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Warlock
01-28-2006, 04:54 PM
<A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/">The NY Times</a> has recently done <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/28/sports/othersports/28vide.html?ex=1296104400&en=42c55c3188d54208&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss">an interview with game designer Jeff Kaplan</a> (perhaps better known as Tigole). It covers various things including the recent addition of Ahn'Qiraj, but more importantly it talks about the next raid dungeon, Naxrammas which will apparently be the hardest dungeon before the expansion, as well as an upcoming world event being planned:

<ul><font size=1>Q. What can you tell me about Naxxramas?

A. Naxxramas is going to be the most difficult thing in the game until the expansion pack comes out. It will be the pinnacle, and it's absolutely massive. You'll see this big necropolis floating above Eastern Plaguelands. It's a 40-man raid zone, and it's bigger than the Undercity [one of the main cities in the game]. Things could change, but we're up to something like 18 bosses in there, and they are really cool, too. But it's going to be hard. Really hard. We're hoping to release it in the spring.

Q. Will we need to open Naxxramas with a big farming event like Ahn'Qiraj?

A. No. Naxxramas will just be open. But we do want to do a world event, which we want to call the Scourge Invasion, or hopefully something cooler than that, that would basically be something for everyone who's not going into Naxxramas. So they would see the impact without having to actually go in. [In other words, get ready for undead to pop up in some unlikely places.]</font></ul>Be sure to read the rest of the article for some more Tigole Q&A.

UndeadScottsman
01-28-2006, 06:01 PM
<A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/">The NY Times</a> has recently done <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/28/sports/othersports/28vide.html?ex=1296104400&en=42c55c3188d54208&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss">an interview with game designer Jeff Kaplan</a> (perhaps better known as Tigole). It covers various things including the recent addition of Ahn'Qiraj, but more importantly it talks about the next raid dungeon, Naxrammas which will apparently be the hardest dungeon before the expansion, as well as an upcoming world event being planned:

<ul><font size=1>Q. What can you tell me about Naxxramas?

A. Naxxramas is going to be the most difficult thing in the game until the expansion pack comes out. It will be the pinnacle, and it's absolutely massive. You'll see this big necropolis floating above Eastern Plaguelands. It's a 40-man raid zone, and it's bigger than the Undercity [one of the main cities in the game]. Things could change, but we're up to something like 18 bosses in there, and they are really cool, too. But it's going to be hard. Really hard. We're hoping to release it in the spring.

Q. Will we need to open Naxxramas with a big farming event like Ahn'Qiraj?

A. No. Naxxramas will just be open. But we do want to do a world event, which we want to call the Scourge Invasion, or hopefully something cooler than that, that would basically be something for everyone who's not going into Naxxramas. So they would see the impact without having to actually go in. [In other words, get ready for undead to pop up in some unlikely places.]</font></ul>Be sure to read the rest of the article for some more Tigole Q&A.

Heh, if they're going to do this for the opening of Naxxramas; imagine what'll happen when the Lich King is finally made accessible. :D

Kenzuki
01-28-2006, 06:43 PM
Heh, if they're going to do this for the opening of Naxxramas; imagine what'll happen when the Lich King is finally made accessible. :D

Well people will eventually put him on farm status, and have Frostmourne, and the rest of his stuff. Now imagen when we get to fight Sargeras!

Kakwakas
01-29-2006, 07:10 PM
One of the worst-written articles I've read in a long time.

Yuber8900
01-30-2006, 09:40 PM
Well people will eventually put him on farm status, and have Frostmourne, and the rest of his stuff. Now imagen when we get to fight Sargeras!

people on the wow forums still think we would be able to fight Sargeras.

The I promptly bitch-slap them with lore.