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Old 07-17-2009, 12:05 AM
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Default Datamining of 3.2 ---> reveals upcoming races?

Well, hello there!

Today/Yesterday came up a new build of the PTR and the first thing I do? I look through da textures!

Well, I didn't think I would find anything of interest, until I found 4 certain textures... 4 halloween mask textures...
But what's so special about it?
Well, on the one side, we have 2 goblin masks (male and female, obviously...), but hey! Goblins were all the time in WoW, so why not make a mask for them?
So it's not what is special....
The other two on the other hand...
They are wolf masks...
But not just any masks, they are masks for a male and female wolf... Or... Worgen?


Of course, I might read too much into it, but because of the female wolf mask, I think they might be the new races of the next expansion. And now, just take a look at the screenshot...
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:09 AM
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Fascinating. All the RP Werewolves will now have to reroll.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:32 AM
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Werewolves for tha horde that way we get emo vampire/deathknights twilight fan..things... yay
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:48 AM
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Well, shit, if it's true once the next expansions announced, there goes the last iota of respect I have for Blizzard.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:57 AM
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Well hell. Great find. Sad times? I mean the Worgen could be brought into the fold due to their world being under seige by the "Lords of Emerald Flame" or whatever. But really? There are so many other possibilities that have the "cool" factor and make sense.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:09 AM
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There might still be some hope that it comes from the Worgen somehow being the focus of some Hallow's End content. Considering the werewolf/Halloween connection, it's kind of a wonder they haven't already done such a thing.

In general it seems like they've sort of under-utilized all sorts of creepy stuff that already exists in-game which could have been attached to that holiday. Just like there are any number of snow zones that Winter Veil could have been expanded to make use of, or desert and volcanic areas where the Midsummer Fire Festival could take players.

Though the "softness" of those faces and the presence of both genders is troubling. Like they're meant to be friendly-looking rather than the red-eyed, fang-faced killing machines that Worgen (and wolves/worgs most of the time) have looked like up to this point.

Of course, there's always the chance that they might appear in some neutral capacity and somehow play a part in Hollow's End as well. Non-evil Worgen who aren't playable would still be easier to stomach than cramming them into one of the player factions. Especially since the latter would strengthen the impression of Blizzard actually responding directly to demands made on their official forums. Suddenly everyone will be convinced that their "do this and give us this or I'll cancel my account" threats are being acknowledged by the developers.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:50 AM
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Now now, why would it be new races ? These are just masks !
Goblins and Worgen just fit in the Halloween visual mood. I'm surprised this wasn't in already.
They must have added female versions because they realized female characters might want to wear female masks, perhaps ?
We'll have to wait until Blizzcon to be sure, but I wouldn't bet these are the "new" races.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:51 AM
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Why would they add in holiday triviality for _______ expansion that is years away?
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:13 AM
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This is worst than draenei.

If this is the new race...

Fuck you, Blizzard. Seriously. Fuck the hell out of you.

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Old 07-17-2009, 04:29 AM
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The best and worst thing about this is all the furry porn its going to deliver. =S Now the first thing i noticed on the female "wolf" is how similiar it looked to certain drawings, take a look at these:

Hall of the Pandyr, Kitsune

I guess Samwise got some of "his" races in game finally. ;]
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:35 AM
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Now now, why would it be new races ? These are just masks !
Goblins and Worgen just fit in the Halloween visual mood. I'm surprised this wasn't in already.
They must have added female versions because they realized female characters might want to wear female masks, perhaps ?
We'll have to wait until Blizzcon to be sure, but I wouldn't bet these are the "new" races.
As I said, they MIGHT be new races, but obviously, nothing is confirmed yet.

It's just something interesting I found in the 3.2 files.

You see, would it have been just the goblins, I wouldn't have posted.

The point is, the last time they added new masks was when they added the bloodelves and draenei, altough there were many masks that would work for Hallow's End (Murloc, Gnoll, etc).

Also, as you can see from the texture: These worgen are nothing like we've seen before. They are far more detailed and well... As I said, they made even a female version. And hey, they didn't even make females for the taunka! And hey, if it would be just for Hallow's End, they would make them scary.

So, why should they make a female version of worgen, unless they are up to something? Especially since we didn't see any female worgen before?

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Why would they add in holiday triviality for _______ expansion that is years away?
Maybe they added these textures by accident already? Or they will start seeding the new race soon after 3.2? I mean, there were already textures for the icecrown raid which were added by accident.


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@ "WTF, THIS IS SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

Altough I am not a fan of worgen, you must keep a few things in mind.

1. Worgen are popular

People liked the worgen and started suggesting them to be a race. They made rumors about them etc.

2. Worgen got lore

The Worgen were there from the start of WoW. They have lore behind them, from the native worgen from a different dimension to the cursed humans who became worgen. And just like the lore of drakonids, they can go further with their lore.

3. Worgen got an unique shape

The Worgen have a silhouette unlike the other races, which makes them a good candidate. They are also humanoids and well... Got 2 arms, 2 legs and etc.


