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Old 11-03-2017, 10:20 AM
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Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Battle for Azeroth - The Official Thread

Welcome to the official thread for WOW's 7th expansion!
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:18 PM
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:18 PM
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Welp, looks like Blizzard's gone full on night elf snuff porn again.

As always.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:22 PM
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ZANDALARI, PLAYABLE AND ALLIED WITH THE HORDE

NO MORE TROLL GENOCIDE

Kellick, where you at?! WITNESS THIS GLORIOUS MOMENT WITH ME!
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:24 PM
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Omfg if Azshara doesn't steal this xpack halfway through i'm gonna be pissed.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:28 PM
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I can't handle this! Zandalari? I'm dead.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:28 PM
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Meh trailer

Very good cinematic.

Official site is up: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth

Two COntinents: Zandalar and Kul Tiras

6 "Allied Races":
* Dark Iron, Lightforged, Void Elves
* Zandalari, Highmountain, Nightborne
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:33 PM
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Man the Alliance kind of got shafted on the races... I guess the Voidelves have a newish model, but the Yellowed Eyed Draenei and the Darkirons are pretty boring. Both the Light Draenei and the Elves are kind of an asspull if you ask me, they haven't been around long enough. Especially compared to the unique models that Nightborne and Zandalar trolls have and the time taken establishing all three of the Horde's races.

Not the sub races I'd have wanted. The fact that you have to literally do quests with a main just to fucking unlock the ability to create a new character AND THEN have to complete the full leveling experience from 1 to 120 to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set for that race is quite frankly bullshit of an extreme proportion. That's basically not even content at that point, just another chore.

The Titanic Might thing makes me wonder if it's going to work like the Legendary Weapon systems. Given that they are putting less effort into leveling armor models in Legion I can't help but wonder if slowly evolving armor with raid unlocks and what not is the next course. Sort of a jump in logic but the wording looks that way with the whole Heart of Azeroth thing.

I like that we basically get a Horde Island (I refuse to call them continents) and an Alliance one which should prove to have faction unique leveling experiences. The other islands all look kind of bland. Although I will say some of the weird "The Old Ways" druid stuff in Kul'Tiras looks interesting, pirate Vrykul look rad as well. They should have been a subrace though since the Alliance races are totally disconnected from the story and zone...

All and all, it's sort of good that we are ramping down because the stories epic scale was getting a little insane. It's odd that Argus doesn't have any real focus after being shown, it's odder still we are getting this whole full scale Lordaeron assault as our launching point for the story. I mean, I get it... but everything just seems so totally scaled back and disjointed that it's sort of hard to get excited about it. Theres no big bad reveal, no reveal in the cinematic of the new zones... other than the same old faction conflict story. They better really bring something to the table with this because it's hard to get hyped even if it is likely best to take a breather from the power scale issues the game was starting to get.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:54 PM
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that classic announcement has me like:



Expansion looks good too.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:55 PM
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Hi guys I was at the dentist and got a massive erection about an hour ago that still hasn't gone away
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:59 PM
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Another expansion around faction bullshit pretty much means that George Lucas has a greater ability to learn from feedback than Blizzard does.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:02 PM
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While I believe the point of missing external threats to be bullshit with N'zoth and Azshara around I like the new zones and Zandalari.

Is it just me or were there no blood elves in the defense of UC? The bowmen look like Dark Rangers to me.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:04 PM
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Good cinematic and trailer.

I'll inevitably be disappointed with all the Alliance losses (poor night elves, but at least those Cenarions got what was coming to them), but for the moment the hype is real!

Shame about no ethereal bifactional race like the pandaren. They'd totally work well as mercenaries and whatever.

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Old 11-03-2017, 01:12 PM
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Haha. I stopped playing WoW months ago and stopped coming here as well but the moment i saw the trailer, I knew Fojar would eb ranting about it.

Wonder what this means for the Blood elves. Apparently the Eastern Kingdoms is going Ally while Kalimdor is going Horde.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:15 PM
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So, do you believe that Quel'thalas has or will have another civil war with Lor'themar chased away? I mean, the factions do supposedly totally control their continents now.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:22 PM
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We'll have to wait for the details (from the novel I guess), but right now it makes no sense for the Horde to be able to not only conquer the rest of Kalimdor, but also burn down Teldrassil.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:32 PM
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I am SO glad you are still on these forums to see this day. You of all people deserve it.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:36 PM
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I'm disappointed about Azshara being offed in some starter raid and also still no mention of updated worgen/goblin whose models are now older than the vanilla models were.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:39 PM
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We'll have to wait for the details (from the novel I guess), but right now it makes no sense for the Horde to be able to not only conquer the rest of Kalimdor, but also burn down Teldrassil.
the azerite empowers the factions, and the storyline is about how the factions wants to use the azerite (azeroths blood basically) for more power, while magni wants the faction to work together.

I wonder what khadgars role in all this will be.

Probably be on alliance side.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:41 PM
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ANDUIN YES!

TELDRASSIL NO!


I'm looking forward to seeing how this all plays out. Also wtf are void elves?

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Old 11-03-2017, 01:46 PM
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Well, looks like it's suicide again for old me
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:48 PM
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I'm very disappointed the Horde starting "continent" isn't Kezan instead of Zandalar. The Zandalari joining the Horde doesn't make any sense after all we've gone through, they should have stayed neutral. The "allied race" should have been forest trolls instead or whatever.

Also, pretty bullshit it's a faction war expansion, too. Stinks nothing's gonna happen, and if it does (Azshara) it will be downplayed to hell, like the Y'Shaarj in Mists of Pandaria.

The selection of allied races is kinda terrible too. In my opinion, this would have been far better:
  • Alliance: High elves, Stone dwarves, Broken draenei.
  • Horde: Berserker jungle trolls, Mok'nathal half-orc half-ogres, Darkfallen undead blood elves.
Of course, they would have special animations and models, and would be different enough just to not be shameless reskins. As for other subraces that aren't "different enough" to warrant such uniqueness, they should be made available through character customization (Wildhammer dwarves, Taunka, Blackrock orcs, Dark Iron dwarves, etc).

God damn it Blizzard, you lazy assholes.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:49 PM
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We'll have to wait for the details (from the novel I guess), but right now it makes no sense for the Horde to be able to not only conquer the rest of Kalimdor, but also burn down Teldrassil.
It makes sense when you consider they were nerfed in the transition from WC3 to WoW.
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3) You can't leave the game.

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Old 11-03-2017, 01:53 PM
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Azeroth: "I'm dying you guys"
Alliance: "Fur die Alliance!"
Horde: "Fur de Horrrrrd!"
Magni: *facepalms*
Azeroth: *dies*

Zandalari: "We be dieing, mon!"
Alliance: "Fur die Alliance!"
Horde: "Fur de Horrrrrd!"
Zandalari: *die*
Zandalari Ghosts: "Fuck ye, mon."

Kul Tirans: "Yarrr, we are dieing!"
Alliance: "Fur die Alliance!"
Horde: "Fur de Horrrrrrd!"
Kul Tirans: what
N'zoth: lol
Azshara: rofl
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:54 PM
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Anduin the Reclaimer finally fulfilling Stormwind's debt to Terenas from so many years ago
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