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About ScubaV

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  1. I'm really curious if CF or WoW Classic will release first. I'd say a 1.5 year or so timeline is probably realistic for both projects.
  2. Actually yeah, he kind of did. Maybe not definitively, but if you read between the lines it's at least not surprising. Elysium pretty obviously had a lot of corrupt shit going down and as long as Shenna was involved it always would. Crogge was deeply involved in the project and apparently romantically involved with Shenna. All of that means he was at least aware of the corruption if not actively participating. Some speculated that he was an inside man who could prevent the corruption when it counted but if he was dating/sleeping with Shenna, then there's a huge incentive to either ignore or help the corrupt activities. Skepticism regarding a guy like whitekidney is good, but I'd trust him way before Crogge or Shenna. I guess the proof will be in his transparency. I don't particularly care either way. I had a level 20 on Elysium and may not even play on light's hope. I just hope Crestfall learns from this and shows better judgment in the future. Their decision making was proven flawed twice now and against all reasonable advice by the community.
  3. Doesn't matter much anyway. B or its lawyers are intelligent enough. If they're checking the forums they'll have considered the possibility. It's just a matter of connecting aliases to real identities in order to send C&D's or do another such stuff.
  4. Yeah I'm kind of wondering the same thing. I can only hope this whole Elysium thing is a smokescreen to provide some legal cover while the Elysium people get no actual control. Darkrasp at least seems like an intelligent and level-headed guy. The fact that he got butthurt about CF fans being butthurt and not actually addressing people's concerns over Elysium is interesting. Hopefully it's because the above is true and he knows it, but can't say.
  5. It's strange that they said they anticipated a hostile reaction and then when they get exactly that they're butthurt about the community being butthurt and lock the thread. As someone mentioned in the other thread they also didn't learn from the LGN fiasco and didn't have prepared, definitive answers to the obvious concerns. There was a lot of "I (don't) think...." "I haven't heard...". If Asura himself came and gave straight answers instead of Darkrasp having to guess it probably would have gone a long way to assuring the community, but he doesn't seem to care and I think that's reflected in people's reactions. If he doesn't care now what's to say he or Crogge or anyone else will fight to keep Crestfall's characteristics like commitment to quality, strong anti-botting and gold selling, VPN bans, etc intact when Elysium inevitably tries to persuade or force changes? I believe Asura is scaling back his involvement heavily, but I can only hope this ownership stuff is just for show to give some legal protection. If not, then the people who are all sunshine and roses are the naive ones.
  6. So, if I understand you correctly, basically you want Asura to give you a ride.
  7. This is definitely concerning and not particularly surprising. Obviously we'll have to wait for more info and hopefully an official response. Regardless of how much truth there is to these claims it's bad in that its mere existence will probably make Asura and co. more paranoid. Looks like Felmyst might move from a casual backup to my new WoW home.
  8. I'll probably play casually to scratch the WoW itch since I don't expect CF until December. And then I'll have a backup in case CF gets delayed more or (please no!) cancelled.
  9. I actually liked phasing, at least in WotLK. Sure, it sometimes made it hard to group with friends, but seeing the world change made it worth it. I remember resubbing one time and leveling through Redridge. I thought maybe they had patched the bridge to be more repaired than it originally was and show some progression in the world. I was wrong and kind of disappointed about it. For sure it requires a balance between storytelling and grouping though.
  10. Thanks for your input. That is something to consider. And if all you do is sell mats, there's no need to actually level enchanting bypassing its great cost. Of course alts can be used to DE BoE's so then you have to weigh the benefit of DEing BoP's (ex. valuable large brilliant shards) vs. another profession.
  11. There doesn't seem to be a good forum for professions so I'll throw this here. I'm planning on playing a warlock and going tailoring + herbalism/mining. Tailoring for leveling gear to wear and sell and eventually bloodvine bonuses, plus a gathering prof just to make gold. I considered enchanting, but from my memory and my experience on Nostalrius it's not that useful in vanilla. It seems to be more of a gold sink than a gold maker unless you're one of the first handful to get a rare recipe. And there's no personal benefits like BoP items in other professions as long as you can find an enchanter who has the recipes you need in your guild or in trade. TBC gives you ring enchants, but I don't know if that's worthwhile. People who like enchanting and plan to level it, why do you like it?
  12. Pretty much confirms what I've suspected by reading between the lines: release probably won't happen until Nov/Dec 2017 if it's not pushed to early 2018. Still, it sounds like most of the nitty-gritty core work is nearly done which means more people can get involved by contributing to things like scripting and such (if I understand this development stuff properly). Having the open beta not at 1x is a good move I think. I certainly wasn't planning on participating since my memory for how things should be isn't good, but if the exp rate can be boosted I might tool around and try things out, maybe catch something obvious. If other people like me feel the same it should help by getting more eyes open for potential issues.
  13. The quality of world chat depends heavily on population. On small servers like Primal or Vengeance, it's almost always polite and helpful. On Nost PvE before the server grew to 3-4k peaks it was less than 50% trolls, probably even lower if I remember right. It also helps that PvE servers tend to have less trolls in general. I would be in favor of some type of moderation (what exactly could be discussed), but it seems silly to not have world chat at all. If you don't like it, just turn it off and use city channels instead.
  14. Agreed. I like world chat even if it can get spammy. I think it can really build a sense of community when people are being helpful. More importantly, I think it really facilitates more world interaction. If there's good world pvp going on like Tarren Mill vs. Southshore you can go join in even if you're in some random zone. Or, instead of sitting in a city twiddling your thumbs on your 60 main you can be on your alt, populating lower level zones and not have to worry about missing a dungeon group for your last pre-raid BiS.
  15. I've played both Alliance to 80 and Horde to 60, but will be rolling Alliance on Crestfall because it just feels more natural and gives me more nostalgia. I participated in Blizzard's first stress test as a NE druid and a human pally was my first retail character. In general, I would guess Alliance is favored on PvE servers because of the models as mentioned. Also, I feel early Alliance zones are more diverse and typical fantasy-feeling vs. say the huge, bland Barrens. And I believe Blizzard worked on Alliance zones and quests first (Westfall, definitely, was one of the first) so perhaps it gave more opportunity for iteration and polish. Personally, I think the music is way better too: