World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth |OT2| Bless Your Heart

Sain

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Nov 13, 2017
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I'm very excited about T&E hosting the Q&A. I'm not actively subbed (attending BlizzCon, though), but I appreciate how positive they are about the game and their very rational approach to discussing WoW/Blizzard news. If nothing else, they always make me want to play WoW, which inevitably brings me back between sub lapses. Hope to meet them both at some point during the convention.
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Nov 11, 2017
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My biggest issue with them is what Ano mentioned earlier. During 8.0 and 8.1 (and I'm paraphrasing here) they were very dismissive of the playerbase's issues with BFA and how it was proceeding at the time. Essentially telling the players they were overreacting and it "wasn't that bad" and it came off super boot lick-y and I guess it worked considering their new hosting duties.
 

Rhaknar

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I hate Taliesin because he said Tinkers were 100% guaranteed.

That and because he is super obnoxious in a "smiley" way. And his wife is super obnoxious in a arrogant way.
 

Sain

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My biggest issue with them is what Ano mentioned earlier. During 8.0 and 8.1 (and I'm paraphrasing here) they were very dismissive of the playerbase's issues with BFA and how it was proceeding at the time. Essentially telling the players they were overreacting and it "wasn't that bad" and it came off super boot lick-y and I guess it worked considering their new hosting duties.
I certainly think that is a fair criticism. His/their enthusiasm can certainly seem like blind loyalty to the brand when things are at their worst. I dropped off for a while as soon as my guild killed Heroic G'huun in October 2018 primarily because the game was in a pretty bad state and at that time. Eventually though I kept watching their videos and saw that things were improving and came back in time to help my guild finish up Heroic BoD and stayed subbed until a few weeks after we finished up Heroic EP since I wanted to play some other games. I dunno, I just like how genuinely excited they get about WoW. It makes me want to play and see the game through the same lens that they do. Certainly not for everyone though.
 

Anoregon

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Hearthstone xpacs have more often than not had little bearing on what is going on in WoW, so I wouldn't read too much into that.
 

Anoregon

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Where there is smoke there is fire, and I think we have enough things coming together that pretty much make it likely that is what the next xpac is going to be.
There's definitely a lot of stuff leading us towards some kind of overall "Death" theme for the next expansion, but I'm still not entirely buying it being Northrend 2.0.
 
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There's definitely a lot of stuff leading us towards some kind of overall "Death" theme for the next expansion, but I'm still not entirely buying it being Northrend 2.0.
I don't think it has to necessarily be something based in Northrend to still be considered a "Lich King" expansion. I think Bolvar will be a major plot point and figure in the story they have coming but it doesn't have to be in Northrend, in fact I hope it has nothing to do with Northrend I don't really need to go back there.
 

Berordn

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Oct 26, 2017
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occam's razor wins at this point

sure, the whole thing could still be an elaborate hoax and it's absolutely not outside the realm of possibility that someone on the store team is having a lot of fun

but this is way too much smoke at this point. bring on my lich king 2
 

Anoregon

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I feel like the quality of the higher rez pic pretty much rules out it coming from any source other than Blizzard. I guess Bolvar is officially on the menu for Friday.
 

Finaj

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Oct 25, 2017
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I knew the Cinematic had to be real. There is way too much effort put into that for it to be fake.

EDIT: Should a new thread be made for it? It's technically completely unrelated to the Shadowlands leak.
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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I'm not interested in making another thread, tbh. This is the one I want to handle and the drive by posts are too annoying. Friday is already going to be bad enough.
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Well, that's going to happen no matter what and there's going to be a lot of it this coming weekend (not unwarranted, mind you).



Ah. Nevermind then.
There's plenty of reason to be angry and people are justified in it. However, there's threads for that specifically already and I feel that clogging up the new threads/OTs whatever with drive by posting does nothing to help the situation and derails what the threads were originally made for.
 

Z-Beat

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Oct 25, 2017
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they'd be smart to like.... reference this in a new cutscene. Like a Sylvanas/Bolvar version of the Guldan/Illidan Legion prelaunch scene
They should walk out onstage and be like "We know you guys are upset, but we planned for this" then a big prop frozen throne with "In case of emergency" gets rolled out and they break it open for the trailer to play

They will, and then Sylvanas kills him.

#Lichqueen
"We said she wouldn't be Garrosh 2.0. We never said anything about Arthas 2.0"
 
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Milo Rambaldi

Milo Rambaldi

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Go ahead and get it out of your system e.g. dogpile me but I still don't think they're taking Sylvanas down the villain road

there's gonna be some justification, words and deeds tweet, something that's like "AHA! WE TrIcKeD you!!!"

No lich queen. please don't ruin one of your more interesting characters.
 

Hixx

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Oct 25, 2017
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Someone changing "onyxia" to "bolvar" in a URL and hitting the jackpot is absolutely fucking hilarious
 

Jag

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Oct 26, 2017
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Best thing about this is Milo changed his avatar. Sorry bud, that Sylvanas one really freaked me out.