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Warlock
08-01-2006, 10:20 PM
<A HREF="http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/en/default.aspx">The WoW Trading Card Game Website</a> has been updating almost every day since it first opened (seriously, I am indeed impressed), but I thought this one was definately worth a mention:

They have added a <A HREF="http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/en/news/article.aspx?aid=988">preview of a Hero Card</a> which not only shows art from an actual card in the game, but basically describes everything on the card and the rules involved. It's a very cool article if you are interesting in playing the Trading Card Game and gives you a pretty decent idea of how it will work. Be sure to check that out.

It looks like this is a new feature they are starting up, as the article already mentions upcoming previews of "Ally Cards" and other goodies tomorrow (and in the future). So keep checking back.

Kakwakas
08-01-2006, 10:37 PM
Wow, they weren't kidding when they said the cards have huge art boxes. I'm impressed. I'll definitely be buying some of these cards. Those oversized cards look like they might make spiffy posters, too.
I need to call up my buddy who might go to GenCon and see if he can pick me up some WC TCG SWAG.

[edit] Wait, what?
(the eight original Alliance classes and the eight original Horde classes),
Eight classes? Which class are they leaving out?

Yuber8900
08-01-2006, 11:05 PM
none, they mean only Alliance get Paladins and only Horde get Shamans.

Kakwakas
08-01-2006, 11:22 PM
Ohhhh, OK. I didn't think of that for some reason.

Smeedle
08-02-2006, 03:46 AM
Wait, does that troll on the Hero card have five fingers on each hand? :sweatdrop

Warlock
08-02-2006, 07:57 AM
Wait, does that troll on the Hero card have five fingers on each hand? :sweatdrop

I can't tell, but it looks like four to me.

Yuber8900
08-02-2006, 01:08 PM
It's hard to see but there are thumbs.

Warlock
08-02-2006, 01:31 PM
It's hard to see but there are thumbs.

But only 3 fingers..

Edit: Nevermind, I found a full version of it without the bars covering the art:
http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/community/photos/art_galley/images/original/Tazo_by_Ariel_Olivetti.aspx
http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/community/photos/art_galley/images/original/Tazo_by_Ariel_Olivetti.aspx

Kenzuki
08-02-2006, 02:03 PM
That troll is a freak! :raisedbro

Kakwakas
08-02-2006, 03:06 PM
MUTANT!
Oh well. With all these new artists working on the TCG, you have to expect incorrect details like that. It's still great art.

Kenzuki
08-02-2006, 08:33 PM
The trolls had five fingers in Warcraft II hehe. They still had two toes though.

Yuber8900
08-02-2006, 09:19 PM
The trolls had five fingers in Warcraft II hehe. They still had two toes though.

Boooo robes.

Kakwakas
08-05-2006, 11:55 PM
Boooo robes.

Hooray beer!

Anyway, they have the ability (http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/en/news/article.aspx?aid=991), armor (http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/en/news/article.aspx?aid=996), and weapon (http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/wow/en/news/article.aspx?aid=997) pages up now. No more updates until Monday...

Smeedle
08-06-2006, 03:23 AM
There have been a lot of forum posts from official Upper Deck people that explain quite a few other things about the TCG. You can find a good collection of the interesting posts here:
http://www.wowcards.org/news/212/comments-from-jeff-resources-foils-etc.php

It has been mentioned that there will be a Thrall and a Jaina Proudmoore card - really looking forward to the art on that, especially the Jaina one. :kawaii:

EDIT: Regarding that rumored turtle mount, it has been confirmed by Jeff Donais (Director of Upper Deck's Game Development Group) in this thread (http://www.wowrealms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48) that it will indeed be a reward from the TCG. It will be a mount you can ride with level 20, but will be the slowest mount in the game. He didn't state the exact speed but it looks like the mount may be slower than walking speed.

Timolas
08-06-2006, 10:08 AM
There have been a lot of forum posts from official Upper Deck people that explain quite a few other things about the TCG. You can find a good collection of the interesting posts here:
http://www.wowcards.org/news/212/comments-from-jeff-resources-foils-etc.php

It has been mentioned that there will be a Thrall and a Jaina Proudmoore card - really looking forward to the art on that, especially the Jaina one. :kawaii:

EDIT: Regarding that rumored turtle mount, it has been confirmed by Jeff Donais (Director of Upper Deck's Game Development Group) in this thread (http://www.wowrealms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48) that it will indeed be a reward from the TCG. It will be a mount you can ride with level 20, but will be the slowest mount in the game. He didn't state the exact speed but it looks like the mount may be slower than walking speed.

