Jump to content
FORUMS
Starym

Metzen Tweets About Classic, Thrall and More

Recommended Posts

zuSXO1B.jpg
 

As we've seen, a whole lot of people are either returning to experiencing the origins of WoW all over again, and Chris Metzen, former Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development and creator/lore overseer of the Warcraft universe, (who left Blizzard 3 years ago, which you can read more about here) is one of them.

We hadn't heard from him in a while but it seems he dove into Classic and braved the queues, seemingly reigniting his love of the game, and definitely taking him back to the old days, as he's started tweeting about WoW a whole lot more.

In addition to a few direct tweets, he's also been interacting with players through replies and answering some lore questions as well:

And we also got this little gem about his BlizzCon opening ceremony speech performances:

We even got some Warcraft movie behind the scenes info:

And finally, we have an amazing art piece commissioned by the man himself, featuring everyone's favorite orc and his family, that also inspired many followup questions, and we found out Thrall's daughter's name!

 

It's great to hear from him on WoW topics again and to see he's enjoying Classic!

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty much, you go through classic, finding random books on the ground or in a 5 man with heavy lore that's not actually part of the questlines, it's just story for the sake of fleshing out the world.

Then you remember storylines from BFA like Tyrande saying "Not killing Saurfang caused Darnassus to fall" (!???!?).    And how most of the really important lore is sold outside the game in the form of books that are kinda referenced but not really in game, oversights like what are the Draneii and super powerful Vindicar doing, why are the Titans we just met not being asked to help with their Sister Azeroth's problems, etc. 😕

Edited by Migol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> The ‘achievement’ being holding it together while waiting on looting ground objects in Coldridge. :) It’s so amazing seeing so many players together again!!!!

It was exactly because of this that we started having instanced expansion intros and players could choose their zones when leveling through expansion content - it was a pain in the *filtered*.  But it's exactly the pain in the *filtered* stuff that people are most nostalgic about.  I haven't exactly figured out why that is, but it's certainly interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, thurk said:

It was exactly because of this that we started having instanced expansion intros and players could choose their zones when leveling through expansion content - it was a pain in the *filtered*.  But it's exactly the pain in the *filtered* stuff that people are most nostalgic about.  I haven't exactly figured out why that is, but it's certainly interesting.

This article explains pretty well why that is. The word "nostalgia" comes from the Greek nostos ("return home") and algos ("pain"). So in order words, it is a sense of dread for familiarity, for something that was lost, but in a good way.

The nostalgia that people have for Vanilla WoW is that sense of discovering something new, fresh. Back when WoW launched, everything felt new, massive in scale, and achieved what no other MMORPG at the time could even dream of. It is a feeling you'll only experience once. Even if you return to WoW Classic, that feeling won't be the same because you've already experienced it before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/11/2019 at 6:55 PM, Migol said:

Pretty much, you go through classic, finding random books on the ground or in a 5 man with heavy lore that's not actually part of the questlines, it's just story for the sake of fleshing out the world.

Then you remember storylines from BFA like Tyrande saying "Not killing Saurfang caused Darnassus to fall" (!???!?).    And how most of the really important lore is sold outside the game in the form of books that are kinda referenced but not really in game, oversights like what are the Draneii and super powerful Vindicar doing, why are the Titans we just met not being asked to help with their Sister Azeroth's problems, etc. 😕

The titan part is because they 1. have to hold Sargeras, which is infinetaly more powerful than them for several reasons at this point. 2. They do not posess their former powers, at all. You can clearly see this in game, and read/hear about it in game. Just by sheer logic you can see that they were weakened. Aman thul could rip out an old god with is hands back in the days, now he's destroyed, like all the others. Reason being; Sargeras destroyed their materialistic bodies long ago. Their spirits survived thanks to the magic one i can't remember right now (titan). They managed to reform, but not with true power. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      Blizzard is adding new items to the Black Market Auction House (BMAH) in Patch 8.2.5 as noted in the official patch notes and these include Tusks of Mannoroth, Life-Binder's Handmaiden, Solar Spirehawk, and more.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Black Market Auction House
      New enchantment, transmogrifiable gear, and mount listings have been added. Unclaimed Black Market Auction House Containers will now fully create the item when open or viewed in any way. No peeking! Removed Grimoire of the Four Winds. The French patch notes, however, provide more details on which items will exactly have a chance to pop up on the BMAH starting with Patch 8.2.5 and here's the original post in French.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Hôtel des ventes au marché noir
      Les conteneurs du marché noir non réclamés créent désormais définitivement l’objet contenu lors de toute ouverture ou visualisation. Plus question de jeter un coup d’œil ! Nouveaux objets ajoutés. Le butin transmogrifiable obtenu sur Ordos est désormais disponible à l’achat. Enchantements Illusion : Givre mortel (Ahune) Illusion : Emprise de l’hiver (Voile d’hiver) Épaulières en plaques Défenses de Mannoroth (Garrosh) Spallières du premier satyre (Xavius) Montures Raptor razzashi cuirassé (seigneur sanglant Mandokir) Annihilateur en gangracier (Archimonde : mode mythique) Expérience 12-B (Ultraxion) Destructeur sabot-de-fer (Main-Noire : mode mythique) Suivante de la Lieuse-de-vie (Aile de mort) Rênes de navrecorne primordial d’ambre (Porteguerre zandalari) Rênes de navrecorne primordial cobalt (Oondasta) Rênes de grand mammouth de guerre noir (Caveau d’Archavon) Rênes de Navrecorne primordial de jade (Porteguerre zandalari) Rênes de Navrecorne primordial ardoise (Porteguerre zandalari) Faucon des flèches solaire (Rukhmar) Rejeton d’Horridon (Horridon) Tigre zulien rapide (Grande prêtresse Kilnara) Grimoire des Quatre vents supprimé We translated the list and posted models of all items below.
      Enchantments
      Illusion: Deathfrost from Ahune

