This is absolutely fantastic. Having the leaders for the races on the Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms screens makes good sense. Outlands is good, since Illidan is canonically dead as of Cataclysm, and the Northrend screen is good for the same reason. An excellent update that reflects the world as it is in Cataclysm, not as it was before we killed Illidan and Arthas.
Imo switch out Akama and Maiev for A'dal and Khadgar. Or the leader of the Scryers and Aldor. Outlands is not really about Alliance and Horde against each other, but rather everyone against Illidan. In addition, Shattrath is a HUGE part of Outlands, imo.
Bolvar just woke up and realised what he has done, now he is all like"FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.........."
EK: Looks very nice .The light from the continent is shining upon their backsKalimdor: Not as great as EK but Velen , Tyranda and Garrosh look kewlOutland: Agree with prev posts that Blizz should include A'dal to lighten up the whole aspectNorthrend: I think it would be better to put Bolvar with that sandwich in his hands...
Please tell me you guys noticed that all the leaders of the horde and alliance are shown for the first two loading screens, except Thrall.....
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO NORTHREND NOW THAT THE CATACLYSM IS HAPPENING THERE HAS TO BE SOME CHANGES TO THE LAND I WOULD THINKWE WANT TO SEE IT AND SOON I HOPE
Wow, Caps off please. And Outland and Northrend aren't changing. I think they are mostly "stuck in time" between Vanilla and Cataclysm. Outland is obvious, and Northrend is mostly because the Lich King is central to its lore. If they updated Northrend for the Cataclysm, they'd have to acknowledge Arthas' defeat, then re do all the lore for the zones, which would unnecessarily delay Cata's launch.
They will *have* to do some minor tweaks on some quests though, because right now there are for instance quests that ask you to go pay Thrall a visit in Orgrimmar...
I love how Garrosh looks a hell of a lot more intelligent, I guess Blizzard is still good at making loading screen characters look completely unlike their actual counterparts.
Am I the only one that likes the Northrend screen? It looks very emotive to me, as if Bolvar is in some kind of horrible pain in his struggle, be it physical or mental.
Yeah and it shows the major point of the continent, I mean there is probably like 3 quests total not TOTALLY DIRECTED at the lich king. It completely represents the continent, which is what I think a loading screen should do. I think there should be faction neutral characters on all the screens, we know who our leaders are, and new players will figure it out sooner or later, but Garrosh of Tyrande DO NOT represent a whole continent. To that effect, I think landmarks would do a much better job. I'd suggest a picture of Hyjal and a picture of Blackrock Mountain as those 2 landmarks effect the largest ammount of zones, but they don't represent the whole continent.They could always have multiple landscapes on the loading screens, ie: Tanaris/Silithus/Uldum/other desert stuff and Hyjal for Kalimdor; Blackrock Volcano thing and probably plaguelands? for EK.The loading screens PROBABLY won't get changed though, as it doesn't really impact much of the game.Captcha: Fillook Myself. I think its mad at me.
loving the new Kalimdor and Eastern kingdoms screens. my only beef with the kalimdor one is that's not the golbin leader, and it just seems pasted in there like a poor photoshop idea."Also, which other old-world loading screens still deserve some love?"I just went and got classic dungeon master on my rogue, and i can say that each dungeon needs the loading art redone. deadmines pixelated loading screen makes me laugh. Also there are tons of small spots that are in desperate need of a map; dire maul (not in the dungeon, but dungeon maps should be added anyway), the caves leading to marudon, sunken temple. you know, bunch of these spots that you want a map for but don't have.Just redraw the old outland one to revive it. idk who either of those are in the outland one.Finally, bandwagon lulz at Bolvar.oh also fix the eots loading screen. it just feels drawn poorly compared to the others.