Dec 31st 2011 8:46PM I'd love one!
Aug 23rd 2011 1:44PM Or they simply could be going for an alternative model:
Patches add only content
Expansions add features
Changing that model will be a simple way to allow them to slowly add features to the game (either in terms of things like mogging and void storage or new classes, races, and profs) and stop trying to do everything in a single patch.
No doubt it gives them more money every time they push an expac out the door, but I'm not sure that its fair to assume that its simply a money grab. They could be very reasonable structuring (as above) and/or design descisions (changing the theme of the content, I.E. Arthas, Deathwing, etc) behind the change.
Aug 16th 2011 12:37PM @Matt
FYI, Funcom did a similiar thing with Anarchy Online, about 4 years ealier. They also included an optional system, when you accepted the 'mission'/quest to the instance you can choose the ratio between gold, exp, and rep you'd earn for completing the instance.
Funcom would also have the similiar problem, where you'd enter you mission via cave in the middle of nowhere and the interior would be all high tech or enter in a city and the instance would look like a cave.
It... was not... done well.
However, that doesn't change the fact, that adding a nice gameplay feature like that could, in fact, revolitionize how many people choose to play Warcraft.
Jun 8th 2011 9:54AM a legal issue with the source of Flintlocke's comic (the source material) - most likely the legal department is trying to help the designers walk the fine line between homage and "ripping off" the comic.
May 2nd 2011 11:58AM I have a question about the new drake mounts for cata...
What flight are they from? I understand the lore behind the proto drakes, but are the new Drakes of Wind, and the Stone Drakes... not actually dragons at all, but simply elementals in the form of drakes?
Apr 8th 2011 12:56PM Are there factions related for every type of class in the game? I understand that we've seend a lot of them, for example:
Mages: the Violet Eye, Dal
Shammies: Earthen Ring
Druids: Cenarian Circle, Cen. Exp.
DK's: Ebon Blade
Pallies: Argent Crusade
Rogues: Ravenholdt (for allies only?)
But are there cross-faction coteries, cabals, circles, or what-have-you for each of the classes? It seems like if any class has one, it would be warlocks, but what about hunters, priests, and warriors?
Do you think we'll see more in future expansions?
Apr 8th 2011 12:50PM Yes,
There's an official answer, every time someone asks, they push it back an expansion. Its been done for months now, but along with new textures for the original races, they have a release date of "soon" (TM) just to spite people that keep asking the same annoying questions over and over again.
Mar 27th 2011 8:45PM In the "_____ of the Dragon" books, whenever she does appear in human form, she is burned as well.
For whatever that's worth, but I would imagine that your reasoning is right, it really only seems like in Wrath and Cata do models really get obviously unique textures for mid level npc's