No offense, but that is really stupid. A turtle mount?
Okay, I've been adapting to changes with much regret, but isn't this a bit too far fetched? A giant, gay turtle mount? It may be cool, but that kind of stupidifies WoW a little more. Fun mount, but really, that shoves the game further away from the lore.
Think about it... evil sinister undead warlock on a giant smiling turtle on his way to farm for epix.

EDIT: Still, the model changer item can't be too bad as long as it doesn't turn you into something from Barny...

Creative
08-06-2006, 03:10 PM
That turtle mount looks gay. And what's the point with Ghost Wolf and later Travel Form if this Turtle Mount guy exists?

Timolas
08-06-2006, 03:14 PM
That turtle mount looks gay. And what's the point with Ghost Wolf and later Travel Form if this Turtle Mount guy exists?

Non-shamans. ;)
Still, really the point is to make people buy the cards to get a freakin 'Lorelol' mount. :(

(Excuse me using the term lorelol, but I see this giant smiling cartoon turtle as an embarassment to Warcraft)

Creative
08-06-2006, 03:18 PM
I see it as the mount Night Elves and Blood Elves will ride in their Pride festivals.


And since when did... such a thing exist in Lore? What is it?
I am gonna dream nightmares of it's horrible smile and colors :(

Timolas
08-06-2006, 03:22 PM
I see it as the mount Night Elves and Blood Elves will ride in their Pride festivals.


And since when did... such a thing exist in Lore? What is it?
I am gonna dream nightmares of it's horrible smile and colors :(

/comfort
"Do not fear."

Maybe its one of those Goblin's Giant Turtles, gayified, and shoved on land. Except Turtles can't really walk much... more like a tortoise... but then it can't be a goblin turtle. *Sigh*

Vicious
08-06-2006, 03:30 PM
It´s not that bad IMO, this is still a game after all guys, it´s not worse then murky.

Yuber8900
08-07-2006, 12:59 AM
Dude their are Reindeer mounts.

Smeedle
08-07-2006, 03:27 AM
Yeah, the mount looks silly. But so is turning into pirates and ninjas when you drink Noggenfogger Elixir. Humor like that has always been a part of Warcraft. And how does a turtle (albeit a silly looking one) "shove the game further away from the lore" than a Diablo or Zergling pet?

Timolas
08-07-2006, 11:00 AM
Yeah, the mount looks silly. But so is turning into pirates and ninjas when you drink Noggenfogger Elixir. Humor like that has always been a part of Warcraft. And how does a turtle (albeit a silly looking one) "shove the game further away from the lore" than a Diablo or Zergling pet?

Reindeers were only temporary for Christmas, not a freaky, permanenet giant, smiling turtle mount for lowbies implemented through some contract with a card company and you buying their stuff.
The turtle is just freaky!
Besides, Noggenfogger isn't really a big deal, it's funny. That turtle is just scary and looks at men.

Vicious
08-07-2006, 01:20 PM
It´s not like everyone will have those mounts Timolas, they are next to useless.

Yuber8900
08-07-2006, 08:51 PM
It´s not like everyone will have those mounts Timolas, they are next to useless.

I beg to differ, they are useful for bragging rights.

Creative
08-08-2006, 02:59 AM
I beg to differ, they are useful for bragging rights.

"Look, I have a turtle so ugly I had to tear out my eyes when I got it."

I wouldnt brag about it :o

Smeedle
08-09-2006, 05:16 AM
By the way, Upper Deck added a whole lot of new card art to their art gallery. Check it out:
http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/WOW/COMMUNITY/photos/art_galley/default.aspx

Timolas
08-09-2006, 07:28 AM
It´s not like everyone will have those mounts Timolas, they are next to useless.

True, but my point is its a horrid thing to add to the game >_>

EDIT: Lawl!!!!
http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/WOW/COMMUNITY/photos/art_galley/Pugg_by_Eric_Browning.aspx

Smeedle
08-09-2006, 09:16 AM
EDIT: Lawl!!!!
http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/WOW/COMMUNITY/photos/art_galley/Pugg_by_Eric_Browning.aspx
I guess Pugg is going to be one of the ally cards (probably the weakest one) you can play to support your hero. Great name and in combination with the picture it really made me laugh. I wonder if there's also a character named "Nub" or something like that in the card game. :)
So far the art really looks great (of course there are a few pieces that aren't so good) and the game mechanics look pretty fun. I'm looking forward to testing the TCG when it comes out.

Kerrah
08-09-2006, 10:01 AM
they really do think about PuGs in the same was as the majorty of WoW players.

Timolas
08-09-2006, 06:26 PM
they really do think about PuGs in the same was as the majorty of WoW players.

Damn that WoW is so extremely Hardcore > Casuals.