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What Happens in Sylvanas' Raid Encounter Bingo Card

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We still don't know exactly what will transpire in the raid encounter against Sylvanas in Patch 9.1. Fortunately, Reddit user Tyrsenus created a bingo card that encompasses every possible outcome!

Apparently, one or more of the following might happen in the raid:

  • The Jailer is the new Arbiter
  • Sylvanas is the new Jailer
  • Sylvanas is the new Arbiter
  • The Jailer is the new Sylvanas
  • Arbiter is the new Jailer
  • Orange is the new Black
  • "ENOUGH!"
  • Jailer grows a beard
  • Anduin is the new Sylvanas
  • SIGILS SIGILS SIGILS
  • Jailer merges with the Arbiter (after Jen restores the Dark Crystal obviously)
  • Tyrande guest appearance
  • "The Dreadlords were behind everything all along"
  • Uther tries to help Anduin to make himself feel better for failing Arthas
  • Jailer goes for Azeroth's world-soul
  • Loose thread involving Nathanos
  • Arthas cameo
  • Devourers become a big bad

Tyrsenus transformed all the possible outcomes into a bingo card. In an interview, Blizzard promised us an epic battle against Sylvanas that will forever change the course of Shadowlands. What do you think will happen at the very end of the raid? 

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Not gonna lie. Even though I like the expansion for trying new lore, I'd rather wait for the new expansion because it looks like the biggest additions are being prepared for that. I mean look at what  WoD had and look at what Legion had. Granted, we still have patches to go

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1 hour ago, Dejo93 said:

Not gonna lie. Even though I like the expansion for trying new lore, I'd rather wait for the new expansion because it looks like the biggest additions are being prepared for that. 

Denathrius and the dreadlords are such good additions, and I struggle to say why. It's not like they're great characters. It's not like saying 'they were behind everything' is great writing. If anything they seem 2D and horribly shoehorned. 

But I guess that's what Warcraft's always been, and it's just refreshing to see it again as opposed to Sylvanas is the new Sylvanas. Simple stories aren't bad, but there's such a thing as bad storytelling.

This is great, by the way. The 'ENOUGH!' box had me giggling. 

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25 minutes ago, Halock said:

Denathrius and the dreadlords are such good additions, and I struggle to say why. It's not like they're great characters. It's not like saying 'they were behind everything' is great writing. If anything they seem 2D and horribly shoehorned. 

But I guess that's what Warcraft's always been, and it's just refreshing to see it again as opposed to Sylvanas is the new Sylvanas. Simple stories aren't bad, but there's such a thing as bad storytelling.

This is great, by the way. The 'ENOUGH!' box had me giggling. 

I meant things like classes or new races 

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At least that part with Dreadlords is somewhat fitting. But for such master plan, they have barely accomplished anything.

Of course "Enough! I tire of this!" is very likely, since it doesn't seem like she's going to die now. Wonder what power she's going to use now to escape.

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5 hours ago, Dejo93 said:

I meant things like classes or new races 

Fair.

If they don't use Azshara to introduce naga as playable after having spent all that time on her, absolutely wasted her, and then shoved her into a dark corner anyway, I'll throw boxes.

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19 hours ago, Halock said:

Fair.

If they don't use Azshara to introduce naga as playable after having spent all that time on her, absolutely wasted her, and then shoved her into a dark corner anyway, I'll throw boxes.

That would have been a precedent, since all races so far are a two-legged mammals. Seems unlikely, as they would have to remodel both new and existing armor sets to not look weird on them, also special sitting animations for mounts.

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On 4/27/2021 at 6:48 PM, Dejo93 said:

Not gonna lie. Even though I like the expansion for trying new lore, I'd rather wait for the new expansion because it looks like the biggest additions are being prepared for that. I mean look at what  WoD had and look at what Legion had. Granted, we still have patches to go

Are you serious? Not only is every 2nd expansion the best since wotlok (Pandaria, Legion, Shadowlands - it's a thing, everyone knows this), but Shadowlands is pretty bonkers, and everyone can agree on that. I know bandwagooning is fun and trying to get attention is something of a thing, but dude. Cmon.

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4 hours ago, Znifler said:

Are you serious? Not only is every 2nd expansion the best since wotlok (Pandaria, Legion, Shadowlands - it's a thing, everyone knows this), but Shadowlands is pretty bonkers, and everyone can agree on that. I know bandwagooning is fun and trying to get attention is something of a thing, but dude. Cmon.

funny how the "best xpacs" list is different for everyone : mine is Cata,Wod,Legion (in release order,not best to worst)

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42 minutes ago, Ulzorn said:

funny how the "best xpacs" list is different for everyone : mine is Cata,Wod,Legion (in release order,not best to worst)

But specific xpacks are favorited by more üpl. 

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On 4/28/2021 at 6:18 PM, Arcling said:

That would have been a precedent, since all races so far are a two-legged mammals. Seems unlikely, as they would have to remodel both new and existing armor sets to not look weird on them, also special sitting animations for mounts.

We have the precedent! Most armour exists as textures overlaid on the character model and doesn't require remodeling. Underpant gnomes have set the precedent for ignoring certain areas of those textures. 

Only shoulders, helmets and the more recent 3D armour pieces exist as separate models. Of those only helmets pose an issue, but again, we have the precedent of worgen and tauren.

It -is- the animations that would pose an issue, as far as I can tell. Not because they're impossible to create (it requires more creativity to make a snake-sitting-on-a-horse-animation than a human one, sure, but actually creating it is no different) but because Naga would require an entirely new, or almost entirely new, animation set. And that's a lot of animations and they typically seem to struggle to get those out. 

And again, not impossible -- they did it with kul tirand and zandalari. But that's the hurdle I think.

Edit: Also worth observing Sethrak. IIRC some of their animations appear to be based on existing animations (in the same way the new caster animations are not all the same one -- you cannot animate a tauren in the same way as a gnome -- but are presumably created from a shared base modified to fit). But they've also been modified heavily to take their tail into account.

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