I always liked the Shaman Chain Lightning animation, and Blizz really upped the lightning theme in Legion!
I started my Blood Elf alt today, and the opening narration has been updated to be post-TBC. It mainly talks about the Sunwell being purified now because of M'uru, and Kael being dead.The entire rest of the zone is set during the beginning of TBC where Kael is alive and the playable Blood Elves don't know he's crazy yet. The very first NPC talks about getting ready to go to Outland to meet up with him. Two seconds into the game, in the starting area for what is probably the most popular race, new players are already confused.That experience with the lore will only get worse and worse. While they're in Eversong and Ghostlands they'll be in TBC era. When they leave for Hillsbrad or wherever they end up, they'll suddenly be in Cataclysm and everything will be about Deathwing and this giant natural disaster that somehow nobody has mentioned to them until now. They will probably be introduced to Garrosh as the warchief through Cataclysm quests, but if they go to Orgrimmar they'll see Vol'jin and be confused again. Then they'll get to Outland and if they somehow haven't given up on knowing what's going on and actually want to do the quests, they'll see a billion references to THRALL being the warchief, and everything's about how Kael's not dead again. If you account for Legion in the mix there might even be ANOTHER warchief according to rumors.All of these things are fine if the new player has some friend telling them what time period they're in but the game makes no effort whatsoever to tell the player when they're being yanked around in the timeline.I agree that it's more important right now to fix the endgame to stop the bleeding as far as subs go, but the new player experience needs to be overhauled like REALLY soon.
With Grommash now at "peace" with the rest of Draenor, we should be able to "recruit" the brown orcs of alternate Draenor to the Horde. This meaning we can make our Orcs brown-skinned.The Dwarves have made peace with the Iron Dwarves and the council contains both Iron Dwarves, Bronzebeard Dwarves AND Wildhammer Dwarves, so Dwarves should be able to have tattoos or dark skin as a customization. There are more like these, but these were just the ones I could think of. Really think this should be implemented in the game.
Today I was getting nostalgic about some of the good times I've had in games, and realized a lot of these moments were in WoW. So I was curious about what other cool stuff people have done that was super memorable.I'll start with the most awesome thing I've done in WoW:Back when WoTLK launched, I switched my main to an Undead Death Knight. I got up to the Zangarmarsh quests and was doing my thing, running across the water above Coilfang Reservoir when out of the sky comes some rogue on his mount at me. I dismount, turn off path of frost and dive under the water, trying to hide from this guy but he found me and I kept swimming further and further under as he chased me, until we go pretty deep down. I think about 2 minutes passed by this point, because the rogue started trying to swim back the surface but I kept death gripping and icy chained him so he couldn't move very fast, holding him underwater. I don't think he even got halfway back up to the surface when he died.This is the first and only time I ever drowned someone in a game.
You see, april first they just have to announce Legion release date. Nothing else. Make it look like the usual release date announcements and everything.Everyone will think it's a shitty april fools joke.Never take it back, never say anything about it being a joke or not, just actually release that day.