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    Bellulars Interview with Holly is very good. Holly confirming the perceptions around Plunderstorm and 10.2.5 when some people here viciously argued against that is especially funny.

    In general its awesome how transparent she is and just honestly reflects on DF and as someone who wasnt lets say blown away by most of the post launch DF content thats really encouraging to hear.
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    Do we know what the KSM mount type is for TWW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwatching View Post
    Bellulars Interview with Holly is very good. Holly confirming the perceptions around Plunderstorm and 10.2.5 when some people here viciously argued against that is especially funny.

    In general its awesome how transparent she is and just honestly reflects on DF as someone who wasnt lets say blown away by most of the post launch DF content thats really encouraging for the future.
    In general, reception of Holly as executive producer has been very positive. She even admitted that they overdid with Plunderstorm "wait and see" secrecy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    I really do think TLT is going to be the black sheep, unless they go HEAVY into a package of new races like Nerubian (Humanoid), Tuskarr, Vrykul. There's so much shit reused from DF and TWW there that it will feel heavily redundant.

    Earthen, Tuskarr, Nerubians, Keepers/Watchers, Tuskarr, Dragons... ALL reused. And a lot of Scourge stuff from SL.
    I am hoping for them to lean in on vrykul and trolls to diversify things. Dragons will be more than three years behind so I won't mind them at all. But yeah, I just don't get the Nerubian thing. The Qiraji are probably the least explored aqir culture, they look very cool and have amazing diversity in form (and their silithid servants also have great diversity) and they'd feel more natural given how close they'd be. I am sure the Nerubians in TWW will be interesting but that will take the hype away from Azjol'nerub and I've wanted to see that place for so long for it to effectively become a copy of its own copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Do we know what the KSM mount type is for TWW?
    Maybe one of the bigger mechs? Within recent trends I'm guessing it'll be unique to KSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    In general, reception of Holly as executive producer has been very positive. She even admitted that they overdid with Plunderstorm "wait and see" secrecy.
    She has the charisma needed to get her through these interviews generally looking good. It's a great success for corporate that they found someone that's good at marketing the game.

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    You know, if you see so many peeps here opposing your theory, then maybe, juuuuust maybe, it is you who is wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I am hoping for them to lean in on vrykul and trolls to diversify things. Dragons will be more than three years behind so I won't mind them at all. But yeah, I just don't get the Nerubian thing. The Qiraji are probably the least explored aqir culture, they look very cool and have amazing diversity in form (and their silithid servants also have great diversity) and they'd feel more natural given how close they'd be. I am sure the Nerubians in TWW will be interesting but that will take the hype away from Azjol'nerub and I've wanted to see that place for so long for it to effectively become a copy of its own copy.
    I really want to believe the reason is the Humanoid Nerubian. They have a lot of work done on them so far, and they wouldn't have the dev time to do them and prep them for playability if they didn't add them into TWW before, say, TLT.

    I would have loved Qiraji but they simply aren't as popular as Nerubians, so I think they just had to choose one playable Aqir race to focus on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    In general, reception of Holly as executive producer has been very positive. She even admitted that they overdid with Plunderstorm "wait and see" secrecy.
    Yeah and her comments around Cata Classic also come to mind. It's refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    Maybe one of the bigger mechs? Within recent trends I'm guessing it'll be unique to KSM.
    I think it'll be one model (hopefully flying this time) that they can radically change the theme of each season like the Armoredon. I don't see a mount like that yet, but I think it would be telling if there's only ONE mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username993720 View Post
    Jesus christ, am i the only one seeing this? He's an obvious tribute to a progressive developer.
    Ya it’s just you as your ignoring the lore of his parants and what that would produce just hate on some “progressive dev” that you just made up in your mind and doesn’t actually exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by username993720 View Post
    No, because he looks like a self-inert, like many of the Dracthy visage forms. Nothing about him says dwarf other than the color of his skin and big nose.

    Even "scholarly" classes like the Mage and Warlock mostly originate from the Dark Irons, who are focused on fiery magic. Does this kid looks like he's going to incinerate anyone?
    Dark Irons have a lot of shadow priests, also his parents are both priests; so he looks like the dwarf version of young Anduin, another priest. Adding characterization to a functionally new alliance character to act as a parallel to Anduin's dark angsty present self seems like a no-brainer for this current storyline; not someone making a self-insert.

