Oct 15th 2010 10:49AM We already have a physical based tanking hero class. What we need now is a magic-based, dps and healing class. That would be Guardian, ladies and gentleman. Remember Aegwynn, Medivh? Commissioned by the Order of Tirisfal. After Azeroth has defeated Deathwing/The Old Gods, there's some other threat on the horizon, I suspect it will be Sargeras himself this time. So the Order, instead of having just one Guardian, they decide to train a bunch. Why have just one when you could have an army? Besides, no matter who the next expansion villain is, it will make sense to train an army of Guardians due to the fact they have to keep upping the ante in terms of whats at stake. The threat will have to become greater and greater as we defeat more and more enemies, just to keep things interesting. Mechanic wise, I imagine it to be something like a Discipline priest and a mage combined, that uses a new resource system, possibly similar to runes or holy power, or even energy. Get on this, Blizzard.
Oct 14th 2010 10:19AM I liked realm-first titles for heroics, not normal versions. Sure they might create some drama in guild, but that doesn't change the fact that the people who are there on the night of the first kill and got the title worked their asses off to get it. Even if it is your first night of attempts on that boss and you get the title, you can't really carry people at that level of difficulty. All of those who still manage to wipe on ToGC know that. I don't see why, if you're willing to grant an achievement for something this difficult, you wouldn't be willing to grant a title.
Oct 12th 2010 10:00AM As a mage, here's what I want to know:
Did they finally fix ignite? First it was rolling, which was awesome, then it was munching, which was not.
So did they finally fix it? Or blink? GAH.
I am glad to be taking Dragon's Breath again.
Oct 7th 2010 6:59PM I gotta say. I was planning to reroll new characters on both horde and alliance sides for cataclysm. For the horde side I have been planning to roll a shaman, and from everything I've been reading, and what I've seen on the PTR, it looks like this might be my new #2 alt.
Oct 7th 2010 4:12PM Mmmm...cutscenes...I can't get enough of them.
Oct 6th 2010 1:11PM I am pretty much obsessed with WoW lore, and have basically found myself posting all the time in the Story forums. All my posts end up being TL;DR, so I decided to start a blog discussing WoW lore and possibly some RP stuff. What is a good way to get people looking at it?
Sep 30th 2010 4:15PM One word:
Awesome visuals, amazing music, incredible storytelling...so many storylines converging into one zone. And of course we cannot forget the crown jewel: Wrathgate and the Battle for the Undercity.
Simply amazing art direction, creative development and game design. That zone made WotLK for me.
Sep 21st 2010 11:25AM Also, in light of my TFH theory that the next expansion will see Sargeras and the Titans return and throwdown, there will be a new hero class: Guardian.
There will be a 4th invasion of the Legion, and Med'an, who is the current Guardian of Tirisfal will not be enough. We're gonna need a bigger boat. So the Order of Tirisfal will expand its ranks to bring in more Guardians. And this will be a casting/healing hybrid hero class, since we already have a melee/tanking hero class.
Sep 21st 2010 11:13AM What are we in for in the future? Here's my TFH theory. In 4.x, the Titans are watching to see how Deathwing and the Old Gods' story lines play out, and we'll be successful against them. Then in patch 5.0, we will see the return of the Titans for a final showdown with Sargeras.
There was the Know Your Lore post about Velen, wherein it is detailed how he is keeping the draenei on Azeroth because he believes that it will be the stage for the ultimate showdown between the Light and darkness.
I believe that Deathwing will not be the final boss of this expansion. I think some Old God or group of Old Gods will. Why? Look at Burning Crusade. Illidan was the face of that xpac, and that face was plastered all over pretty much every promotion and piece of artwork. Who was the final boss of that game? Kil'jaeden, the lord of the Burning Legion. Illidan was just a pawn, perhaps a pawn gone rogue, but his defeat was not the climax of the narrative, an attempted third invasion of the Legion on Azeroth was.
Likewise, Deathwing is extremely powerful and he will be a formidable enemy. But since the very inception of his troublemaking, he has been a pawn of the Old Gods. His madness, and the Dragon/Demon Soul was a result of their whisperings. And then we have the Twilight cult unearthing Old Gods and worshipping them, we had so many revelations about them in Ulduar. And it seems like all the time we are hearing more and more about the crazy kinds of things the Old Gods are making people get up to. I feel confident that just like with Illidan, we'll defeat Deathwing in 4.x, and then surprise, in patch 4.x+1, we'll have to defeat the Old Gods themselves.
Now what does this have to do with Velen, or patch 5.0? Think about how the progression of storylines. Classic WoW elaborated on all the previous Warcraft storylines, and introduced some new ones. We had to fight demons (pretty much everywhere), Scourge (old Naxx), black dragons (UBRS, BWL), and Old Gods (AQ, MC to a certain extent). Then in BC, we saw the history of the Legion's invasion, and dealt it the biggest blow it could possibly receive- the vanquishing of their master yet again. Legion dealt with. In WotLK, we finally destroyed (or at least, defeated and contained) the Scourge. So what's left? The Black Dragonflight, elemental lords, and the Old Gods. (There is also the trolls with ZA and ZG, DTK and GD, but to my knowledge those have always been sort of digressions to the main plotline of each expansion). But the Black Dragonflight and elemental lords are really just pawns of the Old God, whether they like to think so or not.
Then we have the fact that Algalon, who works for the Titans, was gonna reset Azeroth because Loken died, which was supposed to be the cue that the Old Gods had corrupted Azeroth too deeply. But we stopped him. He'd never in so many millennia seen this phenomenon. Something is weird about this planet to the Titans. Twice they were going to destroy it because of the Old Gods, but then didn't.
Now look at the big picture and how Azeroth fits into it. The Titans created Azeroth, and Sargeras goes rogue, and starts obliterating anything they can create. He's done this on countless worlds, corrupted or slaughtered innumerable beings. Sargeras's forces try for yet a third time in BC to take over Azeroth and we defeat them. This time before they can even get started. Now look at the Old Gods. The Know Your Lore said the Titans don't seem particularly impressed by them, but aren't willing to destroy them if it means Azeroth's destruction. And here we are, the denizens of the planet, killing them in AQ and Ulduar (if they're really dead). If the final boss of the Arcatraz is to be believed, the Old Gods exist elsewhere in the universe, and it's not clear how they got to be on Azeroth in the first place. So in my mind, the Titans have these two cosmic conflicts going on against the Legion and the Old Gods. The former they are always bothered by, and the latter, they kind of are annoyed with but don't know what to do about it. And at the opening of Cataclysm, this place Azeroth has stood up to both several times, to the delighted surprise of the Titans.
And here's where Velen's prophecy comes into play. Once we defeat them the Titans will realize that Azeroth was where they got things just right, and that this was the place that Sargeras could not destroy and he's coming back to finish the job. Velen's prophecy will be the final showdown between the Titans and the Burning Legion, and its going to take place on Azeroth. Assuming a 2 year xpac cycle, we'll be doing this in march of 2014.
Sep 20th 2010 5:06PM They look much more crazed and savage. I really like to play female characters but the old models for females were just too....well...furry-esque. I like the matted hair and blood crazed, sort of rabid look in the eyes. But not necessarily ugly. I think this is a good balance.