Speculation on the "New Gear"

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    WB Gamer
    The new helmet/mask (whatever you wanna call it ) is a Nazgul Sister mask!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/shadowofwargame/status/1011349122887049217/photo/1

    And as pointed out, it comes with the ability to use their chain weapons!
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    WB Gamer

    When I said "useless" I was referring to the fact that they don't actually improve the character's capabilities at all.  Purely cosmetic.  Also, while I don't hate skins, I do get annoyed hearing one character's voice and seeing a completely different character.  It's just weird.

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    WB Gamer
    I’m pretty much 99% sure that someone had asked Jared “what about after July?” And his response was pretty much “Nothing really, maybe a few bug fixes and such” something along those lines, either way like I said, I’m pretty sure this is the last real update for the game. Believe me I wish they would at least update it up till like October or something so we could say they updated it for a whole year but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    I’m not being selfish, I said just as many people asked for them to include the option to revert back to The Bright Lord as they did any nazgul things. I just don’t think it’s fair that they went down the nazgul route and we may, potentially, not ever get the option to go back to the way things were now. That may sound selfish but I’m not just speaking for myself here. What will really baffle me is if we don’t get a alive celebrimbor as a skin if we don’t get to get him back as the wraith, one or the other I’ll be satisfied I suppose but I do want to use elven rage in act 4 like really badly. Though this issue wouldn’t exist if we could keep a second save file and stay in act 2 with celebrimbor and another to use Dark Talion, but alas. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure we’ll all enjoy anything new the give us to play with, elemental beasts and such but dang, I thought they’d add the option to like “revert the world back to before act 3” alongside one of the dlcs but here we are.
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    WB Gamer

    First of all, this looks cool as hell. Really excited. But I really hope there is a Nazgûl skin as well. The reason I wanted a Nazgûl skin in the first place is because their in-game model looks so cool, with the body-concealing black robes, their slight transparency and their facelessness.

     

    So if the only Nazgûl content are some masks, I'll be slightly disappointed, but I'll live. For comparision, it's like if a Celebrimbor skin still used Talion's wraith form and dialogue instead of his own. Sure it's what I asked for, but it's not really what I asked for.

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    WB Gamer

    I think what people will have to keep in mind is not everyone is going to get everything they want out of this update but they are going to try and please as many people as they can, even if it's not quite in the way you maybe want or expect.

     

    Look as it this way this update didn't have to happen and because it's free they are basically giving content away, they didn't have to do anything at all, they could have removed the market and done some streamlining and that would have been it but they are adding skill, skins, gear and maybe some other bits as well, the masks in particular from what I've been told about them sound very interesting, so while you might end up disappointed on some aspects there is sure to be something in this that you'll like.

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    WB Gamer

    Stranger is as wise as Gandalf, well said.

     

     

     

    Ok, thanks for the explanation, so this is it in terms of any kind of new content, well, it's totally fine, I welcome everything they add to the game.

    The masks and the chains skill look badass, I'm sure I'll like what they add.

    I would totally have bought any new paid dlc, but no problem, I respect the devs.

     

    We will know more about what will be added witihn the next weeks, so, patience. :)

     

    Anyway this update seems big and full of cool stuff.

     

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    WB Gamer
    With respect: Free =/= Quality. So far I like what I see. But just because it is free does not mean it’s good.

    On topic: I’ve been to Facebook and Twitter and I’m noticing they’re saying not to jump to conclusions just because Nazgul gear is being teased.
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    WB Gamer

     Oh I totally agree, that is why I prefer paid dlc's.

     

    Not to jump to conclusions? so, those masks won't be added or what? Jared said the masks will be added. 

     

    I saw that they removed the new image about the Nazgul chains skill on twitter last night.

     

    I wonder if we can equip the Nazgul masks and use the chains skills in Baranor and Eltariel skins

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    WB Gamer

    Darn it I missed seeing the second nazgul picture :( and why did they add it in the first place if they didn't wanna show it? it makes no sense to me.

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    WB Gamer
    I meant that just because the masks are being teased doesn’t mean those are all we are getting. Someone asked about a Celebrimbor not being added because of the Nazgul gear.

    Jared replied along the lines that more is coming...
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    WB Gamer
    Celebrimbor skin confirmed: https://twitter.com/shadowofwargame/status/1011710445546160129
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    WB Gamer

    Yes! I was just going to post this as well after seeing it. How much you want to bet that his skin comes with the ability to use "elven rage" again. I think there is a strong likelihood of it. 

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    WB Gamer
    Something tells me it won't.
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    WB Gamer

    In the link, the dev confiirmed that Talion gets his Celebrimbor (blue wraith) when using the skin. Therefore, his "Nazgul" ultimate ability will likely be replaced with elven rage again while using this skin, as not doing so would require re-animating the Celebrimbor wraith form to use the Nazgul ultimate ability.

     

    I doubt they would do that, as the assets are alrady in the game to simply switch the ultimates. Obviously, this is all speculation on my part, but the dev comfirming that we get the blue, bright lord wraith form back when using this skin gives me hope.    

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    WB Gamer

    A new skin after all.  Looks like many people spoke too soon.  And why is there a picture of Gollum on my profile?

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    WB Gamer

    Cool! we can play as the lord of the rings!

    I hope they add a cloak without hood for Eltariel too.

     

     

    what other skins could be added? what do you guys think?

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    WB Gamer

    Maybe shadow of mordor outfits? that wouldn't be too difficult cause all they would need is the armor models attached to new version of talion.

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    WB Gamer

    To be honest i just want normal talion with celebrimbor back, if we have that and all tha was announced already i will be more than happy.

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    WB Gamer

    The announcement still says "skins", so Celebrimbor can't be the only one.

     

    I remember that one of the devs (Jared?) said that the skins from Mordor would require to be re-rigged to allow all the animations. The animations may look same on the surface, but are different enough the old skins wouldn't work without upgrading. He also said that they would be added if people really want them, so anything may go.

     

    Also, their twitter responded to me that there is not a Nazgûl skin, only the gear. That's a bit disappointing, but I'll live, especially if the new stuff is good.

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    WB Gamer

    Everything that has been said in both the announcements and the last stream has said skins plural so I very much doubt Celebrimbor is it, there should be at least one more.

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    WB Gamer

    Isildur's mask:

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    WB Gamer
    Hey, look at me, I can post pictures now. YIPPEEE!
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    WB Gamer

    Suladan's mask:

    Suladan.jpg

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