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9-09-2009 @ 4:05PM
Regarding the underwater thing, blizzard has said they 'Dont want it to be annoying' to operate underwater. It will be interesting to see how they do this, whether its by giving us items with swim speed increases, or the ability to breathe underwater in certain areas, possibly delivered through 'airated water' or gills :PIt will be interesting to see, because currently for most classes, fighting underwater is annoying :)
9-09-2009 @ 4:22PM
I would like it if they increased the swim speed... that would be nice
9-09-2009 @ 4:34PM
3 questions for the queue:1. Doesn't it seem like the Horde is getting a lot more love, zone-wise, in Cataclysm? From what we we know so far, Orgrimmar is being razed and rebuilt, Undercity is being rebuilt to accommodate flying mounts. The Horde is taking over Southshore as well as Ashenvale. Barrens, a traditionally Horde zone, is being split in two, and Azshara is being re-purposed for low level Hordies. And what does the Alliance get? Worgen? I know they're pretty cool, but still.2. Back in the Burning Crusade era, one of your columnists (I forget who) mentioned that he and his wife had a surefire money making scheme on the AH, using vendor-bought and easily obtainable materials, to make an obscene amount of gold, but he refused to reveal his secret. Now that the BC era is over, care to clue us in?3. I love the mobile app, and use it every day. However, when an article is separated into multiple pages, every page after the first page leaves the mobile site and goes to the regular wow.com site, which comes with lots of loading and formatting issues. Is there any way that this can be addressed?
9-09-2009 @ 4:46PM
alliance is getting things too theyre just not mentioning it like the alliance is burning down camp T in the barrens and building a towerbut then again its kind of expected for the horde to do more attacking if its true garrosh is taking over
9-09-2009 @ 4:47PM
We do know that at least Stormwind will be overhauled, but most capitals will need it since they have to support flying mounts. I also took the new zones differently, I think they are replacement since the Horde will be losing half of the barrens. The barrens is huge and currently functions as the leveling zone for 3 of the Horde factions, they needed to re-purpose other zones for lost land. I am fairly confident the high level section of Barrens will be available to both faction so the status quo should be fairly equal.
9-09-2009 @ 5:18PM
@B,I can address your 1. Back in beta, players complained that Blizzard spent comparatively less time developing Horde "starting areas" (including Orgrimmar). It was suggested that this be made-up at some point.Seriously, compare the initial experience of an orc or a tauren to the starting experience of a human or even a dwarf (say, levels 1-29) and in terms of smoothness and seamlessness it just doesn't compare. There's a reason why so many Horde players rush their characters to the blood elf starting zone.
9-09-2009 @ 5:29PM
"what does alliance get?"Oh shush. Like dog park.. err.. worgen district isnt enough. You got loads and loads of stuff in Wotlk already. I know, I play both sides.
9-09-2009 @ 5:32PM
@tim To be fair to the starting zones, all the new starting zones are so much better than the old ones (blood elf, draeni, and death knights)
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