Although I was surprised by this and I'm no big worgen fan, I thought this through. The worgen can work out as a race. After all, we must keep in mind that there are humans who were transformed by force through an curse into worgen.

For example: What if, let's say, the nation of Gilneas became a victim of the curse, too? What if they are stucked in their bodies and hence are no more human? Gilneas was closed for a long time and anything could have happened there. Gilneas becoming slowly a nation of worgen, all losing their mind. But then, somehow by [implent reason here], they have their free will now, or they tried to cure themselves but failed. Now, after many years, they seek the help of the alliance (or horde, if you want to ). Of course, this is just a wild example.

My point is: We should see how the worgen would be implented, IF they are one of the new races. It may be that there are many other candidates we would love to see, but they have a potential and depending of how blizzard use it, it might be better than you think.

Of course, maybe they aren't a new race after all.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:13 AM
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As I said, they MIGHT be new races, but obviously, nothing is confirmed yet.

It's just something interesting I found in the 3.2 files.

You see, would it have been just the goblins, I wouldn't have posted.
I know, I know. But I was trying to calm down the discussion that was going "OMG BlizZ suks b4lls".

As for why they put detailed Worgen textures in, perhaps they'll have some of the spotlight in the next expansion. Especially if we have the Emerald Dream and a more Night Elvish themed expansion, where they could close the Scythe of Elune story arc once and for all. Or expand upon it.

This was a great find, Handclaw, but you shouldn't have mentionned "new races" in your post to keep the thread flame-proof
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:20 AM
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This was a great find, Handclaw, but you shouldn't have mentionned "new races" in your post to keep the thread flame-proof
Because discussing about upcoming races is so flame worthy no matter what content the OP has shown. =)
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:22 AM
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I know, I know. But I was trying to calm down the discussion that was going "OMG BlizZ suks b4lls".

As for why they put detailed Worgen textures in, perhaps they'll have some of the spotlight in the next expansion. Especially if we have the Emerald Dream and a more Night Elvish themed expansion, where they could close the Scythe of Elune story arc once and for all. Or expand upon it.

This was a great find, Handclaw, but you shouldn't have mentionned "new races" in your post to keep the thread flame-proof
well regardless of whether he put "new races" into the thread title or not, people would have speculated the reasoning behind adding a female worgen face texture to the game.


It is rather odd; we have no female Taunka or Ogres in game.

Part of the fun in playing a game like WOW and reading Warcraft lore is the speculation/trying to guess what's going to happen next (I know the gears in my head are already turning).
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:24 AM
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well regardless of whether he put "new races" into the thread title or not, people would have speculated the reasoning behind adding a female worgen face texture to the game.


It is rather odd; we have no female Taunka or Ogres in game.

Part of the fun in playing a game like WOW and reading Warcraft lore is the speculation/trying to guess what's going to happen next (I know the gears in my head are already turning).
Assume the female and male look the same in lore. =P
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:28 AM
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The "Gilneas got invaded by Worgen" shit is shit.

Also, the worgen, as we see them in-game, are completely undeveloped. Making them playable would be worse than draenei. Draenei, at least, we knew they had a society and whatever.

But worgen, for god's sake, are savage creatures. It's like if, suddenly, you place a gnoll/quilboar/kobold/murloc giant capital city somewhere, with a developed society. It has no freaking sense.

Also, something that makes me believe they are a race: Blizzard hints.

http://www.wow.com/2009/07/15/blizza...con/#continued

It's fucking clear, but I still want to be wrong.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:33 AM
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:36 AM
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:43 AM
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I know first impressions can be deadly, but lets think about what we know:

- Okay 3 moons?
- Elune the moon goddess
- Scythe of Elune
- Extra-dimensional creatures


So really theres alot of opportunity and yeah lets just wait till next month. =)
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:46 AM
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Furries spotted off the starboard bow, cap'n!

Edit: Oh hell, Goblin F looks like the chick from Shrek. Brain bleach needed, stat!!

Edit 2: How long until this ends up on WoW Insider?
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:02 AM
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This thread already got linked on the MMO-Champion fora^^

And this would be the perfect opportunity to finaly develope Worgen^^
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:05 AM
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Furries spotted off the starboard bow, cap'n!

Edit: Oh hell, Goblin F looks like the chick from Shrek. Brain bleach needed, stat!!

Edit 2: How long until this ends up on WoW Insider?
I already sent them a message xDDD.

If the SoL community agrees, I could try making something like "SoL weekly", just to inform other communities about our whereabouts.

I'm just fed up of seeing how they link stupid fanfics when here are the best fics ever. I just need to point them the exact place, so they don0t have to read all out spam.

What do you say?

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Old 07-17-2009, 06:31 AM
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This thread already got linked on the MMO-Champion fora^^

And this would be the perfect opportunity to finaly develope Worgen^^
Oh jeebus Christo! D:

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Old 07-17-2009, 06:37 AM
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Hey kids you know what this means! Mount speculation time!

If you ask me Worgen/Wolf race should ride Were-horses!
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:38 AM
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I'd LOL if the Worgen are a Horde race. Blood elves + Worgen = super population.

I'm still holding out for Wood elves and Sea elves.

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