While visiting Orgrimmar with a pre-made character, I was greeted automatically with the summon quest asking you to visit the shaman standing next to the Cataclysm portals in the back of Orgrimmar. He asks you to look into the water jar to witness a vision of Thrall in the Maelstrom. An in-game cinematic plays. All of this is normal since the Cataclysm expansion launched. However, I noticed something new particular to PTR 4.1.
After grabbing the quest “Into the Maelstrom“, and entering the portal to the Maelstrom, I noticed the loading screen now shows a custom artwork of the Maelstrom. Immediately, I checked up live servers and the loading screen shown is still the default Gryphon rider artwork. I don’t remember well if there was voice over before, but now Aggra has voice over while riding players down the Maelstrom into Deepholm. The video below shows this.
Nice artwork !
Anyway, for the voice over, they were here before, and I don’t think I could have forget them since at the launch of the expansion when player were zoning into deepholme and you were unfortunately waiting at the Stonecore’s meeting stone, you had to bear the infinite agrga’s dialogue who was saying the same sentence in loop each time someone arrived in the griphon, I had the shut down the sound voice lol because that was turning me crazy
Yeah, the voice over has been there. It was etched into my brain the first couple weeks or so in Cataclysm because it was ALL you would hear at Stone Core.