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on: August 13, 2013, 12:34:04 PM



Note 1: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=44566 (title)
Note 2: http://wowpedia.org/Dark_Below

(Or it might be the D3 expansion)
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 12:36:50 PM by Simond »

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Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 12:41:21 PM

Are you suggesting an expansion?  This post is pretty cryptic.

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Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 12:52:25 PM

A 100% underwater expansion is clearly what is needed.  awesome, for real

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Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 01:08:16 PM

Diablo expansion, not wow.

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Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 01:10:45 PM

Yeah, Azeroth's pretty tapped out at this point, after WotLK, Cata, and MoP.  With all the setup that they're doing regarding the Black Dragon prince, we're going back to Outland or somewhere else beyond.

Gotta be a Diablo xpack.

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Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 01:12:51 PM

Could be either. It's pretty unusual to be this far into a WoW expansion without knowing at least the name of the next one.

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Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 01:17:31 PM

True...the Dark Below could refer to the remaining Old God(s).  If that's the case, nuke this forum from orbit already.  We're done here.   why so serious?

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Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 01:31:57 PM

I thought it sounded like a D3 xpac, considering the time frame and content about items and currency.

D3's soulstone goes tumbling down from the Heavens, lands in the oceans. We travel to the island of something-something-something-DARKSIDE to investigate the corruption and possibly find out the fate of Imperius and his search for the fallen stone...

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Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 02:42:48 PM

It COULD be wow but I doubt it, we've already BEEN below azeroth, ain't shit there but fat rock women. They could just say that this is a different below but that just seems like it would retread the same territory.

Also didn't diablo's soulstone crash into earth and presumably somewhere underground?

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Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 02:46:57 PM

Well we did highlands, desert, tundra in terms of level types. I would think they could do a rainforest theme in the next one, on an island somewhere.

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Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 02:49:41 PM

It COULD be wow but I doubt it, we've already BEEN below azeroth, ain't shit there but fat rock women. They could just say that this is a different below but that just seems like it would retread the same territory.

Also didn't diablo's soulstone crash into earth and presumably somewhere underground?

The Dark Below that is already referenced in the game in WoW is underwater. Granted, Blizzard isn't known for their creative naming, but given that Ozumat exists, it seems more likely to be WoW-related than anything else. Hell it could be a card game expansion or something.

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Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 02:55:07 PM

It's an expansion of Krakens!

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Reply #12 on: August 13, 2013, 02:58:27 PM

Also they completely dropped the Neptulon arc they were going to make into an abyssal maw raid during Cata.

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Reply #13 on: August 13, 2013, 03:00:27 PM

When are they doing dreamland?
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Reply #14 on: August 13, 2013, 03:07:11 PM

When are they doing dreamland?

Never. They couldn't figure out a way to make it about the Old Gods, so Metzen can't script it.

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Reply #15 on: August 13, 2013, 03:10:07 PM

It's an expansion of Krakens!
"Zak McKraken: The AlienOld God Mindbenders".

Hey, the Mindbenders in WOW are already kraken-like creatures... don't need to work too hard on this one.  awesome, for real

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Reply #16 on: August 13, 2013, 03:11:47 PM

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Reply #17 on: August 13, 2013, 03:22:04 PM

I figured this was pretty obviously the Diablo expansion.
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Reply #18 on: August 13, 2013, 03:30:09 PM

I figured this was pretty obviously the Diablo expansion.

That's what I thought too, but then Ingmar had to come all in here and drop an obscure underwater Kraken reference. No I'm confused again.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #19 on: August 13, 2013, 03:58:12 PM

When are they doing dreamland?

Never. They couldn't figure out a way to make it about the Old Gods, so Metzen can't script it.


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Reply #20 on: August 13, 2013, 04:03:41 PM

Metzen didn't write that.  awesome, for real

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Reply #21 on: August 13, 2013, 04:39:48 PM

Could it be for a book? Having an expansion about the abyssal maw or whatever seems to be retreading a lot of cataclysm territory.

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Reply #22 on: August 13, 2013, 08:31:42 PM

I hope it's all underwater zones because everyone loved that underwater section of Cata. [/sarcasm]

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Reply #23 on: August 13, 2013, 08:34:35 PM

I thought they actually did a pretty good job with the underwater zones in Cata, and I'm not exactly WoW's biggest fan.

