1. #60941
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebir95 View Post
    hope it's something cool and not some lame event/storyline
    the devs r reacting / teasing it in a similar way to follower dungeons so i imagine itll be some kind of new system or feature

  2. #60942
    Quote Originally Posted by doledippers View Post
    the devs r reacting / teasing it in a similar way to follower dungeons so i imagine itll be some kind of new system or feature
    It's the only thing we don't really know about until 11.1 so it should be good.

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    Imagine if it was some form of housing, lol. The Internet would break.

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    ya not gunna get my hopes up for tonight, I'm gunna assume next week at the earliest, though if something does happen tonight I'll be pleasantly surprised.. But I wont be expecting something

  5. #60945
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    Imagine if it was some form of housing, lol. The Internet would break.
    Housing on disconnected Islands would make sense.

  6. #60946
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Housing on disconnected Islands would make sense.
    And it would be bee-eeautiful.

    Still guessing some Dragon Isles content reuse involving pirates though, feels like that would be easier for them to develop just to get some more juice out of the continent.

  7. #60947
    I guess I wonder if this will be fun side content or anything directly tied to 11.0. If it's Nightsquall in some form, I imagine he could be the one to tell us about the Isle of Dorn/Khaz Algar.

    But I really enjoy that we're back to fervently speculating.

  8. #60948
    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    I guess I wonder if this will be fun side content or anything directly tied to 11.0. If it's Nightsquall in some form, I imagine he could be the one to tell us about the Isle of Dorn/Khaz Algar.

    But I really enjoy that we're back to fervently speculating.
    I would like it to be unrelated as it would set a nice new precedent for what patches can be.


    Maybe they get chased off to beyond the western storm after.

  9. #60949
    Well, we know the pirates appeared on the Dragon Isles by 10.1.7, on the Forbidden Reach.

    Their aim was to plunder its secrets and form a large pirate fleet, to claim some "prize" the Nightsquall had set his sights on after returning from (presumably) Avaloren.

    So have they found the secrets yet? Did they recruit anybody? Or is that all going to be part of the 10.2.6 story?

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    damn that massive vagueposting campaign and nothin tonight , im so down bad for 10.2.6 news

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    Probably a big week next week then and we're right on the cusp of Alpha, as well. Rest assured, we will be fed soon.

    In the meantime, its time to listen to some Alestorm.
    I no longer reply to quotations beyond if you're asking a genuine question or have a non-confrontational stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doledippers View Post
    damn that massive vagueposting campaign and nothin tonight , im so down bad for 10.2.6 news
    It's only 4 PM in Irvine, but always best to keep expectations low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    It's only 4 PM in Irvine, but always best to keep expectations low.
    welp its 5, rip. Go next i guess. the vagueposting is a little irritating in hindsight seeing as we ended up getting nothing out of it . oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    Well, we know the pirates appeared on the Dragon Isles by 10.1.7, on the Forbidden Reach.

    Their aim was to plunder its secrets and form a large pirate fleet, to claim some "prize" the Nightsquall had set his sights on after returning from (presumably) Avaloren.

    So have they found the secrets yet? Did they recruit anybody? Or is that all going to be part of the 10.2.6 story?
    What are the chances it is the Dark Heart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    What are the chances it is the Dark Heart?
    the dark heart is that thing iridikron got from abberus and then used to absorb galakronds essence so prob not

  16. #60956
    At least point I'm expecting a different setting for the new patch.

    They just introduced the archives, and we know Nightsquall is looking for treasures and artifcacts on the ilses.

    My bet is he succeeds, and we are enlisted to chase him somewhere to get them back. I wonder if a new mini-raid/mega-dungeon will be the setting of that. Though it doesn't feel like it's going to be that.

    I wonder if instead, we'll be getting some kind of pre-delve system, to test it on us and see how we react to the systems they want to try out for delves.

    Lore wise, we'd be heading a pirate hideout and dipping into a cove to steal back his treasure on behalf of the Azerothian archives and the dragonflights, we don't even have to face him directly at this time.

    Maybe it's random coves. We arrive by ship similar to island expeditions and plunder probably around 5 randomised layouts for rewards, cosmetics, flightstones and gold.

    Maybe we get plunder isle, and during the storyline in this patch there are 3 or so 'pre-delves' to test that system a little on us. Goonies styled booby trapped pirate treasure hoardes.

    Maybe it's just season 4 has random pirates helping and hindering you during a raid. Pick a chest pre-boss, do 10% more damage and take 20% more damage sort of thing. I'm hoping for something more like the first two I suggested.

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    To add to the discussions on housing, I'm not expecting that at all. But there is plenty of docks in game, I wonder if a character specific boat is our of the question, one you do not specifically sail, but select whilst on it places on the world map to move the boat to travel to. Give a hearthstone for the boat, and allow some minor customisation for now.

    I have to say it sort of feels like it wouldn't feel necessary or relevant gameplay wise, and if housing if ever is done, it needs to involve professions a lot and to stay ever green. I doubt this particular patch is the way to do it. We want housing done big, and done right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibelheimy View Post
    At least point I'm expecting a different setting for the new patch.
    whatever it is, it better be something crazy to make this irritating twitter posting and multi week PTR/announcement delay worth it..

  18. #60958
    Quote Originally Posted by doledippers View Post
    the dark heart is that thing iridikron got from abberus and then used to absorb galakronds essence so prob not
    I was justing wondering because it was mentioned in the Naga book too, maybe the Naga and Nightsqual texts were meant to have been written before anyone would know Iridikron has the dark heart, so they were all searching for it, even if they didn't totally know what it was. A total shot in the dark though, just trying to think of a reason to tie Nightsquall in now since we know Avaloren is out of the picture until at least 13.0

  19. #60959
    I really wouldn't get my hopes up for whatever the pirate thing is... At most, all I can expect is the start to Season 4 and whatever the new Fated Raid Affix will be theme'd around (possibly involving pirate ghosts of the Nightsquall)

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    I was justing wondering because it was mentioned in the Naga book too, maybe the Naga and Nightsqual texts were meant to have been written before anyone would know Iridikron has the dark heart, so they were all searching for it, even if they didn't totally know what it was. A total shot in the dark though, just trying to think of a reason to tie Nightsquall in now since we know Avaloren is out of the picture until at least 13.0
    That... actually is a fair point, we haven't seen what the Naga have been doing since Nazjatar and after Azshara was rescued in Ny'alotha. They've been prominent bad guys through out WoW (save for MoP and WoD) and we haven't seen them try to even come near the Dragon Isles.

    There's clearly something going on with them.

  20. #60960
    Quote Originally Posted by Woggmer View Post
    I really wouldn't get my hopes up for whatever the pirate thing is... At most, all I can expect is the start to Season 4 and whatever the new Fated Raid Affix will be theme'd around (possibly involving pirate ghosts of the Nightsquall)

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    That... actually is a fair point, we haven't seen what the Naga have been doing since Nazjatar and after Azshara was rescued in Ny'alotha. They've been prominent bad guys through out WoW (save for MoP and WoD) and we haven't seen them try to even come near the Dragon Isles.

    There's clearly something going on with them.
    I have to imagine they'll be involved in some form with 11.0 at the very least. Hallowfall has mysterious sea creatures from the depths of the seas launch incursions on them. They seem to be their own thing for now, but they certainly could be Naga influenced.

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