for advertising.
    Fair enough. And that teaser literally only had areas to showcase and nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade711 View Post
    Are you just upset that we’re not going Underground / to Undermine again
    No. I'm disappointed that it looks like the current expansion. I'll happily take a void expansion over a rehash.
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  8. #36048
    Quote Originally Posted by Makorus View Post
    I mean, this looks cool. But I still lean towards fake, because if you have access to the trailer, surely you would show something cooler.
    It could be some screenshots from a sort of press-kit or the back of the box.

  9. #36049
    If we take a step back, not even look at the images, doesn't the entire concept of "tall dwarves" just seem completely silly?

  10. #36050
    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry123 View Post
    Goodbye to hopes for Void expansion with the gigachad army of light and waifu Xal'atath. Alleria with a big strap-on attacks Turalyon. Anduin cries and Velen calms him down.

    Long live dragonflight 2.0!

    Expansion without a villain and a central force, now classic 2 patches (they liked the Covid Shadowlands)

    It's funny how Blizzard is degrading, the graphics are at the level of 2015, but they demand money like for a triple AAA project
    You haven't seen the graphics yet. It's just a screenshot (a poor quality one to be fair, though better than most leaks) of a few zones. You haven't played the new expansion yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    Here is the zone previews for Legion;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnjGw9ZL3QQ

    Here's the faction zones from WoD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obT445jFX2E

    If you took a still photo from either of those zones, you instantly see differences between the two expansions.

    BTW, that first pics just smacks of Azure span 2.0;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1IAKLpYBY
    WoD was also on another planet, so as I pointed out earlier yes it would be reasonable to expect that should look like a different expansion. Two in a row on Azeroth, shockingly they will both look like Azeroth to some degree. Those videos were actually really great examples of how much difference there can be between a simple still image and a number of video shots. Especially Frostfire - if you saw some of those clips alone you might question where the fire comes in!

  12. #36052
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    I know only a Sith deals in absolutes, but this is fake.

    But ask yourselves, does it really feel like a talented WoW level designer put this together? It looks great for what it is, a fake leak from the community. But there's so little thought given to the layout of the zones in these screenshots. Trees and flowers from all sorts of biomes are mixed wildly, the skyboxes look like someone copypasted Gorgrond (Blizzard puts a lot of love into their sky boxes these days). That forest looks like it has a dense canopy right above the road, which isn't something Blizzard likes doing given how the camera follows the player from that POV.
    If it ends up real this will be so insulting to everyone at blizzard lool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanerios View Post
    As for your dragon thing.. myea, if it's Avaloren (and that's a strong if. I am not sold on those screenshots being real just yet) it's a place nobody has been, that a green dragon "maybe" travelled to. And now suddenly there have to be dragons and Odyn. That makes absolutely 0 sense.
    A green dragon traveling through the storms to reach Avaloren is part of the continent's lore, so of course we're going to encounter green dragons there. We're also going to encounter storm dragons because they're connected to Odyn and tie in with the entire storm nonsense.

    So yeah, dragons, titans, anti-titans, and a lost continent all over again. You're seriously excited for that?

  14. #36054
    Quote Originally Posted by pacotaco View Post
    The WotLK feature reveal has an old model for the vrykuls (it looks like a big balding human)
    That’s because that was the original plan for the Vrykul. They didn’t just throw in an old model for the sake of it when they knew they were just going to use a different one later on for the actual expansion. They changed their stance on what they wanted Vrykul to be and look like. They were originally supposed to be vampiric too but this changed in development also.

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    I have a feeling we'll get another image leak later today. Possibly the logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    I have a feeling we'll get another image leak later today. Possibly the logo.
    even though I am dissapopinted about the screenshots reveal, I'm really excited to see the logo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrrh View Post
    WoD was also on another planet, so as I pointed out earlier yes it would be reasonable to expect that should look like a different expansion. Two in a row on Azeroth, shockingly they will both look like Azeroth to some degree. Those videos were actually really great examples of how much difference there can be between a simple still image and a number of video shots. Especially Frostfire - if you saw some of those clips alone you might question where the fire comes in!
    The point is, if you take a set of still shots from Draenor, Legion, BFA, Shadowlands, and Dragonflight, they're all going to look very different from each other visually.

    This looks a lot like Dragonflight, and that's the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keelr View Post
    Also on the 4th picture the golem is walking in the jungle with no path. That's just utterly stupid. Golems are not wild animals. They are put somewhere with purpose, it won't just patrol in a random jungle, especially not in the reveal cinematic.
    This is such a random ass take.

    If its a titan garden, why would the place not have golems and guardians patroling its wilds?


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  19. #36059
    I don’t understand why some people in the thread are talking/acting like these screenshots are confirmed as legit screenshots from the upcoming future expansions zones. I understand discussion and theorising but there’s not much of that surrounding that from some folk, just “it looks like it could be real so this is it guys” whilst not considering all the other evidence and details that point towards it being just as fake as it could be real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explicit Teemo Nudes View Post
    Unlike everyone else here, I am pro going to a new island with 4-5 new zones. The problem is that Blizzard has ZERO imagination and uses too many props from older expansions to make things look new and exciting. They just use the same concept and the same looks over and over again instead of using just new ideas to create a truly unique continent.
    I agree with this tbh.
    Despite it’s glaring story & gameplay issues I did enjoy the look of most of Shadowlands zones individually. It shows to me that the art team CAN shine creating something completely new from scratch.
    Though the maw was kinda dull imo.
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    what exactly makes Dwarves an underground race?

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