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Reply #24 on: August 13, 2013, 08:43:31 PM

They were as good as underwater zones could be, still sucked and avoid on all alts.

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Reply #25 on: August 13, 2013, 10:06:59 PM

I liked underwater land better than Hyjal.

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Reply #26 on: August 14, 2013, 12:36:46 AM

It would be a fitting expantion name if they decided to do something with Azshara and her old god master and crew, since they are the only remaining "below" area unexplored in existing WoW lore (assuming you discount that the Nerubian Empire was rumored to have intended to be a full zone in northrend with a full out nerubian raid that supposedly got scrapped).

You cant count Deepholm, because the elemental planes are technically seperate places from Azeroth (when Deathwing Burst out of deepholm in Cata, he effectively created a rift between the two worlds rather then simply bursting up out of a really big underround cave).

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Reply #27 on: August 14, 2013, 01:42:57 AM

Hopefully it's a Diablo 3 expansion that just adds a roguelike randomly generated dungeon (a bit like the first Diablo but more random) with the boss at the bottom  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #28 on: August 14, 2013, 02:24:48 AM

The problem I had with underwater zone was the same problem I had with all the Cataclysm zones: they were too fucking long.

Deepholm sucked most imo. Not sure why, but I fucking loathed that place.

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Reply #29 on: August 14, 2013, 03:06:50 AM

Well fuck.

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Diablo 3's next expansion is named "Reaper of Souls"?
Well we can definitely say the past few hours have been interesting. After uncovering the trademarking of The Dark Below yesterday, it looks like the teaser for the next Diablo 3 expansion just went live.

According to the official website "Reaper of Souls" is a trademark and linked to Diablo 3, with Gamescom coming up next week it wouldn't be surprising to see the expansion for Diablo 3 announced there.

More importantly, it rules out The Dark Below as the next Diablo 3 expansion and makes things a lot more interesting suddenly.

Thank god Wildstar and Hex are coming out.  I want off this Old God train.

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Reply #30 on: August 14, 2013, 04:42:54 AM

The problem I had with underwater zone was the same problem I had with all the Cataclysm zones: they were too fucking long.

Deepholm sucked most imo. Not sure why, but I fucking loathed that place.
Wasnt there something that was posted back during a Cata Deconstruction roundtable where they essentially admitted that Vashjir was intended to be multiple zones, and they just ended up cramming it all into one superzone because they couldnt get the multizone flow right or something like that?

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Reply #31 on: August 14, 2013, 07:55:52 AM

My guess is Blizzard intends to have us mop up all of the old gods, then have the titans or legion move in.

It'd make sense if offing all the old gods brought the titans back, because the game flat out tells you in WotLK in the Storm Peaks Yogg shit that the Titans could exterminate the Old Gods but because of either the Titan's methods or the Old Gods being so intwined with Azeroth it would kill the planet and ruin their experiment so they just put a cap on them and left.

We kill the old gods, discover that they are load-bearing bosses, and the Titans come back to reinitialize the world because we done broke it.

Fits with all of the lolore so far. The thing is though: aren't the Titans more powerful than the legion and Sargeras? I figured the Legion would be the big bad to end all big bads of the series.

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Reply #32 on: August 14, 2013, 10:00:27 AM

I hope it's all underwater zones because everyone loved that underwater section of Cata. [/sarcasm]
Maybe they can outdo the underwater zones of DAoC!
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Reply #33 on: August 14, 2013, 10:17:45 AM

Cata underwater was the best underwater zone I've ever dealt with.  No breathing bullshit after the first 20 mins AND no delay in travel.

I decided long ago folks hate underwater only because of three things.  The first two I listed and were taken care of, the 3rd is you need 3-d situational awareness so you don't swim up in to mobs.  You typically can't fix that outside of putting everything in a cavern, but even the Cata zone didn't really have that problem after the forest segment.  You just never really realized it.

Besides, they have to give you SOME reason to still have that Seahorse in your mounts.

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Reply #34 on: August 14, 2013, 10:23:04 AM

I agree with Merusk.  I don't understand the Cata underwater hate...clearly they've not played underwater in other games  why so serious?

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