    (Although on a side note, Anduin's angst arc is so unprecedented. Maybe if he actually did dark stuff while he was dominated I'd be narratively earned, but he didn't. He didn't even kill anybody while dominated.)
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  12. #67832
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    I really want to believe the reason is the Humanoid Nerubian. They have a lot of work done on them so far, and they wouldn't have the dev time to do them and prep them for playability if they didn't add them into TWW before, say, TLT.

    I would have loved Qiraji but they simply aren't as popular as Nerubians, so I think they just had to choose one playable Aqir race to focus on.
    Bee girls are more popular than spider girls. There, I said it. Battleguards would get the weird nerds so much better than discount Lolth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Bee girls are more popular than spider girls. There, I said it. Battleguards would get the weird nerds so much better than discount Lolth.
    I think they may want to avoid the arabian culture stuff with Qiraji. And Nerubians are propped up by WC3 and Wrath boomers so they win, sadly.

    I was thinking a Qiraji patch may happen when we still looked to be going under the Sword, but it is looking incredibly unlikely now with the pivot to Elun'ahir wackiness (and 11.1 being, supposedly, Undermine) that will have to be addressed in a patch, likely the last one.

  14. #67834
    Are the War Within Alpha videos voiced by Roger Craigh Smith (Sonic) or am I going crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    (Although on a side note, Anduin's angst arc is so unprecedented. Maybe if he actually did dark stuff while he was dominated I'd be narratively earned, but he didn't. He didn't even kill anybody while dominated.)
    Yeah I still think that if they wanted to go that hard on Anduin's arc, they should have made him do something darker. Like, kill Bolvar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    I think they may want to avoid the arabian culture stuff with Qiraji. And Nerubians are propped up by WC3 and Wrath boomers so they win, sadly.

    I was thinking a Qiraji patch may happen when we still looked to be going under the Sword, but it is looking incredibly unlikely now with the pivot to Elun'ahir wackiness (and 11.1 being, supposedly, Undermine).
    Seems so silly to me that they just seeded Elun'ahir as a concept and they might be using it immediately. Keep some things for later. Plot hooks are not meant to be used so fast. That said, I've seen the TWW world map and there is a very obvious large zone between Hallowfall and the spider place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    In general, reception of Holly as executive producer has been very positive. She even admitted that they overdid with Plunderstorm "wait and see" secrecy.
    I think it was pretty neutral until Blizzard "leaked" sub numbers and narrative that no one play wow anymore is dead outside diehard doomsayers.

    Obviously they teased Plunderstorm too much, but I think revealing it without PTR would be even worse. By the time it come it would be mocked by everyone as WoW's Fortnite. So correct choice is to simply release PTR for every gameplay feature, especially experimental ones.

  17. #67837
    I freaking love the jungles of Zuldazar. Off-topic, but the idea of a jungle like that, the size of a modern zone like the ones in DF and TWW...

    One can always hope there's a big rain forest of sorts where the Amani live, come Midnight. But it's pretty far north, unless Blizzard invents a new island or something to the southeast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Seems so silly to me that they just seeded Elun'ahir as a concept and they might be using it immediately. Keep some things for later. Plot hooks are not meant to be used so fast. That said, I've seen the TWW world map and there is a very obvious large zone between Hallowfall and the spider place.
    Yeah... and the Harronir and the roots are AK (spider place).

    So it's probably 11.1 Undermine and 11.2 Elun'ahir. But I do wonder if it's something less obvious because Elun'ahir zone sounds a LOT like Emerald Dream.

  19. #67839
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    Yeah... and the Harronir and the roots are AK (spider place).

    So it's probably 11.1 Undermine and 11.2 Elun'ahir. But I do wonder if it's something less obvious because Elun'ahir zone sounds a LOT like Emerald Dream.
    Eh, one of the zones will obviously be the core of the planet. And I am not sure Undermine will be a zone. I think the datamining was about assets named goblinraid right? so it could be just an instanced area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxje98 View Post
    Is there like a site where we can see the whole map? Like we could on Marlamins site?
    Pretty curious to look at those
    Haven't found a site that lets us pan and zoom the map ourself but Nobbel's first alpha vid has the map including zooming in to each zone's map.

    Link: https://youtu.be/LloUhgrpxlY?t=316

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