      Illusion: Winter's Grasp from Winter Veil's Smokywood Pastures Special Gift

      Transmogrifiable Gear
      Tusks of Mannoroth from Garrosh Hellscream

      The First Satyr's Spaulders from Xavius

      Mounts
      Armored Razzashi Raptor from Zul'Gurub

      Felsteel Annihilator from Mythic Archimonde

      Experiment 12-B from Ultraxion

      Ironhoof Destroyer from Mythic Blackhand

      Life-Binder's Handmaiden from Deathwing

      Reins of the Amber Primordial Direhorn from Zandalari Warbringer

      Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn from Oondasta

      Reins of the Grand Black War Mammoth from the Vault of Archavon

      Reins of the Jade Primordial Direhorn from Zandalari Warbringer

      Reins of the Slate Primordial Direhorn from Zandalari Warbringer

      Solar Spirehawk from Rukhmar

      Spawn of Horridon from Horridon

      Swift Zulian Tiger from Zul'Gurub

      An overview of new items that will be added to the Black Market Auction House in Patch 8.2.5.
    • By Stan
      Patch 8.2 launched some time ago, but Snapback Scuttler only became available this week to all players who've kept up with the Nazjatar meta-achievement.
      In order to get the mount, one must complete all requirements of the Undersea Usurper achievement. The meta-achievement was time-gated, which was caused by Periodic Destruction as it required 13 weeks after Rise of Azshara to be completed. Enjoy your mount if you've completed the meta!
      Snapback Scuttler
      Giant crabs are native to Nazjatar and favored food of the naga. This one must have been well-kept to grow this large.

      Animations (Run / Mount Special)
    • By Stan
      Pirates' Day starts tomorrow and you can buy The Dreadwake mount and Cap'n Crackers 50% off the regular price from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Don’t miss out on a steal of a deal just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For a limited time, you can get 50% off* the regular price of the Dreadwake mount and Cap’n Crackers pet.**
      SET SAIL ON THE DREADWAKE MOUNT
      True to nautical tradition, the Dreadwake pirate ship mount has a unique figurehead inspired by an unknown kraken-faced god of the deeps
      Get yours now from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop.
      ADOPT CAP’N CRACKERS
      This plucky feathered friend is just the companion you need on your swashbuckling adventures through Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and beyond. Adopt yours today from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop!
      Sail the high seas with Cap'n Crackers, the baby parrot, perched on your shoulder.
      *Sale ends September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
      **Dreadwake Mount and Cap’n Crackers not available in World of Warcraft® Classic.
    • By Stan
      In Patch 8.2.5, Alliance players will finally be able to gain the Hivemother's favor and earn the Honeyback Harvester mount, and various butterfly pets in Stormsong Valley.
      Honeyback Harvester

      Here's the official preview of the bumble bee mount.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Stormsong Valley’s beekeepers report that a buzzare pheromenon is about to take place in the region. 
      SWARM STORMSONG VALLEY
      In the next few weeks, savvy insect enthusiasts will be able to uncover the secrets of a new hive in the mountains of Stormsong Valley. Perhaps a small companion will be able to show you the way . . .
      LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
      Alliance players can work with Barry the Beekeeper to locate Stormsong Valley’s newest hive and court the favor of the Hivemother in order to purchase bee-themed items and earn a new bumble bee mount, the Honeyback Harvester.

      While most Harvesters dream only of honey and flowers, this adventurous specimen looks to the wide world beyond Stormsong Valley.
      THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
      Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee with these new battle pets.
      Papi: Legend has it that these purple butterflies came from a place called Devil’s Island.
      Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.
      Sunsoaked Flitter: The wings of this butterfly start off with no distinct color, but slowly change to yellow as they spend time in the sunlight.
      Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.
      Crimson Skipper: This butterfly is stained red from the blood of its enemies.
      Drop: Honey Smasher.
      Both Horde and Alliance players can add these beauties to their bug collection!
      LAND OF MILKWEED AND HONEY
      As you work toward earning the Hivemother’s favor, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for hidden treasures.
      Praise the Sun
      If you see a ray of light, follow it—at the other end you may encounter some beeing that could use your assistance. Helpful heroes will be granted sweet rewards including the Glyph of Dire Bees which can be looted by Hunters from both factions.
      Pest Patrol
      New creatures have swarmed the area. Squash them for a chance to collect unique loot.
      Head over to Stormsong Valley in the next couple of weeks to discover what lies in store for you!
    • By Stan
      In Patch 8.2.5, you will no longer purchase expensive auctions by mistake, because all purchases over 50K require you to confirm the purchase in a dialogue box, as noted in the patch notes and datamined global strings.
      Blizzard (Source)
      User Interface
      Auction House purchases over 50,000 gold now require players to confirm the purchase in a dialogue box. Global Strings
      BUYOUT_AUCTION_CONFIRMATION_STRING - BUYOUT BUYOUT_AUCTION_CONFIRMATION_STING_EXPENSIVE - Buyout auction for %s. Type $s to confirm. The confirmation box is in place to prevent you from accidentally purchasing items, which have been put on the Auction House for riduculous amounts of gold.
×
×
  • Create New...