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The Lost Codex BlizzCon 2018 Interview

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The Lost Codex interviewed Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi and Technical Director Patrick Dawson at BlizzCon and here's a recap of the interview.

For all the latest news, check out our BlizzCon 2018 hub.

Interview Highlights

  • The Sethrak did not evolve from Trolls.
  • Achievements are tracked via criteria, events, states, and other variables.
  • The Drust have definite relations to the Vrykul. Seafaring Vryul clans would eventualy become the Drust.
  • Thros is an isolated part of a land of nightmares and death.
  • There's no pattern for Allied Races. They are chosen when they're contextually appropriate.
  • Whenever they invoke an Allied Race, it needs to support all animations and that's a limitation to some degree.
  • Kul Tiran Humans have a bunch of new animations to go along with them.
  • Afrasiabi agrees that Kul Tiran Humans should be able to have Mages as a playable class, but it's not his decision.
  • Choices need to matter otherwise they make things confusing. It's very hard to pull off in a MMORPG (Saurfang's Fate in 8.1 has an alternative ending). They need to pursue two narrative lines, but they're open to it.
  • People removing their shoulderpads to support Saurfang was a big moment for them to implement player choices in Tides of Vengeance.

You can watch the whole interview below.

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