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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Bambu » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:29 pm

Theory: The Mechanowolf is blue because Alliance and Cobra is red because Horde.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Wain » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 pm

You could be right with the colour theory. I mean, it’s still just luck that there was a red and a blue unused skin in an appropriate family, but maybe that’s what guided their choices.

Btw, I assume Mechagnomes will be able to tame mechanicals without training it, but I haven’t confirmed that yet.
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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Equeon » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Of course the Horde get fox people and Alliance get another gnome! I was still holding out for Sethrak...

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm

At least the Alliance got a good race. Poor Horde got creepy little furry goblins that exist purely on memes and one director's weird interests. Boomer Mechagnomes get awesome racials, a crazy cool mount, and decent heritage armor, not to mention the extremely lewd sexual innuendos they have with their flirts. On the other hand, Vulpera have only one good racial, the rare drop hyena mount with an ugly canopy, boring heritage armor that looks like quest gear (real shame, could've been neat desert gear instead), and they do that stupid dance from WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY. You can tell they put way more effort into making Mechagnomes fun while they just threw Vulpera together to appease a tiny group. The only flaw with Mechagnomes is that they're not actual Mechagnomes, but manlet and womanlet cyborgs.

Also, I can't get enough of that Mirror Image racial. It's so ridiculously useful on a Hunter or Warrior.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Silivren » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:25 pm

WerebearGuy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm
At least the Alliance got a good race. Poor Horde got creepy little furry goblins that exist purely on memes and one director's weird interests. Boomer Mechagnomes get awesome racials, a crazy cool mount, and decent heritage armor, not to mention the extremely lewd sexual innuendos they have with their flirts. On the other hand, Vulpera have only one good racial, the rare drop hyena mount with an ugly canopy, boring heritage armor that looks like quest gear (real shame, could've been neat desert gear instead), and they do that stupid dance from WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY. You can tell they put way more effort into making Mechagnomes fun while they just threw Vulpera together to appease a tiny group. The only flaw with Mechagnomes is that they're not actual Mechagnomes, but manlet and womanlet cyborgs.

Also, I can't get enough of that Mirror Image racial. It's so ridiculously useful on a Hunter or Warrior.
Just cause you don't like the vulpera doesn't mean many others, myself included, aren't super hyped for them. I don't care for the mechagnomes but you don't see me going on a rude tirade about how "bad" they are, cause they're not they just aren't my cup of tea.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Tårnfalk » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:46 pm

I like Vulperas too

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Boven » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:18 am

WerebearGuy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm
At least the Alliance got a good race. Poor Horde got creepy little furry goblins that exist purely on memes and one director's weird interests. Boomer Mechagnomes get awesome racials, a crazy cool mount, and decent heritage armor, not to mention the extremely lewd sexual innuendos they have with their flirts. On the other hand, Vulpera have only one good racial, the rare drop hyena mount with an ugly canopy, boring heritage armor that looks like quest gear (real shame, could've been neat desert gear instead), and they do that stupid dance from WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY. You can tell they put way more effort into making Mechagnomes fun while they just threw Vulpera together to appease a tiny group. The only flaw with Mechagnomes is that they're not actual Mechagnomes, but manlet and womanlet cyborgs.

Also, I can't get enough of that Mirror Image racial. It's so ridiculously useful on a Hunter or Warrior.
Dang. That's really not very nice :(

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Qraljar » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:53 pm

It's funny because there's more of a consensus that Vulpera are a better race than Mechagnomes other than if we're talking racials (which might be nerfed before they hit live, mind you)
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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:01 pm

https://www.wowhead.com/news=295582/pat ... a-li-sandy
Three new mounts; a white-brown Cloud Serpent (for those of us that didn't pvp our butts off in the past), blue version of Ji-Kun to match the tameable blue version, and another recolor of the amazing nightsaber remodel. Not so keen on the nightsaber's color, but oh man I want that cloud serpent.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Qraljar » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:51 pm

Please for the love of God, Blizzard, take this opportunity to add in a Qiraji Battle Tank mount or an Aqir creature based on that model/structure.
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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Bowno » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:39 pm

I wish they'd stop using that new Nightsaber model.
Or at least NOT use it when they update the old NE mounts.
It's face is wrong and it really bugs me LOL

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Lupen202 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:34 am

Bowno wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:39 pm
I wish they'd stop using that new Nightsaber model.
Or at least NOT use it when they update the old NE mounts.
It's face is wrong and it really bugs me LOL
Yeahhh I still see rat. :/

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Valnaaros » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:15 pm

Four DK swords were datamined today. They are the same item level as the ones DKs receive in the starting area. Three of the swords represent current DK specs, with the fourth representing fire. This, along with the allied race and Pandaren DK skins datamined last week, potentially suggests that we'll be returning to Northrend in the next xpac and that we may be getting a fourth spec.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Tårnfalk » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:19 am

I always liked northrend so I am looking forward to the next xpac. .Any leaks to when we get it?

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:33 pm

Assuming it is hints towards an expac and not just a feature of 8.3, then we probably won’t see the xpac till Summer of next year. 8.3 will probably release late November, early December.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:04 am

Two cutscenes datamined and uploaded. If it isn't obvious, these are unfinished SPOILERS.
https://www.wowhead.com/news=295770/nya ... e-spoilers
https://www.wowhead.com/news=295771/wra ... e-spoilers

The first one is painfully generic. Thankfully it's just a very early look, and hopefully that isn't how it actually ends. It feels really cheap, and lacks impact. Wrathion one isn't much to look at, but it's his first canon appearance in his dragon form so far, excluding all the times we saw him as a whelp of course. Shame we have to kill him (or just beat the stupid out of him like we do for Kalecgos in the Sunwell).

EDIT: Oh wait, that's totally the ending of Dragon Soul, but with you instead of Thrall. I want to say it's a calback or homage, but it's too generic. N'zoth deserved better.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:48 am

I’ll post regarding Wrathion in the Story Thread.

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Wain » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:36 am

So far I'm a little confused as to the design behind the Corrupted gear system. There seem to be a lot of very average benefits, at the cost of a range of annoying corruption effects. And I find that one of them - an effect that impedes your movement speed - can be psychologically more infuriating than any that cause you direct harm. I know it'd drive me crazy, and there's no bonus the item could offer that would convince me to put up with it. I know the system is just an experiment, but so far I can't see what the designers expect to learn from it or why they opted for this experiment over any other idea. This transition from Titanforging to Corrupted reminds me a bit of the mission board system evolution in BfA - players were tired of mission boards, but rather than replace them with something different, some designer thought "what the game needs is to make them more convoluted!".

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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:11 am

RP-wise I am totally Team Old God, but I just don't see myself equipping any gear that will give me corruption debuffs. So the new mechanic will be juggling our corruption levels?
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Re: 8.3 PTR General Content

Unread post by Tårnfalk » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:56 am

Wain wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:36 am
So far I'm a little confused as to the design behind the Corrupted gear system. There seem to be a lot of very average benefits, at the cost of a range of annoying corruption effects. And I find that one of them - an effect that impedes your movement speed - can be psychologically more infuriating than any that cause you direct harm. I know it'd drive me crazy, and there's no bonus the item could offer that would convince me to put up with it. I know the system is just an experiment, but so far I can't see what the designers expect to learn from it or why they opted for this experiment over any other idea. This transition from Titanforging to Corrupted reminds me a bit of the mission board system evolution in BfA - players were tired of mission boards, but rather than replace them with something different, some designer thought "what the game needs is to make them more convoluted!".

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this.. i dont get the new system at all..

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